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Governor Wolf Orders United States, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders United States, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 06, 2016center_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities throughout Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in which more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives.On Wednesday Dec. 7, Flags shall be lowered to half-staff at sunrise and remain lowered until sunset.In addition, the front balcony of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit red, white and blue on the evening of Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Institutional investors’ delegation to visit tailings dam communities

first_imgA high-level delegation of institutional investors is to visit the sites of the Mariana and Brumandinho tailings dam collapses in Brazil later this year in order to assess for itself the responses to the tragedies amid “radically divergent” accounts of what has happened. The delegation will be made up of representatives from the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB), the Council of Ethics for the Swedish Public Pension Funds, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF).Last January, the collapse of a tailings dam near a mine in south-east Brazil killed 270 people, while a river of iron ore waste contaminated the countryside. This led to calls from institutional investors for a global independent public classification system to monitor the safety risk of such dams.Immediately afterwards and in response to the disaster, the CEPB and the Council of Ethics set up the Global Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, a vehicle for engagement which convenes institutional investors active in the extractive industries and which now has over US$14trn (€12.7trn) in assets under management. The CEPB and the Swedish funds also sold their shares in Vale, the company which owns the mine, immediately after the disaster.The delegation to Brazil was announced today at the Initiative’s summit held in London, in which representatives of the communities affected participated. ‘Radically divergent accounts’Doug McMurdo, LAPFF chair, said the organisations behind the initiative sought equally to understand both the company and the community perspectives.“As both human beings and investors, we need clarity not just on what happened, but about how to respond”Doug McMurdo, LAPFF chair“Our difficulty is that we are hearing radically divergent accounts of events and responses, and as both human beings and investors, we need clarity not just on what happened, but about how to respond to where we are now and how to prevent future tragedy.”McMurdo continued: “To this end, the delegation will undertake its own assessment of the responses from companies to the Mariana and Brumadinho disasters. It will report against defined terms of reference, which will be published in due course following engagement with the communities and other stakeholders.”The summit also saw the launch of the first-ever global public database of over 1,900 tailings dams, which captures disclosures made by mining companies in response to the request made by the group.At the summit, investors adopted a set of principles for mining companies as well as principles to guide how investors engage with and finance the sector. These principles will be presented to PRI and all members asked to support them.Meanwhile, the group called on companies and governments to jointly set up a global tailings alert/monitoring system similar to those in aviation and shipping, to establish an urgent process of identifying and then removing the most dangerous tailings dams.John Howchin, secretary general of the Council of Ethics for the Swedish Public Pension Funds and co-chair of the Global Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative said: “One year on from this disaster, that should never have happened, we release the first global tailings database tracking 1,900 of the world’s tailings dams.“This is a fraction of the dams that exist but it is a start, and establishes what we expect from any company seeking finance from investors.”Howchin said: “We are continuing to engage with companies that have not disclosed, and will use votes and company AGMs to ensure this request is responded to. Not reporting is unacceptable and poses a risk to our pension funds.”last_img read more

Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results

first_img Share Here are the results of games played in the Lime National 2012 basketball season June 13 to 17 , 2012.Saturday Games:Game 1 – Kubuli Division 2 – Secondary Schools 87 points to La Plaine Avengers 57 points, Top scorers for Secondary Schools Curvin Augustine 19 pts, Wakamie Fabien 14 pts , Lyndel Mayers 12 pts and Austin Nichols 10 pts. For La Plaine Avengers Cameron Corbette 18 pts and Coby Williams 11 pts.Game 2 – Vitamalt Division 1 – Paix Bouche Snipers 67 points to Ian Douglas Patriots 57 points. Top scoring for Snipers Hendricks Holsborough 23 pts, Lenin Paul 18 pts, Steve Ferrol 12 pts . For Ian Douglas Patriots Marlon Hillary 26 pts and Bertis Jeffers 17 pts.Sunday GamesGame 1- Kubuli Division 2 – Massacre Black Hawks 66 points to Elvis Morancie Green Hornets 37 points. Top scoring for Black Hawks Jamaal “Black Diamond” Lloyd 15 pts, Travis Lawrence 8 pts and Gifford George 8 pts. For Green Hornets Edgar George 16 pts and Nick Nicholas 6 pts.Game 2 -Women Division – Lady Pros 39 points to Lady Panthers 30 points, top scoring for pros were former scholarship player Delize Paul 16 pts, Brigeta Bedminster 8 pts and Julia Bruno 7 pts . For Lady Panthers Malisa Williams 10 pts, Curnia John 9 pts and Vernella Bedminster 7 ptsGame 3- Between Ian Douglas Patriots and Fashion Line Falcons did not play.This weeK Games in the Lime National Basketball League:Wednesday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic vs.. E.H Crossover – Lindo Park, Game 2 – 9.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Salisbury Juggernauts – Lindo ParkFriday – Game 1 -7.00 pm – Elvis Morancie Green Hornets vs. Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic – Lindo Park Game 2 -9.00 pm – Dragon Stout Pros vs. United Insurance Sharks – Lindo Park Game 3 -7.00 pm – Police Sports Club vs. Secondary Schools Team – Massacre Game 4 -9.00 pm – Gatorade Blazers vs. Dr. Mac Prowlers – MassacreSaturday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Element Agency Ole School – Lind Park Game 2 – 9.00 pm – De Treads No Look vs. Paix Bouche eagles – Lindo ParkSunday – Game 1 – 6.00 pm – Marigot Women Team vs.. Secondary Girls School Team – Lindo Park Game 2 – 8.00 pm – Goodwill Starz vs. Paix Bouche Snipers – Lindo ParkNote to all teams still owing the association registration fees are ask to do so immediately failure to do so will results in a penalty to be determine by the executive.By: Mickey Joseph Share NewsSports Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results by: – June 19, 2012 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

312 Teams Qualify for Trophy 5-a-side Next Stage

first_imgTo qualify for the super fan draws, fans are to visit select bars where they will get a scratch card upon purchase of at least two bottles of Trophy lager. With the scratch card, fans can win either t-shirts, face caps or receive a raffle ticket. At the finals of the tournament, a live raffle draw will be held and four lucky winners selected to go on the trip to Tanzania. A fifth winner will be selected via online draws.The maiden edition of the tournament is currently taking place the across four states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun States as a pilot phase. Subsequent editions will cover more states and eventually extend to the 36 states of the federation. The next round of matches will begin April 13 and 14 across the four states.In Lagos, they will hold at National Stadium Surulere, Trade Fair Complex Mini Stadium, Ojo and Gbagada mini stadium. In Oyo State, matches will take place at the Liberty stadium, Ibadan, Adamasigba stadium, Ibadan and Ogbomoso stadium.Matches in Osun will take place at the OAU football field, Arubidi football field, Ile-Ife and Osun State University football field, Oshogbo.In Ogun State, the draws and matches will happen live at the MKO Abiola stadium, Abeokuta, practice pitch Dipa Dina stadium, Ijebu Ode and Honda football field, Sango.All participating teams will go home with memorabilia and other merchandise in appreciation of their participation. The semi-final and final matches will take place May 11.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With the conclusion of the first round of knock-out matches, the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament has entered the next round geared towards producing the successful 16 teams that will vie for the top prize.The first round matches were exciting as teams came with their supporters who cheered them on to victory, fighting for the top position that will see them play for N3 million, as well as, earn bragging rights of being the best 5-a-side team in the country. In addition, the winning team will proceed to the Pan African regional finals taking place in Tanzania to compete for the African title. They will also have the opportunity of meeting with Samuel Eto’o, the African ambassador for the tournament.Five lucky winners, also known as super fans, will be selected to accompany the victorious team to Tanzania on an all-expense paid trip. The selection of the super fans has commenced and four of the super fans will be selected via in-bar recruitments across the four states. One super fan will be selected online.last_img read more