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Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

MONTREAL: Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix region [...] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

By Agence-France Presse Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix […] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2018Related News

Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?

New research presented on Wednesday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult. Carried out by researchers at the Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, the new findings come from RHINESSA, a large international study that has been investigating lung health in children and adults in seven European countries. The researchers gathered data from 5,415 participants aged between 18 and 52 years who were taking part in the RHINESSA study in Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Estonia, and analyzed their exposure to re...Keep on reading: Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada

Filipino films are being showcased in places near and far. Shireen Seno's "Nervous Translation" will be shown at the Filmfest Hamburg in Germany, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6.   Sonny Calvento's "Nabubulok" will be screened at the Balinale or Bali International Film Festival in Indonesia, from Sept. 24 to 30. Meanwhile, filmmakers Carlo Francisco Manatad and Raymund Ribay Gutierrez competed in the Short Cuts section of this year's Toronto International Film Festival in Canada recently.   "Nervous Translation" is vying for Filmfest Hamburg's NDR Young Talent Award, which celebrates the first or second films of emerging filmmakers.   The Hamburg we...Keep on reading: PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea --- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany has already announced plans for a multi-city bid for 2032, as has Brisbane, Australia. The India Olympic Committee has also indicated its interest in...Keep on reading: North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Pussy Riot activist out of danger after suspected poisoning – German doctor

BERLIN, Germany – A member of Russian dissident punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, was the victim of suspected poisoning with unknown substances but is now out of danger, his German doctors said Tuesday. "The impression and the findings that we now have, as well as those provided by colleagues from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

    BERLIN, Germany – Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, September 16 smashing the previous best as he clocked 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds. The 33-year-old Olympic champion, aided by a string of pacemakers through to 25 kilometers of the 42.195km ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

PHI rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a sudden burst of speed in the final 50 meters for a 50.46-second clocking in the small boat that drew admiration from their world-class rivals. France settled for the silver medal in 53.056 seconds and towed third-placer Hungary (53.158), host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437). "On a shorter course such as the 200m, you need produce faster and powerful strokes to become successful,’’ said coach Diomedes Manalo after the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation paddlers surpassed their medal tally in 2016 Moscow, Russia. The Pinoy paddlers followed exactly the game plan in capturing their fourth gold in the big boat, clocking 43.481 seconds to subdue Czech Republic (46.082) and United States (46.146).  Hungary placed fourth (46.791) followed by Germany (48.040) and Canada (50.242). Besides the four gold medals, the national team supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold has also pocketed two silvers in the small boat senior men’s 500m and big boat senior mixed 2000m race, respectively. "Congratulations to our dragon boat athletes for improving on their medal tally from their last world championship,’’ said Go For Gold top honcho Jeremy Go. "Despite all the struggle and adversity, our team has come out on top and continues to impress.’’ They defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title with aplomb after kicking off their world championship campaign with a convincing win in the 10-seater senior mixed 500m event. The Pinoy paddlers remain on track to secure another gold medal in the 10-seater senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Jordan De Guia, John Paul Selencio, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz, Daniel Ortega, Reymart Nevado, John Lester Delos Santos will join hands with Christine Mae Talledo, Sharmaine Mangilit, Apple Jane Abitona, Raquel Almencion and Lealyn Baligasa in the big boat senior mixed 200m. Maribeth Caranto has been designated steersman and Patricia Ann Bustamante as drummer. During their world championship campaign two years ago, the Filipinos brought home three gold medals, one silver and a pair of bronzes. In the master division, the Philippines pocketed a pair of bronze medals in the small boat men’s and mixed 200m races.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Vettel fastest in Singapore GP final practice, Hamilton 3rd

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car out of team garage during third practice at the Marina Bay City Circuit ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, Saturda.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Vettel needs to find a way to hit back at Singapore Grand Prix

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, is flanked by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen of Finland during a news conference at the Monza racetrack, in M.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany – study

BERLIN, Germany – More than 3,600 children were sexually assaulted by Catholic priests in Germany over nearly seven decades, local media reported Wednesday, citing a study commissioned by the German Bishops Conference. The damning report, which Cardinal Reinhard Marx is to present officially on September 25, deals another blow to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

LONDON, United Kingdom -- The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonweal...Keep on reading: Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 12th, 2018Related News

Ryanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany on Wednesday

BERLIN --- German unions are calling on Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in the country to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, citing what they say is the lack of a satisfactory offer on pay and conditions. The Cockpit union called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) Wednesday. It was joined by the ver.di union, which called for flight attendants based in Germany to walk out all day Wednesday. The walkouts were announced Monday evening. Ryanair on Tuesday urged pilots to show up to work, arguing that "since we have already offered local contracts and improved pay there is no justification for further disruption." Last month, Ryanair pilots i...Keep on reading: Ryanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany on Wednesday.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 11th, 2018Related News

Sweden elections: Party with neo-Nazi roots makes gains

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats remained the biggest party in the general election, Sunday, Septembert 9, as the anti-immigrant far right made gains and vowed to exert "real influence" in politics. With ballots in more than 95 percent of districts counted, the Social Democrats were on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Fil-French Areola saves France blushes in Germany stalemate

    MUNICH, Germany –  Filipino-French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola spared his side’s blushes with a string of fine second-half saves as France battled to a scoreless draw with Germany in their UEFA Nations League opener on Thursday, September 6. While France took to the field for the first time as newly-crowned ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

BERLIN, Germany – A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp imploded Thursday, September 6, after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as "the mother of all political problems." The latest shots across Merkel's bow came just two months after the minister, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Rural areas ask anti-immigration party: Make Sweden Great Again

Nestled deep in Sweden's mining country, Lindesberg has an old-time small-town charm: its imposing Lutheran church overlooks cobblestone streets with locals calmly strolling about on their dai.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

PSG striker Mbappe handed 3-match ban for red card

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has been suspended for three matches after being sent off during a French league game last weekend. The 19-year-old striker, a member of the France squad which won the World Cup in July, received a red card in stoppage time during PSG's 4-2 win over Nimes. Mbappe scored in the victory but was later sent off for reacting to a late challenge from Teji Savanier, shoving the Nimes midfielder to the ground. Savanier was handed a five-match ban by the French league's disciplinary commission on Wednesday. Mbappe is in Germany for France's UEFA Nations League game in Munich on Thursday and did not attend the hearing. He misses the league matches against Saint-Etienne on Sept. 14, four days before PSG starts its Champions League campaign at Liverpool, against Rennes on Sept. 23 and Reims on Sept. 26......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Mass killing, rape joking Duterte, castigates ‘insane leaders’

In 1937, as the Holocaust was unfolding in Europe, Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon led a bold and successful effort to help 1,200 Jewsfrom Austria and Germany escape to the Philippines. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Holocaust. It's a time to remember and honor the six million Jews who died in that nightmare. It should also be a good time to remember and honor Quezon and the little known role the Philippines played in helping Jews escape the Nazi horror. But these are not normal times. Eight decades after a Philippine president's daring decision to come to the aid of a beleaguered people, another Philippine president who once likened himself to Adolf Hitle...Keep on reading: Mass killing, rape joking Duterte, castigates ‘insane leaders’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Mass killing, rape joking Duterte, castigates ‘insane leaders’

In 1937, as the Holocaust was unfolding in Europe, Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon led a bold and successful effort to help 1,200 Jewsfrom Austria and Germany escape to the Philippines. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Holocaust. It’s a time to remember and honor the six million Jews who died in that… link: Mass killing, rape joking Duterte, castigates ‘insane leaders’.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News