(L-R) Brazil’s Thiago Silva, Neymar, Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho leave the field during the half-time of their 2022 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match against Peru at the National Stadium in Lima, on October 13, 2020, amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Daniel APUY / POOL / AFP) Brazil must confront a growing injury list that includes star forward Neymar as they resume World Cup qualifying this week, while Argentina is out to extend their perfect start at home to neighbors Paraguay. Copa America champions Brazil host Venezuela in Sao Paulo on Friday chasing a third win in as many matches after launching their Qatar 2022 campaign with victories over Bolivia and Peru. However, Brazil coach Tite will be without Neymar after the world’s most expensive player injured his thigh while on Champions League duty with Paris Saint-Germain in Turkey last month. Neymar, 28, bagged a hat-trick in a 4-2 win in Lima last time out to surpass Ronaldo ... » Learn More about ‘We’re not machines’: Injury-hit Brazil, Argentina resume World Cup qualifying
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“New normal” was definitely one of the buzzwords of the year 2020. While it took us about a year to adapt to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 and going back to normalcy is now within sight, let us not forget about the other “new normal” that we have been grappling with in recent years – climate change.” Extreme weather: the new normal with climate change Extreme weather patterns have become more pronounced in recent years due to climate change, as Singapore residents have experienced it in the past few months. February 2019 was the third warmest February recorded in 90 years, based on the mean monthly temperature, since temperature records began in 1929. Last year was one of the hottest years on record with an exceptional low annual amount of rainfall -- we had the eighth-lowest annual total rainfall in the past 30 years. Despite being a relatively dry year overall, we have also experienced more occurrences of intense heavy rainfall in 2020. And we experienced more ... » Learn More about There’s no vaccine for climate change. Are we prepared for extreme weather to be our new normal?
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Delivery times for your latest Taobao or Shopee purchase might take even longer than before. On March 11, The Business Times (BT) reported that container vessels planning to dock at Singapore's port are now facing longer wait times, due to a recent surge in vessel calls and container volumes. Turnaround time increased to almost a week According to S&P Global Platts , one source estimated that container vessels now need to wait five to seven days for turnaround, up from a maximum of two days for an ultra-large 18,000 TEU vessel. The Loadstar reported that vessel turnaround times have more than doubled, alongside week-long cargo rollovers (when cargo cannot be loaded onto a vessel because the vessel ran out of capacity). Regarding the congestion, a PSA spokesperson said : “This exceptional situation is due to a confluence of factors, including an unprecedented and ... » Learn More about Container ships facing longer wait times at S’pore port due to surge in vessel calls & container volumes
MELBOURNE: Which organisations would you look to as allies in the fight against climate change? Climate activist groups, foundations and even a smattering of corporates involved in sustainability might come to mind. But here’s some real food for thought: How about militaries? The ongoing fight against COVID-19 has made it seem like a lifetime ago that Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen unveiled a slew of green measures that the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be adopting to do its bit for climate change in Parliament in March. But these bold plans augur well for a green future for these men in green. The initiatives announced range from simple waste-reduction measures including recycling food waste into energy to larger, ambitious plans that seek to replace the SAF’s 400 administrative vehicles with hybrid and eventually electric models to reduce carbon emissions. The Republic of Singapore Navy is also looking at hybrid propulsion for its ... » Learn More about Commentary: Militaries, the surprising allies – when men in green fight for a greener world
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Wed, June 16, 2021 2021-06-16 00:00 0 c78dad32e3af0945bdb46490a80c27e9 4 Inforial Free Palm oil is contained in many daily products, from food, cosmetics and personal care products to household cleaning products. This means that the public both benefits from and is highly dependent on the palm oil industry for the various products they consume. Most Indonesian consumers, however, are unaware of the palm oil content of various consumer goods. As a consequence, they are also unaware of the impact of the industry’s exponential and rapid growth. This low public awareness is likely is due to the indirect relevance of palm oil in consumers’ daily lives, as well as the complex and multilayered production chain, which can be hard to digest. A consumer survey by MarkPlus Inc. published in 2020 found that most consumers primarily associated palm oil with cooking oils and margarines. The survey also showed that although most ... » Learn More about Why should you care about sustainable palm oil?
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Wed, June 16, 2021 2021-06-16 06:00 0 c78dad32e3af0945bdb46490a80c8c16 4 Inforial Free In the push for more sustainable future development, Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, invites thought leaders from around the world and across industries to collectively build a resilient and sustainable digital ecosystem to tackle climate change and drive economic growth. The data center as the foundation in the development of the digital ecosystem must be managed more efficiently, smartly, adaptively and sustainably. This topic will be the main agenda item in the 2021 edition of Schneider Electric’s Innovation Day, which will be held virtually on June 17. The event will bring together more than 40 leaders, practitioners and experts around the world, including Robert Swan, conservationist and polar adventurer; Brian Solis, digital analyst and anthropologist; Rachel ... » Learn More about Schneider Electric Innovation Day 2021 highlights resilient and sustainable data center
Flooding and destruction after a storm —PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Extreme weather conditions have been wreaking havoc in many places around the globe in recent years, reaching frightening new levels of intensity due to global warming. This is particularly more troubling in countries located along the typhoon belt in the Pacific—like the Philippines, which is visited by an average of 20 typhoons, five of them destructive, every year. Growing up, we’ve been forewarned about the unpredictability of the weather. But extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer (“Storm Chasers,” “Tornado Chasers”) and his team are giving it all they’ve got to change that. This is why science-driven “storm chasers” like Reed feel it’s an urgent endeavor whose benefits outweigh the risks. These days, they’re inching closer and closer into the so-called “eye of the storm” to measure temperature, pressure and humidity, along the way helping “demystify” weather patterns and establishing a ... » Learn More about ‘Storm Rising’: How Reed Timmer’s plan to chase a typhoon in PH was foiled by the pandemic
Hong Kong health authorities’ plans to “vigorously” investigate a new theory in a mystery Covid-19 variant case that it could have been passed via a food package hit a possible dead end hours after officials found virus traces on the meal, as the patient admitted she had sneezed into it. High hopes had been pinned on the environmental test results to finally confirm the origin of the 17-year-old schoolgirl’s infection that broke the city’s 42-day streak of zero untraceable cases. But the girl’s admission signalled a false dawn, according to one health expert, who suggested “self-contamination” was behind the coronavirus findings in the family’s fridge. The latest development in the case, which involved the more virulent Alpha variant, came as the city confirmed two imported infections from Indonesia on Tuesday (June 15), prompting health officials to tighten quarantine rules for arrivals from that country. The two cases brought the official tally to 11,880, with 210 related ... » Learn More about Hong Kong officials probing mystery variant case find Covid-19 on frozen food pack