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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit. On May 28, 2019, Malaysia’s environment minister announced that the country was sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin , including the United States, Canada, Australia ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2019Related News

A disc of dust and gas found around a newborn planet could be the birthplace of moons

  When Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei first spotted 4 moons of Jupiter through a telescope, he realized that not everything goes around the Earth, as was the prevailing theory in 1610. The presumed origin of the Galilean moons was in a swirling circumplanetary disc of gas and dust around the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2019Related News

Egg tart origin: Brit

Egg tart origin: Brit.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2019Related News

BOC monitors return of Hong Kong’s e-trash

The 2.561 tons of electronic waste (e-waste) from Hong Kong that departed at the Mindanao Container Terminal on Monday will be monitored until it reaches its point of origin, according to an official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News

Customs ships back e-wastes to Hong Kong

The environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition has reminded the government not to allow the country to become the world’s garbage dump, as the 2.561 tons of electronic wastes (e-wastes) from China’s special administrative region of Hong Kong were sent back to its point of origin Monday noon......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2019Related News

Electronic wastes shipped back to Hong Kong

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/3 June) – Just three days after the Philippine government sent back containers of trash to Canada, a shipment of electronic wastes dumped in Misamis Oriental last January was set to be transported back to Hong Kong, its port of origin. Port Collector John Simon of the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2019Related News

Monkey tests hint on language origin

Monkey tests hint on language origin.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2019Related News

Common threads: Warriors and Raptors

The Golden State Warriors are back in the Finals for a fifth straight year, but standing across from them is a new face: the Toronto Raptors, who are playing for the Larry O'Brien trophy for just the first time in franchise history. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Warriors versus Raptors isn't exactly a matchup that screams "historic rivalry." Golden State is 28-17 in the overall series against Toronto, with Canada's club winning both their encounters this season. Still, the two clubs do have some overlap - players having suited up for both teams, plus some on- and off-court history. Here are eight common threads between the two teams in the 2019 NBA Finals. 1. Patrick McCaw Patrick McCaw has made the NBA Finals in all three season of his NBA career, something not many players can say. The first two years, he was with the Warriors, but now, he's facing his old club as a Raptor. McCaw was a second round pick by the Warriors in 2016. The team's long-term hope was that he could possibly succeed Andre Iguodala as a versatile, defense-first swingman, but he opted not to re-sign with GSW this past offseason. Sitting out most of the latter part of 2018, he eventually inked a loaded offer sheet (he was a restricted free agent) with Finals rivals the Cleveland Cavaliers, which the Warriors did not match. The Cavaliers waived him after three appearances, but he eventually found his way to Toronto. McCaw has averaged 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists up north, but has only logged seven appearances, norming 5.1 minutes, in the postseason. With his ex-teammates decidedly miffed about his decision not to come back to the Bay, things could get interesting if he sees playing time in the Finals. SAY WHAT YOU WANT 3 STRAIGHT NBA FINALS APPEARANCES?! I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP ... MY FAITH GOT ME HERE, NOTHING BUT GOD!!! ???????? ZERO WORRIES ZERO DOUBTS ???? — Patrick McCaw (@PMcCaw0) May 26, 2019 2. Jeremy Lin We're a long way from the highs of Linsanity with the New York Knicks, but let's not forget that it was the Golden State Warriors that first had a roster spot for the Harvard product. After going undrafted in 2010, the Warriors snapped up Lin, fielding him as a backup behind Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. In his rookie season, Lin managed 9.8 minutes, 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 29 games. Golden State opted not to keep Lin following the 2011 lockout, which paved the way for him to sign, first with the Houston Rockets, and then with the New York Knicks. We know what happened there, right? Recently though, Lin has struggled due to injuries. He started this season getting traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks then bought him out in February, which allowed the Raptors to sign him after he cleared waivers. He put up 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 23 regular season games for Toronto, but has played even less than McCaw in the Playoffs (7 games, 3.7 minutes, 1.3 points). 3. Alfonzo McKinnie 4. Chris Boucher Same story, different teams. Warriors swingman McKinnie and Raptors big Boucher began last season with the opposite ball club, though they actually spent more time with their respective G League affiliates. McKinnie, who went undrafted in 2015, bounced around playing as an import in Luxembourg and Mexico, before landing in the G League in 2016 with the Windy City Bulls. He signed a multi-year deal with the Raptors the next season, but got waived last July. McKinnie bounced back as a training camp invitee for Golden State, but with McCaw not signing, that opened up a roster spot for the journeyman. He's made the most of the opportunity since, averaging 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 72 regular season games, 3.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 postseason games. Boucher got a two-way contract from the Warriors last season, but was waived this past offseason. He got another two-way contract from the Raptors shortly after, before having his deal converted to a standard contract back in February. Appearing in 28 regular season games, Boucher normed 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. He really made his presence felt on Raptors 905, the G League affiliate of Toronto, getting named G League MVP and DPoY. He's been fielded in a pair of postseason games, amassing a total of 5 points and 1 rebound. 5. Stephen Curry The first time Stephen Curry shot hoops in Toronto was not as a Warrior, but as a kid. Curry's father Dell closed out his NBA career with three seasons in Toronto, and Steph and his brother Seth were a familiar presence in the arena, shooting hoops with their dad. The team's star back then, Vince Carter, even played 1-on-1 against him back in the day. In addition, Steph's wife Ayesha was born in Toronto and lived there until the age of 14. 6. Phil Handy He's far from a household name, but Phil Handy might be an x-factor in this series. The long-time player development guru was an assistant coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2013 to 2018, which includes those four straight Finals matchups against the Warriors. Handy's worked with names like Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James, before bringing his talents to aid Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam, among others. Ironically though, Handy's a California native, and lived in Oakland until the age of 11. 7. Kawhi Leonard The journey that saw Kawhi Leonard go from San Antonio Spur to Toronto Raptor began in a series against the Golden State Warriors. Back in the 2017 Western Conference Finals, Leonard's 26 points had the San Antonio Spurs up big against the Warriors, before he landed on then-Golden State center Zaza Pachulia's foot. That re-aggravated an ankle injury he suffered in the previous series against the Houston Rockets, and Kawhi subsequently missed the rest of the series. Leonard would play just nine more games for the Spurs, due to a right quadriceps injury. The extent though of said injury is something we'll probably never know. Some Spurs players believe Kawhi could have played had he wanted to, while Leonard himself opted to rehab on his own, away from the Spurs medical staff. Regardless of the origin of the animosity between the franchise and the player, the Spurs moved to trade Leonard to the Raptors this past offseason. Safe to say, it's a deal that's worked out swimmingly for Toronto. 8. Will they stay or will they go? Speaking of Kawhi, he's in a similar boat with the currently-injured Warriors star Kevin Durant. Both Leonard and Durant could become free agents this offseason, with both possessing player options. It's largely believed that should they opt out and test the market, they would be the two top options for teams seeking a superstar. Who knows? No matter what the outcome of the Finals is, there's a possibility that a team like the Clippers or the Knicks could put the two of them on the same squad come 2019-20. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 27th, 2019Related News

Philippines threatens war over containers full of garbage

Philippines fiasco: Doctored paperwork obscures origin of garbage shipped to Manila Vancouver Sun A mysterious cargo of garbage from Canada shipped with forged documentation has come to a diplomatic.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2019Related News

Fire guts Misamis municipal hall

A fire of still unknown origin razed the municipal hall of Sugbongcogon in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2019Related News

Duterte upset, orders immediate return of garbage to Canada

President Duterte, upset over Canada’s inordinate delay in taking its garbage back, has ordered government agencies to look for a private shipping company to bring them  back to their country of origin. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Canada failed to meet the May 15 deadline to take back the trash they shipped […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2019Related News

Southeast Asia Struggles with Trash Rejected by China

Southeast Asian nations are facing increased dumping of waste from industrialized nations, with Malaysia and the Philippines threatening to send back trash to countries of origin.Manila has.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2019Related News

Southeast Asia Struggles with Trash Rejected by China

Southeast Asian nations are facing increased dumping of waste from industrialized nations, with Malaysia and the Philippines threatening to send back trash to countries of origin.Manila has.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2019Related News

M-5.5 lindol tumama sa Tawi-Tawi

Manila, Philippines – Niyanig ng magnitude 5.5 na lindol ang Tawi-Tawi nitong Martes ng hapon. Ayon sa PHIVOLCS, alas-3:19 ng hapon nang maitala ang lindol na may tectonic origin sa 358 kilometrong Timog-Silangan ng South […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2019Related News

Mandaue police still clueless on motive in strafing of Franklyn Ong’s Chevrolet showroom

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines —Police investigators in Mandaue City are looking for additional closed circuit television (CCTV) footage that will help them establish the origin and the destination of the white van that carried the lone gunman who peppered bullets on the Chevrolet showroom owned by businessman Franklyn Ong. They are also looking for additional witnesses […] The post Mandaue police still clueless on motive in strafing of Franklyn Ong’s Chevrolet showroom appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2019Related News

DFA chief not keen on shipping back Canada trash

Despite President Duterte’s order, the country’s top diplomat is against shipping tons of Canadian garbage back to its country of origin, saying it would be “too much pollution.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2019Related News

BOC has until May 15 to return Canada trash

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has until May 15 to ship Canadian garbage back to its country of origin......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 29th, 2019Related News

Surigao del Norte, niyanig ng 2 lindol

DALAWANG magkasunod na lindol ang naitala ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) sa bayan ng General Luna sa Surigao Del Norte ngayong umaga. Unang naitala ng Phivolcs ang magnitude 3.5 na lindol ang bayan ng General Luna, alas-3:39 ng umaga. Ayon sa Phivolcs, tectonic ang origin ng lindol at may lalim na 7 [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2017Related News

7.2-magnitude quake rocks Sulu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) &'8212; A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Sulu province at 2:13 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter was located 223 kilometers Southeast of Tongkil, Sulu and was tectonic in origin. Intensity II was felt in General Santos City [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2017Related News

3.1-magnitude quake hits Bukidnon town

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 January) &'8212; A 3.1-magnitude earthquake hit San Fernando town in Bukidnon late on Monday night, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The tremor, which occurred at 11:05pm Monday, had a depth of eight kilometers and was tectonic in origin. No damage was reported and Phivolcs said it did not [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2017Related News