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World leaders must listen to the people on climate and be bolder than they were today

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 settembre 2014

climate_changeNew York.As world leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York today, Greenpeace leaders responded to key announcements from China, the United States, and Europe:In response to the announcement by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Greenpeace Senior Climate and Energy Policy Officer Li Shuo said:“Five years after Copenhagen, China is in a vastly different position. Domestic air pollution is forcing the country to embark on a new path away from coal and 2014 saw the lowest coal consumption growth in a decade. After the surging carbon emissions over the past decade, we welcome the Vice Premier’s pledge to peak emissions as early as possible, and call on China to peak its greenhouse gas emission much before 2025. The country must also capitalize on its domestic progress on coal and deliver an ambitious post-2020 target.”Reacting to President Obama’s speech and announcement of a new executive order to consider climate change in international development programmes, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said:”Requiring federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programmes is a good step, and we hope President Obama will extend this logic to every federal agency decision, especially around the extraction and export of fossil fuels. So far, the Obama administration continues to allow the fossil fuel industry to undermine efforts to address climate change by mining and drilling for coal, oil, and gas from our public lands and waters, unlocking huge quantities of carbon pollution. President Obama’s climate efforts and speech today are welcome, but we can do much more to reduce carbon pollution in the United States and help communities around the world deal with the impacts of climate change.”In reaction to the announcements by European Commission President Jose Barroso and French President François Hollande, Martin Kaiser, Head of International Climate Policy at Greenpeace said:“Europe has given an important signal in supporting the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change through the Green Climate Fund, although the details remain unclear. However, the current mitigation targets and the proposed 2030 climate and energy targets to be decided upon by next month fall short of a truly ambitious plan. These targets will not drive divestment from coal and oil, but will lock it in for the next 16 years. Europe can do better, and must do better. The European Union must set more ambitious climate and energy targets.”In response to the many announcements made today by world leaders, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said:“Following Sunday’s impressive showing of more 400,000 people calling for action on climate change, we’ve seen some action from world leaders today, but not enough to match the energy of the people marching for their children’s future. To preserve the health and safety of our planet and the human race, we must meet targets dictated by science–not agreed by politicians.“This week we saw progressive business and faith leaders making strong commitments that are moving ahead of what world leaders promised today. The leaders of major economies must be bolder than they were today in providing a vision for 100% renewable energy for all.”

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Japanese Works of Art from Antiquity

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Japanese Works of Art from AntiquitySouth Kensington – Christie’s is pleased to announce the second annual sale of Asobi: Ingenious Creativity – Japanese Works of Art from Antiquity to Contemporary at South Kensington on 15 October 2014, during Frieze week. From its inception to the present day, there is a joie de vivre that runs through Japanese culture and is apparent throughout the visual arts. Asobi gokoro, or ‘the playful heart’ manifests itself in an endless play with form, from wilful distortion to tongue-in-cheek humour; light-hearted treatment of serious themes to the juxtaposition of unexpected elements. The leitmotif of the sale, Asobi connects prehistoric ceramics, 16th/17th century screens and 20th century avant-garde painting, photobooks and photographs. Comprising over 170 lots of fine Japanese art which highlight the visual appeal, accessibility and relevance of Japanese art to contemporary collecting tastes, this dynamic sale is led by a magnificent panel by Shibata Zeshin (1807 – 1891), which is the only exhibition panel of this scale to come to auction (estimate: £600,000-800,000, illustrated above). Presenting a rich and varied array of opportunities for established and new collectors, with estimates ranging from £800 up to £800,000, the sale is expected to realise in the region of £4 million. A selection of highlights will go on view first at Christie’s King Street on 2 and 3 October, followed by the full pre-sale exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington from 11 to 14 October.

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Estoril Welcomes Le Bal de la Riviera The Place To Be This September

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Estoril CasinoSaturday 27th September 2014 evening in the Estoril Casino, the first edition of Le Bal de la Riviera, will bring to the Portuguese Riviera 350 personalities from all over the world, recreating an atmosphere filled with glamour and elegance, more commonly found in social gatherings in Paris and Monte Carlo.Le Bal de la Riviera 2014 will be presided by Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and the events main theme will be a tribute to the legendary English writer Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, who was inspired to write his first book Casino Royale, in Estoril Casino, during the Second World War.Also travelling from the UK, Ian Fleming’s nieces will be presented an award created especially for the occasion by the internationally renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.This year’s Le Bal de la Riviera features the work of various artists and musicians from Portugal and oversees, whilst the proceeds of the glamourous event will benefit the Portuguese Red Cross.Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, who is the evening’s host says:”We want to make this evening an unforgettable moment, not only honouring the exceptional tourist destination that is Estoril and Portugal, but also contribute to the Portuguese Red Cross, a worthy humanitarian century-old institution that is a matter of national and international pride. This will be an unprecedented social gathering in Portugal, enhancing a beautiful country, a literary mastermind and a remarkable charitable institution.”

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Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, announced has completed its acquisition of Mangiarotti S.p.A.

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 settembre 2014

Westinghouse Electric Company“Mangiarotti becomes part of Westinghouse as well as a group company of Toshiba. This move is expected to accelerate energy market opportunities for Westinghouse throughout the nuclear, oil and gas components supply chain,” said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse president and CEO. “Together we will remain focused on providing the expertise and quality that our global customer base expects.”Rick Gabbianelli, Westinghouse senior vice president, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Josselin Gillot will serve as chief executive officer and provide day-to-day operations management of the affiliate. Approximately 345 people are employed by Mangiarotti.Mangiarotti’s Monfalcone and Pannellia sites will continue to manufacture a variety of components, retaining its history of providing the highest quality standards. Mangiarotti manufacturing sites will continue to supply AP1000® reactor equipment and other nuclear components. In addition, the company will expand the oil and gas component manufacturing business to be the premium global supplier.Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe. AP1000 is a trademark of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. All rights reserved.

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