Fall-blooming Salvias

first_imgThe misplaced sage heads up a group of fall-blooming salvias that are absolutely riveting now in the garden. Salvias just may be the favorite collector plants of gardeners in the United States, and rightfully so, as I will explain.Your first question is probably, “What is the misplaced salvia?” Botanically speaking, it is Salvia disjuncta. It is from Mexico and simply amazing with its saturated fire-engine-red blooms. The blooms number in the hundreds and are mesmerizing.Our plants at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah are around 4 feet tall, but they can reach a staggering 6 feet in height. We have ours partnered with the Copper Canyon daisy, Tagetes lemmonii, another Mexican favorite in the gardens. Visually, this analogous color-schemed partnership has to be one of the most attractive for the fall landscape.The misplaced sage is truly a short-day bloomer which means it is triggered by shorter day lengths. Some suppliers report blooms starting in late October, but ours started in September. The incredible display lasts until a hard frost.In addition to misplaced sage (Salvia disjuncta) and Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha), two other short-day salvias you may want to consider are orange mountain sage (Salvia regla) and the stunning ‘Red Neck Girl’ (Salvia madrensis), a yellow-flowered forsythia sage. All of the salvias are cold hardy from zones 7 through 10 and can be a tasty treat for the late-season hummingbird.Our other fall-blooming salvias have been blooming all summer. We were going to have an Autumn Gardenfest in October, but Hurricane Matthew had other plans. To get ready for the fall festival, we counted back seven weeks and pruned back our summer salvias hard.We are reaping the reward of hard pruning with great displays of the salvias, like the royal purple ‘Amistad,’ a Salvia guaranitica hybrid, and the ‘Mystic Spires Blue,’ a terrific, compact Salvia farinacea and Salvia longispicata hybrid.It is a mystery to me why everyone doesn’t grow salvias. They are deer-resistant perennials that create excitement in the garden by virtue of their spiky blooms. And they attract hummingbirds and pollinators.If you live north of zone 7, your first choice would have to be ‘May Night,’ an award-winning Perennial Plant of the Year. It’s cold hardy from zones 4 through 9. Although it might not bloom into the fall, the meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) will, and it is equally cold hardy.Hopefully, you will give perennial salvias a try. To grow yours, choose a site next spring in full to partial sun for best flowering. Again, our beds here in Savannah get direct afternoon sun. Good drainage improves the chances of a spring return. Cold winters coupled with soggy soil generally mean that the salvias will be history.To help with drainage issues, prepare the soil before planting by adding three to four inches of organic matter like fine pine bark or compost, and till to a depth of eight to 10 inches. While preparing the bed, incorporate two pounds of a 12-6-6 slow-release fertilizer with minor nutrients. Plant salvias at the same depth they are growing in the container, and space them two to three feet apart or as recommended per the variety and species.For cottage garden beauty and color or the backyard wildlife habitat, perennial salvias are must-have plants.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at www.CoastalGeorgiaBG.org.last_img read more

April 30, 2006 On the Move

first_img On the Move Walfrido “Wally” Martinez returns to Hunton & Williams as the firm’s managing partner. Michael A. Berke, Karen P. Londell, Michael B. Chavies, Fransisco Silva, Joel E. Maxwell, Mary V. Carroll, Scott B. Cosgrove, Gail Guzzi, Jorge A. Lopez, David C. Miller, and Esther L. Moreno were named shareholders at Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office. Sean I. McGhie and Leslie M. Tomcak were named shareholders at Akerman Senterfitt’s Ft. Lauderdale office. Jacob A. Brown and Cynthia M. Montgomery were named shareholders at Akerman Senterfitt’s Jacksonville office. Erik P. Kimball and Susan M. Wilson were named shareholders at Akerman Senterfitt’s Orlando and Tampa offices, respectively. Augustin “Gus” Simmons joined Aloia & Roland as an associate concentrating his practice in the areas of family and domestic law, commercial litigation, and real estate. Jorge R. Gutierrez, Luis O’Naughten, Bert Diaz, Sean Santini, Richard C. Bulman, Jr., and Susana Betancourt joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offices as shareholders. David M. Fernandez joined Barr, Murman & Tonelli as a senior associate. He practices in the area of insurance defense. Joseph H. Ganguzza and Lourdes Sanchez-Barcia joined practices with David B. Haber to start a firm called Haber & Ganguzza, LLP. The firm will specialize in civil litigation, real property transactions, bankruptcy, and community association law. Michael J. Dewberry joined Fowler White Boggs Banker as a shareholder practicing in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. He will concentrate his practice on all types of business litigation and dispute resolution. Dickinson & Gibbons is moving to Gateway Professional Center at 401 N. Cattlemen Rd., Ste. 300 in Sarasota. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. Steven A. Lessne has been elected partner at Blank Rome’s Boca Raton office. Jason A. Collier joined Abel Band in Sarasota as an associate concentrating on employment law and commercial litigation. Shutts & Bowen is opening a Tampa office. The Shutts & Bowen offices are temporarily located in the World Trade Center at 1101 Channelside Drive and the firm plans to move into permanent space by June. Arnstein & Lehr opened its Ft. Lauderdale office on the 17th floor of 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., and added eight partners and two associates: James C. Brady, Sonja K. Dickens, Clint J. Gage, Alan G. Kipnis, Joel D. Mayersohn, Brian A. Pearlman, Charles B. Pearlman, and Franklin L. Zemel. The two associates are Jason Gordon and Myra P. Mahoney. Arnstein & Lehr’s phone number is (954) 713-7600 and the fax number is (954) 713-7700 Brandon Biondo, Cristina Jimenez and Allen Pegg joined Murai Wald Biondo Moreno & Brochin as associates. Erika Dine joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver’s Sarasota office. Dine’s practice in the elder law section includes probate, guardianship, and financial exploitation. Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams named five partners: Nancy L. LaVista, Julie H. Littky-Rubin, Lake H. Lytal, III, David C. Prather, and Kevin C. Smith. Stacy R. Costner joined Levin Tannenbaum in Sarasota and will focus her practice on construction, real estate, and business litigation. Cort A. Neimark joined Fowler White Burnett as a shareholder. Neimark will focus his practice on corporate transactions, estate planning/probate, real estate, and commercial litigation. Traci Kratish opened an office on 14201 W. Sunrise Blvd, Ste. 104 in Sunrise 33323; phone (954) 838-8662; Web site www.kratishlaw.com. The firm’s focus is tax and estate planning and business organizations. Jeffrey Bankowitz, Alexander Dobrev, Jill Harmon, Anissa Knox, Joaquin Martinez, Timothy Miedona, Gregory Slemp, and John VanLongren have been elected senior associates at Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed. Carlos J. Reyes joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Ft. Lauderdale office as a shareholder. Reyes will focus his practice on governmental affairs, procurement, and real estate. Jeffrey D. DeCarlo and Jana Marie Fried joined Foley & Mansfield’s Miami office as partners. Andrew S. Alitowski became a partner at Wedderburn, Jacobs & Alitowski. The new firm concentrates on personal injury, criminal, commercial and employment matters, and real estate litigation. The firm is located at 16300 NE 19th Ave., Ste 244, North Miami Beach 33162; phone (305) 919-9222. Judith “Judy” M. Mercier of Orlando was named chair of Holland & Knight’s Women’s Initiative Program. Thomas A. Culmo has partnered with Daniel D. Dolan III to form The Law Offices of Culmo Dolan P.L. Sandra I. Tart returned to Fowler White Burnett to work on securities practice at its Ft. Lauderdale office. Kimberly Laucella joined Akerman Senterfitt’s real estate group as an associate in their Orlando office. Kim Wells joined the Merlin Law Group’s Tampa office as an associate. Alex H. Zaharias was named an associate in the Orlando office of George, Hartz, Lundeen, Fulmer, Johnstone & Stevens. He is assigned to the workers’ compensation defense division. Albert F. Tellechea joined Holland & Knight’s Orlando office as a partner in its litigation section. Gabriel E. Nieto joined Berger Singerman’s Miami office and will focus his practice on administration and regulatory law. Jose Villalobos and Alex Villalobos joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in its Miami office. David L. Luikart III joined Hill, Ward & Henderson as an associate in its litigation group. Stephen C. Watson and J. Tom Watson joined GrayRobinson’s Lakeland Office. Steve joins as an equity partner and Tom as an associate. Tripp Scott named Scott Jordan as director of its commercial real estate practice April 30, 2006 On the Move April 30, 2006 On the Movelast_img read more

The super rich start saving super early

first_imgThere are two personal-finance chestnuts in nearly every article about saving money: Putting money away (instead of spending it) is difficult, and people should generally save more than they already do. But despite these truisms, one subset of Americans seem to be doing pretty well at saving: the super wealthy.This may not seem all that surprising, but the reason isn’t simply that they have more money to save. According to a new survey by Bank of America U.S. Trust, the bank’s private wealth management arm, many wealthy individuals in the U.S. start saving in their teenage years. The report, “Insights on Wealth and Worth,” surveys nearly 700 people and offers an inside look at the attitudes and behaviors of ultra-high-net-worth individuals. The survey’s respondents have at least $3 million in assets, and 30 percent have more than $10 million.The report offers some insights into the kind of financial discipline and responsibility taken up by wealthy individuals in their early years. On average, respondents said they started saving money at the age of 14—which is actually not that rare, as another, broader, survey found that over 52 percent of American teenagers report having some kind of savings account. It’s worth noting that many wealthy people are born rich, and the fact that they started saving early is likely more the result of their backgrounds than it is a sign of any special abilities that would lead to wealth. continue reading » 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

League collaboration behind the scenes benefits everyone

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brad Miller Miller has more than 30 years with credit unions, national associations and related financial services industries. Prior to joining AACUL, Miller was President/CEO of Palmetto Cooperative Services, a CUSO … Web: aacul.org Details Cooperation is a cornerstone of the credit union movement and can be seen throughout our industry in a myriad of ways. A prime example is the incredible work your credit union leagues/associations accomplish on behalf of credit unions every day and especially over the last few months, with increased collaboration behind the scenes.AACUL has always facilitated calls and conferences among a variety of league employee groups (i.e.: CEOs/presidents, advocacy, communications, and education professionals, service corporation executives, state foundation executives, etc.) to share ideas, solutions, and advice across states. As you can imagine, with so many new and challenging issues brought about by the COVID pandemic, the need and frequency of these discussions have increased dramatically. The transition from in-person to virtual dialogs over these last few months, in many cases weekly group check-ins, has produced an unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration across the system, as leagues share ideas, information, and support each other.For example, on their regular Zoom calls, league education directors share information about logistics, technology, speaker ideas, and so much more on how they are serving and supporting credit unions. When the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) held their multi-day virtual SHIFT20 conference in mid-May, they invited leagues across the country to participate, observe, and learn about a new technology platform HCUA was using. And, in true cooperative spirit, they even held a debrief afterwards about lessons learned for their colleagues across the country. The Cornerstone Credit Union League, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, and others are also inviting leagues to their upcoming events in the same spirit.Similarly, leagues and CUNA have also teamed up for a special small CU webinar series on a wide-range of topics, launching in August and running until Spring 2021. Every league is participating with CUNA in delivering valuable content to help small credit unions with this new, free series.This type of cooperation helps everyone involved and is key to a thriving system. We also see this behind the scenes collaboration with system advocacy, media relations, and much more. That’s the credit union difference. More specifically, that’s the credit union league difference.last_img read more

Google’s Device Lock Controller App Allows Banks, Creditors to Remotely Lock Payment Defaulter’s Phone

first_imgGoogle’s Device Lock Controller app has silently been developed by the search giant. It allows banks and credit providers to remotely lock your device if you don’t make payments. The Device Lock Controller app uses the DeviceAdminService API of Android to remotely restrict access to the device in case of a payment default. It is already listed on Google Play, though users cannot download it on their own. The app also retains access to basic functionality including emergency calling and access to settings even when the device is restricted.“Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers. Your provider can remotely restrict access to your device if you don’t make payments,” reads the description of the app.- Advertisement – A Google spokesperson confirmed to XDA Developers that the new app had been launched in partnership with a Kenyan network operator Safaricom. In late July, the operator launched a financial plan called “Lipa Mdogo Mdogo” (Pay Bit by Bit) to offer Android (Go edition) smartphones in instalments. That plan included a clause under which the operator will “lock the device” following non-payment for four days.Google seems to have enabled Safaricom to lock payment defaulters’ phones using the Device Lock Controller app. However, it is unclear whether the app could be expanded to other credit providers and in other markets in the future.Google clarified to XDA Developers that the Device Lock Controller app should not be listed on Google Play for general users. The Google Play listing of the app was, however, still accessible at the time of filing this story. But nonetheless, you can’t find it on the Play Store available on your smartphone or tablet.- Advertisement – Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at [email protected] Please send in your leads and tips.Morelast_img read more

The Zadar County Tourist Board has published public calls for co-financing events

first_imgPursuant to the Work Program for 2018, the Zadar County Tourist Board has published on its website a PUBLIC INVITATION to apply for the program “Support to Events” in 2018.The subject of the Public Invitation is the allocation of grants from the Zadar County Tourist Board and Zadar County for events in the Zadar County as a motive for tourists to arrive at the destination, and the creation of additional offers, especially in the pre- and postseason.One of the main goals of this implementation of aid is, in addition to transparency and clear definition of goals and purposes of the program, to develop the concept of “experience” to adapt to market needs and trends, and become an even more desirable destination, especially in terms of strengthening traffic outside summer. months (July, August), ie arrivals that are not motivated by the product “sun and beach””Point out the Zadar County Tourist Board and add that they want to more strongly develop and support events that are the motive for coming to the destination, and encourage the organizers to develop events in that direction.Therefore, the focus of the event must be on two things, in order to receive co-financing from the Zadar County Tourist Board:TYPE A – EVENTS that are the MOTIVATION of tourists to the destinationTYPE B – EVENTS that create an ADDITIONAL OFFER and INDIGENOUS ATMOSPHERE at the destinationTherefore, this year the organizers from Zadar County will have to decide on the profile of their event and accordingly fill out only one of the two available forms. Those events that motivate the arrival of tourists will be more strongly encouraged, but they will also have to prove it by fulfilling more conditions, more precisely by advertising, knowing the target groups (“for whom do we do it?”), Package deals, tools they use or attract visitors. and others.Deadline for online application is on February 19, 2018 until 12:00, and more information as well as the required forms can be found on the website Zadar County Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas begs Unai Emery to start four players in Europa League clash v Napoli

first_img Comment Advertisement Unai Emery’s Arsenal face Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsenal boss Unai Emery to start Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang together against Napoli.And the Gunners hero says Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey should also start the Europa League quarter-final clash.Arsenal welcome Italian outfit Napoli to the Emirates on Thursday evening, having progressed to the last-eight with a comeback victory over Ligue 1 side Rennes.And Nicholas is confident the Premier League club will prove too strong for Napoli, providing Emery gets his team selection right.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘Our home form is excellent, so I am pretty confident when we play at home,’ Nicholas said..‘I have not been confident and never will be with this team defensively. They do not know how to defend.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Napoli are not brilliant. They had a draw at home at the weekend and are second in Serie A, but are not as strong as they used to be.‘Unai Emery – please just play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. He said how they are a strong combination but he is not playing them together. Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s defeatTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:46FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s defeathttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-reacts-arsenals-defeat-1900730/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I don’t get the decision to play Mohamed Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan [both started Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Everton].‘Aubameyang, Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil must start together on Thursday, and if they do, Arsenal will win.’Chelsea are also in Europa League action on Thursday night, with the Blues travelling to the Czech Republic to face Slavia Prague.Nicholas believes Maurizio Sarri will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, adding to Sky Sports: ‘I think the manager is going after this and Sarri may want to win something, especially if he goes at the end of the season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I would play Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud. I would also play Callum Hudson-Odoi and those would be the three up front and I would tell them to go after it – I expect that to happen.‘They are still not the best at the back but I expect them to win comfortably.’Chelsea moved above London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham into third in the Premier League on Monday evening with a 2-0 victory over West Ham.Eden Hazard, who is being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, scored both goals for the Blues.MORE: Liverpool assistant confirms the club’s interest in Wolves star Ruben Neves Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas begs Unai Emery to start four players in Europa League clash v Napoli Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool add Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Pepe to shortlist

first_imgLiverpool add Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Pepe to shortlist Comment Advertisement Arsenal and Chelsea are chasing the forward (Picture: Getty)But Le 10 Sport claim the Premier League duo have been hit with a new blow in the race to sign Pepe after the interest of Liverpool emerged.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Reds are on the hunt for another forward this summer as Daniel Sturridge seems set to leave the club once his contract expires at the end of the season.Reports in Spain this week claimed Mohamed Salah was a target for Real Madrid and was keen to make the move to Spain. Pepe is valued at around £70m by his club (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have stepped forward to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, according to reports.The exciting forward is on fire in France, scoring 19 goals and providing 13 assists in just 32 league appearances.Only Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals in Ligue 1 than Pepe this season and Lille have reportedly slapped a £70million price tag on the winger.Chelsea and Arsenal are keen to complete a transfer for Pepe, with the Gunners tracking the 23-year-old’s progress for the last 12 months.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coral BarryFriday 19 Apr 2019 8:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Pepe has been involved in 32 goals in the league for Lille this season (Picture: AFP)Liverpool and the player dismissed those reports as rubbish, but Pepe is being viewed as a potential replacement for Salah.Pepe has been added to Liverpool’s shortlist of targets this summer and the Reds have asked what it would take to lure the Ivory Coast international to Anfield.Liverpool have zero interest in selling Salah as the club battles to win their first Premier League title and make successive Champions League finals.Salah has led from the front for Liverpool this season, scoring 23 times and laying on 11 goals for his team-mates.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 City Advertisementlast_img read more

EAPF calls for responsible investment guidelines for LGPS

first_imgThe suggestion was in recognition, the fund said, of the potential emergence of a global stewardship code in the near future but also an acknowledgement of how Japan’s code had evolved best practice established in the UK’s own document.Guidance on RI matters would be drafted by a working group of LGPS practitioners, subject to consultation on the final wording, to ensure it represented best practice, the fund said.Politically motivated divestmentThe EAPF also asked the government to clarify recent pronouncements that local authority funds should not pursue politically motivated divestments, arguing that any investment strategy – which stretches across several election cycles due to its long-term nature – should simply be risk-based.It suggested the government issue clear guidance on how it expects funds to act, working closely with the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board to detail which legal conventions the UK had signed and should be respected.“However,” the fund added, “we express considerable caution that the guidance should not be politically motivated and should be signed off by the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board, advised by the investment sub-group whose role is to consider ESG risk areas.”It also proposed that any guidance for investment policies should allow for decisions in line with fiduciary duties, as outlined by the recent Law Commission report on the matter.The Department for Work & Pensions recently declined to formalise new rules for private sector pension funds based on the commission’s recommendations.The EAPF’s views were echoed by the UK sustainable investment association in its own response to the LGPS consultation.UKSIF’s head of public policy Fergus Moffatt said the proposals to stop councils divesting was “extremely worrying and incoherent” and argued that the very taxpayers the rules purported to protect were at greater risk if certain assets became stranded assets.“This should not be about politically motivated investments, rather ensuring investment decisions are made in the best interests of savers,” he said.The association’s response backed the EAPF’s call for guidance on how UK foreign policy should be reflected in investment decisions, and argued that any step taken by the government to intervene in investment decisions should only examine whether there was a breach of fiduciary duties.“If it is the government’s intention only to use the power of intervention in relation to decisions based on non-financial factors that run contrary to UK foreign policy, it should make this clear,” Moffatt said, “as decisions based on other non-financial factors – such as the tobacco example – will still be considered legitimate.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to EAPF response on new investment regulation Local authority funds should collaborate on responsible investment guidelines to ensure new investment regulations meet global best standards, the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) has urged.Amid concerns by responsible investment (RI) groups that the UK government’s attempt to outlaw perceived politically driven divestment were “incoherent” and conflating financially material and non-financially material factors, the EAPF proposed that a working group on RI be established to draft guidance for local authority pension schemes (LGPS).Responding to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on LGPS asset pooling and changes to investment regulations, it suggested the draft regulation be amended to remove any doubt that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations should all be taken into account, rather than just one of the three at any one time.The EAPF also proposed that the regulation refer more broadly to the need for a focus on RI, and urged the inclusion of a new clause requiring the LGPS to comply with the evolving national and global standards on stewardship.last_img read more

Seedy brothel moves on after public backlash

first_imgChristchurch Press 25 April 2012A Merivale brothel has moved out of the suburb after a public backlash. Residents near the the Capri Lounge in Papanui Rd believed it was not complying with regulations for home-operated businesses and some complained of hearing “audible noises of climax” at night. At a public meeting in February, Families and Brothels Don’t Mix spokeswoman Amanda Cooper-Davies said the brothel had turned the neighbourhood into a “seedy” and “intimidating” place. “We have seen some pretty scary people … Some very threatening people come out of the property,” she said. At the meeting, the property owner said the brothel would be moved in response to the concerns. Cooper-Davies said yesterday that the brothel had moved into an industrial area elsewhere in the city. Residents had noticed an improvement after the brothel’s departure, she said. “There’s a far more relaxed feeling when you walk out your gate. It’s made an immediate difference.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/6802338/Seedy-brothel-moves-onlast_img read more