“Peroito po ay hindi nangangahulugan na ang aktibidad ng Taal Volcano ay tumigil na, o di kaya’y ang banta ng mapanganib na eruption ay nawala na po.Nandyan pa po,” he added. As of Sunday morning, Taal is stillemitting white steam-laden plumes after it spewed an increased amount of steamand sulfur dioxide that reached 100 to 800 meters high on Saturday. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum saidthat the lowering of alert level was due to decreased tendency towardshazardous eruption of Taal. Phivolcs raised the alert level overTaal from Level 1 to 4 on January 12 due to magmatic unrest, promptingmandatory evacuation of residents in areas within its 14-kilometer radius. Solidum, however, stressed that therelease of steam and ash was not accompanied with volcanic earthquakes butresidents near the volcano cannot still be complacent. “Angpagbaba sa Alert Level 3 base sa mgaparametrong binabanatayan ay nagpapakita ng pagbaba ng tendency towardstowards hazardous eruption,” Solidum said in an interview with DZMM. Residents clear ash from their roof in Agoncillo, Batangas, days after Taal Volcano’s eruption on Jan. 12, 2020. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – From Alert Level 4, Taal Volcano has now beenplaced under Alert Level 3, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology andSeismology (Phivolcs) announced Sunday. “Angimportanye ang mga tao na nasa paligid ng Taal Volcano ay dapat mabilis ang mga aksyon, dapat handa sa kanilang gagawin,maayos ang kanilang contingency measure,” Solidum said./PN
WITH the homestretch in sight for the upcoming Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s Endurance race meet this weekend, plans are on stream according to one executive member.GMR&SC executive member Paul JiwanramPaul Jiwanram, one of the committee members on the Executive of the GMR&SC, told Chronicle Sport that things are basically set for the event.“As it sits, we are almost complete in getting together all the necessary requirements for the hosting of this Sunday’s Endurance,” he said.“It’s basically some minor matters that need to be done like the transportation of the trophies, and tiny logistical stuff but all in all, nothing that should take more than a half-day to complete.”There is no cutoff date for entrants to be registered for the event but Jiwanram urged early sign-ups as there are benefits to that.“We are encouraging early sign-ups because we are gridding persons based on when they sign up; basically a first come, first served basis so the earlier you sign up, the better your chances of being placed on the front row or first few rows.”He noted that up to press time yesterday, 15 teams had already signed up in various classes and in both cars and bikes.In the first class, cars up to 1500cc will be considered eligible, with the second class being from 1501 to 1600cc. The third class will see cars in the 1601-2000cc class with the unlimited class featuring cars over 2000cc.Bikes will run in one class and teams will be charged $5 000 to register.
Oscar Pistorius will be released from jail on August 21 – just ten months after being sentenced to five years for killing his partner Reeva Steenkamp.The South African paralympian will be released from Kgosi Mampuru prison in two months time, when he will be eligible for house arrest.According to various international media houses, Pistorious family member, who did not want to be named, said: “Oscar will be released on parole by the end of August.” However, the ‘Blade Runner’s’ acquittal over a charge of murder is set to be appealed. South African authorities have until August 17 to enter papers to appeal a judge’s decision.Pistorius shot and killed Miss Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He claimed he thought she was an intruder. Pistorius, 28, was seen as the poster boy of the Paralympic movement.He had both legs amputated below the knee when he was just 11 months old, due to a childhood disorder. However, he took part in sport at school and turned to running after getting a knee injury playing rugby when he was 16.He had special ‘racing blades’ fitted and, just one year after taking up athletics, won Paralympic gold at the Athens games in 2004 in the 200 metres.But his attempts to compete against able bodied athletes were put on hold in 2007 due to claims his prosthetics would give him an unfair advantage.The IAAF decided they were not legal, but the decision was overturned. He competed in both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, held in London. Pistorius began dating Miss Steenkamp, a model, in November 2012. But less than four months after they started their relationship, Pistorius fatally shot her.He was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith