Spring Festival draws 34.7-M train riders

BEIJING — The Beijing Railway Bureau (BRB) expects to see 34.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 percent, during the country’s Spring Festival travel rush from Monday to 1 March this year. The Beijing Railway Station is expected to transport 4.14 million passengers, up one percent from the previous year. The Beijing West Railway […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News16 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Tokyo metro offers free food to early subway riders

TOKYO, Japan – One of Tokyo's most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers' hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush hour congestion. Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo's mammoth metro system every day, with some lines suffering notorious crowding during commuting ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News

Spring Festival boosts China tourism | The Manila Times Online

About 2.99 billion trips were expected to be made during the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush between January 21 and March 1, with rail and air travel gaining significantly, seniorREAD The post Spring.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

PBA: Romeo could miss another two games for SMB

Looks like Terrence Romeo will be out for San Miguel for a couple more games. In his season debut with the Beermen last Friday, Romeo exited early after suffering an apparent left ankle injury. The official diagnosis is he has a sprained ankle and he’s been advised to give it a rest for a week. The Beermen have two games set for Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 and it appears that the team plans to shut down Romeo at least through the first month of the new year. “Terrence, we don’t know yet dahil we don’t want to aggravate his injury,” head coach Leo Austria said. “I think he will miss two more games siguro,” he added. Romeo has no problem missing the two upcoming games though he is trying to get himself healthy quickly enough to rejoin the Beermen. Still, he’s in no rush in forcing his ankle. “One week rest siguro para sure, yun yung sinabi sakin nung nagpa-check ako. Titignan ko kung aabot sa next game,” Romeo said. “Pero di ko kasi pwedeng madaliin eh. Alam naman ni coach eh, susunod lang ako kung ano gusto nila. Susubukan ko lang na mas mapabilis para makatulong ako sa team,” Terrence added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2019Related News

Al-Attiyah, Baumel wins Dakar Rally

Nasser al-Attiyah and Matheiu Baumel in their Toyota Hilux again conquered the Dakar Rally after traversing 5,000 kilometers of sand, rocky mountains and rough roads. This was Toyota’s maiden triumph…READ The post Al-Attiyah, Baumel wins Dakar Rally appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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

Castro jumps into 2020 fray

SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

  OTTAWA, Ontario --- A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during Friday's rush hour, and Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and 23 injured.   Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested after the crash, but he declined to provide details on why she has been detained. He said police were still investigating the cause of the crash.   Mayor Jim Watson said two of those who died were on the bus and the other was in the shelter.   Ottawa Hospital's trauma center said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the crash.   The accident happened at the Westboro station in ...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 12th, 2019Related News

DFA checking for Filipino casualties in Ottawa bus crash

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is checking if Filipinos were among the victims of a bus crash in Ottawa in Canada.   In a statement on Saturday, Jan. 12, the DFA said Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia reported that the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa is coordinating with authorities to determine if any Filipino was involved in the accident.   A city transport double decker bus hit a bus shelter at Ottawa's Westboro station during the afternoon rush hour on Friday, the DFA said.   READ: 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash   The crash killed two passengers and one person waiting at the st...Keep on reading: DFA checking for Filipino casualties in Ottawa bus crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 12th, 2019Related News

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2019Related News

Spotlight on hardcourt rookies: Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick

The Philippine Basketball Association's 44th season kicks off tomorrow at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. It will be a star-studded affair. Some of the teams' muses include Sharon Cuneta, Yam Concepcion, Alyssa Valdez, Kylie Verzosa and Pia Wurtzbach. The grand event will start off with the Leo Awards at 4 p.m., with intermission numbers, featuring Parokya ni Edgar, Shanti Dope and Gloc-9. The opening match is between Ginebra San Miguel (the professional league's most popular team) and Talk 'N Text. Catch the festivities live on ESPN 5 and PBA Rush (on Cignal TV). Kudos to Commissioner Willie Marcial, Sienna Olaso and their colleagues for making each basketball season ...Keep on reading: Spotlight on hardcourt rookies: Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

Loeb takes Dakar stage

LIMA, Peru — Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, showing he can master the Peruvian dunes where he crashed out last year. Giniel de Villiers was fourth and became the overall leader, 28 seconds ahead of Toyota teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke. Nani Roma was third overall and Loeb was […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Toyota Motor PHL orders recall of 31 Lexus LS 500 units

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) said Lexus Manila, Inc., one of its local dealers, ordered a recall of certain units of LS 500 models due to an improper programming of their start-stop systems......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 8th, 2019Related News

The new Gold Rush | The Manila Times Online

FOR investors looking for the next hot market, 2019 may not seem to be starting off with a lot of promise. Cryptocurrency has turned out to be the folly anyoneREAD The post The new Gold Rush appeared.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

The new Gold Rush

FOR investors looking for the next hot market, 2019 may not seem to be starting off with a lot of promise. Cryptocurrency has turned out to be the folly anyone…READ The post The new Gold Rush appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

Arroyo to Duterte: Produce tangible results to ease poverty

Following the Philippine Statistics Authority's (PSA) announcement that inflation rate was steady at 5.1 percent for December 2018 and 5.2 percent on the average for the whole of 2018, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday called on the Duterte administration to produce "tangible results" this year to ease poverty.   Arroyo, in a statement, said the government should rush the implementation of its promised economic programs this year to avoid a repeat of inflation spikes that plagued the country in 2018.   "The government's agencies must act quickly on the implementation side," said Arroyo, a former President.   Quick implementation   ...Keep on reading: Arroyo to Duterte: Produce tangible results to ease poverty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

Rex Intal bumps into Kobe Bryant, gets selfie rejected in nicest way possible

If there's one thing legendary Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant taught his fans, it's to shoot your shot. Former Ateneo men's volleyball player Rex Intal knew that, as he bumped into the Black Mamba in Los Angeles, and tried to shoot his shot and ask for a selfie with Kobe. Too bad Kobe appeared to be in a rush, and he could only stop for a brief second to apologize to Rex. Good thing the middle blocker for Cignal was quick enough to record a video to immortalize the brief but unforgettable moment. Best rejection ever!!! Kobeeeeeeeeee 🤷🏿‍♂️ — Rex Intal (@rexintal) January 5, 2019 What was a rejection ultimately became a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the best and most recognizable NBA players in history......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 5th, 2019Related News

TMP allots P1 B to raise Vios local content

Toyota Motor Philippines is investing P1 billion this year as part of its commitment to hike the local content of Vios, its entry model to the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy program. TMP allots P1 B to raise Vios local content Source link: TMP allots P1 B to raise Vios local content.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 5th, 2019Related News

PBA: Playing for Ginebra both a curse and a blessing

While it hasn’t been officially announced by the league just yet, it appears that Brgy. Ginebra is all set to open the PBA’s 44th season on Januray 13 at the Philippine Arena. It’s rush time for the Gin Kings as they only started practicing Friday, January 4. “Apparently, we are [playing on the opening]. That’s what we’ve been told,” head coach Tim Cone said. “We were told we were gonna play on the 19th in Guam. The league tapped us to suddenly play in the opening game at the Philippine Arena,” he added. Cone said that being in Ginebra makes them susceptible to things like that just because they’re the PBA’s most popular team. Naturally, the league wants to maximize on a big even like the opening of the new season and the presence of Ginebra certainly allows the PBA to do just that. “I told guys that’s the curse and blessing of being a member of Ginebra,” Cone said. “You’re going to be asked to do things because of your popularity, your fan base, that other teams aren’t gonna be asked for,” he added. Still, it’s those same fans that make things worth it says Cone even though they now have to two-a-day practices just to be as ready as they can be for the opening. “The idea of being a member of this group and that fan base overrules any inconveniences that we may have,” Cone said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2019Related News

Toyota offers Total-care Service to Grab | The Manila Times Online

TOYOTA Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TMAP), the sales and marketing regional headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Asia, is offering Total-care Service for 1,500 Toyota vehicles owned byREAD.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

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Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 3rd, 2019Related News