Norwegian oil fund writes to companies over low-carbon transition

first_imgIt added that, despite the decision not to divest fossil fuels, NBIM had long sought to address matters of climate change, and had been assisting CDP in drawing up metrics for carbon disclosure.However, it noted that measuring a company’s greenhouse gas emissions was not enough to assess the risk of climate change properly, and that a company’s business plan and operation should therefore be examined as well.As part of the initiative, NBIM said it had in 2015 written to a number of undisclosed energy firms asking them to outline their plans for dealing with a future low-carbon economy.The disclosure of the letters comes shortly after both Shell and BP endorsed a shareholder resolution backed by 50 institutions worth more than £160bn (€214bn) to report on the resilience of its business in a future low-carbon economy.The resolution asked them to disclose their low-carbon research and development plans, with Shell noting its work in the area of biofuels and carbon capture.Throughout the letter, NBIM emphasised the importance of an evidence-led approach to RI, in line with the view of chief executive Yngve Slyngstad, who last year called for more rationality in the sustainable investment debate.Read more about carbon risk in IPE’s recent in-depth report on the topic,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesNBIM Responsible Investment report (Norwegian only) Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has written to energy companies, asking them to outline their plans to deal with the transition to a low-carbon economy.In a letter to the Ministry of Finance accompanying its inaugural responsible investment (RI) report, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) noted a recent decision not to use the Government Pension Fund Global as a tool for enacting climate policy by mandating a blanket divestment of fossil fuel holdings.NBIM contrasted the blanket exclusion of one or more sectors with its ability to monitor companies actively and potentially not invest in them, noting that sector-wide bans would directly conflict with the “basic premise” of its approach to management.“Use of the fund as a climate policy tool beyond what is consistent with the fund’s role as a financial investor would be very unfortunate for the management of the fund,” it said. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 3, 9, 11 and 29 127. There was no winner of Match 3 NumbersAntonie O’Hara. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,150 and Match 3 is €180. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Nora Kennedy, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,250 on 46 calls.The seniors and reserves played McCool’s in league last Sunday in Fintra. Both teams had good wins on a very warm afternoon. Results: reserves 1-11 McCool’s 2-07 seniors 0-16 Bundoran 0-09. The u-14’s are away to St. Naul’s on Wednesday at 7.30pm.  GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Council defer closure of Rockhill Road Letterkenny

first_imgA planned road closure Rockhill Road has been deferred after opposition was raised by local residents and businesses.Donegal County Council had planned to close a part of the road outside Letterkenny from Monday 19th August until 26th November 2019.  Diversions were to be put in place via the Greyrock Road.However, the decision was made to defer the closure this week until November. Concerns were raised on the works as the Old Town area has already been hit by significant traffic delays in recent weeks. Traffic lights are in operation at the mini roundabout outside the Old Dunnes as Irish Water works continue on the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme.The revised closure dates for Rockhill Road will be advertised as soon as the council receives confirmation from the contractor. Council defer closure of Rockhill Road Letterkenny was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyold townroadworksrockhill roadlast_img read more

3 Great Online Resources For Writing A Business Plan

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… EBS Business Plan BuilderThe New England Business Service has provided an excellent online tool for easily creating a business plan. Simply fill in the fields and the NEBS does the rest, formatting your plan for you to copy and paste into a word processing application of your choice.Critical Steps to Writing a Business Plan Along with several other articles for writing and preparing your business plan, About.com has put together nine steps to complete to make the process simple. From determining your audience to reviewing and editing, follow these steps and you’ll have a great business plan in your hands.Bplans.com If you’re looking for a sample business plan to look over before you start writing one of your own, Bplans has you covered. With over 500 samples and their own software for business plan creation, Bplans is an excellent online resource for young entrepreneurs.For an extensive list of resources for writing a business plan, be sure to check out OnlineAccountingColleges.com‘s list of 50 Free Sources for Business Plans, Templates and Models. Earlier this week we told you how a well crafted elevator pitch can be more effective than a well written business plan, but a business plan is still a necessary step in any startup. Writing a business plan can be a daunting task for a first-time entrepreneur with little or no experience in business. Thankfully there are plenty of resources online for researching and creating a great business plan, so here are three great examples. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101 last_img read more

A Home Where the Digital Wallpaper Changes When Grandma Visits

first_imgDigital wallpaper in a teenage boy’s room can change when Grandma comes to visit and the room becomes hers. Microsoft Home is designed to be the model of what a home may look like in five to ten years. It’s a home that has the elements of touch and gestures to to display contextual data on walls, counters and tables. It is an example of the connections between devices and physical objects. It shows how intelligent systems change the reality for how a room functions and people interact. It’s an environment that has a deeper relationship with data which in turn affects our preconceptions about reality.I took some notes using Google Docs on my Android. Gave me a bit sense for this house as I tapped as best I could on the micro tap keyboard of the MyTouch 3G that I find increasingly unsatisfying. The experience helped me realize that no one could live in such a house now if dependent on a smartphone with a poor interface. It would be unmanageable. The home is connected and managed by machines that use the physical objects in the home to display what the homeowner wants to view, engage with or display.For example, In the area adjacent to the kitchen, a picture cabinet uses object recognition to scan 3D pieces. The cabinet then displays correlating images that appear in window panes. For example, a souvenir piece of the Eiffel Tower triggered a search to display images related to a vacation in Paris. The tour went on to show a dining room table that doubles as a visual knowledge base. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I went on a home tour at the Microsoft campus in Redmond yesterday. I saw a plant with a sensor that notified our guide it needed a bit of water. The plant delivered the information to our guide’s smartphone which she then placed on a platter by the front door. The platter became a digital screen that displayed the news about the plant and other little things that people check when they walk into their homes.I rang the doorbell but no one was home. The doorbell took my picture. My guide saw the image of me on her smartphone. She was right there but might have been at Pikes Market. In this home you don’t need to be there to let someone in. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 3D glasses were provided for us to view art and other objects at a gallery that we enter seemingly as if we were there visiting.Throughout the tour we were accompanied by Grace, a virtual assistant that takes commands and performs tasks.Much of this home did not feel too futuristic. It all seemed plausible to some extent. It’s a reminder of the compute capability that comes with cloud managed systems that can control the experience and command physical objects to do tasks whether with people are there or not. It’s a home that I’d like to live in. But first I’d have to get a better smartphone. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

CWG: Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh win gold in 25m rapid-fire pistol event

first_imgVijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh win gold medal in 25 M rapid fire pistol event at CWG in New Delhi.India’s gold rush at the 19th Commonwealth Games continued on Thursday as shooters add another medals to its kitty.Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh did the nation proud by striking gold in the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol (pairs) event.The duo also set a new Games record of 1162 points. Kumar scored 587 points while Singh scored 575 points. The two piped Malaysia by 18 points.This was India’s 12th Gold medal and the seventh in shooting.In other sports, Indian women archers beat their Malaysian counterparts 223-219 to win bronze medal in the compound section. This is India’s sixth bronze medal.India now have 26 medals and are second in the medal’s tally behind Australia.last_img read more

Trevor Botting Gives Statement on Robbery of American Tourist

first_img Related Items:#americantouristshot, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force continues to investigate the shooting of Mr. Kevin Newman in Grace Bay in the early hours of Friday 23rd June 2017. Mr. Newman was a visitor to the Islands and has returned to the US where he continues to receive medical treatment. Detectives from the RT&CIPF Serious Crime Team are actively following lines of enquiry to identify those responsible for what was a callous act in shooting Mr Newman. In addition, Detectives are also investigating other offences of robbery that have occurred in Providenciales although there is nothing to connect them to the assault of Mr Newman at this stage.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said this morning:“The shooting of Mr. Newman was a callous and cowardly attack and my thoughts are with Mr. Newman and his family as he recovers in hospital. My detectives are doing all they can to bring those responsible to justice. However, they need the help of the community. Someone knows or suspects who may have committed this act and I urge you to speak to one of my officers or, if you wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers on 1-800-8477 or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901.I know the community and those visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands are concerned about the attack on Mr. Newman. To reassure the community, visitors and those who work within the tourism industry, addition visible policing has been deployed to key locations. My officers would welcome a chat with you if you are concerned. I myself worked with my team Saturday evening and I spoke to a number of tourists and partners providing security at the hotels and resorts in order to provide support to my teams and so that I can see for myself how we are seeking to reassure and engage with the community and visitors.I would again ask that people remain alert and vigilant but not alarmed. Sensible precautions should be taken when walking around the Island late in the evening. These include taking licenced taxis where possible and walking together in groups. I would also advise not carrying more valuables than you need and to make use of safes and where they are available.I am grateful for the public’s support and patience during what is a worrying time for the Islands. If you are concerned, speak to my officers, they are here to serve, support and assist you. My officers are working hard to keep you safe and we will use all available tools and tactics to prevent offences and bring those who seek to commit crime to justice. ”#magneticmedianews#americantouristshot Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community

first_img Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Carlsbad, Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) The President and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ted Owen, joins Good Morning San Diego to talk about the steps they’re taking to assist voters for the November election.The Chamber said they have helped to educate voters using their Civic Champion Workshop, Voter Resource Guide, a survey conducted with their members and articles in the Carlsbad Business Journal.Click here for more information on voting from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more