Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) 2014 Presentation

first_imgTrans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Century Limited (TCL.ke)  2014 presentation Company ProfileTrans-Century Limited is an infrastructure company offering services and expertise in power infrastructure, infrastructure projects and engineering infrastructure. Power infrastructure includes manufacturing electrical cables, overhead conductors, power and control cables, data and communication cables, instrumentation and control cables, mining cables, transformers and switchgear. Infrastructure projects include critical energy and transport infrastructure which supports key pillars of the domestic and export economy. Engineering infrastructure includes providing services for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, transport and logistics and craneage and erection services. Trans-Century Limited has operating divisions in 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. The company was established in 1997 by a group of leading Kenya professionals and investors looking to invest in growth sectors in Africa. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Trans-Century Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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‘Change the world in one hour,’ says Southern Africa archbishop

first_img Submit a Press Release By Bellah ZuluPosted Mar 20, 2013 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Comments are closed. 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It encourages households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness of the need for action on climate change.“In one hour you can change the world,” said Makgoba, who also chairs the Anglican Communion Environmental Network. “Let this be the first hour of a new life of energy saving, and living lightly.”The archbishop acknowledged the importance of preserving the world for posterity. “We have no other option to preserving our world for future generations,” he said. “There is no planet B [and] we have no alternative!”The event first took place in 2007 when 2.2 million residents of Sydney, Australia, turned off their non-essential lights, and in 2008 many other cities round the world did the same.This Saturday (March 23), everyone on the planet is urged to switch off their lights from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. to show their commitment to a sustainable future. They are then to make that commitment tangible in long-term choices for more environmentally friendly living. Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

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Wallabies too strong for hapless Wales yet again

first_imgSunday Nov 6, 2016 Wallabies too strong for hapless Wales yet again The Wallabies kicked off their end of year tour with an emphatic 32-8 victory over Wales in Cardiff. They scored five tries in a much improved showing after what has been a disappointing year so far. It was Australia’s 12th successive win over the Welsh. It was only the Wallabies’ fourth victory in 11 matches this season, but they played some excellent rugby to dismantle the home side, who leaked tries far too easily and couldn’t contain Man of the Match number ten Bernard Foley.“Credit goes to the boys today, we knew how dangerous Wales are. We prepared really well all week,” said Foley, who contributed 12 points.“We wanted to start the tour really well. When our attack didn’t work the defence was really good.”Stand in captain Gethin Jenkins on the other hand spoke of their mistakes.“We made a few big defensive errors and they punished us. Credit to Australia, they put us to the sword. We showed some good spirit to come back at the end.”Australia play Scotland at Murrayfield next weekend as part of their five-Test tour, which also includes games against France, Ireland and England.Wales host Argentina next, after Los Pumas beat Japan 54-20 in Tokyo on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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That time Wallaby Lukhan Tui got demolished in reserve grade club rugby

first_imgFriday Jun 22, 2018 That time Wallaby Lukhan Tui got demolished in reserve grade club rugby The Wallabies and Ireland Test series decider will feature a bolstered home team lineout, with Lukhan Tui picked at blindside flanker, making his first ever Test start. He recently spoke of the humbling experience he had in a club rugby game. Following suspension and injury. 21-year-old Tui was not considerd for a Super Rugby return to Brad Thorn’s Reds squad, but was instead sent off to play Brisbane club rugby. It was not even the highest level of local club rugby, as Souths had a bye, so the 6-cap Wallaby was given a run out with the second team, in reserve grade rugby. Little did he expect to be the one knocked on his backside, but that is exactly the rude awakening he received. And it was captured on camera for all to see.“I actually got put on my arse by their prop, which was funny,” Tui told foxsports.com.au. “I got up and he’s laughing. I just shook it off and ran again.”The massive shot stopped him dead in his tracks, but reminded him of days gone by. “It reminded me when I was playing junior rugby league out west (in Sydney),” Tui said.“A lot of Poly boys. I know a lot of people say it’s the wrong prep, but it was physical as. It was good. It was humbling too.”While he has come off the bench in a handful of Tests already, tomorrow will be Tui’s first start for the Wallabies, taking the place of David Pocock, who moves to number eight. So while his reserve grade run out didn’t go too well, he aims to redeem himself in Sydney. “I’ll try keep things simple and that’s just run hard and tackle hard, and everyone’s got two arms and two legs and I try to hit them pretty hard.”AUSTRALIA TEAM: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lukhan Tui, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Scott Sio Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Pete Samu, 22 Joe Powell, 23 Reece HodgeIRELAND TEAM: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Jack McGrath, 2 Sean Cronin, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Devin Toner, 5 James Ryan, 6 CJ Stander, 7 Peter O’Mahony (c), 8 Jack ConanReplacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Cian Healy, 18 John Ryan, 19 Tadhg Beirne, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Jordan LarmourADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

first_imgCopyHouses•Japan “COPY” House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi KimuraSave this projectSaveHouse of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/19961/house-of-depth-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/19961/house-of-depth-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboard Japan 2007 Housescenter_img Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Area Area of this architecture project Area:  23728 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project © Takumi Ota Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXThis house is built on the lot 10 meters wide and 23 meters deep. Despite its urban, closed appearance, the house has between the exterior and the interior a long approach that can be regarded as the intermediate zone relating to the surrounding environment. Save this picture!© Takumi Ota Several areas where the line of sight is uninterrupted are provided inside the building, aiming to enhance visual depth.Project gallerySee allShow lessHøjblokka_PULS / MAPT + DARKArticles49 Cities Book by Work AC available (free PDF sample)Articles Share ArchDaily House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Projects Save this picture!+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi KimuraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on April 19, 2009Cite: “House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura” 19 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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House in Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de Moura

first_img Photographs Year:  Houses 2007 House in Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de Moura House in Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de MouraSave this projectSaveHouse in Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de Moura Save this picture!© Luis Ferreira Alves+ 39 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/637186/house-in-maia-2-eduardo-souto-de-moura Clipboard CopyHouses•Maia, Portugalcenter_img CopyAbout this officeEduardo Souto de MouraOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaiaPortugalPublished on June 02, 2015Cite: “House in Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de Moura” [Casa na Maia 2 / Eduardo Souto de Moura] 02 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Portugal Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/637186/house-in-maia-2-eduardo-souto-de-moura Clipboard Photographs:  Luis Ferreira AlvesStructural Engineer:Afaconsult – Engº Rui Furtado, Engº Miguel Paula RochaElectrical:Afaconsult – Engº Raul SerafimMechanical:Afaconsult – Engª Isabel SarmentoPlumbing:Afaconsult – Engº Paulo SilvaExteriors:Engº Manuel Pedro MeloConstruction:MatrizClient:Fernando DiasProject Architect:Eduardo Souto de MouraCollaborators:Luís Peixoto, Susana MeirinhosCity:MaiaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis Ferreira AlvesRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house develops on two lots with a difference of seven meters between the ends. Between two volumes, the program is: bedrooms to the east and living rooms to the west. Below, is a basement with a porch used as a garage, a pool and the mechanical room.Save this picture!© Luis Ferreira AlvesThe house has two patios, two gardens with different geographies: to the east, the bedrooms, the more intimate area with a tranquil oriental garden that provides the necessary light. To the west a long garden with North Oaks, with a pool where a window lets you see the industrial outskirts and the metro passing.Save this picture!© Luis Ferreira AlvesSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Luis Ferreira AlvesWhen reality, even without interests, is framed with conviction, it can acquire a favorite status (or isn’t it true that the greatest misery such as trash and war, have given the greatest photographs…)Save this picture!© Luis Ferreira AlvesProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Rise Of Private Art GalleriesArchitecture NewsRoccolo’s Swimming Pool / act_romegialliSelected Projects Share “COPY” Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Fundraising Law Made Easy

first_imgFundraising Law Made Easy Howard Lake | 7 April 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Law / policylast_img read more

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S. Baxter Jones launches hunger strike for justice

first_imgSept. 20 — S. Baxter Jones continues to fight to regain his home, which he lost through foreclosure in Jackson, Mich., in 2011.On July 28, a judge stayed an eviction order sought by Fannie Mae to allow Jones an opportunity to take advantage of a recently announced Federal Housing Finance Administration and Fannie Mae Buyback Program allowing Michigan homeowners to repurchase their foreclosed homes at market value. Fannie Mae defied the judge’s intent, refused to sell the home to Jones and, without notice, sold it to an investor. This is the same Fannie Mae that was taken over and bailed out by taxpayers to the tune of $116 billion since 2008.In response, Jones began a hunger strike on Sept. 13 to demand the return of his home at market value.S. Baxter Jones at front in wheelchair at protest on eighth day of hunger strike.Photo: Errol JenningsJones, a Detroit public school teacher for 22 years and a former track coach, suffered traumatic brain injury in 2005 as a result of an automobile accident and now has severe disabilities. He was forced to return to work prematurely with an undiagnosed traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. In 2010, the injury was finally diagnosed, and that April Jones received a family medical leave approved by Detroit Public Schools. Then during summer break he was unjustly fired by DPS, which was then under the control of unelected Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, because Jones could no longer fulfill his work-related education and recertification requirements!In violation of federal regulations, Wells Fargo, the loan servicer for Fannie Mae, refused to grant a forbearance or a loan modification for Jones while he was obtaining disability benefits. Instead, Wells Fargo sold his home at a sheriff’s sale in June 2011 and transferred ownership to Fannie Mae in August 2011. In 2013, Jones’ offer to purchase his home at market value was turned down by Fannie Mae.In a press release announcing commencement of the hunger strike, Jones stated, “I feel disenfranchised, constantly jumping through hoops of fire and being burned. I paid all that money and I have nothing to show for it. Federal housing authorities have stonewalled me at every turn. I can no longer accept this injustice. I do not want this to happen to another person, so despite my health issues, as a Godly man, I have decided to engage in a hunger strike for justice.”In an interview this week, Jones stated, “I am not on a hunger strike just to regain my home. I want to highlight the injustices facing thousands of struggling individuals and families today, suffering inhumane water shutoffs, continuing tax and bank foreclosures, declining schools, high unemployment, low pay, and vicious assaults by the police.”Support for Jones is growing. A number of activists have announced that they will begin fasting in solidarity. For updates, visit the Facebook page “HUNGER STRIKE — Help Baxter get his Home Back.”You can support Jones by calling Katrina Jones (no relation) of Fannie Mae at 215-575-1400 or email [email protected] Demand that Fannie allow S. Baxter Jones to reclaim his home under the FHFA Buyback Program. The home address is 8789 Rexford Rd., Jackson, MI 49201. Please refer to FHFA file #H-15-1408.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Why Nicaragua refused to sign Paris accords

first_imgThe capitalist media have denounced Trump’s pullout from the Paris Accord, saying that the U.S. joins the only other two countries that did not sign — ­Syria and Nicaragua. This is supposed to ­ridicule Trump and the U.S. without explanation. Nicaragua, in fact, has a very cogent explanation for its refusal to sign. The pact favors imperialism to the detriment of the oppressed countries and lets the polluters off the hook. Below are excerpts from a Time magazine ­article of May 31 outlining Nicaragua’s well-­reasoned explanation.Paul Oquist, Nicaragua’s representative at the 2015 talks in Paris, has called the climate deal a “path to failure.” One of the primary reasons is that the deal is not binding — in other words, there are no punishments for countries that fail to live up to the commitments they make as part of the deal, other than “naming and shaming” them, as critics have put it.It doesn’t go far enoughOquist also objected to the agreed-upon goal of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, noting that the emissions targets, as well as the voluntary nature of the agreement, would likely result in increases of more like 3 or 4 degrees Celsius, according to the ­Financial Times. “We do not want to be accomplices to the death, damages and destruction that a 3C or 4C [warmer] world will represent,” he said in 2015.“It’s not a matter of being trouble makers,” he told Climate Change News the same year. ‘‘It’s a matter of the developing countries surviving. Four degrees is not a survival track in the Sahel with the Sahara advancing. Four degrees is not a survival track for India or Pakistan with the glaciers melting in the Himalayas. Four degrees is not a survival track for southeast Asia with the typhoons.”Oquist also said the agreement doesn’t hold larger countries — like the U.S. — sufficiently accountable, given that they historically have produced far more carbon than small countries like Nicaragua. “[The idea of] universal responsibility — [that] everyone is responsible — is a spin on historical responsibility, because everyone didn’t create this problem,” he told Democracy Now in 2015. “Nicaragua has 4.8 million tons of emissions a year, and that’s 0.03 percent of [global] emissions. Do we feel responsible for having caused climate change? No, not at all. Are we doing something about it? Yes, we’ve gone from 25 percent renewable to 52 percent renewable since 2007, and in 2020 we’ll be 90 percent renewable.”Larger countries, he said, can afford the necessary measures to reduce emissions in a significant way, “and they’re the ones who have the CO2 that can be cut.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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