2019.05.22

News Headlines - 22 May 2019

Mysterious spike of ozone-destroying chemical is traced to east China - The Washington Post
A troubling spike in emissions of a globally banned chemical that damages the Earth’s protective ozone layer has been traced to two provinces in eastern China, according to a study published Wednesday that has alarmed scientists who monitor the planet’s atmosphere. The study, published in the journal Nature, comes one year after another report revealed that air samples had shown a startling excess of a type of chlorofluorocarbon known as trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, since 2012... The new report underscores the need for enforcement of international environmental agreements even when the hazards are clear and profound. And it is a reminder that China’s intensifying environmental challenges have global consequences.
Indonesian election: Prabowo Subianto supporters killed, attacked with tear gas at Jakarta rally
Six people have been killed on the streets of Jakarta while protesting against the election victory of Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the worst political violence in the country in decades. Joko assured Indonesians that "the situation is under control" at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon and said he would not tolerate any disruptions to the country's security.
Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapse costs 1,000 jobs - BBC News
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has said he is "devastated" after his restaurant group went into administration, with 1,000 jobs being lost. The group, which includes the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has appointed KPMG as administrators. Twenty two of the 25 restaurants in Jamie Oliver's restaurant group have now closed.
Belgian monks resurrect 220-year-old beer after finding recipe | The Guardian
It has taken more than 220 years but an order of monks at Grimbergen Abbey, producers of a fabled medieval beer whose brand was adopted by mass producers in the 1950s, have started to brew again after rediscovering the original ingredients and methods in their archives. In a sign of the significance of the news for beer-loving Belgians, the announcement was made by the abbey’s subprior, Father Karel Stautemas, in the presence of the town’s mayor and 120 journalists and enthusiasts.
Japan wants you to say its leader's name correctly: Abe Shinzo - CNN
In Japanese, people are referred to by their family name first, followed by a given name, the same pattern as used by Chinese and Korean. For almost a century and a half, however, Japanese names have been written in English the opposite way round, with the given name first. This practice was adopted during the Meiji Era as a part of broader attempts at internationalization and has now become standard, though exceptions exist and many historical names are still written with the family name first... Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said the government hoped going forward that the Prime Minister's name "would be written Abe Shinzo, just like Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in."

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