PRI: Companies should disclose footprint of raw-material reserves

first_imgHowever, when drawing up the voluntary disclosure framework, the PRI also urged the task force to acknowledge the need to tailor all frameworks to specific sectors and allow any such frameworks to be flexible.“Preparers need to articulate clearly the links between transition, company strategy and climate-related risks and opportunities,” the PRI added, calling for the use of historical and forward-looking metrics within any such reports.It also called for any proposed standard to apply across all G20 nations and beyond, arguing that a widespread uptake would reflect the “global nature” of investments.For data to be of “high enough quality” for asset owners, third parties should audit disclosures, the PRI said. The TCFD, chaired by Michael Bloomberg, said in a preliminary report last month that it would look at climate-related disclosures for a range of unlisted assets, including real estate and infrastructure.The report said it would examine the role played by institutions, including pension funds, to ensure every area of the credit and investment chain were covered by its recommendations. Extractive companies should disclose the estimated carbon footprint of any unexploited reserves, as well as the asset price used to justify future projects, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has told a task force on climate-related disclosures (TCFD).In a submission to the task-force, convened by the Financial Stability Board, the PRI suggested any climate-related disclosure framework drawn up should consider the international goal of keeping temperature increases below 2° C above pre-industrial averages.The PRI also noted the new information large oil companies would disclose following the ‘Aiming for A’ campaign led by institutional investors.It said that, in addition to some of the disclosures proposed as part of the shareholder resolutions – such as the value of oil reserves under a number of low-carbon scenarios – companies should disclose their break-even price, as well as the prices used during the planning of future projects.last_img read more

Seniors exit Camp Randall in style

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoHow cliche and fitting that on the day set aside to honorthe Badgers playing their final game at home, Wisconsin would hold off a latesurge by No. 12 Michigan thanks to timely contributions from its outgoingsenior class.That was the case Saturday, as Wisconsin built a big leadthanks to senior contributions on offense and held onto it thanks to strongplay from defensive seniors.”The blessings keep coming, and I don’t know when they’regoing to stop, and I hope they don’t,” wide receiver Paul Hubbard said.The outgoing senior class as a whole has been blessed,especially when you look at the most important stat in any sport: wins.With the win Saturday, the senior class won its 39th game,setting a new record for wins as a single class.”It’s just fortunate for us that we’ve been surrounded by somany good players,” senior defensive back Ben Strickland said. “We’re not themost talented class, but we understand what it takes to win and to get the workdone and to push other guys.”Walking off the field for the final time gave Hubbard a mixof emotions.”There’s too many of them,” Hubbard said of his thoughtsafter the game. “I can’t just look into my mind right now and pick one becausethere are so many of them racing through my mind right now. I still don’t knowhow to feel.”Hubbard’s feelings were fairly common among seniorteammates.”I didn’t think it would ever get here,” punter Ken DeBauchesaid of his final home game. “Looking ahead to it, it seemed like it would takeso long, but now looking back, my career here went by so fast.”Hubbard had a huge game in his final time on the field atCamp Randall, catching seven passes for 134 yards.”It was great, not only for me, but for Swan, Randle El, allthose guys who didn’t play,” Hubbard said.Making the Senior Day all the more special for Hubbard wasthat he had a chance to showcase his talents in front of family.”My father was in attendance for the first time since I’vebeen in college. He’s always had to work, so that meant a lot to me, and mymother was there as well,” Hubbard said.Hubbard’s receiving exploits came courtesy of quarterbackTyler Donovan, who threw for 245 yards and one touchdown before leaving late inthe fourth quarter with a hand injury. The senior also ran eight times for 49yards.”He did a great job of scrambling, and one thing he did whenscrambling was look downfield,” tight end Travis Beckum said. “He hit a lot ofopen guys downfield while scrambling, and that’s why he’s here.”Donovan excelled all game eluding pressure. On a second-quarterplay in particular, he spun out of two would-be sacks, raced toward the line ofscrimmage and lofted a nice pass to Beckum for a gain of 24 yards.”That was kind of the name of the game today: Make someplays and keep them on their toes,” Donovan said. “There were some situationswhen they had some things covered up downfield, and we were able to keep thechains moving with guys making plays.”Defensively, senior defensive tackle Nick Hayden played oneof his best games, recording four tackles and half a sack.His biggest play may have come when he knocked down a passfrom Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett on a third down and forced a Michiganpunt.”It’s a big play,” Hayden said. “Someone’s gotta make a play,and it so happened to be me that time. I was just looking to make plays all day,and that play came to me.”Also fitting was that, as Michigan took its final offensivesnaps, it was senior Ben Strickland — who Bielema jokingly predicted would cryduring his final game — who broke up consecutive passes.”Itwas a special day, a special moment and something I’m going to have the rest ofmy life,” Strickland said.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2015

first_imgJerry Hollendorfer69719910%$626,688 Tyler Baze21532343215%$1,818,940 Flavien Prat15624291715%$1,448,072 FANS EAGER TO SEE TRIPLE CROWN KING TOMORROWSTREAKING CATCH A FLIGHT SET FOR GRADE I GOLD CUPSAN ONOFRE SEEKS TO MAKE AMENDS IN TRIPLE BENDSTORMY LUCY SHARP FOR RETURN IN ROYAL HEROINE PRIZE EXHIBIT RETURNS HOME FOR GRADE III SENORITA -30- Rafael Bejarano17943313024%$2,015,396 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Eddie Truman2172433%$287,208 Peter Miller8720181123%$791,124 Mike Smith481010621%$793,816 Gary Stevens3183626%$681,118 STREAKING CATCH A FLIGHT SHARP FOR GOLD CUPRising handicap star Catch a Flight will seek his third straight stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles.With speedsters Moreno and Big Cazanova entered, Catch a Flight should have a favorable pace scenario, although Richard Mandella wasn’t about to spill any pre-race strategy.“He can make the pace if need be,” Mandella said of the 5-year-old Argentine-bred horse, winner of nine races from 15 starts. “In Brazil (where he won six of 10), he ran on the lead all the time.“But since he’s been here, I like that he settles and runs like a professional. I think that’s been helping him develop, so we’re anxious and excited to try the Gold Cup.”The second automatic berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is on the line in the Gold Cup, which will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 5 p.m.The Gold Cup is the third of 10 programs in the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Win and You’re In Series,” all leading to the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Oct. 30-31 on NBC and NBCSN.NBCSN’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Saturday features host Laffit Pincay, III; analysts Randy Moss, Hall of Fame jockey and five-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Jerry Bailey; and reporter Nick Luck. Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier serves as handicapper.The Gold Cup is the second of five televised Breeders’ Cup Classic-qualifying races in the series for potential challengers to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The first “Win and You’re In” qualifier of 2015 was Noble Bird, who won the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 15.All fans attending on-track will get an officially licensed “American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion” T-shirt free with paid admission and Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club membership. (Thoroughbreds Club signups will be available free at all T-shirt distribution locations).First post time Saturday and closing day Sunday, June 28, will be 1 p.m.The field for the Gold Cup, race nine of 10: Batti Man, Fernando Perez, 30-1; Hard Aces, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Poshsky, Flavien Prat, 30-1; Motown Men, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Majestic City, C.C. Lopez, 12-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Big Cazanova, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Moreno, Cornelio Velasquez, 7-2; Catch a Flight, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Lideris, Joe Talamo, 50-1; and Finnegans Wake, Mike Smith, 6-1. Edwin Maldonado9510141511%$441,130 FINISH LINES: Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza participated in a golf tournament at Dana Point Friday morning sponsored by New Era Hats and benefiting Victor’s primary charity, City of Hope. Several retired Los Angeles Dodgers players also participated, according to Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach. Espinoza will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight’s Padres-Diamondbacks game at Petco Park in San Diego, marking the fifth time this year he’s made a Major League mound appearance. Previous pitches were done for the Angels, Dodgers, Mets and Yankees . . . One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Henry Moreno was a welcome sight at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning, visiting from a retirement facility for Senior Citizens in Sierra Madre. The 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War had been confined there since suffering a fall a month ago . . . Deepest condolences to Doug O’Neill and his family on the passing from melanoma of his brother, David, 57, in Honolulu. “He was a big part of our success,” said Dennis O’Neill, himself a cancer survivor. “We’re a very tight family. It’s been a rough week.” Yet another O’Neill brother, Danny, died at 38 of melanoma in 1998 . . . O’Neill held a 21-20 lead over runner-up Peter Miller with three racing days remaining in a battle for training honors that could go down to the wire. O’Neill had horses entered in two races today, while Miller had three. Each has horses entered in four races Saturday and Sunday . . . Neil Drysdale seeks his fifth San Juan Capistrano victory when he sends out Going Somewhere in Santa Anita’s closing-day feature at about 1 ¾ miles on turf Sunday. A 6-year-old Brazilian-bred horse, at even-money on the morning line Going Somewhere looks like the lone speed and could lead his six rivals on a merry chase throughout under Mike Smith . . . Bolo, prepping for the $1,250,000 Belmont Derby Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf July 4, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday in 1:12.40 for Carla Gaines . . . Jockey David Flores took off his three mounts Friday to be with his ailing mother in Mexico . . . Charles Whittingham winner Ashleyluvssugar runs in the United Nations at Monmouth July 5, trainer Peter Eurton said. Gary Stevens rides. Fernando Perez13324211218%$919,280 BLOOM, BALTAS EYE UPSET WITH MAJESTIC CITYOwner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable LLC and trainer Richard Baltas are optimistic about Majestic City’s chances in Saturday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita.The 6-year-old City Zip horse is one-for-one under Baltas, who sent him out for a front-running two length victory on a sloppy track in the Lone Star Park Handicap May 25.“Jeff gave me the horse to train and we won first out at Lone star,” said Baltas, enjoying a solid Santa Anita Spring Meet with 17 wins, tying him with Phil D’Amato. “The horse is coming up to the race perfect. He’s got speed, but there’s a lot of speed in the race and he’s going to sit off of it. He’ll be up there close.“Moreno is the horse to beat. He’s the only consistent Grade I horse. Catch a Flight fits well, too, and Finnegans Wake has been running on grass. The others are all taking shots.”Added former jockey Bloom: “He’s never been a mile and a quarter, but he’sone of these horses that just grinds it out. The horse doesn’t have that huge burst of acceleration, but he keeps coming after them, so it will be interesting to see.”HEADLEYS HOPE SAN ONOFRE GOES NUCLEARSan Onofre is nothing if not consistent. The 5-year-old Surf Cat gelding has never been worse than second in eight career starts, winning four, but not since Feb. 20 last year.The speedy California-bred bay seeks his first stakes win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at seven furlongs. Favored in every start but his first, he has finished a gut-wrenching second in his last three races, all stakes, beaten less than a length each time.“I hope our luck changes,” said Karen Headley, who trains the horse bred by her father, trainer Bruce, and owned by her mother, Aase, who campaigns as Matson Racing.“He shouldn’t have gotten beat last time. I’m really proud of how consistent he’s been since bringing him back. He grabbed a quarter after his first race (Dec. 31, 2012) and I didn’t want to get him ready for Del Mar when it still had the Polytrack, so I turned him out in my back yard and let him heal and mature.“I wanted to make sure that when he did come back, he was ready, because this is what we were aiming for. He ran a helluva race last time.”The field for Triple Bend, which goes as race seven: Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; San Onofre, Alex Solis, 3-1; Appealing Tale, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Sahara Sky, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Masochistic, Tyler Baze, 9-5; Wild Dude, Flavien Prat, 9-2; and Holy Lute, Mike Smith, 10-1. Mike Puype66913714%$514,260 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo15124152816%$1,049,948center_img Felipe Valdez99815108%$369,240 Victor Espinoza43117826%$774,014 Martin Garcia52971017%$387,730 Richard Baltas63179527%$893,178 Tiago Pereira761214716%$522,920 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Doug O’Neill10221181221%$953,168 Santiago Gonzalez10711161310%$480,024 Mario Gutierrez56105918%$478,608 STORMY LUCY RETURNS IN GRADE II ROYAL HEROINE             Stormy Lucy makes her first start in 10 months when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at one mile on turf.Ed Moger Jr. says she’s ready. A longtime presence in California, mainly in the Bay Area, the 59-year trainer said the 6-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare merely needed some R&R after her fourth-place finish in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar last Sept. 1. She won the Grade III Santa Barbara at Santa Anita last April.“She’s a good horse,” Moger said. “She was tired; we had to give her some time off, but she’s training really well.“Right now I’ve got about 50 horses in training. Southern California is a tough circuit, but I do pretty good up north.”The field for the Royal Heroine: Blingismything, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Stormy Lucy, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Birdlover, Mike Smith, 4-1; Famous Alice, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Fanticola, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Queen of the Sand, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Alexis Tangier, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; and One More, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1.Supplemental nominee Mangita was scratched.PRIZE EXHIBIT HOPES TO REBOUND IN SENORITAPrize Exhibit ran an even fifth and last throughout in the Penn Oaks at Penn National in Pennsylvania on May 30, disappointing trainer Jim Cassidy, who hopes the English-bred daughter of Showcasing can rebound in Saturday’s Grade III Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.“There was no pace and we got back too far,” Cassidy said of the Grantville (Pa.), gaffe. “She ran pretty good coming to them, but she had too much to do. She’s on the outside Saturday (nine in a field of nine), but she wants to come from out of it anyway.”The field for the Senorita: Rattataptap, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Lutine Belle, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 5-2; Mio Me, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; Screaming Skylar, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Miss Double D’oro, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Avenge, Flavien Prat, 4-1: and Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1. John Sadler7013101219%$843,264 Drayden Van Dyke12416161213%$704,622 Richard Mandella471213426%$892,860 (Current Through Thursday, June 25) Philip D’Amato601710728%$965,550 L.A. ANGELS IMPRESSED WITH AMERICAN PHAROAH American Pharoah has brought racing into the mainstream. Three weeks after hecaptured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, his pictures still appeared in Sports Illustrated’s June 29 editions.Bob Baffert, the most recognizable trainer on the planet with his signature snow white hair, was getting Rock Star treatment in restaurants and fast food joints.And on Saturday, American Pharoah will make an eagerly anticipated public appearance at Santa Anita, his home track, after the seventh race.“There are a lot of fans coming tomorrow,” Baffert said after watching Pharoah gallop at Santa Anita Friday morning. “I went to pick up some dinner last night at an Italian restaurant and there was this older couple there and they were all excited and said they can’t wait to come out tomorrow to see him, so it’s pretty neat.“There were a lot more people watching the Triple Crown than I thought, but you don’t hear about it. I get recognized everywhere I go now, even Chipotle’s.“But I haven’t tried Burger King yet.”A front office entourage from the Los Angeles Angels that also included Angels Vice President of Communications Tim Mead, right-handed pitcher Cam Bedrosian, third baseman Kyle Kubitza and bullpen coach Steve Soliz, visited Pharoah at his barn Friday morning.“It’s pretty cool to get to meet American Pharoah,” Bedrosian said. “How many times do you get the chance to meet the Triple Crown winner? Getting the invitation to come here is pretty incredible. I watched all three races in the Triple Crown. I grew up on a horse farm, so I’ve been around them my whole life you could say, so I like watching racing.“American Pharoah seems huge! He’s a lot bigger than the horses I grew up with. That’s a beautiful horse and they take really good care of him; that you can see.”(Bedrosian, Kubitza, Soliz and company can be found in uniform approximately 40 miles southeast of The Great Race Place at Angel Stadium tonight for a 7:05 p.m. engagement with the Seattle Mariners). Bob Baffert3273622%$349,600last_img read more

Jimmie Johnson’s title reign ends with wreck in Phoenix

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Jazz center Rudy Gobert out 4 weeks with leg injury QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Johnson came to Phoenix last among the eight title contenders, 51 points out of mathematically qualifying. Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick already locked into next weekend’s championship finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving Johnson among five drivers fighting for one spot.A four-time winner at Phoenix, Johnson started 12th and earned a point by finishing eighth in the first stage. He was running 11th when his right front tired blew right before the caution at the end of the race’s second stage.Johnson drove the car straight to the garage, his day and championship hopes over.“I didn’t know it was coming,” Johnson said. “Clearly just got the brakes too hot and popped that tire with like a lap to go or two laps to go before the stage was up. We weren’t leading, we were having a decent day, but we were going to need a great day today. I wish we were still out on track to still have a shot for it.”Now Johnson is left with trying to win at Homestead next week and spend the offseason trying to figure out what went wrong during his title defense.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Chase Elliott, left, and Jimmie Johnson talk inside the garage area before practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. Both drivers are looking to fill the final spot for the Championship 4. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.Needing a win at Phoenix to make the final four in next weekend’s championship finale, Johnson saw his hopes crumple with a blown tire that sent his No. 48 Chevrolet into the wall with one lap remaining in the second stage Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The crash eliminated the reigning and seven-time NASCAR champion from title contention.“I’m disappointed for sure,” Johnson said. “The last couple of months we’ve been staying alive and at this stage with the Round of 8 and then the Round of 4, you can’t just stay alive. You’ve got to be hitting on all cylinders and we just haven’t been there, unfortunately.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s been a rough ride for Johnson since matching Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with his seventh title a year ago.Johnson won three races this year, but those came during the first third of the season. He hasn’t won since Dover in June and has one top-five finish the last 21 races. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

a month agoJofre Mateu says former Barcelona teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returning

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jofre Mateu says former Barcelona teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returningby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona player Jofre Mateu says former teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returning to the club.The ex-Barcelona captain was expected to take up the sporting director job offered to him by President Josep Maria Bartomeu.”Although he [Puyol] has been thinking about it,” Jofre, a former Barcelona player himself said on Que t’hi jugues!”Right now I can tell you that he will not be a sporting director.”I’m 99 percent sure Puyol won’t take the position. He has other plans.” last_img read more

10 days agoChelsea winger Pulisic admits feeling American pressure

first_imgChelsea winger Pulisic admits feeling American pressureby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic admits he’s feeling the pressure of being a top American player in Europe.The 21-year-old arrived from Borussia Dortmund this surrounded by much fanfare.But he has struggled to find consistency in his game under Frank Lampard.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said: “It makes you feel really good at the beginning to be honest, you feel great, you see all these things, people talking about you on social media; ‘wow this kid is great, he’s special, he’s playing, he’s scoring goals at 17 or 18 years old for his national team, he’s playing for Dortmund in Europe’.”You feel really great and then it’s more just pressure you feel like all the stuff is kind of hitting you, and you start being expected to do all of these things.”This generation can be tough, for young players especially, having people talk about you, having constant pressure on your back.”Especially as Americans, we haven’t had a lot of top international talents throughout our years. If you’re not able to tune it out then it can be a weight on your shoulders.”I think there are obstacles, I think not a lot of American players have really proved themselves in Europe and I think when you’re an American player and you’re trying to prove yourself amongst all these European guys or international guys that are top players who have played in these big competitions, not a whole lot of Americans have been there, it can be tough.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Cincinnati Star Kenyon Martin Posts “Xavier Sucks” Graphic Ahead Of Tonight’s Rivalry Game

first_imgCincinnati's mascot standing on a board being held by cheerleaders.CINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 04: The Cincinnati Bearcats mascot performs during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Fifth Third Arena on February 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Before NBA star Kenyon Martin was lighting it up in the professional ranks, he played his collegiate ball at Cincinnati, leading the Bearcats to the nation’s No. 1 ranking for 12 weeks in 1999-2000. Naturally, that means that he isn’t a huge fan of the team’s major rival, Xavier.But just how much does he dislike the Musketeers? Martin posted the below graphic just hours before the two teams tip off in Cincinnati.It’s going down tonight. #bearcatnationstandup. UC Basketball where greatness happens. #letsgoA photo posted by Straightjacketcrazy. (@kenyonmartinsr) on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:14am PST Both Xavier and Cincinnati could use a win tonight to bolster their NCAA Tournament resumes. It should be another fantastic game between these two.last_img read more

Addiction support discussed at the Community Couch Conversation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was an evening full of emotion, compassion and understanding on Thursday at the Lido for the FSJ Community Couch Conversation.Collaboratively hosted by Healthy FSJ and the Fort  St. John Community Action Team, the Opioid Dialogues was co-hosted by Julianne Kucheran and Edwina Nearhood.Mayor Lori Ackerman gave an emotional dedication to the event in honour of those who are affected by drug addictions. Ackerman lost her brother to substance use. Afterwards, personal stories of addiction were shared by those who have been touched by drugs and addiction.Each guest stated that there is no shame in addictions and that it can happen to anyone no matter your background.In a statement from Healthy FSJ, the goal of Community Couch Conversation is to foster a supportive evening, where the community comes together to learn, listen and think about how we can be there for one another to build a healthy and resilient community in the face of the opioid crisis. Six health professionals, who specialize in drug use and addictions were part of the opioid panel.The main message conveyed by the panel is that community support is key when dealing with addictions.“Those who suffer from addictions within Fort St. John are a part of your family and that the community must come together and work as one”, said Amanda Trotter executive director for the Women’s Resource Society.The panel agreed that more resources need to be made available for substance users in Fort St. John.“There is a disparity for those who receive help and treatment. The poor suffer. You’re very lucky if you are able to afford it”, said Connie Greyeyes of the Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services Society.The panel concluded that there is more work to be done and the discussions must continue.last_img read more

Klopp not available right now for Germany

first_imgBut the Liverpool coach would “think about it” one day if the Nationalmannschaft needs him one day and he’s availableFor Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp being concentrated and focused is something he’s proud of.And asked today if he would ever manage the Germany National Team, The Reds boss was quick to replay.“If I am asked one day and I am available then I would think about it,” he told Welt am Sonntag in his native country.Reported by Goal.com, the German manager is focused on only one thing right now.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But am I thinking about it right now, in my current situation when I am tied to Liverpool for the next four years and because Germany has just played a bad World Cup? No,” he said.“I’m not available,” he promptly added.Germany had their worst FIFA World Cup participation this summer, having failed to qualify from the Group Stage into the Round of 16.But both Germany’s coach Joachim Löw and Klopp, have a four-year contract with their teams.last_img read more

Warnock Rondon was the difference today

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock believes the quality of Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon was the difference as his side lost 3-0 at St James Park.Cardiff City succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday. Fabian Schar scored a brace and Ayoze Perez grabbed the third goal in stoppage time to condemn Cardiff to their third defeat in four games.Despite not finding the back of the net, Salomon Rondon played a crucial part to Newcastle’s win, including providing an assist for Perez’s goal.Warnock has been an admirer of Rondon and had admitted wanting to sign him in the summer, but ultimately failed as he moved to Newcastle instead.“I thought Rondon was the difference today. He led the line really well,” Warnock told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game. I couldn’t see them breaking through until the first goal which was poor from our point of view.“We started the second half well and were dangerous and then conceded the second that killed us. We didn’t have anything drop for us and they were better than us in the final third.“Nine of the lads that played today were in the Championship last year. While we are disappointed it is not the end of the world. We looked a half decent side. I didn’t think in the last third we did enough.“There was some great defending but we could have picked a better pass out at times in the second half.”last_img read more