The province will review a Supreme Court of Canada decisionreleased today, Nov. 18, that says governments have an obligationto consult with Aboriginal groups when their interests areaffected. The ruling came from a logging dispute between theHaida of British Columbia and Weyerhaeuser, a multi-nationallogging company. An official said the Nova Scotia government will consider itsnext steps after departments have had a chance to fully reviewthe court’s decision. In Nova Scotia, overall discussions on Aboriginal and treatyrights are already underway. “Nova Scotia hopes to achieve fair and reasonable resolution oftreaty and related issues through negotiations in order to builda new relationship with the Mi’kmaq,” said Aboriginal AffairsMinister Michael Baker. An umbrella agreement — signed in 2002 — committed theprovincial and federal governments and the Mi’kmaq to work towarda process of consultation. Under that agreement the three parties also agreed to begin theprocess of negotiations on Aboriginal and treaty rights. “We are pleased with the progress that has been made in getting anegotiation process in place,” said Jamie Campbell, Nova Scotia’schief negotiator. “Negotiators are currently developing aframework agreement which will outline the process and the topicsfor negotiations.”
Anglo American has achieved a top three ranking out of 90 leading European companies for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance for the third time in a row. Anglo’s success in the ‘Good Company Ranking’, in third place with an overall rating of 79%, positions it as the leading mining company in the rankings. 2009 is the third time that the rankings have been produced and Anglo is the only company to have appeared in the top three on each occasion.Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, commented, “I am delighted that we have again achieved a top three position in the ‘Good Company Ranking’ – a tribute to the excellent work that colleagues do throughout our global operations and reflecting Anglo American’s absolute commitment to safe working practices and to making a positive difference to people in the communities where we work.”The report highlights that “Anglo American sets itself apart with a superior CSR business case and the perfect strategic alignment of its social commitment. The clear human resources strategy displays impressive focus on the areas of health and safety and is ideally linked to the core business of the company. Anglo American integrates responsibility into its business processes, especially at points of critical interface with its surrounding community.”The biennial ‘Good Company Ranking’ is organised by one of Germany’s leading business magazines, Manager, and the Kirchhoff consultancy. The rankings offer an independent comparative assessment of companies’ responsibility with respect to their employees, the environment, society and the capital entrusted to them by shareholders. The report can be viewed at www.kirchhoff.de/en.html
A lot of arguments stirred the comment from the Belgium winger saying “If we don’t beat Ireland, we should quit playing handball”, and has been labelled as highly disrespectful. Ireland promised a good fight following that statement, but only managed to fight well in the first half, going at the break with 8:11 negative. In the second half the Belgium lifted their game and in the end scored a 16-goals victory, 28:12, allowing Ireland only three goals in the second half.Great Britain were defeated heavily at home by Italy. They recently lost by only three goals, and everyone thought that maybe the British might stand a chance in this game again, but the Italians were superior winning it 47:23. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2014 far away from Germany – Heuberger needs “3 of 3” Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: Gyori the first favorite for trophy!