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On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

BANGKOK — For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand’s resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority. But the island’s hotel association is hoping to change that with a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonAug 17th, 2018

Foreigners in Boracay allowed to ‘take dip’ for ‘humanitarian activity’ – DENR exec

Some European delegates of Genfest International were allowed to "take a dip" in Boracay waters as part of a "humanitarian activity" they were conducting for local residents, who are also allowed to swim in designated areas of the resort island. What is forbidden on the island is "commercial swimming," Antiporda, who is undersecretary for national solid waste management, said at the Saturday News Forum, which was held on July 7, at the University Hotel at the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. Commercial swimming, he explained, is the activity engaged by tourists who check in at hotel. A video clip of foreign delegates who dipped in Boracay waters em...Keep on reading: Foreigners in Boracay allowed to ‘take dip’ for ‘humanitarian activity’ – DENR exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Plastic wasteland: Asia s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA, Vietnam – A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed  after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands – grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia. About 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Boracay hotel management hits closure order

ILOILO CITY --- The management of a Cebu-based hotel chain denied that one of its hotels on Boracay Island temporarily shut down by the local government violated environmental laws and regulations. The Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts said it was "taken aback" by the temporary closure of the Crown Regency Prince Resort near Boat Station 1 in Barangay Balabag. "As a response to this temporary closure of Crown Regency Prince Resort, the management wishes to clarify that it has not been discharging hotel waste water into (the) drainage system," the management said in a statement sent to the INQUIRER. "The discharged water in reality emerges from underground natural spring wat...Keep on reading: Boracay hotel management hits closure order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Last supper from the Titanic to be recreated by luxury hotel

History buffs of the Titanic, along with cinematic fans of Jack and Rose, may be interested in an extravagant dinner that will recreate the last supper served aboard the ocean liner. But rest assured, the meal will be served on terra firma. On April 14, the eve of the ship's sinking 106 years ago, chefs at the Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will whip up the same 10-course meal which was served to the ship's First Class guests on the evening of its ill-fated sinking. Though the menu will be inspired by the original meal, chef Ricardo Chaneton will take a few creative liberties with modernized updates to dishes like Fillet Mignon Lili, roast guinea fowl, lamb w...Keep on reading: Last supper from the Titanic to be recreated by luxury hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Hotel puts family’s smartphone under lock and key to encourage screenless playtime

A hotel chain in the United States has launched an experimental program aimed at disconnecting smartphone addicts and reconnecting families. At select Wyndham Grand properties across the U.S., families who need a little bit of help reducing their screen time --- adults included --- can sign up for the new "Reconnected" program which comes with a variety of diversion tactics meant to facilitate their digital detox. To reduce temptation altogether, guests are given a timed lock box at check-in, for example, where they can place their smartphones under lock and key, set a timer, and commit to being together sans screen. Other activities in the bundle include a toolkit and bluep...Keep on reading: Hotel puts family’s smartphone under lock and key to encourage screenless playtime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo

HONOLULU --- When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer. Wong helped gather hundreds of panicked guests at his hotel on the island of Kauai to seek shelter in a restaurant until he confirmed the alert was a mistake. Then an Associated Press photograph circulated picturing Wong months earlier at the agency's Honolulu operations center on Oahu island -- and people mistakenly thought Wong was the "button-pusher" who sent out the alert, wrongly accusing him in online comments of causin...Keep on reading: Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Lifestyle center, food hall entice vacationers to new Boracay hotel

A game-changing hotel has just opened in the most popular beach destination in the Philippines. Hue Boracay held its grand opening in October, the second hotel to be opened by Hue Hotels and Resorts. Located in Station 2, White Beach, the hotel sets itself apart in the island by having its own lifestyle center. Station X The retail center, called Station X, houses a number of restaurants and shops, making the resort a veritable self-contained locale. Station X is full of foodie finds and unique island knickknacks. "We wanted to bring the vibrancy [of the island] to Hue Boracay, so that the only reason guests leave the hotel is for the beach," says Hue Hotels and Resorts m...Keep on reading: Lifestyle center, food hall entice vacationers to new Boracay hotel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

How to solve Asia’s waste crisis

IF there’s one item that epitomizes our modern world, it’s plastic. It’s easy to make and use but does untold damage, especially in Asia where rivers, lakes and oceans are literally choking on it......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) --- Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own voice. "I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power," she said Wednesday night at the launch of her first pop-up shop. Williams launched her shop at the luxe Faena hotel during Miami's Art Basel where guests, including fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, drank cocktails draped with fluffy pink cotton candy and snapped selfies from a life-size swing covered with botanicals. Everything in the line, from a black sequined top with the word "Unbothered" ...Keep on reading: Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

By Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own voice. "I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power," she said Wednesday night at the launch of her first pop-up shop. Williams launched her shop at the luxe Faena hotel during Miami's Art Basel where guests, including fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, drank cocktails draped with fluffy pink cotton candy and snapped selfies from a life-size swing covered with botanicals. Everything in the line, from a black sequined top with the word "Unbothered" to a crisp, white button-down that says "Slay" in red letters, is under $200. The 23-time Grand Slam champion not only designed all the clothing in the shop, but also painted all the art on the walls, saying many of the paintings took a month to complete because of their intricate textures. "I've painted for years, probably like ten years now. It's my outlet," she said. "I jokingly said I'm going to be at Art Basel one day." It's been an awe-inspiring year for Williams, who said she was "pinching myself, like what the heck am I doing here," at the Wimbledon final in July after a difficult pregnancy and childbirth. She said her recent accomplishments on the court helped her persevere through the challenges of being a first-time mom. "If I can be in the final less than a year (after giving birth), I'm OK to handle my little baby who's starting to have tantrums. I'm OK to handle this tantrum baby. I can do it. I can do it," she joked, speaking of her 15-month old daughter. Last month, GQ magazine named her its 2018 Woman of the Year, featuring an image of Williams wearing a black bodysuit and Chanel belt. The headline crossed out "Men" and some fans took offense. But Williams, who has been criticized for being too muscular, too strong and too outspoken throughout her career, said it was "really cool" and just another example of women breaking down barriers. "This is a strictly men's thing but they broke and said, 'Let's also put a woman on (the cover) because this is a strong woman. She's just as strong as our men.'" Art Basel Miami Beach, the prestigious extension of the annual contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, has spawned dozens of other art shows around Miami over the years, along with star-studded parties days in advance. Bono, Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper Cardi B, fresh from a split with rapper Offset, were all spotted making the rounds Wednesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Defense chief says threats in Mindanao remain, wants another ML extension

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 November) – Government has failed to eliminate all threats posed by communist and terrorist groups in Mindanao despite the imposition of an island-wide martial after Islamic State-inspired militants attacked Marawi City on May 23 last year, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. In a press briefing at the Linmarr Hotel here […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Amorita Resort is Bohol’s first Certified Guest Service Property

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) recognized Amorita Resort, the multi-award-winning luxury destination in Panglao Island, as a Certified Guest Service Property, becoming the first hotel in Bohol to…READ The post Amorita Resort is Bohol’s first Certified Guest Service Property appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Local officials propose tipping fee for Boracay trash

AKLAN, Philippines – The Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) urged the legislative body to pass an ordinance on tipping charges on garbage collected in Malay, Aklan and Boracay Island to help the sustainability of solid waste management operations. A tipping fee is charged by the waste ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Brian McKnight to serenade PH fans in 2-city concert series

Brian McKnight, the big-voiced R&B singer who rose to fame in the 1990s for his hit song "One Last Cry," is set to return to the Philippines for a concert on Dec. 4 at The Theatre at Solaire, and on Dec. 5 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Mounted by MediaSync Production and Beyond Borders, the two-night concert will also feature local artists Joaquin Garcia, Natasha Saas and JV Decena as Brian's guests. Call 891-9999 and 911-5555 for the Manila show; or 232-6888 for Cebu. Known for his expansive vocal range, piercing falsetto and for playing eight musical instruments, the 16-time Grammy-nominated artist is also behind such sultry tunes and power ballads as "Lov...Keep on reading: Brian McKnight to serenade PH fans in 2-city concert series.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Spotlight with the General Manager

General Manager Anna Vergara, takes us around for a quick tour at the Sheraton Manila Hotel. #OpeningSoon #RWManila Get the first glimpse inside our hotel right from our General Manager Anna Vergara! Check out how we are extensively polishing every corner just for you. Stay tuned for more in Part 2! #SheratonManila #OpeningSoon Source link: Spotlight with the General Manager.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

TAK lectures ESWM among Boracay residents

IN time for the reopening of Boracay Island, residents of the three barangays participated in the Acting Planning Workshop for the ecological solid waste management (ESWM), conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR’s) Task Force Tayo ang Kalikasan (TAK). About a hundred folks from schools, business establishments, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), and Barangay […] The post TAK lectures ESWM among Boracay residents appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 7th, 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

Cop caught using drugs in Taguig City bar

Police Officer 1 Redentor Bautista, 34, was allegedly stuck in the restroom of the Island club, prompting security officers to check on him, according to Senior Superintendent Alex Santos, Taguig police chief......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Philippines well-represented in 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards

SINGAPORE - The Global Martial Arts Awards 2018, set to take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, South Beach in Singapore on 8 November, will bestow distinctive recognition onto superstar athletes, gifted coaches, innovative industry leaders, and media personalities that have left an indelible mark on the competitive world of martial arts in the past year. Honoring people that, on a daily basis, are playing pivotal roles in contributing to the growth and influence of martial arts around the globe, the Awards gives credit to outstanding individuals or entities in 16 categories: Martial Arts Hero of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Muay Thai Athlete of the Year, Kickboxing Athlete of the Year, Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Bout of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Submission of the Year, Walkout of the Year, Event of the Year, Gym of the Year, Referee of the Year, Coach of the Year, Ring Girl of the Year, and Martial Arts Journalist of the Year. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline}     Global Martial Arts Award – Nominees     Martial Arts Hero of the Year   Angela Lee Aung La N Sang Daniel Cormier Eduard Folayang Henry Cejudo Martin Nguyen Tenshin Nasukawa     Male Athlete of the Year   Aung La N Sang Gegard Mousasi Henry Cejudo Joshua Pacio Kevin Belingon Kyoji Horiguchi Tenshin Nasukawa     Female Athlete of the Year   Angela Lee Ayaka Hamasaki Kanna Asakura Rose Namajunas Seo Hee Ham Stamp Fairtex Xiong Jing Nan     Muay Thai Athlete of the Year   Kulabdam Kulabdam Sor Jor PiekuThai Muangthai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym Nong-O Gaiyanghadao Petchdam Kaiyanghadao Rodtang Jitmuangnon Sam-A Gaiyanghadao Yodlekpet TDed-99     Kickboxing Athlete of the Year   Giorgio Petrosyan Petpanomrung Kiatmuu9 Sittichai Sitsongpeenong Stamp Fairtex Takeru Segawa Tenshin Nasukawa Tiffany Van Soest     Breakthrough Athlete of the Year   Brian Ortega Derrick Lewis Kevin Belingon Kyoji Horiguchi Saygid Guseyn Arsanaliev Stamp Fairtex Xiong Jing Nan     Bout of the Year   Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa Angela Lee vs. Mei Yamaguchi II Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Jo Nattawut Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II     Knockout of the Year   Aaron Pico vs. Shane Kruchten Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa Brian Ortega vs. Frankie Edgar Li Kai Wen vs. Rodian Menchavez Petchdam Kaiyanghadao vs. Josh Tonna Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Yoel Romero vs. Luke Rockhold     Submission of the Year   Joshua Pacio vs. Pongsiri Mitsatit Ariel Sexton vs. Kota Shimoishi Shinya Aoki vs. Rasul Yakhyaev Renzo Gracie vs. Yuki Kondo Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev Adam Wieczorek vs. Arjan Bhullar Paddy Pimblett vs. Alexis Savvidis     Walkout of the Year   Andy Nguyen Aung La N Sang Eduard Folayang Heo Jae-Hyeok Rika Ishige Shannon Wiratchai Stamp Fairtex     Event of the Year   Bellator 192 ONE: Kingdom of Heroes ONE: Reign of Kings ONE: Unstoppable Dreams Rizin 13 UFC 220 UFC 223     Gym of the Year   American Kickboxing Academy American Top Team Evolve MMA Team Lakay Tiger Muay Thai Tribe Tokyo MMA Tristar   Referee of the Year   Atsushi Onari Jason Herzog Kemp Cheng Mark Goddard Mike Beltran Olivier Coste Yuji Shimada   Coach of the Year   Duane “Bang” Ludwig (Bang Muay Thai) Firas Zihabi (Tristar) George Hickson (Tiger Muay Thai) Javier Mendez (AKA) Mark Sangiao (Team Lakay) Matt Brown (ATT) Ryo Chonan (Tribe Tokyo)     Ring Girl of the Year   Arianny Celeste Camila Oliveira Lee Bom Yi Lee Ji Na Nithima Attasophonwatthana Red Dela Cruz Siena     Martial Arts Journalist of the Year   Ariel Helwani (ESPN/MMA Fighting) Chris Mohan (Malay Mail) Haider Yutim (Astro Awani) JM Siasat (GMA) Manabu Takashima (MMA Planet) Mike Bohn (MMA Junkie) Mike Murillo (Business World) Santino Honasan (ABS-CBN).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Almost half of Boracay’s wastes is biodegradable

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) emphasized that waste management in the newly rehabilitated Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan should be the every person’s concern. Engr. Rowen Gelonga, DOST-Western Visayas director, said different stakeholders, especially tourists, should help lessen wastes generated in the island. “Waste management should be the business of […] The post Almost half of Boracay’s wastes is biodegradable appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018