ATP blacklists companies for links to cluster bombs, mines

first_imgIt also added Russian manufacturer Motovilikha Plants JSC, Chinese firm Norinco and South Korean weapons and machine tools maker S&T Dynamics to the list.According to details on ATP’s exclusion list, S&T Dynamics is being excluded because of anti-personnel mine manufacture, whereas the other six corporates were added because of cluster bombs.The exclusion list now contains 28 companies.Cluster bombs work by ejecting smaller bombs over a wide area mid-flight and because of this are said to be dangerous for civilians – both during attacks and for a long time afterwards, as many remain unexploded for some time.Their use is prohibited by countries that have ratified the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.According to Dutch peace campaign group PAX, cluster bombs have been used in the past decade in Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Georgia, Cambodia, Libya, South Sudan, Ukraine and Syria — where they are still being used. Denmark’s DKK700bn (€66.6bn) labour-market supplementary pension fund ATP has added seven stocks to the list of companies it will not invest in on social responsibility grounds, with most of the newly blacklisted firms found to be involved in making cluster bombs.ATP said it added the seven companies to its exclusion list even though the pension fund did not actually invest in them.“The companies are either directly or indirectly involved in the production of weapons that contravene conventions,” it said.ATP said it was blacklisting Romanian military aerospace technology manufacturer Aeroteh, Israeli weapons and auto components manufacturer Ashot Ashkelon, China Aerospace International Holdings – the Hong Kong subsidiary of China’s main satellite developer China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – and China Spacesat.last_img read more

Five homes for the cost of one

first_imgThe 14m by 14m barn can be converted for rustic country-style wedding parties.A further possibility, given the already-available accommodation offering, was to play host to country weddings. The property has a small chapel by the water and a large 14m by 14m barn that could be converted for wedding receptions.Then there are the fenced paddocks that could be rented out to farmers for large animal agistment. Income stream 4: The 5.43 hectare site could also allow for large animal agistment. MORE: Bargain: ‘Buy it before the bank does’ MORE: Darren Palmer reveals the colour of 2019 and design trends MORE: Misled Compound with motocross track hits the market MORE: Karmichael Hunt lists Brisbane home Income stream 2: Pursuing up to RV sites for short stay tourism. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIt has a massive 1 hectare dam which was currently used for irrigation and lake-style “water activities and relaxation”.Another income stream has been explored with preliminary approval for 50 recreational vehicle (RV) sites to capitalise on short stay tourism in the region. Income stream 3: The owners have considered using the tiny chapel “Our Lady of the Lake” for small private weddings.center_img The large site from the air.Or if you really don’t want to side hustle yet, the property was “perfect” for joint occupancy with extended family members, he said, with more than enough land to also have “cows, chooks and gardens”. The main house has two bedrooms, with each of the three one-bedroom cottages offered furnished and the property also has a separate one bedroom unit that was “currently used by overseas owners during home visits”.The cottages were currently fetching an average $220 a week in rental, according to Mr Dwyer, with the main home averaging $370. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 320-342 Neptune Street, Maryborough, is a sprawling 5.43 ha property with multiple possible sources of income. This home is a masterclass in how to side hustle like a champion — with a main house, three cottages, council approval to build more, and four possible streams of income.The sprawling 5.43 hectare property at 20-342 Neptune Street, Maryborough, currently has six bedrooms spread across five homes with six bathrooms and parking for seven vehicles.Agent Nigel Dwyer of Sprake Real Estate Maryborough listed it at $695,000, describing it as one that could have “income to support your retirement or tree change lifestyle”.“Occupy the main residence and improve the property further to prosper or just enjoy the simple lifestyle it presents currently with the bonus of a secure passive income received with rental of the three cottages and main residence.” Income stream one: The cottages are rented out at around $220 a week.last_img read more

We are more interested in protecting late Promise’s family – NFF

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Nigeria Football Federation says it has refrained from responding to the cacophony of falsehood and misrepresentation over its absence or otherwise at the final funeral rites of former Nigerian international, Isaac Promise, because it was most concerned with the safety and well-being of his immediate family. NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, reiterated on Friday that the Federation has always, is presently and will always show concern on issues that affect Nigerian players (active, retired or departed), and has without recourse to noise and grandstanding done its part for the immediate family of Promise. Olajire said: “The NFF has been in regular contact with, and has offered support to late Isaac Promise’s wife and children. When the player died in the United States of America, the NFF immediately contacted the club and we were assured of the responsibilities of the club, which included flying his remains to Nigeria. “However, some of his siblings outrightly expected the NFF to foot the entire bill of his burial, which we told them was not possible. The NFF offered to foot part of the bill for the burial but from that moment, they were not happy with the Federation.” Olajire disclosed that the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, was also in contact with the Chairman of Imo State Sports Commission, Fan Ndubuoke, and the Chairman of the Imo State Football Association, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam, to help make peace in the late player’s family as the siblings were at daggers drawn with his wife and children. He said: “We know what we have done and still ready to do for the immediate family without joining in the debate going on in sections of the media. “The NFF President has approved a sum of money to be paid to the immediate family and that money will be sent to his wife in the next few days.” On her part, Promise’s wife has commended the NFF for its efforts since the passing on of her husband, who captained the Nigeria U20 team to runner-up position at the FIFA U20 World Cup in The Netherlands in 2005, and was also a key member of the U23 team that won silver medal in the Men’s Football Tournament of the 2008 Olympics in China. Kate Promise expressed surprise at the negative stories in sections of the media, while confirming that the NFF President indeed mandated Ndubuoke and Uchegbulam to broker peace between her and her in-laws.Tags: Ademola OlajireCacophonyIsaac PromiseNFFlast_img read more

FB : Syracuse unable to stop running quarterback for 2nd straight week; Chew’s streak snapped

first_imgSyracuse’s defense had no answer for B.J. Daniels.The Orange felt it was ready for the South Florida quarterback going into the game. It had success against Daniels in a win last year, limiting the dual-threat signal-caller to 123 total yards and forcing him to throw two interceptions.But this time around did not go as planned for SU.‘We knew that B.J. was a truly gifted guy who could do it with his arms or his legs and could throw the ball,’ free safety Phillip Thomas said. ‘We prepared pretty well for it. Things didn’t come out the way it was supposed to be.’Daniels beat the Orange with his arm and his legs Friday, amassing 371 total yards in USF’s 37-17 romp in the Carrier Dome. For the second straight week, SU failed to contain a running quarterback as Daniels ran 21 times for a team-leading 117 yards. And the senior’s success came without the Bulls’ leading rusher or receiver on the field due to injuries.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I thought B.J. Daniels played arguably one of his best games since he has played here,’ USF head coach Skip Holtz said. ‘He stood in the pocket and made some key throws on third down in the second half. He utilized his feet when he needed to. He made some plays.’Connecticut had great success using a read-option offense with quarterback Scott McCummings and running back Lyle McCombs last weekend against the Orange. The Huskies picked up 198 yards on the ground in a 28-21 win over SU.South Florida used the same formula Friday to gash the Orange for 236 yards rushing, and Daniels was at the heart of that attack.On USF’s second play, the Bulls went to the zone read for the first time, where the quarterback has the option of giving the ball to his running back or keeping it himself. Daniels faked the handoff to Demetrius Murray around the left end and took it up the middle through a huge hole. The play could have gone for a huge gain, but Daniels tripped himself up and fell untouched after a 7-yard pickup.‘He’s a good quarterback,’ SU middle linebacker Marquis Spruill said. ‘He played the zone read very well. … He just got the better of us.’But it was more than just Daniels’ athleticism that SU struggled to defend. Daniels also went 23-of-34 for 254 yards in the game. He completed passes to 11 different receivers, did not throw an interception and was not sacked in the game.And it was Daniels who really put the game away in the fourth quarter.After SU wide receiver Alec Lemon dropped a fourth-down pass in the end zone, the Bulls quarterback led his team on a scoring drive to put the game out of reach.South Florida led 23-10 with just less than 10 minutes left and took over on its own 17. Daniels started the drive with a zone-read keep up the middle for a 9-yard gain. Three plays later, he bounced another run down the left sideline for a 30-yard pickup to the SU 22.Daniels ran for 46 yards on the drive and threw for 22 more before Murray capped it off with a 2-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 30-10.‘B.J. Daniels played an excellent football game,’ Holtz said. ‘He has really matured as a quarterback. He is not just an athlete that plays quarterback. He has truly become an athletic quarterback who can stand in the pocket.’Chew’s consecutive catch streak endsThough Syracuse’s receivers struggled with drops throughout the loss to USF, one of its starters watched from the sideline.Van Chew had one pass thrown his way in the first quarter and that was it for the senior wideout. Chew made a catch in 22 straight games entering Friday’s contest, but he left the game with an undisclosed injury after just the one target.Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib threw his first pass of the game for Chew. Nassib faked a handoff and went deep downfield, but the ball was overthrown and Bulls cornerback Kayvon Webster almost came up with the pick.There was no contact between Chew and Webster on the play, and it did not appear the receiver got hurt, but he was not involved in the offense the rest of the game.SU head coach Doug Marrone said Chew’s disappearance was not performance-related.‘He got hurt today,’ Marrone said. ‘He was banged up.’ Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more