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Typhoon Tisoy forces over 225,000 people to evacuate

Around 225,768 individuals from Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon and Mimaropa were pre-emptively evacuated......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 3rd, 2019

EDITORIAL - Second most vulnerable

Typhoon Tisoy left 17 people dead and destroyed over P800 million worth of crops as it roared across Luzon this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2019

Thousands flee & lsquo;Tisoy& rsquo; fury; some events on hold

Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in evacuation centers as Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name: Kammuri) barreled towards the Philippines, threatening plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Typhoon Tisoy pounds Philippines, forces NAIA closure

Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) on Tuesday lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

& lsquo;Tisoy& rsquo; cancels several events

The Philippines has begun evacuating thousands of people, local officials said Sunday, as a powerful typhoon rumbling in from the Pacific forced Southeast Asian Games organizers to cancel or reschedule some events......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Typhoon ‘Lekima’ death toll in east China rises to 30

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) – The death toll from typhoon “Lekima” (typhoon “Hanna” in  the Philippines)  rose to 30 in eastern China, local authorities said yesterday, as rescue teams worked to find more than a dozen missing after the storm triggered a landslide and forced more than a million people to evacuate. The monster storm arrived […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Typhoon Lekima death toll in east China rises to 28

BEIJING, China – The death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 28 in eastern China, said local authorities on Sunday, August 11, as rescue teams worked to locate the missing after the storm triggered a landslide and forced more than a million people to evacuate. The monster storm arrived in Wenling ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Northern California wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate

A wildfire destroyed at least 10 homes and forced some 4,000 of people to flee their homes as flames jumped a road and moved into a Northern California town located miles away from a devastating wildfire nearly a year ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 15th, 2016

LeBron James, Anthony Davis bring new Heat to L.A.

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The relationship they formed, nurtured and maximized to the championship fullest was captured in all its glory nine years ago this month on a sensational play that took maybe six seconds. Dwyane Wade grabbed a loose ball and ran up court, leading a rather routine fast break and then, chemistry happened. He gently tossed a short, no-look bounce pass that for a microsecond went to a ghost, at least until LeBron James, trailing the play in full sprint, appeared and scooped the ball. Wade didn’t see LeBron behind him … he just knew. LeBron didn’t call for the ball … he just knew. As LeBron elevated and cupped the ball for a tomahawk dunk, Wade kept running forward and spread his arms before the crowd, as if to say: This is how we do it. That finish was immortalized by an Associated Press photographer seated underneath the rim named Morry Gash. The image instantly went viral, causing witnesses to gasp at the image’s snarky, arrogant and amazing glory. Mostly, though, that sequence symbolized the blossoming bond between LeBron and Wade early in their time together with the Miami Heat. 9 years ago today. #L3GENDARY pic.twitter.com/Yc7iQDezlM — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 6, 2019 And, it suggests what’s currently percolating in Los Angeles with the Lakers. LeBron has a new basketball boo, and the process with Anthony Davis is starting to look strikingly familiar. Theirs is an already devastating combo that has the Lakers scorching through the early NBA season with the best record in the West. ‘Bron and The Brow are both entertaining and effective, a combination that certainly works in L.A. (which expects both). This is more of the peanut butter-and-jelly variety than fingernail meets blackboard in terms of two forces blending in beautifully. They share the same ideas about how to play the game as one, when to defer (and when take over) and why there’s no need for ego or one-upmanship. It’s a tag-team, your-turn-my-turn type of existence, sprinkled with an ability to recognize each other’s tendencies. Oh, and it helps that they like each other as people. Longtime Laker witnesses might feel the urge to compare this to Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, but a more apt linkage is LeBron and Wade, whose on-court kinship spilled over into their personal lives, and to this day they still refer to each other as brothers from other mothers. “We had something special,” James said. And now, with Davis? “Everything’s coming along great, maybe even quicker than we thought.” As the Lakers prepare to play Friday in Miami (Saturday, PHL time) -- the site of so many LeBron-Wade connections -- the NBA’s new combo is just getting ramped up. No All-Star duo in the league is generating more wins, sizzle and per-game production than LeBron and Davis, who average a combined 53.6 points, 15.8 rebounds and 14.1 assists per game. They’re durable, too: LeBron has played in every game while Davis has missed only one. Much of this was expected when the Lakers traded for Davis and gave LeBron someone who was arguably his equal in terms of talent. The pairing seemed ideal because Davis is a low-maintenance star who doesn’t always demand the ball and keeps his ego hidden -- necessary tools when one plays in LeBron’s orbit. They also tend to cover each other’s weaknesses. For example, Davis is a superior defender while LeBron, who turns 35 in a few weeks, picks his spots defensively. Davis took the Pelicans to the semifinals once, while LeBron has played in eight of the last nine Finals. One other critical element worth noting is this: LeBron is anxious to grab at least another title here with his third team, which would be unprecedented. Davis is hungry for his first. They share the same quest, then, but approach it from different angles. Given where they are in their careers, there was a hunch they were made for each other. After 25 games, this notion has proven correct. “They hit the ground running right from the start of training camp,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. “Both on and off the basketball court, their chemistry has been seamless.” LeBron seemed determined to make this work after his first season in L.A. lacked a true co-star and was slowed by a groin injury. His basketball relationship with Kyrie Irving in Cleveland took a sharp turn three years ago when Irving demanded a trade, mainly to escape LeBron’s enormity and strike out on his own. LeBron, like almost everyone else, was stunned as to why someone was so willing to bail on an all-time great. That raised this issue: while LeBron is one of the most accommodating superstars in NBA history, other stars in their prime would rather be the lead singer on another team. Davis seems cut from another cloth, however. And besides, when LeBron eventually retires (he has two seasons left on his contract), Davis will become a solo king if he so desires. This process was months in the making as LeBron made a point to align himself with Davis off the court since last summer. He welcomed him into his home, inviting him to events and generally magnetizing himself to Davis, who in turn did the same. This same approach worked for LeBron and Wade in 2010, but back then, LeBron was joining Wade’s team and was careful not to overstep any boundaries. “What I’m seeing here is how much time they spent together away from the court last summer and how that has impacted what’s going on right now,” Vogel said. “Even in film sessions the two are always together. They’re just building that friendship that LeBron and Dwyane had. LeBron has done everything in his power to make sure he’s going out of his way to make Anthony comfortable.” Wade and LeBron became fast friends because their personalities were similar and therefore clicked. Wade admitted that, at times, it was difficult to ride shotgun that first season together. But he respected LeBron’s talents too much to make that an issue. It all worked as they won two championships and made four Finals together. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra recognizes what’s developing in L.A. and says about LeBron: “He’s able to morph into whatever he needs to be to bring out the best from other players. This just fits like a glove with LeBron and AD, the way they work well together. Their skill sets compliment each other.” The Bron-Brow combo is causing defensive hell for teams: Which one gets a double team? Do you put a big player on LeBron and a shorter one on Davis or vice versa? Last Sunday (Monday, PHL time), the two combined for 82 points against the Timberwolves, which came two nights after they dropped 70 on the Blazers. Scoring only tells so much, but the way they compliment each other is nearly perfect. LeBron handles the ball, Davis impacts the rebounding and defense. They can almost sense where the other is without looking. Together, their sneaker prints are all over the floor. “The more time you spend together, if you have the same goals in mind and you have the same drive, then organically it happens,” LeBron said. Much of this is new to Davis, who only got a half-season’s worth of playing time with an All-Star (DeMarcus Cousins) his six seasons with New Orleans. He welcomes the change of synergy because playing next to LeBron ups his championship odds. “I mean, he’s a tremendous teammate, great talent and takes a lot of pressure off not only me, but everyone else,” Davis said. “It’s fun to be on the floor with him.” That’s evident from everyone who has watched this relationship take root and grow. “It’s there, and I think it’s genuine, too, from what I can see,” said former Lakers great and James Worthy, now a TV analyst for the club. “They’ve known each other for a while now, and they have that same drive and vision about the game and how it’s played. I think they know how to monitor each other and the team constructively to where the cohesiveness remains tight.” What’s frightening is the process hasn’t even reached a half-season. The wavelength LeBron and Wade once enjoyed can be matched with Davis, and it’s on pace to be fully maximized by the playoffs. The better it gets for Bron and Brow, the better it is for their supporting cast. “For me and AD, it starts with us,” LeBron said. “If we’re on the same page it makes it easier for the rest of the ball club.” There’s an important duplication taking place in Los Angeles, from LeBron-Wade to LeBron-Davis. The initial results are decisively promising. If this all keeps up, might multiple championships also follow? Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. 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 News7 hr. 24 min. ago

Government rescues 4 sick children from Bakwits

MARAMAG, Bukidnon, Dec. 10 --A team from the local government unit (LGU) of Kitaotao, National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and Philippine National.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Climate change gone awry

We breathe a collective sigh of relief as the country this week can officially say that Typhoon Tisoy has come and gone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

President Duterte hails gov t handling of Tisoy onslaught

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA)-President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday thumbed up the official response to Typhoon "Tisoy" (interrnational name: Kammuri) that devastated Southern Luzon including the Bicol Re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2019

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Angat Dam water level continues to rise

The water elevation of Angat Dam in Bulacan continued to rise days after Typhoon Tisoy left the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Tisoy damage to agriculture hits P2 billion

The value of crops and agricultural products destroyed by Typhoon Tisoy has reached P2.097 billion, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Afraid of bashing, Quiboloy lets & lsquo;Tisoy& rsquo; roil

He could stop earthquakes, but why not a typhoon like “Tisoy”?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

Crop damage in 5 regions breaches P5-billion mark

More than P2 billion worth of crops in five regions were damaged by Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name “Kammuri”)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

DILG Calls for In-Kind Donations to Typhoon Tisoy Victims Thru Project Tabang Bikol

Few days after Typhoon Tisoy unleashed its fury, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is appealing for in-kind donations to typhoon victims in Bicol and other affected areas through the Project Tabang Bikol (Project Help Bicol.) DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that Cebu Pacific and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

DILG appeals for donations-in-kind for Typhoon Tisoy victims

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano (FILE PHOTO)QUEZON CITY, Dec. 6 (PIA)--The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is appealing for donations-in-kind for typhoo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

Quiboloy did not ‘stop’ Typhoon Tisoy because of bashers, critics

MANILA, Philippines — Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Thursday said he chose not to stop Typhoon Tisoy’s wrath after he was criticized and ridiculed for his previous claim that he had ordered the abbreviation of the deadly Mindanao earthquakes recently. “Kasi ‘yung ini-stop ko ‘yung earthquake, nagalit man sila… So […] The post Quiboloy did not ‘stop’ Typhoon Tisoy because of bashers, critics appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

30th SEAG Surfing tourney resumes today

SAN JUAN, La Union, Dec. 5 (PIA) - - After it was suspended on Monday, Dec. 2, because of bad weather brought about by typhoon "Tisoy", the surfing competition of the 30th SEA Games in the beach sh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019