Nigerian troops killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terror group in the northeast, a top defense official said Friday.According to a report by Anadolu Agency, defense Ministry spokesman John Enenche said terrorists were killed while others fled with wounds sustained during an air operation in Kassa Kura in Maiduguri Town.Enenche said troops arrested 11 terrorists and a cache of ammunition belonging to the terror group was seized.Boko Haram launched a bloody insurgency in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria but later spread its atrocities to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a military response.More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram’s violence in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Violence by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Scores of Boko Haram terrorists surrender- Nigerian military Related Nigerian War Planes Strike Boko Haram Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram commander
YOKOHAMA – Thai boxer Eagle Kyowa successfully defended his WBC minimumweight title Monday, beating Ken Nakajima by technical knockout in the seventh round.Japan-based Kyowa took control from the outset and maintained pressure on the No. 8 ranked challenger with a barrage of punches until the referee stopped the scheduled 12-rounder 1 minute, 1 second into the seventh round at Pacifico Yokohama. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kyowa improved to 15-1 with six knockouts, while Nakajima fell to 14-3 (eight KOs). IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Netball BY SIMON KESLEP Moore Printing goal specialists Louise Maliaki and Clara Scott dominated in goal shooting against Air Niugini Team One in the Private Companies netball competition premier division when the competition entered the second round on Sunday at Rita Flynn Indoor netball courts. In the first quarter leading into halftime, the duo helped their team to a comfortable 10-3 margin. Scott slotted six points as goal shooter while Maliaki assisted with four points and then their dominance upfront in goal shooting continued in the second half. A positional switch resulted in Maliaki finding the hoop with eight points and Scott supporting her with three while their opponent goal shooters (Robyn Ravu and Esther Babona) only came up with nine points. It was also the defensive efforts of PNG Pepes rep and Moore Printing’s goalkeeper Neritha Adula that denied Air Niugini any chance of scoring. Adula as always was vocal throughout the entire proceedings; also setting up passes for mid-court Violet Jack. “We were short with our number of players and we had only one reserve but we managed to come out with the win, Moore Printing skipper Maliaki said. “When myself and Clara (Scott) swapped in the second half it did have an impact on our game. In defensive play we had Neritha Adula guiding us.” Maliaki said the team is looking good with fitness and ball skills but they will be work on improving their stamina. She is happy with the good team effort performance. “Our aim is towards the premiership title,” said Maliaki. Meanwhile, the Elina Ripason-led Westpac side also dominated in both attack and defensive plays against QBE Doves. Ripason’s goal shooting performance upfront led to a final score of 20-9. Bank South Pacific won their match on forfeit against Pro-Clean.
Michael Power, Chairman of Friends of Tipperary Football, says there are other ways to join too… The Friends of Tipperary Football AGM takes place this evening.The group support the county’s Gaelic Football teams, and are hoping to increase membership for 2019.The event takes place tonight in the Horse and Jockey Hotel at 8pm.
The task force is an international body founded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg that is calling for voluntary climate-related financial disclosures that are consistent, comparable, reliable, clear and efficient.The CSA found that the oil and gas industry was the only one in which the majority of respondents in a survey said they currently disclose climate change risk information. But it also found room for improvement, noting that oil and gas issuers who disclose their greenhouse gas emissions use multiple calculation methods without consistent standards.The CSA found that 56 per cent of the Canadian issuers it examined provided specific climate change-related disclosure in documents required by regulation, with the remaining issuers either providing boilerplate or no disclosure.It says about 85 per cent of issuers provided climate change-related disclosure in their voluntary reports.The climate change-related risk most identified by issuers was from regulation, identified by 90 per cent of companies in their disclosures and 64 per cent in the issuer survey.Advertisement CALGARY, A.B. — A year-long review of climate change risk reporting by large Canadian publicly traded companies has found huge disparities in practices between corporations and industries but recommends no immediate action.Further work is planned to develop new guidelines and potentially new rules to help companies comply with disclosure rules, according to a report from the Canadian Securities Administrators, a national body representing provincial securities regulators, released Thursday.Climate change disclosure is a hot topic among investors, the CSA says, adding users it consulted say companies need to improve how they report climate change risks and financial impacts, with many complaining that current disclosures either don’t exist or are “boilerplate,” vague or incomplete.- Advertisement -“We now have a better understanding of the current state of climate change-related disclosure in Canada,” said CSA chair Louis Morisset.“Moving forward, we will aim to improve the disclosure of risks and related governance and oversight processes, while recognizing both investors’ and issuers’ perspectives.”Shareholder-sponsored motions related to climate change risk reporting are being put forward for investor votes at upcoming annual general meetings of Imperial Oil Ltd., which is urging rejection of a motion, and pipeline company TransCanada Corp., which recommends acceptance.Advertisement It is “disturbing” that the CSA found such widespread dissatisfaction with the current level of disclosure, said Frank Allen, executive director of the Canadian Foundation For Advancement of Shareholder Rights.“(It) underscores the pressing need for guidance and education of issuers on climate change-related risks, which are likely to become increasingly more important and relevant information for investors and shareholders,” he said in a statement.Security regulators in Canada are being “far too timid,” said Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s senior energy strategist.“Given the disproportionate exposure of Canada’s resource-based economy to climate risks and opportunities, our governments should require companies to meet or exceed the standards recommended by the global Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure,” he said.Advertisement