CSR in the spotlight

first_imgThe Carbon Trust, a private company set up by government, has invited trade organisations to apply for up to £140,000-worth of funding on carbon reduction projects.To apply for the funding, applicants are required to produce a detailed plan, outlining how their initiative will deliver demonstrable carbon dioxide emissions savings, by 9 January 2008. Separate fundings of up to £30,000 and £140,000 are on offer.”We believe that trade and professional bodies have an important role to play in championing carbon reduction measures among their member businesses and colleagues,” said Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust. “We would encourage anyone who wants to find out more to contact us.”For more details about the programme, interested organisations should visit [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/] carbon/networks.Both the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Northern Ireland Food and Drink Federation have received funding from the Carbon Trust Networks Initiative in the past.The Carbon Trust has also recently launched a new business carbon footprint calculator, to help businesses understand what a carbon footprint is, how to work it out and how to reduce it. This follows the Climate Change Bill announcement, which will set the UK a target of a minimum 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 as legally binding for the first time.Go to [http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/footprintcalculator] to apply for a free online Carbon Survey.last_img read more

School placed on lock down due to nearby explosion

first_imgGlades Day school in Belle Glade has been placed on lock down due to an nearby explosion.According to the report, a school resource officer called the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue just before 1 pm after hearing the explosion and seeing smoke in the area.Other sources claim that the device was thrown at the school from a nearby home.Authorities are currently investigating the incident.last_img

Other Sports Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa clinch individual Asian Squash Championship titles

first_imghighlights Joshna Chinappa is the defending champion.Saurav Ghosal entered the final of the Asian Squash Championship last year.This was Ghosal’s maiden title in the Asian Squash Championship. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Kuala Lumpur: In a memorable day for India, Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa won the individual titles in the Asian Squash Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Joshna Chinappa, the second seed, successfully defended her title, beating the top seed Annie Au of Hong Kong 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 in the summit clash. Ghosal, the top seed and finalist last year, ensured there was no slip this time when he downed the fourth seed Leo Au Chun Ming, also of Hong Kong, in straight games 11-9, 11-2, 11-8.  It easily was one of Joshna’s most memorable matches. Only last month in the Macau Open, Annie had beaten her in straight games for her 12th win in 20 meetings between the two. In fact, not since September 2017 in the Hong Kong International Open has Joshna tasted success against the Hong Kong player. All that was set aside as the Indian played with a fixity of purpose and with a lot of conviction.      She slipped in the second to send jitters in the Indian camp but recovered superbly to beat all of Annie’s designs and carve out a win. “I thought I really played well in the final. I had lost to Annie a few times prior to this. So I had come prepared, and the court and the conditions helped. More importantly, I found the length and that was the key and yes I am very happy to defend the title,” Joshna said after the win.RELATED     Ghosal, on his part, never allowed anything to go astray as he meticulously worked his way to a convincing win. Except for the first and to some extent in the third, there was little that the Hong Kong player could do in terms of a fight as Ghosal covered himself with glory, his maiden success at this level. “Happy to win the Asian title for the first time. I had come close in the past but did not cross the line then. So it is hugely satisfying to finally win it for India. Overall a good week of squash for me squash wise. Great day for India and hopefully this will lead to further success in the near future,” Ghosal said.last_img read more