EIB joins working group on green agricultural bonds

first_imgThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has joined a working group on green agriculture bonds, part of an attempt to avoid “green washing” of projects.The 13-strong committee, which also includes academics and representatives of NGOs, has been set up by the Climate Bonds Initiative to allow investors to tackle deforestation and the impact of climate change on agriculture, chief executive Sean Kidney said.“The right kinds of investment in agriculture also have the potential to help sequester enormous amounts of carbon,” he added.Working group lead Tania Havemann said she expected a large green agricultural bond market to develop in the coming years. “The expert group will develop clear and public criteria to help investment decision-making,” she said.“Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard will provide investors with assurance about the environmental benefits of these projects.”David Ganz, chief of party of a USAID project to lower emissions in Asian forestry, said a standard for land use would reduce the risk of poorly designed projects and “green washing”, where any project could be sold to an investor as green.“We sincerely hope this effort will promote confidence to the market when selecting certified projects with the Climate Bonds Initiative certifications,” he said. Chris Knowles, head of the climate change and environment division at the EIB, has joined the group.Other members of the working group include Annett Thiele of Germany’s Greifswald University, Jerry Seager of the Verified Carbon Standard, and Paul Chatterton, director of the UN-backed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).A recent report by the Climate Bond Initiative said the climate bond market recently exceeded $0.5trn (€369bn).The initiative also announced the details of draft property green bond standards in June.last_img read more

Properties offering acreage living and city access are still available

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38One of the great advantages of living in Far North Queensland is the tropical outdoor and rural lifestyle on offer. As cities become more clustered, there is still demand for homes with large yards, privacy and the options for livestock.REIQ Cairns zone chairman Tom Quaid said buyers interested in acreage living while still wanting easy access to the city, had many options in Cairns’ surrounding areas. 56-58 The Rocks Rd, Redlynch is an acreage property listed by Elite Real Estate Services Cairns.Mr Quaid said larger blocks would only become more difficult to obtain as most newer allotments were driving towards smaller blocks with a higher density in homes.The rural and outdoor lifestyle homes were also attracting residents who wanted to be eco-friendly. Tom Quaid said most acreage properties around Cairns below $500,000 were located to the south of the city. . PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE“If you’re looking for rural living you’re going to be on the southside towards Goldsborough, Aloomba, Babinda or you’re going to be up on the Tablelands or towards Yungaburra.“You’ve got a lot more choices where you can have a couple of acres, you can have a reasonable home and its still in that affordable price point — being anywhere in that to $400,000-500,000 price mark. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“You find that people who are looking for these lifestyle homes in these areas, they’ll be willing to commute into Cairns to be able to have that home outside the city.” Mr Quaid said large blocks on the Tablelands could be bought for about $300,000 while more premium acreage properties were available in the city’s inner suburbs and suburbs to the north.“If you’re willing to spend $800,000 to $1 million there’s lot’s of choices around.“There’s some great homes at Clifton Beach, Trinity Beach, Smithfield and Redlynch that would suit that kind of lifestyle.”last_img read more

Liverpool new signing barred from playing against Sheffield United

first_img Minamino’s £7.25m move from Red Bull Salzburg was confirmed on December 19 ahead of the opening of the January transfer window. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… But even though the forward will officially be a Reds player as of Wednesday, Premier League rules have prevented him from making his debut this week.The rules state:  ‘New players signed on 1-2 January will not be eligible for Matchweek 21.‘But they can be made available for the following Matchweeks as clubs are permitted to make changes to their squad lists throughout the January window.’Despite that disappointment, Klopp will have Minamino available for selection for Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Everton.The Japan international could also make his Premier League debut at Tottenham on Saturday, January 11.The 24-year-old has been widely praised by Klopp ahead of his arrival, with the Reds boss backing him to make an immediate impact.Read Also: Liverpool open talks over £65m deal for Sevilla defender‘He’s already really good,’ he said. Everyone could see when we played Salzburg. But still [there is] potential there to become even better.‘It’s not a competition, it’s just to have different options in different moments and the door is wide open that Taki can come in the team.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool’s new signing Takumi Minamino will officially join the club at midnight but has been blocked from facing Sheffield United on Thursday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Clark Remembered For Building Stronger Community

first_imgFamily and friends are remembering a local woman and her service to Franklin County. Lois E. Clark, of Brookville, passed away Monday at the age of 91.Clark was the marketing director and assistant vice president at FCN Bank for 35 years and later served as executive secretary of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for 12 years.The former Sunday School Teacher at Brookville United Methodist Church also served as a past officer of the Franklin County Historical Society, was a member of the National Honor Society and actively supported the Franklin County 4-H.She was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor an Indiana governor can bestow.In 2008, she was selected by the citizens of Brookville as the Belle of Brookville Bicentennial. Two years later, she received the Humanitarian Award from the Franklin County Community Foundation.The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce stated in an email, “She devoted her life to building a strong community and we are very proud of her accomplishments.”A visitation will be held at Cook-Rosenberger Funeral Home in Brookville from 10-2 p.m. on Thursday.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Franklin County EMS, Franklin County Community Foundation Lois E. Clark Brookville/Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Endowment or Hero Park Gazebo Endowment.last_img read more

High winds expected throughout southeastern Indiana Monday

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Ripley, Franklin, Decatur, Dearborn, Switzerland and Ohio Counties.Forecast models show an advancing cold front will bring high winds to the area through early Monday afternoon. Winds from  15 to 25-miles-per-hour are expected, some gusts up to 40-miles-per-hour could occur.Scattered power line and tree damage is possible. High winds could make driving difficult, especially high-profile vehicles.last_img

Man City make shock move to bring Kompany back from Anderlecht

first_img Kompany has a Masters in Business Administration and, although now coaching, could see his long-term calling away from the pitch. read also:Vincent Kompany raises alarm over top player’s workload One area City are attempting to recruit in is Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager as the Catalan continues to hunt for Mikel Arteta’s successor. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Manchester City have approached Anderlecht player-manager, Vincent Kompany, about a stunning return. Kompany insists there is need to put a cap on the number of matches played by players The Daily Mail says Kompany, who had a mixed first term at the helm, intends to stay in the Belgian capital and that could stretch beyond the initially agreed 2022. City had informally discussed the prospect of the defender moving back to the Etihad Stadium and hope he will be ready to take up a prominent position in the future.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Raymond W. Field

first_imgRaymond Wendell Field, age 86 of Moores Hill, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home.  the son of Floyd and Rose (nee: King) field was born on July 21, 1933 in Alexandria, Kentucky.The US Army veteran married Mae Lonaker on July 25, 1953.  He worked for Interlake Steel as a truck driver for many years.Raymond is survived by his children Kim Field of Frankfurt, KY, Timothy W. Field of Moores Hill, IN and Paula J. Taylor of Williamstown, KY; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and his two sisters, Betty Aiken and Joyce Bittner.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Field and son, Johnny Ray Field.His wishes were to be cremated.  The family will have a graveside service with burial at Short Creek Cemetery in Falmouth, KY.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

McDowell: McIlroy won’t dominate

first_img McIlroy’s two shot-win over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler at Royal Liverpool made him just the third player after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to have won three majors by the age of 25. However, McDowell feels the talented new generation in the game will make it impossible for McIlroy to match Woods at his prime, the former world number one winning seven of his 14 major titles between August 1999 and June 2002. Press Association “I don’t think we’ll ever see the dominance of Tiger Woods in the late ’90s, early 2000s. I don’t think we’re ever going to see that again,” said McDowell who proved his own point as one of 15 different winners of the 16 majors played between 2009 and 2012. “For every Rory there’s an Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia and a Tiger and a Phil (Mickelson). There’s too many good players now. It’s so deep. It’s so strong. Everyone is so good. “I don’t think we’re going to see that dominance again for a while unless somebody comes out who has perfected the imperfectable. I think these guys, the best players in the world, are playing pretty close to as good as you can play, really. This game is hard. “You can’t play much better than Rory is hitting the ball. That’s as good as it gets. Unfortunately you can’t hole every putt, or else you’d be shooting 58 every day. It’s just not happening.” Phil Mickelson, who McIlroy succeeded as Open champion, agreed with McDowell’s assessment, adding: “We used to say there will never be another Nicklaus, and then along came Tiger. You never want to discount the possibility of someone coming along and dominating. “But nobody has really asserted themselves week in and week out the way Tiger did for such a long period of time. We’ll have great performances, like Rory this week. Like (Martin) Kaymer at the US Open and so forth. But it’s very hard to do that week in and week out the way Tiger did. That’s why it was so impressive what he did.” McIlroy’s previous two major wins had both been by eight shots, but McDowell feels his Ryder Cup team-mate could benefit from having to work hard to hold off Garcia’s challenge on the final day at Hoylake. “I think he’s learning all the time,” added McDowell, who finished joint ninth. “Rory gets it done from the fairway, 370 yards down the middle of it. It’s easy to get it done from there. I say it’s easy, I’d like to have a go at it. “Tiger had that capability of getting it done ugly. Perhaps Rory has to prove that he’s got that side to him.” center_img Graeme McDowell was full of admiration for Rory McIlroy’s Open victory on Sunday, but does not believe his fellow Northern Irishman can go on to dominate the game.last_img read more

VA shooting deadliest in U.S. this year

first_imgThe mass shooting in Virginia Beach Friday is the deadliest in the U.S. this year.Authorities say a disgruntled city engineer named DeWayne Craddock walked into a city building Friday afternoon and began shooting indiscriminately on all three floors of the building, killing 12 people and wounding four others.The suspect worked as an engineer in the city’s public utilities department, and was killed in a shootout with police.A .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and several empty ammunition clips were recovered at the scene.Mayor Bobby Dyer called it the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach.Related content:Victims in Virginia Beach mass shooting identifiedlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe Browns will have more salary-cap space in preparation for the start of NFL free agency next week.Kirksey made 54 starts with Cleveland and appeared in 73 games. But the 27-year-old has been slowed by injuries the past two seasons. He sustained a chest injury last year and played in two games.The move with Kirksey is surprising because the team is not expected to re-sign linebacker Joe Schobert.MLB-NATIONALS-SCHERZERScherzer scratched from start The Providence, Rhode Island-based league also announced that it will limit spectators at all other sporting events for the rest of the spring season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SANTA CLARASharks and NHL discuss what to do with San Jose gamesSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Sharks and the NHL are still determining how to proceed with three scheduled games in San Jose, California, this month.Santa Clara County health officials have banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The Sharks and the league say they will abide by the guidelines. The Sharks have games scheduled for March 19, 21 and 29 at the SAP Center in San Jose. The could move those games to a neutral site, postpone them or play without fans in the arena.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSome European soccer games to be played in empty stadiumsMADRID (AP) — All upcoming professional soccer games in Spain and Portugal and others in Germany will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Spanish league says matches in the first and second divisions will be played without fans. The announcement comes after the league was told by the government that a series of preventive measures were being implemented to help contain the spread of the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS-IVY LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS CANCELEDCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Ivy League is canceling its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Ivy League says it will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to regular-season champions Princeton women and Yale men. The move in Spain came a day after Italy said sports events in the country would be suspended until April 3.NBA-SCHEDULELakers host NetsLOS ANGELES (AP) — With wins in their last four games, and 11 of their last 12, the Los Angeles Lakers hope to continue that streak at home tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s the first of three home games for the Lakers this week.The Los Angeles Clippers, meanwhile, play at Golden State — they’ve beaten the Warriors in both meetings so far this season. UNDATED (AP) — The deadline for applying franchise and transition tags to NFL free agents has been moved from Thursday to Monday by the league and the players’ union.The decision comes because the NFL Players Association’s members are still voting on a propsed labor agreement the owners already have approved. That deadline was extended by two days to just before midnight on Saturday.The last time to use the tags at Thursday made little sense. There would be different tag requirements under each collective bargaining agreement.NFL-RAVENS-YANDA RETIRESRavens guard Yanda retires after 13 seasons Racing board finds no use of illegal medications in horse deathsLOS ANGELES (AP) — A report released by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather.The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication.The 77-page report found no evidence of animal welfare violations. The Houston Rockets are trying to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Minnesota. The Rockets had won six in a row before hitting a rough patch. During their winning streak, the Rockets were looking to move up in the Western Conference standings and get one of the top three seeds. But now they’ve tumbled into sixth place in the West and need to find a way to get back on track with five weeks left in the season.After losing four straight at home, the Boston Celtics get back on the road against the Indiana Pacers.Other NBA contests find the Knicks at Washington, the Bulls hosting the Cavaliers, Orlando at Memphis, the Mavericks in San Antonio, and the Trail Blazers hosting Phoenix.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers seek ten in a row PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers, now a point behind Washington in the Metropolitan Division, carry a nine-game winning streak into tonight’s game at home against the Boston Bruins. The Flyers are 25-5-and-4 at home, where 21-year-old goalie Carter Hart has been nearly unbeatable — he has a record of 20-2-and-2 in home games.After losing eight of their last ten, the Pittsburgh Penguins are as close to missing the postseason as they are to first place in the Metropolitan Division, with just a month left in the regular season. They are looking to turn things around tonight in New Jersey against the Devils.In other NHL action, Tampa Bay skates at Toronto, the Canadiens host Nashville, the Red Wings host Carolina, the St. Louis Blues are at home against Florida, the Rangers are at Dallas and the Vancouver Canucks host the New York Islanders.NFL-LABORNFL and players put off deadline for applying tags WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against Miami because of fatigue on his right side.The 35-year-old right-hander said his right side has lagged behind the rest of his body as he attempts to build strength in preparation for the season.Scherzer had made three spring training starts. He expects to pitch Sunday against the Mets and remain on track to start the World Series champions’ opener on March 26 at New York. Nationals manager Dave Martinez has not announced his opening day starter.HORSE RACING-MAXIMUM SECURITYBaffert to train Maximum Security after trainer Servis was indicted on charges of using illegal substances OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons in which he was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and helped Baltimore win the 2012 Super Bowl.The Ravens made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter. Yanda will formally step down during a news conference Wednesday.The 35-year-old Yanda played in 191 games, including playoffs, and has been an anchor on the Ravens offensive line since being picked out of Iowa in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft. He was a first-team AP All-Pro twice and named to the second team four times, including last season.NFL-BROWNS-KIRKSEY RELEASEDCLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey after six seasons. One of team’s leaders, Kirksey was cut after the team couldn’t re-work his contract. March 10, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Owner Gary West is removing all of his horses from Jason Servis’ barn after the trainer was indicted on multiple counts of administering illegal substances and performance-enhancing drugs.That includes last year’s 3-year-old champion Maximum Security.West says the news of Servis’ behavior is extremely disturbing and disappointing. West and his wife, Mary, have sent horses to Servis for the past five years. West says horses will be taken away from Servis as soon as arrangements can be made with other trainers.Maximum Security is being sent to two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert.SANTA ANITA FATALITIES Associated Press Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more