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Upcycling leather car seats into must-have bags

(Impact Journalism Day) In South Korea, Continew recycles leather seat covers from car interiors into new products such as bags and small leather goods for stylish, socially conscious shoppers......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges

  SAN FRANCISCO --- The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary's marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.   "There's nothing like this in Jersey," said grinning Atlantic City resident Rick Thompson, getting high with his cousins in San Francisco.   In fact, there's nothing like the Barbary Coast lounge almost anywhere in the United States, a conundrum confronting many marijuana enthusiasts who find it increasingly easy to buy pot but harder to find legal places to smoke it.   Only Ca...Keep on reading: San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

LOOK: Washable paper bags for the eco-conscious fashionista

MANILA, Philippines – These lightweight bags aren't made of leather. They're actually made of "washable paper." Italian brand Uashmama offers backpacks, messengers bags, lunch boxes, and more, all made of paper that can hold up against washing and daily use. The secret? Uashmama uses virgin cellulose fiber, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

From trash to treasure: An upcycling project rises in Bohol to help impoverished communities

&'160; The wallets, fans, and key holder samples were created by Rowena, Telyz, and Angelita &'8212; all members of a women’s group in Barangay Cogon in Tagbilaran, Bohol. The souvenir items were made from used plastic shopping bags and snack wrappers. The women were trained by a 27-year old Japanese volunteer Chisato Kanno dispatched under [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 31st, 2017

Bayern toasting Bundesliga dominance ahead of Oktoberfest

By CIARAN FAHEY,  Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's rivals appear to have thrown in the towel already. "Bayern's superiority is striking," Schalke general manager Christian Heidel said after his team lost to the defending Bundesliga champions on Saturday. "The way they played, I can't imagine them losing another game." Bayern was supposed to have had a tough start against Hoffenheim, Stuttgart, Bayer Leverkusen and then Schalke, last season's runner-up. But the team's confidence is booming after winning every game comfortably since its loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final in May. "It can go on like that," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. Ominously for Bayern's rivals, the Bavarian powerhouse has not lost during Oktoberfest for the last eight years. The 185th edition of the beer-festival in Munich started Saturday and runs until Oct. 7. While they may indulge themselves by wearing the traditional leather pants of the region, the players will have to resist the temptations of the jugs of wheat beer at the festival - at least until the last Sunday. "Until then they can maybe drink a radler," Salihamidzic joked, referring to beer watered down by non-alcoholic soda. Bayern coach Niko Kovac said the players know what is expected of them during Oktoberfest. "If they go there, they will certainly be recognized and that won't go down well. We'll have time to go there, but now we still have to get points," Kovac said. Bayern, which is going for a record-extending seventh straight title, next hosts Bavarian rival Augsburg on Tuesday, before traveling to second-place Hertha Berlin on Friday. A win against its closest rival could see Bayern open up a five-point lead after six matches. 'DEATH THREAT' Hoffenheim said it was shocked by the animosity displayed by Borussia Dortmund fans toward its billionaire backer, Dietmar Hopp, in the 1-1 draw on Saturday, when fans displayed what the club called a "death threat" against him. Dortmund fans rolled out a huge banner showing Hopp's head in crosshairs over the words "Hasta la vista, Hopp" across a large section of the guest block at the stadium in Hoffenheim. A similar banner, only much smaller, caused a stir 10 years ago. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke apologized for the banner. Hopp is a target for Dortmund fans after initiating legal proceedings against more than 30 of them for alleged obscenities during a game last season. HERTHA HERO It took some time, but Ondrej Duda finally seems to have arrived at Hertha in his third season at the club. The Slovakia midfielder sealed the 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, taking his goal tally to a league-leading four in four games. Duda only made three league appearances - 67 minutes altogether - in his first season at Hertha after joining from Legia Warsaw in 2016, while he scored one goal in 17 appearances last season. GOETZE'S FALL Mario Goetze, who scored Germany's World Cup-winning goal in 2014, has yet to play for Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season. The 26-year-old Goetze was left out of the squad altogether for the game at Hoffenheim, a decision that coach Lucien Favre said was purely sporting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 24 min. ago

NFA: Pile of rice at port not hoard

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---The National Food Authority (NFA) in Northern Mindanao belied reports of rice hoarding at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. "If you see piles of rice bags inside the warehouse, that doesn't automatically mean they're hoarding," said Hazel Belacho, the NFA regional office's information officer. Floro Calixihan, Bureau of Customs regional collector, said people might have suspected that piles of rice sacks at the port last week were hoarded goods. He said the pileup was caused by a "slight delay" in X-ray scanning and inspection of the shipment at the customs examination area "because there was only one X-ray scanning unit a...Keep on reading: NFA: Pile of rice at port not hoard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections

JAKARTA --- Voters, be mindful: of more than 200,000 candidates running for legislative seats at the regional level next year, 38 have been convicted of corruption. After months of legal debate, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has decided that the 38 politicians who had challenged their disqualification at the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) would be on the ballots next April. The poll body has chosen to abide by a Supreme Court's ruling that annulled a KPU regulation to prohibit people convicted of graft, sexual assault and drug abuse from taking part in the election. According to the KPU, 7,968 people are running for legislative seats at the House of Representatives,...Keep on reading: 38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Japan firms target eSports to grab new business opportunities

CHIBA, Japan --- The games industry at home and abroad is putting efforts into electronic sports, or eSports, which involves competitive video gaming. The market for eSports is expected to grow rapidly worldwide going forward, and many companies are focusing on eSports as a new business. Tokyo Game Show 2018, the nation's largest video game exhibition, began at Makuhari Messe in Chiba last week and a special stage equipped with 600 seats attracted particular attention. On the stage, a soccer game called "FIFA 18" that was developed by a U.S. company was being played. The players had signed professional contracts with professional soccer teams such as the J.League's Urawa Red Diamonds...Keep on reading: Japan firms target eSports to grab new business opportunities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Microplastics are getting into mosquitoes and contaminating new food chains

There is no doubt that plastic pollution in oceans is a growing worldwide problem . The internet is full of images of seabirds and other marine animals entangled in plastic waste , and animals starve because their guts are blocked with plastic bags . But the problem goes much deeper than this. Much plastic pollution is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Out-of-town games spice up PVL Open

In its continuing effort to bring the sport closer to the fans and give them front-view seats of top-notch volley action from the country’s leading players, the Premier Volleyball League will hold six out-of-town games for Season 2 Open Conference which unwraps tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

After 2 closes loses, Philippines bags first win in AVC Asian Cup

Team Philippines flashes that winning smile after four-set triumph over KAZ. Photo by Marc Reyes NAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand --The Philippines broke into the winning column, something it almost did.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Brent Cortes bags three titles in PPS Tubod netfest

Brent Cortes pulled off a rare three-title romp while Sydney Enriquez stretched her winning run to Lanao del Norte as they shared top honors in the Palawan Pawnshop Palawan Express Pera Padala Tubod age group tennis tournament last Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

NFA doles out 32,000 bags of rice to Ompong victims

THE National Food Authority (NFA) has released 32,391 bags of rice as of today (Sept. 18) to Typhoon Ompong victims. The post NFA doles out 32,000 bags of rice to Ompong victims appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Why Dua Lipa cried in China show

Dua Lipa was reduced to tears at a recent concert in China, after some fans were ejected, reportedly for standing up on their seats and waving LGBTQ flags.   "I was horrified by what happened and I send love to all my fans involved. I would love to come back for my fans when the time is right, and hopefully see a room full of rainbows," the British pop star said in a statement posted in her Instagram account, after she took the stage at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.   The 23-year-old singer, who's behind the hit song "New Rules," has been vocal about her support for the LGBTQ community. "I will stand by you all, for your love and bel...Keep on reading: Why Dua Lipa cried in China show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

AgriNurture clinches deal to import 40 million bags of rice

AgriNurture clinches deal to import 40 million bags of rice.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

At Ompong briefing, Duterte cites potential senatorial bets

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday identified a number of Cabinet members and other officials who may be gunning for seats in the 2019 mid-term elections.  Source link link: At Ompong briefing, Duterte cites potential senatorial bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

NFA releases rice to typhoon-hit areas

The National Food Authority (NFA) has released nearly 5,000 bags of rice to various areas in Luzon amid the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

PITC, SMC line up for rice importation

An attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry wants to import up to 150,000 metric tons, or three million bags of rice, in a bid to augment the current supply of the National Food Authority......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

PITC offers to import 3m bags of rice

PITC offers to import 3m bags of rice.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott launches membership program

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres THERE was something new from the premier Courtyard by Marriott Hotel’s ballroom when jetsetter guests came in their fashionable flight travel outfits complete with their trolley luggage bags. Courtyard by Marriott-Iloilo General Manager Cleofe Albiso, who was in her pilot outfit, welcomed the guests to the travel-themed grand launching part of […] The post Courtyard by Marriott launches membership program appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Danilo Fresnido bags javelin gold in World Masters

Javelin throw ace Danilo Fresnido delivered the goods as Team Philippines finally struck gold in the 23rd World Masters Athletics Championships at Torremolinos Athletics Track in Malaga, Spain Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018