Investor group targets planned GE coal plant in Kenya FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Thomson Reuters Foundation:A group of investors in U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE) has publicly opposed its plans to buy a stake in a Kenyan coal-fired plant, claiming the project would damage the environment and undermine efforts to fight global warming.In a public letter to GE, nearly five dozen institutional and individual shareholders called on the company to reverse course on its intentions to purchase a 20 percent stake in a planned 1,000-megawatt coal plant on Kenya’s Lamu island.The move follows years of controversy over the Kenyan government’s plans to build East Africa’s first coal-fired power plant on Lamu, a United Nations World Heritage site. The project has divided communities, and environmentalists fear the plant will destroy the marine environment of the region, a tourist destination that is one of the best-preserved Swahili settlements.It was unclear how much GE stock the letter’s signatories hold. The information was not included in the missive, and their spokeswoman said she did not have the data. GE did not immediately answer an emailed request for comments.Among those signing the letter was the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, an association of more than 70 United Kingdom-based public sector pension funds with about $300 billion in assets under management. Also signing were several religious groups.GE signed an agreement in May to design and help build the plant along with Amu Power, a consortium contracted with delivering the $2 billion project. With the deal, GE, through its affiliates, also will acquire a stake in Amu.More: Investor group opposes General Electric plans for Kenyan power plant
February 12, 2020 TEAM LEADERS: Tyler Hooker is putting up 13.3 points and four rebounds to lead the way for the Owls. Bryson Lockley has paired with Hooker and is accounting for 7.9 points and five rebounds per game. The Eagles have been led by Caleb Catto, who is averaging 12.2 points and four rebounds.CLAMPING DOWN: The Eagles have given up just 64 points per game to Atlantic Sun opponents thus far, an improvement from the 71 per game they gave up in non-conference play.CLUTCH CALEB: Catto has connected on 34.5 percent of the 142 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 35 over the last five games. He’s also converted 80.4 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Florida Gulf Coast is 0-14 when scoring fewer than 62 points and 7-5 when scoring at least 62.COLD SPELL: Kennesaw State has lost its last six home games, scoring an average of 61.5 points while giving up 74.8.DID YOU KNOW: Florida Gulf Coast is ranked second among Atlantic Sun teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 29.1 percent. The Eagles have averaged 10.2 offensive boards per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFlorida Gulf Coast (7-19, 4-7) vs. Kennesaw State (1-22, 0-10)KSU Convocation Center, Kennesaw, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Florida Gulf Coast looks for its seventh straight win over Kennesaw State at KSU Convocation Center. Kennesaw State’s last win at home against the Eagles came on Jan. 30, 2010. Associated Press FGCU looks for road win vs Kennesaw St. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Shekeema Cunnigham Jamaica’s Shekeema Cunningham won two gold medals at the 2017 International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Athens, Greece.Cunningham, who missed out on a spot in the team last year after not meeting the minimum training requirements, won gold in both points and continuous sparring.Cunningham went into the tournament in good form, having won two gold medals at the World Taekwondo Federation last month.Jamaica’s four-member team won four gold, three silver and a bronze medal at the tournament.
A fundraising initiative has been launched to help a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at just TEN weeks old.The family of baby Caolan Melaugh were given the devastating prognosis from medics that their little boy was fighting a highly aggressive form of childhood cancer. Caolan is the son of well-known Curragh Athletic soccer player Gerard and his wife Stacey.A massive fundraising drive is underway in the Finn Valley area and beyond to try and provide Caolan with the treatment he needs to give him the best chance of beating this cruel disease.Among the events this week are cake sales, wash and blow drys at Farahs in Ballybofey and a dance with David Craig in Castlefin.Down the line Gerards army colleagues are running a fight night amongst other things.Links to whats on and how you can contribute can be got here Advertisement http://www.gofundme.com/caolanmelaughhttp://www.caolanmelaughfund.com/https://www.facebook.com/caolanmelaugh?fref=tsAnything you could do to help would be very much appreciated.FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED FOR BRAVE LITTLE BATTLER CAOLAN MELAUGH was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Baby Caolan MelaughcancerFeaturesFundraising initiativeHome-page NewsTen weeks-old