Brad James Tags: BYU/Whittni Orton FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTERRE HAUTE, Ind.-Saturday, as the NCAA Division I cross country championships occurred at Indiana State University, a former Panguitch High School star athlete repped the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network well.BYU star junior cross country athlete Whittni Orton placed seventh nationally in the women’s 6-K run, posting a time of 20:17.00.Orton is also the reigning West Coast Conference champion and netted seven points for the Cougars in this event.The Arkansas Razorbacks were the women’s team national champion, posting an average time of 20:29.00.Orton’s attainments helped BYU place second overall with an average time of 20:33.00.The women’s individual champion was New Mexico junior Weini Kelati in a time of 19:47.50. Written by November 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former Panguitch High Star Whittni Orton Places 7th At NCAA Cross Country Championships
Sources say Chinese regulators to limit use of green bonds for ‘clean coal’ projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Chinese regulators are close to releasing new “green bond” standards that would exclude polluting fossil fuel projects from corporate financing channels designed to lift environmental standards, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.Beijing has in recent years promoted new green financing methods to help industry pay for its transition to cleaner modes of growth. But China’s inclusion of “clean coal” in a 2015 central bank list of technologies eligible for green bonds has put the country at odds with global standards, a point of contention for some international investors and many environmental groups.Two sources with direct knowledge of the situation say China’s central bank, which regulates financial institution debt issuance and whose 2015 guidelines were adopted by other market regulators, has already revised the eligibility list. One of the people said the list is due to be published later this month. The People’s Bank of China did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.“If confirmed, ending the policy of financing coal with green bonds would be a much-needed step in the right direction,” said Liu Jinyan, senior campaigner with environmental group Greenpeace in Beijing. “With no new coal projects taking money from the green bonds market, those funds can actually accelerate China’s energy transition and green development,” she said.Of the $42.8 billion worth of green bonds issued in China last year, only $31.2 billion would have met global criteria, according to a report published at the end of February by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), a non-profit group backing green bond standards. The share of what CBI calls “internationally aligned” green bonds has been steadily increasing as China’s institutions move to align themselves more with global markets.More: China to cut coal from new green bond standards: sources
London: Perennial dark horses New Zealand are characteristically lying low, hoping to give another impactful performance at the World Cup and the “underdog” tag augers well for them, said former all-rounder James Franklin. Last edition’s finalist, New Zealand have reached the semi-final of the World Cup seven times. A team known to always punch above its weight, the Black Caps have tried every trick in the book to lay hands on their maiden title.”New Zealand are in a sweet spot. No-one’s talking about us too much. We’re forever the underdogs and that suits us quite well,” Franklin, who has made 15 World Cup appearances for New Zealand, said at the official tournament opening here on Wednesday.Since the last ODI World Cup, New Zealand have climbed as high as second in the ICC ODI rankings.”We haven’t been leading the world, I think England have been in front in recent years, but we’ve still been playing very consistent cricket,” Franklin said. New Zealand have landed in the United Kingdom on the back of a 3-0 series win against Bangladesh at home. They humbled tournament favourites India in their opening warm-up game before facing a massive 91-run defeat to the West Indies.”If we can get some form going over the next few weeks, there’s no reason why New Zealand couldn’t go on and win the World Cup,” Franklin said.”I think the New Zealand public and team will be confident they can go deep into the tournament,” he added.Talking about the skipper, Franklin said Kane Williamson’s captaincy mirrors his batting – efficient and world class.”I think Kane has a quietness about him, but he’s assertive and he knows what he wants.”In terms of his leadership, his batting is probably a reflection of it. It’s methodical, but sneakily efficient and world-class. I think his captaincy is exactly the same. I don’t think he’s a Brendon McCullum-style leader, when you see everything and it’s attacking,” he said.”Kane is measured, but knows exactly how he wants to manage his bowlers, his batsmen and what he wants New Zealand cricket to achieve,” Franklin added. highlights New Zealand upstaged India in warm up game. New Zealand will play its first league game against Bangladesh. Kane Williamson will be leading the side for first time. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.