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Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Authorities on Sunday, June 17, called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 18th, 2018

Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

    ESCUINTLA, Guatemala — Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 110 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing. Even as search and recovery efforts were suspended for a second… link: Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

At Guatemala volcano, families left on own to keep searching

Guatemala's government suspended the search for the dead Thursday, saying wet weather and still-hot volcanic material were too dangerous for rescuers. The bulldozers and backhoes that Hernandez would need to uncover his parents are at the bottom of the hill, concentrating on re-opening a highway blocked by a mountain of ash and boulders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Fire death toll 56; 130 missing

MAGALIA — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for. Many of the missing are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Leaks reveal Man City deal to hide player costs from UEFA

By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City created a shell company for a commercial deal to disguise tens of millions of dollars in income from UEFA investigators, according to club documents cited by a German magazine. Der Spiegel cites internal Man City correspondence to show the team's holding company, state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group, paid the shell firm to "buy" player image rights from the club. The magazine reported that Man City officials detailed a long-term search for "creative solutions" to hiding expenses and evading UEFA monitoring of spending on players. Man City risked Champions League expulsion in 2014 if a UEFA club finance panel had found it had severely breached "Financial Fair Play" rules, designed to curb overspending on player costs. Critics say FFP protects storied clubs from ambitious rivals with new and wealthy owners. Der Spiegel is leading the Europe-wide publication of the "Football Leaks" documents. In recent days, European media have detailed plans shaped by Real Madrid for a breakaway European Super League kicking off in 2021, and how FIFA President Gianni Infantino has intervened in its independent ethics committee's work. Der Spiegel also reported last Friday that Man City threatened to destroy UEFA with legal action before reaching a 2014 settlement to forfeit 20 million euros ($22.8 million) in prize money. Man City has not disputed the authenticity of the documents, and said an "attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." Asked about what was reported in Der Spiegel, Man City manager Pep Guardiola said Tuesday: "Of course I trust the club, what they have done. Of course we want to follow the rules. UEFA, FIFA and the Premier League, they do what they have to do. Believe me, I'm completely honest, I don't know what happened, I'm a manager, focused on the pitch, the locker room." "I'm part of the club, I support the club," added Guardiola, who was speaking at a news conference ahead of City's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. "We want to do what we have to do in terms of the rules." Since Man City was bought with Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth in 2008, a team long in the shadows of more glamorous Manchester United has overtaken its rival on the field. City achieved this spending more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) to win a first Premier League title in 2012. This rise coincided with UEFA creating rules — in consultation with the European Club Association — to limit spending within a club's ability to generate revenue. Der Spiegel cited Man City documents in which officials wrote: "Without significant additional revenues ... UEFA FFP compliance WILL NOT be achieved." City CEO Ferran Soriano complained in one memo that ECA members were pushing for the UEFA rules — which many thought could curb the rise of Man City and Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain. "We will need to fight this," Soriano wrote, according to the magazine, "and do it in a way that is not visible, or we will be pointed out as the global enemies of football." Man City apparently wanted to shift some costs away from the club and helped set up a shell company called Fordham Sports Management with two British investors. It was supposedly used as a vehicle to disguise payments to players for the right to use their image in marketing campaigns. Der Spiegel said this helped turn almost 30 million euros ($34 million) into revenue instead of a cost, for the purpose of UEFA's investigation of club accounts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

The action-packed pilot episode of LeBron s Lakers

By Favian Pua "Let me shut up." At the 9:25 mark of the first quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT analyst Chris Webber found himself caught in mid-sentence. Webber was passionately defending JaVale McGee’s legitimacy as an NBA player when LeBron James intercepted a pass intended for Al-Farouq Aminu and saw a wide-open runway. Understanding the historical gravity of what was about to take place, Webber immediately uttered those four words and gave color commentator Marv Albert the floor as James accelerated towards the basket. “James off the steal... James with the stuff!” LeBron James THROWS IT DOWN for the @Lakers! 👑🔥 🏀: #LakeShow x #RipCity 📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/l4VrJPpAzR — NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2018 Delirium. And with that sequence, so began the circus. It only seemed fitting that Webber called the game in Moda Center for James’ regular season debut with the Lakers. Nearly 15 years ago, he was also a spectator, or rather a witness, when James made his ballyhooed NBA debut against Webber’s Sacramento Kings. That spectacle was the first paragraph of James’ ever-growing narrative. As @KingJames embarks on a new journey with the @Lakers, #TBT to his NBA debut in 2003! 🔥 Lakers vs. Trail Blazers // 10:30pm ET on TNT! 📺 pic.twitter.com/sQfXbV95ST — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2018 As a historian of the game, James fully understands the implications of his move to Los Angeles. Win, and he will see himself elevated among the greatest to ever wear purple and gold. Lose, and no blockbuster Hollywood film can compensate for his shortcomings, leaving the door open for critics to question yet again whether his championship resume was padded by an inferior Eastern Conference. To reach his goal of playing for another ring, he will need to rely on his youthful teammates and trust the front office to shoulder the massive burden and expectations. “Anytime you fall, stay down. Your brother (is) gonna come pick you up,” James told his teammates in a brief huddle during a deadball situation. That mindset is what a team in flux needs. Having each other’s back is high on the priority list because building trust is as important as racking up wins. "Anytime y'all fall, stay down. Your brother'll come pick you up." - @KingJames pic.twitter.com/E46MXQwDk4 — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018 The opening night loss to the Blazers serves as a heavy dose of reality check for the Lakers. They are not yet close to unseating the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have emerging talent, but they do not boast of a Big Three, such as what James was flanked with during his previous stops with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon Ingram is the team’s de facto second option, but he is not yet in the same stratosphere as Dwyane Wade or Kyrie Irving. Kyle Kuzma is tantalizing, but asking him to fill the shoes of Chris Bosh or Kevin Love this season is a Herculean task. James arrived in Los Angeles as the elder statesman, but he might discover the fountain of youth with his new comrades. Since he came into the league, none of James’ teams finished higher than 12th in terms of pace over the course of a season. These Lakers, with an average age of 24.7, are much younger than any of the squads James has been on. They can play with unbridled energy that can reinvigorate James, and make him feel like a 16-year-old rather than someone playing in his 16th season as a pro. The 82-game grind will serve as test of endurance for the Baby Lakers. The beauty of the regular season is that this squad will undergo several iterations as they search for their most optimal rotations. One thing is for sure: the three-man unit of Lonzo Ball, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley should not be on the court at the same time again under any circumstance. What exactly do you root for when you root for the Lakers? Is it the legacies and winning tradition established by the legends who came before? Is it the current roster and this collection of misfit toys? Is it the idealized #FutureLaker, the one who could alter the trajectory of this franchise and deliver it to greater heights? Or is it the simple fact that they employ the greatest player of this generation? One thing is certain: throughout the course of the season, LeBron and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be putting their own spin on, perhaps even reclaiming Joakim Noah's “Hollywood as Hell” utterance. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Senior Republican calls for reopening of Google probe

WASHINGTON, USA – A senior Republican senator on Thursday urged US regulators to reopen an antitrust investigation into Google, citing "important developments" since the review was closed in 2013. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah called on the Federal Trade Commission "to reconsider the competitive effects of Google's conduct in search and digital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's senate on Wednesday, August 22, authorized investigators to search 3 homes belonging to former president Cristina Kirchner as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case. Claudio Bonadio, the judge leading the investigation in the multi-million dollar bribery case, had petitioned the Senate to partially lift Kirchner's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Genoa, Italy --- Italian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators investigated what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Some 30 people were killed Tuesday when a vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm, sending vehicles and their drivers plunging 100-meters (330 feet) onto railway tracks below. Rescuers spent Wednesday dawn searching the tangled remains of the bridge under floodlights and there are fears the toll could rise in what the Italian government has called an "immense tragedy". The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance ...Keep on reading: Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Transpacific Broadband seeks franchise renewal to join race to be third telco player

TRANSPACIFIC Broadband Group International, Inc. (TBGI) said it is seeking to renew its congressional franchise to boost its efforts to join the government’s search for a so-called “third telco” player, among other telecommunication opportunities. The post Transpacific Broadband seeks franchise renewal to join race to be third telco player appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Southeast Asia’s boating accidents

On July 5, a boat carrying 105 tourists made global headlines when it capsized off the coast of the popular Thai holiday destination, Phuket, killing 47 Chinese passengers. The Phoenix was caught in a storm on its way back from Koh Racha and was repeatedly battered by large waves, causing it to flood and list to one side, The Straits Times reported. Those on board donned life jackets and prepared the boat's inflatable life rafts, but while some were rescued, dozens remained missing. A long search of the area slowly yielded the bodies of those unaccounted for, some of them from within the sunken vessel, AFP reported. According to The Nation, thousands of Chinese tourists cancelle...Keep on reading: Southeast Asia’s boating accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Grief and prayers as search for sunken Indonesian ferry ends

Grieving relatives prayed and cast flower petals into the volcanic lake where a ferry sank last month in one of Indonesia's worst maritime accidents, as the search for more than 160 missing passengers was called off Tuesday. The vessel was believed to be operating illegally with no manifest and not enough life jackets when it disappeared into the depths of Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist spot in Sumatra. Just three passengers have been confirmed dead, with 21 survivors. There are 164 others -- including children -- listed as missing. Some people lost whole families when the doomed vessel went down and hundreds of mourners have spent the past two weeks keeping vigil by the s...Keep on reading: Grief and prayers as search for sunken Indonesian ferry ends.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Guatemala asks US for migrant protections due to volcano fallout

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday said he had instructed his Foreign Ministry to petition the United States for temporary protected status for the country’s migrants, he said in a Twitter post. Source link link: Guatemala asks US for migrant protections due to volcano fallout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano disaster – Al Jazeera

Explosions boomed from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Pinay missing after Taiwan quake

A Filipina caretaker is among those missing in the 6.4-magnitude quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan, authorities yesterday said. “We have a report that a Filipina caretaker is missing and presumed trapped in one of the damaged (buildings),” said the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in Taiwan.The earthquake caused buildings to crumble in the Taiwanese city of Halien, trapping people inside. Taiwan government said the quake had left seven dead and 200 injured.Meco chairman Lito Banayo, in a television interview, said a team led by Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez has reached the site to check on the search operations for the Filipina caretaker.The team, he added, is also checking on possible injured Filipinos in the hospitals damaged by the tremor, but it has seen none so far.According to Banayo, four commercial buildings in the area are either collapsed or tilting following the quake, while two residential buildings were also damaged.“It’s not as bad as it may sound,” he said. In Hualien, rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city.Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-story apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. There were grave concerns for the badly leaning Yun Tsui residential building, which also housed a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The national fire agency said 88 persons were unaccounted for as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) but it was not immediately clear how many of those were trapped inside buildings. Dozens of residents — and a string of pets — were rescued with ropes and ladders overnight. But fire department staff at the site told Agence France Presse at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day. Officials temporarily suspended rescue efforts late afternoon over fears the building might slip further as engineers raced to push large concrete clocks and steel bars against the leaning side.At the Marshal Hotel, which was also leaning and badly damaged, at least two persons were killed when the lower floors collapsed. But most residents got out and authorities said they believed there were no more people trapped inside. Tourists rescued President Tsai Ing-wen visited the apartment block Wednesday morning.“Now is the prime time for our rescue efforts, our first priority is to save people,” she said in a Facebook post.Hualien is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge.The government said 17 foreigners sought medical treatment for minor injuries.Local resident Blue Hsu said some of those carried out of the hotel were foreigners. “The lower floors sunk into the ground and I saw panicked tourists being rescued from the hotel,” eyewitness Blue Hsu told AFP.Officials also said 214 persons had been injured in the quake, with 117 rescued from damaged buildings so far. Some 830 people were in shelters while 1,900 houses were without power. Jason Faustino with AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, June 6, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99. Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano have stalked rescue workers since the eruption on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Nobody is left : Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

What was once a collection of verdant canyons, hillsides and farms resembled a moonscape of ash, rock and debris on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain's flanks, devastating entire families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Nobody is left : Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

What was once a collection of verdant canyons, hillsides and farms resembled a moonscape of ash, rock and debris on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain's flanks, devastating entire families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Nearly 200 missing, 75 dead from Guatemala volcano

ALOTENANGO, Guatemala (UPDATED) – Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since  Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday, June 5. Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano's activity increased, with  rescue operations halted. In the city of Escuintla, near ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Only a few of Guatemala volcano s dead have been identified

People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

ALOTENANGO, Guatemala – Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday, June 4, from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano , bringing the death toll to at least 65. Disaster Relief Agency spokesman David de Leon told a briefing that after hours of searching for survivors, the number of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018