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first_img Twitter A goose is startled as Northup Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The rocket is delivering cargo to the International Space Station. Local NewsState TAGS  Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOAT021821_Animals_01Next articleDeBrincat scores twice for Blackhawks in 2-1 OT win at Stars Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_imgThis home in Ferny Hills was sold for the high $500,000s on January 21 by Explore Property Picture: SuppliedA suburb that has gone under the radar for years has seen a spike in interest as investors and locals alike seek out opportunities near Brisbane.Just 12km from the CBD, Ferny Hills is starting to see inspections as much as triple usual interest levels, according to Kelly Qualtrough from Explore Property Brisbane. “Compared to Stafford, where you might get 10 buyers through, we’re getting 21 and 31 groups through,” she said. “It’s pushing prices up.” More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019She and colleague Rhys Cockram have been fielding strong inquiry levels for inspections, driven by the suburb’s value for money. “It has been a little bit untapped,” Ms Qualtrough said. “Ferny Hills is starting to get recognised. It’s so affordable … and that’s driving up demand.”Renovators were on the hunt now, with original homes selling for about the high $500,000s, and renovated properties going for the mid-$700,000s. “It’s the new area for fixer uppers and fix and flip,” she said. “There’s certainly a bit of scope to add value.”The suburb logged higher than the Brisbane average median price growth at 5.9 per cent in the 12 months to last October, according to CoreLogic market trends.In the last five years, Ferny Hills has seen its median house price rise 21.8 per cent, with the past three years seeing a 16 per cent jump.Such was the rise in interest in Brisbane’s northeast that Explore Property saw more than 180 people visit open homes in one weekend, with more than $3 million in sales from a single office.last_img read more

first_imgFrom now on, the AP funds’ carbon footprints will be calculated as of 31 December each year, starting with the current year, based on the most recent carbon dioxide data available for direct emissions, as well as indirect emissions from purchased energy.AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP7 will calculate the carbon footprints for their listed equities portfolios, based on the size of their equity interest, while AP6, whose brief is to invest in private equity, will report those indicators for its non-listed portfolio based on its equity interests.The funds AP1 to AP4 and AP6 serve the function of buffer funds within the pension system, while AP7 provides the default choice within Sweden’s premium pension system.The AP funds said the new reporting system would use the three most common indicators for carbon footprint reporting.These include the absolute carbon footprint for equities portfolios, corresponding to the percentage of total emissions equivalent to the fund’s equity interest in a company; carbon intensity, where the absolute carbon footprint is related to the fund’s equity interest in the company’s market value; and carbon intensity, where the absolute carbon footprint compares with the fund’s equity interest in the company’s revenue.In addition to these three indicators, the funds said they would also report on the proportion of capital assets assessed, as well as the amounts based on reported and estimated carbon dioxide emissions data.The AP funds have already been active in analysing and reporting their carbon footprints, as well as promoting the practice within the industry generally.AP3 said a recent analysis of the footprint of its listed shareholdings, properties and forestry showed these investments to be almost carbon-neutral, while AP4 said it was decarbonising its entire equity portfolio over the next 2-3 years.A year ago, AP4’s chief executive Mats Andersson presented the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition project to the UN General Assembly.AP2, meanwhile, was one of first institutional investors to measure the carbon emissions related to its portfolio, having scrutinised global equity holdings back in 2009. Sweden’s national AP Pension funds have all agreed to coordinate the way they report the carbon footprints of their investment portfolios, using a common system centred around three indicators.The six funds – AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4, AP6 and AP7 – said the move was aimed at increasing transparency and improving assessment of their work on climate issues.In a joint statement, they said: “As long-term owners and managers of Swedish pension assets, the AP Funds have a responsibility to generate maximum possible benefit for the Swedish pension system through responsible investment and management.”The funds, currently awaiting a political decision on the reform of the entire buffer-fund system, said they had been given the job of investing and managing their investments in a sustainable manner.last_img read more

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Share Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Related Articles Issuing a corporate update, Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has confirmed that it has completed the outright acquisition of Malta-based online gambling operator ComeOn (ComeOn.com) purchasing 100% of its shares.Cherry governance informs that it completes its 100% takeover of all ComeOn related assets for a total consideration of €280 million, from which the firm’s initial €80 million payment has been deducted.Moving to acquire ComeOn outright, Cherry governance has detailed that the remaining €200 million will be paid via a 60% cash + 40% new shares combination, which will see the gambling group commit to a €125 million payment.In order to finance the cash contribution of its acquisition Cherry governance has secured a €200 million bond under Nasdaq Stockholm terms which will mature from 11 July 2020.In its December 2016 corporate update, Cherry governance detailed that it would move to purchase ComeOn remaining shares outright seeking to boost the firm’s assets and footprint within the lucrative Scandinavian online gaming market.Last March, Cherry indicated that it would move to consolidate all igaming B2C assets under the ComeOn brand, stating that the decision would ‘re-emphasise its operational independence, aligning with other business areas owned and built up by Cherry AB.’ Sharelast_img read more

first_imgby Nancy ArmourAssociated Press Writer (AP)—LeBron James brought this on himself.The ridicule, the scorn, the unabashed delight seemingly everyone outside of South Beach is taking in his failure to win the NBA title—it’s all on him.When you make a spectacle of yourself and give the impression you’re above everyone else, as James did with his shockingly tone-deaf “Decision,” you have to back it up. Not only did James not live up to the hype he predicted, his ineffectiveness when it mattered most showed that his supporting cast in Cleveland might not have been the real problem. NO RING THIS YEAR—Miami Heat’s LeBron James hugs teammate Dwayne Wade (3) after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks June 12, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) “I think it all comes down to the play,” said Steve Rosner, the co-founder of 16W Marketing. “He really did not play well in this final series. Everyone started reading articles comparing him to the greatest players in the game. Really, besides having some individual honors, he hasn’t put his stamp on the game of basketball.”Harsh, but hard to argue with when the title bestowed on James and Co. last summer wound up belonging to someone else.There is no question James is a spectacular talent, a once-in-a-generation player who can do things that defy both the imagination and the laws of physics. His back-to-back MVP awards in 2009 and 2010 were well-deserved, and with 17,362 points in his first eight seasons, he likely will be among the NBA’s all-time leading scorers by the time his career ends.Statistics have little weight without a championship to back them up, though, and James is now 0 for 2 in the NBA finals.Accused of quitting in last year’s playoffs with Cleveland, James responded with ferocity this year, dragging the Miami Heat through the early rounds. He’d become a national pariah after abandoning his beleaguered hometown in humiliating fashion, and he played like a man who knew the only way to salvage his reputation was with a title.But when the games were on the line against the Dallas Mavericks, James disappeared. He managed just 18 points in the fourth quarter of the six-game series, and his silence was a major factor in why the Mavericks were able to rally again and again.In the cardinal sin of sports, he didn’t seem to want it nearly as badly as Dirk Nowitzki, who played with a torn tendon in his finger and a 101-degree fever. Or Jason Kidd, who showed no regard for his 38-year-old body as he repeatedly dived for loose balls. Or even James’ own teammate, Dwayne Wade, who scored a team-high 23 in Game 5 despite a bruised hip so painful it had him in the locker room twice for treatment.“Sometimes you got it, sometimes you don’t,” James said. “And that was this case in this series. I was able to do things in the last two series to help us win ballgames. Wasn’t able to do that in this series.”Lesser talents can get away with saying that—not that they ever would. But James made the move to Miami for the sole purpose of winning NBA titles, and that dismissive arrogance is exactly why fans rooted so hard against him and his buddies. And they still don’t get it, with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra having the audacity to talk about the “sacrifice” James made in coming to Miami.Former NFL player Pat Tillman giving up his life for his country, that’s a sacrifice. Giving up a few million—pocket change for someone who earned an estimated $48 million last year—to be part of the best team money can buy doesn’’t compare.Look, James had every right to leave Cleveland. The days of a star staying with one team for his entire career are long gone, and it had to have been exhausting to be expected to revive a struggling Rust Belt city before his 25th birthday.But as Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert gloated Sunday night, there are no shortcuts, in life or the NBA.Nowitzki spurned last summer’s free agent-palooza to stay with the aging Mavericks—taking less money to do so—and was rewarded with a title. James turned his back on the city that revered him for what was essentially an All-Star team, only to discover that talent alone doesn’t win championships, and the best team on paper is not always the one left holding the trophy.“This is one of the unique teams in NBA history. Because it wasn’t about high-flying star power,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “Come on, how often do we have to hear about the LeBron James reality show and what he is or isn’t doing? When are people going to talk about the purity of our game and what these guys accomplished? That’s what’s special.”Watching James go home empty-handed made millions of fans in and outside of Cleveland feel better. But it won’t dim the spotlight on James and his sidekicks, or lessen the pressure.If anything, the scrutiny only will get worse, as people start asking not when James will win a title, but whether he can.last_img read more