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The habit of preparedness

THE United States, as I write this column, is bracing for the devastation of a mammoth hurricane in the state of Florida. Hurricane Irma has already caused damage to the Caribbean and has led to massive evacuations in Florida. A week before that hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused damage estimated to cost $180 billion.

Hurricane Irma heading to Tampa

Hurricane Irma’s leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could subject Tampa – not Miami – to the storm’s worst fury.
Tampa has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century.

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‘Irma’ kills 14 in Caribbean

The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

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PH wins 23rd gold

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PH wins 23rd gold

John Colin Syquia flew his horse 36 hours to get here, but needed only 37.63 seconds in the jump-off to win the gold medal in show jumping in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Monday.

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Junior Blu Girls end up 10th

The Philippine Junior Blu Girls split their final matches, repeating over Dominican Republic, 2-0, before bowing to Mexico, 3-5, again to finish 10th in a field of 16 in the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship in Clearwater, Florida.

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Jr. Blu Girls drub Italians

The Philippine Junior Blu Girls trampled Italy, 10-3, to split its opening day matches at the start of the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship in Clearwater, Florida Monday.

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