“K” Line Selected as Index Component by Dow Jones/RobecoSAM

first_imgKawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has been selected again as an Asia Pacific Index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the leading global indices for ESG investing (*), for the 9th consecutive year since 2011. *ESG investing describes an investment strategy which takes account of enterprises’ social, ethical and environmental aspects as well as financial performance. Author: Baibhav Mishra We have raised ESG as one of the important initiatives in our medium-term management plan. We will continue striving to fulfill our social responsibility through our business activities and contribute to sustainable progress of the society.center_img Sea News, September 19 DJSI, jointly operated by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland, measures the performance of companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria, through a corporate sustainability assessment, and only includes companies with remarkable performance. Among those indices, Asia Pacific Index selects 148 companies in the Asia-Pacific developed region (including 76 Japanese companies) as components, as a result of sustainability assessment of 600 largest companies in the region. Launched in 1999, DSJI is one of the first global sustainability benchmarks for investors which integrate sustainability consideration into their portfolios.last_img read more

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid FREE (9pm): Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for the La Liga clash

first_img Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk BARCELONA welcome Atletico Madrid to the Camp Nou this evening for a crunch clash at the top of La Liga.Barca are currently sitting two points behind leaders Real Madrid but Los Bloncos have the better head-to-head record so the gap becomes harder to close.Barcelona need the extra points after drawing at the weekendCredit: Getty Images – GettyBarca cannot afford any slip ups with six games left in the competition whilst facing a tough Atletico side.Atletico have won four of their last five games and have only had one draw since the restart began.Marcos Llorente of Atletico de Madrid controls the ball during the Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Valladolid CFCredit: Alejandro Rios/DeFodi Images via Getty Images When is Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid?Camp Nou is hosting the La Liga blockbuster.The game is due to kick off at 9pm BST, coverage begins at 8pm BST.When the sides met previously Lionel Messi scored a superb solo goal in the 86th minute, giving Barca the win.Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?La Liga TV will be airing the game and for Sky customers it’ll be free for the rest of JuneSky customers need to go to Channel 435 on SkyTo get access to all the games, Sky UK customers should visit premiersports.com and register with the promo code BACKTOWIN.Non-Sky customers can also sign up using the same code.What is the team news?Catalan giants Barca are going to be without Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie De Jong, however Sergio Busquets is due to return after missing the Catalan giants weekend draw with Celta Vigo.Busquets had to sit out the stalemate after being suspended for the game.Atletico are without defenders Mario Hermoso and Sime Vrsaljko because of injuries.Stefan Savic and Koke are both suspended for the match.Match oddsBarca to win – 4/5Draw – 5/2Atletico to win – 17/5Both teams to score  – 5/6Messi to net 2 or more goals – 6/1*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

Fury over road plan

first_imgBy Jade LawtonAbout 150 residents packed the Officer Public Hall on Wednesday night to hear more about the proposed highway…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Role reversal in

first_img6 May 2 2003The title of the latest SA movie to hit the screen, Hijack Stories, conjures up images of another predictably negative township story about criminals hijacking cars in the absence of anything else to do in Soweto. But there’s a lot more to the film.Indeed, there are scary moments in this local film about a budding young actor from a wealthy suburb of Rosebank (played by Tony Kgoroge) who desperately needs to land a lead role in a movie about a Soweto gangster. In order to play the role, however, he must of necessity experience the ways of real criminals. This takes him back to his roots, Soweto, in search of his true identity.At the risk of letting slip of the plot, there is a fascinating change of fortune in the movie when the criminal becomes an actor, and the actor becomes the criminal. But I will tell the story only thus far.Hijack Stories is directed by Oliver Schmitz, his second movie after the hit Mapantsula, in which he also explores criminal life. In Hijack Stories, Schmitz attains the almost-impossible – making the criminal look good. There will be few in the audience who do not like Zama by the end of the movie.Rapulana Seiphemo skilfully plays the role of Zama, whose cruel gaze is enough to scare the whole township. Surprisingly, however, Zama does not kill even a fly, at least not directly. And therein lies the strength of the film: it does not glorify criminality, nor does it attempt to moralise to the rest of the country about it.The sterling performance by Kgoroge as Sox, the actor who goes to Soweto in search of his identity, is something to behold. And the miniature Percy Matsemela is hilarious as a “Michael Schumacher of Soweto”, to use his own words, as he races through Johannesburg away from the chasing cops, whereas Moshidi Motshegwa fits like a glove into the role of Grace, a dope-smoking, idle township girl.Watch this movie for its excellent acting, its intensity of emotion, as well as for its wonderfully crafted script by Lesego Rampolokeng.The movie provides a more contemporary evocation of township life, but runs the risk of reinforcing the stereotype of Soweto as a den of criminal activity. Township characters in the movie are mostly career criminals whose lives revolve around drink, sex and crime.Released this week, the film was shot entirely on location in and around Johannesburg. It is showing now at Ster Kinekor cinemas at The Zone in Rosebank, Eastgate Mall and Southgate Mall.Source: City of Johannesburg websitelast_img read more

Coke to give schools safe water

first_imgThousands of youngsters will leadhealthier lives through the Waterfor Schools initiative.(Image: Coca-Cola) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sammy MohlaoliCoca-Cola SA snr communications manager+27 11 644 0528 or +27 79 525 6934RELATED ARTICLES• Fifa trophy on the home stretch• World Cup fever spreads abroad• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• BBC spends big bucks on SA studioJanine ErasmusGlobal beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola is involved in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a big way with a number of initiatives that will leave a lasting impression on communities.More important than the tournament itself, the company is to leave a lasting legacy in South Africa by improving access to drinking water and sanitation facilities for school children around the country, as well as the areas in which they live.The project, known as Water for Schools, falls under the umbrella of the Coca-Cola Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain), a six-year programme launched in early 2009 to provide safe drinking water to thousands of communities across the continent.Coca-Cola is funding the initiative to the tune of US$30-million (R223-million).The quality of life of at least 2-million people is expected to improve, and the company too will reap benefits because, in the words of Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, “our business needs strong, healthy communities to grow and be sustainable”.Kent added that the world’s biggest beverage company has made it a priority to help African communities tackle the day-to-day challenges facing them, especially in terms of access to safe water.Wise use of waterWater for Schools is due to roll out in 100 South African schools by the end of the year. As part of the project Coca-Cola is encouraging all South Africans to use water wisely and implementing customised water stewardship programmes at a community level.Whether the requirement is for better ablution facilities, new boreholes, or equipment to harvest rainwater, the company will fulfil the needs of an area once it has established what they are.“School water projects have been among the most effective approaches to improving young people’s lives, which has a positive multiplier effect across communities,” said William Asiko, president of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, which oversees the company’s social responsibility initiatives on the continent.The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 300-million Africans struggle to find potable water on a daily basis. Deadly waterborne diseases proliferate in unsafe water, killing thousands. The WHO estimated that at any time, half of the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from diseases related to poor sanitation and unclean drinking water.Furthermore, in the years leading up to 2015 – the target for implementation of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – an additional 47-million Africans will be added to the already long list of those without access to clean water. This means that the continent is not likely to meet the MDG deadline.World Cup trophy in SAAs a long-standing Fifa partner, Coca-Cola is also taking the World Cup trophy on a tour of the host country. By the time it arrives in Johannesburg on 5 May, Fifa and Coca-Cola will have taken it to 83 countries around the world, including every African nation.The trophy left Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2009 and is now on the last leg of its 139 000km global tour. The company has described the response by Africans in particular as “incredible”, and soon it will be South Africa’s turn, with excited fans in towns, cities, villages and townships around the country getting the chance to pose beside the solid gold bounty.For many, it will be the closest they get to the World Cup.“From 5 May we are going to go around the country, with the trophy, and invite South Africans to come out and join us in celebration,” said Coca-Cola South Africa’s marketing manager Zayd Abrahams. “They can sing with us; dance with us; and kick the ball with us.”From Pretoria the trophy travels down to the Western Cape, where the tour officially begins on 7 May. Making its way across the country, it will visit the Eastern Cape; KwaZulu-Natal; Free State; Northern Cape; North West; Mpumalanga; and Limpopo provinces before it heads for its final destination in Johannesburg, Gauteng.Download a PDF of the trophy’s global route (79KB).last_img read more

Telkom speeds up South Africa’s ADSL

first_img7 November 2013Telkom, South Africa’s main fixed line operator, is doubling broadband ADSL connection speeds for existing consumer and business customers, following its recently announced ADSL speed increases for the country’s internet service providers.The increased speeds will allow for improved video streaming, online gaming and video conferencing by reducing buffering and delays.Manelisa Mavuso, Telkom’s managing director of consumer services and retail, said in a statement announcing the latest speed increase last week: “Effectively, we are doubling the entry-level DSL speeds in the market.“This follows the evolution of capped services to SoftCap [access only to essential internet-based services after the customer’s cap has been reached], promotions on social media, gaming and movie packages, and differentiation of business and home usage products,” Mavuso said. “Customers currently on the SoftCap package will benefit from a double speed upgrade at no extra cost.“Telkom Internet is revising its data usage offers, especially on its uncapped products, to be in line with the improved DSL portfolio,” Mavuso added.“The improved quality does come with nominal fee adjustments for uncapped users, and depending on the customer’s specific package, that could mean either an increase or decrease in the overall monthly fee. Where there is an increase, it is important to note that this increase is far less than the actual value that customers are getting.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

SaaS: Huge Growth in Asia Pacific

first_img20 percent of companies in the Asia Pacific are using SaaS, and software specialty areas like ERP are set to grow from $35 million in 2008 to $193 million in 2012.Balaka Baruah Aggarwal, senior market analyst of Emerging Software at Springboard Research and author of the report said that “We expect this market to experience faster growth, given the relatively low current level of on-premise  ERP application penetration in the region, particularly in the growth markets of China and India.  The increasingavailability and reliability of broadband across the region and the overall dynamism of the emerging markets in the region will also drive increased demand.”SaaS ERP has been limited to date because SaaS typically offers less opportunity to customize software. But SaaS offerings are becoming more flexible in the customization options that they are able to offer.  And that added flexibility is attracting more customers.The SaaS ERP market also has a limited number of vendors outside the US.  Netsuite is one of the few exceptions.  Local players in these markets are attracting a lot of attention, like Ramco in India and Kingdee in China.last_img read more

Proud to be a part of Indian Super League, says Ranbir Kapoor

first_imgBollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who will be owning the Mumbai franchise in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL), said he was looking to translating his passion for the sport into development activity.Ranbir has tied up with investment banker Bimal Parekh to co-own the Mumbai franchise of the eight-city league that will be played during September-November.Ranbir Kapoor has tied up with investment banker Bimal Parekh to co-own the Mumbai franchise of the eight-city league.”It is a moment of great pride for me to be a part of the Indian Super League and to represent the vibrant city of Mumbai. Football has never been far away from my daily life since childhood, and now as a partner in the Indian Super League, I am looking forward to translate my passion into contributing to the growth of the sport,” said Ranbir.Ranbir hoped the grassroots programme developed by ISL promoters IMG-Reliance for the franchise owners will benefit the game.”I firmly believe in the grassroots and community development program designed by the league organisers IMG Reliance, to popularise the game and that’s one thing which excited me to be part of this dream,” he said.last_img read more

Asian Games wrestling: Divya Kakran bags bronze,Asian Games wrestling: Divya Kakran bags bronze

first_img× Adds first bronze to the medal kitty Divya Kakran added the first bronze to India’s wrestling tally at the 18th Asian Games, beating Taipei’s Chen Wenling in the third-place play-off bout for the 68kg category, here today. The 20-year-old Asian championships silver-medallist prevailed on account of Technical Superiority with the final scoreline reading 10-0.Earlier, Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Vinesh Phogat (50kg) had claimed gold medals in their respective events. Divya was a gold-winner at the Commonwealth Championships last year. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Divya Kakran (blue) during her 68 kg freestyle wrestling match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Tuesday.   –  PTI Published on COMMENTS Divya Kakran (blue) during her 68 kg freestyle wrestling match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Tuesday.   –  PTI August 21, 2018 COMMENT SHARE Asian Gameslast_img read more

Halifax man accused in death of offduty officer guilty of seconddegree murder

first_imgHALIFAX – A jury has found Christopher Garnier guilty of punching and strangling Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell, rejecting his claim that the off-duty officer died accidentally during rough sex.The 12-member Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury delivered its verdicts Thursday after 4.5 hours of deliberations, declaring the 30-year-old Halifax man guilty of second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body.Garnier looked down and held his face in his hands after the verdicts were read. Members of his family sobbed uncontrollably. Campbell’s family showed little emotion until they emerged from the courtroom, where they cried and hugged.A second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence. A hearing to determine Garnier’s parole eligibility is scheduled for May 7, 2018.Court heard Garnier met the 36-year-old Truro police constable at a Halifax bar in the early hours of Sept. 11, 2015. The jury watched surveillance video showing Garnier and Campbell kissing and dancing before leaving the Halifax Alehouse around 3:30 a.m. The prosecution said the two went to an apartment on McCully Street, where Garnier was staying with a friend.Crown attorney Christine Driscoll told the jury Garnier lost control during a sexual encounter with Campbell, stuffed her lifeless body into a compost bin, and dumped her remains in thick brush in the area of Halifax’s Angus L. Macdonald Bridge.“The truth is that Ms. Campbell did nothing wrong,” Driscoll said in her closing arguments Monday. “Her life was over and she was treated like trash,”During a nine-hour recorded interview with police, Garnier said he hit Campbell with his fist and had his hands around her throat as she was choking, but he repeatedly said he could not remember other details from that night.Testifying in his own defence, Garnier told the jury through tears that during sex play, Campbell encouraged him to choke and slap her.“If she ever resisted, I would have stopped,” he said.At one point during his testimony, defence lawyer Joel Pink asked Garnier to step down from the witness stand and describe what he claimed happened on the pullout couch inside the apartment.Using a long table as a prop, Garnier lay down on his side and told the jury his right forearm was across Campbell’s neck when she asked him to slap her. He said he wasn’t looking at her at the time, but he felt his arm getting wet and saw blood. Garnier said when he returned from retrieving a towel, Campbell wasn’t moving.Garnier told police he heard Campbell gasp for air before she stopped breathing.After Campbell died, Garnier said his vision became blurry, he heard loud noises and he couldn’t remember much else.Under cross-examination, Driscoll asked Garnier why he did not call 911 or attempt CPR, despite his training as a firefighter.He did not offer an explanation.Driscoll pointed to inconsistencies in his version of events, noting he never mentioned rough sex to the police during his interview.Garnier later told the jury he didn’t want the officers to think “I was just trying to blame it on her.”“Well you’re blaming her today, aren’t you?” Driscoll said.Nova Scotia’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Matthew Bowes, testified that Campbell died of strangulation and suffered head injuries, including black eyes and a fractured nose.After the verdict was read aloud, Campbell’s mother, Susan Campbell, said she was happy with the outcome.“For almost two-and-a-half years, we’ve sought justice for Catherine, and today we feel we have justice for Catherine,” she said outside of court, standing next to Campbell’s father, Dwight Campbell, and her aunt Amanda Wong.Pink said his client was in shock.“But that’s something to be expected,” he said, adding that it’s too early to say whether he’ll file for an appeal.Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Hucker told the jury that Garnier suffered from acute stress disorder following Campbell’s death, and that could explain his memory loss.Garnier said he couldn’t remember using a large compost bin to dispose of the woman’s body near the bridge, where it stayed undetected for nearly five days.The jury saw surveillance video from a business adjacent to the McCully Street apartment that showed a man rolling a compost bin towards and away from the flat.Garnier said when police first showed him that footage, “It was like watching somebody else in my body.”He was arrested on Sept. 16, 2015, just hours after police found Campbell’s body face down on a steep embankment off a busy Halifax street.During the four-week trial, the jury heard that blood spatter evidence was found inside the apartment and that Campbell’s DNA was found on Garnier’s T-shirt, necklace and the clasp of his watch. A garbage bag with Garnier’s T-shirt and Campbell’s keys was located in a dumpster across the street.Police officers testified that Garnier was twice spotted driving by the area where Campbell’s body was found — the second time just hours after police found her remains, forcing investigators to hide as the suspect drove towards it.He did not stop at the scene, and instead drove to Clayton Park, where he was arrested. A tarp, gloves, rope and gasoline were found in the car he was driving, police said.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly stated Garnier’s parole eligibility hearing would be held May 8.last_img read more