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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-09-05 16:54


>Bins out at Aussie school

Melbourne Girls' College is getting rid of all its bins and asking students to take their rubbish home in a bold bid to encourage them to move towards zero waste.

The Richmond college will over five weeks phase out receptacles in classrooms and the yard, leaving 1400 students and 140 staff to find their own home for chip packets and juice boxes.

As part of the shift, volunteer students will conduct daily non-compulsory food inspections in which children bringing "zero waste" lunch boxes will be rewarded.

Students using only reusable packaging will receive a token that will go into a draw to win prizes such as keepcups.


Julie Andrews poses with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the 76th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, September 2, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Andrews honored in Venice

Julie Andrews, the star of much-loved movies "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music", was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Monday.

The 83-year-old, who won an Oscar in 1965 for playing the strict but kind-hearted nanny Mary Poppins, held up and kissed the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award to an applauding audience.

Andrews began her career as a child actress on the stage in London's West End before heading to Broadway.

Mary Poppins turned her into an international star, and she has gone on to feature in movies such as "Victor/Victoria" and "The Princess Diaries", and most recently lent her voice to 2018 blockbuster "Aquaman".


Disney cartoon characters interact with visitors at the Shanghai Disney Resort. [Photo/China Daily]

>Disney expands discounts

Shanghai Disney Resort announced on Tuesday that it will be expanding its preferential access policies at its theme park and related hotels starting from Oct 8.

Children under the age of three or are 1 meter and below in height on the day of their visit will receive free park admission, the resort said.

In addition, a discount of approximately 25% will be provided to children aged three to 11 years as well as those who are above 1 meter, up to 1.4 meters, in height.

Shanghai Disney added that the new policy will be applicable to tickets that are purchased starting from Sept 9 and used starting from Oct 8.

The new policies also include benefits for guests aged 11 and under at the resort's two themed hotels - Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel - as well as kids' meals at the resort's restaurants.


A downtown view of Tokyo. [Photo/VCG]

>Tokyo named safest city

Tokyo was named the world's safest city by the Economist Intelligence Unit, in an index ranking cities' ability to handle everything from climate disasters to cyber attacks.

Singapore took second place after Japan's capital while another Japanese metropolis, Osaka, came third.

Two European and two North American cities made it into the top 10, with the Dutch capital Amsterdam in fourth place while Denmark's Copenhagen came eighth. Canada's Toronto came sixth, and the US capital, Washington DC, seventh.

The safest cities scored highly on access to high-quality healthcare, dedicated cybersecurity teams, community-based police patrols and good disaster planning, researchers said.

Nigeria's Lagos, Venezuela's Caracas, Myanmar's Yangon, Pakistan's Karachi and Bangladesh's Dhaka were the world's five least safe cities, according to the index.

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