The White Stripes Continue Their Battle Against Donald Trump With “Icky Trump” T-Shirt

first_imgThe White Stripes are pissed. Just two days ago, former band members Jack White and Meg White made a rare joint statement to denounce presidential candidate and all-around terrifying human being Donald Trump‘s use of their song “Seven Nation Army” at his campaign rallies. Jack White is a very vocal member of the music community, while Meg White has faded into recluse since they disbanded, so Trump’s use of their song must have really struck a nerve if she was involved in a public statement. The Stripes did not mince words, making their feelings perfectly clear on the matter, as you can see below.Well, the Stripes’ outrage continues, as they have now released an anti-Trump t-shirt for sale on the website for Jack White’s Third Man Records. The shirt says “Icky Trump” on the front, a play on their hit single “Icky Thump”, with a verse of lyrics from the song on the back of the shirt that perfectly matches their anti-Trump sentiment. The verse reads:White Americans? What?Nothing better to do?Why don’t you kick yourself out?You’re an immigrant too.Who’s using who?What should we do?Well, you can’t be a pimpAnd a prostitute too.Pretty powerful and spot on stuff. You can purchase the “Icky Trump” t-shirt for $25 at this link.last_img read more

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Walmart sets 2040 net zero carbon emissions goal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:The world’s largest retailer has today committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040, without relying on carbon offsets.Walmart, the only company in the world that surpasses Amazon in retail revenue, said that vehicle and heat electrification, renewable energy, and low-impact refrigerants would allow it to reach its new goal as it worked to become a “regenerative company”.Alongside decarbonising its operations, the firm said it would work with its charitable arm to protect, manage, and restore “at least” 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030.Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart, emphasised that urgent action was needed to address a “growing crisis of climate change and nature loss”.The firm is aiming to fully transition it facilities to run on 100 per cent renewable power by 2035 – up from a 29 per cent share today – and electrify all its vehicles, including long-haul trucks, five years later. At the same time, it plans to transition its cooling systems to low-impact refrigerants and heating systems to electrified equipment across all its stores, clubs, and data and distribution centres by 2040.Walmart’s carbon reduction programme will be complemented by a new string of goals geared at boosting its stewardship of nature. It has pledged preserve at least one acre of natural habitat for every acre of land it has developed, while supporting the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices, including sustainable fisheries management and forest protection and restoration.[Cecilia Keating]More: Walmart pledges to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 without offsets Walmart sets 2040 net zero carbon emissions goallast_img read more

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Otsego County reports 3 more recoveries from COVID-19

first_imgAs of Sunday, Otsego County has confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus. This brings the countywide total to 29 positive cases. The health department says that of the 29 positive cases, three of the individuals are hospitalized, six have recovered and there has been one death. Go to the CDC website or the Otsego County Health Department’s website for more information. OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Otsego County Health Department gave an update on the coronavirus in the county on Sunday.center_img Additionally, officials say there are 110 individuals in mandatory/precautionary quarantine, while 41 have been released from quarantine. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

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Trump campaign claims it has filed suit to halt absentee vote count in Michigan

first_imgThe Trump campaign claims to have filed suit to halt the vote count in Michigan. In a statement Wednesday, campaign manager Bill Stepien said that the campaign “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”He said the suit was filed in the Michigan Court of Claims “to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.” As of the time of filing, Democrat Joe Biden continues to claim the lead, with the state still in the process of counting some 400,000 ballots that were not counted Tuesday. These are largely absentee, and expected to continue to help Biden.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with people at Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)last_img read more

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ATP steps up gearing as Danes seen living longer

first_imgOver the past two years, the leverage from the internal loan has increased to 3x from 2x, ATP said, with derivatives boosting the gearing on top of this.Before tax and expenses, ATP said it made a 3.4% return, or DKK4.1bn, on its investment portfolio between January and June. Christian Hyldahl, CEO, ATPATP’s return on total assets was 2.9%, according to the Danish regulator’s performance measure, designed to allow comparability between pension funds.Private equity was ATP’s biggest contributor, returning DKK1.8bn, followed by infrastructure with a DKK1.5bn gain. Listed international equities made a DKK2.1bn loss in the period.As announced at the end of June, ATP set aside an extra DKK20bn because of a change in its long-term forecast of life expectancy, transferring this amount from the bonus potential to the hedging portfolio.After this update, ATP said its results for the first half were negative by DKK17.7bn.Hyldahl said that despite this major adjustment to longevity provisions, he believed the pension fund would manage to keep up with future changes to expected lifespans.“We make adjustments when we have new data coming in, and normally this is plus or minus one billion kroner – but what we have done just now was a major redesign,” he said.In its interim report, ATP said the standards it used to estimate future pension liabilities are more conservative than both EIOPA’s yield curve and the Danish regulator’s life expectancy model.If both of these external measures had been used, it said its guaranteed pensions would have been DKK67.7bn lower at the end of June – and the bonus potential correspondingly higher. ATP, Denmark’s biggest pension fund, increased the leverage on its return-seeking investment portfolio in the first half of this year, as the fund as a whole took a hit from a major longevity adjustment.In its interim report, the statutory pension scheme reported a rise in total assets to DKK783.8bn (€105bn) at the end of June, from DKK768.6bn at the end of December.Chief executive Christian Hyldahl told IPE that ATP had “increased risk by 10% in the first half” for the fund’s DKK100bn leveraged investment portfolio, which consists of reserves for bonus payments.ATP increases the firepower of its investment portfolio by borrowing from its DKK683.9bn hedging portfolio at an interest rate of 3%, and on top of that by using derivatives.last_img read more

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