Forgot Password ? More than 60 civil society groups under the Women’s Movement against Violence Alliance (Gerak Perempuan) plan to take to the streets on the International Women’s Day on Sunday to demand the government to stop its systematic violence against women including transgender women.The groups believe violence against women has rooted from the patriarchal values embedded through the government, the legislative, the cultural, religion and even educational institutions.“Violence is not only promoted but rather executed by the state,” Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) chair Asfinawati said in a press conference Thursday.She cited unresolved rape cases in which rape was an ancient way to show domination and almost always used in many conflicts like those taking place during the May 1998 riot. Furthermore, she also said women are susceptible to v… Facebook Google Topics : Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Women womens-march womens-march-jakarta violence violence-against-women violence-against-women-in-Indonesia
Nico Aspinall, CIO, The People’s PensionNico Aspinall, chief investment officer of the master trust, said the motivation for investing in the fund was to improve risk-adjusted returns for its members.“We think this fund offers the same – if not better – returns at lower risk compared with market-cap-weighted approaches,” he told IPE.“The fundamental question is: are we going to be emitting more or less carbon dioxide? This is a portfolio that is on the other side of that.”The fund targets five established equity factors – value, quality, low volatility, momentum and size – and a reduction in carbon emissions and reserves intensity. The worst 20% of companies are also excluded on the basis of MSCI’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) scores.Guido Giese, executive director of MSCI, said: “Institutional investors are increasingly seeking to incorporate ESG considerations into factors. This index aims to incorporate ESG-based and carbon-based constraints in a bottom-up index construction approach.” Credit: timajoLiverpool’s River MerseyThe parameters for climate change considerations would be carbon efficiency, fossil fuel reserves and the green revenues of investments, assessed using FTSE Russell’s green revenues data model.Owen Thorne, investment manager at Merseyside, said that the new fund would provide “an investable, risk-efficient means of achieving the scheme’s goals for decarbonisation”.Aled Jones, head of sustainable investing Europe for FTSE Russell added that the index provided “a transparent means of integrating climate considerations into a passive equity portfolio and also aligned with investor stewardship objectives”.Peter Wallach, Merseyside’s director of pensions, told IPE that the scheme expected returns at least in line with a market-cap-weighted index from the new fund, adding that it would also be open to investment by other institutional players.Although no pension funds had shown a concrete interest yet, Merseyside was discussing the issue with at least two other schemes, he said. The scheme has formed an asset pooling partnership with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and the West Yorkshire Pension Fund, known as Northern LGPS.Wallach added that further investments in the new fund by Merseyside would depend on the outcome of a wide-ranging review of the scheme’s investment strategy.The £400m represented one-third of the scheme’s investments in passive equity strategies, according to Wallach.People’s Pension adds ESG multi-factor fund to default optionMPF’s move comes after The People’s Pension, a £5bn multi-employer defined contribution scheme, in December began investing in a new multi-factor fund that aims to reduce exposure to fossil fuels. Over the next 12 months it expects to invest £1bn in the smart beta equity index fund, which it developed with State Street Global Advisors and MSCI.The State Street ACS Multi-Factor Global ESG Equity Index fund forms part of the master trust’s default option, so the vast majority of its 4m members will have savings allocated to it. The £9bn (€10.1bn) Merseyside Pension Fund has invested £400m in a new worldwide equity climate fund, run by State Street Global Advisors.The All World Equity Climate Balanced Multi-Factor Index fund was designed to align Merseyside’s responsible investment policy and activities with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord, the pension fund said.As part of this, the fund had considered the options for capturing both the risks and opportunities arising from climate change, it added.The new fund tracked the FTSE All-World Climate Balanced Comprehensive Factor index, designed by FTSE Russell. Last year, Merseyside – the fifth largest in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) system in the UK – announced that it had selected a smart sustainability index from FTSE Russell, to support its climate risk strategy within the fund’s listed equity portfolio.The pension fund said that the index provided broad exposure to the target equity universe, and was constructed using Russell’s “innovative and transparent” multi-factor weighting methodology. This approach would increase exposure to low volatility, momentum, quality, size and value factors, it said.
Image source: The MinistryThe Turkish Government yesterday announced the final route of a new waterway aimed to reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait – the Kanal Istanbul Project.According to Ahmet Arslan, the Transport and Communications Minister, the canal would begin in the Istanbul district of Kucukcekmece on the Sea of Marmara, where there is already an inland lake.The new waterway will then head north toward the Sazlidere reservoir before emerging into the Black Sea just north of Durusu.Documents from Turkey’s Environment Ministry showed that the 45 kilometer canal will be 25 meters deep and 250-1,000 meters wide, depending on where the docks are located.“We intend to complete the bidding process with a mixed model, including a build-operate-transfer model, and other public-private partnership alternatives, and to launch the project this year,” Arslan said.The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced the project to the public in 2011, while he was the prime minister.The new canal is expected to have capacity for 160 vessels a day and is scheduled to be completed by 2023.[mappress mapid=”24769″]
The Canberra Times 9 Nov 2011The results of an opinion poll will be used to pressure Australia’s health ministers to quickly introduce mandatory health warnings on alcohol containers. Fifty-eight per cent of Australians support the introduction of health warnings on alcoholic beverages, according to a Galaxy survey commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. More than 70 per cent supported government regulation of warning labels and 52 per cent said the government should be directly involved in the development of the labels. More than two-thirds believed that a pregnancy health warning would be effective in reducing alcohol consumption. The survey results are being issued ahead of a meeting of federal, state and territory health minister tomorrow.http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/push-for-alcohol-health-warnings/2351624.aspx
The Age (Australia) 3 April 2013A friend of Beverley Broadbent has revealed she sat with the 83-year-old when she took her own life at her home in February. The nurse, who wants to be known only as Amanda, contacted The Age yesterday to say that she comforted Ms Broadbent as she died on February 11, but did not assist her in any way. Amanda said Ms Broadbent drank a lethal dose of xxxxxx – the barbiturate euthanasia advocates call the ”peaceful pill” – about 7.30pm on February 11. She died serenely in her bed about 30 minutes later. Amanda said when Ms Broadbent was waiting for the drug to put her to sleep, she said: ”You know I could do this on my own, but I am so grateful that you’re here with me.”
Batesville, In. — Officials from Dean Foods have notified at least 27 Indiana dairy farmers their milk contracts will be canceled on May 31.“Unfortunately, Dean Foods has made the difficult decision to end milk procurement contracts with a number of farmers in about 90 days,” says Reace Smith director of corporate communications at Dean Foods. “We regret this decision had to be made.”Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler says they are looking at other options for farmers to sell their dairy products.Dean Foods has supplied milk to Walmart under the Great Value name for decades. The retail giant recently unveiled their own milk bottling plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is expected to be fully operational by the end of May, roughly the time current milk contracts with Dean Foods will be terminated.But, Dean Foods representative hint that additional contracts could be canceled later this year. “We expect to consolidate our supply chain by a meaningful amount over the next 18 to 24 months while also making sure that we deliver the same great quality, value and service that our customers have come to expect from us,” Ralph P. Scozzafava, chief executive officer at Dean Foods said. “For this important reason, we’ll implement our supply chain changes in phases with targeted completion in 2019.”Comments from local producers have not yet been received.
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RelatedPosts Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Gerrard gets Aribo, Leon Balogun boost Nigerian international, Joe Aribo, has declared his readiness for next month’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore.The last few months have seen Aribo showcase his skills at Wembley as he helped Charlton win promotion to the Championship, clinch a potentially defining move to Rangers and then make a dream international debut for Nigeria.Now the midfielder is preparing for another hugely significant moment in his fledgling career after being called upon by Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr for a second time.“It was very good news to be called up to the Nigeria squad again and I’m happy I was able to do enough in the last game to earn a recall,” Aribo, who scored on his debut in the friendly with Ukraine, said.“Games don’t come much bigger than Brazil and we know they’ve got a lot of stars like Neymar, of course. That’s the type of opponents I want to be playing against and it would be good to swap a jersey with one of those superstars.“I’ll see so many stars and I’ll take a moment to realise that’s what I’ve been dreaming of. Everyone in my generation loved players like Ronaldinho and he played with some of the players in this team now so it’s like ‘wow’.“The manager congratulated me on my debut goal against Ukraine. I wouldn’t say it was much of a step up from Rangers but it was good to play against opponents like that because Ukraine have a lot of good players.“It was just good to be out there. I knew a few of the lads like Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi and they all welcomed me and made me feel at home so it wasn’t too hard to settle in.”The performance that Aribo turned in on his first appearance for Nigeria earned him rave reviews in his adopted homeland and he was even compared to one of his idols.The London-born playmaker is proud to have made his way into the international arena after realising his ambition on the world stage.Aribo said: “I could have played for England but my parents are from Nigeria and I always watched players like Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu as a kid so it was a no-brainer to play for them.“I read the headline where a journalist compared me to Okocha after the Ukraine game – that’s putting a lot of pressure on me!“I didn’t think international recognition would come so soon but it just shows the stature of Rangers and why it was a good decision to come here.“I had to take three flights to get to Ukraine and the schedule this season has been quite hard but I’m trying to take it in my stride and I’m enjoying every minute of it.” Tags: Joe AriboWembley
On October 12 last year, the Irish were ripped to shreds by the Group C leaders as they stormed to a 6-1 victory at the Aviva Stadium. That humiliation nearly cost manager Giovanni Trapattoni his job, but the ensuing nine months have seen the Italian and his players re-group to put together a run of seven games which has brought a single defeat. They will put that record to the test once again tonight when the Faroe Islands arrive in Dublin intent on causing an upset, but Keane believes he and his team-mates deserve credit for standing up and being counted in the face of adversity. He said: “You have to accept criticism sometimes and it’s how you deal with it.” Keane continued: “You can either crumble in a corner and hide and cry about it, or you can be a man and stand up for yourself and do the best you can for the team, and that’s been the case from every player. Results speak for themselves, don’t they? The performance of the players has been very, very good. We haven’t lost too many games since that. “When you’re winning games, everything is good. When you lose a game, the most important thing is to try to bounce back as quickly as possible and get a positive result, and that certainly has been the case. “The evidence of this week, it’s been a very, very good 10 days, 15 days or whatever it is we have been together. That’s all about results. But if we don’t win, that means nothing.” Keane will establish a new appearance record for Ireland when he wins his 126th cap, and he will be desperate to add to his 56 international goals on a night when victory is a must. The LA Galaxy frontman went 10 games without a goal from open play for his country before the double he scored against Georgia on Sunday, and found himself in the firing line as a result. However, he insists he never allowed the criticism to get to him. Keane said: “It’s not something I worry too much about, to be totally honest. “As a football player, all you have to do if you do get criticised is do your talking on the pitch, and the way you do that is by scoring goals and turning up for your country when other people don’t turn up and don’t want to play for their country, and having that will to want to do everything you can for the country. “If people want to criticise me for wanting to play for my country, then I don’t think I’ve got the problem.” Robbie Keane is confident Ireland have answered their critics after bouncing back from their debacle against Germany. Press Association