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Emissions of key greenhouse far higher than thought — study

Global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane may be double current estimates, posing an added challenge in the fight against climate change, researchers said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 5th, 2016

Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns in US Southeast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in the Southeastern U.S. in the years ahead, according to a study published on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 22nd, 2016

Businesses can unlock $12-trillion opportunities through key development goals -- Davos report

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Front Page: S&P, WB tag PHL as Asia growth leader

THE PHILIPPINES began 2017 with World Bank and S&P Global Ratings growth forecasts that top those of most other emerging economies in the next three years......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

S&'38;P, WB tag PHL as Asia growth leader

THE PHILIPPINES began 2017 with World Bank and S&P Global Ratings growth forecasts that top those of most other emerging economies in the next three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Smoking to kill 8 M people a year – study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer br /> ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved Tuesday by the FIFA Council. It meets Infantino's election pledge of a bigger World Cup, and should help fund promised raises for FIFA's 211 member federations. With 80 matches instead of 64, FIFA forecasts the equivalent of $1 billion extra income at current rates from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales, compared to $5.5 billion revenue forecast for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA projects an increased profit of $640 million despite some extra operating costs and prize money for teams. FIFA's six continents should find out by May how many extra places they will each get. UEFA wants 16 European teams at the tournament, which is strongly favored to be played in North America. The CONCACAF region has not hosted the World Cup since the 1994 tournament in the United States. American, Canadian and Mexican soccer leaders have had informal talks about a co-hosting bid. Africa and Asia could be winners in a bigger World Cup with up to nine places each. They had only five and four teams, respectively, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Still, FIFA said it expects the standard of soccer to drop compared to the 32-team format locked in for the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar. The 'absolute quality' of play, defined by high-ranked teams facing each other most often, is achieved by 32 teams, FIFA acknowledged in a research document sent to members last month. It made 10,000 tournament simulations to reach that conclusion. Instead, Infantino wants to create fervor and months of anticipation back home in the 16 extra nations which would qualify, some probably making their World Cup debut. FIFA has pointed to Costa Rica, Wales and Iceland as examples of teams which overachieved at recent tournaments. FIFA must break with soccer tradition to make its new format work after an original 48-team plan — with an opening playoff round sending 16 'one-and-done' teams home early — was unpopular. Instead, three-team groups will replace the usual groups of four to create simple progress to a knockout bracket. However, it leaves one team idle for final group games and could risk collusion between the other two teams. FIFA said it could guard against result-rigging by introducing penalty shootouts after group games that end in draws. Despite the 16 extra games, FIFA believes the current maximum of stadiums needed will stay at the 12 used by Brazil and Russia. However, the demand for more training bases and hotels means developed countries would be better equipped to win future hosting contests. North America is the strong favorite for 2026 because European and Asian countries are blocked by a FIFA rule excluding continents which hosted either of the two previous tournaments. Russia will host the World Cup next year and Qatar in 2022. South America has been focused on a centenary tournament including original 1930 host Uruguay, and African nations are seen as lacking existing capacity and unlikely to fund multi-billion dollar infrastructure spending. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

FA Cup fights for relevance as EPL gets wealthier

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer br /> LONDON (AP) — Within minutes of lifting the FA Cup in May, Louis van Gaal discovered how little the competition factored into the decision on his Manchester United future. United's approach for Jose Mourinho to succeed Van Gaal emerged as the Dutch coach was facing the media at Wembley Stadium straight after beating Crystal Palace. Two days later, Van Gaal was booted out of United, paying the price for failing to secure Champions League qualification by finishing in the top four. It's clear what the priority is now for English Premier League owners like the Glazers. United and the other 19 Premier League teams enter the FA Cup in the third round this weekend, knowing success in soccer's oldest knockout competition has rarely counted less. What matters is making cash through the Premier League, which has eroded the FA Cup's long-standing cherished place in the English football calendar over the last two decades. Van Gaal is one of several managers to leave their jobs despite reaching an FA Cup final. Alan Pardew, his Palace counterpart in May, was fired in December due to the London club's lowly Premier League position. Going back to 2013, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was turned out of his job two days after losing the final to Wigan, which was relegated in the same season. Martinez did, however, secure a move to Everton after his triumph. Roberto Di Matteo, the 2012 cup winner, was at least given until November after his May triumph before being dumped by Chelsea. Perhaps the only manager the FA Cup has mattered to in recent years was Arsene Wenger, with successes in 2014 and 2015 easing some of the heat he has faced for Arsenal's failure to win the Premier League since 2004. Wenger's last cup final victory came against Aston Villa in May 2015. Given that Villa hadn't won a major trophy since the 1996 League Cup or won the FA Cup since 1957, reaching the final was a proud day for manager Tim Sherwood. Five months later, Sherwood was dismissed and he hasn't found another job. No current manager has more experience of the FA Cup and the debate about its luster than Wenger, who has spent 21 years at Arsenal. 'I have no special solution,' the Frenchman said. 'But as well when April comes and May comes and teams go to Wembley it's something special ... it's a big priority for us. 'We have shown historically that we care about that competition and it's a massive competition for everybody.' Just less so in January. 'After the congested Christmas period it's always a tricky game the third round, and that is why I believe (it's a) mental challenge as well for the Premier League teams to prepare well, not to have a bad surprise, and especially today when you go to a Championship team it's always difficult.' Arsenal travels on Saturday to Preston, which is 11th in the 24-team second-tier League Championship. Preston North End's heyday was in the 19th century, winning the top tier twice and the FA Cup once. The northern English club's last major honor was lifting the FA Cup in 1938. Here is a look at the pick of the third-round fixtures involving Premier League teams against lower-league sides. ___ MAN UNITED-READING United's cup defense begins with a reunion as former defender Jaap Stam returns to Old Trafford. The Dutchman won the cup in United's 1998-99 treble-winning season along with the Premier League and Champions League. 'I'm not going to make a big thing of it because I'm not going to be waving,' Stam said. That's because the next time he returns to United he hopes it is because Reading, currently third in the Championship, is back in the Premier League. TOTTENHAM-ASTON VILLA Steve Bruce, whose Hull side lost the 2014 final to Arsenal, is midway through his first season at Aston Villa. There's little doubt his main task is returning the team to the Premier League but it is a place below Preston in 12th place and seven points from the playoff spots. Tottenham is likely to use the cup on Sunday as a chance to rest the key players behind the five-match league winning run, crowned by the victory over Chelsea on Wednesday that lifted Mauricio Pochettino's side to third. LIVERPOOL-PLYMOUTH It's second in the Premier League versus second in the fourth tier at Anfield on Sunday. And it's Juergen Klopp's first taste of the FA Cup, but the Liverpool manager is likely to use the game to test the depth of his squad and give game time to youngsters. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Scientists debunk global warming 'pause'

Scientists debunk global warming 'pause'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

BSP lowers balance of payments forecasts

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has scaled down its balance of payments (BoP) forecasts for this year to a narrower surplus, in light of global market developments that have weighed down local prospects......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

OPINION | If global warming worsens, what will happen to the people and places that matter to me?

OPINION | If global warming worsens, what will happen to the people and places that matter to me?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

PHL assures investors on economy

THE COUNTRY’s current account is expected to remain in surplus next year, providing some assurance on the economy at a time of nagging global uncertainties and a persistent global trade slump......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

No country on target to hold global warming – report

No country on target to hold global warming – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Hold on to our breath

With experts predicting a continuing rise in global temperatures in the years and decades to come, a study showed the poorest and most vulnerable communities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Monetary policy steadies, but 2016-2018 inflation forecasts up

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) kept policy rates unchanged anew yesterday on the back of benign inflation and robust domestic activity at a time of heightened global uncertainty, but expects the general price increase of widely used goods and servi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Trump win raises questions about UN climate deal

MARRAKECH — The election of a US president who has called global warming a "hoax" alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists yesterday and raised quest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Being careful

When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, he immediately expressed disdain for the Paris Agreement—a global pact that acknowledges the need for decisive action on greenhouse gas emissions that in turn contribute to the warming of the planet......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

Finance: PHL banking system to remain strong despite foreign entrants

THE increasing presence of foreign banks is unlikely to drastically change the landscape of the Philippine banking sector, an economist at S&P Global Ratings said, with the industry also seen to stay resilient despite the current rocky political scene in .....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Underestimating rising sea levels?

RECENTLY persistently higher temperatures caused by global warming have led glaciers and the polar ice caps to greater-than-average melting. The massive ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica are also melting at an accelerated pace......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 14th, 2016