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Paving roads with plastic bottles rescued from the sea

(Earth Beats) In the Caribbean city of Utila, in Honduras, local officials found a solution to the plastic problem by turning them into asphalt that can be used to pave the city streets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Power producers cite need for more peaking plants

The country needs to develop more peaking power plants – or those plants that can run during peak hours – in order to address any sudden spikes in demand and address the problem of brownouts, according to the country’s power producers......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2019

Federer: Tennis taking proactive approach to address fixing

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At last year's Australian Open, the players were caught by surprise when a report was published on the eve of the season-opening Grand Slam alleging widespread match-fixing in the sport. Every news conference felt like an ambush, a peppering of pointed questions about corruption. This year, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and other stars of the game seem better prepared. They've got their talking points ready — and they can even have a sense of humor about the subject. 'I thought we were going to finish on a good one,' Federer quipped when a match-fixing question was asked at the very end of his pre-tournament news conference on Saturday. Then he smiled. It most likely won't be the last he'll ever be asked, either. Last season's tournament began beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and BuzzFeed alleged that tennis authorities had overlooked suspected cases of match-fixing involving some top players, none of whom were named. Federer, in response, called the situation 'super serious' and argued that anyone who engages in match-fixing should be identified publicly. In the past year, this is what tennis authorities have tried to do. Nine players and officials were sanctioned by the Tennis Integrity Unit in 2016 — the most in a single year since the body was created in 2008. In the first two weeks of this year, six more were added to the list. All of them were lower-ranked players who played primarily on the lower-tier Challenger and Futures tours, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing because of the smaller purses and lack of scrutiny compared with larger ATP and WTA events. Federer said this is where tennis officials need to be focusing their efforts. 'Clearly we have no space for that kind of behavior in our sport,' he said, adding that efforts to combat corruption have had positive spinoffs. 'The good thing is that it's really only zero-point-something percent of players that actually have done something over the course of so many matches and so many players. I think we've done actually OK.' To be exact, the TIU said that only 292 matches generated suspicious betting alerts out of more than 114,000 played last year, or about 0.2 percent. Betting alerts, on their own, are also not conclusive proof that a match has been fixed. Federer also applauded the TIU's decision to name an independent review panel to examine its operations and recommend changes. The report is due later this year. 'That's going to change the sport for the better,' he said. Djokovic also said the problem seems to be confined to the lower-tier tours, taking a subtle shot at the media for making 'a great deal about it' when a case arises. But he, too, stressed that progress has been made and he believes the sport is cleaner than it was 12 months ago. 'Ideally, we don't want to see any kind of match-fixing occurrences,' he said. 'But, unfortunately, they do occur from time to time. 'We haven't experienced too many. Generally looking I think ATP and all the authorities are doing a good job in kind of tracking down those kind of potential match-fixing matches.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Big business groups collaborate to address job-skills mismatch

MANILA, Philippines – Big business groups are collaborating to find ways to address the problem of job-skills mismatch in the country which they said have lo.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

WATCH | DOH to buy up to P100M worth of condoms to address HIV problem

WATCH | DOH to buy up to P100M worth of condoms to address HIV problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

DOH to buy up to P100-M worth of condoms to address HIV problem

DOH to buy up to P100-M worth of condoms to address HIV problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

New PCA chief goes after cocolisap

MANILA, Philippines - Newly installed Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Avelino Andal has promised to address the problem on cocolisap, a pest.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

Crafting a traffic law

THE House of Representatives transportation committee is seeking various government institutions to help form a law that will finally address the traffic problem in the country. The House committee sought the help of the Supreme Court, Commission on Audit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

QC to rationalize tricycle franchise issuance

The issuance of tricycle franchises in Quezon City will now be rationalized in a bid to address the problem of colorum trike operations in the city......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 12th, 2016

Implementation will fix Cebu’s traffic woes

Allow me to reprint the headline story that came out in The Freeman last Sunday….”To address the burgeoning traffic problem in Metro Cebu, Presi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Enzymes vs Stench

To address the problem of stench from garbage dumped on the Inayawan Landfill, the Cebu City Government has started spraying enzymes or good bacteria developed by scientists and tested in other countries where landfills have posed problems to nearby commu.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 1st, 2016

Bishops propose ‘correctional summit’

THE influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to call a “correctional summit” to address the problem of illegal drugs and other core issues besetting the National Bilibid Pris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Funny, problematic — exasperating

President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) was at various times challenging, funny, and puzzling. Particularly problematic, however, were his statements on human rights, the drug problem, and even the media. As has become .....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

Pres Duterte eyes revival of the Pasig River Ferry System vs traffic in MM

QUEZON CITY, July 26 (PIA) - With the serious traffic problem in Metro Manila, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday afternoon at the Batasang Pambansa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Duterte: Metro Manila to be cleared of colorum vehicles 'immediately'

MANILA, Philippines In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 25, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to intensify the campaign against colorum vehicles as a way to address the traffic problem in the Philippine capital region. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Duterte: Intensify war vs human traffickers

MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte intends to intensify the war against human traffickers and illegal recruiters a problem he considers as important as drugs. During his State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 25, Duterte also said .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Congress’ priorities reflect Duterte’s legislative agenda

Top-billing the agenda of both the Senate and House of Representatives is the emergency powers to be granted to the President to address the perennial traffic problem in Metro Manila and other urban a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Legarda urges Ilocanos to plant malunggay to help solve malnutrition

LAOAG CITY, July 20 (PIA) - One solution to address problem on malnutrition lies in the planting of Moringa Oleifera, more popularly known as malunggay, Senator Loren Legarda said recently. In line w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Tourists and trash

Tourists in Daku Island in General Luna, Siargao, Surigao del Norte, pick up trash left behind by other tourists on Saturday, 25 May 2019. The country’s “surfing capital” is finding ways to to solve the garbge problem in this tourist destination. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News7 hr. 51 min. ago

Pope Francis, muling kinundena ang aborsyon

Vatican – Nanindigan si Pope Francis na ang aborsyon ay hindi katanggap-tanggap at sinabing ito ay nagiging paraan upang kumuha ng “paid killer.” “Is it lawful to eliminate a human lift to resolve a problem? […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago