​MP Pension blacklists oil companies including Shell, BP and Exxon

first_img“The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates”Anders Schelde, MP PensionThe pension fund said it had been collecting data on the firms’ contribution to the green transition and found that BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Equinor were taking steps towards transitioning towards a low-carbon economy. The other six had no – or very limited – initiatives to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.Schelde said the fund hoped these companies would increase their efforts to become more environmentally friendly.He added: “When they have done so, we would very much like to invest in the same companies once again – but it requires a significant change in all 10 companies.”MP Pension’s board of directors pledged in 2018 to dump all shares in coal, tar sands and oil activities by the end of 2020, and excluded all coal and tar sands companies from its investments last year.It then carried out work to assess whether it considered that the largest oil companies had adapted their long-term business models and strategies to the objectives of the Paris Agreement – an exercise that led to yesterday’s divestment announcement.The fund said it would assess more than 1,000 companies by the end of 2020, but had initially focused on the 10 largest firms.MP Pension’s members voted at its latest AGM for the fund to divest from bonds issued by fossil fuel companies.As a result of this, the fund said it was in the process of preparing an impact assessment of the sale. It currently holds DKK168m issued by two of the companies already analysed, Rosneft and Petrobas.In July, Danish labour-market pension fund PenSam blacklisted 26 oil companies , selling off shares with a total value of DKK130m, but had chosen to remain invested in Royal Dutch Shell and BP. The fund told IPE these firms had increased their openness on how they planned to reach clear green targets. The Danish pension fund for academics, MP Pension, has blacklisted 10 of the world’s largest oil firms, a decision that will mean divesting DKK644m (€86m) of stocks.In addition, the pension fund is considering the impact of divesting from bonds issued by oil firms.The fund said it wanted to take responsibility for the green transition while securing long-term investment returns.Anders Schelde, CIO of MP Pension, said: “We do not believe that this sector can deliver a return on a par with the rest of the market in the coming years. “The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates.”The 10 companies are ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, PetroChina, Rosneft, Royal Dutch Shell, Sinopec, Total, Petrobras and Equinor.“The total market capitalisation of these 10 companies exceeds DKK9.2trn,” Schelde said. “MP’s shareholding in the 10 companies amounts to DKK644m, which corresponds to two thirds of all of MP’s equity investments in oil.”last_img read more

Let’s approach new season with renewed desire, determination, Rodgers urges Ndidi, others

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Foxes’ 2020-21 fixture list was revealed on Thursday morning and they will kick off their campaign away to the newly-promoted Baggies at The Hawthorns around the weekend beginning Saturday, September 12. City will be looking to build on their fifth-place finish last term, which earned them a place in the Europa League. read also:Rodgers: Champions League qualification among biggest career achievements It could have been even better but they were pipped to a Champions League spot by Manchester United on the final day, having spent most of the season in the top four. West Brom, meanwhile, are gearing up for life back in the top flight after clinching promotion from the Championship as runners-up behind champions Leeds United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has urged his wards to approach the new Premier League season with renewed desire and determination to continue their progression as a club. According to him, West Bromwich Albion will provide Leicester City with a good opening test on the first day of the new Premier League season. At least two Nigerians, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are still part of the array of Army Rodgers have been preparing to face the test of time during the new football season. “The new season is already very close and now we’ve got our fixtures, we can look ahead to what we hope will be another exciting campaign for this football club and another step on our journey together,” said Rodgers. “We begin the new season away to West Bromwich Albion, which I think will be a really good test for us, as they’re a team full of quality and with the momentum of promotion behind them. “For us, I’m really pleased with the way the team have developed over the last 18 months, and now we need to show the ambition to continue that progress. “We also have European football to look forward to and I know the players are itching to get back out on the pitch to show what they’re capable of and give the Blue Army something to shout about.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Greseth capitalizes for Buffalo River win, Arneson captures Sanders Challenge title

first_imgBuffalo River Race Park winner Michael Greseth (right) is joined in victory lane following the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour by members of the Todd Sanders family and tour champion Austin Arneson. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerGLYNDON, Minn. (Aug. 20) – Michael Greseth took the win while Austin Arneson took the title in the Sunday finale for the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park.Greseth used a restart with 13 laps to go to move by leader Dale Kraling. From there, he withstood challenges from Kraling on two more restarts and captured the $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying victory over Arneson.With the second place finish, Arneson was crowned the 2017 Sanders Modified Tour champion.Points were tallied all four nights of the tour, with each driver’s worst night being thrown out. By night’s end at Buffalo River, Arneson edged out Greseth by a mere one point to claim the championship and the $1,500 bonus.“This is a fun tour,” said Arneson. “With a tour like this, it’s nice to have all the hard work pay off. It’s even better when you can do it in front of your hometown people.”A season-high 29 IMCA Modifieds were checked in at Glyndon.Matt Talley was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner and Brandon Schmidt topped a hotly contested IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. The Mach-1 Sport Compact winner was Daniel Harstad.Feature results – 1. Michael Greseth; 2. Austin Arneson; 3. Dale Kraling; 4. Tyler Peterson; 5. Rob VanMil; 6. Trent Grager; 7. Justin Jones; 8. Dev Malmlov; 9. Marcus Tomlinson; 10. Michael Johnson; 11. Tyler Hall; 12. Lucas Rodin; 13. Josh Beaulieu; 14. Myles Tomlinson; 15. Cody Peterson; 16. Lance Scholling; 17. Bryce Bjerken; 18. Rich Pavlicek; 19. Brennan Borg; 20. Karmith Christensen; 21. Luke Scholling; 22. Jamie Schulz; 23. Patrick Brejcha; 24. Dave Shipley.last_img read more

Tigers Deliver Argos Another Loss

first_img Share April 6, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (30-12, 6-5) started the day just one day behind first place West Alabama in the GSC East. They finished the day three games back after losing game two of today’s twin bill to the 28th ranked Tigers, 10-5. The 18th ranked Argonauts were defeated soundly in game one, 12-2.Similar to game one, pitching controlled the first four innings of the game. West Alabama took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. With one out Darryl Brown and Clark Humber singled. Rob Dahlberg’s single scored Brown. When Brown slid into home he knocked the ball out of catcher Justin Wood’s glove and Humber came around to score.West Florida answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Kyle DeBos doubled down the third baseline scoring Jason Kohl who singled to lead off the inning. DeBos advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and scored on a base hit by Clay Wallace.The Argos took their first lead of the day in the fourth on an RBI single by Peter Antoske. Kyle Andrews scored on the play. He singled to reach safely with one out. West Alabama answered by collecting six runs on five hits and an error in the fifth. Rob Dahlberg tied the game with a base hit RBI. With the bases loaded and one out, Tres Avans hit a grounder to Wallace who flipped it over Jones covering second to cut down the runner. Jones’ throw to first to turn the double play got away from Williams and two more runs scored. They scored three more runs on RBI singles by Corey Houston, Brent Bumgarner, and Brown.Dahlberg was unstoppable all day for UWA. In game two he went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Clint Moody hit a two run homer in the sixth. Houston was 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Tigers had 13 hits on the day. Brandon Wheeler got the win for UWA. He tossed 4 1/3 innings in the seven inning game. He allowed four runs on seven hits.West Florida was led by Lee Huggins and Kyle Andrews who both went 2-for-4. Jacob Whisenhunt went 2-for-2 coming off the bench for UWF. The Argos stranded 10 runners on base. Jon Sintes took the loss. He went four plus innings allowing four runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts.Game two starts tomorrow at 1 pm. Listen to the “Live Audio” and watch the “Live Stats” at goargos.com. Tomorrow’s Senior Day festivities get underway at 12:30 pmPrint Friendly Version Tigers Deliver Argos Another Losslast_img read more

Information overload for Red Devils

first_imgLouis van Gaal thinks he may have bamboozled his players with too much information in the opening two months of his reign as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal has implemented many changes on and off the pitch since he took charge on July 16. He has tinkered with the team’s formation, he has been at pains to implement his “philosophy”, and he has also made several alterations at the club’s training ground. Van Gaal insists all his changes will benefit the team in the long run, but he accepts he may have over-loaded the players with too much information too quickly. “We give (the players) a lot of information and you have to work out that information,” said the United manager, who watched his team crumble to a 5-3 defeat at Leicester last weekend. “There shall be a moment in the season that this information is not too much. At this moment maybe it is too much for the players. “It’s very difficult because we are starting with a new team and a new relationship between players so that’s why it needs time.” Although the season is just six weeks old, Van Gaal believes United’s fans are already “very tired” of hearing their manager plead for patience. Ahead of the game against Sam Allardyce’s team, Van Gaal hit back at suggestions he was wrong to spend the majority of his budget on attacking players. Ruud Gullit and Gary Neville suggested last week that Van Gaal had made a mistake in defence by just buying Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo when experienced heads like Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were allowed to leave. United’s defence now looks even weaker as Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are all injured while Tyler Blackett is suspended. United were interested in signing Mats Hummels earlier this summer, but they were quickly warned off making a bid by Borussia Dortmund. “Maybe we were at the market in August for a right-sided central defender,” Van Gaal said at his pre-match press conference. “You never know. But I don’t want to discuss that.” Van Gaal denies the lack of experience at centre-back is a problem for United. “My concern is never the age of the experience, my concern is the profile,” Van Gaal added. “You have to fit the profile. “There are a lot of defenders in this world, but I don’t want to buy (just) any defenders. “Age is not so important. With the Dutch national team I played with Bruno Martins Indi and Stefan de Vrij, they were 21 and 22. “And until Leicester we only had three goals against in spite of the fact we were not playing so well but our defensive organisation was good.” Van Gaal, who may have to hand a debut to 19-year-old defender Paddy McNair on Saturday, said he was aware that Evans and Jones both had a history with injuries before he took the job. The United boss claims his training methods will make them less susceptible to fitness problems in the future. “I have been told (about their injury history), and now they are confirming (it) but I have good hopes that we shall improve in that matter because normally I don’t have any injury problems,” he said. “For a good example I had Arjen Robben (at Bayern Munich). He had injuries before but not under me. “We helped him by training sessions. And we are doing that here in the same way.” In the build-up to the match, Allardyce said United’s £150million transfer splurge showed the club was in “panic” mode. When asked whether that was the case, Van Gaal responded: “No.” Van Gaal enjoyed a near-perfect tour of the United States, but since the competitive season began, the Dutchman has endured a miserable set of results. United go into Saturday’s match against West Ham having collected just five points from five matches – their worst start in Premier League history. Press Associationlast_img read more

Authorities search for suspect accused of attempting to kidnap woman

first_imgAuthorities are currently searching for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman while she was walking her dog.The alleged incident occurred at the Highland Village Gardens Park, in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday.The victim told authorities that suspect was a white male in his 40’s or 50’s who stood about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.The victim additionally reported that the suspect had gray/white hair and appeared to be homeless due to his dirty clothing. aIf you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img

Woodlawn Croquet Court Opens for Summer Season

first_img admin Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) ELLSWORTH — Croquet enthusiasts are invited to stop by for a game or two on the championship-sized croquet court on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum.The Woodlawn croquet committee has scheduled activities from May until the end of October. The 2011 season schedule can be viewed online at woodlawnmuseum.com.Golf croquet will commence on Tuesday, May 17, from 2 to 4 with a social hour to follow.The public is invited and non-members of Woodlawn Croquet are asked to contribute a fee of $5 to help cover the court maintenance costs.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSoft soled shoes are required to play on the croquet lawn. This is a popular activity and one can learn to play golf croquet with just a short introductory lesson.The first free croquet lesson will be offered on Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. To sign up for lessons, call the museum at 667-8671 or Perry Mattson, chairman of the croquet committee, at 667-9335.Instruction in the basics of six-wicket croquet and all equipment are provided by the croquet program.Spectators are invited for the fourth annual Maine/New Hampshire Tournament, which is scheduled June 23-26 at Woodlawn.Membership also is available at Woodlawn Croquet and it includes unlimited play from dawn to dusk, all equipment and instruction for the entire season.Those interested should call the museum at 667-8671.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Bucksport softball edges MDI to stay unbeaten

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Madysen Robichaud saw the perfect pitch, and it was all her team needed.In the first inning of a scoreless game between Bucksport and Mount Desert Island on Tuesday, Robichaud was down in the count. MDI pitcher Lindsey McEachern was on top of her game and appeared headed for one of her many strikeouts.“Stay with her,” Robichaud’s teammate, Maggie Bires, yelled to her from the dug out. “You’ve got this, [No.] 9.”Robichaud answered the call. On the next pitch, she smacked a double that fell just short of the wall in left field to knock in the games first run. Moments later, she scored to give the team a 2-0 run lead.Bucksport’s Kate Saunders throws a pitch during the second inning of a high school softball game against Mount Desert Island on May 23 in Bucksport. Saunders struck out 10 batters in the Golden Bucks’ 2-1 win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn a different game, a 2-0 first-inning lead might not have meant much. Yet on a day when pitchers on both teams seemed unhittable, it proved too much for MDI to overcome.“It looked like it was in my zone right away, and I ripped it,” Robichaud said. “All it takes is one pitch, and you have to be watching for that pitch all the time.”Robichaud’s first-inning double and run scored and Kate Saunders’ complete game were enough give Bucksport a 2-1 victory over MDI on Tuesday. It was the 12th win in a row for the Golden Bucks, who are still undefeated on the season.“This was a tougher one, but I’ll definitely take it,” Bucksport head coach Mike Carrier said. “We didn’t do as well at the plate as we could have after the first inning, but those two runs and our pitching and our fielding carried us.”After Robichaud gave the team the lead, Bucksport seemed headed for a much stronger offensive output than the team’s previous game against MDI — also a 2-1 victory. The Golden Bucks had averaged over 10 runs per game since that April 21 contest, and they were ready to put their offensive prowess on display.McEachern, though, had other plans. After going down 2-0, the sophomore pitcher held Bucksport (12-0) hitless in the second, third and fourth innings. She had six strikeouts over that stretch.Hannah Chamberlain gave MDI (4-7) hope when she hit an RBI double to right-center field to cut the Golden Bucks’ lead in half in the top of the fifth. Bucksport hit two bunt singles to put runners on first and second with nobody out but was unable to capitalize with another run.In the top of the sixth inning, MDI’s Maddie Neale doubled with two outs and stole third base to put the tying run 60 feet away. Saunders responded by forcing a groundout to end the inning and retired the side in the seventh to seal the victory.Saunders finished with 10 strikeouts and one unearned run for Bucksport. McEachern had 12 strikeouts for MDI, and she proved to be a foe unlike any other the Golden Bucks have seen this season in the process.“She throws a lot of junk balls, and she pitches faster than almost any other pitcher we’ve faced,” Robichaud said. “She might be a sophomore, but you can tell when she pitches that she’s got what it takes to make it really hard on you.”Carrier said his team’s defense was a factor in the win. Despite having starters Darian Jellison and Kylee Atwood missing, Bucksport didn’t commit a single error in the field.“I had to move them around a lot, and that can be hard for a team sometimes,” Carrier said. “With these girls, they step up when they have to. They’re ready to play anywhere.”Bucksport’s next game is at home against Orono (10-3) at 3:30 p.m. today, May 25. If the Golden Bucks win that game, they can finish an unbeaten regular season with wins against Dexter (5-7), George Stevens Academy (0-12) and Sumner (3-9). Bucksport has defeated each of those teams in previous matchups this season and has outscored them 44-3 over those four games.“We’re getting down to crunch time, and we need to be on our toes,” Carrier said. “Whether it’s 2-1 or 10-1, we need to be able to win any game in any situation. Tonight showed we’re able to do that.”MDI baseball wins 12-3The MDI baseball team (6-5) brought its record above .500 for the first time since the first day of the season by beating Bucksport (7-5) 12-3. The game snapped a five-game winning streak for the Golden Bucks.Seth Clark pitched five no-hit innings for MDI and had 11 strikeouts, and Stanley Grierson, Jacob Mitchell, Mac Shea and Nick Stanley had two hits each. MDI had five stolen bases as a team. Chase Carmichael, Tanner Stegner and Christian Chase-Hurd knocked base hits for Bucksport.MDI’s next baseball and softball games will be on the road against Hermon at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Trojans will then play home doubleheaders against Caribou beginning at noon Saturday, May 27. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest Posts Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

England fast bowler Jofra Archer subjected to ‘racial insults’ during NZ defeat

first_img…NZC to apologise to the England cricketert ENGLAND fast bowler Jofra Archer says he was subjected to racist abuse by a spectator during the final day of the first-Test defeat by New Zealand.The 24-year-old, who was making his first appearance in an overseas Test for England, says he heard comments from “one guy” at the Bay Oval.England lost the match in Mount Maunganui by an innings and 65 runs.“A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team,” said Archer.In a post on social media, he added: “The crowd has been amazing this week except for that one guy. The Barmy Army was good as usual.”The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it is conducting an investigation into the incident, which took place as Archer walked off the field following his dismissal.New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said it would be apologising to Archer but added it has yet to identify the perpetrator.“New Zealand Cricket will be contacting, and apologising to English fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was racially abused by a spectator as he left the field at the conclusion of the first Test at Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui,” it said in a statement.“Although security providers at the venue were unable to locate the perpetrator, NZC will be examining CCTV footage and making further inquiries tomorrow in an endeavour to identify the man responsible.“NZC has zero tolerance towards abusive or offensive language at any of its venues and will refer any developments in the case to police.”It will contact Mr Archer tomorrow to apologise for the unacceptable experience, and to promise increased vigilance in the matter when the teams next meet in Hamilton.In September, an England fan said he heard a group of eight men singing a racist song about Barbados-born Archer during the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.Archer took one wicket during the defeat at the Bay Oval, dismissing BJ Watling for 205.The second Test of the two-match series starts in Hamilton on Thursday (22:00 GMT).(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Spanish star scores big for Badgers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoIt was just about 4 p.m. when Wisconsin junior midfielder Victor Diaz got his first tally of the season, propelling the men’s soccer team to victory in its first of two games this past weekend at the Cal Legacy Classic Tournament in Berkeley, Calif.In Madrid, however, the clock was about to strike three … in the morning. Not exactly the best time for anybody to be awake, let alone checking the Internet for a soccer score from across the globe, but Diaz’s parents were following the game nonetheless.”My parents are always checking up on me, making sure I am doing fine,” the Spanish-born midfielder said. “When they saw that I had gotten that goal against Stanford, they were pretty excited.”The Diaz family is sure to have plenty to be excited about this season, as the Badgers (3-1-0) have already made quite a splash in the college soccer world only a week into the new season. With their win over then No. 7 California-Berkeley Sunday, the team has found itself back in the nation’s top 20 for the first time since October 1996, when they peaked in the polls at No. 7.At that point, a 12-year-old Victor Diaz wasn’t even thinking of Bucky Badger, Big Ten soccer or even America. “I started playing soccer when I was seven, and two years later, I was getting recruited to play for Real Madrid’s youth team,” Diaz recalled. “I played there for about five years. That team really exposed me to the soccer world. Our practices were a lot like games because they were so competitive.”While in high school in Spain, Diaz played on some of the best youth teams in Europe, at one point even finishing first at the Nike European Championships. “(Those teams) really prepared me well for playing soccer over here in America,” Diaz said. “I learned how to use all my skills as a player to help my team score as well as create goals.”After turning down offers to play professionally in his home country, Diaz brought that skill set and competitive drive with him to Madison. After redshirting his freshman year, the 5-foot-8-inch playmaker went on to have one of the best first seasons of any player in UW soccer history, leading the team in goals (7) and points (16) on his way to earning All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors.Diaz’s sophomore year saw him again lead the team in goals (4) and points (12). Once again Diaz was honored by the conference as one of its best, this time earning second-team All-Big Ten honors despite starting in only 12 of the 16 games he played in. Early in the 2007 season, Wisconsin appears to have one of the strongest and most experienced groups of midfielders in the country, let alone the Big Ten. Not including Diaz, four other starters from the 2006 team return this year: sophomore Pablo Delgado, junior Kenny Dix, and seniors B.J. Goodman and Erik Ortega.Strong chemistry between the five of them has helped Diaz and Wisconsin immensely.”Even though there are a lot of players in the midfield area, we all know what each other can bring to the team individually, something that has allowed us to play more to each other’s strengths,” Diaz said. “We all do what we have to do to win the game.”Diaz and the rest of the midfielders have been doing just that to start the season, as seen in the first place finish at the Cal Legacy Tournament this past weekend. The 11-man roster for the All-Tournament team featured four UW players, more than any other school in the invitational. The Badgers, who excelled at the midfield and defensive parts of the field all weekend, had not only Diaz and Delgado, but also senior defender Nick Caronna and goalkeeper Alex Horwath on the list, with Diaz also garnering Most Valuable Player accolades.”Diaz played as well as anybody in the tournament and was extremely dangerous coming up the right side and creating a number of good chances for us,” head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “He did it all weekend, even though he only got the goal on Friday against Stanford.”With the junior playing as well as ever, it looks like there are going to be a lot more late nights huddled around the computer in the Diaz household.last_img read more