Recycling efforts for Olympic medals far from finish line

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast PHOTO from The Japan News/Asia News NetworkTOKYO — Amid efforts to use only recycled metals in the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, there is growing concern over a shortage of silver.Half the necessary bronze has been collected in the year since collection began, but nearly twice as much silver is needed. If the situation remains unchanged, organizers likely will face a shortage.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Silver and bronze medals are made almost entirely from pure silver and bronze. But under International Olympic Committee rules, a gold medal should be made by using silver as a base material with at least six grams of pure gold plated onto it.About 10 kilograms of gold and about 736 kilograms of bronze are needed for the Tokyo Games. About 1,230 kilograms of silver, nearly double the amount of bronze, is estimated to be needed.Since April last year, the organizing committee, the Environment Ministry, the Tokyo metropolitan government and others have been collecting small electronic devices such as old smartphones and personal computers.As of March this year, at the halfway point to the collection deadline, half the necessary bronze had been collected. Since gold and silver are still being refined, the specific amounts that have been collected are unknown.However, “Given the collection pace of bronze, we are significantly short of silver, which we need twice as much of as bronze,” an official of the organizing committee said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With collection scheduled to end one year from now, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will accelerate its efforts by newly installing collection points at universities and post offices across the country.Recycled metals were used to produce medals for the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, while for the 2020 Tokyo Games, a plan is under way to use only metals recovered from small electronic devices such as old smartphones. It is the first such attempt in Olympic history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The metals needed to produce gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. PHOTO from The Japan News/Asia News NetworkCollection boxes for smartphones and small electronic devices are installed at outlets of NTT Docomo Inc., which is participating in the project, across the nation. There are also boxes in municipal government buildings, mainly in Tokyo.At NTT Docomo outlets, it is estimated that a total of 3.2 million smartphones have been collected over the past year, surpassing the annual average of 3 million until the previous year.The number of municipal governments with collection points increased from 624 at the beginning of the collection to 1,404 in March this year. The project has spread nationwide.However, at the current pace, the organizers likely will run short of silver. Therefore, the organizing committee newly installed collection boxes at 3,000 locations across the nation, mainly such as post offices, from late March this year.From here on, they plan to install more collection points and strengthen promotional activities in cooperation with universities and department stores, aiming to accelerate the pace of collection over the remaining year.“Just like the recycling of plastic bottles and empty cans, we aim to achieve a society where the separate collection of electronic devices is natural,” an official of the organizing committee said. “To take advantage of the Tokyo Games to achieve this, we want to call for many people to cooperate with us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSmall electronic devices are also called “urban mines.” For example, a laptop computer contains about 0.3 grams of gold, about 0.84 grams of silver and about 81.6 grams of bronze. Japan is said to be one of the world’s leading countries in terms of the amount of precious metals contained in small electronic devices.According to the organizing committee, there will be an equal number of gold, silver and bronze medals for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. A total of at least 5,000 medals are required. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Chris Paul’s playoff-high carries Rockets to Western Conference Finals ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Butler’s 3-pointer caps 76ers’ rally to beat Nets

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “Man, to tell you the truth it could have been anybody,” the Sixers’ recent addition said.“They do have a lot of confidence in me but I got so much more confidence in those guys. They really got us back in game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissButler’s shot from the right wing, similar to the one that beat Charlotte in overtime on Nov. 17, capped Philadelphia’s rally from 20 points down in a game the Nets led nearly all the way.Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Joel Embiid had 32 points and 12 boards for the 76ers, who have won five of their last six games. Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler (23) hits a game-winning three-point shot over Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in New York. The 76ers won 127-125. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK — Jimmy Butler’s new teammates saw him drift to one of his favorite spots on the court and already knew what to expect.Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Vucevic, Magic hand Lakers another loss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next D’Angelo Russell had 38 points, his highest total with the Nets, and added eight assists and eight rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 31 points off the bench for Brooklyn, which is just 3-6 at home.“It’s tough, we played 45 minutes of that game and lost it to that one shot, but we gave ourselves a chance,” Russell said.The 76ers, who are a league-best 10-1 at home, improved to just 4-7 away from the Wells Fargo Center.Butler, whose first game-winner with the Sixers ruined Kemba Walker’s 60-point performance in Charlotte, led Philadelphia’s fourth-quarter charge after it looked sluggish throughout the first three quarters.Philadelphia coach Brett Brown was equally impressed with Butler’s effort when he recovered a loose ball after JJ Reddick had missed a potential go-ahead basket.Brown recalled how Butler made a similar play against the Hornets when he blocked a shot and saved the ball from going out of bounds to set up his game-winner.“The TVs are going to replay his shot,” Brown said. “I hope they go a few seconds earlier and see him dive on the floor and secure a jump ball.”Brooklyn led 118-105 after Dinwiddie’s basket with 4:57 left in the fourth quarter.Philadelphia then went on a 16-2 run and went ahead 121-120 on Redick’s 3-pointer with 1:03 remaining, its first lead since Embiid scored the game’s first two points.Joe Harris answered with a 3 of his own to put the Nets back ahead but Embiid came back on the other end, converting a three-point play after Harris fouled him to give Philadelphia a 124-123 lead. A game-time decision after spraining his ankle against Cleveland on Friday night, Butler looked fine after he spent Saturday at Villanova’s home gym.He hoisted up shots from about 20 different spots, including the same area from where he would go on to make the 76ers a winner.Embiid has grown accustomed to Butler’s flair for the dramatic, but knew his new teammate had to rush it a little after Philadelphia inbounded the ball with just 10.2 seconds remaining.“He kept taking his time and I am like, ’Are you going to freaking shoot the ball?” Embiid said. “You know, big-time play. He got to his spot and he made a big-time shot.”The Nets shot 57 percent from the field and hit 46 percent beyond the 3-point line to head into the half with a 68-54 lead before the 76ers rallied.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Dinwiddie briefly put Brooklyn back on top with a jumper over Redick, setting the stage for Butler’s big shot.The Nets have lost three straight.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid has 18 20-point games this season, second to Kevin Durant’s 19. . Philadelphia is 14-8 on the season but 5-2 since acquiring Butler on Nov. 12. . It was Butler’s first game in which he tallied at least 20 points and 10 rebounds since Nov. 19, 2017.Nets: Brooklyn’s 14-point lead at the half was its largest of the season. . Russell and Dinwiddie are the first Nets teammates to each score at least 30 points in a game since Brook Lopez and Deron Williams on April 3, 2015. . Brooklyn’s bench outscored its counterparts 48-23.FULTZ FORCEBrown said he expects Markelle Fultz to proceed with a doctor’s appointment Monday to have his right shoulder examined. Fultz has missed his last three games and has not played or practiced since Tuesday when his agent announced that the top pick in the 2017 NBA draft would be seeing a specialist in New York. The 20-year-old is averaging 8.2 points in 19 games this season.UP NEXT76ers: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.Nets: Host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Tunisia first Cup of Nations top seeds not to win

first_imgTunisia led when Msakni blasted a penalty into the net on 34 minutes only for Campos to punish a blunder by goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha in the 73rd minute.It was the second time Angola and Tunisia met at the biennial African football showpiece and the second time they drew after a goalless deadlock in Ghana 11 years ago. The stalemate offered former runners-up Mali or newcomers Mauritania a chance to lead Group E later Monday by winning the second match in a double-header at the Suez Army Stadium.“Drawing was not satisfactory for us — we wanted to win our first match,” said substitute Ferjani Sassi, who won a lengthy fitness battle to be ready for the tournament.“We were winning and had chances to add more goals, but did not take them. Tunisia were better than Angola but because of poor defending we conceded an equaliser.”Tunisia led at half-time after a cagey first half at the 27,000-capacity venue, one of six being used for the competition.Naim Sliti was floored inside the box by Salomao Paizo and the Ethiopian referee pointed to the spot before yellow-carding goalkeeper Tony Cabaca for dissent.Msakni took a perfect penalty, striking the ball with power and accuracy over the Angolan shot-stopper. The goal gave a small but enthusiastic crowd something to cheer after a pedestrian opening half in which the teams had only one goal attempt each on target.Geraldo, a surprise absentee from the Angolan starting line-up, was introduced by Serbian coach Srdjan Vasiljevic for the second half in place of Stelvio da Cruz.Campos grabbed a crucial equaliser for Angola © AFP / FADEL SENNAA second substitution made during half-time saw Gelson Dala, who scored three of the nine goals that took Angola to the finals, replacing Wilson Eduardo.Tunisia coach and former France star Alain Giresse waited until midway through the second half to make his initial change, sending on Sassi for Ghaylen Chaalali.Angola levelled thanks to a blunder from Tunisia goalkeeper Ben Mustapha, who spilled a weak Mateus da Costa shot and Campos tapped in the rebound.Wahbi Khazri came close to putting the north Africans ahead again with seven minutes remaining as his shot eluded Cabaca but trickled just wide of the far post.Msakni was the next Tunisian to try and snatch a late winning goal, unleashing a low shot from just outside the box that Cabaca held at the second attempt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Youssef Msakni had given Tunisia the lead © AFP / FADEL SENNASuez, Egypt, Jun 24 – Tunisia became the first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top seeds not to win their opening match when Djalma Campos cancelled out a Youssef Msakni goal and earned Angola a 1-1 Group E draw on Monday.Hosts Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Senegal won their first matches of the 24-team tournament and the other top seeds, Cameroon, debut Tuesday against Guinea-Bissau.last_img read more


first_imgTHIS was the moment which showed that, just perhaps, we’re not the totally forgotten county anymore….as more tourists come to see us.Visiting Killybegs was the Saga Saphire, 200m long transiting to BelfastAt Moville was the Crystal Symphony at 240m long and destined for Galway. The two ships passed each other off the Donegal coast south west of Gola Island last evening.The photographs were taken with Donegal Airport and Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach in the foreground; Inishfree Island to the left and Gola Island on the right.The Saga Saphire appears larger (closer) and is travelling from left to right.Danny McFadden was there for Donegal Daily to catch these beautiful pictures.  LIKE SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT…..2 GIANT CRUISERS OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carrickfincruise shipsdonegalGolaKillybegsmovillelast_img read more

Wilma’s Florida deaths up to 21; storm’s total at 38

first_img Wilma was the eighth hurricane to strike or pass by Florida in 15 months. It came ashore Monday as a Category 3 storm on the southwest coast and weather officials say it was either a Category 1 or 2 with gusts of 115 mph as it slammed through Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Five days after Hurricane Wilma ripped through South Florida, about 832,700 people remained without power. Electricity might not be fully restored until Nov. 22, officials warned. Pat and Jenny Pearce, both in their 60s, set up a camping stove, two lanterns, a portable television and battery-operated radios as they wait for power to return in their suburban Fort Lauderdale home. “I miss not having a hot shower,” Jenny Pearce said. Others have been cooking on charcoal grills and grocery shopping every day so food wouldn’t spoil. “I’d kill for a hot dog and a cup of coffee,” said Barbara Berger, 66, who has been living on canned fruit and tuna since the storm. “My stomach is hurting because I haven’t had a warm meal.” WILTON MANORS, Fla. – The death toll from Hurricane Wilma rose to 21 in Florida, after state emergency officials reported seven more deaths Saturday in the storm’s aftermath. The deaths brought the total number of casualties from the storm – which pummeled Mexico, Haiti and Jamaica before hitting Florida – to 38. Some people died during cleanup, while others were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning or traffic accidents during power outages, Florida emergency officials said. Among the deaths: A 51-year-old man was killed Thursday while helping repair a roof on a friend’s business; a 75-year-old man was struck Friday by a tree limb while surveying damage; and a 39-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a smoldering charcoal grill in her kitchen. last_img read more

Adamson posts 1st win in new head coach’s debut

first_imgAdamson held a slim 20-19 lead in the fourth and looked desperate to hold off the Lady Warriors but Eli Soyud and Chiara Permentilla rose to the occasion for the Lady Falcons.Soyud gave the Soaring Falcons a 21-19 lead and Permentilla followed it up a little later to give Adamson a more comfortable 23-19 buffer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMary Joy Dacoron then finished things off with a booming running spike for Adamson’s first win of the season.Getigan, before getting the head coaching job, was technically an assistant coach with the Lady Falcons for the season but he was more focused with Kings Montessori School’s high school team and that he only met Adamson’s players on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson opened its new era with a rousing three-set win over National University, 25-15, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.New head coach Onyok Getigan guided the Lady Falcons to their first win of the tournament that broke a 0-3 start under the beleaguered Air Padda, who was relieved of her duties as head coach two days ago.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ Bea de Leon snaps out of slump, helps Ateneo extend win streak “I’ve only met them yesterday but since I was an assistant coach I already knew the system, so I just guided them and I wanted to bring their confidence back,” said Gatigan. “I’m technically part of the coaching staff before so I didn’t change anything in the system, I know their strengths and weaknesses so the only thing I did was guide them.”Bernadette Flora eventually finished with 15 points for the Lady Falcons while Soyud and Dacoron added 12 and 10 points, respectively.Princess Robles led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points.Adamson, NU, and University of the East are all tied at the eighth spot with 1-3 records.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Look: Markel, Smart and Rickie Hanging at OSU-Central Arkansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. I talked to Rickie Fowler at the PGA Championship in August and he said he was going to only make it to one OSU football game this year. I guess we now know which one that is. I think he forgot that the PGA Tour had this weekend off so maybe he’ll be at two. Anyway, he and Markel Brown are hanging at the OSU-Central Arkansas game (probably wondering if they could run the offense better than it is currently being run).A pair of #OKState legends @iMarkelBrown22 & @RickieFowler checking the @CowboyFB action. #alwaysacowboy— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) September 13, 2015AdChoices广告Also, Rickie posed with the ladies.A man of the people #okstate— Oklahoma State Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) September 13, 2015Marcus Smart and Michael Cobbins are in the house as well. read more

Milan hopeful Ivan Gazidis will leave Arsenal to join as chief executive

first_imgMilan are hopeful that Ivan Gazidis will leave his role as Arsenal’s chief executive to take up the same position at San Siro.Gazidis has been identified as Milan’s number-one target by the president, Paolo Scaroni, and the Elliott group, the US hedge fund that owns the Italian club. Share on Pinterest Serie A Read more Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Contacts between the parties have been positive and Milan believe an agreement is close, clearing the way for Gazidis to join in the coming weeks. Arsenal, though, will try to persuade Gazidis to stay.Among the tasks Milan want Gazidis to oversee are talks with Uefa over financial fair play. In June the club were banned by European football’s governing body from participating in this season’s Europa League for breaking rules around requirements for clubs to break even but this was overturned by the court of arbitration for sport. Arsenal news Topics Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Football transfer rumours: Barcelona keen on Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal? Milan Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Solari refuses to be drawn on Real future

first_imgSantiago Solari refused to be drawn on his future after Real Madrid lost for the sixth time in La Liga this season. Real Sociedad scored once in each half to upset the European champions and leave them outside the top four at the halfway stage of the season – and struggling to qualify for nest season’s Champions League.Two goals did in Real as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the Bernabeu, Willian Jose and Pardo netting in the first and last ten minutes for the visitors to pile the pressure on Solari. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the former Argentina midfielder stubbornly refused to commit himself to questions about his future after the game.”We compete to win the next game,” Solari told reporters when asked if he deserved the keep his position.”We compete to win, always compete to win. We always fight to win. We never underestimate the competition, never underestimate anybody. The only one who has that luxury is he who has never competed.“You can never question our winning character; we showed character today, despite the difficulties. Unforgivable would be to lack that.”Real played for half an hour at the Bernabeu with ten men against Sociedad after Lucas Vasquez was sent off for two yellow cards, as they fell to a side that had only managed five league wins all season prior to this evening.The result leaves Solari’s side seven points behind leaders and champions Barcelona, having played a game more.The manager is widely expected to be replaced at the end of the season despite signing a two and half-year deal to replace former boss Julen Lopetegui in October, with Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez touted as possible replacements.On the evening Solari admitted his side lost concentration, though they worked hard in their unsuccessful attempt to get back into the game.”Nothing went right for us today,” Solari said. “The sensation is that we wanted to make up three points and we didn’t. This is football, we lost concentration at the start of the game that cost us a goal and hurt us. The same as in Villarreal [2-2 midweek], in professional football you cannot have that.“Then we did everything possible to turn the result around, despite the difficulties, possible penalties, or penalties, and the sending off. We made chances but the ball just would not go in.”last_img read more