TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Hundreds of Taiwanese rescuers swarmed over a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, searching for more than 130 people believed trapped more than 24 hours after an earthquake toppled the 17-storey building, burying them in rubble.
Firefighters, police, soldiers and volunteers combed through the ruins, some using their hands, as temperatures dropped, watched anxiously by dozens of the victims' family members who wore thick jackets, woollen hats and scarves.
"She's not answering my phone calls ... I am trying to hold my emotions and stay strong. I'll do that until I find her," said a woman surnamed Chang, 42, waiting to hear from her 24-year-old daughter who lived on the fifth floor of the complex. more >>
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is rooting for lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos to successfully defend his title against challenger and featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Dos Anjos and McGregor will be headlining UFC 196, which is slated to take place on March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The night's co-main event feature would be between bantamweight champion Holly Holm and former title-challenger Miesha Tate. more >>
Two of the San Antonio Spurs' second stringers are on the brink of being released, as the team makes its last roster changes before the February 18 trade deadline.
According to a report by Lang Greene for Basketball Insiders, shooting guard/small forward Rasual Butler and point guard Ray McCallum Jr. are being named as the next in line to be traded. Greene's report described Butler and McCallum as "realistic trade assets," while also branding the Spurs as "complete a team as you can assemble."
The roster still consists of holdovers from its last championship run in 2014, namely Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan, among others. more >>
Japanese manufacturer Vaio has finally released its long-rumored smartphone, the Vaio Phone Biz, which runs on the Windows 10 mobile OS and packs features that make it a "business-oriented" smartphone more than anything. According to a report in Tech Times, the new smartphone is designed with the business user in mind, first with its sleek aluminium body, as opposed to the plastic build of most Windows phones in the market.
The device's specs also point to a device that is more productivity oriented rather than entertainment oriented. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which runs at 1.5 GHz, paired with 3 GB of RAM. An Adreno 405 GPU powers its 5.5-inch screen, which has a resolution of 1,080 pixels.
According to the report, the Vaio Phone Biz is also powered with Continuum for Windows phones, which basically allows smartphone users to use their phones for big-screen projection for multimedia presentations for example or for productivity tools such as word processing and spread sheets by connecting the phone to compatible peripherals. more >>
World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Cesaro is advertised to be part of the upcoming Germany Tour, which begins on February 10th.
The WWE would be heading to four cities until February 13th: Bremen, Cologn, Mannheim, and Magdeburg. As stated in the company's official website (which was reported by Cageside Seats), the injured Cesaro will still be part of the tour, but will not be wrestling in the said events.
The 35-year-old professional wrestler (Claudio Castagnoli in real life) suffered a shoulder injury in November, which he already had successful surgery on. more >>
The Chicago Bulls are looking to trade big man Joakim Noah to the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to a report by SportsBlog.com's All About Rookies, trade rumors surrounding the 30-year-old Noah have continued, as the Lakers are actually showing interest.
The report adds that despite being in the injured list, Noah could still be a big plus for the Lakers, since the team is currently in a rebuilding phase and would not likely be contending for any championships in the near future. more >>