Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy exploration

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy.Lloyd’s acts as regulator for around 100 syndicate members, and leaves decisions on underwriting and investment strategy to them. But other regulatory bodies, such as the Bank of England, have stressed the risks of climate change for financial institutions.Lloyd’s has come under fire from activists because its members have insured controversial projects such as Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine in Australia and the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline.European insurers like AXA and Zurich have already pulled back from underwriting fossil fuels such as coal and oil sands, though U.S. and Asian insurers have mainly retained their exposure.The Lloyd’s Corporation and its members will end new investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and new Arctic energy exploration activities from Jan. 1, 2022, Lloyd’s said in a statement.It would phase out existing investment in companies which derive 30% or more of their revenues from those sectors by the end of 2025. Lloyd’s also said it was asking members to stop providing new insurance cover for thermal coal, oil sands, or new Arctic energy exploration from Jan. 1, 2022, with a target date of Jan. 1, 2030 to phase out the renewal of existing cover.[Carolyn Cohn]More: Lloyd’s of London steps back from coal in first climate change policy Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy explorationlast_img read more

Nigeria Targets Clean Sweep at 2019 World Para Powerlifting Competition

first_imgHost Nigeria is hoping for a clean sweep in the 10 categories for both male and female of the 2019 World Powerlifting slated for the Oriental Hotels between January 21 -31 as the country’s powerlifters are once again set to show why they are among the world´s strongest.At a press conference on Wednesday held at Oriental Hotels to herald the competition, President of Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Uboh, expressed confidence in the ability of Nigerian powerlifters to do the nation proud as Nigeria prepares to host the rest of the world.The Para Powerlifting Federation boss revealed that efforts are in top gear to ensure that all necessary logistics are put in place to ensure a doping-free and successful hosting of the competition. “Ten countries have shown interest to participate in the tournament and everything has been put in place to ensure they have a comfortable competition during their stay in the counz̄try,” Uboh assured.Still basking in the euphoria of their stunning performance and emotional comeback at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia where they swept all four events, Nigeria will be aiming to record another successful event at the 2019 World Powerlifting competition.Uboh also said the federal government has assured the federation of its total support, adding that Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have applied for funds from the Ministry of Finance for other components of the competition.Uboh also confirmed that the federation has purchased the competition equipment which should be arriving Nigeria next week with five corporate sponsors ready to partner the body.“The stage is set for this competition and all hands are on deck to ensure we have a successful competition. Lagos State Government are making arrangements for accommodation, feeding and competition venue at Oriental Hotels,” she said.The prize money for the competition will see goal medallists cart away $2,500 while silver and bronze medalists will receive USD 1,500 and USD1,000 respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

State track leader lists full of Lady Dukes; Wellington girls dominate at Clearwater

first_img4x400m relaySober, Wright, Ledesma, Nelsonfourth4.14.6711-AprBaldwin04:08.5 EventAthlete nameState placeTrack markDateState leaderSchoolTrack mark 110 hurdlesColin Reichenbergersecond14.764-AprGunnar KarrPaola14.62 4x100m relayShore, Schettler, Sober, Nelsonfifth51.2625-AprAndale50.12 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The Wellington girls track team was expected to be good. But were we expecting this good?So far the 2014 team is not disappointing. Currently, the Crusader girls have 12 state elite times/distances, according to various statewide track tallies of state leaders.This comes after the Lady Dukes dominated the Clearwater Invitational Friday. Wellington won Friday’s meet with 141 points. Garden Plain was a distant second with 114. The boys came in fifth with 54 points, buoyed by two first place finishes by Colin Reichenberger in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.  See individual results here: Clearwater track results 2014Please remember, track state lists are subjective during this point of the season, because not all track recordings are given to state sports websites like the Catch-it Kansas or Varsity Kansas websites.But it does indicate just how solid this year’s Lady Dukes track team is and what kind of potential the girls have going into May. Hometown people can see this team perform this Friday at the Wellington Invitational starting at 3:15 p.m.Currently, using times on the track lists, Wellington would place in 11 events if the state track meet was held today.That’s enough to win state championships, or at least get the Crusaders finishing in the elite (see state comparisons below):Both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams are in the elite status. The 4×100 meter relay team is fifth across the state currently with a 51.26 time. The team consists of Cajen Shore, Wright, Jaedyn Ledesma, and Leah Nelson.The 4×400 relay team is fourth statewide with a 4:14.67 time. That team consists of Shore, Schettler, Dietra Sober and Nelson.On Friday, Wellington won eight of the 18 events ran in Clearwater of the 11 teams at the event.On the boys side, Reichenberger broke his own record in the 300-meter hurdles, turning in a 40.13 time. He is trailing Gunnar Karr of Paola, who has a 39.62 time.He is also second in the 110 hurdles with a 14.76 time, trailing the same Paola hurdler. 100 metersJaycee Schettlereighth12.734-AprDevin CosperCoffeyville12 Wellington girlsClass 4A Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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You have earned it Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Anonymous · 328 weeks ago The 4×4 team is Sober, Ledesma, Nelson and Wright and the 4×1 team is Shore, Schettler, sober and Nelson. Report Reply 1 reply · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Redress · 328 weeks ago yep that’s right come and what them Friday. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 400 metersLeah Nelsonsixth61.711-AprCourtney GriffithWinfield57.77 Triple jumpCajen Shorefifth34’3″22-AprSierra SmithBasehor-Linwood35’9″ 800 metersJaedyn Ledesmaeighth2.29.5211-AprCourtney GriffithWinfield02:18.6 Wellington boysClass 4A  EventAthlete nameState placeTrack markDateState leaderSchoolTrack mark High JumpAvery Lewellensecond5’4″25-AprLauren FrederickPaola5’6″ 300 hurdlesHolly Wrightsixth48.9522-AprJessica ArnoldUlysses14:24.0 200 metersJaycee Schettler10th26.994-AprAndrea NewtonCoffeyville26.03 Pole vaultCajen Shorethird922-AprEck, SmarshAndale10’0″ 100 hurdlesHolly Wrightsecond16.2922-AprTalia HighbargerCircle28:48.0 High JumpHolly WrightSecond5’4″4-AprLauren FrederickPaola5’6″ Friday’s track meet starts at 3:15 p.m. behind the Wellington Middle School.Follow us on Twitter. 300 hurdlesColin Reichenbergersecond40.1311-AprGunnar KarrPaola39.62last_img read more