Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

WASHINGTON DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday, February 19, for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court. Nikolas Cruz, charged with killing 17 people, sat silently with ........»»

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Mayon evacuee electrocuted

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — A Mayon evacuee was electrocuted after she and her brother sneaked into the danger zone in Ligao City, Albay on Sunday morning......»»

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Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

  JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.   There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.   The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four centuries before exploding in 2010, killing two people. Another eruption in 2014 killed 16 people, while seven died in a 2016 eruption.   Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said hot ash clouds traveled as far as 4,900 meters southw...Keep on reading: Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column.....»»

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SSS offers calamity loan assistance to Mayon-affected members, pensioners

SSS offers calamity loan assistance to Mayon-affected members, pensioners.....»»

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6K evacuees decamp sans APSEMO orders

LEGAZPI City -- Some 1,600 families or about 6,285 evacuees at the Albay Central School, Bagumbayan Central School and Bitano Central School, here, have decamped on their own reportedly without orders from the Albay PDRRMO or the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office (APSEMO) as Mayon Volcano’s eruption starts….....»»

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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 ........»»

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Tabang kan gobyerno nasyonal, NGOs sa mga Mayon evacuees, labi P250-M na

Tabang kan gobyerno nasyonal, NGOs sa mga Mayon evacuees, labi P250-M na.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 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

Lava flow seen to breach Mayon danger zone

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Lava and pyroclastic materials emitted by Mayon Volcano have flowed near the boundary of the six-kilometer permanent danger zone.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: 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 […].....»»

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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.....»»

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PSCO hands over P30-M in cash assistance for Mayon evacuees

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Albay turned over on Wednesday P30 million in cash assistance to the local government units affected by continuing unrest of Mayon Volcano. The cash assistance was released by Nelly Loyola, manager of PCSO Albay, following a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing on Tuesday between the PCSO and the Albay provincial government and the mayors of affected towns and cities. The towns are Malilipot, Bacacay, Santo Domingo, Daraga, Camalig, and Guinobatan. And the cities are Tabaco, Ligao, and Legazpi. Mayon crisis manager Francis Tolentino, who witnessed the signing, said that under the agreement, the fund would ...Keep on reading: PSCO hands over P30-M in cash assistance for Mayon evacuees.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 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»»

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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 ........»»

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Rody wants Mayon-displaced students to graduate on time

Presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Tolentino yesterday told local officials and personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) here to do everything at their disposal in order for the Mayon eruption-displaced students to graduate on time, without “mass promotion,” as a tall order from President Duterte......»»

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

Government allocates P404 million to cover 3-month stay of Mayon evacuees

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s emissary lawyer, Francis Tolentino, said the government allotted P404 million to support the needs of Mayon evacuees for a 100-day stay in various evacuation shelters here. Tolentino said of the P404 million budget, at least P105 million is already with the provincial government ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

Tropical Storm BASYANG Update

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #11 FOR: Tropical Storm #BasyangPH Tropical Cyclone: WARNING ISSUED AT:05:00 AM, 13 February 2018 #BasyangPh CONTINUES ITS THREAT OVER CARAGA REGION. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and […].....»»

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Japanese speed skater vows to clear name in first 2018 Olympics drug case

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (3rd UPDATE) – Japanese short-track speed skater Kei Saito vowed to clear his name on Tuesday, February 13, after testing positive for a banned substance in the first doping case to hit the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 21-year-old is the first Japanese to test positive at a Winter ........»»

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Davao City Council declares Trillanes persona non grata

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Davao City Council has declared opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  “persona non grata” after the lawmaker called President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown as the most dangerous city in the Philippines. The council approved the resolution filed by Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag on ........»»

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