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  • AP3 sets sustainability goals, seeks to double green investments [updated]

    first_imgSweden’s third state pension buffer fund, AP3, has announced new sustainability targets in its interim report. The fund pledged to double its investments in sustainability and green bonds by 2025, and also to halve its carbon footprint within the same timeframe.Kerstin Hessius, AP3 chief executive, said: “In February, the board of directors adopted new sustainability goals for 2019-25, which raise the fund’s ambitions in sustainable investment and governance.”A spokesman from the fund confirmed that this was the first time the sustainability and green bond targets had been announced publicly, having been set by the board in February. Kerstin Hessius, CEO, AP3The fund said investments in green bonds would reach SEK30bn (€2.8bn) and other sustainable investments would increase to SEK25bn.AP3 said it would continue to measure and report on its carbon footprint, perform scenario-based portfolio analysis of climate risks and opportunities, and once more halve its carbon footprint, mainly by encouraging investees to reduce their climate impact.The fund reported a return on investments of 10.8% in the first half of 2018, compared with 3.3% in the same period last year. Its equities and inflation risk categories had performed strongest, it said. Assets under management rose to SEK374bn (€35bn) by the end of June, from SEK341bn at the beginning of this year. The fund reported a net result of SEK36.5bn in the first six months of 2019.This article was updated on 27 August to amend the performance time period in the penultimate paragraph. The new goals fell into three main categories: pledges to continue to contribute to a reduced risk of global warming; doubling sustainable investments by 2025; and promising that AP3’s directly-owned companies would be leaders in sustainability. last_img read more

  • First suspected Ebola case in Brazil

    first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 135 Views   no discussions Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint First suspected Ebola case in Brazil by: – October 10, 2014center_img Share The Brazilian authorities sent an Air Force plane to pick Mr Bah up from Cascavel to fly him to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Rio de JaneiroBrazil says it has identified a suspected Ebola case who arrived in the country on Thursday.The patient, Souleymane Bah from Guinea, presented himself after coming down with a fever at a public health centre in the town of Cascavel in the southern state of Parana.He has been flown to Rio de Janeiro to the National Institute of Infectology.Doctors say he no longer has a fever and blood test results are expected on Saturday.Health Minister Arthur Chioro said the situation was under control and “all health protocols and procedures were applied efficiently and with great success”.Guinea is one of the three West African countries most affected by Ebola.Mr Bah’s symptoms appeared on the 20th day after he left Guinea – within the 21-day incubation period.But since his arrival he has not shown any symptoms and his fever has not returned.Mr Bah arrived in Brazil as a refugee and was granted leave to remain until 2015 by immigration police.Sixty-four people who came into contact with Mr Bah, mostly in the health centre in Parana, are also being monitored for symptoms of Ebola, although the Health Ministry says they are considered low risk.Concerns have been expressed about what route Mr Bah took to get to Brazil.The authorities in Argentina are concerned he may have come to South America through one of the country’s airports or ports.The Brazilian Health Ministry says it has contacted the World Health Organisation about these concerns.BBC News Sharelast_img read more

  • CCJ is the court of choice for CARICOM

    first_img Sharing is caring! (L-R): Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of St Vincent, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony share a light moment at a press conference at the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in St Lucia. (Photo: A. Gaskin/BGIS)CASTRIES, St Lucia (BGIS) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have agreed that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be the final appellate court for the region. This was disclosed by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he gave a rundown of some of the issues discussed in caucus before the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. The annual summit came to a close on Friday in Castries, St Lucia.Stuart pointed out that the Caribbean had a long track record of producing jurists of the highest international calibre and standing, and it would, therefore, be counterproductive at this stage of the region’s development to be timid about submitting to the court’s jurisdiction.“Now, you know that once the treaty establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice was signed, Barbados and Guyana moved swiftly to submit to the jurisdiction of the court; not only the original jurisdiction which has to do with the interpretation of the CARICOM Treaty, but also the appellate jurisdiction which relates to civil and criminal matters.“I made the point that there was no basis on which Barbados could experience any doubt about the Court, having regard to the fact that a former Chief Justice of Barbados, in the person of Sir William Douglas, had sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council. [And] that the outgoing, or the immediate past president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Mr Michael de la Bastide, had also sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council; and that a judge from here in St Lucia …had also sat on the judicial committee of the Privy Council; and that out of Guyana, Dr Mohammed Shahabuddeen had sat as a judge at the International Court of Justice,” he noted.Concerning the issue of the partial accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the CCJ, Stuart said the leaders also gave this matter a lot of thought, and that country would have to reconsider its position.“Trinidad and Tobago had on the table a proposal that would have allowed them, if the heads were so minded, to put one foot in and to keep one foot out — another way of saying that they wanted to accede to the jurisdiction of the court at the criminal level, but to remain outside of the court’s jurisdiction at the civil level.“The consensus of the heads was that was not practicable at this time [and] would send the wrong signals and, in fact, that there were other policy and legal implications that would have to be examined before there was agreement on that issue. Of course, the Legal Affairs Committee of CARICOM, which is an organ of the CARICOM Community, had looked at the issue and had determined that it was not necessarily the tidiest way of making use of the Caribbean Court of Justice.”Stuart explained that it was not practical to have the CCJ headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and that country not submitting to the court in its appellate jurisdiction. He emphasised that the situation had to be corrected and that the government of Trinidad and Tobago would “be back in touch with us in the near future, we hope, with a more coherent and a more determined approach to the Caribbean Court of Justice”.By Cathy LashleyCaribbean News Now Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional CCJ is the court of choice for CARICOM by: – July 10, 2012 22 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

  • Pogba set for Man United training return – sources

    first_imgPaul Pogba will make his return to Manchester United first team training this week, sources have told ESPN.Advertisement The French international, 26, has been sidelined since Dec. 26 as he recovers from surgery on his ankle that followed an injury he first suffered at the end of September. Pogba has played just eight times for United this season, but his return to competitive football looks to be imminent.After going through most of his rehabilitation at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai, Pogba is back at United’s Carrington training ground. Club doctors are happy with the midfielder’s progress and recovery and have given him the go-ahead to resume training.Paul Pogba will be assessed by Man Utd doctors at the end of the weekRead Also: Man United get Marcus Rashford injury boostThursday’s FA Cup tie at Derby and next Sunday’s Manchester derby will likely come too soon for him, but Pogba could return to action in the Europa League against LASK Linz on March 12, or three days later at Tottenham.Sources added that Pogba has closely followed United’s results during his absence and is looking forward to returning and developing a partnership with Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese international has made a huge impact since arriving at the end of January, scoring three goals and adding two assists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Beinglast_img read more

  • Richard L. Reed – Weisburg

    first_imgSurvivors include his children; one daughter, Michele Shaver of Greensburg, and one son, Richard J. Reed; one grandson, Richard J. Reed, Jr., and three sisters, Karen, Sharon, Janice and Rosie.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Della Reed; one brother, Edward John and one sister, Edith. Richard L. Reed, of Weisburg, was born on February 20, 1951 in Dearborn County, a son to Edward and Helen Bowman Reed.  He served his country with the United States Navy and later worked at Print-Pak in Greensburg.  On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 67 he passed away unexpectedly at his residence. Cremation was chosen by the family and there will be no public services.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the funeral home on behalf of the family to assist with expenses.last_img read more

  • Registration open for annual euchre tournament

    first_imgGreensburg, IN—Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Euchre Tournament benefiting Decatur County Special Olympics, sponsored by the Greensburg Rotary Club.The cost is $25 for advance registration Fee and $30 to register at door. Greensburg Rotary reserves the right to refuse any registration. Contestant must be 18 or older to play. No refunds. Prize payments are dependent on a sufficient number of registered contestants. Mail the Completed Form with fee to Rotary Euchre Tournament, PO Box 186, Greensburg, Indiana 47240.  You can click here for a form. Players compete for a $1,000 grand prize for the winner of the tournament. Winners of more than $250 must provide proof of tax identification (social security) number before receiving the winnings in check payment form.last_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_img— The Jaguars have agreed to terms with journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon to serve as a veteran backup to Gardner Minshew. Glennon began his NFL career with Tampa Bay in 2013 and spent four seasons with the team before playing for Chicago, Arizona and Oakland over the last three years. The 30-year-old Glennon has completed 61% of his passes for 5,163 yards, with 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 29 games.— The Bills have signed defensive end and second-round selection A.J. Epenesa and two other players taken in the NFL draft last month. Epenesa played at Iowa and led the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season. Also signed were receiver and fourth-round pick Gabriel Davis of Central Florida and quarterback and fifth-round choice Jake Fromm of Georgia. All three got four-year contracts. — The Patriots have signed four more draft picks: linebacker Anfernee Jennings, tight end Devin Asiasi and offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Dustin Woodard. New England has signed each of its April draft picks except second-round selection Kyle Dugger and third-rounder Dalton Keene.— Rashard Higgins is back on the Browns’ roster after signing a one-year, $910,000 contract. Higgins was limited by a knee injury last season and fell from favor with former coach Freddie Kitchens, finishing with just four receptions for 55 yards.— Brett Favre (fahrv) is refuting a Mississippi state auditor’s report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn’t actually attend. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback told ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show he instead was being paid for his role in radio public service announcements and advertisements that ran for a few years in Mississippi. Favre reiterated that he is returning the money paid to him by a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme. A special overseer independent of the university is expected to help allocate varying payments to the men based on their experiences and the harm done, aided by a three-person panel of experts evaluating claims.NBA-FORMER PLAYER ARRRESTEDEx-NBA player accused of shooting at 2 peopleTYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for salePolice say Brown was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after posting bond on Monday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. Associated Press — German politicians have been persuaded to allow soccer to resume in the country despite the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems the public still needs to be convinced. Three new polls from German broadcasters show at least half of respondents saying they are against the plan to restart the season. The top two divisions will resume on May 16 following a two-month suspension, playing in empty stadiums— Soccer teams are going to get some extra help from the bench during a backlog of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The International Football Association Board has agreed to let teams use two extra substitutes per match when soccer resumes. Leagues which typically end in May are preparing to restart and face a congested schedule into July and August to complete their season.— At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the pandemic. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country’s national governing bodies. All but four of the 36 bodies that responded said they had applied for assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program.NFL-CONCUSSION SETTLEMENTOne law firm gets lion’s share of $112M in NFL concussion fees The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former Los Angeles Lakers guard and two-time NBA champion told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home.NHL-CAPITALS-LEIPSICCapitals cut ties with Leipsic after disparaging commentsARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic (LIP’-sihk) on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat.In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer Jack Rodewald, Leipsic commented on the physical appearances of Vancouver forward Tanner Pearson’s wife and Edmonton captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend. He also called Capitals linemates Garnet Hathaway and Nick Dowd losers. Leipsic apologized, saying a friend’s Instagram account was hacked and taking responsibility for his comments. NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s future plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. UNDATED (AP) — After years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan that gives nearly half the money to a single law firm.The decision Thursday grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the amount of any other firm, including the lawyers who filed the first cases in 2012.It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Some firms represented more than 1,000 players, while Seeger directly represented only about 20.The settlement, expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion over time, spared the league a trial over claims that it long hid what it knew about the link between concussions and brain injuries.In other NFL news:center_img — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have announced the postponement of its 2020 international games, adding they look forward to taking teams overseas again next year. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers were previously scheduled to open this season in Prague as part of the NHL’s Global Series. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning had been slated to play two games in Stockholm.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— Fans returned to the stands Friday for baseball in Taiwan, even though they are spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at ballparks in Taiwan, but they must sit apart and are barred from bringing in food despite shuttered concession stands.— Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors playing in an empty stadium but with chants piped in from supporters. Instead of fans, banners with messages of support were draped around the stands. — The mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson has died at 99. Betty Wold Johnson was often referred to as “The First Lady of the Jets” by players and called them her “grandchildren.” She was renowned for her philanthropic efforts and was a long-time contributor to arts, education and healthcare initiatives in the New York and New Jersey areas.SPORTS-PLAYERS COALITION-GEORGIA SHOOTINGPlayers Coalition wants federal inquiry in Arbery deathUNDATED (AP) — The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.The letter was signed by such sports stars as Tom Brady, Steve Kerr and Players Coalition co-founders Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins. It requested that the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division lead the investigation into the shooting of Aubrey, a black man, on Feb. 23. Update on the latest sports May 8, 2020 The coalition was formed in 2017 to raise awareness about police and community relations, criminal justice reform and education and economic advancement. It developed out of the dispute between NFL team owners and the players who were kneeling during the national anthem to bring a focus to social injustice.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR$41M settlement by Ohio State covers 162 of doc’s accusersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss.About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite concerns raised during his tenure. The university first announced a settlement with some of them in March, but the cost wasn’t made public until Friday. The NHL called it “inexcusable conduct” and said it would address the matter with the Capitals and Panthers.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

  • The Latest: Anisimova wins matchup of American teens at Open

    first_imgShe finished with an ace for her 22nd victory against a top-20 player.___The fourth day of play is underway at the U.S. Open, with Serena Williams, reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem among those scheduled to take the court. Williams faces Margarita Gasparyan, who is ranked No. 117. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees.___ The Latest: Anisimova wins matchup of American teens at Open September 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament:Amanda Anisimova won a matchup of American teenagers, rallying past wild card Katrina Scott 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old Anisimova, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open last year, steadied her game in the second set and pulled away. The 16-year-old Scott is ranked 637th and was coming off her first tour-level victory in the opening round Tuesday, when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam. Associated Press Anisimova, who is seeded 22nd, won the girls’ singles at the Open in 2017.___Tsvetana Pironkova pulled off an upset to reach the third round at the U.S. Open, her first tournament after a three-year break to focus on motherhood.Pironkova, who has no ranking because of her layoff, beat No. 10-seeded Garbine Maguruza 7-5, 6-3.A 32-year-old Bulgarian, Pironkova left the women’s tour to give birth to her son Alexander in April 2018. She is playing in her 12th Open but her first since 2016, and it’s her first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

  • City convincing in VAR-packed rout of West Ham

    first_img… Raheem Sterling scores hat-trick(REUTERS) – Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as champions Manchester City made a hugely convincing start to their title defence with a 5-0 win at West Ham United yesterrday, in a game which saw heavy use of video review.Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, preferred by Pep Guardiola to Sergio Aguero in attack, opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a deft close-range finish after a scorching burst and low cross from Kyle Walker.Sterling made it 2-0, six minutes after the interval, with a cool finish after Kevin De Bruyne had burst from midfield and fed the England forward.Jesus then became the first player to have a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League when, in the 53rd minute, he finished off Sterling’s pass following a fine move. However, the VAR adjudged that Sterling was marginally offside as he ran into the box.VAR, making its debut this season, was used again to review and eventually validate Sterling’s second, when he collected a lofted ball into the box and lobbed West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski.The video staff were busy again in the 84th minute when City were awarded a penalty for Issa Diop’s foul on Riyad Mahrez. Substitute Aguero’s penalty soft penalty was saved but VAR ruled that Declan Rice was encroaching into the box and referee Mike Dean ordered a re-take – which the Argentine scored before Sterling completed his hat-trick in stoppage time.After last season’s runners-up Liverpool began their campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield on Friday, City’s emphatic victory was another sign that there could be a repeat neck-and-neck battle between the leading pair.The result was City’s eighth successive win in competitive matches against West Ham, in which time they have scored 28 goals and conceded four.Guardiola was pleased with his team’s second half display but had some critical words for their performance in the opening 45 minutes.“The rhythm was not there but that’s normal for the first game. In the second half we were better, we were calmer, we played extra passes. After we went 3-0 up the game was over,” said the Spaniard.“But I cannot deny it, I’m delighted to win 5-0 away from home in the first game. We finished last season by winning 14 games in a row. It’s 15 now unbeaten so it’s good.”Guardiola said the VAR decisions were a reminder of the need for a team to keep their cool in what are still unusual situations.“You have to be mentally strong when VAR is not on your side. You think at 0-3 the game is almost over but at 0-2, the game is completely different. You have to be calm and be strong, it is going to change the dynamic not just for the team but for the spectators,” he said.last_img read more

  • Ice hockey rebounds at Lindenwood

    first_img Published on January 22, 2013 at 12:57 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse rebounded from a three-game losing skid with a pair of wins at College Hockey America foe Lindenwood in Wentzville, Mo.The Orange (12-11-1, 6-3-1 CHA) skated to a 2-1 win against the Lions (2-21-1, 2-7-1 CHA) Friday night before pounding LWU for an 8-1 victory Saturday afternoon. The first game represented a tighter struggle, until the third period, while Saturday’s matchup was a blowout from start to finish.Just less than six minutes into the series, Julie Knerr scored an even-strength goal assisted by defenseman Nicole Renault. The freshman blue-liner assisted on the game-winner, too. After the hosts equalized through a Kendra Broad power play at 14:42 in the second period, the Orange outshot the Lions 15-4 in the third.Assisted by Renault and fellow freshman Allie LaCombe, Melissa Piacentini scored to give SU the win with a goal 4:26 into the third period.Orange goaltender Kallie Billadeau made 28 saves while her counterpart Taylor Fairchild made 39.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second game, SU poured on four goals in the opening frame, the third of which came shorthanded 11:56 into the game from Piacentini assisted by Kaillie Goodnough. Allysson Arcibal gave LWU a false glimmer of hope 37 seconds the second period. But junior forward Margot Scharfe put SU up 5-1 five minutes later.The Orange went into the final period of the weekend leading 7-1 and Piacentini added her second of the game and third of the weekend 18:37 into the third, assisted by Goodnough and Renault.Goodnough tallied four assists Saturday while Renault finished with three on the weekend.SU hosts another CHA bottom-dweller Penn State on Friday at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Commentslast_img read more