Korea’s Hanwha Securities to stop financing Adani’s coal projects in Australia

first_imgKorea’s Hanwha Securities to stop financing Adani’s coal projects in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:A second major Korean backer of Adani’s Australian coal operation has said it won’t provide any more financial support for the controversial miner, which faces potential debt difficulties related to its Abbot Point export terminal.Guardian Australia has seen a letter from Korean brokerage firm Hanwha Securities – sent to the climate group Tipping Point on 30 July – which stated the firm would cease financing Adani’s coal projects.Last month, the ratings agency S&P Global downgraded its outlook on Adani’s Abbot Point terminal to “stable” after the company’s efforts to refinance debts were hindered by the coronavirus pandemic.The terminal’s Indian parent company, Adani Enterprises, urgently injected $100m needed to meet repayments due in May. Adani Abbot Point has also drawn down on about $170m of shareholder loans to pay off debt – owed to Commbank and Westpac – that was due to mature in November.Adani plans to export coal from its under-construction Carmichael mine from Abbot Point, which has total debts of about $1.5bn. Those debts include about $1.1bn due for repayment by December 2022, according to S&P Global.As the company postpones its efforts to refinance the most immediate Abbot Point debts, environmental activists have now secured withdrawal commitments from two large Korean financiers. Last month, Samsung group company Samsung Securities pledged to cease its financial backing of Adani, just days after protests began to target the group’s electronics branch.[Ben Smee]More: Second major Korean brokerage withdraws financial backing for Adani’s coal projectslast_img read more

Second Martin County classroom must quarantine after student shows coronavirus symptoms

first_imgIn just the first week of school for Martin County students, two groups of students are being required to quarantine at home after a child showed possible symptoms of COVID-19.Officials say on Friday a student at a Hobe Sound Elementary School showed symptoms of the virus. On Wednesday, a school district spokesperson said 24 students in a classroom at Seawind Elementary School near Hobe Sound must quarantine at home for two weeks after a student showed possible symptoms of COVID-19.Under the Martin County School District’s policy regarding COVID-19, the students must stay at home for 14 days.The school year started on Tuesday with about 38% of students opting for virtual learning, according to Gaylord, and the rest taking traditional in-classroom instruction.last_img read more

Who can stop Uganda’s Cheptegei?

first_img GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1962 Perth114611 MedalNameGamesSportEvent 2010 Delhi200218 1994 Victoria002224 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 1970 Edinburgh33179  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg)  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight Team Uganda 2002 Manchester020230  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight 2014 Glasgow104518  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg)  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1990 Auckland202411  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jumpcenter_img  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1966 Kingston001119 1982 Brisbane030318  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight Uganda medals Commonwealth games  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight Time for gold? Cheptegei is in fine form  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles 1974 Christchurch243910  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles Sunday Results – 100m4th in Heat 2 – Scovia Ayikoru 11.865th in heat 1 – Pius Adome 10.70NetballEngland ??????? 55 Uganda ?? 49 (Proscovia 23 goals, Nanyonga 22)Schedule 9.40am – ?? GC2018athletics 5000m final 10.26am – ?? GC2018athletics 100m semifinalGold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda’s long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei will find himself in an unfamiliar position as he goes for gold on day one of track and field at the Commonwealth Games.Cheptegei has been the dark horse in the major events he has competed in since last year but now finds himself as the man to beat when the 5000m final starts at 9.40am Sunday. That has been the position Mo Farah has been in for the past five years.The pressure to succeed ended in disaster at the World cross country championships in Kampala early last year, but that was followed by a stunning silver behind Mo Farah in the World Championships later, which indicated Cheptegei is getting wiser with each race.Cheptegei has been formidable since, running the  world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November before dominating all the cross-country races he participated in this year.He will be backed by Thomas Ayeko and Phillip Kipyeko who will stake their own claim to medals in Sunday’s race.The 5km – 12.5 laps – race suits Cheptegei’s flat out style and bar a surprise, should provide Uganda’s first medal at the Commonwealth Games.Mo Farah is absent but out to stop Cheptegei will be the Kenyans, who are the best bet to challenge the Ugandan despite sending a new-look side after many of their top performers opted out.The Kenyans, also recovering from a major doping scandal which prompted wide-ranging reforms, have sent a new crop of runners to Australia’s Gold Coast.Only three of Kenya’s gold medallists survive from 2014, when they topped the athletics medals table, with David Rudisha, Asbel Kiprop and Ezekiel Kemboi among those missing.“This is an entire young team who are hungry to chart their own destiny,” head coach Japheth Kemei told AFP in Nairobi ahead of the competition, which gets underway on Sunday.“Kenyan athletics is now in a period of transition, but we are happy that there will be a continued athletics success as we plan for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in two years time.”“The spirit is very high in the team,” coach Julius Kirwa said.“I am very happy with the youngsters, and even though most of them have little or no experience at the top level, we should be able to fine-tune them physically and physiologically to be ready for the show.“I believe we will do better than we did in Glasgow,” said Kirwa, who coached Kenya to the top of the table at the 2015 world athletics championships in Beijing.Kenya was placed on the IAAF doping watchlist in 2016 after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following a string of drug scandals.Since January, elite athletes have been under the watch of a select team of doctors appointed by the International Association of Athletics Federations and Athletics Kenya. 2006 Melbourne201315 GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank 1958 Cardiff010117 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight Total1315214918  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres Athletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring EdwinBoxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa RegarnCycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga ViennaNetball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya MuhayiminaRugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth AaronSquash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya MichaelSwimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza HakimTable Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)Shooting: Mungoma CleopatraTweets about #GC2018 uganda Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more