News Today - Latest Breaking News and Updates - Part 1280

'Comeback Cats' on the prowl; Blue Eagles grounded ...

Even if University of Santo Tomas has been shaping into a legitimate contender in the UAAP men's basketball wars, Kevin Ferrer isn't about to let his Tigers wear that tag just yet. We're not contented with what we have, said Ferrer. We have to do more. Ferrer dropped a reminder that he's still the main UST…

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Localizing the SDGs Through New Rural Communities (allAfrica.com)

During the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, more than 150 world leaders came together at the UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. This historic agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being…

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Selling a dream that can come true (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

Who would have thought that one could be so successful selling something as intangible as a dream? That is the business of Tony Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga. This foundation started with Meloto giving the poor fish, i.e., building homes with a signature colorful look in poverty-stricken communities around the country. But as Lao Tzu said,…

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ADB hikes annual climate change financing to $6B (Business Mirror ...

THE Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it is doubling its annual climate financing to $6 billion by 2020 in the Asia-Pacific region, the first time the bank adopted a financing target for climate-related investments. The announcement, made by ADB President Takehiko Nakao, came ahead of the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

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Xi urges constructive cyberspace talks (China Daily)

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with tech executives at 8th US-China Internet Industry Forum in Seattle, Sept 23, 2015. [Photo by Lao Jiang/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn] President Xi Jinping called for China and the United States to embark on constructive dialogues on cybersecurity, saying "no one can stay out of this affair". It was the third time…

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