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Edible spoons to address plastic problem

(Impact Journalism Day) Established in 2011 in Hyderabad, India, Bakeys manufactures edible cutlery as an alternative to disposable plastic/wood cutlery and bamboo chopsticks......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

What the award-winning dead whale installation art says about the Philippines’ pollution problem

Photos of the grisly installation art depicting a dead whale with a mouth full of plastic waste went viral back in 2017 highlighting the need to address the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

California governor pushes for fund to help asylum seekers

  SAN DIEGO --- California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised San Diego County for providing a shelter for asylum seekers and said Thursday he wants the state to set up an emergency fund of $25 million to address what he has called an humanitarian crisis created by the federal government. Speaking during a visit to San Diego on Thursday, Newsom told reporters that $5 million should be made available this year - mostly to help San Diego's shelter. He said his proposal is worded "loosely" to allow for flexibility in the spending but he believes the money is needed for a problem that will not be going away in the near future. The most immediate needs for now are in San Diego Cou...Keep on reading: California governor pushes for fund to help asylum seekers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Students address problematic waterways

Manila, one of the densest cities in the country, is considered to be a top contributor to ocean plastic waste, as urban waterways have been transformed into residential areas for informal settlers and dump sites. Twelve young innovators from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts Architecture Program (SDAAR) decided […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Government urged: Resolve housing backlog

Alarmed by a projected 6.8-million backlog in housing units by 2022, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos yesterday asked the government to address the problem, otherwise the number will keep on increasing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

DSWD: Don’t give alms to street beggars

  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Saturday reiterated an appeal for people not to give alms to street beggars during the holiday season.   In a statement, Assistant Secretary Glenda Relova, DSWD spokesperson, gave assurance that the DSWD was working closely with other government agencies to address the problem of mendicancy, especially among indigenous peoples (IPs).   "Again, we are appealing to the public not to give alms," she said.   "It would be better to direct our help to long-term programs that would provide a comprehensive help to our fellow citizens who are IPs and street children," she added.   130 ...Keep on reading: DSWD: Don’t give alms to street beggars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

More budget needed to address problem on drunk drivers —MMDA spox - GMA News

More budget needed to address problem on drunk drivers —MMDA spox - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

House approves bill granting emergency powers vs traffic

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill seeking to grant emergency powers to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) chief to address the perennial urban traffic problem. Lawmakers passed House Bill (HB) 6425 on 3rd and final reading on Monday, December 3, with a vote of 188-8-0. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Judicial reforms, certainty of punishment best move vs crimes – Atty. Chel Diokno

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 Nov.) – Reforming the judiciary and ensuring the certainty of punishment is the best way to address the problem of illegal drugs and other crimes, a human rights lawyer told participants to a media forum in Davao City on Saturday. Lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, chair of the Free Legal Assistance […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Koronadal to install more traffic light systems

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) – The city government is planning to install more traffic light systems in major street intersections here to address the area’s worsening traffic problem. City Mayor Peter Miguel said studies are underway for the installation of additional traffic lights in the city’s main commercial zone and other areas that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Youth Dev Program to Be Integrated in HS Curriculum in Naga City

This city government is focusing on a holistic youth development program that includes a corresponding localized education plan that can be integrated into the formal educational curriculum as a response to the drug abuse problem affecting the youth. This is in recognition of the need to address the drug abuse issue affecting the youth who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

How to solve the waste plastic problem one ‘ecobrick’ at a time

A BULACAN-based company is using waste plastic laminates or sachets to produce “ecobricks,” which are touted as a solution to the solid waste problem and a “green” alternative to hollow blocks......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Malls adjust operating hours tomorrow

Malls in Metro Manila will be required to adjust their operating hours starting tomorrow in a bid to address the traffic problem during the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Duterte issues EO on coordinating antidrug campaign

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an order institutionalizing the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS), which the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) formulated to address the drug problem in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Q& A: Hornets Walker starts season in scoring groove

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com With the new season underway, and with his game as hot as almost anyone to start, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker was asked what impressed or surprised him about the first 10 days or so of 2018-19. “Nothing besides my own play,” Walker said, laughing after a shootaround Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “Nothing besides seeing my name near the top of the NBA scoring, which is pretty weird.” Eh, maybe not so weird. Walker, a two-time All-Star, is the Hornets’ all-time leading scorer. At 28, the former ninth overall pick in the 2011 Draft is in his prime as a player. The 41 points he dropped on Milwaukee on opening night and the fact he’s gone for at least 23 every game since (with three more games of 30 or more) seems like the next logical step. It earned him the season’s first Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor and as Week 2 ended, his 31.7 ppg trailed only Golden State’s Stephen Curry (33.9) and Portland’s Damian Lillard (33.8). “It was [gratifying]. Who wouldn’t want it to keep going?” Walker told NBA.com. “I know teams will be gearing up on me and double-teaming me. But I just want to win, man. I want to get back to the playoffs any way possible. I don’t care what I average the rest of the year.” Walker, in the final year of a four-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2014, never has shot the ball so well -- 40.5 percent from the arc, 46.6 percent overall. Neither has he shot it so often and from such range. Walker is averaging 23 shots, including more than 11 3-point attempts. His usage rate of 33.5 trails only Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (35.1) and his 29.4 PER puts him ahead of Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Is it sustainable? That was one of multiple topics Walker talked about with NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner: *** Steve Aschburner: On Media Day, you made it sound as if you would hit this season hard from the start, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen. How do you explain it? Kemba Walker: I knew I had a good summer. I put in the work and the time and the effort to get better. And I’m healthy -- I haven’t felt healthy like this in a long time. Over the last three summers, I wasn’t healthy, having knee surgeries and ‘scopes. So I was rehabbing. This summer, I had a chance to work on my game. Being able to work on my shooting over a long period of time really helped as well. SA: You took as many 3FGAs last season as you shot your first two seasons combined. Now you’re launching them at a pace (11.3 per game) to break Steph Curry’s single season record (886). Is this a conscious change by you or a reaction to the league’s preferred style? KW: Both. The league definitely has changed from the time I first came in. Everybody’s shooting more threes, no matter their position. Me, I’ve just become more confident. I worked on my shot tremendously to get to this point. I’m comfortable now shooting it, whenever I can get to my spots. SA: What’s your preference -- pull-up threes, spot-up threes or those halfcourt threes like Steph takes? KW: Not at all [laughing]. Steph is a different type of shooter, maybe the best to ever shoot the basketball. But I’m comfortable shooting them however. It doesn’t matter. If I can get ‘em up, I try to make ‘em. But I do love for my teammates to create for me and get me some easy ones. It does take some stress, some pressure, off of me. SA: Your coach, James Borrego, has talked of using you more off the ball. Does that suit you? KW: It really helps. It gets me a little bit of rest, and it opens up a different dynamic in my game. As well as giving other guys a chance to have the ball in their hands and create for others. But the main thing is, it just keeps me fresher, which is huge for me. SA: What’s your take on the Charlotte rookies? KW: Oh, I’m a huge fan. Devonte’ [Graham] really hasn’t gotten a chance to play yet, but I’ve always been a huge fan, even when he was at Kansas. Just love his game, love his poise. And that’s skill -- I don’t think people understand how much of a skill it is to be poised, especially at a young age. It’s something that I didn’t have, something that took me a very long time to get. Miles [Bridges], he’s a hard-playing kid. Smart, always in the right spot on both ends of the floor. I can see him getting more minutes as the season progresses. SA: Malik Monk is a second-year guy who didn’t have the most satisfying rookie season. What do you see from him, and can he become a reliable backcourt mate? KW: Oh yeah, he’s growing. Every single day. His efficiency will come. He needs time to learn, needs time to develop, to figure out where his shots are going to come. He’s getting better already. He’s passing the ball really well, getting other guys involved. He needs to know we need him every night, with him coming off the bench for us. SA: Your rookie season was about as challenging as could be -- delayed by a lockout, rushed through training camp and a quickie preseason, and then a 7-59 experience. Did that set you back as a player? KW: Nah, it wasn’t a setback. It was humbling. I took it as a point in my career where I was going through adversity. It was tough -- nobody likes to lose -- and through my basketball career I felt I had been a winner. But I just stuck to it, just kept working hard. SA: You said you don’t want to talk anymore about your free agency next summer -- and your general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is on record saying, “Our intention is for him to end his career in a Hornet uniform.” Some people wonder what the market might be, though, given how many terrific point guards are out there. So let’s address that another way: what is it like competing with all those rivals? KW: It’s unbelievable, man. Every night. Every single night, somebody is there to … I can’t even explain it. Every team, there’s so many great point guards out there who are just ready to showcase their talents. There are young guys ready to show how good they are. Yeah, it’s a point guard league. SA: We’re seeing more and more teams switching everything defensively. How hard is that on a 6-foot-1 point guard? KW: It’s … tough sometimes. Some matchups, you don’t want to get. But I rely on my teammates to help out as much as possible. The most challenging part probably is boxing guys out. But I’m always up for the challenge. SA: Some players talk or at least play like defense is optional. Your thoughts? KW: Not at all. I’m paid to do it all. It’s not even about being paid -- I’m just competitive. I want to play defense. I want to score. I want to do it all. SA: I’ve often wondered what it’s like to play for the team that Michael Jordan owns. Other teams, the owners aren’t basketball experts. But that’s not the case for the Hornets. Is it intimidating? KW: I wouldn’t say intimidating. I love it. I want my owner to have played. He knows what’s going on, he knows how it feels after losses, after wins. Traveling. Being tired. He’s been through it. He knows what it takes to win games in this league. Even though basketball’s a bit different now from when he played, but still, he knows. I feel like I’m at an advantage because I can go to him, I can ask him things. Or he can just come to me, or text me or call me to let me know things. And let me know how to get past things. No, it’s an honor for us, it’s an honor for me to have him as an owner. SA: How is basketball different from when Jordan played? KW: For me, just the threes. A lot of bigs shooting threes. The bigs are different in general, you know? Back with MJ, I feel like the shooting guards and the forwards were dominant, and it was more of a post-up league. Now it’s a point guard’s league for the most part. And it’s not a post-up league much anymore. There are so many threes up in the air. SA: Do you little guys resent the stretch-fours and stretch-fives coming out onto your turf these days? KW: Yeah, man, it’s crazy. But it’s fun. Just seeing the development and the change. Even from when I first got in the league it wasn’t like that. But guys are so talented nowadays, it’s unbelievable. SA: Tell me about the Big Brothers Big Sisters work you do, mentoring four kids -- two boys and two girls -- in the Charlotte area. KW: Just to be in their lives. I take ‘em out to eat, take ‘em to Dave & Buster’s every now and then. It’s fun. I try to avoid the cameras. It’s not for social media. It’s not for anything but them. The kids are doing great in school. That’s the biggest progress, that’s what you want. They’ve really started to love basketball now -- they come to games sometimes. It’s been fun to see them grow, each and every time I see them. One of the kids, his mom passed away. I know it’s been a struggle for him. For me to be able to help get his mind off of that for a time, just be there for him, that’s definitely rewarding for me but I hope it’s more rewarding for him. SA: You’re in your eighth season, and you’ve played a total of 11 playoff games. What stands out for you about the postseason? KW: I remember every game. We played Miami twice. The first year [2014] was when they had LeBron, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. They swept us, but I thought we played really well. Obviously it wasn’t enough -- they had three Hall of Famers. I remember the level of intensity those guys played with. I remember telling myself, the next time I get to the playoffs, I’m going to try my best to play like that. The next time [2016], that’s what I did. People thought we might get swept again, but we went to seven games. It was really fun. The whole atmosphere was so intense. I loved it. You have to take your game to a whole ‘nother level. You have to play hard every possession, every second of those games. The competitiveness, the toughness, everything goes up. SA: A problem that team had, it still has -- you’re carrying such a big load offensively. Do you need a second reliable scorer, and is that guy on the roster now? KW: Of course. We need it. I’m not going to have huge games every night. It’s on one of these guys to step up. I think guys are still searching for their roles at this point, especially with a new coach, new system. We’re still learning. But as the season progresses, I think they will. We have guys who are capable of putting points up for us. SA: The All-Star Game this season is in Charlotte. You’ve been selected twice. What would you think of playing in that game in your market? KW: That’d be amazing. To be in Charlotte, the team that drafted me, the team I’ve played with for eight years now, it would be a really special moment. Hopefully I can get there. It’d be fun. A really important and fun moment in my career. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Sexual harassment on campus

MANILA, Philippines – There are recent discussions online about improper behavior of professors in universities. What constitutes sexual harassment? What can universities do to address this problem? In this episode of Basagan ng Trip, Leloy Claudio talks to University of the Philippines Center for Women's and Gender Studies director Natsy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Fund hike for more police, firemen drafts

Some 10,000 additional positions for Police Officer 1 in the Philippine National Police will be opened with the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) allocation of P3 billion in the PNP’s 2019 budget. The DBM said the fund allocation aims to entice more recruits for the police force and address the problem of criminality in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Handle with care

Louie Alas is concerned about one thing coming into Phoenix Petroleum's critical clash with Rain or Shine. And he knows that if they get to address this problem the right way, things will look bright for the Fuel Masters in the playoffs of the PBA Governors' Cup. "We need to handle the ball better, a lot better," Alas told the Inquirer after practice as his Fuel Masters are leading the league in turnovers with close to 20 a game. "We're giving the enemy so many extra possessions because of this. "That's my main concern, because as far as my players are concerned, I have a healthy roster," Alas continued as Phoenix battles undermanned Rain or Shine Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Cuneta A...Keep on reading: Handle with care.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

P220M to address jail congestion in WV

By: Gail T. Momblan THE national government allocated P220 million to loosen up congested detention facilities in Western Visayas, said Supt. Gilbert Peremne Bureau, Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-6 assistant regional director. According to Peremne, jail congestion remains a problem in Western Visayas as the 37 jail units hold 9,750 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL), based on […] The post P220M to address jail congestion in WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer.” “Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone,” Francis said in an address to worshipers in the Vatican. “Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem,” he added. “Is it just to [...] The post Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Doncic scores 15, Dallas tops 76ers 115-112 at China Games

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 115-112 on Monday night to earn a split of the teams' NBA China Games series. Jalen Brunson had 11 points for Dallas, plus got a steal in the final seconds to help preserve the win. Dennis Smith Jr. and Dwight Powell each scored 10 for the Mavericks. Dallas' Ding Yanyuhang played the final 8:33 of the game, much to the delight of the fans in his native China. He missed the teams' matchup when the China Games began Friday because of knee soreness and finished with one point. Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia, going 11 for 16 from 2-point range — though he did miss all six of his 3-point tries. Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Redick made his first shot Monday, meaning he started 11 for 11 on the China trip. He made all 10 of his shots in Philadelphia's win over Dallas on Friday and finished 4 for 9 on Monday. There were six lead changes and two ties in the fourth quarter alone, and the game went down to the very last moment. Daryl Macon made one of two free throws with 13 seconds left to put Dallas up by two, and Brunson added a free throw following his steal to push the Mavericks' lead to three. Demetrius Jackson missed a 3-pointer at the end that would have tied it for Philadelphia. TIP-INS Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki (ankle surgery rehab) remained sidelined, though he did address the crowd pregame in Shenzhen just as he did on Friday in Shanghai. ... Doncic got called for fouling Amir Johnson on a jump ball in the second quarter. Referee Tony Brothers said Doncic swiped Johnson across the arm as they leaped to control the tap. ... Dallas used 15 players, none of them taking more than nine shots. 76ers: Philadelphia committed 70 fouls in China, 35 in each game. ... Embiid had a beautiful reverse pivot to get loose for a dunk late in the first half. Problem was, he slammed the ball into the front of the rim. ... Simmons got a first-quarter technical for flexing after a dunk. ... Philadelphia started 0 for 9 from 3-point range, before Mike Muscala connected. REDICK JEERED The booing of Redick — "polite booing," he called it earlier in this trip to China — continued every time he touched the ball. Redick appeared to use a derogatory term for Chinese people several months ago while taping part of a video where NBA players were wishing fans Happy New Year. Redick apologized quickly after the video came out and said the usage of the slur was unintentional, insisting that he was tongue-tied. HEADING HOME Both teams were flying back to the U.S. after the game. Philadelphia was hoping for a slightly quicker trip than the one that brought it to China; the 76ers had a scheduled stop for refueling in Calgary, Alberta, on the way over and wound up being on the ground for several hours because of a snowstorm. All told, it took Philadelphia nearly 22 hours to get to China. UP NEXT Mavericks: Preseason finale at home Friday against Charlotte. 76ers: Preseason complete, season opener at Boston on Oct. 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018