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The sustainability buzzword has brought a new level of consciousness to many of us. By now, we are familiar with the idea of reducing our plastic consumption by bringing our tote bags to the supermarket, containers when packing hawker food, metal straws and keep cups to our favourite cafes.
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Asia's first Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama was not sure he would be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in his home country when he tested positive for COVID-19, but now he has recovered he hopes to add another medal for Team Japan. Matsuyama tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and withdrew from the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit and went into quarantine for about 10 days. "When I got tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago, I wasn't really sure if I was able to participate in the Olympics here," the Japanese world No. 20 confessed in a press conference on Tuesday.
The key to keeping Singapore's students safe lies more in prevention and enhanced community vigilance rather than intrusive security measures, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday (27 July).
The full-body suits of Germany's Olympic gymnasts have struck a chord on Japanese social media, with many applauding the freedom of choice in a nation where schoolgirls almost always wear skirts and high heels are still required in some offices. The German women's gymnastics team competed in red and white unitards, which are combined leotards and leggings extending to the ankles, in qualifications at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday after saying they aimed to counter the sexualisation of the sport and women could wear what they choose. The suits garnered much debate and applause on Japanese social media, with several women sharing bitter stories from their past.
North and South Korea have restored their previously severed hotline, as the two countries' leaders agreed to rebuild ties and regain trust, Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.North Korean state media outlet KCNA also said that all inter-Korean communication channels resumed Tuesday morning, in line with the leaders' agreement.The Blue House said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made the agreement after having exchanged multiple letters since April.North Korea first severed the hotline last June as inter-Korean relations soured after a failed 2019 summit between Kim and former U.S. President Donald Trump which Moon had offered to mediate.Moon has called for talks with the North and for the hotline to be restored, pinning high hopes on U.S. President Joe Biden to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang.Tuesday's announcement came as the two Koreas marked the 68th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa entered parliament as Samoa's first female prime minister Tuesday, ending a bitter impasse that left the Pacific island without an effective government for 109 days after her election victory.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Canada's 15 softball players embraced in circle at midfield to celebrate their bronze-medal victory over Mexico 3-2 at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. The record finish for Canada comes after they played in each of softball's four earlier Olympic appearances without topping fourth place. Mexico had not been in the Olympics before.
MEGAWORLD, the property empire of tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, announced today that it is giving a residential condominium unit in Eastwood City to Filipino Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz, following her
With "King" Kohei Uchimura having stepped down there will be a new Olympic all-around men's gymnastics champion crowned at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday, with Russia, Japan and China set for a royal rumble to decide who claims the sport's most prized title. Olympic all-around champion in 2012 and 2016, Uchimura chose not to defend his title in Tokyo leaving Japan's hopes resting with his young heir apparent, 19-year-old Daiki Hashimoto, who underscored his credentials by posting the top marks in Saturday's qualification round. But Russia, competing in Tokyo as representatives of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) because the country was stripped of its flag and anthem for doping offences, will send out the lethal one-two combination of Nikita Nagornyy and Artur Dalaloyan, world all-around champions in 2019 and 2018 respectively, as the country bids to return to the top of the podium for the first time since the great Alexei Nemov at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Tonga's flag-bearing duo exited the taekwondo Tokyo Olympics tournament after no-contest matches against far superior opponents, but the South Pacific islanders said just getting to compete with the best in the world was gratifying. "That was the best match I've ever played - I got three points," said Pita Taufatofua, famed for his shirt-less appearances at opening and closing ceremonies at past Olympics. "That's two Olympics in a row I've gone against the world number one," he said, referring to Russian heavyweight Vladislav Larin, who thrashed him 24-3.
New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Moroccan opponent. Nyika, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had won the first two rounds with ease and constantly troubled Baalla with his pinpoint jabs during the contest at the Kokugikan Arena - considered the spiritual home of Japan's sumo wrestling. The 22-year-old Baalla lost his cool and attempted to bite his opponent's ear during a hold in round three but a shocked Nyika managed to pull out in time.
Japan's women shocked an undefeated U.S. team packed with WNBA players on Tuesday as 3x3 basketball wound down to the elimination stage at its Olympics debut. Mai Yamamoto led with eight points, including a critical two-pointer with about a minute left to put her team ahead. Japan advanced to 5-2 and second place in the pool round.
China's yet-to-be-announced new ambassador to the United States Qin Gang headed to Washington on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter, amid worsening relations between the world's two largest economies. Qin left a day after rare high-level talks in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and senior Chinese diplomats ended with both sides reiterating existing positions and no specific outcomes reached.