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‘Extinct’ giant tortoise to be bred in captivity

‘Extinct’ giant tortoise to be bred in captivity.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 14th, 2017

Sad farewell as Malaysia-born panda heads to China

Malaysia's first locally-born giant panda headed to its homeland China on Tuesday, with officials bidding a sad goodbye to the female cub. Two-year-old Nuan Nuan, whose name means "warmth", was born in Malaysia's national zoo in August 2015 a year after her parents Feng Yi and Fu Wa arrived in the country on a 10-year loan from China. In the wild, giant pandas can only be found in China's mountainous central regions where their favourite food, bamboo, grows in abundance. But as part of its policy of "panda diplomacy", Beijing loans the animals to countries worldwide as a goodwill gesture. Its agreement with Malaysia provides that cubs born in captivity must be handed back...Keep on reading: Sad farewell as Malaysia-born panda heads to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Philippine Eagle Pag-asa turns 25

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Pag-asa, the first Philippine Eagle successfully hatched and bred in captivity, turned 25 yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

28th Philippine Eaglet bred in captivity hatched

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Another Philippine Eaglet bred in captivity has been hatched at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Calinan in this city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

China releases 6th, 7th giant panda into wild

China released another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild on Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan Province, in an attempt to diversify the species' genetic pool......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

World’s eldest panda in captivity receives euthanasia in HK

The world's eldest giant panda in captivity Jia Jia was given euthanasia on Sunday at Hong Kong Ocean Park, after her health condition deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

The Manor at Camp John Hay welcomes Christmas with elaborate light show

MANILA, Philippines – The Christmas season was officially welcomed with an elaborate Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Manor in Camp John Hay last Tuesday, November 14. The Garden at The Manor was converted into a Winter Wonderland of lights complete with life-size penguins on an elevated “pond” dancing alongside giant Christmas trees. The trees… link: The Manor at Camp John Hay welcomes Christmas with elaborate light show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

House opposition downplays ASEAN as giant photo op

MANILA, Philippines —Members of the House opposition criticized the country’s hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Global wealth up 27% since financial crisis

ZURICH: lobal wealth has grown by more than a quarter in the decade since the financial crisis, but the spread is far from even, a study published Tuesday showed. In its Annual Global Wealth Report, the research arm of Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse found that global wealth had expanded 27 percent in the past [...] The post Global wealth up 27% since financial crisis appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting have been allowed to return home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were on a plane back to Los Angeles that was due to land late Tuesday afternoon after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities." The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the 23rd-ranked Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai as part of the Pac-12 China game. The rest of the UCLA team returned home last Saturday. A person with knowledge of the Pac-12's decision said any discipline involving the trio would be up to UCLA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the conference doesn't plan any sanctions. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options. "I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law," he said in a statement. "In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared." There was no immediate word on the trio's status for the team's home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas. The school said the three players, along with coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero, will make their first public comments about the matter at a campus news conference Wednesday, but won't take questions. Scott thanked President Donald Trump, the White House and the State Department for their efforts in resolving what he called "the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China." He indicated that UCLA made "significant efforts" on behalf of its athletes. It wasn't clear under what terms the players were freed to return to the U.S. "We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university," Scott said. Trump said Tuesday he had a long conversation about the three players' status with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Ball, Hill and Riley were expected to have an immediate impact as part of UCLA's highly touted recruiting class. Instead, they are being talked about solely for their actions off the court. Ball, a guard whose brother Lonzo is a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged 33.8 points as a high school senior. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the NBA draft. The Balls' outspoken father, LaVar, was in China at the time of the incident. He spent some time promoting the family's Big Baller Brand of athletic shoes with his youngest son, LaMelo, while his middle son was detained. Forwards Hill and Riley, both four-star recruits, figure to bolster 7-foot senior Thomas Welsh in the frontcourt. The Bruins traveled to China as part of the Pac-12's global initiative that seeks to popularize the league's athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year's edition. The game is sponsored by Alibaba Group, the Chinese commerce giant that both UCLA and Georgia Tech visited before the shoplifting incident occurred......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Star-studded giant Christmas tree lighting

Star-studded giant Christmas tree lighting.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

New York fines Credit Suisse $135M over forex manipulation

NEW YORK: US regulators hit banking giant Credit Suisse with a $135 million fine to resolve allegations its traders manipulated foreign exchange prices, New York officials announced Monday. The illicit activity began at least as far back as 2008 through as recently as 2015, and included profiting at clients’ expense and improperly sharing client information, [...] The post New York fines Credit Suisse $135M over forex manipulation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Japan’s SoftBank: ‘No final agreement’ on Uber

TOKYO: Japanese tech giant SoftBank Tuesday said there was “no final agreement” on an investment in Uber and warned it could pull out of a potential deal if the terms were unsatisfactory. The statement came after Uber said it had entered an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and investment group Dragoneer on what [...] The post Japan’s SoftBank: ‘No final agreement’ on Uber appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a local official said Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to save the massive mammals. The whales were among a pod of 10 spotted by locals stranded along Ujong Krueng beach in Aceh province Monday, with one seen farther out in the water. Rescuers tried to push the nine beached whales back out to sea as hundreds of curious locals looked on, some snapping pictures. Five were pushed back and survived but four died, some with their mouth agape as small waves crashed over their giant bodies. Rescuers tied ropes to the tails of some of the mammals to pull them to deeper water. "We had problems evacuating th...Keep on reading: Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Scientists warn of ‘giant leap backward’ at climate talks

Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday (Tuesday in Manila), warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. CO2 emissions, flat since 2014, were forecast to rise two percent in 2017, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at 12-day negotiations in the German city of Bonn ending Friday. "The news that emissions are rising after a three-year hiatus is a giant leap backward for humankind," said Amy Luers, a climate policy advisor to Barack Obama and executive director of Future Earth, which co-spons...Keep on reading: Scientists warn of ‘giant leap backward’ at climate talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is playing catch-up in the vibrant and growing startup community in Southeast Asia, after another Asian giant, China, has been leading in funding and engaging with technology-based firms in the region. In the past two years, the share of Japanese venture investment into member countries of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Global 2% rise in CO2 ‘giant leap backwards for humankind’

The carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming, flat since 2014, are set to rise two percent this year, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at UN climate talksMonday. "This is very disappointing," said Corinne Le Quere, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia and lead author of a major study detailing the findings. "With global CO2 emissions from human activities estimated at 41 billion tonnes for 2017, time is running out on our ability to keep warming below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), let alone 1.5 C." The 196-nation Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, calls for capping global warming at...Keep on reading: Global 2% rise in CO2 ‘giant leap backwards for humankind’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Troops rescue 3 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Tawi-Tawi

THE military recovered the body of an abducted Vietnamese sailor and rescued three o­thers from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in “special operations” launched on Friday in Tawi-Tawi. Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), said one of the sailors, Nguyin Huu Trong, died while in captivity while the three – Buy [...] The post Troops rescue 3 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Tawi-Tawi appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 12th, 2017

Strong sales boost Jollibee profit in Q3

FAST food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) grew its profit by 21.1% in the third quarter of 2017, lifted by improved sales in both its local and overseas store network. In a statement issued on Friday, JFC said its net income attributable to the parent stood at P1.62 billion in the July to September period, […] The post Strong sales boost Jollibee profit in Q3 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Metro Pacific buys into Vietnamese water company

PHILIPPINE-listed infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has forayed into the Vietnamese water market thru a P615-million deal that gives it a 45% stake in a contractor at one of Vietnam’s economic zones. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, Metro Pacific said its subsidiary MetroPac Water Investments Corp. is buying into Vietnamese water […] The post Metro Pacific buys into Vietnamese water company appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017