E-waste levels surge 20% in 5 years, says UN

Humans discarded more than 50 million tonnes of electronic waste last year, an increase of 20% in just five years, making tech refuse the world’s fastest growing waste problem, the United Nations said Thursday. In its annual report on e-waste — tossed away smartphones, computers, white goods and electronic car parts — the U.N. said that materials worth more than $55 billion (50 billion euros) were being wasted every year. In 2019, only 17% of the year’s 53 million tonnes of e-waste was recycled, with the rest ending up in scrapheaps or landfill. With its unreclaimed deposits of gold, silver, copper and platinum as well as highly-prized rare Earth metals, non-recycled e-w…

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K-pop stars expose personal conflict in social media

SEOUL — More and more previous and current members of K-pop groups are revealing conflict with other members on social media. FNC Entertainment announced late Saturday night that Jimin, leader of AOA, will be leaving the group and will quit all activity following former bandmate Mina’s exposure of Jimin’s harsh actions. “The company also feels responsible for the entire situation and will do everything possible to take care of its artists. We are once again sorry for causing worry for such events,” a FNC Entertainment official said in a statement. On Friday, Mina posted in a series of posts that she had attempted to take her own life because of the harsh treatment she expe…

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Canoe Fed hopeful on training again

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:23:01 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA The Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation hopes its athletes will be allowed to train in the waters soon for future high-quality international tournaments scheduled next year. National team coach Len Escollante said they are still waiting for instructions from the Philippine Sports Commission on how they will proceed since only a few sports […]

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Yap hits the gym, ready to return

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:21:42 +0000

By WAYLON GALVEZ Rain or Shine superstar James Yap has started lifting weights the past week just in time as the PBA plans the resumption of practices after the approval of the government to allow professional basketball amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 6’2” Yap said it was the first time for him to go to […]

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Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:51:56 +0000

TOKYO: Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded. Rescue helicopters and boats plucked more people from their homes in […]

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Oil spill spreads to Iloilo, Guimaras coastal towns

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:08:19 +0000

  ILOILO CITY — The oil spill from a damaged power barge in this city have spread to coastal towns of Iloilo province and the island province of Guimaras. “It is spreading,” said Donna Magno, director of the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (Iloilo City DRRMO). Magno said in a Sunday phone […]

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Drug suspect killed, P700K shabu seized in Negros sting

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:04:46 +0000

    BACOLOD CITY – An alleged drug suspect was killed Friday after he reportedly resisted arrest while P700,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as John Ross Repique, 39, of the said village, who is the subject of the […]

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Baguio artist tops Miss Philippines Earth 2020 virtual pageant

MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Roxanne Allison Baeyens, an artist from Baguio City, was crowned 2020 Miss Philippines Earth in a virtual competition among 33 aspirants nationwide.   Baeyens bagged the top title in the purely virtual contest that was telecast on GMA 7 Sunday morning. She will be representing the country in the Miss Earth pageant later this year.   The 23-year-old Tourism Management graduate had earlier topped the the “Covid Craze” fashion competition and finished third in the Beach Wear competition. She also topped the poll among media staff members for the “Darling of the Press” title and also received the “Best in Eco Video” award.   B…

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Man arrested for stealing 2 cans of luncheon meat

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:25:55 +0000

Police arrested a man who stole two cans of luncheon meat worth nearly P400 at a supermarket in Paco, Manila on Friday morning. Police said the suspect, Rommel Figueroa, 53, a pedicab driver and resident of Makati City, is a members of the Sigue-Sigue Sputnik gang. Police said a security guard caught Figueroa stealing two […]

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Man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:11:34 +0000

  PUNE, India (AFP) – An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country. The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western city of Pune. […]

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