Linde recognised for ESG practices

first_imgAnnounced today, the recognition follows the industrial gas giant being upgraded to A in MSCI’s ESG Ratings assessment, on a scale of CCC to AAA.Read more: MSCI upgrades Linde’s ESG Rating to ACreated by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a tool for investors seeking to invest in companies that demonstrate strong sustainability practises.FTSE4Good indexes are used by a variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products. The FTSE4Good Index Series is based on an independent analysis of data from over 7,000 securities.“A strong commitment to ESG in integral to Linde’s long-term success,” said Riva Krut, Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Linde.“Linde has the technology, resources and people to contribute to all aspects of managing climate change and reducing emissions. We are honoured that Linde has once again been recognised for its ESG leadership through inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series.”last_img read more

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The view from The Edge

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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APC extras: M006 – Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Man used syringe to squirt semen on women at Ohio Wal-Mart

first_img MARIETTA, Ohio (CBS News) — Police in Ohio say a West Virginia man repeatedly stalked women inside a Wal-Mart, using a syringe to spray them with his own semen.Timothy Blake was charged Dec. 30 with pandering obscenity, sexual imposition and two counts of menace by stalking.Officials say they first received a report on Nov. 2, from a woman who said she was shopping at Wal-Mart when she noticed a man she described as “’creepy,’ who seemed to be lingering around her,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by CBS News.She said the man walked to within a few inches behind her and she then felt something wet on her lower back and foot. She “began to panic” and rushed to a bathroom where she discovered the substance was “sticky,” when she left the bathroom, she allegedly saw the man continuing to watch her. Police said surveillance video from the store showed the man squirting the woman.On Dec. 28, police received a similar report from a different woman. Surveillance video from both incidents showed the suspect driving away in a pickup truck that was spotted two days later by Marietta Police. Officers approached the vehicle’s owner, Blake, and asked to question him.The 26-year-old at first allegedly told police he had thrown egg yolks at the women, but when an officer told him they had tested the material, he allegedly admitted it was semen.He then said he had used syringes to spray egg, spit or semen on women on a dozen occasions, according to the affidavit.Blake allegedly said that before each incident, he masturbated into the syringe either in his vehicle or in the Wal-Mart bathroom. He allegedly said he aimed for the buttocks of his victims. In the case of the victim on Nov. 2, Blake allegedly said he targeted her because he believed “she displayed exhibitionist characteristics and wanted to be noticed,” according to the affidavit.“The defendant stated maybe it was his way of having sex with these women,” police wrote in the affidavit.Blake is married, according to the affidavit, but said his wife was unaware of these incidents. Police said he also blamed his parents, who he said molested him when he was a child.Blake was booked into jail without bond, pending his arraignment. Published: January 5, 2017 11:45 AM EST Author: CBS News Man used syringe to squirt semen on women at Ohio Wal-Mart center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

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US-style murder laws ‘would not be accepted’, MPs hear

first_imgA two-tier structure for the crime of murder would not be accepted by the public and could blur the lines between accidental and intentional killings, MPs have heard.The House of Commons’ justice committee today discussed proposals by the Law Commission to introduce new categories for murder – first-degree, where a murder is intentional, and second-degree, where murderers do not intend to kill.Life imprisonment would not be mandatory in second-degree cases.The proposed shake-up has been on the cards since 2005 when the commission proposed changes to homicide laws.During today’s session, justice minister Oliver Heald said the introduction of the new system would mean downgrading some instances of murder to a second-degree category, which the public would not accept.David Ormerod QC, law commissioner for criminal law and professor of criminal justice at Queen Mary University, also said there were difficulties in extending the second-degree murder label.‘If there is a lower threshold of culpability would the public be content adopting the sentencing regime [for second-degree murder] in relation to what we have for manslaughter?’ he asked. ‘In some cases people are released after five years. What would the reaction be if someone is released after two and a half years? [assuming they serve half their sentence],’ he said.Paul Bogan QC, a barrister at 23 Essex Street and a member of the Criminal Bar Association, said sentencing in some manslaughter cases could sometimes stretch to 12 years.Giving an example of a fight outside a pub, he said that if there was a spontaneous ‘one punch or push’ where the instigator intends no worse than a bruise it would be ‘difficult to say they should be convicted of murder’ under the second-degree category.‘If the assailant’s intention was to bruise someone and that is all that happened then the guilty party would probably only get a fine and at worst a community sentence,’ Bogan said.He added: ‘The fact that the victim may have tripped, fell over backwards, cracked their skull and died is the difference between a homicide offence and a magistrates’ court trial ending in a fine. It’s difficult to see why the distinction should be so great between perhaps a £100 fine and life in jail by virtue of an accident.’Heald added that prosecutors should continue to use the controversial ‘joint enterprise’ laws, which allow an accomplice to be treated in the same way as the person who committed a murder.In February, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the principle had been wrongly interpreted for 30 years.Asked by MP Rupa Huq if there were cases where joint enterprise should have been applied but wasn’t, Bogan said although victims may like to see large numbers convicted the ‘reality is they may well be disappointed’.last_img read more

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Civil Justice Council opts against mandatory ADR

first_imgEtherton: ‘impressive report’Source: PhotoshotThe Master of the Rolls and chairman of the CJC, Sir Terence Etherton, said: ’The working group is to be commended on producing an impressive report that proposes a number of reforms to the current system. Work has already commenced on the creation of the judicial-ADR liaison committee, which will play an important oversight role in the area.’Chair of the working group, William Wood QC said: ‘We have done our best to set out what seem to us the most promising options for the future. We are particularly pleased that our proposal for continuing liaison between judges and ADR professionals is already being acted upon by the Master of the Rolls.’ The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has stopped short of recommending a ’presumption’ that parties will agree to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a condition for issuing proceedings – but said it is committed to promoting alternatives to litigation.A working group of the CJC said today it would focus on promoting awareness, availability and encouragement of ADR.The working group had previously said there should be a presumption that in most cases, if parties have not been able to settle a case by the directions stage, they should be required to bring forward proposals for engaging in some form of ADR. The Law Society warned that imposing a requirement of mandatory ADR would ‘frustrate the principle’ that litigants should have unimpeded access to the courts.The CJC had invited submissions on the future role of mediation and how rule-makers can encourage greater use of the method. It published its recommendations today.The CJC said it aims to create a system where citizens are aware that when civil disputes arise there are alternatives to the choice of ‘capitulation or litigation’.According to the council its aims will include encouraging a court to promote the use of ADR to the extent that they [courts] would ’sanction those who did not agree to take reasonable steps toward settlement and reasonable steps towards the use of ADR.’To increase awareness the ‘ADR community’ should continue to promote alternatives and create a website with information about types of dispute resolution available.Parties should also be given an acceptable mechanism under which a mediation could be triggered without the intervention of the court, the working group said. It highlighted the ‘Notice to Mediate’ system used in British Columbia, Canada, as the ‘first step in this direction’.The working group also suggested the formation of a permanent specialist liaison committee on ADR. ‘We think that ADR professionals and judges need to talk on a regular basis. Stakeholders need a forum in which the role of ADR in a rapidly changing civil justice landscape can be monitored and supported on an informed basis,’ the group said.Deputy District Judge Peter Causton, who runs the Manchester County Court Mediation Pilot and is a civil and commercial mediator, said of the report: ‘It stops short of radical change as it shies away from compulsory mediation, but it does make some sensible suggestions as to how ADR could be encouraged and proposes introducing a notice to mediate procedure with a list of court appointed mediators. This reflects what we are seeing in practice – practitioners recognise the positive role ADR/mediation can play in resolving disputes at an early stage and allows litigants to control costs.’last_img read more

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World rail freight news round-up

first_imgA 1 000 m long train carrying 100 TEU of containers from China has reached Kaliningrad via Latvia and Lithuania. Negotiations for the extra-long train to transit Latvia began in October and an agreement was signed by national railway LDz and Russian Railways in February. ‘Organisation of such technically complicated transportation, at the time when many sectors are in downtime, is an evident signal to our partners that LDz is ready to adapt to new circumstances and challenges despite the current situation in the world’, said LDz Chairman Māris Kleinbergs.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# GB Railfreight also welcomed the construction phase of High Speed 2. ‘Uncertainty about the future of the project followed by the Covid-19 disruption has caused difficulties for the sector. Confidence that work is about to begin will be a big boost for businesses across the UK‘, said Managing Director John Smith. ‘GBRf has already been playing a role in supporting preparations for the construction phase to begin and we will support the delivery of the project though our role in the construction supply chain.’ Responding to the notice to proceed with Phase 1 of the UK’s High Speed 2 project, Director General of the Rail Freight Group Maggie Simpson said ‘this decision is welcome news for many of our member businesses who will supply materials and engineering services to build this vital new railway. At a time of ongoing economic uncertainty this is a shot in the arm for the rail freight sector.’#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# ČD Cargo has taken delivery of the last of 100 Zacns 88 m3 Jumbo high-capacity tank wagons ordered from Tatravagónka Poprad in 2019.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Transfesa Logistics has launched a refrigerated express service linking Valencia and Murcia to London in 72 h, carrying hygiene and medical products as well as fruit and vegetables. ‘This is another step in the development of our international corridors, thus expanding services to a strategic segment’, said CEO Bernd Hullerum. ‘In Valencia we have also just opened a 2 000 m² warehouse for food products. The railway is, now more than ever, the most sustainable and reliable means of transport.’#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Mercitalia Group has launched a service connecting Padova Interporto to with Bari and Catania. It is initially carrying essential goods including food and beverages, medical supplies, paper and plastic during the pandemic. There are three round trips each week, to be increased to six by the summer. The service is designed for heavy, bulk and palletised goods both in conventional tanks and containers or P400 semi-trailers to Bari, combining two supply chains that usually travel separately.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Kazakhstan’s KTZ Express organised the transport of 226 relocatable buildings from Opornaya to Burunday near Almaty for a prefabricated 280-bed infectious disease hospital which is being built by BI Group.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

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Vehicles owners urged to pre-clear vehicles at the port

first_img Sharing is caring! Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority, (DASPA), Benoit BardouilleTwo vehicle carriers have entered Dominica since the passage of Hurricane Maria bringing in ninety seven vehicles, with a third carrier set to arrive on Monday, the 18th of December. In this light Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA), Benoit Bardouille urged vehicle owners to preclear vehicles to make the expedite the process of clearing vehicles at the port, during the press briefing on Monday 11 December 2017. “Since Hurricane Maria, we have handled two vehicle carriers and some ninety seven vehicles came in as a result and we are expecting a third. The latest that I’ve been given, is that there are a hundred and fifty vehicles to come and the date that I have been provided with is on Monday, 18th December 2017. We are urging vehicle owners to set up pre clear their vehicles in customs to facilitate speedy clearance, because I know some of you have been waiting over two months to receive those vehicles especially those whose vehicles were destroyed during Hurricane Maria. You need to pre clear, get all your documentation in order, so that as soon as the vehicles come, all the necessary documentation for releasing the vehicles from the port can be done,” Bardouille stated. He further stated that based on the huge shipments of vehicles, they are challenged with storing them at the port. He went on to note that efforts are being put in place to ensure a smooth process. “What we have noticed, based on the amount of vehicles we still have at the port, is that vehicle owners take a long time to clear their vehicles at customs, and given the limited parking space at the port, it limits the amount of vehicles that can be accommodated at any one time. So we are challenged in terms of receiving all of these vehicles all at once, but we are doing everything we can to facilitate the intake. Our operation team has been out there putting things together and they are still trying to ensure that they can do the operation on Monday very smoothly without any difficulties. I also want to point out that to avoid storage charges, to the owners we are urging them to clear their vehicles stored at the port or move it to a private bonded warehouse,” Bardouille went on to add. Tweet 307 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNews Vehicles owners urged to pre-clear vehicles at the port by: Dominica Vibes News – December 14, 2017last_img read more

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Di Tengah Lesunya Pasar, Mulai Juni Citilink Buka Penerbangan Langsung ke…,Tampilkan Sepasang Gay, Iklan Cathay Pacific Tuai Kontroversi

first_img(Taxi In Cambodia) Phnom Penh, ibu kota Kamboja, sebentar lagi dapat disambangi pelancong Indonesia dengan penerbangan langsung dari Jakarta. Yang melakoni layanan ini adalah maskapai berbiaya hemat (LCC) Citilink. Jika tak ada aral melintang, penerbangan langsung ini akan dimulai perdana pada Juni 2019 mendatang.Baca juga: Kamboja Punya Kereta Bandara yang Unik, Mirip Railbus Batara Kresna di SoloNantinya anak perusahaan Garuda Indonesia tersebut membuka rute tiga kali seminggu dengan terbang dari Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta menuju ke Bandara Internasional Phnom Penh. “Rute regional terbaru dari Citilink menuju ke Phnom Penh merupakan peringatan ke 60 tahun hubungan diplomatik Indonesia dengan Kamboja.” ujar Presiden Direktur Citilink Indonesia, Juliandra Nurtjahjo yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari keterangan tertulis, Selasa (28/5/2019).Peluncuran rute baru ini sendiri dilakukan di Kantor Pariwisata Kamboja di Phnom Penh yang dihadiri oleh Dua Besar Republik Indonesia untuk Kamboja, Sudirman Haseng dan asosiasi pariwisata serta perhotelan Kamboja.“Penerbangan langsung Indonesia-Kamboja kini bukanlah lagi mimpi, namun suatu kenyataan, saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Pemerintah Indonesia, Kementerian Pariwisata Indonesia, KBRI Phnom Penh, Citilink dan berbagai pihak lainnya atas dukungan dan kerja sama yang baik mewujudkan impian kita bersama,” kata Menteri Pariwisata Kamboja Dr Thong Khon.Adanya penerbangan langsung dari Indonesia menuju Kamboja bukanlah hal mudah dan telah melalui berbagai diskusi sejak awal gagasan ini dicetuskan. Tak hanya itu, bahkan beberapa maskapai penerbangan Indonesia telah mempelajari pangsa pasar Kamboja dan mendapatkan beberapa faktor pasar menjadi kendala utama dalam pewujudan penerbangan langsung.Kedua Pemerintah bersepakat bahwa penerbangan langsung tersebut sangat penting untuk memperluas hubungan kerja sama bilateral di berbagai sektor seperti perdagangan, pariwisata, dan investasi serta meningkatkan people-to-people contacts. Pada penerbangan langsung pada Juni 2019, Citilink sendiri akan mengoperasikan pesawat Airbus A320 dan mampu mengangkut 180 penumpang.Rute Jakarta-Phnom Penh ini merupakan rute internasional baru yang ketiga di tahun ini setelah Surabaya-Kuala Lumpur dan Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur. Citilink juga memiliki penerbangan komersial ke Penang, Dili dan Timor Leste. Vice President of Corporate Strategy Heriyanto menyatakan Citilink adalah premium LCC yang menyajikan makan dan wifi gratis selama penerbangan.KBRI Phnom Penh terus bekerja untuk meyakinkan maskapai penerbangan dari Indonesia untuk membuka penerbangan langsung ke Kamboja. Pada 2018, lebih dari delapan ribu warga Kamboja mengunjungi Indonesia dan lebih dari 55 ribu warga Indonesia berkunjung ke Kamboja. Penerbangan ini juga merupakan sebuah terobosan untuk menyediakan rute yang cepat dan mudah bagi lebih dari 3.500 penduduk Indonesia yang tinggal di Kamboja.Baca juga: Setelah 45 Tahun, Jalur Kereta Api Kamboja-Thailand Dibuka dengan Sejumlah SyaratDengan pertimbangan di atas, maka tanpa keraguan kedua negara perlu bekerja sama untuk meningkatkan destinasi pariwisata mereka dan memperluas kerja sama demi kepentingan kedua negara.Adanya penerbangan langsung dari Citilink ini, bisa dikatakan melampaui Garuda Indonesia yang memiliki penerbangan tidak langsung menuju ke Phnom Penh (transit melalui Bangkok) serta melakukan code share dengan Bangkok Airways. Bersama Bangkok Airways, Garuda Indonesia melayani penerbangan 4x seminggu ke Phnom Pehn.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMulai 21 Juni, Citilink Resmi Buka Penerbangan Jakarta-Phnom Pehn22/06/2019In “Bandara”Mulai 25 Juni, Citilink Layani Penerbangan Rute Palembang–Muara Bungo27/06/2019In “Destinasi”Layani Rute Surabaya, 8 Juni 2018 Citilink Terbang Perdana dari Bandara Kertajati24/05/2018In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Royals walk it off against the Indians; three takeaways from the 5-4 loss

first_imgThe Cleveland Indians dropped their third game in a row and game one of three against the Kansas City Royals.Indians starter Mike Clevinger gave up a three run home run that put the Royals up 3-0 in the first. That was all the damage Clevinger would allow as he settled down and pitched six strong innings. He struck out eight, walked two, gave up four hits and all three of his runs came in the first inning of play.The Tribe was able to fight back after a Michael Brantley RBI in the third inning and a solo home run by Yonder Alonso in the fourth. The game had a minor rain delay and that seemed to get the Tribe focused. Alonso came back in the eighth inning and hit a two run homer that scored him and Jose Ramirez to put the team up 4-3 heading into the ninth inning.That’s when trouble arrived in the form of back to back home runs off of Cody Allen. The Royals corner infielders, Ryan O’Hearn and Brian Dozier delivered the tying and walk off run to win game one. Here are three take always.1. Jason Kipnis M.I.A.- The Indians second baseman has been a disappointment this season. He went 0-4 and is batting .218 for the season. Time is running out for the veteran to find his swing and manager Terry Francona may want to consider inserting Erik Gonzalez or Yandy Diaz into the lineup to get more production.2. Cody Allen blown save- The Indians fought back and many thought they had the game won. The Tribe has dominated the Royals this season but back to back home runs given up by Allen dropped his record to (4-5) on the season and his fourth blown save of the year. He has a 4.50 ERA and the Indians may look to Brad Hand more in the playoffs, especially since his ERA is three runs lower than Allen’s.3. Alonso continues to produce- Yonder Alonso hit his 21st and 22nd home runs of the year and brought his RBI total to 74 for the season. This marks the first time the slugger has had back to back 20 home run seasons and he has a career high in RBI this season. If Alonso can be consistent in the playoffs the Indians have four very capable power hitters. Related TopicsCleveland IndiansKansas City Royals Michael Rodgerslast_img read more

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