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Oxfam says international response to famine ‘dangerously inadequate’

first_imgThe international community’s response to global food insecurity is “dangerously inadequate”, the NGO Oxfam said in a new report Tuesday, published just days after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the UN’s World Food Programme.”The threat of ‘COVID famines’ and widespread extreme hunger is setting off every alarm bell within the international community, but so far sluggish funding is hampering humanitarian agencies’ efforts to deliver urgent assistance to people in need,” Oxfam wrote.”The international community’s response to global food insecurity has been dangerously inadequate,” said the report titled “Later Will Be Too Late”. “But some of the worst funded sectors are food security and nutrition,” it added.Last Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme for feeding millions of people from Yemen to North Korea, as the coronavirus pandemic pushes millions more into hunger.Founded in 1961 and funded entirely by donations, the UN body helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries. The NGO complained that funding for 55 million people facing extreme hunger in seven worst-affected countries – Afghanistan, Somalia, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen – was “abysmally low”. In five of the seven countries, donors had so far given “no money at all” for the coronavirus-related nutrition assistance part of the UN’s $10.3-billion humanitarian appeal, the report said. “As of today, donors have pledged just 28 percent of the UN Covid appeal that was launched back in March this year,” Oxfam said. Every sector – gender-based violence,  protection, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene – were “chronically under-funded,” Oxfam said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Premier League clubs put on high alert as Marc Overmars confirms Ajax star Hakim Ziyech will leave

first_imgPremier League clubs put on high alert as Marc Overmars confirms Ajax star Hakim Ziyech will leave Advertisement Ziyech (pictured alongside David Neres) has played a key role in Ajax’s domestic double success this season (Picture: Getty)Ziyech has topped the Eredivisie’s assist charts in four of the last five seasons and since establishing himself during the 2013-14 campaign he has supplied 75 assists in total, considerably more than any other player in the division in that time.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are believed to be operating under a strict budget this summer and Ziyech’s low release clause would certainly suit them, while Manchester United are on the lookout for a winger having been linked with Jadon Sancho and Nicolas Pepe.Liverpool are not expected to be too busy in the transfer market this summer, however, Jurgen Klopp may be tempted to move for Ziyech in order to provide competition for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on the flanks.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 5:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Marc Overmars has confirmed Ziyech will be playing elsewhere next season (Picture: Getty)Addressing Ziyech’s future, Overmars said: ‘He leaves when a top club comes. He is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer.’Ziyech is also reported to have suitors outside of the Premier League with Bundesliga duo Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund monitoring developments.Despite representing Morocco internationally, Ziyech grew up in the Netherlands and he has spent his entire career to date in the country of his birth, representing Heerenveen, FC Twente and now Ajax.center_img Advertisement Comment Hakim Ziyech is in demand this summer after impressing for Ajax in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)Ajax’s Director of Football Marc Overmars has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will leave the club this summer with the playmaker reported to have £25m release clause in his contract.The 26-year-old has been one of the standout stars of Ajax’s squad this season, weighing in with 16 goals and 13 assists in the Eredivisie from a wide midfield position.Ziyech also caught the eye during Ajax’s exhilarating run to the Champions League semi-final, scoring three goals and registering three assists overall including one apiece against Spurs in the semi-final.The Morocco international will not be short of offers now that the transfer window has officially opened and already Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been credited with an interest.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan Dinzeyi

first_img SPONSORED Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Jonathan Dinzeyi is set to join Arsenal having been released by Tottenham last month (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to continue their summer recruitment drive by adding Tottenham reject Jonathan Dinzeyi to their Under-23 squad. The 20-year-old central defender was released by Spurs last month having failed to make a single first team appearance for Arsenal’s north London rivals. Dinzeyi has been capped at England Under-18 level but failed to make the grade under Mauricio Pochettino or Jose Mourinho.According to The Athletic, Dinzeyi’s arrival will accelerate Arsenal’s plans to strengthen their Under-23 side which has been weakened by the loan departures of Matt Smith and Zech Medley already this month.ADVERTISEMENT Per Mertesacker is the head of Arsenal’s academy (Picture: Getty)Dinzeyi started his career as a winger before he was converted into a central defender and had a trial at QPR last season before returning to Spurs where he remained until his contract expired. AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s academy set-up has undergone dramatic changes over the course of the last 12 months with Per Mertesacker and technical director Edu playing a major role in overseeing a seismic overhaul. Steve Morrow, who had been the club’s head of youth scouting, was a major casualty of the changes which date back to November and further backroom alterations are set to be made in the coming months as Arsenal continue to look to streamline their business. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAt first team level, meanwhile, Arsenal are hoping to announce that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a contract extension in the coming days, ending months of speculation over his future. Arsenal have already added Willian to their first team squad and are hopeful of completing a deal for his compatriot Gabriel Magalhaes in the coming days. Lille have already confirmed the 22-year-old is set to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer and the central defender faces a straight choice between Napoli and Arsenal. MORE: Martin Keown fires warning to Arsenal fans over William SalibaMORE: Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’More to follow…Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coming Next / Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Aug 2020 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad 1 min. story Read More About Connatix V67539 Comment PLAY Top articles Skip Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan Dinzeyi Read More by Metro The Gunners have already completed deals for free agent George Lewis and Tim Akinola at a minimal cost this summer and are hopeful that such signings could generate a profit in the future should they fail to make the grade at first team level. 1/1 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Consultants’ fixation on short-term holding back green asset growth

first_imgIn addition to the misalignment of incentives, an issue examined in the review of UK equity markets chaired by John Kay in 2012, the working paper also said that many trustees remained concerned that consideration of environmental matters was “essentially a breach of fiduciary duty”.A recent review of fiduciary duties by the UK Law Commission found that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues were often “ill-defined” and instead suggested that trustees examine specific financial and non-financial matters instead.Caldecott and Rook also suggested that a lack of standardised terminology was holding back the growth of green investments, and said that the use of different terms by both consultants and asset owners could result in “unnecessary or exaggerated disagreements and misunderstandings”.“Moreover,” they added, “because many green investment concepts and products do not easily fit under conventional labels (e.g. modern portfolio theory approach to handling risk; asset-class-based allocations) many [asset owners] encounter difficulties in ‘making green investment fit’ within their broader investment aims.”The authors suggested that growth in the green investment market was being hampered by investment consultants attempting to reconcile mandates from asset owners with strategies that integrated green concerns.The report therefore suggested that investment consultants be compelled to focus greater attention on long-term matters, or otherwise risk damage to their reputation and relationships with clients.It concluded: “We anticipate that ICs could face a jolting devaluation of their reputational capital if they fail to help their AO clients plan for and cope with a long-term future that arrives ‘sooner than expected’.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to report ‘Investment consultants and green investment: Risking stranded advice’ The inability to place green investment into clear investment categories is holding back their growth, as is the continued fixation on short-term investment by consultants, academics at the University of Oxford have alleged.A working paper by Ben Caldecott, director of the Stranded Assets Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, and Stanford University research fellow Dane Rook has argued that both asset owners and investment consultants were to blame for the lack of activity in the green investment market.But it argued that the way consultants approached their business was causing some of the friction, as fee structures acted as a disincentive to investments that did not result in a near-term return.“Because [asset owners] may not be keen to pay explicitly and directly for ‘green investment’ services, many [investment consultants] may not be adequately incentivised to develop such capacity, even if it might provide a long-term advantage,” the authors said.last_img read more

Martha Ann Goos

first_imgMartha Goos, 62, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017.She was born January 10, 1955 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of Lillian Cramer Bosse and the late Donald Bosse.She served her country as a member of the United States Navy.Martha worked in the Meat Department for the Whitewater Kroger.She enjoyed crocheting, driving her jeep and reading, she was a big Stephen King Fan. Martha was also very patriotic. She will be greatly missed by many.Surviving are mother, Lillian Cramer Bosse of Cincinnati, OH; loving husband of 30 years, Dennis Goos of Moores Hill, IN; .siblings, Catherine (Kevin) Kearns of Maineville, OH, Teresa (Jack) Eason of Cleves, OH, Donald (Cheryl) Bosse of Cincinnati, OH, Andrew (David Caudill) Bosse of Cincinnati, OH, Elizabeth (Tim) Strubel of Union, KY, Cecelia (Patrick) Shay of Cincinnati, OH, Julianne Willard of Cincinnati, OH; brother in laws, Chris Goos of Wrightstown, NJ and Jon (Nina) Goos of Browns Mill, NJ.She was preceded in death by father, Donald Bosse.Friends will be received Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IndianaServices will be held at the Funeral Home, at 11:00 am with Rev. Tommy Beatley officiating. Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to any Veteran Organization of donor’s choice. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

Lincoln Street project in Greensburg set to begin

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg residents can expect construction activities to increase on Lincoln Street in downtown during the week of May 14.When work begins, Lincoln Street will close between Main and North Streets. All construction is scheduled to be complete by October 30, 2018.last_img

Kitten purrs in Fishery Lane

first_img O’Grady said: “He won quite well and I’m happy. We think he’s nice, but I don’t know where we will go now. It’s very difficult with a four-year-old in their second season. I thought he would have to be good to win as, although he was well fit enough to run, there is loads of improvement in him and he gave a right good blow. “Ruby was impressed with his jumping and down the line I see him as a Grade One chaser, hopefully, as he’s just shy of 17 hands. How high he goes at this game I don’t know, but I’m just delighted to have him.” Walsh added: “He’s a super horse. He travelled well and he’s a horse you would have to like. Where Mr O’Grady goes next, I don’t know, but next year he will be a lovely chaser.” Walsh made it a double aboard the Eric McNamara-trained top-weight Sir Harry Cash (5-1) in the Thoroughbred County Novice Handicap Chase, creeping into contention before pulling out the stops to hold on. The unbeaten Free Expression (11-10 favourite) looked impressive as he ran out a four-and-a-half-length winner of the www.naasracecourse.com Maiden Hurdle, but the stewards’ attention was focussed on the unplaced Mount Corkish Girl. They inquired into the running and riding of the Gillian Callaghan-trained mare, finding the handler and rider Andrew Lynch guilty of not running Mount Corkish Girl on her merits. Callaghan was fined 1,000 euro, Lynch banned for seven days and the horse suspended from running for 60 days. Classy hurdler Real Steel got the better of favourite Le Vent D’Antan in the Naas Annual Membership Beginners Chase for Mouse Morris, giving rider Bryan Cooper the first leg of a double. The six-year-old, previously trained by Philip Fenton, scored by four and a half lengths as the pair came clear. Kitten Rock ran out an impressive winner of the feature Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas for the Edward O’Grady stable. Press Association Morris said: “He did it well. He jumped well and fiddled them well. He settled well also. He had done plenty of schooling. I think he’ll make a nice three-miler.” Cooper then struck aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Killer Crow (3-1) in the Book Hospitality On Line Maiden Hurdle. The Big Apple (5-2 joint favourite) impressed in running out a 12-length winner of the Go Racing In Kildare Membership 2015 (Pro/Am) Flat Race. Trained by Christy Roche and ridden by his son Padraig, the JP McManus-owned runner easily had the measure of Ma Garrett, with Tully East back in third. However, Tully East was subsequently disqualified after rider Katie Walsh accidentally failed to weigh in, a mistake which cost her a five-day suspension. Ruby Walsh sat third for most of the way in the Grade Three contest as Analifet took them along in the testing conditions, and the odds-on favourite was clearly under pressure with two to jump as Kitten Rock loomed up with menace. When the jockey gave the signal, the 7-2 chance eased clear to beat Henry Higgins by seven and a half lengths, with Analifet dropping right away at the finish. last_img read more

Kansas City Chiefs rally to beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl, franchise’s first championship in 50 years

first_img February 2, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs rally to beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl, franchise’s first championship in 50 years. Kansas City Chiefs rally to beat San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl, franchise’s first championship in 50 yearscenter_img Associated Press last_img

MOIPA, GFF join forces to provide Hurricane aid

first_imgTHE Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) have organised a double-header in aid of relief to persons in the Caribbean who are affected by the two recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The MoIPA has fielded two Heritage All-Stars football teams that will be up against the Guyana Football Federation President’s XI team and an U-17 team in two charity matches this Sunday.The games will take place at the Everest Cricket Club ground in aid of persons in the Caribbean who were affected by the natural disaster.This is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) female team.This match-up comes hot on the heels of the just concluded Annual Indigenous Heritage Games that saw female defending champs out of Region 7 Paruima retain their title, while Port Kaituma defied all odds to bag the male title.The MoIPA and the GFF see this as its corporate responsibility to support such a worthy cause since a number of Guyanese who live in the Caribbean were adversely affected.The Heritage All-Stars team includes Frankie Parks, Kacy De Silva, Joshua Aaron, Keith James, Murphy Felix, Keiron Solomon, Albert Smith, Mark Valenzuela, Nicholas Peters, Lindel Joseph, Ackley Bucknan, Gerald Isaacs, Colloyer Daniels, Canadian Smith, Clinton Williams, Delano Mentore, Kevin Mingo, Seon Semple, Jagong Jagok, Jason Ramjohn, Julian Joseph and Troy McLennon.The ball-weavers take to the field in the evening’s first match at 18:00hrs, followed by the feature encounter at 20:00hrs.Admission is $500 and all proceeds will go to those affected by the hurricanes.last_img read more

The Latest: Steelers had 2 positive tests, both recovered

first_imgThe World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The governing body says “the well-being and safety of competitors and fans could not be ensured amid the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.”Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year.The karate worlds are held every two years. The scheduled 2022 event has also been put back one year to 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.___ Another tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.Viktor Troicki says he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus. The former top-20 player from Serbia played against Djokovic in Belgrade during the first part of the two-leg tour.Djokovic was the face behind the Adria Tour. The series started in the Serbian capital and then moved to Zadar, Croatia, last weekend.There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria said Sunday he has tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive. June 23, 2020 Tomlin said Tuesday the players tested positive at some point earlier this year. Both players went through what Tomlin called “the appropriate protocol” and have since returned to work.Neither player visited the team facility at any point during the offseason. The Steelers, like the rest of the NFL, have been meeting and training remotely rather than in person since mid-March.___The U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction ceremony to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.This year’s induction ceremony had been scheduled for Sept. 19-20 in Frisco, Texas, where the Hall of Fame is located. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says two unidentified players have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered. The Latest: Steelers had 2 positive tests, both recovered Members of the 2020 and 2021 classes will be inducted together in a ceremony next year.Voting for the 2020 class was completed earlier this year but not yet announced.Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, dismissed from the team following the 2016 Olympics, was among the first-time eligible players on the ballot. U.S. national team members Brad Davis, Whitney Engen, Herculez Gómez and Clarence Goodson also were among 14 first-time eligible players on the 42-person ballot.___This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Djokovic left Croatia after the final was canceled and was tested in Belgrade. The results are expected soon.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more