Advertisements


PDRRMO to act as fourth responder in earthquake drill

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) will act as fourth responders in the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) which will be centered in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday, June 20. Rhee Telen Jr. of the Information Section of the PDRRMO said the Capitol will be sending two teams for […] The post PDRRMO to act as fourth responder in earthquake drill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News2 hr. 54 min. ago Related News

Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt

TOKYO: A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. The…READ The post Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News9 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Brazil and Argentina eclipsed at start of Copa America

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Uruguay, Chile and Colombia impressed at the start of the Copa America, eclipsing hosts Brazil and embattled Argentina early in the South American tournament. In the first round of matches, the continent's top powerhouses showed signs of weakness, prompting early doubts about their title chances. Brazil was booed by its own fans after a slow start in the 3-0 win against Bolivia, while Lionel Messi's Argentina was dominated in a 2-0 loss to Colombia. Uruguay and Chile, meanwhile, comfortably won their matches 4-0, over Ecuador and Japan, respectively. Here's a look at how the top teams fared in their opening games in the Copa America in Brazil. TOP PERFORMANCES With Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in form, Uruguay routed Ecuador in Belo Horizonte on Sunday. The first goal, by Nicolas Lodeiro, was one of the best of the tournament, with the midfielder controlling a pass from Suarez with his thigh before lobbing the ball over a defender and firing a shot into the net. The second, by Cavani, was also a beauty. The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored with an acrobatic volley from near the penalty spot after meeting a delivery into the area. Suarez later added the third goal before halftime, and the fourth was an own goal in the second half. Uruguay played well from the start at the Mineirao Stadium, though it was at a greater advantage after Ecuadorean Jose Quintero was sent off in the 24th minute. Two-time defending champion Chile also eased to victory over Japan, which has brought a young squad focused on the Olympic tournament at home next year. The veteran Chileans won Monday's match in Sao Paulo with two goals by Eduardo Vargas, one by Alexis Sanchez and another by Erick Pulgar. Colombia didn't have such an easy time against Argentina on Saturday in Salvador, but it showed its strength by closing out the match with two second-half goals by Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata. The first goal came thanks to a great long pass by James Rodriguez, who got the better of Lionel Messi in the opener at the Arena Fonte Nova. DISAPPOINTING FAVORITES Argentina, still trying to end its title drought, endured its first defeat in a Copa America opener since 1979. It was also its first defeat to Colombia in 12 years. Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria — the only remaining players from the teams that lost the finals of the World Cup in 2014 and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016 — couldn't lead the team to the opening victory in Brazil. Now the Argentines need a good result against Paraguay on Wednesday in Belo Horizonte to avoid the risk of an early elimination. Without the injured Neymar, Brazil managed to get the victory against Bolivia on Friday but the team was jeered by the home fans at Morumbi Stadium after struggling in the first half. Philippe Coutinho, taking over Neymar's leading role, scored twice early in the second half, including from a penalty awarded by video review. Substitute Everton closed the scoring late in the game. LOW ATTENDANCE The first round of matches was marked by low attendances. The biggest crowd was at Brazil's opener, when nearly 50,000 fans made it to the Morumbi. It was a disappointing crowd, though, as organizers had announced that nearly 70,000 fans were expected. The average attendance for the first six matches was about 25,000, but a couple of games had less than 15,000 spectators — Uruguay vs. Ecuador and Venezuela vs. Peru. BIGGEST DRAMA The 2-2 draw between Paraguay and Qatar was the most exciting match of the first round, with the South Americans squandering a 2-0 lead late in the second half. BIGGEST SNOOZE The least exciting match was the scoreless draw between Peru and Venezuela in Porto Alegre, in front of only 13,370 fans. Peru had two goals disallowed by video review. ___ AP Sports Writer Tales Azzoni contributed to this report from Sao Paulo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Guerrero leads Peru over Bolivia in key Copa America match

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Striker Paolo Guerrero led Peru to a key 3-1 win against Bolivia on Tuesday that improved the team's chances of advancing to the knockout stage of Copa America. Guerrero scored a goal and had an assist that allowed Peru to recover against a week Bolivia side. Nearly 25,000 noisy fans at the Maracana Stadium, mostly Peruvian, watched a low-quality match in an arena that was only one-third filled. Bolivia opened the scoring at 28 minutes after a penalty awarded after video review, with striker Marcelo Martins scoring to the right of Peru's Pedro Gallese. Despite holding 60% of ball possession until the break, Peru only leveled the score at 45 minutes with the team's most recognizable player. Christian Cueva found target man Guerrero in the middle of the Bolivian defense. The veteran ran to the right past goalkeeper Carlos Lampe and gently pulled the ball past the goal line. Peru didn't change much after the break, playing with a slow flow that created few opportunities. Still, the Peruvians quickly found a second goal, once again thanks to Guerrero. At 55 minutes, the striker assisted Jefferson Farfan with a cross from the left that ended in a close-range header finding the back of the net. Bolivia squandered other chances in front of Gallese, but the goalkeeper himself did not have to make any difficult saves. At 96 minutes, when the match already seemed settled, substitute striker Edison Flores added a third from the edge of the box after a counter-attack. Peru will play hosts Brazil on Saturday at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. On the same day Bolivia and Venezuela will play at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, in a match organizers expect to have one of the smallest crowds of the tournament......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Magnitude 6 quake kills 12, injures 134 in China

BEIJING: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More…READ The post Magnitude 6 quake kills 12, injures 134 in China appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Japan issues tsunami advisory following magnitude 6.4 earthquake

TOKYO, Japan (UPDATED) – Japan issued a  tsunami advisory Tuesday, June 18, after a strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the country but there were no immediate reports of damages or serious injuries. A wave of one meter (3 feet) is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

BEIJING, China – The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday, June 18, as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

China earthquake quake kills 11, injures 122

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJun 18th, 2019Related News

M-6 na lindol tumama sa China; 6 patay, 75 sugatan

Beijing – Isang malakas na 6.0-magnitude na lindol ang tumama sa probinsiya ng Sichuan sa China nitong Lunes kung saan anim ang naitalang namatay habang 75 iba pa ang sugatan. Ang epicenter ng lindol ay namataan sa labas ng siyudad ng Yibin at may lalim na 16 kilometers (10 miles), ayon sa China Earthquake Networks […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina

By Debora Rey, Associated Press SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their opening game in the South American tournament on Saturday. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez's opening goal in the second half with a high, diagonal pass across the field, and substitute Duván Zapata scored late to seal the victory that allowed Colombia to end a 12-year winless streak against the Argentines. Messi had missed a chance to put Argentina in front, sending a close-range header off target as his team opened the tournament with a loss for the first time since 1979. "Our best player was the entire team," Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz said. "The next match will certainly be more difficult, this is only the beginning." Both Argentina and Colombia are trying to end title droughts, with the Argentines winless since the 1993 Copa America and the Colombians without a trophy since the 2001 edition. Argentina lost the finals of the World Cup in 2014 and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, where it lost both of the latter in penalty shootouts against Chile. Colombia's last win over Argentina was in South American qualifying for the World Cup in 2007. "It had been a long time (without beating Argentina)," Zapata said. "Everyone in Colombia is very happy, but there is still a long way to go in the Copa, we still have important matches ahead." Messi and Rodriguez had a mostly quiet match in Salvador, although Rodriguez provided the assist for Martinez's 71st-minute opener. The playmaker gained possession inside Colombia's own half before picking out Martinez with a long pass. The forward brought the ball down on the left flank before cutting into the penalty area and shooting into the far corner of the net. "We are disappointed because they scored a great goal when we were playing better," Messi said. "It will take some time to accept this defeat, but we have to take the positives from today and move on to try to win the next match. We still have plenty of chances." Argentina's first loss in a Copa America game in regulation time since 2007 was confirmed in the 86th minute. Five minutes after entering the match, Zapata converted from Jefferson Lerma's cross. Argentina striker Sergio Aguero and Colombia veteran Radamel Falcao also couldn't do much to help their teams break through their opponents' defense in a tense opening match in Group B. "We improved in the second half and created chances," said Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who complained of the bad field conditions at the Arena Fonte Nova. "We still have two matches left and if we win them we will certainly advance." Argentina will next play against Paraguay in Belo Horizonte, while Colombia will face Qatar in Sao Paulo. Paraguay and Qatar meet in the other Group B match on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Saturday, Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in Group A, a result that left both teams two points behind host Brazil, which opened with a 3-0 win over Bolivia on Friday in Sao Paulo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes north of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake stuck near the uninhabited Kermadec islands northeast of New Zealand Sunday, June 16, the US Geological Survey said as authorities monitored for signs of a tsunami. New Zealand's civil defense organization said it was monitoring the situation and if a tsunami was ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Costly tickets, empty seats and quiet crowd for Brazil game

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America opener on Friday yielded a box-office record for Brazil with gate receipts of more than $5.7 million. It was the atmosphere in the stands, though, that captured most attention, with some players complaining about a lack of support from the crowd in the home team's 3-0 win over Bolivia. More than 46,000 fans paid an average of $125 per ticket, but at least 22,000 seats were empty at the Morumbi Stadium for a match that organizers initially said was a sellout. The volume only went up in the stands when there was jeering after Brazil's lackluster first half, during homophobic chants when the Bolivian keeper took goal kicks, and after the three second-half goals. "It's normal to be like that in Sao Paulo, many fans are more concerned about their clubs, so it is always tough for Brazil to play here," veteran right back Dani Alves said. For Brazilian league matches, ticket prices for the most popular seats cost as little as $15. The country, enduring an economic crisis since 2015, has established its minimum wage at $256 for this year. The mix of high prices, empty seats and lack of noise surprised some players, who said they could easily hear instructions from their coaches during the match. Winger David Neres said the atmosphere was "a bit different." "We are usually very focused, we don't hear much anyway. But it was a little quiet tonight," he said. "Except for the break, when they booed us. I still don't understand why that happened." Defender Thiago Silva said the jeers were understandable after a goalless first half. He also linked the behavior of the fans to the high ticket prices. "It took us a while to open the score, the ticket prices were expensive, so it is normal that they boo," Silva said. "But we were not that bad in the first half." Alves said there would be a different atmosphere when Brazil plays Venezuela on Tuesday in Salvador, in the warm northeast state of Bahia. "In Bahia the 'axe' is different," he said, using an African-Brazilian word that means energy. "People miss the national team there, they miss this energy that we take where we go. I am sure it will be more cheerful than here." Historically, Brazil's impoverished northeast is more supportive of the team. After playing Venezuela, Brazil ends its group stage campaign against Peru, again in Sao Paulo, but at the Arena Corinthians instead of the Morumbi......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Peru held by 10-man Venezuela in Copa America

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in the teams' Copa America opener on Saturday. Venezuela defender Luis del Pino received his second yellow card for a bad tackle in the 75th minute. Peru had most of the scoring chances but couldn't capitalize on them before a small crowd at the Arena Gremio, although Jefferson Farfan had a second-half goal disallowed for offside. "We are disappointed with the result because we deserved the victory," veteran Peru striker Paolo Guerrero said. "We had our chances but made too many mistakes in front of goal." The result left the teams tied in second place in Group A, two points behind host Brazil, which opened with a 3-0 win over Bolivia on Friday in Sao Paulo. On Tuesday, Peru faces Bolivia, while Venezuela plays Brazil......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2019Related News

Talisay City to Conduct Earthquake drills

The Talisay City and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) will conduct an earthquake drill in schools and other establishments in the city on June 20th. It was known that Talisay City has 2 fault lines and could be dangerous. Authorities from CDRRMO wanted to ensure everyone’s safety to control and lessen […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

Taste The Flavours of Peru at Cocina Peruvia - Philippine Tatler

Taste The Flavours of Peru at Cocina Peruvia Philippine Tatler Peruvian cuisine is as diverse as the country's landscape. The range of climates from its seaside, mountainside, and rainforest area.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2019Related News

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Davao Oriental anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 June) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Govenor Generoso town in Davao Oriental at around 5:43 p.m. Saturday, a day after a magnitude 6.2 quake hit the same town at 6:12 p.m. Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its Earthquake Information No. 1 released at […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2019Related News

Magnitude 6.2 quake jolts Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake east of Davao Oriental jolted the southeastern part of Mindanao dusk on Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its Earthquake Information No. 1 released at 6:21 p.m., Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 6:12 p.m. The bulletin said […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Mindanao [Philippines], May 31 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitudes on Richter scale rocked Mindanao, the Philippines on Friday. The quake hit at the depth of 76 km at around 6:12 pm (local t.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Mindanao [Philippines], May 31 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitudes on Richter scale rocked Mindanao, the Philippines on Friday. The quake hit at the depth of 76 km at around 6:12 pm (local t.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

LIMA, Peru: A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing…READ The post Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2019Related News