PKA announced it has excluded a Chinese carmaker from its investment universe and put five more auto firms on its watch list, as the Danish pension fund manager sets tighter climate requirements for the world’s largest automotive brands.PKA said it blacklisted Brilliance China Automotive, whose stock is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange as well as several German bourses, due to its “lack of focus on climate” while also revealing it had placed brands Suzuki, Hyundai, Fiat Chrysler, Subaru and Mahindra & Mahindra under observation.Dewi Dylander, head of responsible investment at PKA, said: “It is crucial for us that car manufacturers consider how they will contribute to the green transition.“In the long term, a lack of climate strategy will pose an investment risk to our members,” she added. A spokesman for PKA told IPE the firm had DKK1.4m (€190,178) invested in the Chinese auto maker in December 2019, before divesting the holding in early 2020 due to this transport sector climate initiative.PKA, which manages four labour-market pension funds mainly in the health and social care sectors, said that in its new work on the auto industry’s climate impact, it had initially focused on 15 of the world’s largest carmakers in which it was invested.Following the scrutiny exercise, it said nine of these remained on its list of investments.The Danish pensions manager said its new focus on the automotive industry was an addition to its work on responsible investment and active ownership of oil, gas and coal companies.Car firms were now subject to the same requirements as those fossil fuel companies, PKA said – to be willing to discuss a greener direction and to contribute to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.The DKK330bn (€44.3bn) manager said the car firms identified for exclusion or observation had been deemed either to have an insufficient environmental strategy – or had simply been unwilling to engage with PKA about their climate ambitions.“We ask, among other things, for the companies’ handling of climate-related risks, whether they are actively dealing with the Paris Agreement and if not, if they are prepared to discuss our concerns and how their business can become more sustainable in the future,” said Dylander.PKA said the Paris-based International Energy Agency estimated that there needed to be 600 million electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads by 2040 in order to get closer to the goals of the Paris Agreement, with vehicle emissions currently accounting for almost 75% of all C02 produced by the transport sector globally.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
One of the best homes in Hervey Bay right now. MORE: Hot spots for investors revealed A dreamy walk-in robe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago A butler’s pantry for meal prep and stashing the dishes when guests come over. A built in bar overlooks the waterfront and is next to the gourmet kitchen.The eventual successful offer came from Queensland buyers who had been looking “for some time”, he said.“I had buyers from New Zealand in this week kicking themselves. The property attracted a high price because it is modern and well-constructed, to commercial standards in some aspects. It was marketed as a luxury property.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The property has stunning water views, separated from the beach by a strip of parkland. Luxurious use of multiple types of material inside and out. Glass wall separating the garage from the entryway.He said the target audience for such a property was mainly non-local.“Being part of a global network across 110 countries we spread the word far and wide in multiple languages, we had overseas interest as well as interest from further North in Queensland and interstate.” “We had plenty of interest and enquiries in this home as it was modern and on the Esplanade,” he said.“We only had inspections by appointment with pre-qualified buyers,” he said. “Most (interested buyers) simply didn’t have the budget. (There were) quite a few around the $1m mark though and others not quite ready to buy.” Tax cuts, not rate cuts, necessary This little piggy went to market 513 Esplanade, Urangan, sold for $1.45m on Monday.A Hervey Bay home has broken a price record in the area, with buyers attracted to its modern finish and views of the water.The deal saw 513 Esplanade, Urangan, sell for $1.45 million on Monday, RE/MAX Partners Hervey Bay-Torquay agent Stephen Wright confirmed. He marketed the property with daughter Laura Wright.
Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers BV has placed an order for a 4,250 dwt product tanker at Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard. Scheduled for delivery in October 2020, the ship will enter into a long term agreement with the UK-based Geos Group.As informed, the vessel will feature a “Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground” (NAABSA) design, being able to call tidally restricted niche ports.With a capacity of 4,800 cbm, the newbuild will have a length of 79.9 meters and a width of 15 meters.Specifically, the focus has been to maximize the vessel’s cargo intake and increase in-port performance, with the scope to allow further increased cargo lot sizes going into restricted niche ports. Resource efficiency, new regulations and environmental care have been key in the development of the new vessel, according to Thun Tankers.“We have identified the demand for improved niche size tankers with increased performance and cargo capacity. This NAABSA-Max tanker will be built to the absolutely latest design, enabling Geos Group Ltd. and their clients’ access to the most efficient transport solution available in this size of shipments,” Joakim Lund, CCO of Thun Tankers BV, commented.“The NAABSA vessel being built by Thun Tankers for our own requirements will help strengthen our N.W.E physical market position. The new vessel will allow us to focus on enhancing our position … in our market by bringing in additional ship to ship capability as well as the option of supplying more niche ports,” Barry Newton, Managing Director of Geos Group, said.Being a Gothia Tanker Alliance member and part of the Erik Thun Group, Thun Tankers commercially operates sixteen tankers with a deadweight tonnage of 6,500 to 8,000 dwt and has eleven newbuilds.Image Courtesy: Thun Tankers
Tweet Sharing is caring! 18 Views no discussions LocalNews Dominica observes International Girls In ITC Day by: – April 26, 2012 Share Share Share Photo credit: itu.intDominica joins the rest of the world in observing the first ever “Girls in ICT Day” today.The United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through ITU Resolution 70 has been established April 26th as Girls In ICT Day with a view to celebrate girls’ interests and strengths and encourage them to choose a career in ICT. International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on each fourth Thursday in April annually.During this time, girls will be availed of greater possibilities to get themselves acquainted with the opportunities for education and work in the ICT field.The objective is to make ICT familiar to girls, and to present to them the jobs within this sector, as well as to motivate them to opt for a career related to these technologies.Information Technology Minister Ambrose George has described “Girls In ICT Day” as an initiative which “fits into Dominica’s wider international embrace of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG): Goal 3 – Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women”.“We anticipate that this new Girls in ICT Day will serve as a new modality of awareness and provide a much-needed boost to female participation in the ICT sector. This is all-the-more important at a time when many countries are now forecasting a shortage of skilled ICT professionals within the next ten years. More importantly the ICT Sector provides, excellent opportunities for entrepreneurship, excellent employment opportunities, and very good remuneration, and therefore a career in technology represents an excellent choice for girls in every country worldwide”.In his address to commemorate International Girls In ICT Day, George noted a “fundamental gap” in the percentage of women who pursue careers in ICT related fields like; Database Management System, Network Management, Web Technologies, Network and System Security, Wireless& Mobile Computing, Multimedia Applications and Software testing and Business Communications.George believes that through the observance of International Girls In ICT Day, more young women will be encouraged and enticed to pursue careers in ICT.Hon. Ambrose GeorgeHe noted that several activates will be held to commemorate the Day including;a) Inviting and facilitating women leaders in ICT speak at certain schools so that their words can inspire young girls to take a career in the field they have excelled in. b) My Ministry is working closely with some private sector companies to allow girls to see firsthand technology and leaders in the industry. Especially, the companies where there are women leaders so that they can engage girls in a discussion on the opportunities in ICT. c) Discussions on career options in ICT will be explored today at various schools. d) In addition today the schools will initiate Science compositions to encourage girls and boys alike to research the internet and compose short biographies on famous women, leaders in ICT as well as, e) Competitions in composition, writing, quizzes and art work.Although most of these activities will be initiated today, some of them will continue leading up to International Telecommunications and Information Society Day on the 17th May, 2012 with the theme “Women and Girls in ICT”. According to George, his government will “work assiduously to leverage the power of ICTs to improve the livelihood of women worldwide to dramatically accelerate progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal 3 on gender equality by the target date of 2015”.He expressed delight that his ministry along with the Dominica government could “be part of this wider international endeavor to ensure that all our girls have adequate awareness and equal opportunities to engage in the vast benefits of the ICT Sector” Dominica Vibes News
Share 91 Views 2 comments LocalNews Former minister of health John Fabien laid to rest by: – July 9, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Police officers carrying the casket to the burial ground. Former Minister of Health, John Fabien received on Saturday July 07, 2012 what’s being described as a very respectful send off for someone who gave his entire working life to the advancement and development of Dominica.John Fabien, who was also a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, a former Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay constituency and an Environmental Health Specialist, succumbed to his illness at the Princess Margaret Hospital on June 22, 2012.Hundreds of Dominicans joined his widow Ellen and children Erskine, Trevor, Marvin, Donavan and Sidikatu in paying their last respects at the official funeral service held at the Grand Bay Catholic Church.Fabien’s close friend Monsignor Eustace Thomas delivered the homily at the funeral service, reflecting on the life of a man he explained he had “grown to love and respect so much.”“We became friends, I was at one time his parish priest but our relationship went beyond pastoral activities.”Monsignor Thomas recalled some of the good times he shared with his friend.“John and I developed a special bond, a real genuine friendship, and real love. We both enjoyed dumplings and red beans.”Monsignor Thomas described the late John Fabien as a man who had a love for God, family and country, a man who touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children.“Apart from his professional career he was a real community man who cared about his community and people. John impacted lives because he loved and because he was a committed person,” the cleric said while encouraging others to emulate the life and principles of John Fabien.Environment Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, laying a wreath on the grave. “Live, my dear friends, as a family. John lived a good life, he fell short like all of us but everyone can say that John tried his best to have a good family life. How many of you in government are praying like John? How many of you like John go to church often? Emulate him”.He urged the ministers of government attending the funeral service to take a leaf from the page of John Fabien.“Don’t just talk about the next level, act the next level, be people of prayer and trust totally in the Lord. Let us emulate the wisdom of John who knew he was about to leave this world but prepared himself spiritually.”Monsignor Thomas used the occasion to deliver a special message from the late John Fabien to the youth to stay away from drugs.“Young people John wants you to brace up yourselves, give up and destroy dangerous weapons, avoid bad companions, say no to drugs. Don’t destroy the nation for selfish motives, that’s what John wants.”At the funeral service, a special tribute in song (Wind Beneath My Wings) for the former minister and MP was presented by family members.John Fabien was laid to rest at the Grand Bay Catholic Cemetery next to his friend, Pierre Charles.Government Information Service
Dayang’s diplomatic stints included assignments in South Korea and Czech Republic and consular travels to Asia, North and South America, the Middle East, and Africa. His pursuit of leadership advancement and educational progression brought him to various countries across the globe, leaving impressive marks in his engagements there. Dayang will receive the Resolution of Commendation during the SP’s 23rd Regular Session around 3 p.m. today. COLORFUL CAREER AND EDUCATION The son of veteran journalist JuanDayang Sr. and Ofelia Enriquez of Carcar City, Cebu – Jed has built areputation as a globalist, organizer and social mover. Since earning aleadership certificate from the United Nations University in 1997, he hasextensive exposures to initiatives on international migration, anti-traffickingand peace studies.(With a report fromJethro Laserna/TodoRadyo/88.5FM/PN) The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Office of Intelligence and Security is the department’s primary point of contact with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other Philippine law enforcement agencies (LEA) with the intelligence community on matters related to security. KALIBO, Aklan – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) here will commend Dr. Juan Enriquez Dayang Jr. who is considered as one of the province’s “rising sons.” Dayang, who was the 2014 Outstanding Young Aklanon and nominee to theprestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 2013, marked acolorful career in Foreign Service. An accomplished youth leader, scholarand diplomat, Jed – as he is fondly called – is being honored by the provinciallegislature for his promotion to Career Minister in the Foreign Affairs officethat carries a senior rank in the diplomatic service which was noted by thelegislative body on its Resolution No. 2019-218 dated Nov. 4. Prior to his promotion, Dayang hasbeen assigned as Minister and Consul and as Charge D’ Affairs of the PhilippineEmbassy in Prague. “My talent, if it be a talent, is to have a global vision of local problems. You can no longer be provincial or parochial in the way you see things. You should have a bigger picture of each issue. So, my feeling as a young person, who has traveled abroad and knows about the global changes that are occurring, is I should participate in making our own youth aware of them,” Dayang said during an interview by the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin years earlier. Under the DFA’s Office of Intelligence and Security is the Diplomatic Security Unit which was established in 2012 as part of the Diplomatic Security and Foreign Liaison Section. From Foreign Service Officer IV in 2000, he made his way to the top after passing several key positions such as Acting Director of the Northeast Asia Division, Office of the Asia-Pacific Affairs; Consul of the Philippine Embassy in Seoul, Korea; Special Assistant of the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs; and Director of the Division 1st Summitry and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Coordinating Council of the Office of the ASEAN Affairs. With his appointment, Dayang will serve as the focal person in coordinating with responsible units of the PNP and other LEAs in fulfilling the Philippines’ obligations in accordance with the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations with regards to the security of the diplomatic missions and international organizations. He obtained his Doctor of Diplomatic Studies, as a scholar, at the Australian National University in 2012; Master of Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma in 2009; and Master of Business Administration at Kyung Hee University, also as a scholar in Korea in 1996.
Associated Press Southern Utah looks to sweep Portland St. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPortland State (11-12, 5-6) vs. Southern Utah (13-8, 6-4)Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Southern Utah goes for the season sweep over Portland State after winning the previous matchup in Portland. The teams last faced each other on Dec. 30, when the Thunderbirds shot 54.4 percent from the field while limiting Portland State to just 43.8 percent en route to the 83-81 victory. February 6, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: Southern Utah has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Cameron Oluyitan, John Knight III, Harrison Butler and Dwayne Morgan have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 52 percent of all Thunderbirds points over the last five games.IMPROVING IN CONFERENCE: The Thunderbirds have scored 71.3 points per game across 10 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 67.9 per game they managed in non-conference play.HOT HOLLAND: Holland Woods has connected on 33.3 percent of the 117 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 17 over his last three games. He’s also made 83.8 percent of his free throws this season.PERFECT WHEN: The Thunderbirds are 6-0 when they record nine or more steals and 7-8 when they fall shy of that mark. The Vikings are 6-0 when recording at least 19 offensive rebounds and 5-12 when they fall short of that total.COLD SPELL: Portland State has lost its last three road games, scoring 69 points, while allowing 78.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The stout Southern Utah defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 38.9 percent, the 28th-lowest mark in Division I. Portland State has allowed opponents to shoot 47 percent through 23 games (ranking the Vikings 335th). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Canje Secondary trounce NA Multilateral 5-1, BEI squeeze past BHS 1-0FOR the second time in the month of June New Amsterdam Multilateral School (NAMS) found themselves on the receiving end of a destructive Canje Secondary unit.On this occasion, they suffered a 5-1 drubbing in the first game of an exciting double-header last Sunday at the Burnham Park – watched by a sprinkling of enthusiastic fans.While it was not the most technically sound game for both sides, clearly Canje Secondary were the stronger team. Tyrese Williams opened the gates for Canje in the 29th minute and at halftime maintained their (1-0) lead.After halftime, it went all downhill for NAMS as #10 Alode Grant penetrated in the 48th minute of the game. NAMS benefited from a goal-scoring error (own goal) from Canje’s Irie Profitt much to the dismay of his teammates.Profitt’s error did not inspire, as NAMS failed to add.Tyrese Williams was in a goal-scoring mood when he pierced the net for his second goal of the match in the 63rd minute. Meanwhile, to add insult to injury, two other goals came in the space of 3 minutes in the 66th and 69th minutes.The second encounter between Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) and Berbice High School (BHS) was highly contested, with both teams battling their way after having multiple goal-scoring opportunities. Both BHS and BEI goalies were outstanding, leaping and effortlessly saving goals.But, on this given day the better team won. A scintillating late-minute goal from #10 Kelly Amsterdam sealed the deal for BEI with a 1-0 win to propel them to the next phase of the competition. (Colin Bynoe)
Published on March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Tom Palasek tried to downplay the personal significance of Syracuse’s win over Johns Hopkins.At first, the junior transfer from JHU said it was just another game on the schedule. He said it was nice to remain undefeated and get the close win.But then his true feelings came out.‘But to be honest, it’s even nicer to win because now it’s behind me,’ Palasek said. ‘I play for the Orange now. And it’s nice to have that win already and move on.’Palasek played a major role in Syracuse’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday. The Orange’s fourth attack assisted on two of SU’s five goals, sparking an offense that struggled throughout the game. He didn’t play until late in the second quarter but ended up starting the second half to help create some different matchups for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘My confidence is coming from practice, just doing that every day with these other guys,’ Palasek said. ‘I think it builds character for our team just to win these close games.’When Syracuse and Hopkins played last year, Palasek was wearing a Blue Jays jersey and causing problems for the Orange defense. He scored two goals and had an assist to lead the JHU offense, but Syracuse left Baltimore with the 10-7 win.The junior watched the first 25 minutes of this year’s contest from the sideline. But when he finally stepped onto the field, he took full advantage of his first shot at his former team. SU’s offense had sputtered to that point, but Palasek needed just two minutes to provide a spark.On his first touch of the game, he hit senior attack Stephen Keogh with a pass on the crease for an easy finish in front. It pulled SU within 3-2 after being held scoreless for 27 minutes.The junior was rewarded by starting the second half.Palasek made that decision look good with his second assist. Again, he sent a pass straight into his teammate’s stick from behind the goal. This time, senior midfielder Josh Amidon was the beneficiary, finishing from right in front to even the score at 3-3.Palasek continued to play for much of the second half and both overtimes. It was the most playing time he has had this season.Dolente dominates SU at the XWith the way the contest had gone, Syracuse’s game-winning goal came as an aberration.Stephen Keogh’s score in double overtime came directly off a faceoff win by Jeremy Thompson. And although that win at the X put Thompson at 50 percent for the game, any draw that went Syracuse’s way was a rarity Saturday night.Johns Hopkins faceoff specialist Matt Dolente won 10-of-14 faceoffs, right on par with his 70 percent season average. Syracuse used five different players to take faceoffs. Other than Thompson, the Orange won just 1-of-8.‘Their faceoff guy gave them so many possessions off the faceoff,’ head coach John Desko said. ‘I think their wings did a really good job with loose balls and taking away our transition off the faceoff.’Thompson won the first draw of the game for SU, but Dolente won the next six in the first half. The senior Blue Jay won many of his draws with ease, pushing the ball just in front of or behind him to scoop it up himself.And with Johns Hopkins’ keep-away style of offense, winning those faceoffs was crucial.‘We gave up five goals to a team that’s averaging (11 per game),’ Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala said. ‘We held Syracuse to 33 shots. I think we had a great game plan.’Unfortunately for Dolente, the last faceoff of the match may be the lasting memory. After the game, he only talked about that final faceoff loss in double overtime.‘It was a tough ground ball for us that we didn’t come up with,’ Dolente said. ‘We just sent two guys to the ball when we really shouldn’t have.’email@example.com Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Submit StumbleUpon Sky Bet bolsters fan engagement by backing Sky Media YouTube shows August 12, 2019 Social media content and fan engagement specialist, The Ball Street Network has announced its latest YouTube venture, the ‘XO’ channel.Launching XO this week, Ball Street combines the talents of UK leading social media figureheads, The True Geordie, WillNE and Stephen Tries who combined have a YouTube following of +2 million subscribers.The XO channel seeks to bring a fresh engagement to the Ball Street Network’s social portfolio, expanding its existing content beyond traditional YouTube sports and football content formats.The new channel will produce original documentaries, YouTube experiences, social commentary, podcasts, interviews combined with unique viewer engagements.The development of XO sees ‘The True Geordie Podcast’, the UK’s highest audio-show (social reach – 85 million), become part of the Ball Street Network.Supporting the expansion of XO, Ball Street announces new recruits in Adam Boultwood as Head of Content with Laurence McKenna as XO Creative Director.Launching XO, The True Geordie said: “We’ve seen the first generation of football channels, and they’ve gone unchallenged – until now.“What makes XO different is that we have some of the most talented people YouTube has to offer under one roof. On camera in Will, Stephen, Laurence and myself, I believe we have the dream team and, with Ball Street backing us, this project will be unbeatable. We’ll soon be making some of the best content this space has ever seen, trust me on that.”Matt Wilson – Ball StreetIn its first three days since launching, XO has surpassed +300,000 YouTube subscribers, with Ball Street further reporting +1.2 million organic views since its weekend launch.A pleased Matt Wilson, Ball Street CEO and co-founder said: “We’re making great progress commercially and now, with XO, we have the premium, marquee sports channel we’ve been looking for.”“We’re excited to be building XO with Will, Stephen and True Geordie and, along with Adam and Laurence we feel we’ve assembled the best squad in the league and we’ll soon be competing with the best for silverware.” Share Related Articles Share FAN UP! Ladbrokes expands social content partnership with Ball Street Network August 16, 2017 Markus Jennemyr – FanLeague – A fun, social and easy way to engage an audience September 29, 2017