first_imgWainwright Bank & Trust Company (Nasdaq: WAIN) has provided $10 million in financing to Commonwealth Dairy, LLC for the construction of a state-of-the-art yogurt production processing facility in Brattleboro, Vermont.Commonwealth Dairy is a joint venture between Ehrmann USA, a subsidiary of family-run Ehrmann AG, an international yogurt company based in Germany with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion, and Commonwealth Yogurt.  The new facility will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.Anticipated to be operational in early 2011, Commonwealth Dairy will utilize the latest technology and automated production processes.  All-natural, rBST-free and organic milk will be used in manufacturing.  A projected 24 new jobs will be created within the first three years of operation and a portion of net profits will be returned directly to local dairy farmers.”Wainwright Bank was clearly the logical funding source for us, not only because of their proven commitment to corporate social responsibility, but because they understood what we’re all about.  More than just a banking transaction, it’s truly a partnership,” said Thomas Moffitt, President, Commonwealth Dairy.”Wainwright Bank has a long history of providing financing to socially and environmentally conscious companies such as Commonwealth Dairy.  In this case, the facility is purposely located near the dairy farms that will supply Commonwealth Dairy with fresh, responsibly produced milk.  This will not only guarantee the highest quality of yogurt to New England consumers, but will ensure that transportation distances, and thus the facility’s environmental impact, are minimized,” said Christopher Scoville, Wainwright Bank Community Development Lender for the project.Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Boston, Wainwright Bank is a leading socially progressive bank with assets of over $1 billion and 12 branches throughout Greater Boston.  Over 50% of the Bank’s commercial lending portfolio is dedicated to community development initiatives including affordable housing, homeless shelters, HIV/AIDS services, community health centers, and environmental issues to name a few.  Wainwright’s commitment to social justice has been widely recognized including being named one of the Top 20 Sustainable Stocks in the world by SustainableBusiness.com and one of the Top 10 Best “Green” Banking Firms by the Social Investment Forum.Source: BOSTON, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –Wainwright Bank & Trust Companylast_img read more

first_img 3:38 3:18 Still Got Time Derek Hoke 2:35 5:09 3:00 3:21 Small Voices Matt Gresham Love Wins Again Janiva Magness 2:28 Hammers and Nails The Bones of J.R. Jones Another Town Josh Williams 3:49 It’s tough to not lead with the Grammy nominee when Trail Mix happens to have one.This month, Trail Mix is excited to feature noted songwriter Hayes Carll, who drew early notice with his first record, 2002’s Flowers & Liquor, before knocking the Americana world on its ass with the 2011 release of KMAG YOYO. Carll is now nominated for a Grammy in the Best Country Song category thanks to Lee Ann Womack recording “Chances Are,” a song he included on the aforementioned KMAG YOYO, and he is poised to release his latest record, Lovers and Leavers, on April 8th.“The Love The We Need,” off of Hayes Carll’s brand new record, is featured on this month’s mix.The collection of artists featured this month is so good it should be illegal. Check out the new ones from Elephant Revival, O’Brother, Wren, The Bones of JR Jones, and 2/3 Goat.There’s also brand new bluegrass from Asheville’s own Town Mountain, countrified bluegrass from guitar master Josh Williams, the soulful stylings of Janiva Magness, and solo work from Daniel Hutchens, long time vocalist for Athens rockers Bloodkin.New songs from Shannon Labrie, Willie Nile, The Ragbirds, Matt Gresham, Andy Ferrell, and Jason Paulson also await.Be sure to keep up with the Trail Mix blog this month. Chats with Derek Hoke, The Hackensaw Boys, Michael Daves, and Sammy Walker are on tap.And, as is my plea to you each and every month, get out and buy some of this incredible music shared with you here by these artists on Trail Mix. If you dig it, go buy it. Get out and buy a concert ticket or share what you like with a friend. Give the love back to these musicians sharing with you. Pretty Polly Michael Daves 4:08 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Time Crawls By Andy Ferrell 2:49 You Want Me To Change The Hackensaw Boys 04 Pretty Girls In Summer Dresses Danny Hutchens It’s Raining Wren Deconstruct O’Brother 3:09 3:56 Audio PlayerJason PaulsonBad Habits Studio EditionUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:09 Brown Eyed Georgia Darlin’ Sammy Walker 3:28 Bad Habits Studio Edition Jason Paulson Whiskey Sins 2/3 Goat Comin’ Back To You Town Mountain 2:30 4:17 3:24 It’s Political Shannon LaBrie Breakdown The Ragbirds When I Fall Elephant Revival When Levon Sings — Willie Nile 2:37 4:29 4:33 4:53 Embed The Love That We Need Hayes Carll last_img read more

first_imgToday’s tech-savvy consumers are quickly adapting to digital devices, turning them into powerful payment vehicles. At the same time, the safety and security of these transactions is paramount.The EMV standard serves as the backbone for future payment technologies by enabling safer, smarter and more secure transactions across cards, contactless, mobile and remote payment channels. For 15 years, Mastercard has played a leading role in the creation, management and continued development of the EMV standard. We offer a unique set of EMV solutions to help issuers and merchants implement new payment solutions quickly.What is the EMV standard?EMV is a standard for globally interoperable, secure payments. The key element of EMV involves including dynamic digital data in every transaction. This makes these types of transactions extremely secure and reduces the risk of fraud.When a consumer uses an EMV-enabled device to pay at an EMV terminal, it can be instantly identified as an authentic, approved payment belonging to that consumer through dynamic authentication. When used with a PIN (Personal Identification Number), the chip verifies that the consumer is indeed holding his or her own device.How does EMV reduce fraud?In the digital world, payment transactions are getting smarter. And at the heart of these smarter transactions is dynamic authentication, which incorporates unique information in each transaction making it virtually impossible to replicate.The EMV standard has already been adopted by more than 80 countries where it has significantly reduced counterfeit card fraud, saving hundreds of millions of dollars. Our goal is to help reduce fraud in the United States too. 158SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_img64 View Crescent, Arana Hills.Mr Carr said he had neighbours on all sides of the house, which was on a 1012sq m fully fenced block.“The neighbours are all friendly, this area has always been very pleasant,” he said.The lowset family home has an easy-flow floor plan, generous formal and informal living areas. There’s a modern kitchen and air-conditioned living areas and bedrooms.The kitchen has loads of bench space and storage.Mr Carr said he hoped someone who would treat the home with love and care like it had always received would buy the property.The property is in a convenient location and is close to bus and rail, schools, shopping centres and local amenities. 64 View Crescent, Arana Hills.With plenty of time spent around the swimming pool, Mr Carr said it was usually the preferred gathering place at Christmas time for the extended family.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 2019“We’ve had in excess of 30 people here one time,” he said.Mr Carr said the outdoor living area was ideal and suited the Brisbane climate. Sliding glass doors lead out to the spacious covered outdoor entertainment area, which overlooks the inground pool and parkland. 64 View Crescent, Arana Hills.Richard Carr and his wife Patricia say it’s time to downsize from their three-bedroom, two-bathroom Arana Hills home.After living at 64 View Cres for more than 30 years, Mr Carr said they had decided to sell because their two children had grown up and moved out of home.“It’s time to move on and relocate,” he said.The couple built the home and have since carried out some renovations including adding extra rooms, putting on a large deck and swimming pool.last_img read more

first_imgSweden’s third national pension fund, AP3, made a 9.4% return on investments last year, after expenses, boosted by equities, inflation, and currency risk.This is up from the 6.8% it generated in 2015, the fund reported.Kerstin Hessius, chief executive of the Stockholm-based pension fund, said: “A net result of SEK28bn [€2.9bn] is a strong performance, especially considering the weak performance of equity markets in the first six months of the year.”This net result in absolute terms was up sharply from the SEK19.6bn produced in 2015. Releasing its 2016 annual report, the SEK324bn pension fund said that, within its investment portfolio, the “risk categories” of equities, inflation – which includes real estate – and currencies made the largest positive contributions to income.The result brought the annualised return after expenses over the past five years up to 10.9%, from 8.4% in the period ending 2015. However, the 10-year annualised return remained on the same level as the previous year, at 5.7%.Hessius said AP3 had doubled its holdings in green bonds during the year, cementing the pension fund’s position as one of the largest Nordic investors in the instruments.Green bond investments rose to SEK9.5bn from SEK4.5bn.The issuance of green bonds – instruments linked to environmentally friendly investments – has grown strongly since 2012.AP3’s overall capital grew to SEK324.4bn, from SEK303bn during the year.Along with Sweden’s other main buffer funds AP1, AP2, and AP4, AP3 exists to create long-term returns to make up any shortfall between pension contributions and disbursements in the state system. AP3 made payments of SEK6.6bn into the pension system in 2016.This was in line with the payments made by AP1 and AP4, but higher than the Gothenburg-based buffer fund AP2, which paid SEK4.9bn into the state pension fund last year.last_img read more

first_img“The consequences of the company’s actions have had devastating and tragic consequences… for the local population, company employees and the environment around Corrego do Feijao.” Swedish state pension buffer fund AP1 has begun selling SEK407m (€38.6m) worth of equities and bonds of Brazilian mining company Vale, after the AP Funds’ Council on Ethics recommended the exclusion the company from the AP funds’ portfolios.The recommendation follows the fatal collapse of a tailings dam at one of its mining facilities in Brumadinho, Brazil, last month.The council said it was recommending AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 exclude Vale because the council had lost confidence in the firm, adding that it could be linked to violations of three major international conventions.In a statement, the council said: “It would appear that the company did not act sufficiently quickly on reported deficiencies regarding the safety of the tailings dam in Corrego do Feijao.  John Howchin, Council on EthicsJohn Howchin, secretary general of the AP funds’ ethics council, said: “I am very pleased to see BHP take leadership on this issue.  We now need that leadership across the rest of the sector.”The AP funds, the Church of England’s investment bodies and other investors running a combined £3trn (€3.5trn) also welcomed BHP’s move.Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, said: “Communities, workers, banks and investors need the assurance that best practice will become the new minimum requirement across the mining sector.“Independence and transparency will be key to re-establishing trust and as investors we look forward to playing our part in working with global experts and industry in advancing the call we have made.”Investors will meet in April with industry experts and company representatives to discuss the demands for greater safety.center_img Source: TV NBRAn aerial view of the Brumadinho dam collapseA spokesman for AP1 told IPE that the pension fund had SEK350m invested in Vale shares and SEK57m in the company’s bonds, according to figures for the end of June last year.“We have now initiated a total exclusion of those equities and bonds,” he said.Meanwhile, AP2 and AP4 said they had no holdings in the company, and AP3 said it had only had a small exposure to a fund that had invested in Vale.AP4 and AP3 said they had decided to follow the Council on Ethics’ recommendation to exclude Vale. A spokeswoman for AP2 said that when the fund switched to its internally-developed ESG indices for global equities last year, the Brazilian company had not been included.BHP pledges to improve tailing dam securityAt the start of this month, institutional investors led by the Church of England called for a global independent public classification system to monitor the safety risk of tailings dams, in the wake of the Brumadinho collapse that killed more than 100 people.In a statement published on 19 February, fellow mining company BHP Billiton said it planned to meet investors and other interested bodies later this month to help speed up its work to improve the safety of its own dams. It also voiced support for an independent oversight body.The company said: “BHP will continue to accelerate its work with the industry to advance the science and technology required to improve the safety of tailings storage facilities.“This includes existing workstreams such as early warning technologies, better models and monitoring of possible modes of failure, tailings dewatering options, and dry tailings storage viability at scale.”last_img read more

first_imgDutch marine contractor Van Oord has assigned the Rostock-based EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH to manufacture and deliver 31 monopiles for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm.The 31 monopiles will be in the XL range where EEW SPC will process more than 35,000 tons of steel in total.The foundations will be manufactured in Rostock between November 2017 and May 2018 so that offshore installation work can commence as planned at the beginning of September 2018.The offshore wind farm is located approximately 95km west of the island Borkum and will be realized by the Canadian energy company Northland Power. The commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2019.“We are extremely pleased to be processing operations together with Van Oord on our third large project after Belwind and Gemini. Van Oord is a strategically important partner for us and the long-standing good relationship acknowledges our successful cooperation,” said Michael Hof, COO/Managing Director EEW SPC.last_img read more

first_imgWest Aquarius rig. Photographer: Karen Chappell/Bitstop – shared with permission from the photographerAn offshore worker has been injured while working on Seadrill’s West Aquarius rig off Canada for BP. Back in June, BP was forced to suspend its drilling operations offshore Nova Scotia, Canada due to an unauthorized spill of synthetic-based drilling mud (SBM) from the West Aquarius rig.Since BP received authorization to restart drilling operations on July 23, 2018, the project has had no spills or equipment damage. However, BP informed on Tuesday, September 18 that the project has had one injury.Namely, a worker on the West Aquarius lost his balance while performing a routine maintenance activity and sustained an elbow injury. The worker subsequently received medical treatment.BP said it was conducting an investigation to understand the root cause and help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.A 500 meter radius safety (exclusion) zone is in place around the West Aquarius where non-project vessels are prohibited. The safety (exclusion) zone will be monitored by the standby vessel, the Horizon Star, or equivalent vessel.It is also worth mentioning that, earlier this week, Seadrill’s West Aquarius won a new drilling contract from ExxonMobil, also for operations offshore Canada. The contract with Exxon is expected to start between May and July 2019.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Crowder led the scoring for the Heat as NBA MVP Antetokounmpo was held to a season-low 13 points at Miami’s American Airlines Arena.The defeat was only Milwaukee’s ninth loss of the season and helped Miami improve to 39-22 in the Eastern Conference playoff race.The Bucks remain firmly in control of the conference standings, leading with a 52-9 record ahead of second-placed Toronto, who are 42-18.But the previously all-conquering Bucks were given plenty of food for thought ahead of next month’s playoffs after a superb Miami display.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said his team had finally produced a defensive display he had believed they were capable of.“We’ve had moments like this in us and that’s what we’ve been trying to work on,” Spoelstra said. “I’m not saying we can hold great offensive teams like this under 90 points regularly. That’s not realistic.“But we’ve got this version of us in us. Tonight there was a lot more focus, commitment and urgency, because of the respect level for who we were playing.“It was one of our better performances this season.”Crowder led the Miami scoring along with Jimmy Butler, with both players finishing on 18 points.No fewer than six Miami players cracked double digits, including center Bam Adebayo who also had a huge night defensively.Adebayo finished with 14 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and forced five turnovers. The 22-year-old also made four blocks.Brook Lopez led the Milwaukee scoring with 21 points but it was a night to forget for Antetokounmpo, who made only six of 18 shooting attempts.– ‘Tough for everybody’ –A subdued Antetokounmpo admitted the Bucks had been outplayed and outfought on the night.“They’re a team that play hard and that’s what they did tonight,” Antetokounmpo told reporters. “It wasn’t just tough for me, it was tough for everybody.”Elsewhere on Monday, the Houston Rockets suffered a shock reverse to the lowly New York Knicks, losing 125-123 at Madison Square Garden.James Harden led the scoring with 35 points – including 16 free throws – while Russell Westbrook added 24.But the Rockets were always chasing the game after falling behind in the first quarter as the Knicks pulled away to lead by 21 points at one stage.RJ Barrett top-scored with 27 points for the Knicks, who had seven players make double figures.Barrett sealed the win with a driving hoop with 7.6 seconds remaining to mark the era of new team president Leon Rose – who officially joined the Knicks earlier Monday – with a victory.Power forward Julius Randle had 16 points – and 16 rebounds – while Bobby Portis and Wayne Ellington both delivered 15 points each from the bench.Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said his team had not been mentally prepared for the game following Sunday’s overtime win over Boston.“We won a big game against Boston and came here and we weren’t ready to play for the first 20 minutes. They did well, played a good game, but our first three quarters were lackadaisical,” D’Antoni said.Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 13 points in a loss to the Miami HeatRead Also: NBA: Cavaliers sink 76ers as Embiid hurts shoulder“When you don’t have the appropriate fear or force, stuff happens, and they started hitting shots. Give them credit, they played well.”The victory lifted the Knicks into 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings with 19 wins and 42 defeats.The Rockets fell to 39-21 in the Western Conference, where they remain in fourth spot.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jae Crowder scored 18 points off the bench as the Miami Heat locked down Giannis Antetokounmpo to hand the Milwaukee Bucks a 105-89 defeat on Monday.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more