Advertisements


Return to normal life still far off for Japan rain victims

Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News9 min. ago Related News

Oscar-winning artist Tsuji brings his hyperrealist sculptures to Tokyo

TOKYO -- Kazuhiro Tsuji, who won the Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling for "Darkest Hour" in March, is currently displaying his prowess in his homeland of Japan --- this time as a hyperrealist sculptor. Two of his works, three-dimensional portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol that are both double life-size, are on show at an ongoing exhibition in Tokyo. The event, Entertainment Art Exhibition 2018, will last until Wednesday at the O Art Museum in Shinagawa Ward. After working 25 years as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood, Tsuji shifted focus in 2012 to fine art sculpture. His works are made with resin, platinum silicone and many other materials. Th...Keep on reading: Oscar-winning artist Tsuji brings his hyperrealist sculptures to Tokyo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France

The largest celebration of Japanese culture ever to take place outside the country starts this weekend in France. The eight-month-long festival "Japonismes 2018" features everything from prehistoric art to what the organizers bill as the first virtual reality concert staged in Europe. "It's the largest extravaganza of its kind ever held outside Japan," its director Korehito Masuda told AFP. Paris' most famous sites will become windows to Japanese culture during the festival. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the colours of the Japanese flag for the first time in September, while artist Kohei Nawa has installed a monumental hanging gold throne in the pyramid of the...Keep on reading: Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Solon warns vs floods days before Japan deluge

A HOUSE leader has asked the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to get its act together and hasten the bidding as well as implementation of flood control projects. Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, who chairs the House committee on Metro Manila development, said the swift action on the bidding….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News19 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Metro shake drill to be spontaneous

By Nelson S. Badilla The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday called on the public to participate in next week’s shake drill to enhance earthquake preparedness “that is not staged or scripted.” MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia, said the fourth shake drill will be different as, unlike in the past shake drills, there will be […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News21 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

MMDA urges public to join surprise metro-wide quake drill next week

Marikina City jail inmates duck, cover and hold during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill, April 21, 2016.INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (M.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

EU anti-Trump trade show to China, Japan

EU anti-Trump trade show to China, Japan Source link link: EU anti-Trump trade show to China, Japan.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war. The trip by EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker includes the signing of a free [...] The post EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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

Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch

A Japanese worker successfully fended off a bear attack by landing a well-placed punch to its nose. The 44-year-old employee at the Kamisukisawa Apple Orchard in the city of Hirosaki, Japan, was surprised when he had a bear encounter in the afternoon of July 11, according to a report by Livedoor News via SoraNews24. The unidentified man had been working as usual when two bear cubs suddenly appeared out of a bush. At first he couldn't believe what he was seeing, until a larger bear, presumably the mother as is most often the case, came out after the cubs. The employee estimated the bear to be around one meter in length. Before he could do anything else, the bear began to char...Keep on reading: Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake CHECKLIST: What should barangays prepare for an earthquake MANILA, Philippines – If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario? ( READ: How to prepare when disaster and emergency strike ) Once the West Valley Fault moves, various areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces are expected to be greatly damaged. The fault moves roughly every 400 ........»»

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

The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men s finals could overlap

By Howard Fendrich and Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on," he quipped. "They'll hear every point, 'Wow, love-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon." "That's how important Wimbledon is to me," the eight-time champion said, before he was eliminated in the quarterfinals this week, "and to us over here." What's a viewer to choose this Sunday? The Wimbledon final between the man who beat Federer, Kevin Anderson, and Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic could be only about halfway done in London when the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicks off in Moscow. This year's soccer final starts at 11 a.m. EDT, an unusual time: nine of the 10 World Cup finals from 1978 through 2014 started in the 2-3:30 p.m. EDT range. The exception was the 2002 finale in Japan, which began at 7 a.m. EDT. "I'm sure the change they made was to maximize their audience worldwide, considering the time in China, Japan, Russia, all the other major countries," said former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson, now an industry consultant. The soccer game begins at 6 p.m. local time at Luzhniki Stadium, which is 5 p.m. in Paris and Zagreb. The shift appears aimed at soccer's ever-increasing Asian audience, with the start time at 11 p.m. in Tokyo and midnight in Beijing. Four of FIFA's 11 top-level partners and sponsors are Chinese companies. "The kickoff times for the FIFA World Cup were set in cooperation with a range of stakeholders and taking into account a number of aspects such as the global broadcast market and feasibility for the fans — both in terms of attending the matches and reaching a wide TV audience," soccer's governing body said in an email to The Associated Press. In the U.S., the soccer is on Fox and the tennis on ESPN. In Britain, the soccer is on both BBC1 and ITV, and the tennis on BBC1. Tennis would switch to BBC2 if the finals overlap. "In due respect to the All England Club, the finals of Wimbledon is a blip on the radar when you're talking about the World Cup final," Pilson said. "It's unfortunate, and it does hurt in the United States, where tennis has a significant audience." Dates for the World Cup final have ranged from June 10 to July 30, and each has been on a Sunday except for the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930, played on a Wednesday, and the 1966 tournament in England, which finished on a Saturday at Wembley. The Wimbledon's men's singles final was scheduled for a Saturday through 1981. The World Cup final has twice been the same day as the men's singles final, on July 8, 1990, in Rome, and on July 9, 2006, in Berlin. Those soccer matches started at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT), about two hours after the tennis ended: Stefan Edberg's 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 win over Boris Becker in 1990, and Federer's 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 win over Nadal in 2006. The roots of this year's conflict go back six years. The All England Club announced in July 2012 that it would increase the time between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon from two weeks to three starting in 2015, allowing players extra time to adjust to the switch from clay courts to grass. FIFA's executive council announced World Cup kickoff times in December 2015. Wimbledon never had any intent to alter the start time of its final, traditionally about 2:10 p.m. local (9:10 a.m. EDT). Its large-screen videoboard on Henman Hill will remain tuned to tennis. Pressure for a shift would have increased had England beaten Croatia and advanced to its first final since winning the World Cup in 1966. "We're very comfortable with the long-term view that we take," said Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club. "We're not driven by short-term decisions, whether it be TV ratings or sponsorship. Wimbledon takes a long-term view. (The World Cup) is for this year. It's a one-year happening. And for the future, we'll still be at 2 o'clock on the Sunday. Nothing changes, from our point of view." ___ Fendrich reported from London......»»

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

Pinoy Vic Saludar becomes WBO Minimumweight World Champion

The Philippines gained another world champion in boxing, as Cotabato-born 'Vicious' Vic Saludar outpointed hometown bet Ryuya Yamanaka to in Kobe, Japan, Friday evening to become the new WBO Minimumweight World Champion. Saludar bucked a slow start to control the pace of the fight after the second round. The Pinoy iced the victory in the seventh round after dropping the champion with a solid straight right.  After 12 rounds of action, the judges saw the fight in favor of Saludar, 116-111, 117-110, 115-112.  Saludar, a veteran of the Pinoy Pride boxing series, improves his career record to 18 wins and 3 losses.  The 23-year old makes good on his second attempt at world championship gold after losing his WBO Minimumweight World Championship bid against Kosei Tanaka back in 2015. .....»»

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

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vic Saludar won’t let the crown slip away this time. The Filipino knocked down Japanese champion Ryuya Yamanaka in the seventh round Friday night, July 13, and went on to clinch the World Boxing Organization minimum weight title by unanimous decision at the Central Gym in Kobe, Japan. His ........»»

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

OCD 7: Central Visayas ready for disasters

CEBU CITY, July 4 (PIA) --- Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Central Visayas assures its residents that Central Visayas is prepared in case natural disasters like typhoon and earthquake hit the regio.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Davao City LGU sympathizes with Japan over flooding

DAVAO CITY, July 11 (PIA)-The Davao City Mayor and the City Council offered their sympathies to Japan after heavy rains claimed more than a hundred lives with dozens missing. Davao City Mayor Sara Du.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Magnitude 3.3 quake hits Antique — Phivolcs

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit Antique on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake was recorded 8 kilometers (km) northeast of Libertad at 9:47 a.m. It had a depth of 1 km and was tectonic in origin. Intensity 4 was reported in Nabas, Aklan while intensity 3 was felt in Ibajay [...] The post Magnitude 3.3 quake hits Antique — Phivolcs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

OCD 7: Central Visayas Ready for Disasters

Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Central Visayas assures its residents that Central Visayas is prepared in case natural disasters like typhoon and earthquake hit the region. During the Association of Government Information Officers’ (AGIO) Forum last July 3, OCD 7 Regional Director Concepcion Ornopia discussed the importance of the observance of the National Disaster […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday, July 13, with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides , as the government pledged more aid. The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers ........»»

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

OCD 7: Central Visayas ready for disasters

CEBU CITY, July 4 (PIA) --- Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Central Visayas assures its residents that Central Visayas is prepared in case natural disasters like typhoon and earthquake hit the regio.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles

The Philippine women's national volleyball team will hold a training camp in Japan in August to better their chances of coming up with a competitive stint in the 2018 Asian Games. The Japan stint is expected to provide the team a better preparation for the squad, which has been the target of critics questioning its inclusion to the quadrennial event. The Nationals are getting exposure via the Philippine Superliga, which accepted the squad as a guest team in the ongoing invitational conference. The team thwarted Smart-Army, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down 11-16 in the third set, the Nationals unleashed a blistering 14-1 surge to se...Keep on reading: Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News