Fox News hires Larry Kudlow; McEnany may be next

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Less than a week after the Trump administration ended, one of its alumni has joined Fox News. The company announced that Larry Kudlow, a former CNBC journalist who was former President Donald Trump’s national economic council director, will host a weekday show on Fox Business Network and be an analyst across other Fox News Media properties. Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in government disclosure document that she would be working at Fox. The network says there has been no job agreement with McEnany. One of her predecessors, Sarah Sanders, just left Fox to run for governor of Arkansas.last_img

UK’s Southwark pension fund to shed fossil fuel investments

first_imgShe also said the fund would look into investing in renewable energy.Colley said: “The commitment to cut pension investment in fossil fuels long term … is a measured and carefully considered decision based not only on ethical practice and the council’s continued drive to reduce exposure to fossil fuel but also on reducing the financial risk of investing in traditional energy sources, which will ultimately become obsolete.“The council will explore new opportunities to invest in the development of sustainable energy infrastructure alongside other local authorities, through the London CIV (collective investment vehicle).”Colley said the council was a long-term investor, aiming to deliver “a truly sustainable pension fund.”The announcement was made as part of the fund’s new responsible investment principles.A local campaign group – Fossil Free Southwark – collected around 1,000 signatures on a petition that was presented to the council’s Cabinet.Tim Gee, a local resident and campaigner, said on behalf of the group: “We warmly welcome these new investments principles that have been endorsed by the Cabinet and hope the Pensions Advisory Panel will put these principles into practice at the earliest opportunity.”Arabella Advisors, a firm that gives advice on philanthropic matters, said this month that the value of assets behind institutions and individuals that had committed to some kind of divestment from fossil fuel companies had doubled in the last 15 months to $5trn (€4.7trn).Pension funds and insurance companies now represent the largest sectors committed to divestment, the firm said, adding that this reflected the increased financial and fiduciary risks of holding fossil fuels in a world committed to staying below 2° Celsius. The London Borough of Southwark Pension Fund has become the second fund in the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to commit to selling off its investments in fossil fuels, following an announcement yesterday.With £1.2bn (€1.4bn) in assets, the pension fund is the largest in the UK to divest from fossil fuel related investments.In September, the £735m Waltham Forest Pension Fund said it was committing to divesting from fossil fuels.The chair of the Southwark pension fund, councillor Fiona Colley, Cabinet member for finance, modernisation and performance, announced the pension fund’s commitment to divesting over time any current investments in fossil fuels, because of growing financial risks.last_img read more

South Africans respond to Moyo’s ridicule of the Rand #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

first_imgSouth Africans dominate ATU African Championships Many South Africans, and even Zimbabweans in South Africa, expressed their disappointment and anger at Moyo. Related South Africans react to Pistorius trial https://twitter.com/LeleNtobo/status/636977699261689856https://twitter.com/Tumiq/status/636867563117543425 Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of higher and tertiary education, has taken to social media to ridicule the South African rand, saying it was “falling like any other African currency”.Moyo’s posts on Twitter on Thursday came after the rand tumbled early this week. It was the greatest drop since 2011. The comments sparked a heated debate on Twitter. South Africans unite against Xenophobia attackslast_img

LOCAL NEWS: FRIENDLY FACE SERVICE FOR INISHOWEN

first_imgThe Good Morning Service County Donegal is launching a new project the ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, covering the Inishowen Primary care area.This new addition is a natural progression for the organisation and will supplement the existing and very successful telephone contact service. It will encompass of all the traditional high standards and qualities associated with The Good Morning Service.The Friendly Face Befriending Scheme will be aimed at further reducing the social isolation of people over the age of 60yrs in the Inishowen community through the matching of a volunteer befriender with an individual who may feel socially isolated or vulnerable. Volunteers will participate in comprehensive training and have Garda Clearance before they are matched with a befriendee. The Befriendee can look forward to having a visit from their befriender each week.The Befriending scheme will take referrals from health care professionals or community organisations and from family and friends; the befriendee will have to complete a short application form and will be visited by the Friendly Face Befriending Scheme Project Organiser in their home at an agreed time.If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email: ffbefriending@gmail.com.LOCAL NEWS: FRIENDLY FACE SERVICE FOR INISHOWEN was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: FRIENDLY FACE SERVICE FOR INISHOWENlast_img read more