BP follows Shell to back climate change resolution

first_imgThe BP board of directors will be advising shareholders to support a resolution on climate change filed by more than 50 institutional investors at its annual general meeting (AGM) on 16 April.The move comes only days after the board of Royal Dutch Shell said it was backing a similar resolution at its own AGM in May.The special resolution – ‘Strategic resilience for 2035 and beyond’ – amplified by a supporting statement, calls for routine annual reporting from 2016 to include further information about certain activities related to climate change, including ongoing operational emissions management, asset portfolio resilience to the International Energy Agency’s scenarios, and public policy positions relating to climate change.It has been filed by Aiming for A, a coalition of more than 50 institutional investors with portfolios totalling £160bn (€214bn), led by CCLA Investment Management, the specialist church and charity fund manager. Its name is taken from the highest performance rating (A) of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), an NGO that rates the performance of global companies on climate change. BP and Shell have the biggest carbon footprints of all the companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, who are members of the coalition, said: “The positive way in which BP and Shell have responded to our shareholder resolutions is completely unprecedented. This represents a step change in engagement between institutional shareholders and the oil and gas industry on the strategic challenge that climate change poses to the industry.”Mason added: “The next step is for investors to back the boards of both companies and to vote for the disclosures that we have requested and that the companies have said they will provide. We look forward to seeing the new in-depth reporting from both companies later this year and to continued engagement.”BP has not published a formal statement but said it had met the CCLA and other proposers of the resolution.David Nicholas, spokesman at BP, told IPE: “The board has considered its response and told the proposers we will recommend the shareholders support it at the AGM.“The proposal is non-confrontational and gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our current actions and build on our existing disclosures in this area.”Nicholas added that the decision had not been influenced by Shell’s own decision to back a similar resolution.Details of BP’s response will be sent out to all shareholders with the notice of meeting in early March.last_img read more

Damen DOP200 Proved Successful in Bremen

first_imgThe German contractor Matthäi Wasserbau recently ordered a DOP submersible dredge pump for their environmental cleanup job in Bremen, Germany.For the project, they rented a DOP200 dredge pump from Hydrauvision. The rental included an auger head for the DOPs suction side for precision dredging, and a diesel/hydraulic power pack for the drive.The job was to dredge a small layer of sediment and to pump it to a basin some 600 m ahead. The DOP, attached to a pontoon-based excavator, worked at a max dredging depth of 7m, yet the average depth was 2-3m.According to Damen, all equipment was placed on a pontoon in a small lake. This lake contains rain water as well as drainage water.The total surface of the lake was approx. 18.000m². Greatest challenge of the job was to do the job as efficient as possible – the trick was to reach the largest possible surface from the pontoon yet relocating it as little as possible, Damen said.last_img read more

Dominican sentenced for manslaughter of Guyanese national

first_img Tweet 51 Views   4 comments Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Dominican sentenced for manslaughter of Guyanese national by: – July 17, 2012 Dean Davis A young man of Marigot who pleaded guilty to manslaughter of a Guyanese national has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment by a high court judge on Tuesday.Dean Davis was charged for killing Guyanese born Ashton “Gold Teeth” Gibbons in Marigot on 9th July, 2010.When the charge of murder was re-read to Davis before Justice Brain Cottle at the High Court on Tuesday, he offered a “not guilty” plea but a plea of “guilty” for manslaughter.The plea was accepted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gene Pestaina, who represents the state in the matter.Evidence revealed in court by Pestaina indicates that on 9th July, 2010, Gibbons drove his mother’s Suzuki jeep to the garage of Michael Guiste at Melville Hall where Davis was present at the time.Gibbons alleged that Davis entered his bus which was parked at the garage of Moses Gordon in Melville Hall and stole a cross over, an amplifier and three twitters.Davis also alleged that Gibbons had broken into his house and stole one swiper and two cell phones.An argument ensued between the two men while Gibbons was sitting in the jeep.During the argument Davis, who was armed with a knife, approached Gibbons and proceeded to stab him in his chest and other areas of his body.Gibbons opened the passenger door of the jeep in an attempt to escape the attack on him but was stabbed at the back of his right leg.Gibbons, appeared to have died on the spot, his body found lying face up with his head and hands hanging outside the jeep. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Neblyn Bekele.An autopsy revealed that Gibbons received six stab wounds, in areas including his left chest, right side of chest and his left groin.When Davis was accosted by the police, he willingly gave up the knife allegedly used in the stabbing incident and gave a statement to the police.He said when Gibbons came to the garage and brought down the window of the jeep, he asked “bro Ashton why you mash up my place and take two cell phones and swiper” to which Gibbons responded “boy it doh have no bro there, I going to *&%$ you up for my things and them”.Davis said he was “afraid” of Gibbons because he herad he had guns, so he “chook [prick] him with a knife he had, then he proceeded to wash his hands because he had gotten cut and went away.In mitigation, Bernadette Lambert who represents Davis along with Peter Alleyne, begged the court to temper justice with mercy and take into account that her client was remorseful, had cooperated with the police, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and he was also a first time offender.Justice Cottle said the court must send a message that such “conduct” would not be “condoned” and that the court wants to “deter” persons who would be “minded” to commit such offence.He said it was not only an “offence” against Gibbons but against society by extension.He then sentenced him to nine (9) years imprisonment, taking into consideration the two years Davis had already spent while on remand.Davis will serve out the remaining seven (7) years of his sentencing beginning today.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Local 13 Year Old Soccer Players Win State Championship

first_imgOfficials of the Columbus Express Soccer Club (CESC) announced on Sunday, May 31, 2015 that its U13 Girls Orange team won the 2015 Indiana State Cup.Local athletes Allison Storms, Liz Heidlage and Carlie Werner, all incoming 8th graders from Batesville, along with eleven other girls from Columbus, Terre Haute, North Vernon and Richmond, were part of the State Championship team.Local 13 Year Old Soccer Players Win State ChampionshipCourtesy of Bob Heidlage and CESC Director Kenrick Ramirez.last_img read more

Cole is tops at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (May 7) – Take Cole picked up another Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, this time ahead of Toby Lindell and Larry Tounzen.Muskogee drivers ran 1-2-3 in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main as Kyle Slader crossed the fin­ish line first ahead of last week’s winner Mike Wiseman and Kevin Flock.The IMCA SportMod feature saw 15-year-old Kayden Menasco take home the win, over Dennis Slader and Caden Ellis, for the second week in a row.last_img read more

NPFL: Rangers Fight Back to Hold Gombe

first_imgRangers International FC of Enugu and Gombe United played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game wednesday.Obinna Nwobodo took the game by the scruff of the neck with a virtuoso display capped by two goals either side of the break but the hosts battled back gamely to claim a share of the spoils at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe.Nwobodo’s first goal on 12 minutes was largely down to great work by Osas Okoro who showed great skill and composure before squaring for the midfielder to tap home from close range. His second in the 58th minute was down to sheer individual brilliance as the Flying Antelopes dared to dream, licking their lips in anticipation over the prospect of amassing maximum points away from home.Those hopes disappeared in a flash as two goals in a space of 180 seconds dramatically turned the game on its head.Austine Oladapo got the fight-back underway with a goal from close range and he completed his brace soon after from the penalty spot after the referee adjudged that a Rangers player had handled the ball in the box.The hosts thought they had got the final say deep into stoppage time as Ibrahim Abdullahi struck in the second minute of stoppage time to temporarily give the hosts a 3-2 advantage.Manic celebrations by the home fans proved premature in the end as Osas Okoro struck with literally the last kick of the game to give his side a share of the spoils.Rangers stay in 16th place on the NPFL standings with 23 points from 19 points while Gombe United climbed one place on the log to 17th, leapfrogging 3SC who now drop to 18th.Gombe United have now amassed 23 points from 19 matches this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

STAFF : Ice hockey loses by 7 goals to No. 2 Cornell

first_img Comments Published on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Cornell completely dominated Syracuse on Tuesday night, outshooting the Orange 59-10 en route to a 9-2 victory.The Big Red forwards consistently tested Syracuse goalie Kallie Billadeau all game and took advantage of plenty of power-play opportunities. Syracuse racked up 11 penalties for 22 total minutes, and No. 2 Cornell converted on three of its eight attempts on the power play. Billadeau made 50 saves in net despite the loss.The Orange (5-7, 0-0 College Hockey America) held Cornell (5-0, 3-0 ECAC Hockey) scoreless until the Big Red’s Brianne Jenner scored her fifth goal of the season with 5:53 left in the first period. Less than two minutes later, Jillian Saulnier extended Cornell’s lead to two with a shorthanded goal.Cornell buried SU in the second period, recording 24 shots on goal compared to only five shots for the Orange.Chelsea Karpenko scored the first power-play goal for the Big Red early in the second period before Rebecca Johnston made it 4-0 just 38 seconds later.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse finally got on the board six minutes into the second period, when Taylor Metcalfe sent a lead pass on the breakaway to Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, who gathered the puck and beat Cornell goalie Amanda Mazzotta for her fourth goal of the season.The third period produced similar domination for Cornell, as it scored four goals with an 18-2 shot advantage. Karpenko, Saulnier, Hayleigh Cudmore and Catherine White added Big Red goals in the final period to close out the win.Syracuse scored a meaningless goal on the power play when Margot Scharfe netted her fourth goal of the season, but that only brought the Orange within six goals.SU returns home for an exhibition game against McGill at 5 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavillion on Friday.—Compiled by Austin Mirmina, staff writer, awmirmin@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Julian Buescher contributes all over in Syracuse’s win over Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2015 at 12:16 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Julian Buescher had to compromise with head coach Ian McIntyre before taking the field against Rutgers Sunday night.The sophomore lined up as the center midfielder, but Buescher desires to “go forward,” and score. The Syracuse head coach gave his blessing for Buescher to label his position as 8.4 — a hybrid between the number eight position at center forward and the number four position at center midfield.With all logistical constraints removed, Buescher reigned freely over the attacking half of the field and scored while occasionally being reeled back to bolster the Orange counterattack.“There’s a defensive responsibility that he understands when games get opened up,” McIntyre said, “(but) we want him in dangerous areas.“Julian has the ability to be a difference-maker for us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPlaying the role of goal scorer, stopper and distributor, Buescher dabbled in every facet of Syracuse’s (3-1) 2-1 win against Rutgers (2-1) on Sunday night in front of 2,193 at SU Soccer Stadium.His goal — the first of his SU career — just seconds into the second half validated the prior 45 minutes of soccer that had otherwise been dotted with missed opportunities.Forward Chris Nanco approached the Scarlet Knights’ box and dished a pass off to Buescher on his left. The midfielder craftily worked his way around the only defender in front of him, and his only opening to shoot featured a four-foot gap between the near post and goalkeeper David Greczek. The ball sailed through the small window and Buescher sprung for the ground with his arms and legs extended as his teammates piled on.“The skills he can do are ridiculous,” forward Ben Polk said. “He’s got a locker and more full of skill. His passing ability, his vision, his creativity — it’s just composure.”With the Orange having their first lead of the night to defend, that wasn’t the mindset Buescher chose to have. Three minutes later Nanco and Buescher put on another production they had rehearsed in practice.Buescher trailed the dribbling junior forward by several feet as Rutgers defenders began to swarm on the ball. Nanco heeled the ball behind him with Buescher no where in his field of vision. Buescher fired a shot just inches above the crossbar and against the chain link fence behind the net.Nanco said he didn’t need to see Buescher, as the experienced offensive players can just verbally find each other.“You train for that,” Buescher said. “Sometimes they go in and sometimes they don’t. We have a lot of good, tricky players up front.”Buescher was a magnet to the ball nearly the entire match. McIntyre complimented the versatility he brings on the field as a player reliable enough to handle the ball under pressure on defense or take advantage of an offensive opportunity.He provided the Orange with one of their first scoring chances by firing a corner kick that Miles Robinson came so close to heading in that he rolled into the back of the net after just missing the finessed, curving pass.Moments later, he found himself sprinting to prevent a Syracuse ball go out of bounds for a Rutgers corner kick. Buescher couldn’t stay away.“Where (Buescher) lacks pace he still is impossible to get the ball off him,” Polk said. “He calms us down and keeps the ball for us when we’re under pressure.” Commentslast_img read more

Schwedelson: Hack realizes reporting about sports isn’t really about sports

first_imgAs a child, my daily routine consisted of waking up at 5 or 6 a.m., rushing downstairs, turning the TV to SportsCenter and playing Backyard sports games on my family’s desktop computer. When I was even younger than that, my dad was concerned that I knew the name of every NFL team before I knew every letter in the alphabet.Something about sports drew me in. I’m not entirely certain what, but I became hooked. MVP Baseball 2004 had the best soundtrack of any video game in history, playing catch and basketball with friends became the norm and epic two-hand touch football games at recess occurred daily.Playing was fun but discussing the games was even more enjoyable. When friends played, I enjoyed narrating the action. It continued through high school doing broadcasts for my TV production class.But once I got to college, my interests evolved. As I watched the teams I grew up watching less and less, I began to realize the games don’t quite matter as much as I used to think. Wins and losses come and go all the time. And as I got more and more involved with The Daily Orange, I fell in love with telling stories that transcend what people see on TV. What I realized was reporting about sports is only partially about sports.Sure, you have to know the game’s rules and concepts. But the most interesting stories are more about the people that participate than the actual games. Reporting on that became infinitely more fun than narrating the games. What I’ve learned in the past few years is that people connect and relate to other people, their lows and highs, their strife and success, their moments of vulnerability and moments of glory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMy favorite story I’ve reported on for The Daily Orange took a few months to put together and it combined two of my favorite parts about this “job.”When I first met Brendan Bomberry, the thing I told him was that I wanted to share his story. I wanted to take a peek into his life and show readers that he’s more than just a faceless lacrosse player. I wanted to show he’s a person, just like you and me, and he’s had some things happen in his personal life fans might not otherwise know about. His choice to transfer to Syracuse was because of the people he wanted to be closer to. It’s a story about a lacrosse player, but it’s not about lacrosse.My responsibility is to tell stories as well as possible so a photographer and I hopped in a car and followed Brendan for four hours to his house in Ohsweken, Ontario. We wanted to be there so we could show readers what his family life is like as well as we could. We wanted to be the eyes and ears of readers and take them behind the scenes. The best way to do that is to travel.I realized I enjoyed traveling when I visited my sister in London in November 2014. It inspired me to study there six months later and further sparked my interest in traveling for The D.O. I’ll never forget the countless miles on interstates, the random people we stayed with and all of the things that went wrong (speeding ticket, car getting towed, car battery dying, not having a hotel room booked, getting trapped inside multiple stadiums, getting trapped inside an arena, getting trapped inside a parking garage, atrociously shanking a lacrosse shot, puking after being dared to eat a plate of garlic parmesan wings and observing the driver of a moving vehicle get titty twisted).I’ll remember the things that went well, too, but those aren’t as funny.While driving to report for my last story at The D.O., the song “Something Just Like This” came on the radio. Being the sentimental person I am, I realized that I couldn’t have asked for a better four years.I wanted something just like this, and The D.O. gave it to me.Thanks, 744.Paul Schwedelson is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at pmschwed@syr.edu or on Twitter @pschweds.– 30 – Comments Published on April 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Huge weekend of local soccer action in store

first_imgSt Michael’s and Clonmel Celtic meet tomorrow evening in a winner-take-all TSDL Premier League clash.Going into the final game of the season both teams are on 35 points.St Michaels manager Jason Purcell says his side will be under dogs going into tomorrow evenings decider. The defending champions entertain a Clonmel outfit who are vying for their second title in three years.Jason Purcell says home advantage won’t necessarily give the Tipp Town side an edge.Kick-off is at 6.30 on Saturday in Cooke Park.Meanwhile on Sunday afternoon there’s a Premier League play-off in North Tipperary.Nenagh AFC and Nenagh Celtic go head-to-head after both sides finished level on points at the end of the regular season.The game at the Borrisokane FC Grounds kicks off at 2.30 with extra-time and penalties if needed.last_img read more