"He (Kai Sotto) is going to absolutely dominate Asia," Gilas head coach Tim cone said in a press conference after their blowout win against Taiwan, 106-53, in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers at the Phil Sports Arena on Sunday, February 25. Cone also wanted to elevate Sotto's game. Video by Nicole Anne D.G.
February 26, 2024 10:49 UTC
Justin Brownlee shares that he "feels younger" playing with the young guns of Gilas Pilipinas. Gilas Pilipinas completes a sweep in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers after a blowout win against Taiwan, 106-53, at the PhilSports Arena on Sunday night, February 29. Video by Nicole Anne D.G.
February 26, 2024 08:31 UTC
"THE Fraud of Plastic Recycling: How Big Oil and the Plastics Industry Deceived the Public for Decades and Caused the Plastic Waste Crisis" is a report that details how the oil and plastics industries in the US deliberately fooled the US public about the viability of plastic recycling. The industry not only misled municipal and state agencies to believe that plastic recycling was a viable solution to plastic waste but also discouraged them from pursuing other, more sustainable waste management strategies (e.g., waste reduction, reuse, bans, alternative materials) in favor of plastic recycling." Some group members filed complaints against seven big consumer goods corporations over false plastic packaging recycling claims. PHOTO/YOUNG BEAN FACEBOOK PAGE (FEB. 11, 2024)The report chronicles how the oil and plastic industries over the years have responded to public concern about plastic waste. We can go on ad nauseam with coastal cleanups, plastic waste for food or cash swap programs, turn plastic waste into school furniture or "bricks," and so on, and it won't make a dent in the volumes of plastic waste: more plastics are manufactured and turns waste than we can collect in cleanup drives or "recycle" campaigns.
February 26, 2024 04:56 UTC
After comparing quotes from 50 utensil manufacturers, the cost of single-use plastic utensils and their substitutes made from paper, bamboo, wood or plant fibers are similar. "The technology of producing environment-friendly utensils has been improving, leading to a drop in the price of these utensils to the similar level of single-use plastic utensils," So said. So also tried to allay concerns that the catering sector would increase prices after moving away from single-use plastic utensils. In addition, So said, with advanced technologies environment-friendly utensils are of high quality now. "The sector has been '99 percent ready' for the plastic ban and there will not be any chaos," Kai said.
February 26, 2024 03:29 UTC
The fully automated greenhouses serve as a plant nursery that grows and stores seedlings for high value crops. The Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM for short) is helping local farmers in Pampanga and Tarlac to be more efficient and competitive.The TTM constructed a demonstration farm located in Tarlac City, Tarlac in 2022. In just two years, the Taiwan Technical Mission taught local farmers how to grow better crops. The fully automated greenhouses also serve as a plant nursery that grows and stores seedlings for high value crops. The TTM shared that this seedlings facility will be of great assistance to the Filipino farmers when restarting or rebuilding their farms after natural calamities.
February 25, 2024 16:47 UTC
Obviously, the United States has its strategic priorities in these two conflicts. Meanwhile, the United States is seeking to bolster its influence and control in Europe, especially through NATO. Austin also said the United States hopes "to see the international community more united, especially NATO." The United States could consider ... operations to push back against Iran in the region." "The United States has little interest in negotiating with the Palestinians," Elias Fuentes, an international affairs expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, pointed out.
February 25, 2024 16:43 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Many residents in Sultan Kudarat received over 500,000 kilograms of rice, along with cash and food packs, from government. In a statement on Sunday, House Speaker Martin Romualdez said the packages were distributed through Cash and Rice Distribution Program (CARD) and Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair. ADVERTISEMENT“Sa ilalim ng Bagong Pilipinas movement, wala pong maiiwan. CARD is a joint project of Romualdez, House of Representatives, and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). DSWD provides help through government’s program for vulnerable sectors called Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).
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The Creamline Cool Smashers opened their title bid with a 34-36, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15, four set win against the Farm Fresh Foxies in the PVL 2024 All Filipino Conference at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, February 24. Head coach Sherwin Meneses said he is glad that they recovered after losing in a first set thriller match against the Foxies. Video by Nicole Anne D.G.
February 25, 2024 08:09 UTC
READ: Obiena bags gold, breaks Asian recordFILIPINO pole vaulter Ernest John "EJ" Obiena notched a new Asian indoor record with his second gold medal victory in the Istaf meet at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on Saturday (Manila time). The 28-year-old Obiena cleared 5.93 three attempts at 5.82 meters, then opted meters, surpassing the 5.92 meters record of Kazakh Igor Potapovich established in February 1998. Obiena's previous indoor best was 5.91 meters, established at the Perche Elite Tour in Rouen, France, in March 2022. Obiena, who owns the Asian best outdoor record of 6.0 meters clearance, started at 5.56 meters and achieved the feat in just one attempt before skipping 5.66 meters and 5.75 meters. For more news and information, read The Manila Times on print, subscribe to its digital edition or log on to www.manilatimes.net.
February 25, 2024 04:10 UTC
My conversation with Rase Eustaquio, head of People at 917Ventures, highlighted their emphasis on employee development, a culture of growth and their comprehensive approach to talent management. This program encourages employees to adopt a founder's mindset, driving innovation and ownership. The next 5 years, embracing new techWhen discussing 917Ventures' outlook, Eustaquio expressed enthusiasm for the potential of AI. While some organizations may see AI as a threat, 917Ventures encourages employees to use technologies like ChatGPT to enhance learning and creativity. Eustaquio foresees the core of 917Ventures' talent philosophy remaining stable for the foreseeable future: "It's expected to remain consistent for at least the next five years."
February 25, 2024 04:00 UTC
HUAWEI leapt forward in the world of tablet technology as it launched the Huawei MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition on Feb. 23, 2024. The Huawei MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition and Nova Y72 are must-haves for work and play.CONTRIBUTED imageThe cutting-edge device represented a fusion of advanced features, seamless functionality and unparalleled user experience, setting a new benchmark for innovation in the digital realm. The Huawei MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition marked a radical departure from traditional tablets, boasting an LCD panel that was made with a special nano-level embedding process and delivered a paper-like viewing and writing experience. Additionally, Huawei introduced the X Button for easy access to frequently used applications, streamlining navigation for enhanced efficiency. With the new X Button, accessing commonly used apps had never been easier.
February 24, 2024 17:01 UTC
With Cignal's acquisition of veterans Dawn Macandili and Jov Gonzaga, head coach Shaq Delos Santos said that their main goal is to be the champions of the tournament. Cignal prevailed in a four-setter match against the Akari Chargers, 21-25, 25-18, 25-12, 25-18, in their first match in Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, February 24. Video by Nicole Anne D.G.
February 24, 2024 17:01 UTC
On the face of a gallant stand by the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Bella Belen made the NU Lady Bulldogs come out on top in the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, February 24. Belen tallied 21 points, 24 excellent digs, and 10 receptions to power NU to its first win of the season, 25-17, 24-26, 26-28, 25-19, 15-7. Video by Niel Victor Masoy
February 24, 2024 14:16 UTC
Aboitiz completes acquisition of Coca-Cola PhilippinesIn a stock exchange filing, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) said the parties have closed the transaction following the completion of all the conditions precedent to the acquisition. MANILA, Philippines — The Aboitiz Group’s entry into the branded consumer goods space is ready to commence with its successful acquisition of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI). In a stock exchange filing, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) said the parties have closed the transaction following the completion of all the conditions precedent to the acquisition. AEV and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners plc (CCEP) have purchased 100 percent of CCBPI from Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. for $1.8 billion. The acquisition will build on AEV’s portfolio diversification strategy to enter the branded consumer goods spaces.
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