FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baking company, has committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2025.Headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, Grupo Bimbo has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity.The RE100 is led by international non-profit The Climate Group in partnership with the CDP, previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. Other members of the RE100 include Facebook, Goldman Sachs, the Carlsberg Group and eBay.In a statement Tuesday, the Climate Group said that because of its renewable electricity use, Grupo Bimbo would save 440,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year by 2019. In Mexico, 70 percent of electricity used by the firm comes from wind energy, while it also uses rooftop solar power to provide it with clean energy.Daniel Servitje, the president and CEO of Grupo Bimbo, said that his company’s commitment represented “a major step towards our purpose of building a sustainable, highly productive, and deeply humane company.”Other new members of the RE100 announced Tuesday include Decathlon, Lyft and Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India.More: World’s biggest baking company goes green World’s largest baker commits to 100% renewables
Tjaronn Chery conceded QPR were below-par in their pre-season defeat to Groningen – but promised fans they would see improved performances as the new campaign nears.Rangers lost 3-1 to Chery’s former club on Monday in the final match of their trip to the Netherlands, with Jay Emanuel-Thomas netting.And Chery told the club’s official website there were flaws to iron out when the R’s return home and play matches against Northampton, Wycombe, Burton and Watford.“The [Groningen] game itself wasn’t really good enough from us,” the midfielder admitted.“We have to be better than this, and that’s what we will work to do when we have our friendly matches in England.“It has been good for us to have these matches against the Dutch teams, because they are strong sides.“Groningen are a very good team, really good – and I told the boys this before the match. They showed against us how good they are.”Chery completed 45 minutes against Groningen, having played the full game against PSV Eindhoven three days earlier, and he was pleased to have come through the matches unscathed.He said: “It has been a physical test, but it gives me a good feeling to play so many minutes already in pre-season.“I just want the new season to start now. I cannot wait.“I feel the respect of the manager and my team-mates, and I want to pay them back for that with goals and by playing well.”See also:A step in the right direction – how QPR’s 2015-16 signings faredJET scores twice as QPR win opening friendlyNew signings feature as QPR beat PSVThe QPR youngsters trying to make their mark during pre-seasonQPR beaten by FC Groningen in final Dutch friendlyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Embed from Getty ImagesYeni Ngbakoto is in the QPR starting line-up for the game at Rotherham.The summer signing starts for Rangers for the first time since the 6-0 hammering at home to Newcastle in September.Jake Bidwell comes in for the injured Jack Robinson, while Sebastian Polter, who has been nursing an injury, is among the substitutes for Rangers, who are without the suspended James Perch.With Idrissa Sylla not in the matchday squad, Conor Washington is set to operate as a lone striker.Rotherham: Price; Fisher, Belaid, Wood, Mattock; Forde, Adeyemi, Frecklington, Newell; Brown; Ward.Subs: Bilboe, Kelly, Vaulks, Taylor, Ball, Blackstock, Yates.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Hall, Lynch, Bidwell, Ngbakoto, Cousins, Sandro, Luongo, Chery, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Gladwin, Wszolek, Polter, El Khayati, Henry, Shodipo. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A South African social entrepreneur has been acknowledged as one of the globe’s most progressive thinkers at the international Thinkers50 Awards in London on Tuesday, 13 November.Dr Louise van Rhyn has been acknowledged as one of the globe’s most progressive thinkers at the international Thinkers50 Awards. (Image: Partners for Possibility)Partners for Possibility acknowledged at global Thinkers50 Awards in LondonOrganisation and founder nominated for Thinkers50 category prizeFounder invited to share unique programme on stage at gala eventOrganisation recognised by Forbes as “inspiring to say the least”Dr Louise van Rhyn, the founder and CEO of Partners for Possibility (PfP), was nominated for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards. She was also asked to speak at the event, introducing the Partners for Possibility programme to an audience that included global thinkers like business guru Tom Peters, author and speaker Simon Sinek, author Liz Wiseman, philosopher and author Charles Handy and journalist Dan Pontefract.“It was truly an honour to be asked to address such an esteemed audience. I shared with them our nation-building process of pairing business leaders with school principals in a leadership development programme of co-learning and co-action and some of the hundreds of beautiful stories that have come from these powerful partnerships,” says Louise.Partners for Possibility started at one school in Cape Town in 2010 and has since grown to nearly 700 schools across South Africa. At each school, the organisation pairs a school principal with a business leader and together they attend leadership development programmes, before setting their sights on the specific challenges facing their school.“As part of the programme, we teach the partners to start with curiosity and a true belief that each of them can learn from the process. We also support each partnership with the support from a Learning Process Facilitator, which helps them on their year-long journey together.“Partners experience the journey as a transformative, nation-building experience, which enables them to bridge social and economic boundaries and experience genuine deep levels of social cohesion,” says Louise.For the 2017 Awards, Louise was nominated for an award in the “Ideas into Practice” category, with the judges commenting on the fact that Partners for Possibility is a home-grown solution for the specific and pressing issues facing under-resourced schools in South Africa. Overall, this category identifies leaders who have “made a meaningful contribution in the real world”.The complete list of categories includes leading thinkers such as Scott Anthony, author and managing partner at Innosight, Howard Yu, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at IMD in Switzerland, author and speaker Simon Sinek and Harvard Fellow Heidi Gardner.Despite the fact that the award did not go to Louise, being nominated as one of six nominees in the category is a tremendous honour and one for which Louise is extremely grateful.Her talk was welcomed by guests and attending journalists. Dan Pontefract, who writes on Forbes.com, wrote: “Another was learning about the wonderful work going on in South Africa. Louise van Rhyn gave a talk that filled my heart with joy. Imagine planting executives into under-resourced schools to learn from principals, educators and school children about their difficulties. Imagine the reciprocal learning that the administrators and educators receive from the executive. The program is called Partners for Possibility and it was inspiring to say the least.”“As a partner to the Partners for Possibility programme, Brand South Africa congratulates Partners for Possibility on its nomination at the global Thinkers50 Awards. The quest to bring about systemic and durable change in the quality of education for our young people is of great importance for the country’s future. It is reaffirming when the global stages recognize active citizenship as it urges continuous contribution towards the improvement of the country”, said Brand South Africa’s General Manager: Stakeholder Ms Mpumi Mabuza.About Thinkers50Thinkers50 is a global rating of management gurus in various fields of excellence. It was started in 2001 and it regularly recognises the top leadership and management thinkers in a range of fields, including Innovation, Digital Thinking, Ideas into Practice and Lifetime Achievement.About Partners for PossibilityPartners for Possibility started with one school – Kannemeyer Primary – in 2010 and has since grown to a network of schools in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In each school, a business leader works closely with a school principal to identify the school’s most pressing challenges and to address these.The PfP programme allows for very specific solutions for every participating school. Each partnership is supported by a Learning Process Facilitator and they regularly meet with other partnerships in a wider Leadership Circle to share ideas, discuss challenges and motivate each other.For more information, please visit pfp4sa.org.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Spalletti: Inter Milan in Coppa Italia to win itby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti says they’re in the Coppa Italia to win it.Inter meet Benevento in the round of 16 on Sunday.“As we saw last year, these games can hold hidden dangers, but the team is focused and learned from that experience,” said Spalletti.“We have a stronger mentality now and will try to improve it further in this match. Benevento boss Cristian Bucchi has experience now and is very good at setting his team out, so his type of side can cause problems.“We also saw in Cup competitions in England and France that big clubs can be surprised by minnows. Benevento eliminated Udinese in order to get here, so in one-off matches, the gap between teams can be wiped out.”On winning the Coppa, he added: “It is certainly an objective. This is probably the simplest to achieve, because there are fewer games on the way to the Final. Big clubs take part and it’ll be tough, but a side like Inter must aim for victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Phelan: How Sir Alex ended my Man Utd careerby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan has revealed how his time as a player at Old Trafford was brought to an end.Phelan signed for the Old Trafford outfit from Norwich City in 1989 but his career with the club came to a frustrating end five years later. “He came up to me the Friday before the game on Saturday, last game of the season, and pulled me to one side at the training ground,” Phelan told The Athletic.”He said: ‘Enough’s enough, son. I’m letting you go’. ‘Letting me go where?’ ‘You’ve done terrific for me, but I’m going to bring in some of the young kids’.””This is when the Class of ’92 were around. I was older then, a little bit gobby.”‘Who?’ ‘I’m going to play Gary Neville’. ‘Gary Neville? What’s he got? Come on, Gaffer. You’re gonna play a kid?’ ‘Yeah’.”Phelan would go on to join West Brom, where he would spend 18 months before deciding to hang up his boots. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Saturday, Kentucky capped off an undefeated regular season with a victory over rival Florida. As the team continues to march toward the goal of a 40-0 campaign, the players will be sporting some new gear in the postseason. Monday, Kentucky’s equipment Twitter account unveiled a photo of the new Kobe 10’s that the Wildcats will be wearing for both the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. They’re customized with “Kentucky” written on the inside.Players are getting custom Kobe 10s for the @KentuckyMBB post-season run from @nikebasketball! #31notdone #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/E969CjIP7U— UK Equipment Staff (@UKequipment) March 9, 2015Duke was also given customized versions of the same shoe earlier this week.Friday, Kentucky, which earned a double-bye in the SEC Tournament, will get the winner of Alabama vs. Florida.
Vivendi and Telefónica have completed their exchange of shares, enabling the French media giant to enter Telefonica’s ownership.Vivendi has sold 58.4 million preferential shares to Telefónica Brasil to Telefónica, representiting 3.5% of the shares of the Brazilian unit, in exchange for 46 million shares in Telefónica.Separately, Vivendi is looking for additional opportunities to increase its participation in Telecom Italia, according to French financial daily Les Echos.According to unnamed sources cited by the paper, Vivendi, which holds about 15.5% of the Italian telco, aims to increase its stake to about 20%.