In Thailand, a supermarket has launched an original initiative to reduce the amount of plastic packaging on its shelves: some vegetables and fruits are now wrapped in banana leaves.
More than eight billion tonnes is the amount of plastic we have produced since the 1950s, according to a report published in 2017. And production has only increased in recent years. While it was 2 million tonnes in 1950, annual plastic production rose to about 400 million tonnes in 2015, turning the material into a plague for the planet .
With recycling remaining largely insufficient, the UN suggests that by 2050, nearly 12 billion tonnes of plastic waste will fill landfills and pollute the environment, including the oceans. Around the world, this is a real war against plastic that begins to engage. And some do not wait to make their contribution to the building.
This is the case of a supermarket in Chiangmai City, Thailand. To reduce plastic packaging on its shelves, the Rimping supermarket launched an original initiative: a large part of these vegetables and fruits are now wrapped in banana leaves sandwiched with natural fiber ties.
Goodbye plastic, hello banana
The initiative was highlighted on Facebook by the real estate company of Chiang Mai, Perfect Homes and published photos were quick to go around the social networks. While some Internet users have raised some questions, the change has prompted many enthusiastic reactions. ” Small steps make a big difference, change is on! “, Wrote one user on Facebook.
The Rimping supermarket initiative highlights a good alternative to plastic packaging: the use of local biodegradable products. Banana leaves have the advantage not only of being flexible but also of being resistant and protective. They are also easily accessible and at a reduced cost in Thailand where plantations are numerous.
Moreover, the use of banana leaves is far from unpublished in Thailand as in other countries where they are regularly used to pack food, cook or present it. Even though banana trees do not run the streets all over the world, the initiative has something to inspire to find more natural alternatives to plastic and just as practical.
Some Internet users have noticed on the photos posted on Facebook that plastic was still present around some products in the supermarket Thai shelves. ” Yes, it’s not 100% perfect but it’s a step in the right direction! ” Acknowledged Perfect Homes .
Lure Hsu, a 41-year-old interior designer, stunned millions of people with her youthful flair, but her admirers soon realized she was not the only member of her family to look so young.
Lure’s two sisters, Fayfay, 40, and Sharon, 36, appear to be half their age. And their mother, a retired dancer of 63, could easily be mistaken for one of their sisters.
In an interview with Taiwanese magazine Friday, Lure revealed their secret. “Eat vegetables and drink plenty of water,” said the older sister. “I drink a big glass of warm water, getting up every morning for more than ten years. ”
Here, according to these Taiwanese women, the secret of a youthful glow is very simple: drink water!
Where do we get this new ranking of the richest presidents in the world? To this question some would say that African leaders are the most fortunate on the planet, but without first having taken the trouble to do some research on the fortunes of some leaders of our era, especially those who come from Middle East. In this ranking of the ten wealthiest leaders of our planet this year, Africa is sadly represented by only one head of state. And it is no longer Eduardo Dos Santos who represents the African continent in this ranking since the multi-billionaire Angolan is no longer in command, officially since July 2017. Who is the only African representative in this ranking of leaders to the largest fortunes in the world ?
In the top 10 of the richest presidents in the world, only one African leader. It is often said that African leaders are wealthier than their European or American counterparts, while they are far from being the highest paid leaders in the world . Before he came to power, the new president of the United States was already worth billions of dollars. If we look at the ranking of the richest African leaders, we can see that Donald Trump is immensely more fortunate than many of our heads of state on this podium. Globally, the only African leader ranked among the richest presidents is no longer Eduardo Dos Santos, let alone Ali Bongo, despite a colossal fortune. Last year, the Angolan leader who had been in office for nearly 38 years, left the political life of his country, which is why he will not be present in this top 10 of the wealthiest heads of state on the planet. But Africa still has a representative on this podium, the leader of the Kingdom of Morocco, King Mohamed VI. Except American Donald Trump, no other powerful leader in the world is present in this ranking of the 10 richest presidents in the world. And according to some African media, the fortune of the American leader would be lower than that of King Mohamed VI. According to several African media, the fortune of the Moroccan king would be estimated around $ 5 billion, while Donald Trump would be in command of a fortune valued at about $ 3.5 billion. But these revelations on the fortune of the leader of the Sherifian kingdom remains to be confirmed because emanating from any official Moroccan source. This may surprise but the leader who dominates this ranking comes from the Asian continent. China being a global economic power nowadays, one would think that it would be the new Chinese leader, but this is hardly the case. The first place on the podium comes back to the surprise of the current Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn, better known as Rama X (Rama 10). According to some media, the fortune of the Thai king this year is estimated at more than twenty billion dollars. When we know that This may surprise but the leader who dominates this ranking comes from the Asian continent. China being a global economic power nowadays, one would think that it would be the new Chinese leader, but this is hardly the case. The first place on the podium comes back to the surprise of the current Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn, better known as Rama X (Rama 10). According to some media, the fortune of the Thai king this year is estimated at more than twenty billion dollars. When we know that This may surprise but the leader who dominates this ranking comes from the Asian continent. China being a global economic power nowadays, one would think that it would be the new Chinese leader, but this is hardly the case. The first place on the podium comes back to the surprise of the current Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn, better known as Rama X (Rama 10). According to some media, the fortune of the Thai king this year is estimated at more than twenty billion dollars. When we know that The first place on the podium comes back to the surprise of the current Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn, better known as Rama X (Rama 10). According to some media, the fortune of the Thai king this year is estimated at more than twenty billion dollars. When we know that The first place on the podium comes back to the surprise of the current Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn, better known as Rama X (Rama 10). According to some media, the fortune of the Thai king this year is estimated at more than twenty billion dollars. When we know thatthe salaries of African heads of state are often lower there is enough to ask how Eduardo Dos Santos was able to find a place in this ranking, before leaving the benefit of the Moroccan leader.
v10th Henri of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Born on 16 April 1955 in the town of Betzdorf, the Grand Duke Henri has been officially in office since 7 October 2000. The eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, Henri completed his secondary education. in his country before joining France where he will pass and get his BAC. After graduating from high school, he goes to Switzerland to study at the University of Geneva. In 1980, he obtained a degree in political science at the University of Geneva before being appointed chief commander of the Luxembourg army. In 1998, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg joined the IOC, the International Olympic Committee. Two years later, he will succeed to the throne in succession of his father, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg who had announced his departure at the end of 1999. According to some media,
9th Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Qatar)
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was named three years ago as the 7th richest leader in the world by Forbes magazine. A native of the Al Thani clan who has ruled Qatar for more than 150 years, the Qatari emir in office since 25 June 2013 was elevated to the rank of officer in the national army in 1997. He graduated in 1998 with a degree at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a famous training school that welcomes British officer cadets as foreign students. On August 5, 2003, he was appointed in place of his brother as the Crown Prince of Qatar. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will retain his royal title for 9 years before presiding over the destiny of the Kingdom in June 2013. The fortune of the Emir of Qatar is estimated at 2.5 billion dollars.
8th Donald Trump (United States)
Before presiding over the destinies of the United States, Donald Trump was before known as a formidable businessman. The American president first worked with his father before taking control of the family business in 1970, when he embarked on the real estate business. Only eight years after his arrival as president of the family business, Donald Trump managed to finalize the final details for the construction of the Tower Trump, the skyscraper of 202 meters whose construction will be completed in 1983. After real estate , Trump multiplies the acquisitions and diversifies the sources of income of the family business. Today, the US president is officially at the head of a fortune estimated at 3.5 billion dollars.
7th Hans adam II (Liechtenstein)
We almost never talk about it, but Liechtenstein is a small city in central Europe. It is headed by Prince Hans-Adam II who was born on February 14, 1945 in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. In office since November 13, 1989, the prince saw his powers and prerogatives strengthen in the small European state in 2003 including a referendum vote that resulted in a profound reform of the country’s constitution. From now on, he enjoys complete immunity before the parliamentary assembly of his country, which shelters him from all forms of controls. Thanks to the constitutional reform, Hans adam II now has the power to oppose any decision of his people that he considers unpopular thanks to his veto. During the 28 years of rule, the ruler of Liechtenstein has built a small fortune estimated today at 3,
6ème Mohammed ben Rachid Al Maktoum (Dubaï)
Mohammed bin Rachid Al Maktoum was born on July 14, 1949. In addition to being the Emir of Dubai, he is also the Vice President, Minister of Defense, but also Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. On January 5, 2006, he officially succeeded his brother as Emirate of Dubai, becoming the 13th emir that the city has known. Mohammed bin Rachid Al Maktoum played a major role in the development of the city. Several major projects, including the famous Emirates Airlines, have been launched under its responsibility. He is best known for leading the ambitious project to build the Burj Khalifa Tower, which remains the world’s longest skyscraper. The personal fortune of Mohammed bin Rachid Al Maktoum is estimated today at 4.8 billion dollars.
5th Mohamed VI (Morocco)
Mohamed VI is the predecessor of King Hassan II, his father who was at the helm of the Cherifian kingdom for nearly 36 years. Now 54 years old, the current king of the Cherifian kingdom has been in office since 1999, having succeeded his father who died in July 1999. Mohamed VI is the only representative of the African continent in this top 10 of the presidents the richer in the world. According to some Moroccan and African media, the Moroccan king is currently at the head of a fortune estimated at 5.7 billion dollars. Under his reign, Morocco continues its long march towards development by multiplying the economic partnerships as well in Africa as on the international scene.
4th Khalifa ben Zayed Al Nahyan (United Arab Emirates)
Born on January 25, 1948, Khalifa ben Zayed Al Nahyan has been the president of the United Arab Emirates since November 3, 2004. Thanks to its holding City Football Group, the Emir Abu Dhabi has increased the acquisition of football clubs around the world. For those who do not know, Khalifa Ben Zayed Al Nahyan is the owner of the English club Manchester City, now a reference in the first League. The billionaire emirate also owns several football clubs through its holding company. While Manchester City remains the largest acquisition of the president of the United Arab Emirates in the field of football, remember that Khalifa Ben Zayed Al Nahyan also owns New York City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos. As for her personal fortune, she is now estimated at 15 billion dollars.
3rd Salman ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (Saudi Arabia)
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is one of the heirs of Ibn Saud, the man to whom we owe the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Born on December 31, 1935, he succeeded his brother as head of the Kingdom of Arabia since January 23, 2015. Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saoud is also prime minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since his appointment as king in January 2015 after the death of his brother. But his arrival in power has sparked a lot of controversy as he embarked on a major reshuffle, ousting strategic positions several people who had pledged allegiance to the former king died in January 2015. The fortune of Salmane Ben Abdelaziz Al Saud, the new king of Saudi Arabia, is currently estimated around $ 18.5 billion.
2nd Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei)
Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzadin Waddaulah is undoubtedly to this day the leader who totals the greatest longevity in power. Now 72 years old, he spent 50 years and eight months as head of the state of Brunei alone. The 29th Sultan of the state of Brunei was even named by Forbes in 1997 as the richest man in the world thanks to his fortune, which was estimated at 40 billion dollars. According to some sources, his huge palace of more than 1700 rooms cost about a billion euros. On its own, the Sultan of Brunei has more than 5,000 cars, including some twenty Lamborghini, more than 500 Mercedes, 367 Ferrari, 4 Bugatti, more than a hundred Rolls-Royce, to name but a few. Today,
1st Rama X (Thailand)
The name of Rama 10 in the civil registry seems very difficult to pronounce for some: Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. Born in July 1952, he was raised to the rank of King of Thailand less than two years ago. The appointment of Rama X at the head of Thailand, as a king should be mentioned, dates from December 1, 2016. Following the death of his father in October 2016 after a long illness, Rama X is then announced by the Prime Minister as successor to his father who was known as Rama IX. To date, his fortune would be estimated at 26 billion dollars.
In Uganda, a nine-year-old boy married his six-year-old lover in a traditional wedding.
The “husband” who attended the Buyende Light Primary School and the girl received a “matrimonial hut” in which they could live as a couple.
According to several relatives, the two children would have started to love each other when the boy was three years old and the girl three months after they were born with “two teeth”.
“My son was born with two teeth and his wife was born with two teeth. His birth came with blessings and his name should unite the Baganda and Basoga tribes, “said the boy’s father.
According to the girl’s mother, she started talking immediately after birth.
“She started talking immediately after birth! When I gave birth, I asked for the baby’s sex and was told it was a girl. However, the midwife amazed me when she said that my baby was born with two teeth, “said the girl’s mother.
The boy’s teacher described him as a disciplined boy at school. “I think it’s the messiah that our ancestors talked about (in ancestral history). He advises me even as I am his teacher, “said the teacher.
According to our sources, this was not a normal wedding ceremony, the “couple” sitting next to two snakes three feet long, which, according to the elders, are supposed to protect them.
The Ugandan police are investigating this incident, which goes against the law of the country where marriage can only be contracted between people aged 18 and over.
“All marriage records must be between people aged 18 and over. Below, you can not get married. We want to know the real facts, “said Michael Kasadha, spokesperson for the Busoga North Regional Police.