Storm heading for Visayas, Mindanao gathers strength | ABS-CBN News

A tropical depression off the Pacific Ocean is likely to intensify as it heads towards Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Sunday......»»

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Cyclone Gaja crosses Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coast

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 16 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that cyclonic storm 'Gaja' has crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranni.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Cyclone Gaja: Strong winds, rainfall hit Nagapattinam

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Cyclone Gaja has started making landfall in the south of Nagapattinam, with strong winds and rainfall being witnessed in the region. The cyclonic storm will.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa

      A storm east of the Philippines is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update.   It will likely reach a severe tropical storm status at its peak.   The weather disturbance was last spotted 2,310 kilometers east of Mindanao and based on its track, it would pass through the Caraga region, Central and Western Visayas before it exits through Pala...Keep on reading: Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Higher property sales lift GT Capital Q3 profit

GT CAPITAL Holdings, Inc. logged a 6% growth in attributable profit for the third quarter of 2018, as the surge in real estate sales and higher income from associates offset the auto unit’s drop......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 15th, 2018Related News

Earnings of Gotianun-led FDC surge in 3rd quarter

FILINVEST Development Corp. (FDC) reported a 68% growth in attributable profit for the third quarter of 2018, as its banking, property, power generation, sugar, and hotel operations all posted higher revenues for the period......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

France seeks global talks on cyberspace security

PARIS, France --- The French government announced Monday a "Paris Call" for talks to lay out a common framework for ensuring internet security, following a surge in cyberattacks which has dented confidence in global networks. The move aims to relaunch negotiations on a "code of good conduct" which have stalled since last year. Officials said the text, to be presented by President Emmanuel Macron as he opens UNESCO's Internet Governance Forum in Paris on Monday, has been signed by most European countries. But China, Russia and the United States have not yet joined, though a source in Macron's office said a "critical mass" of US players support the call, including Microsoft and th...Keep on reading: France seeks global talks on cyberspace security.....»»

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

Lazada plans PH expansion as revenues from 11.11 sale surge

  CABUYAO CITY, Laguna -- The local unit of online retailer Lazada aims to double its one-day revenues from Sunday's annual Single's Day sale which offered discounts of as much as 99 percent on products sold on the popular shopping portal.   In a press briefing, Lazada Philippines CEO for logistics Juan Pavez Spencer said the company --- majority-owned by China's Alibaba Group --- already recorded 60 percent of its sales target as of 9 a.m. of the 24-hour shopping event dubbed "11.11".   "Our team is prepared for the high volume of orders and deliveries thanks to the continuous expansion of our ecosystem of warehouses and logistics partners," he said, ad...Keep on reading: Lazada plans PH expansion as revenues from 11.11 sale surge.....»»

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

Potential storm spotted east of Mindanao

  The weather bureau is tracking a low-pressure area (LPA) near Mindanao, which could potentially turn into a storm this week.   Weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the LPA would bring rain in the coming days and hit land on Tuesday.   It is also likely that the LPA will intensify into a tropical depression on Thursday after crossing the Sulu Sea. It will be locally named "Samuel."   The LPA was spotted 405 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.   Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rain...Keep on reading: Potential storm spotted east of Mindanao.....»»

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

POETRY | Storms and Souls

Suddenly the realization that it’s not The storm surge that weighed heavy, Her howling presence was anticipated With that metal cold blanket of air......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Rookie Doncic, veteran Barea lead Mavs past Thunder 111-96

DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Luka Doncic scored 22 points and veteran J.J. Barea added 21 off the bench, including 16 in a first-half surge, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Mavericks won for the second time in nine games and snapped the Thunder's seven-game winning streak after they had lost their first four games of the season. Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 11 points each and Dennis Smith Jr. had 10 for Dallas. Paul George and Steven Adams had double-doubles for Oklahoma City, each finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Dennis Schroder added 19 points and Jerami Grant had 13. Oklahoma City raced to an early 18-12 lead, but Barea scored 11 points in a foul-filled first quarter, including two free throws for a 23-22 lead at the end of the quarter. Barea accounted for 16 of the Mavericks' 20 points for a 32-24 lead before returning to the bench. Dallas stayed hot, building its lead to 24 points, 57-33, before the Thunder scored the last 12 points of the first half. The 34-year-old Barea was the second-oldest Maverick active for the game. He led the way as the Dallas bench outscored Oklahoma City's 22-5. The Mavericks' youngest player, 19-year-old Doncic, scored nine of his points in the third quarter. The Thunder made only 39 percent of their field goal attempts (38-for-97). In the first quarter, George and Schroder scored eight apiece for the Thunder, who committed eight of the 15 fouls in the quarter. Dallas outscored Oklahoma City 34-11 in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter. Barea scored his game-high 16 first-half points in 10 minutes. George and Schroder each had 11 at halftime. TIP-INS Thunder: Russell Westbrook missed his third game because of a sprained left ankle. . The bench scored only two points in the first half on 1-for-13 shooting. . Raymond Felton, Oklahoma City's oldest player, was born the same day as Dallas' J.J. Barea - June 26, 1984. Mavericks: Allowed a season-low 96 points -- 13 less than their previous low, 109 by Chicago on Oct. 22 . Led by J.J. Barea's 16, the bench provided 30 of Dallas' 57 first-half points. . Held the Thunder to 45 points in the first half, the fewest this season for a Dallas opponent. . The Mavericks shot 13-for-18 (72 percent) from the field in the second quarter, including 6-of-8 (75) from three-point range. UP NEXT Thunder: Play the first of two home games against Phoenix on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Mavericks: Take a quick trip to play Chicago on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2018Related News

UAAP: FEU takes care of business against NU to tie UP at fourth

Far Eastern University made certain it still has complete command of its own fate now in the stretch run of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Arvin Tolentino waxed hot from start to finish as the Tamaraws wielded all of its weapons in a 79-74 triumph over hapless National University on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Tolentino was on-point from the get-go and fired all of his 16 points in the first half. “So far, these boys are playing really well the past two games. Hopefully, we can sustain this,” head coach Olsen Racela said post-game. Right beside him was team captain Kenneth Tuffin and promising rookie L-Jay Gonzales who totaled 15 and nine points, respectively, to help FEU hike its record to 7-6. It was still a close contest after the opening salvo until the floodgates opened for the Tamaraws with Tolentino and Tuffin spearheading their 25-10 surge in the second quarter. The Bulldogs would only come as close as six points for the remainder of the game. FEU now stands on even ground with the University of the Philippines at the fourth spot. “Yun na yun. We’re still in the hunt,” their mentor said. Another win for the Tamaraws against Adamson University coupled with a Fighting Maroons loss to De La Salle University will send the former to the Final Four. “We are going all-out for that win. Whatever happens sa ibang games ng teams, we’re going for that win,” coach Olsen said. For NU, John Lloyd Clemente dropped 38 points, the most points from a player in this season, while Dave Ildefonso also added a 12-marker, 10-rebound double-double. That still wasn’t enough, though, as they dropped to 3-10 in the standings. They hope to salvage a winning end to their campaign up against fellow cellar-dwelling team University of the East. BOX SCORES FEU 79 – Tolentino 16, Tuffin 15, Gonzales 9, Stockton 7, Parker 6, Inigo 6, Orizu 6, Bienes 5, Ebona 4, Comboy 3, Bayquin 2, Cani 0, Escoto 0 NU 74 – Clemente 38, Ildefonso D 12, Diputado 4, Yu 4, Rike 2, Aquino 2, Tibayan 2, Galinato 2, Gallego 2, Salim 2, Gaye 2, Ildefonso S 1, Malonzo 1, Joson 0, Sinclair 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-18, 44-28, 69-61, 79-74 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Kings come on strong late to beat Timberwolves 121-110

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN,  Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein had 25 points, Nemanja Bjelica scored eight in a row during a big run late in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110 on Friday night to spoil a huge game for Karl-Anthony Towns. De'Aaron Fox added 16 points and 10 assists for Sacramento. Iman Shumpert scored 17 and Bjelica finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Coming off back-to-back losses to East powers Milwaukee and Toronto, the Kings led by 15 early in the fourth quarter but had to hold off a late surge by Minnesota to end a three-game losing streak to the Timberwolves. Towns had a season-high 39 points and 19 rebounds on a night when Minnesota's inconsistent offense sputtered much of the way. The Timberwolves trailed by 14 midway through the fourth before Derrick Rose made consecutive 3-pointers to start a 12-0 run. Minnesota had a chance to tie the game but Jimmy Butler missed two free throws with 3:19 left. Sacramento scored the next seven points to pull away. Rose had 21 points, five assists and six rebounds. Butler was a game-time decision but played 41 minutes and had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Timberwolves are 0-8 on the road. Sacramento missed 11 of its first 14 shots and fell behind by 12 early in the first quarter. Cauley-Stein helped rally the Kings in the second, scoring eight points as Sacramento took a 63-61 halftime lead. Towns made his first five shots and was 7 of 9 in the first quarter when Minnesota jumped out to a 12-point lead. He cooled off a bit in the second but made two 3s and had 29 points and eight rebounds by halftime. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Two days after setting a franchise record with 20 3-pointers, the Timberwolves failed to find their stroke beyond the arc, going 7 for 25. . Andrew Wiggins (bruised right quad), Jeff Teague (bruised left knee) and Justin Patton (right foot) were held out. Kings: Kosta Koufos made a 19-foot jumper at the buzzer to end the first quarter. . Bogdan Bogdanovic, who underwent a pair of left knee procedures in the offseason, was rested two days after making his season debut. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Host the Nets on Monday. Kings: Host the Lakers on Saturday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Meralco upsets Phoenix, books last semis seat in OT thriller

      MANILA, Philippines – Both teams clearly wanted it, but in the end, the Meralco Bolts had more firepower left in their tank. Baser Amer fueled Meralco's strong surge in overtime as the Bolts completed an upset of the Phoenix Fuel Maters, 108-103, to catch the last train to the 2018 PBA ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Philippines seeking 203,000 tonnes of rice from state sellers

HAMBURG — The Philippines‘ National Food Authority has issued a new international tender to state-owned agencies only to purchase up to 203,000 tonnes of rice, European traders said on Thursday. The rice is sought for December arrival. The new tender continues a recent surge in rice purchasing by the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte on Oct. 9 scrapped 20-year-old […] The post Philippines seeking 203,000 tonnes of rice from state sellers appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 9th, 2018Related News

PH Still Among Asia’s Fastest Growing Economies

The Philippines remained one of the fastest growing economies in Asia even after posting slightly slower growth at 6.1 percent in the third quarter, due to weaker agriculture output and ‘temporary’ decline in household spending over an inflation surge. In a press briefing on Thursday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said an economic growth of […].....»»

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Senators call for reflection, stronger disaster resilience 5 years after ‘Yolanda’

On the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), lawmakers reminded Filipinos to reflect on the lessons left by the country’s worst storm on record......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Philippines marks 5 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan recalled their terror and loss while gathered Thursday, November 8, at a mass grave for thousands killed 5 years ago in the country's worst storm on record . Then the strongest storm to ever hit land, Yolanda left 6,300 people dead and 1,062 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Trade gap widens as import surge continues

The trade-in-goods deficit in September widened to the biggest so far this year as imports sustained a double-digit jump while exports declined, putting further pressure on the peso. The country's chief economist said he expected the entry of imported goods to continue on the back of strong manufacturing and investment flows. Preliminary Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data released Wednesday showed that merchandise exports in September dropped 2.6 percent year-on-year to $5.83 billion as shipments of the following commodities declined: coconut oil (down 36.4 percent), machinery and transport equipment (down 30.4 percent), ignition wiring set used in vehicles, aircraft and sh...Keep on reading: Trade gap widens as import surge continues.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 7th, 2018Related News

Philippine trade year-on-year performance (September 2018)

THE CONTINUING surge of merchandise imports and drop in products sold abroad pushed the country’s trade in goods deficit further towards the $4-billion mark in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday on the eve of its third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report......»»

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