Berlin Officials Vote to Divest

first_imgBerlin Officials Vote to Divest FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Alexander C. Kaufman for the Huffington Post:Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the city’s pension fund — worth $852.8 million, or €750 million — to divest from shares of German oil giants RWE and E.ON, as well as the French behemoth Total.The move comes a week after Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, vowed to end its investments in fossil fuels companies, making Berlin the seventh major Western city to join a divestment movement that already includes Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Seattle and Melbourne. In September, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the city’s five pension funds — worth a collective $160 billion — to sell their $33 million exposure to coal, by the far the dirtiest fossil fuel.A handful of smaller U.S. cities have pledged to curtail fossil fuel investments, too.Full Item: Berlin Is The Latest City To Pull Out Of Fossil Fuelslast_img read more

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Stockland Cairns hits market with $230m price tag

first_imgStockland Group is poised to capitalise on Australia’s white-hot sub-regional shopping centre market by offering a once-in-a-decade chance to buy one of Queensland’s largest retail hubs.The retail centre giant is selling Stockland Cairns with an asking price of more than $230 million, in a bid to take advantage of the unprecedented activity in both the sub-regional shopping centre sector and in Queensland’s retail market.Stockland Cairns is one of Queensland’s most significant shopping centres, with almost 50,000sqm of retail space and a strong line-up of anchor tenants.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

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I studied Cesc game growing up – Gilmour

first_img “Yes, I did see it [after the Grimsby game],” said Gilmour. “One of my friends text me, I was buzzing. When I first came to Chelsea it was with the IEP (video analysis youth programme), so you had to focus yourself on a player and mine was Cesc. Read Also:Teen star Billy Gilmour backed to shine by Chelsea’s Barkley “I loved how he played so I just went and watched a lot of videos of him. Now I have got older, I just try to put it into the games and it’s working. But no, he is a role model of mine. I never ever trained with the first-team with him, so when he was away I got opportunities around there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Billy Gilmour has revealed he honed his own game by watching videos of former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour impressed against Liverpool Gilmour is the talk of the town after a man-of-the-match performance in Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool. Fabregas publicly praised the Scottish midfielder after his performance against Grimsby Town earlier in the season.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

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Infrastructure: Key to Quality of Life

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the availability of quality infrastructure, which her government is endeavoring to provide for the Liberian people, is the key to quality livelihood for the people.President Sirleaf stressed that if basic infrastructure, including roads, electricity and water, that have been non-functional for decades as a result of the civil conflict, are rehabilitated, they will improve the quality of life of Liberians.She said these infrastructures will eventually improve other services such as education, quality healthcare, as well as boost agriculture which remains Liberia’s potential for investment and growth. Receiving the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen and delegation at her Foreign Affairs Ministry office this week, President Sirleaf expressed appreciation for their visit.Ms. Ploumen, at the head of a high-level trade mission, including representatives of at least 30 Dutch companies, was in the country for a one-day Liberia-Netherlands Business and Investment Dialogue.President Sirleaf pointed out that Liberia is open for business, especially businesses that will foster inclusive economic growth. She used the occasion to appeal for investment in the country’s youthful population.She also assured Ms. Ploumen and delegation that their investment, would be “fully protected” under the laws of Liberia.President Sirleaf meanwhile recalled the strong ties subsisting between Liberia and the Netherlands beginning with the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) becoming one of the first international airlines to operate in Liberia after the construction of the Roberts International Airport (RIA).Minister Ploumen, in response, expressed appreciation to President Sirleaf for the opportunity afforded them to undertake, what she termed “This unique visit to Liberia.” She also assured Liberians of their interest to invest in Liberia, especially the country’s young population.She disclosed that the Dutch entrepreneurs see many opportunities in working with Liberia. Ms. Ploumen stated that the entrepreneurs have not come to Liberia for a “quick wins”; rather they were in Liberia for a long term commitment to the people and to invest in its economy.She then pledged to work with the Liberian government in attracting Dutch private investment saying, “We will work with our friends and private companies to invest in Liberia favorably.”She highlighted the upcoming financial conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next week to boost economic growth and capacity building in the countries worst affected by Ebola, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.The delegation was accompanied to the office of the President by Liberia’s Ambassador to the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo. The delegation thereafter departed for Sierra Leone.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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