66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

TEHRAN, Iran (4th UPDATE) – All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday, February 18 after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.  Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (0430 GMT) for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

STORM BASYANG | Tandag Bishop calls for probe of calamitous Caraga flooding

The Bishop of Tandag, Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA on Sunday released a statement to news outlets calling for a multilateral investigation into the disastrous flooding in Caraga Region during the recent passage of Tropical Storm Basyang. The storm that hit Surigao del Sur on February 13 brought “untold suffering among the […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 17th, 2018Related News

National Artist Napoleon Abueva dies

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva died on Friday, February 16. He was 88. Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado announced Abueva's death in a Facebook post, shortly after the Abueva family confirmed the news to media. "It ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2018Related News

Low pressure area triggers floods in Palawan

PALAWAN, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) which was formerly Tropical Depression Basyang (Sanba) caused flooding in Palawan on Thursday, February 15, forcing 35 families or 144 individuals to flee their homes. The Narra Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in southern Palawan began evacuating the residents ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

‘Basyang’-Affected Families Now at 37k

The number of families affected by Tropical Depression Basyang has now climbed to 37,138 or 152,025 persons residing in 387 barangays in 15 provinces in western, central and eastern Visayas, and Caraga, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its Thursday update. Ricardo Jalad, NDRRMC executive director, said 10,307 families or […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Google likely ‘borrowing’ iPhone X notch with upcoming Android update

MANILA, Philippines - Mark Gurman from Bloomberg Technology says that sources familiar with Google’s plans are calling the next major Android update Android P, short for Pistachio Ice Cream. The update which is due out later this year, sees Google overhauling its Android operating system with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Rains trigger lahar flow from Mayon

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Lahar from Mayon Volcano flowed in the Anoling river channel in Daraga, Albay due to rains spawned by Tropical Storm Basyang, an.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News


SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (formerly Tropical Depression “BASYANG”) was estimated based fom all available data at 240 km South Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (7.8N, 119.6E). Tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. FORECAST: Palawan will have cloudy skies […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Tropical Depression Basyang weakens into low pressure area

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Basyang (Sanba) weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) on Wednesday afternoon, February 14. In a bulletin issued past 5 pm on Wednesday, PAGASA said the LPA ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Mud, debris fill Surigao del Sur streets after Basyang onslaught

MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Surigao del Sur are calling for immediate help after Tropical Storm Basyang (Sanba) hit the province on Tuesday, February 13.  Four people were killed  as the tropical storm unleashed heavy rain and triggered deadly landslides, authorities confirmed. Social media users posted pictures showing the damage caused by Tropical ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

& apos;Basyang& apos; weakens into low pressure area – Pagasa -

'Basyang' weakens into low pressure area – Pagasa -»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

14 dead from Basyang

14 dead from Basyang.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo-approved boot draws inspiration from nature in latest update

No matter how innovative a pair of football boots may be, if the fit isn’t right, if the foot slides even the slightest inside the boot, speed can be compromised.  For this reason, a natural, form-fitting body became the focal point in designing the new Mercurial, leading to its game-changing 360 construction made possible through a new advancement in Nike Flyknit technology. The Mercurial Superfly 360 and Mercurial Vapor 360 wrap the entire foot in Nike Flyknit, which aims to help make unwanted movement inside a football boot a thing of the past. “This new innovation hugs the foot and eliminates the gaps between the foot and the soleplate. In fact, it eliminates the soleplate altogether,” explains Max Blau, VP of Nike Football Footwear. Without a soleplate, the sockliner interlocks with a new internal chassis that is tuned for maximum responsiveness.  The chassis is individually tuned per size via computational programming. “With previous Mercurials, we based everything on a size 9. But with Mercurial 360, we can deliver properly proportioned fit at every size,” explains Jeongwoo Lee, Nike Football Senior Design Director.  “Each size has a unique chassis designed to align with the expected bone structure," he adds. Meanwhile, the traction is provided by precisely placed studs in the forefoot and heel. The design team drew inspiration from agile cheetahs and focused on traction at speed, leading to the minimalist approach akin to a cheetah's paw in stride. “The aggressive forefoot is built for acceleration in any direction while the heel studs help the player stop on a dime,” notes Lee. The reimagined underfoot of the boot is more than just visually stunning, however. “This boot is less like a hoof, more like a claw,” explains Blau. “The feedback we get from players is that there is a sensation that the boot just disappears in the way it syncs with the foot.” “My first reaction when I saw the new Mercurial was...the best boots ever! They fit straight away. The material, the design, the new technology, it’s amazing,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. For its 20th anniversary, the Mercurial adopts a clean aesthetic with a small forefoot Swoosh and a bold “M” on the heel.  “Mercurial players tend to be very fast, so that “M” is the last thing defenders will see when a Mercurial player blows by them,” says Lee. A Dynamic Fit Collar takes on a lower cuff, similar to the modified version Ronaldo has preferred in recent seasons.  Both the Superfly and Vapor versions of Mercurial 360 feature a soft, one-piece internal lining, part of the effort to reduce the number of boot components. “Mercurial is best when it’s minimal and streamlined,” says Lee. Mercurial Superfly 360 and Mercurial Vapor 360 will debut on pitch this weekend and will be available February 14 on»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Trump lawyer says he paid $130,000 to porn star linked to president

WASHINGTON DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer told the New York Times Tuesday, February 13, he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump. The long-time Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, said he was not ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Palawan towns alerted for heavy rains, landslide due to & apos;Basyang& apos; -

Palawan towns alerted for heavy rains, landslide due to 'Basyang' -»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Nearly 300 passengers stranded by ‘Basyang’

A TOTAL of 288 passengers were stranded in Iloilo ports following the suspension of fast craft trips from Iloilo to Bacolod and vice versa due to tropical depression ‘Basyang.’ The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) suspended the trips after Western Visayas was placed under Signal No. 1 evening of Feb 12, 2018. PCG-Iloilo Commander Lieutenant Rodolfo […] The post Nearly 300 passengers stranded by ‘Basyang’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Tropical Storm Basyan to hit Mindanao Tuesday

Signal number 2 has been raised in more areas in Mindanao as Tropical Storm Basyang maintains its strength and speed......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News


(Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 14 February 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, Tropical Depression “BASYANG” was estimated based fom all available data at 175 kmWest Southwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental(8.9N,121.8E) with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

TD Basyang moves towards S.Palawan

TD Basyang moves towards S.Palawan.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: GossipFeb 14th, 2018Related News

‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa

AFTER hitting land twice on Tuesday, Tropical Depression “Basyang” (Sanba) is expected to make a third landfall over Southern Palawan this Wednesday night, according to the state-run weather bureau. “Posibleng magkaroon ng ikatlong landfall itong bagyo mamayang gabi sa may Southern Palawan,” weather specialist Obet Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration [...] The post ‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Feb 14th, 2018Related News