Elliot Donald, 4-Star Nephew Of Aaron Donald, Announces Top 8 Schools

first_img I’d like to thank all of the schools who recruited me and helped make my childhood dream into a reality. With that being said I’d like to drop my TOP 8 schools. My recruitment is still open!!! #HardWorkPaysOff @210ths pic.twitter.com/kwyWj2c5Ap— Elliot Donald (@ElliotDonald3) August 27, 2019As of today, there is one prediction logged on his 247Sports crystal ball predictions. The site’s Tom Loy has him staying at home and playing for Aaron Donald’s Pitt Panthers.That prediction came back in March. Obviously a lot can change with over a year before Donald has a chance to commit in the December 2020 early signing period.247 ranks Donald the No. 85 composite overall player in the class. He’s the No. 8 strongside defensive end and the No. 5 player in Pennsylvania.Considering the player that his relative developed into at Pitt, a first-round pick who would go on to become arguably the best overall player in the NFL, it is unsurprising that a number of big teams are after Elliot Donald early on in his recruitment. Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 03: Defensive end Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams reacts after a tackle against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 32-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Aaron Donald wasn’t a major recruit back in the 2010 class. The three-star defensive lineman ultimately chose Pitt over offers from Akron, Rutgers, and Toledo, per Rivals.Schools aren’t being as shy about going after his nephew, Elliot Donald. The class of 2021 recruit is a four-star, and has attention from some of the country’s top programs.Unsurprisingly, Pitt is involved. His uncle became a superstar at the now-ACC program, and he is from the city of Pittsburgh.The Panthers are joined by LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M, and West Virginia. He has 17 offers overall.last_img read more

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Canadian pension plan managers try to weight risks of climate change

by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 5, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian pension plan managers try to weight risks of climate change CALGARY – A decision by an Ontario public pension manager to study the potential consequences of climate change is the latest sign that pension plans are increasingly becoming concerned about how it can hurt the bottom line.OPTrust released a report last week that reviewed how four climate scenarios, factoring in policy changes and disasters including hurricanes and wildfires, would affect its $18 billion portfolio.“The reality is there’s a lot of talk about climate change, there’s lots of thinking about it, but from an investor’s perspective we’re just at the beginning of the conversation,” said OPTrust CEO Hugh O’Reilly.O’Reilly, who manages the plan on behalf of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, said its a struggle to figure out the risks given how little companies reveal.“In the context of issues around climate change and carbon, and the effect of climate change on companies we invest in, the standards of disclosure, they’re just, we can’t make meaningful or informed decisions,” he said.The report by consultancy firm Mercer showed that under a best-case, two-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures — achieved with climate change policies and mitigation action it described as ambitious and stringent — investments in some industries such as energy and mining could take a hit, while other areas like infrastructure, real estate and agriculture could benefit.Under a worst-case scenario, with a four-degree C rise by the end of the century and higher physical damage factored in, the report found no upside and advocated prevention.The study comes as insurers, pension plans and other organizations particularly exposed in the coming decades to climate change try to figure out how to measure the risks and what to do about them.Last September, a report from Toronto-based law firm Koskie and Minsk concluded that climate change is one of the biggest risks faced by Canadian pension plans, and managers may be forced into taking public stands to fulfil their legal duties.In December, in launching its climate assessment program in the U.S., Mercer said that even under the two-degree C scenario the average U.S. public pension could lose billions in dropped asset values. It also said that not acknowledging and responding to such risks could be a breach of fiduciary duties.The European Union passed new rules last year requiring pension funds to consider the risk of environmental, social and governance risks in their investment decisions and to document their efforts in their investment policy principles.Other pension plans in Canada have also been taking note, starting with acknowledging the risk and assessing their portfolios, as well as pushing individual companies to improve environmental practices.Last year, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Canada’s largest pension manager, created a climate change working group to review risks and opportunities.“Climate change is among the most complex and challenging issues that we consider as a long-term investor,” said CPPIB spokesman Dan Madge by email.He said the CPPIB, which manages about $300 billion on behalf of 19 million Canadians, shares concerns on the lack of reliable and standardized data when assessing greenhouse gas emissions in investment portfolios.The Public Sector Pension Investment Board said climate change is a concern, but factoring it in is a challenge.“There is still no uniform approach to measure and report climate change risk, and the quality of the information disclosed about climate change risk varies tremendously,” the pension plan said in an email.La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec said in its latest annual report that it supported 19 shareholder resolutions on climate change, and specifically pushed for more disclosure on the issue from Royal Dutch Shell and BP, two companies the pension manager invests in.Other pension plans have been quieter on the issue. The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan make no mention of climate change in their latest annual reports.Follow @ibickis on Twitter. read more

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Did toxic algal bloom cause mystery Beachy Head chemical haze

first_imgEast Sussex Fire and Rescue confirmed the incident was “not expected to recur” but said they were still trying to identify the cause of the cloud.A spokesman for Sussex Police said neither the source or the nature of the gas cloud had still not been identified but said reports that it may have originated in France were “very unlikely”.He said: “Neither the gas nor its source have been established, but agencies are continuing to investigate and have not ruled out either onshore or offshore locations, although it does appear that it did sweep in from the sea driven by onshore breezes. Other suggestions have included an industrial accident along the coast, a contaminated shipping tanker washing ashore, or even the build-up of harmful algae.Dr Simon Boxall, of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, said: “If the reports from the public are to be relied on, it is weird that the “cloud” rolled in from the West. This is against the very light winds which should have driven in from the east. This implies a water borne cause. Around 150 people were treated at Eastbourne hospital after the mist past over  “The conditions yesterday were ideal for the development of a toxic algal bloom – very calm, high light levels, and a period of moderate runoff inputting high levels of nutrients into the sea for the preceding weeks.” Visitors to Birling Gap complained of vomiting, stinging eyes and sore throatsCredit:Twitter @Kyle_Crickmore He said US studies had shown cases where toxins from harmful algae can form clouds and drift ashore. Birling Gap is evacuated after reports that chlorine gas has been leaked affecting people in the area. “However, weather models suggest that an onshore source in northern France is very unlikely.”Police said the gas cloud had now dissipated and advice to keep windows and doors closed had been withdrawn. Beachy Head Lighhouse is surrounded by mist near Eastbourne Around 150 people were treated at Eastbourne hospital after the mist past over Credit: EDDIE MITCHELL Beachy Head Lighthouse surrounded by mist on Sunday afternoon when the haze came ashoreCredit:SOCIAL MEDIA Henry Prout of Newhaven RNLI said: “The gas could have come from a container dropped at sea many, many years ago whose seal has finally broken or it could have come from a vessel doing a chemical clean, which is prohibited in maritime law.“Whatever the cause it is going to be extremely difficult to identify the source.” An algal bloom in The Channel may have been behind the mystery noxious haze that drifted ashore and left around 150 people needing hospital treatment, it has been suggested.Police and scientists are still trying to identify the source of the mystery gas cloud that left people with vomiting, stinging eyes and sore throats when it came ashore on the Sussex coast at Birling Gap, near Beachy Head.Emergency services at first pointed to a possible industrial leak in northern France, but then said wind patterns showed the cloud came from The Channel or further along the English coast. He said: “These cause respiratory problems and irritation, particularly in those with Asthma.  It’s a long shot but the evidence points in that direction.”One scientist, who declined to be named, said: “The only possibility I can think of is that it might be a container of chemicals washed off a ship and ruptured. It might not necessarily be chlorine as there are other chemicals which produce a similar smell and reaction when mixed with water.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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