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Bankers pour cold water on red-hot coal

With Western banks under pressure from shareholders to show action on climate change, coal executives say they are having to scout for alternative funding.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 25th, 2022

Pangasinan mountain-volcano resort now drawing tourists

BALUNGAO, Pangasinan - The green surroundings, zigzag road, and cool environment greet tourists to the extinct volcano-turned resort here - the Mt. Balungao Hilltop Adventure.The mountain-volcano resort showcases the sulfuric water of hot and cold springs that are believed t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2022

Clean, cold drink 

Cold drinks can genuinely quench your thirst but it is important to have a clean beverage, too. Having these all at once isn’t impossible with Copper UV bottle. This innovative water container can kill 99.99-percent of germs with its ultraviolet bulb technology. Its durable finish keeps the cold temperature of your drink for 24 hours. […] The post Clean, cold drink  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Cold water pitcher in Vitor from UK

Total uncertainty. British tourism’s dependence on the Spanish “sun and beach” sector is a burden at present. Entrepreneurs and corporate representatives do not know what.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Cebu City barangays get water dispensers and industrial fans from ABC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All 80 barangays in Cebu City received a hot and cold water dispenser and industrial fans from the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) on March 19, 2021, as part of their last tranche of the Barangay Aid Incentives (BAI). Kasambagan village chief and ABC president, ex-officio Councilor Franklyn Ong, said the […] The post Cebu City barangays get water dispensers and industrial fans from ABC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Alex Eala overpowers Hong Kong semis foe, headed into first pro finals berth

Buoyed by three straight victories in the earlier rounds, the 15-year-old wunderkind sustained her fine form with a dominant opening set win before dousing cold water on Karunaratne’s fiery rally in the second frame to seal the massive semifinals victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

The Beast just trying to move on

A grateful Calvin Abueva of Phoenix doused cold water on the hot issue involving Ray Parks Jr. of TNT Tropang Giga, saying he’d rather focus on basketball as he resumes his PBA career that was marred by a 16-month suspension......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

A hot start for Woods in Boston, just not on the golf course

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a hot start Thursday (Friday in the Philippines) before even hitting his first shot. The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four back surgeries. He said last month at the Memorial that he has days when his back doesn't feel right. This wasn't one of them. Woods had some heating oils applied to his upper back before teeing off in The Northern Trust, and they were a little spicy. He was rubbing off the excess and trying to cool it down with the water. Once he got on the TPC Boston, it took him a little more time to heat up. Woods didn't make a birdie until a two-putt on the par-5 18th hole as he made the turn, and then he ran off four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the front nine for a 3-under 68. That left him four shots out of the lead. “My lower back is used to it,” Woods said about the hot oils. "We do it all the time just so I can get loose. I decided to put some up on my neck, and it's not as tolerant as my lower back, so it gets awfully hot. It's common in pretty much every other sport, and especially hockey. Those guys put some pretty hot stuff on their legs, but you become accustomed to it. “My lower back is pretty immune to it,” he said. “But my neck is not.” His 68 was his lowest start since his last victory at the Zozo Championship in Japan, though it's a small sample size. Woods has played only five times since then. Having played only twice since the PGA Tour resumed in June, he has slipped to No. 49 in the FedEx Cup with a goal of being among the top 30 after two weeks so he can reach the Tour Championship. Woods went back to his old putter — slightly shorter than the one he used at Harding Park in the PGA Championship two weeks ago — and didn't have any good looks at birdie until he reached the par-5 18th in two. On the front nine, which played about a half-stroke easier, he had more chances and converted most of them. He made birdie on both par 3s, from 15 feet on No. 3 and from 6 feet below the cup on No. 8. “Whenever I gave myself a look, I made them,” he said. Both bogeys were set up by poor tee shots, one that hit a tree right of the 13th fairway and left him no shot at the green, and the other on his final hole at No. 9 when he went from the right rough to the shaggy collar of a bunker some 25 yards short of the green. Still, he made enough birdies over his last 10 holes to get going in the right direction. “Coming to a golf course I know helps,” said Woods, who has one victory and two runner-up finishes at the TPC Boston......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Big finish for Woods gets him to the weekend at Memorial

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Five months without competition, and Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial. None was bigger than a 7-foot par putt on his final hole. It kept him from going home. Woods missed a pair of 3-foot putts early that shut down any momentum, twice missed the green with awkward chip shots in deep rough and had to finish birdie-birdie-par for a 4-over 76. It was just enough to make the cut on the number at 3-over 147, his highest 36-hole score at Muirfield Village since his Memorial debut in 1997. The Memorial, the Masters and the Arnold Palmer Invitational are the only tournaments he has played at least 15 times without failing to make the cut. Woods said his back felt a little stiff while warming up and he couldn't move through his swing like he would have liked. He said it was a struggle on a warm, calm morning at Muirfield Village. But when asked if it was enough to keep him from playing the rest of the week, Woods replied, “I would like to have the opportunity to play tomorrow.” Woods was outside the cut when he finished, and he was helped by a pair of fellow Californians. Max Homa finished with two bogeys, and Bryson DeChambeau made a 10 on the par-5 15th hole, moving the cut to 3 over. Ryan Palmer (68) and Tony Finau (69) managed just fine and were tied for the lead, leaving Woods 12 shots behind going into the weekend. The finish at least gave him a chance. Woods had to lay up from deep rough short of the water on the sixth hole — he started on the back nine — and missed a par putt just outside 5 feet to fall to 6 over for his round. He looked to be done. He wasn't moving well, the look of someone who would be heading home shortly. But he found the fairway on the par-5 seventh and made birdie from a greenside bunker. Then, he rolled in 20-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 eighth. He found more trouble on the ninth, sending his tee shot to the right, in rough and blocked by trees, leaving his only option to chip out to the fairway. From there, his wedge spun back to 7 feet below the hole and he made that par for to have hope. “I finished birdie-birdie-par,” he said. “That's about the only positive to it today.” He wasn't sure what to make about his back, which has undergone four surgeries, the last one to fuse his lower spine. He has recovered well enough to win three more times, including the Masters last year for his 15th major. Woods last played Feb. 16 in the cold at Riviera, where he finished last in the Genesis Invitational with a 76-77 weekend. He attributed stiffness that week to the cold. As for Ohio in July? Woods said he felt fine when he woke up, not so much while going through his practice sessions. “It wasn't quite as good as I'd like, and it it what it is,” he said, adding later, “It's going to happen more times than not.” What really irritated him was his putting. He three-putted from about 35 feet on the par-5 11th, missing a 3-footer for birdie. Two holes later, after a superb play from the rough to right side of the green, he rolled a fast putt to 3 feet and missed that par putt. And then when he chopped up the par-5 15th for bogey, the rest of the day became a battle. From a fairway bunker right of the 17th fairway, he sent his shot high on the hill into rough so deep it took him a few minutes to find it. With the greens so brittle, he hit that through the putting surface into more rough, and he had to make an 8-foot putt to escape with bogey. Making the turn, Woods had an awkward lie with his ball in the collar of a bunker. He caught all ball and sent that long, through the green and into a bunker, failed to get up-and-down and took double bogey. His next shot sailed to the right toward a hazard, and Woods simply hung his head. He still managed to have enough left at the end to give him a chance. Woods is a five-time winner of the Memorial, and his next victory would set the PGA Tour career record of 83. Also looming is the first major of the year at the PGA Championship in three weeks. For a 44-year-old who won the first of his 82 tour titles at age 20, time isn't on his side. “Aging is not fun,” he said. “Early on in my career, I thought it was fantastic because I was getting better and better and better. And now I'm just trying to hold on.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Finau leads Memorial at 65 as Woods has quiet return to golf

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in five months Thursday and saw Muirfield Village like never before. It was practically empty. Woods opened with a 10-foot birdie and there was silence. He finished with a 15-foot birdie for a 1-under 71, leaving him five shots behind Tony Finau in the Memorial, and he walked to the side of the green and stood with Rory McIlroy, chatting briefly before they nudged their elbows toward one another without touching. It’s a different world, Woods keeps saying. It was a reasonable return. “Got off to almost an ideal start and got a feel for the round early,” Woods said. “I just didn’t make anything today. I had looks at birdies, but I really didn’t make much.” He left that to Finau, who seemed to make everything. Finau finished with seven birdies over his last 10 holes on a Muirfield Village course that was faster and tougher than last week in the Workday Charity Open. That gave him a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer. The greens are being replaced after the Memorial, so there’s no concern about them dying out. They were 2 feet faster on the Stimpmeter, the wind was strong and often changed direction without notice. That showed in the scoring. Only seven players broke 70, compared with 35 rounds in the 60s for the first round last week. This is the first itme in 63 years the PGA Tour has played consecutive weeks on the same course. Muirfield Village only looked like the same course. “It’s night and day,” Palmer said. “The greens, they’re 2, 3 feet faster for sure. So I knew it wasn’t a course you had to just go out and light up.” It wasn’t a course to overpower, either. Bryson DeChambeau hit one drive 423 yards with the wind at his back, leaving him 46 yards to the pin on No. 1, a hole where he recalls hitting 5-iron in the past. That was a rare birdie. With wedges in his hand, he still managed only a 73. Collin Morikawa won at Muirfield Village last week at 19-under 269, beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. Morikawa opened with a 76. Thomas, who didn’t make a bogey until his 55th hole last week, had two bogeys after two holes. He shot 74. Dustin Johnson shot 80, his highest score on the PGA Tour in more than four years. Rickie Fowler shot 81. By now, players are used to seeing open spaces with minimal distraction. That wasn’t the case for Woods, who last played Feb. 16 when he finished last in the Genesis Invitational during a cold week at Riviera that caused his back to feel stiff. The absence of spectators was something new, and it was even more pronounced with Woods playing alongside McIlroy (70) and Brooks Koepka (72). They still had the biggest group, with 36 people around them on the 16th green. That mostly was TV and radio crews, photographers and a few volunteers. No one to cheer when Woods opened with a birdie and quickly reached 2 under with a wedge that spun back to a foot on the third hole. And there was no one to groan when he wasted a clean card on the back nine with a bunker shot that sailed over the green into the rough. “I definitely didn’t have any issue with energy and not having the fans’ reactions out there,” Woods said. “I still felt the same eagerness, edginess, nerviness starting out, and it was good. It was a good feel. I haven’t felt this in a while.” U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele each shot 68, with Jon Rahm among those at 69. McIlroy had two splendid short-game shots on the back nine that led to par and birdie, and he was in a group at 70 that included Jordan Spieth and defending champion Patrick Cantlay. Cantlay hit a pitch-and-run across the fifth green that last week would have settled next to the hole. On Thursday, it kept rolling until it was just off the green. Finau didn’t play last week, so he wouldn’t know the difference. “I don’t know about an advantage, but I definitely felt like I played this golf course this way before,” Finau said. “I don’t know what the numbers might be as far as the guys that played last week compared to this week. I’ve played this golf course in these type of conditions, and it definitely helped me.” DeChambeau brought the pop with five more tee shots at 350 yards or longer, two of them over 400 yards. Some of his tee shots wound up in places where players normally hit into the trees or rough and can’t reach the green. But he failed to capitalize with short clubs in his hands. He hit a wedge into a bunker on the 14th and his chip went over the green, which would not have happened last week. He had to make a 6-footer to save bogey. He also was a victim to the swirling wind at the worse time — a 7-iron from 230 yards over the water to the par-5 fifth. The wind died and he never had a chance, leading to bogey. “When I was standing over it, it was 20 miles an hour downwind. And when I hit it, it dead stopped. Can’t do anything about it,” DeChambeau said. “That’s golf, man. You’re not going to shoot the lowest number every single day. I felt like I played really bad. My wedging wasn’t great. If I can tidy that up, make some putts, keep driving it the way I’m doing, I’ll have a chance.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

US has not sought meeting with North Korea

US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill. Biegun is on a four-day trip to Seoul and Tokyo to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization. The visit triggered speculation in the South that […] The post US has not sought meeting with North Korea appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Solving water resource issues

“We have to bring them (various water agencies) together so that they areAs Malacañang first announced it last week, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to issue an Executive Order that will create a Water Resources Management Office. all following the overall plan,” PBBM cited......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 15 min. ago

Water Expo at SMX

The Philippine Water Works Association of the Philippines will host the 6th Edition of Water Philippines Conference and Exposition from March 22 to 24, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

LWUA to complete big ticket irrigation projects

State-run Local Water Utilities Administration has set its focus on completing big-ticket water supply systems by 2025, as well as speed up the development of treatment plants, to meet the growing potable water and sanitation needs of residents outside Metro Manila......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

NIA to build P2.45 billion water impounding project

The National Irrigation Administration is proposing to build a P2.45-billion Bayabas water impounding project in Bulacan to boost irrigation for arable lands and help mitigate flooding in nearby areas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

Ilang parte ng Metro Manila, Cavite mawawalan ng tubig – Maynilad

KASALUKUYANG nakararanas ng rotational water shortage o pagkawala ng tubig ang ilang parte ng Metro Manila at kalapit na probinsya. Inanunsyo ng Maynilad Water Services Inc. sa social media post na dahil ito sa isinasagawa nilang maintenance na dulot ng hanging amihan. Sey sa Facebook caption, “will have water service interruption daily…due to prolonged high […] The post Ilang parte ng Metro Manila, Cavite mawawalan ng tubig – Maynilad appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2023

Marcos approves creation of water management office

A water resource management office will be created under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to ensure sufficient water supply for the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

New law needed to manage minerals for clean energy shift — study

The extraction of minerals needed for renewable energy technologies drives deforestation and the climate crisis, threatens water sources, and displaces people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

Inflation remains high, may hit 8.3% in January

Inflation remained elevated last month, likely settling between 7.5 and 8.3 percent, as higher electricity, water, fuel and food prices continue to hound consumers, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Water worries at Bulacan housing project weigh on women the most

Ensuring a steady water supply is crucial for these women as it is necessary for their household chores like cleaning, cooking, and bathing their children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

No letup in search for missing Cessna plane

Rescue teams searching for the missing Cessna plane and its six passengers in Isabela are starting to get sick from the rain and cold weather......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023