Daily Archives: 2018-12-06

Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade on sustainability

Greenpeace Southeast Asia released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and equitability. In the Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking Report, only five canneries were identified as overall green performers:  Alliance Select Foods International (Philippines), PT International Alliance Foods Indonesia …

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Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan urges Malaysia to “cease” encroachment into “Singapore territorial waters”; Malaysia to send protest note to the Republic over unauthorised implementation of instrument landing system near Johor

In order to “avoid escalating tensions on the ground” and in compliance “with international law”, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has urged Malaysia to “cease” ongoing “provocative intrusions” by the neighbouring nation’s vessels into Singapore’s maritime territory. In a press release by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (5 Dec), which detailed a phone conversation between Dr …

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Luxembourg aims to make all public transportation free by 2020

Soon, all public transport in Luxembourg will be free as fares for trains, trams, and buses are lifted next summer. This is one part of the plans of the re-election coalition government led by Xavier Bettel has been sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term. Luxembourg’s capital is home to about 110,000 people while a further 400,000 commute …

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Mistaken about actual length of fireworks, citizens decry waste of tax-money on hour-long show in year-end celebration at Marina Bay

The Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December) that a series of breath-taking fireworks will light up Marina Bay for a full hour leading to midnight for the first time to celebrate New Year Eve. The agency stated that this multi-sensory fireworks musical will take the fireworks display to the next level. The audience will …

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