AP4 targets 30% low-carbon strategies within equities by year-end

first_img“Our ambition is to further broaden and integrate the analysis of sustainability aspects as part of our investment process, both in terms of risks and business opportunities,” Ekvall said.In the first half of this year, AP4 made a return of 5.2% after costs, the fund reported.In absolute terms, the result was nearly SEK17bn, it said, bringing total fund capital up to SEK348bn from SEK334bn at the end of December.Seen over the past 10 years, AP4’s return after costs had been on average 6.5% a year, it said.Both domestic and international listed equities contributed strongly to the six-month return, with returns of 11.7% and 8.7% respectively, AP4 said.Real estate produced a positive return of 10.4% but fixed interest investments were only just positive with a 0.3% return between January and June, the pension fund said.A stronger Swedish krona had had a negative impact on returns in the period, it said. AP4, one of Sweden’s four main buffer funds in the national pension system, is aiming to increase the proportion of its equities portfolio that is invested in low-carbon strategies.Its target is to have 30% of its equity investments in low carbon investments by the end of this year.Niklas Ekvall, chief executive of AP4, said: “Our low-carbon strategies, which reduce the climate risk in the assets, have now increased to 27 percent of the global equity portfolio with a target to reach 30 percent by the end of 2017.”The SEK348bn (€36.4bn) pension fund’s focus on sustainability was continuing and constantly evolving, he said.last_img read more

Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen by: – October 5, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Flag of Suriname. Image via: flagspot.netPARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Suriname police force (KPS) issued a bulletin in local newspapers on Tuesday for five Guyanese fishermen who went missing in Suriname waters on August 16 this year. According to the bulletin, Ouditnaire ‘Randy’ Ramnaraine, Dhanpat ‘Shrimp’ Narine, Martin ‘Conje’ Sumesh, Dhanpat ‘Nanan’ Khemraj and Clifford ‘Egan’ Singh, on August 7 left from 66 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, in a fishing vessel ‘Reshma’ with registration number SK-925 for the fishing grounds in Surinamese waters. However, the five fishermen didn’t return home on 16 August as they had planned. “Said fishing vessel was found adrift and abandoned along the coast of the Coronie district on Sunday August 21, 2011,” the police notice said. Individuals are requested to come forward with any information that could assist with the ongoing investigation.Acting Chief of Police, Humphrey Tjin Liep Shie, noted during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that a special police unit is investigating all recent pirate attacks in Surinamese waters. Last week, four suspected pirates, including three Guyanese and one Suriname national, were nabbed in Paramaribo. They have been remanded to prison while assisting with the investigations. The police chief said that the Surinamese police force is working closely with its Guyanese counterparts in the search for the missing Guyanese fishermen. “We have done aerial searches with a helicopter for several days, but came up empty-handed,” Tjin Liep Shie noted. He added that, during investigations of other cases of pirate attacks, inquiries were negatively impacted by several challenges. It has been discovered, he revealed, that in many cases fishing boats had similar registration numbers. “During investigations we stumbled on cases where Suriname has issued a specific number to a boat but at sea we discovered that sometimes up to five boats are operating with identical registration numbers. People are operating with falsely duplicated permits. If in any case there is an attack on one of these boats it’s very difficult to investigate which one was involved. We have to deal with all these challenges during investigations,” said the police commander. Tjin Liep Shie further noted that identification of attack victims often is also difficult since most of the fishermen when leaving Guyanese shores are only known by their first name or nickname. “Registration of fishermen in Guyana is very poor. Sometimes people don’t know the family names of the men and in Guyana they are aware that registration should be improved,” said the Suriname police chief. By Ivan CairoCaribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Fabrina Thomas is Digicel’s lucky winner of a trip to Guadeloupe in its ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ Christmas promotion

first_imgLocalNews Fabrina Thomas is Digicel’s lucky winner of a trip to Guadeloupe in its ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ Christmas promotion by: – December 14, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Digicel’s Customer Care Agent, Elliot Prince presents winner Fabrina Thomas with her prize. Digicel is excited to announce Ms. Fabrina Thomas of Grandbay as one of the lucky winners in its weekly Christmas promotion themed “Spell Digicel and Win”. Ms Thomas is a lucky Digicel post pay customer who paid a her bill on time and in full and won herself a trip to Guadeloupe compliments Digicel and H.H.V Whitchurch & Company Limited. Her prize was awarded to her on Tuesday 13th December at the Digicel’s Corporate Office by our Customer Care Representative, Mr. Elliot Prince. Digicel’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, encourages all existing and potential Digicel customers to participate in its exciting “Spell Digicel and Win” promotion as there are so many great cash and prizes to be won, of up to $80,000. The promotion offers all Digicel customers a chance to win cash and prizes weekly and the chance to be one of two finalists who will win cash prizes up to $25,000 each in December and January. Each week from now until January 31st, lucky Digicel customers will walk away with exciting Christmas gifts such as large screen TVs, Digital Cameras, weekends away to Guadeloupe, a getaway at the Rosalie Bay Nature Resort. In addition, every Friday there will be $1,000 up for grabs. Congratulations to all our lucky winners. During the month of December customers will also receive a chance to win a grand holiday shopping spree plus free ham and turkey weekly from Digicel by simply texting the word XMAS to 7171 to participate in its “Text to Win Christmas Hunt” promotion. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

Bulldogs Linksters 1st At BC

first_imgRecord at 7-0 (0-0 EIAC)Next match at Jennings County Invitational (4-14)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert. Boys Golf results for Saturday (4-17) at the Brown County Invitational. Match was played at Salt Creek Golf Retreat.Batesville 354, Oldenburg 366, Trinity Lutheran 370, Brown County 386, Franklin Central 396, North Decatur 422, Austin 457, Lawrence Central 504.Medalist: Parker VanNess (Brown County) (-2) 69; Runner Up: Tristian Lamppert (Batesville) 75; 3rdPlace; Ross Harmeyer (Batesville) & Adam Mullen (Oldenburg) 84.last_img read more

‘We need to improve,’ says Guardiola as Man City suffer deja vu defeat

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted his side cannot lose games in the manner they did in going down 1-0 at Southampton on Sunday if they are to take the Premier League title back from Liverpool next season. City lost for the ninth time in the league this season as Che Adams’s spectacular first Southampton goal condemned Guardiola’s men to defeat despite enjoying 74 percent possession and 26 shots at goal. “We played really well, but it was a little bit the résumé of this season. We make one mistake, they punish us,” said Guardiola. “We lost a lot of games and losing a lot of games you cannot compete to win Premier Leagues. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better “We need to improve because it happened many times this season.” Just four days ago City showed what they are capable of when at their best by thrashing newly-crowned champions Liverpool 4-0. But defeat on the south coast sees the Reds regain their 23-point lead at the top of the table. Guardiola, though, insisted his plan to get back on top does not involve a summer spending spree on new players. “No, I don’t think so,” added the Catalan when asked if new signings were the key to a change in fortunes. “I think we played good. The desire, the character to play until the end was there, we put Southampton with 10 players in the penalty spot, so we did really well. “When you review the games and the chances we created you cannot do more. I like the way we played but it is not enough.” But on his 30th appearance for Southampton, he caught City goalkeeper Ederson stranded well outside his area from fully 40 yards out. Guardiola had made six changes from the rout over Liverpool with Kevin De Bruyne among those dropping to the bench. Even without the brilliant Belgian, City still created enough chances to win comfortably but were only denied by some inspired goalkeeping by Alex McCarthy and wayward finishing. Gabriel Jesus has failed to take his chance in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero in recent weeks and blazed over with the goal gaping from Joao Cancelo’s cross before Fernandinho struck the post and McCarthy made the first of a string of saves from David Silva’s powerful header. City continued to dominate after the break as McCarthy spread himself brilliantly to save from David Silva before Bernardo Silva’s goalbound effort was deflected wide. De Bruyne and the in-form Phil Foden were introduced on the hour mark, but still the hosts’ defence held firm to keep City scoreless for just the fourth time this season. “When you want to take something against such an opponent you have to run more, sprint more, fight more, be brave and also have a little bit of luck,” said Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl. Saints were marooned in the bottom three when the sides last met in a 2-1 City win in November, a week after they suffered a Premier League record 9-0 home defeat to Leicester.center_img Read Also: Mata eyeing move away from Manchester United But the Southampton board’s backing of Hasenhuttl, who recently signed a contract extension to 2024, has been fully justified as the Austrian’s side climb to 13th and could yet be the beneficiaries of City’s misfortune. Southampton are just five points off eighth place which may be enough for a place in next season’s Europa League should City’s appeal against a two-season ban from European competition not be successful later this month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Finally: Southampton’s Che Adams (centre)scored his first goal for the club in his 30th match Adams has endured a nightmare run in front of goal since a £15 million ($18.7 million) move from Birmingham a year ago. Loading… last_img read more

DCSD capture man threatening self harm

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Thursday, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a home on Kirby Street in Lawrenceburg in regards to a male armed with a gun. As deputies arrived, the family advised that the male, Corey Brown, 30, of Lawrenceburg, was allegedly threatening to harm himself.  Brown exited the home a few times with a gun and made threats towards himself and deputies.  Brown later exited the home and fled into nearby woods where he was captured and taken into custody.last_img read more

I’m already preparing Eagles for 2021 AFCON qualifiers — Rohr

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr on Saturday said his immediate goal was to prepare three–times African champions Nigeria for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.Rohr spoke at a pre-match press conference in Singapore, ahead of Sunday’s clash with five–times world champions Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.He explained that the high-profile friendly was an opportunity to test his team’s capacity and make adjustments where necessary before playing against Benin Republic and Lesotho.“The game against Brazil will show how much we are progressing after finishing third at the AFCON in Egypt.“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to learn a few more things that will make us better and stronger for future challenges.“This is an important test game for us, and we are here to learn from the best. We hope for a very good game against Brazil on Sunday.“This will help us prepare ourselves for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho next month,” Rohr said.He also noted that the friendly would afford him the opportunity of testing new players in order to fill the void created by the retirement of some old top players in the team.“After the 2019 AFCON, two of our top players (Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo) retired and we have to see how to replace them.“We saw a little bit in our friendly against Ukraine last month and hope we can improve on that performance tomorrow (Sunday).“A good showing against Brazil will help our confidence a great deal,” the team  Tags: AFCONSuper Eagleslast_img read more

Down Pat: Badgers roll over Lions

first_imgRAY PFEIFFER/Herald photoEarlier in the week during a media conference, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno couldn’t recall the names of some of the members of Wisconsin’s 10th-ranked defense and didn’t exactly gush over its accomplishments.”We heard in the paper that Joe Paterno didn’t really give us credit for some of the things we did against a couple of other teams,” UW linebacker DeAndre Levy said.Following the Badgers 13-3 suffocation of the Nittany Lions, where Paterno had to leave on a cart due to a left knee injury on a sideline collision in the third quarter, it’s safe to say Joe Pa might know the names of the UW defenders.”If anyone doesn’t respect us now, I don’t know what it will take,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said, before jokingly expressing surprise that anyone, even a 79-year-old man, could forget his unique last name.Wisconsin’s defense showed up strong again on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, holding the Nittany Lions to a mere 36 yards rushing — 22 of which came on a quarterback Anthony Morelli scramble on their final drive — and just three points.”Penn State’s defense was a great defense last year, one of the best I think I’ve ever faced,” offensive tackle Joe Thomas said. “They returned very few guys from that squad, and I think they were getting a lot of recognition from some of the stuff they did last year. I think our defense is a better defense than them, and the recognition they are going to get after this game is deserved.”While the face of Penn State’s program was unable to finish the game, UW didn’t escape unscathed itself as senior quarterback John Stocco left the game early in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury after taking a big hit from the Nittany Lions’ Sean Lee, who forced and subsequently recovered a controversial fumble on the play.”He obviously hurt his right shoulder, but it is nothing we were overly concerned with at the time,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said, adding that he did not consider re-inserting Stocco back into the game.Stocco’s status for next week’s game at Iowa is unclear, and if the fifth-year veteran can’t play, the starter would be junior Tyler Donovan, who took over for Stocco in the final minutes on Saturday.”I think Tyler gives us a little bit of a different dimension,” Thomas said. “We can throw some different game plan plays in there, and I’d be very confident with Tyler back there.” With the victory, the Badgers improved to 9-1 (6-1 Big Ten) clinching at least a third place finish in the conference, making them just about a lock for the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1.”Our third Jan. 1 bowl in a row,” Thomas said. “Since I’ve been a starter, we’ve been to a Jan. 1 bowl every year and that really means a lot.”The Badgers shut down Penn State by focusing on the running attack, as they believed Morelli, a first-year starter, would be incapable of hurting a staunch UW passing defense that came into the game ranked second nationally.”We really zeroed in on their running back (Tony Hunt),” defensive end Joe Monty said. “[Last year] they had [quarterback] Michael Robinson. They had a double threat in the backfield. They don’t have that this year.””We thought we saw a weakness, [Hunt] didn’t really show he was really tough,” Levy added. “Early on, he was limping off the field a little bit and that was something we emphasized all week was to attack him. Once we attacked him and stopped him, there was nothing else they could do to you.”The Badgers took control late in the first half, putting together a nine-play, 68-yard drive highlighted by a very close fourth-and-one conversion by running back P.J. Hill. The play preceded a 19-yard touchdown pass from Stocco to Paul Hubbard four plays later, where Hubbard, whose hands have been questioned this season due to a series of drops, went up and made a superb catch over Penn State’s Anthony Scirrotto.”We were giving him some catching pills,” Bielema joked, poking fun at his controversial comment earlier in the week about giving Hill some toughen-up pills. “He’s a young guy that has continued to make plays in every ball game and has continued to move forward.”Hill looked strong returning from injury, after having to miss most of the second half last week. He rushed for 148 yards on 31 carries by again punishing defenders by initiating contact.”I think he really improves our offense when he is in there,” Thomas said. “He pushes the pile, always falls forward, gains an extra one or two yards, turning a run that is maybe only two yards into a four-yard gain.”The win sets up UW’s Big Ten finale against an Iowa team that recalls the recent history of the series.”No one on the team has beaten Iowa yet,” said linebacker Mark Zalewski, one of six starting seniors for the Badgers. “This is always a big rivalry game, and I know the seniors want to go out with a win against a team that [we] have never beaten.”last_img read more

UW hoping to avoid injury bug

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoNow midway through February, the season is starting to takeits toll on the University of Wisconsin men?s basketball team. The Badgers arenow working hard to avoid injuries as they enter the latter stages of regularseason play.?Well, I mean, you can?t stop practicing. That?s obvious,?head coach Bo Ryan said in his Monday press conference about the precautionsthe team takes. ?But what you do is you just, you?re not going as long, but youalways are going to play hard, and you?re always going to make sure youmaintain the conditioning that you?re in. So you know, the practices, insteadof being two hours, we?re usually down to about an hour-20, hour-and-a-half onthe floor.?Guard Jason Bohannon entered Saturday?s game againstMinnesota as questionable to play after injuring his ankle in practice.Bohannon was able to play against the Gophers, but Trevon Hughes later wentdown with an injury and missed the final four minutes of action.?You know, the longer you do something,? Ryan said, ?themore chances there are that something doesn?t go right physically, no matterwhat it is.?Hughes looked fine in Monday?s practice and should be readyto go Wednesday against Illinois. The guard missed Wisconsin?s game at Texasearlier this year after injuring himself during practice.?Sometimes it happens early in the year to a guy, sometimesin the middle, sometimes at the end, but it?s not because physically they can?thandle it,? Ryan said. ?But once you do tweak something ? an ankle or somethinglike that ? it tends to hang around for a while, very difficult to get ittotally recovered, and that?s the case with a few of our guys.?One way of keeping the Badgers rested and healthy is playinga deep rotation. UW hasn?t gone to more than an eight-man rotation this seasonthough, choosing to find rest for its players in other ways.?You know, again, the game did change a little bit when theTV/media timeouts came in,? Ryan said. ?So in a practice, if you really look atit, sometimes these guys are going harder than in the games because, a lot oftimes, in practice, you don?t get the 2 1/2 minutes every four minutes or howmany or what it comes out to.?Although freshman Jon Leuer and Greg Stiemsma have loggedserious minutes at times during the season, it hasn?t come on a consistentbasis. But Ryan is confident in the ability of his team to find production pastits first six guys.?So you know? physically, everybody is pretty much goingthrough the same thing,? Ryan said. ?In practice, we?re rotating on the scoutteam, and we?re rotating on the team of guys that are playing a lot, so theylearn to pick one another up and to try to make the best use of the minutesthat they have.??Leuer steps in on defenseJon Leuer has come in and made his presence felt ondefensive end so far this season. The forward has played tough for the Badgersdespite a rather thin frame.?Well, you know, unfortunately for Jon, physically he?s notan Eric Gordon or a [Robbie] Hummel,? Ryan said. ?You know, he?s not as strongyet.?Leuer had a late growth spurt before coming to UW, but Ryandoesn?t think the freshman is getting any taller, so he?ll have to eventuallyimprove his bulk if he wants to take the next step as a defender.?I think he?s done growing vertically now,? Ryan said, ?so he?s got todevelop in other ways physically, and he?s working at that, and?last_img read more

DPS to secure campus for inauguration, football game

first_imgAbiding by normal protocol, the Los Angeles Police Department will be on-scene as well with its bomb-sniffing dog to ensure there are no explosive devices at or around the campus. The Department of Public Safety will work to safely control the large crowds on campus throughout the day on Sept. 20. While the inauguration expects to draw a large crowd, the USC-Utah evening football game will also keep the University busy. (Daily Trojan file photo) A DPS special intelligence officer is also working with LAPD to mine social media to prevent disruptions at the inauguration.  “We monitor all social media in case we see something that concerns us,” Carlisle said. Folt will be sworn in at the 12th presidential inauguration in USC history before a crowd of approximately 10,000 to 11,000 attendees, based on DPS estimations. Due to the size of the crowd, at least 95% of all DPS officers will attend or work in some capacity to ensure the safety of everyone throughout the day’s events, DPS Chief John Thomas said. There will also be a football game against the University of Utah Friday evening. “We want to ensure the overall safety of the majority that everyone that is in attendance can enjoy this great day for the University,” Thomas said. “The No. 1 priority is ensuring that the event is safe and that we have taken all the necessary precautions.” The Department of Public Safety will have all hands on deck at President Carol Folt’s inauguration at Alumni Park Friday. The Department will deploy additional officers, surveillance cameras at the center of campus and put up barriers to prevent vehicles from entering. Additional CSC security officers will be on campus to help restrict traffic. DPS recommends that skateboarders, bicyclists and electric vehicle riders do not ride around the area. DPS has also set in place live-monitoring surveillance cameras centered at Alumni Park. Being able to tilt and zoom on the cameras will allow the designated officers to track the large crowd throughout the event.  There will be an information area outside the Student Union building Friday so attendees can report public safety concerns. DPS will work with Fire Safety and student EMTs in the case of a medical emergency. While DPS does not anticipate any interferences, officers are prepared for worst-case scenarios.  “Friday is going to be a very busy day for the University,” Assistant Chief David Carlisle said. “We’re expecting a very large crowd on campus for the events that will be going on.” “I have every confidence that our dedicated department of public safety team and their first responder partners are prepared to ensure the safety of our campus community during this celebration of our community and our University,” Folt wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. DPS will also have special mobile barricades in place during the inauguration to ensure that no driver can intentionally enter the center of campus with a vehicle. “If somebody came in even driving a three-quarter-ton pickup at high speed, we’ll stop it,” Carlisle said.  “We’re going to focus a lot of cameras on the center campus,” Carlisle said. “We usually have five special surveillance officers trained to operate those cameras, patrolling the crowd with those surveillance cameras.”last_img read more