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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:BHP Group is moving ahead with plans to exit thermal coal, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest move by the world’s biggest miners to retreat from the dirtiest fuel.BHP is looking at options to divest the business that includes assets in Australia and Colombia, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the development has not been made public. There’s no guarantee the company will go ahead with a sale, the people said.The decision demonstrates how growing climate-change pressure from investors and regulators is reshaping the future of extractive industries. Rival Rio Tinto Group has already removed all exposure to thermal coal and other producers including Anglo American Plc have been cutting output amid growing pressure from investors. Even Glencore Plc, the biggest shipper, has said it will look to limit production.BHP had already signaled cooling interest in thermal coal. Earlier this year, Chief Financial Officer Peter Beaven said the company had no appetite for growth in the commodity.While thermal coal makes up a fraction of BHP’s profits, it’s led to some investors saying they can’t hold the stock. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund last month got the green light to dump more than $13 billion in stocks linked to fossil fuels, including companies that mine more than 20 million tons of thermal coal, pushing Anglo American and BHP out of reach. Climate Action 100+, which has the backing of more than 300 investors managing $32 trillion, has already forced reforms from extractive giants such as BP Plc and Glencore.For BHP, thermal coal has become increasingly hard to justify. The company’s profits are driven by iron ore, oil, copper and coking coal (used to make steel) and thermal coal is likely to contribute just 1% of profit this year, according to Liberum Capital Markets.More: BHP is latest giant miner to plan exit from thermal coal Sources say BHP considering exit from thermal coal marketlast_img read more


first_imgYLD to meet with government lawyers to discuss basic skills course requirements October 1, 2005 Regular News YLD to meet with government lawyers to discuss basic skills course requirements The Young Lawyers Division is also encouraging new lawyers’ involvement in Bar activities The Young Lawyers Division is planning to meet with government lawyers who object to losing their deferment from taking Practicing With Professionalism courses and is working on a brochure to encourage law students to become involved in Bar work after graduation.YLD President Jamie Billotte Moses reported on those and other division activities at the Bar Board of Governors’ recent meeting in St. Pete Beach.Moses noted that the Supreme Court earlier this year approved the division’s request to change the PWP program, that included ending the deferment for new government lawyers’ attending PWP while publicly employed. (Those already in a government position when the rule changed remain deferred from attending. See notice on this page.)“The YLD Board of Governors has received quite a bit of resistance,” she said.In response, “We are having a half-day retreat on October 22 in Tampa. Anyone who has voiced an objection to this process, we are inviting them,” Moses added. “Anyone who has said anything about PWP, they are invited. We have asked them to attend a PWP session first, so they can legitimately comment on it.”The division is also working on an outreach program, Moses reported, that includes a four-person committee that is meeting weekly to discuss ways to get more lawyers, including new members as well as women and minorities, involved in Bar work.The ABA has a program on nearly every law campus to recruit law students for ABA activities, she said, but many students don’t know anything about The Florida Bar beyond applying for the bar exam.The division is working on a pamphlet to distribute to all law students to explain the Bar, its sections and committees, its operations, and opportunities for involvement. Moses said it will also highlight several Bar leaders and tell how they advanced to leadership positions.The hope is to finish the brochure by October and begin to distribute it, she said. Moses also said she plans to visit and speak at each of the state’s law schools as part of the project.The division’s annual legislative symposium will also play a role in the outreach to law schools. Moses said the symposium, focusing on the independence of the judiciary, will be held March 26 at the University of Florida Levin School of Law.The event will include representatives from all three branches of government, and the discussion will be moderated by a UF law professor.“We feel we need to reach out and talk to incoming lawyers. We need to rally behind this,” Moses said of the decision to hold the symposium at a law school.last_img read more


first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If your credit union member is unable to work due to a disabling injury or illness what would happen to their ability to make their loan payment?May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk to your members about the importance of protecting against the unexpected risk of a disabling illness or injury.An Underestimated Issue“According to recent industry studies many employees think their odds of becoming disabled for at least three months are only 1%1. It’s an underestimated issue. More than 25% of today’s 20 year olds will become disabled before they retire2,” says Ryan Frantzen, National Sales Director, Securian Financial Institution Group.“There is a major disconnect between what people think their risk of disability is and reality. That’s why we feel it is important for us to help credit unions make members aware of the risk.” continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgFor more coverage on the coronavirus, click here. The university is working to contact individuals who have been in contact with the infected person, it says. The university says the infected individual lives off campus and is in isolation receiving care.center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University announced that one of its community members has tested positive for the coronavirus Monday.last_img


first_imgThe full schedule is posted below: Viewing on our news app? Click here! The museum flew over Western New York as part of its first mission. The participating aircraft include a Douglas C-47 and a P-51 Mustang, both WWII-era warplanes. (WBNG) — The National Warplane Museum has released its flyover mission schedule for its “Thanks From Above” mission on June 6. The museum says it wants to flyover the Southern Tier to thank essential workers for helping out during the pandemic. For more information, click here.last_img


first_imgJan 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – There’s no standard playbook on communicating with the public during an influenza pandemic, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to educate public health officials and businesses about how to tailor successful messages.In a conference call for clinicians today, Barbara Reynolds, a CDC public affairs specialist and crisis communications expert, said that engaging the public during a pandemic will be a different problem than those encountered in any other type of crisis because communicators will be enlisting the public’s help in reducing illness and death.The three most important components to include in messages to the public or employees in the event of a pandemic are empathy, some type of action to take, and respect, she said.Communicators need to show empathy within the first 30 seconds of a crisis message, she said. “If not, they won’t hear your message because they’re so overwrought with their emotions,” said Reynolds, who traveled to several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) district offices last year to train employees on pandemic crisis communications. She has also served as a risk communication consultant for several other countries and authored books on the topic.During a pandemic, a public health communicator’s job is to help people manage their emotions so that they can still function and not be “hopeless or helpless,” Reynolds said.She outlined several mistakes to avoid, such as:Mixed or late messages. When it’s critical to send a message quickly, “Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation,” she said.Paternalism. “It’s not reasonable to tell people to not be afraid. Address that they are afraid, then give them information that may help alleviate that fear,” Reynolds said.Ignoring rumors or myths. The longer rumors are allowed to circulate, the more likely they are to take hold.Power struggles between government agencies, which erode pubic confidence in crisis response.Communities and businesses should be planning their communications strategies now for scenarios such as the first H5N1 avian flu outbreak in poultry on US soil, she said.Withholding information during a pandemic is risky, Reynolds said, because honesty and openness during a crisis help build the public’s trust. “Consider what it means to withhold, and question why you’re doing it, and if it’s being done for reasonable reasons,” she said, adding that news reporters are more likely to interpret events themselves when they have fewer facts and less background information.From her experience in Hong Kong during the 1997 H5N1 outbreak in humans and from observing other health crises, Reynolds said she developed a concern about stigmatization of people, animals, and even products. Public health communicators should be careful not to unnecessarily or unconsciously link people or things to specific health threats.During a question-and-answer session, a financial services communications employee asked Reynolds how to combat pandemic influenza “fatigue” in employees. “Don’t expect everyone to have a high level of interest,” she said, adding that companies should make sure their employees know where to get information about pandemic influenza. “Sometimes they have other concerns, such as who’s on ‘American Idol’ or paying off credit cards after the holidays,” she said.Another audience member asked Reynolds about the role of blogs and other information sources during a pandemic. “One of the things we have to be humble about is we’re competing to get information out. Credibility is more important than ever,” she said.Blogs and other social networking sites might be useful for helping people feel connected if social distancing measures are needed to reduce the spread of the disease, she said. Blogs and Web sites might also be useful for people mourning the loss of loved ones if funerals are prohibited or discouraged in the name of social distancing.last_img read more


first_imgJamie Redknapp slams Matteo Guendouzi and tells Arsenal star he isn’t a ‘big player’ Coral BarryThursday 25 Jun 2020 6:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link370Shares ‘I don’t like the messages you hear about him. There’s a couple of times Arteta has had to leave him out of the squad. ‘At 21 years of age because you’re not doing things correctly? That shouldn’t be happening and that suggests there’s something wrong at the club.’Arteta was quizzed about Guendouzi’s absence, but the coach refused to go into detail about why he axed the youngster.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Squad management. Whatever internal issue we have, we deal with it privately,’ he said.‘The needs of the team and the needs of the football club are always the same, put the best players on the pitch that are 100 per cent focused to win the game.’It is not the first time Arteta has snubbed Guendouzi after the pair clashed when he was first appointed Arsenal manager in December. MORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out after Matteo Guendouzi is dropped for Southampton vs Arsenal clashMORE: Matteo Guendouzi dropped from Arsenal squad to face SouthamptonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. 🗣 “He acts like he’s a big player and he’s not” Jamie Redknapp on Mattéo Guendouzi being dropped pic.twitter.com/m3MMWcSmtT— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 25, 2020 Commentcenter_img Advertisement Guendouzi was slammed by Maupay )Jamie Redknapp has told Matteo Guendouzi to stop acting like he’s a ‘big player’ after the Arsenal midfielder was dropped by Mikel Arteta.The Arsenal boss left Guendouzi out of his 20-man squad that took on Southampton on Thursday after he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat following the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton.Maupay claimed Guendouzi taunted Brighton throughout the game and Redknapp slammed the young Frenchman ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Southampton.‘He can definitely play, make no mistake about it – he’s got talent,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘He acts like a big player and he’s not yet. You’ve got to earn the right to be a big player. I think you’ve got to produce performances. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I remember we did the game at Southampton with Tony Adams and we did some analysis on him – not tracking runners and not working hard enough. ‘At that age you should be learning the ropes and doing everything you can to become a big player. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgImage source: Ports AmericaPort Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT) has secured $298 million in bond proceeds that will be used to refinance existing debt and finance its future terminal development project. The project will expand the terminal footprint by 17 percent to 309 acres and increase the terminal capacity to 1.3 million container lifts (2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units or “TEU”).This capital development program includes the expansion and improvement of the terminal yard and construction of a new gate facility, as well as upgrading, deepening and expanding berths.“Additionally, PNCT has ordered four new gantry cranes capable of servicing ultra-large container vessels and will continue with the expansion of its straddle carrier fleet,” the company said in their release.The terminal development project is expected to be completed by 2019.[mappress mapid=”24761″]last_img read more


first_imgUPDATE: Batesville PD chief Stan Holt says that the original call came in as an apartment fire.When firefighters arrived on scene they knew of one child in the apartment.Firefighters were able to rescue the child and got it to the hospital in stable condition.Nine families have been displaced because of the fire, and the American Red Cross is on scene helping the families.BATESVILLE, Ind. — An active structure fire on Walnut Street between Pearl and Boehringer Streets have prompted several road closures.A one block radius around the building has been established for road closures.Batesville, Morris, Greensburg, Sunman, and Oldenburg Fire Departments are currently on scene.WRBI will have more details as they become available.last_img


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