Lastly, any company whose turnover is more than 20% linked to coal will be excluded.Announcing the policy on 4 October at an event in Paris, Jean-Pierre Costes, president of the board of directors at Ircantec, said these criteria would lead to exclusions equivalent to around 1% of the scheme’s portfolio (€92m). Costes framed the coal-exclusion policy in terms of stranded assets, saying the scheme was “not ruling out significantly reducing its investments in ‘stranded assets’, notably in the fossil fuel sector”.The board of trustees last week decided to take such a step with respect to thermal coal, he added.The move has been facilitated by the work Ircantec has done to measure the carbon footprint of its investments, according to Costes.He said companies whose businesses were linked to coal that were not captured by Ircantec’s new exclusion policy would be closely monitored.Considerations about coal should be integrated into all monitoring “levers”, said Costes, in particular shareholder voting and engagement carried out by asset managers on behalf of Ircantec.This activity should be aimed at providing assurance about companies’ efforts to reduce their exposure to carbon. The new exclusion policy is in line with the energy transition roadmap that Ircantec outlined earlier this year, said Costes.He also announced that Ircantec this week launched a request for proposal for asset managers to run a standalone green bond fund, as per plans unveiled earlier this year. Decree threatIrcantec, whose €9.2bn of assets are reserves, recently increased its exposure to corporate debt at the expense of euro-denominated sovereign debt, but its fiduciary manager recently told IPE the scheme’s diversification strategy could be scuppered if the Social Affairs Ministry follows through with plans for a controversial decree unveiled earlier this summer. Ircantec has therefore asked to be exempt from the regulation. French public sector pension scheme Ircantec has adopted a coal-exclusion policy, which will affect around 1% of the fund’s total portfolio.Exclusions will be made on the basis of three criteria. The €9.2bn scheme will exclude mining companies that account for more than 1% of global coal production, based on turnover.It is also turning its back on energy producers whose energy mix is more than 30% derived from coal or that have a carbon intensity in excess of 500g of CO2.
Rotorua Daily Post 10 July 2013Violent students should be removed from mainstream schools until they are fit to go back, a Rotorua high school principal says.The comments follow a Council for Educational Research 2012 report which found 22 per cent of all secondary teachers have felt unsafe in their own classrooms and 33 per cent in the school grounds and public areas.The lower the school’s decile, the more unsafe teachers felt and the worse students’ behaviour became.The report also found that a further 60 per cent of teachers had faced bad behaviour from pupils that seriously disrupted their teaching.While Rotorua had its “fair share” of anti-social and violent students, John Paul College principal Patrick Walsh said the behaviour wasn’t learnt at school.The behaviour normally came from a dysfunctional family, he said. “It needs intervention from social services and from mental health workers to deal with the family because often they’re the cause.“Don’t expect the school to solve it on its own.”http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/news/head-wants-violent-kids-out/1939378/
Share Sharing is caring! NewsSports First phase of the Poree Playing Field fencing project begins this Saturday by: – June 17, 2011 Tweet 50 Views no discussions Share Share The Pointe Mitchel Sports Council will commence the first phase of the long-awaited fencing project of the northern end of the Poree Playing Field this Saturday, June 18th.Member of the Pointe Mitchel Sports Council, Gerald George says this project is to alleviate the problem of balls entering the property of residents in the area.Meanwhile, only one match is scheduled this weekend in the Maxroy Trading southern cricket league.At the Poree Playing Field on Sunday, former champions Saints will go in search of their second full points for the season, when they take on Ballorama champions Madech Granites from 10:30am.Dominica Vibes News
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By David Smith, Jr.LONGDALE, Okla. (Aug. 22) – Race thirteen on the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series 2017 season is set for this coming Saturday, Aug. 26 at Longdale Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series.Saturday’s feature winner earns $1,000.As if he needed any more incentive to score his first victory of the season, Jake Martens unofficially comes into the night with 15-point lead over defending IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car national and Sprint Series of Oklahoma champion Andy Shouse.Shouse has a series-best five feature victories on the season out of the 12 races that have been held thus far this season.Other SSO regulars expected to compete include Joe Wood Jr., Loyd Clevenger, Chris Kelly, Jerry Jumper, Cody Whitworth, Tristan Oakes, Blake Dacus, Mike Scott, Josh Toho, Brandon Anderson, Blake Scott, Justin Mowry, Steven Shebester and Dillon Laden.The URSS is coming off a three-race weekend where Zach Blurton is the current point leader. Steven Richardson, Jed Werner, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams, Darren Berry, Tracey Hill, Brian Herbert, Aaron Ploussard, Howard Van Dyke and J.D. Johnson are among the series regulars expected to make the trip to the big 3/8-mile oval.Last year, 25 cars filled the pit area at Longdale with Luke Cranston coming from his fifth starting position to win the caution-free, 25-lap feature.Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with race action scheduled for 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; seniors and military are $12 and kids ages 12 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.Sprint Series of Oklahoma presenting partner Smiley’s Racing Products gives $1,000 in cash to the 2017 champion.
Michael John Urban of Sunman (Twin Oaks) Indiana and formerly of Cincinnati, passed away at his home on Monday, March 9, 2020. The son of Stephen and Alvina (nee: Schwab) Urban was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He was 73 years old.Mike graduated from LaSalle High School in 1965. He went on to serve his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He married Ellen Geier on November 23, 1980. In 1995 he retired from Cincinnati Bell where he had worked as a Switching Equipment Tech for many years.Mike as most knew him was cycling enthusiast. He and Ellen spent a lot of time bicycling through different states. He rode on an unforgettable ride with America by Bicycle on a trip across America from San Francisco to Portsmouth, NH, a proud accomplishment for him. Mike enjoyed fitness and was a spin instructor at the Batesville YMCA and taught TRX there as well. Spending time in the garden and with their horses were also favorites of his.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Ellen, son Doug Geier (Amy Potthast) and daughter Sandy Doyle; two grandchildren, Herman and Allen Geier; and his sister Barbara Streckfuss.Visitation will be Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 4-6pm with a 6pm memorial service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Rev. William Powlen officiating. With military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.Memorials may be directed to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or the Batesville YMCA c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
On Thursday Publix announced that they will be offering special shopping hours dedicated to those on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.First responders and hospital workers will be able to shop at Publix stores on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. without the presence of other customers from the general public.Publix Pharmacies will also be open during these times.These special shopping hours will be continued until further notice.
Update on the latest sports Associated Press Segura hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and drove in a career-best five runs, bailing out the Phillies’ abominable bullpen to salvage the 9-8 win. The Mets erased a 6-0 deficit against former teammate Zack Wheeler and baseball’s worst bullpen, taking a 7-6 lead on Jeff McNeil’s three-run homer in the seventh inning. But Segura hit his fifth homer of the season with two outs in the 10th, lining a pitch from right-hander Miguel Castro over the wall in left-center. Segura also had a three-run double in the first inning and finished with four hits and a career high in RBIs.Elsewhere around the major leagues:— Miguel Rojas had four hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Pinch-hitter Adam Duvall led off the ninth with a tying homer off Brandon Kintzler (2-3), the closer’s second blown save in 11 chances. Johnson saw his five-shot lead dwindle to two shots down the stretch in the Tour Championship. But he came up with just enough shots and a few key putts for a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory at East Lake. He becomes the first No. 1 seed at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup since Tiger Woods in 2009. Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele finished three shots behind and each picked up $4.5 million.MLB-SCHEDULESegura bails out Phils’ penUNDATED (AP) — Jean Segura helped the Philadelphia Phillies to a four-game split with the New York Mets. BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has returned to training with Barcelona. He is back almost two weeks after he told the club he wanted to leave. Messi practiced separately from the rest of the squad because he still needs to undergo a second coronavirus test before rejoining them. Messi said last week he wasn’t happy with Barcelona but would rather stay than get into a legal battle with the club. Messi wanted to leave for free but the club said the contract clause he invoked had expired. His current contract ends in June 2021. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx CupATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson finally has his name on the FedEx Cup trophy and a whopping $15 million that comes with it. Djokovic has been docked an additional $7,500 for skipping the mandatory post-match news conference after being defaulted in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after dropping a game. The maximum fine for that infraction is listed as $20,000 in the Grand Slam rule book. That is also the most someone can be fined for unsportsmanlike conduct. Djokovic earlier was told to pay $10,000 for that violation. He also lost $250,000 in U.S. Open prize money.TENNIS-FRENCH OPENFrench Open details plans for spectatorsPARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country. — Second-seeded Dominic Thiem eased into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win over Felix Auger-Aliassime. Thiem’s 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 victory put him in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the second time — he also did it in 2018. With top-ranked Novak Djokovic gone, the Austrian is the highest-seeded man left. Thiem has reached three Grand Slam finals and gone 0-3, including a five-set loss to Djokovic at this year’s Australian Open. — Alex de Minaur moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2. The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. De Minaur is a 21-year-old from Australia who is seeded 21st at Flushing Meadows.TENNIS-US OPEN-DJOKOVIC FINEDDjokovic fined $7,500 for no news conferenceNEW YORK (AP) — The total financial penalty for Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open disqualification is $267,500. Organizers unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May start due to the pandemic. Roland Garros will be divided into three zones based on the three main courts, with a limited capacity of 5,000 people each for the Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts. The zone surrounding the third biggest court will host a maximum of 1,500 spectators a day. Players will be tested on arriving in Paris, and be regularly tested. They have a choice of two hotels to stay in.NBA-CLIPPERS-BEVERLY FINEDNBA fines Clippers’ Beverley $25,000 for verbal abuse of ref — Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark a four-run third inning for Minnesota, and Michael Pineda stayed sharp in his return from suspension by finishing seven innings for the Twins in a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Pineda allowed only three hits, two walks and two runs with eight strikeouts for his first victory since Sept. 1, 2019. Pineda debuted last week after serving a 60-game penalty for taking a banned weight-loss drug.TENNIS-US OPENSerena Williams advances to quarterfinalsNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is into the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for a 12th consecutive appearance.It wasn’t easy, though. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official in Game 2 of his team’s Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. The incident took place with 1:04 remaining in what became a 110-101 loss for the Clippers. Beverley was demonstrably upset with a foul call against him four seconds earlier, then unsuccessfully tried to take a charge when play resumed and got called for a blocking foul. He then got two technical fouls as he argued to no avail.NFL-STEELERS-HEYWARDHeyward gets new five-year deal with SteelersPITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is getting his wish. The veteran All-Pro defensive tackle is set to be a Pittsburgh Steeler for life. Williams needed to come from behind in the third set before taking another step closer to Grand Slam title No. 24 by edging Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Monday.This was a rematch from less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open. That one was won by Sakkari, also in three sets, when Williams dealt with leg cramps and faded down the stretch.This time, Williams was two points from victory at 6-all in the tiebreaker but dropped the next two points and the set. Then she trailed 2-0 in the third before turning things around.In other action at the Open:— Tsvetana Pironkova sent Alize Cornet to yet another Grand Slam heartbreak. Pironkova rallied for a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory that put her in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time. It is Pironkova’s first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017, when she took off to give birth and raise her son, Alexander. The 32-year-old from Bulgaria will face third-seeded Serena Williams, who advanced in three sets earlier in the day. The Steelers signed Heyward to a five-year contract on Monday worth around $75 million. The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. The new contract gives the nine-year veteran and longtime defensive captain a sense of stability. Heyward is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he had nine sacks while helping Pittsburgh’s defense become one of the league’s best.Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Detroit Lions have announced the signing of Adrian Peterson. The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed for 14,216 yards in 13 seasons, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson is 1,053 yards behind Lions great Barry Sanders for fourth on the career rushing list. He rushed for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns over two seasons with Washington. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead is expected to miss significant time after landing on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks. Coach Doug Marrone says Armstead will be sidelined “a while.” Jacksonville met with free agent running back Devonta Freeman over the weekend. But the former Atlanta Falcons starter left without a contract. September 7, 2020 — The Jaguars have signed quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad. The move adds a veteran under the NFL’s revamped roster rules. Glennon and defensive lineman Caraun Reid will earn $12,000 a week under a setup altered because of the pandemic.— The New York Jets re-signed offensive lineman Josh Andrews, tight end Daniel Brown, safety Matthias Farley and cornerback Nate Hairston to the active roster after cutting them over the weekend. The team also announced Monday it has placed offensive lineman Cameron Clark, linebacker Patrick Onwuasor, defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga and wide receivers Jeff Smith and Vyncint Smith on injured reserve. Players placed on IR can return after three weeks if healthy. — The Green Bay Packers have placed linebacker Kamal Martin and cornerback Kabion Ento on injured reserve and have signed cornerback Parry Nickerson. Martin and Ento will be eligible to return after missing at least three games. SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSIMessi back to training after deciding to stay with Barcelona
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize.The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season. It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to win it also next year!” said Salah.As well as inspiring his club to the Champions League final, Salah scored twice for Egypt at this year’s World Cup, having netted both goals in the match which took his country to the tournament for the first time since 1990.“There have been many good moments in 2018,” he added. “The game against Roma at Anfield [Champions League semi-final first leg] was unbelievable. I’m scoring goals and helping the team to get the points to be top of the league. That’s always a great feeling.”Salah said his aim for 2019 is “to win something with the club so everyone is excited”.“I try to push myself every day to help the team win something,” he added.The BBC received more than 650,000 votes this year – a record for the award.Salah becomes the first player since Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha to win in consecutive years.The former Chelsea player signed for the Reds from Roma in the summer of 2017. He scored 15 goals and made 11 others for the Italian side in 2016-17 as they finished second in Serie A, their best league placing for seven years.In a phenomenal start to his Liverpool career, Salah scored 19 goals in his first 24 appearances. He went on to beat the previous record of 31 goals in a 38-game Premier League season shared by Luis Suarez for the Reds in 2013-14, Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United in 2007-08 and Alan Shearer for Newcastle in 1995-96.Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) are the other Egyptians to have won the award.(BBC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Trishton Jackson sat in his room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego two Decembers ago and thought about life. He considered his three teammates kicked off the team after the four came to college together 11 months prior. He considered the younger players on Michigan State’s wide receiver depth chart exceeding his dwindling role. And he considered how his dream school revealed itself as detrimental to him.Jackson said a prayer to himself that night — something he made up in the moment and doesn’t remember today. Then he called his mother, Carol. He admits now that he was too close to home, but he fails to explain precisely what that entailed. Two days before the Spartans thrashed Washington State in the 2017 Holiday Bowl, Jackson had made his decision to transfer.On the phone that night, Carol sensed her son’s conflicted mind. She asked him if he was happy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t think I was at that time,” Jackson said. “I was low at that point.”,He came to the hard realization that there wasn’t a path for him to succeed at Michigan State. In Syracuse, he’s followed a better trajectory since enrolling in January of 2018. After a year in limbo — the make-or-break period of Jackson’s transfer — his decision paid off. In his first game for SU, he reeled in an acrobatic touchdown catch in the Orange’s Camping World Bowl win over West Virginia.“I had faith that when I’d come here I’d be more focused,” Jackson said. “I wouldn’t be too close to home. I wouldn’t want to call Mom everyday, stuff like that. I would have to grow up and mature as a man. And I think I’ve been doing a really good job of doing that.”Michigan State was a natural landing spot for Jackson out of high school. Playing quarterback at West Bloomfield (Michigan) High School in the suburbs of Detroit — 70 miles from East Lansing — Jackson grew up in the middle of the Michigan-MSU rivalry that divides the state. His former high school coach, Ron Bellamy, and close family friend Braylon Edwards both played wide receiver at Michigan.But Jackson had always been partial to the Spartans. He watched former MSU wideouts Plaxico Burress, Aaron Burbridge and Tony Lippett growing up, encountering the latter two playing high school football in the greater Detroit area. More than anything, Jackson loved the blue-collar nature the Spartans exemplified under head coach Mark Dantonio.The rising senior turned in a stellar performance, playing receiver at the 2015 rendition of the annual Sound Mind Sound Body football camp. In an address at the camp, to more than a thousand high school athletes, Dantonio told them, “You want to be the breadwinner, you want to be the man,” according to a story in the Detroit Free Press.Dantonio spoke to Jackson and his father, Obbie, after the camp, offering a gray shirt to play wideout. The next day, MSU offered a scholarship and Jackson committed 24 hours later.The quarterback-turned-pass catcher exceeded expectations his first season for the Spartans by just cracking the rotation of mostly upperclassmen, finishing with five receptions, 89 yards and a touchdown. With the departure of three of MSU’s top four pass catchers to graduation, Jackson should’ve been one of the Spartans’ top returning options.Then, the Spartans lost the fourth receiver of that group and Jackson saw how fast circumstances could change. In January 2017, freshman wide receiver Donnie Corley, along with fellow freshmen Josh King and Demetric Vance, were suspended and ultimately dismissed from the team in June 2017 for alleged sexual assault. It was shocking for Jackson to see three close friends were removed in a matter of months.“I definitely got that realization, about how life can change so quickly,” Jackson said. “And it made me mature, to make the decision to leave. I think I matured from that situation.”Even with MSU’s top four receivers from 2016 gone, Jackson stagnated in 2017, catching just seven more passes than the year prior for a mere 143 total yards. He never got into the end zone and three true freshmen had more receptions for more yards.The coaching staff at MSU wasn’t the best fit for Jackson, either, he said. Orders were given without explanation and, even when well-intended, rubbed the wrong way. Though the relationship soured, Jackson holds no ill will toward Michigan State.“It’s more Saban-esque, business-y-like vibes and I don’t think everybody liked what he had to say about things,” Jackson said about Dantonio and the culture at Michigan State.Neither Dantonio or then-wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel were made available for interviews by Michigan State for this story.Jackson’s high school coach, Bellamy, got a call from MSU’s coaching staff that the receiver was transferring. The coach reached out to Jackson to figure out what was going on. Then, he started calling college coaches. One of them was to Vinson Reynolds, Syracuse’s defensive line coach who’d previously recruited Jackson’s older brother to Western Michigan. Bellamy told Reynolds that Jackson had interest in SU.Bellamy then looped in Evan Foster, Jackson’s high school teammate and current SU safety, and asked whether Syracuse could be a good place for Jackson.,After he realized he would have an opportunity to win a starting job or significant playing time Jackson and his mother visited Syracuse in January 2018.SU head coach Dino Babers entered the meeting and started with two questions.“First he asked me if I’m fast and of course I said, ‘Yeah,’” Jackson said. “Then he asked me would I like to catch 100 balls. And I said, ‘Of course, yes.’”Carol saw her son “light up like a Christmas tree” talking to Babers. He knew the Orange wanted him as much as he wanted them.The commitment came with the year-long wait Division I football transfers must go through when changing schools, finishing two semesters in residence before becoming eligible. During spring ball, Jackson practiced with his new team and continued with summer workouts. While the rest of the team prepared to play Western Michigan, Jackson toiled through camp toward a season on the scout team, emulating the opponent’s receivers week-to-week.Back at MSU, the receivers that in-part squeezed Jackson out of its rotation almost all got hurt. In total, eight receivers combined to miss 23 games in 2018 for MSU. It was a window, one that Jackson knew he might have to live with missing when he made this decision.Two years ago, Jackson would’ve seen the injuries and felt he made the wrong choice. Instead, he was at peace waiting for the opportunity he knew would come at SU.A new NCAA rule allowed both Jackson and Oklahoma transfer running back Abdul Adams to play in SU’s bowl game last season. When Jackson got the news, he called Bellamy and told him he had a surprise.“He was like, ‘I might be eligible to play in the bowl game,’” Bellamy remembered Jackson saying. “You know, I didn’t know the rule. I was like, ‘Dude. We’ve had this discussion. You have to sit out a year.’”,Jackson caught a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter in the Camping World Bowl, making what he hopes to be the first of many plays for Syracuse in his two years of eligibility remaining.Finally eligible and finally in a place he’s mentally at peace, Jackson has become good friends with his quarterback, Tommy DeVito, playing paintball and eating steak. He’s bonded with the receivers, taking some leadership in organizing additional workouts in the summer with skill position players and going with them to see ‘The Lion King.’ He’s in a place he believes that will benefit him on and off the football field.When his mom asks him if he’s happy now, the answer is obvious.Cover photo by Corey Henry, Photo Illustration by Sarah Allam Published on August 29, 2019 at 1:53 am Contact Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @A_E_Graham,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Comments