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Call for better policies marks mining summit

Call for better policies marks mining summit.....»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

FIBA: Iran sends Gilas home with a 20-point World Cup rout

It was false hope. Gilas Pilipinas had its best start in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Sunday and yet the Philippines still got demolished by Iran at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, 95-75. After another two losses in the 17-32 classification phase, Gilas ended the horror trip to China with a 0-5 record, one of two sure teams to finish winless in the World Cup through the weekend. At -147, Gilas is in the running to finish in last place unless Japan (-115), and Jordan (-132) also finish with 0-5 records and end up with worse point differentials than the Filipinos. Ivory Coast is also 0-5 but they have better point differential than Gilas. The Philippines actually had a strong start, firing six three-point shots in the opening period. However, Iran still led after one, 30-24. Gilas’ offense cooled off, managing only 26 point through the next two quarters and the Iranians made their move, dominating for a 75-50 lead. Iran cruised in the fourth, making sure to maintain a huge lead. With China’s loss to Nigeria, the Iranians clinched an automatic Olympics slot in beating Gilas, ending up as the best Asian team in the World Cup. Iran and China both finished with identical 2-3 marks but the Iranians (+7) had superior point differential compared to the Chinese (-10). Hamed Haddadi was the high man for Iran, finishing with 19 points. Nikkhah Bahrami added 17 while Benham Yakhchali dropped 14 points. Robert Bolick hit a couple of triples in garbage time to lead Gilas in scoring with 15 points. June Mar Fajardo was good for 10 points and Andray Blatche finished with 12 before being ejected. Arguing a call, Blatche was given two technical fouls in the fourth quarter.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Environmental network formed against Nickel Asia subsidiary

Strong rains failed to deter more than 300 community representatives, peoples organizations and church leaders from the Cordillera region and Ilocos Sur province to attend the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit on August 24 in Sagada, Mountain Province aimed to build the broadest unity against the mining application of Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc. (CEXCI), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation. The post Environmental network formed against Nickel Asia subsidiary appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

Communities unite against Nickel Asia subsidiary

More than 300 participants attended the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit held on August 24 at the St. Mary's School Gym in Sagada Mountain Province where they made a united stand and plan of action against the mining applications of the Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, covering more than 60,000 hectares in the Cordillera and Ilocos Sur province. The post Communities unite against Nickel Asia subsidiary appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

Cagayanos want blacksand mining disguised as “dredging” stopped

The Provincial Board of Cagayan backed the people’s call asking the president to stop immediately the dredging operation in the Cagayan River, which they believe is magnetite mining. Governor Manuel Mamba sanctioned the dredging through a memorandum of agreement that did not pass the provincial board and in the absence of permit from the DPWH, as required by law. The post Cagayanos want blacksand mining disguised as “dredging” stopped appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Trump, Johnson talk 5G and trade ahead of G7 summit

WASHINGTON D.C, USA – President Donald Trump and Britain's new Conservative prime minister, Boris Johnson, have discussed trade and the growing struggle for control of emerging 5G technology, the White House said Friday, August 2. In the call made Thursday, August 1, Trump and Johnson discussed "areas of further cooperation, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Trump escalates war on social media at White House summit

WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Silicon Valley giants on Thursday, July 11, with a call for "regulatory and legislative solutions" to what he described as unfair treatment of conservatives by major online platforms. At a White House social media "summit," Trump excluded internet firms from the gathering ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Philex needs $740 M to jumpstart Silangan

Philex Mining Corp. is set to invest $740 million more to jumpstart the Silangan copper and gold project as it shifts to the underground method amid uncertainty about government policies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

Wake up call for whom?

Before he left for Bangkok to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders’ Summit last Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to raise before his fellow heads of states the June 9 “maritime accident” at Recto Bank as an urgent matter that must be addressed at their level......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Shoe brand joins global celebration of love on 'PrideMonth

Adidas joins the global celebration of Pride presenting the newest iteration of Love Unites—a variety of programming that celebrates the proud and unapologetic. Debuting the first week of June, the campaign champions love’s power to change lives. Love Unites marks a global call for people to come together in recognition of the movement’s extraordinary advances since the NYC Stonewall Riots, and its unwavering mission towards growth and equality. “We believe through sport, we have the power to change lives,” said Emmy Negrin, adidas Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Real, positive change is possible when you harness the influence of sport. It’s on all of us to help create a world in which everyone feels safe and can show up as their authentic, unapologetic selves. We see you and we celebrate you, during Pride month and every single day all year long.” Contributing to the resilient LGBTQ+ movement, adidas will support the The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for youth of the community. The brand will contribute a financial donation to assist the organization’s agenda and incite wider awareness of its cause. For more information on The Trevor Project please visit www.thetrevorproject.org. To help bring the campaign to life, adidas enlists pop artist Ace Troy, drag performer Flawless Shade, Father of Kiki House of Flora Brandon Harrison, musician The Last Artful, Dodgr, pro soccer player Taylor Smith and DJ Venus X to share their stories and experiences, and to reveal what Love Unites means to them through an intimate short-film. Through its ongoing partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, adidas supports a special iteration of First Saturdays fully dedicated to Pride.  The exhibition entitled Nobody Promised You Tomorrow, features twenty-two LGBTQ+ artists who pay tribute to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Through an evening of music performances, film, live art installments, and more, the showcase will pay reverence by uplifting the community and fostering courageous dialogue and connection through the featured work on view.  Full programming for the Brooklyn Museum is available at www.brooklynmuseum.org. Paying homage to a true champion of the LGBTQ+ community, the brand with the three stripes will also look to Keith Haring for inspiration during June, celebrating his lasting legacy and partnering with the foundation in his name. Haring’s instantly recognizable work can be found on some of the brand’s most iconic footwear silhouettes—the Rivalry Hi, Nizza Hi, and Stan Smith. The Pride pack is now available via adidas stores nationwide, adidas.com and select retailers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Unlikely heroes may miss final as Kane, Salah set to return

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Lucas Moura and Divock Origi have been the unlikely heroes for Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League this season. They kept alive their team's hopes of winning the European title with crucial goals and decisive performances. Without them, the English sides probably wouldn't have made it to Saturday's final in the Spanish capital. But despite helping their teams reach the final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, both may miss out on playing in the match because of the return from injuries of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will have to choose between the in-form Moura and the recently injured Kane, while Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will have to sit Origi or rearrange his attack to leave him in the lineup along with Salah. Neither coach gave anything away on Friday. "If Pochettino says his exact lineup, call me and I will tell you our lineup as well," Klopp said. "If not, then I thought I'd keep at least a few question marks open." Pochettino kept quiet. "It's not going to be easy to take a decision," he said. "We are going to take the best decision to try to win. It's so painful when this type of game arrives and you can only use 11 players from the beginning." Moura has been starting since Kane hurt an ankle ligament in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The Brazilian scored the hat trick that allowed Tottenham to come from behind and beat Ajax 3-2 in the second leg of the semifinals, helping the English club overcome a 1-0 home loss in the first match. The hat trick included a stoppage-time goal that sealed the comeback and the team's first-ever final appearance. Moura, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018, also scored a crucial late equalizer against Barcelona in the team's final group game in December, securing the English club a spot in the knockout stage. "All of this is a dream and now I have the opportunity to play in the final and to win the competition I have always dreamt about," Moura told UEFA.com. "Without a doubt it's the best moment of my career." Origi replaced Salah after the Egyptian had a concussion in a game against Newcastle in the Premier League just before the second leg against Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals. Origi scored a late winner against Newcastle after replacing Salah in the second half, then was crucial in the return match against Barcelona, scoring twice in the 4-0 win that put the team in the final for the second straight season. Kane has been a mainstay in the Tottenham attack, but even before his injury some had been calling for Moura to get more minutes in the squad. The versatile 26-year-old Brazilian can play in different attacking positions, including as an attacking midfielder, and could even play alongside Kane if Pochettino wanted to. For Moura, the Champions League final could give him another opportunity to show Brazil coach Tite he made a mistake by leaving him out of next month's Copa America squad. Tite announced the team shortly after Moura's superb display in the Champions League semifinals, but they weren't enough to persuade the coach. Salah fully recovered from his concussion and is more certain to make his Champions League return on Saturday. He played only about 30 minutes in last year's final because of a shoulder injury sustained in the 3-1 loss to Real Madrid. Origi also is versatile in attack and may get to start alongside Salah and Sadio Mane. The 24-year-old Belgian will have added competition from Roberto Firmino, though, who also had been out injured but is fit for the final. "These are always tough decisions," Pochettino said. "But it's part of my job to decide the starting 11 and to try to win the game.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

UAAP 81 Volleyball: Everything was worth the wait for Deanna Wong

Deanna Wong can now call herself a UAAP champion.  The fourth-year playmaker helped the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP Women's Volleyball Championship since Season 77 with a 2-1 Finals Series win over the very game University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, led by season MVP Sisi Rondina.  The championship capped off an impressive season for the Lady Eagles, but it was not without its hurdles, as they found themselves in three do-or-die matches throughout course of the semifinals and the finals.  But of course, the victory is made sweeter because of the challenges along the way, and for Wong, the championship made the last four years of hard work and sacrifice all worth it.  "Everything is worth the wait lang talaga," Wong told ABS-CBN Sports. "This has been a very long and very hard journey for me, personally." Wong became Ateneo's lead setter in UAAP Season 80, following the departure of two-time champion and former Best Setter Jia Morado after Season 79.  [RELATED: Morado sees Wong as Lady Eagles' leader in Season 82] While her first season as the Lady Eagles' primary playmaker ended in heartbreak after getting booted out in the semifinals by FEU, Wong and Ateneo bounced back with a vengeance in Season 81, finishing the the best record in the league and ultimately, the title.  "Sa dami ng pinagdaanan ko, sobrang hirap, mahirap talaga, and I think, sobrang overwhelming lang and nakuha namin yung goal namin, and it was my first championship in the UAAP, it’s really great," she continued.  Now, even days after helping steer the Lady Eagles back to the summit of UAAP Women's Volleyball, Wong admits that it has yet to sink in.   "Parang hindi ko parin mapaniwalaan eh, kasi after four years of being in college, ngayon ko lang naranasan talaga," Wong said with a wide smile on her face. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Duterte to Lopez: Give leeway on policies, mining crackdown

Duterte to Lopez: Give leeway on policies, mining crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

APEC summit closes with call to work for free trade

LIMA, Peru — Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations ended their annual summit Sunday with a call to resist protectionism amid signs of increased free-trade skept.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

World leaders on edge over Trump’s views

Several US allies took aim at Donald Trump’s views on global trade, while China’s president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

MGB 7 ties up with LGUs vs illegal mining, quarrying

Cebu City The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB 7) is strengthening its partnership with local government units (LGUs) to stop illegal mining and quarrying activities in Central Visayas amid the call for responsible mining......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

AIDS summit ends with call for more funding

Activists demonstrate during the plenary session of the 21st International Aids Conference in Durban on July 18, 2016. More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conferenc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Philippines driving up nickel prices industry group

MANILA, Philippines Concern over the new Philippine government's mining policies is helping drive global nickel prices to nearly one-year highs, the local industry association said Friday. Staunch mining critic Gina Lopez , President Rodrigo Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016
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Lapu-Lapu to create e-library, call center academy using Chinese-donated computers.

LAPU-LAPU CITY,  Cebu – The Lapu-Lapu city government will be opening an e-library for free, using brand new computer with free internet and printing services using the state-of-the-art computers donated by the Lapu-Lapu City Chinese Guild. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan received the 20 brand new state of the art computers, where its Central Processing Unit […] The post Lapu-Lapu to create e-library, call center academy using Chinese-donated computers. appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 24 min. ago

Reaping debt

Filipino farmers call for subsidy amid the influx of imported rice from other countries. The post Reaping debt appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago