Four major international trade associations have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector.In a detailed submission, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO proposed that IMO Member States should immediately adopt two “aspirational objectives” on behalf of the international shipping sector.These include maintaining international shipping’s annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels, and reducing CO2 emissions per tonne of cargo transported one kilometre, as an average across international shipping, by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008.In addition, the industry associations have suggested that IMO “should give consideration to another possible objective of reducing international shipping’s total annual CO2 emissions,” by an agreed percentage by 2050 compared to 2008, as a point on a continuing trajectory of further CO2 emissions reduction.The shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade, accounts for 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee will meet in London this July to begin the development of a strategy for the reduction of the sector’s CO2 emissions aligning the international shipping sector response to the 2015 Paris Agreement’s call for ambitious contributions to combat climate change.
Patricia G. Gerke, 79, of Aurora, Indiana, was received into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born July 23, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late Pasquale and Ruth Daria.She worked as a Registered Nurse for Dearborn County Hospital, retiring after over 30 years of service.Patricia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Her parish family was very important to her, as the practice of her faith was the most integral part of her life. She enjoyed her morning rosary group after daily mass, and she was also a member of the choir. Patricia also volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul and was a docent at the Hillforest Mansion in Aurora. Patricia was a member of the Dearborn County Right to Life; the issue of respecting life was near and dear to her heart.Surviving are children, Greg (Amber) Gerke of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Ann (Ed) Campbell of Louisville, OH, Susan (Jim) Renner of Milford, OH, Steven (Maria) Gerke of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin (Jessica) Gerke of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Zachery & Drew Gerke, Grant & Robin Campbell, Danny, Patrick & Stephanie Renner, William & Thomas Gerke, Preston Sullivan & Audrey Gerke.She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles Daria.Friends will be received Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Church on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:00 am with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s School or St. Vincent de Paul. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Senior Trevon Hughes will lead the Badger backcourt along with fellow senior Jason Bohannon.[/media-credit]It’s been five years since the Wisconsin Badgers had a pair of seniors starting at guard. This year, seniors Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon — both of who were starters last season — are ready to end that drought.When asked about the duo starting together as seniors, head coach Bo Ryan recalled the last time he had a pair of senior guards as starters.“You can never look in a crystal ball and say this is how a couple senior guards will play,” Ryan said. “(But), you know, I thought Sharif Chambliss and Clayton Hanson did a pretty good job together, with help obviously from the bench with [Kammron Taylor].”Like Chambliss and Hanson, Hughes and Bohannon will get plenty of help from a deep Wisconsin bench. The Badgers have three guards — Tim Jarmusz, Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson — that will see plenty of time this year.The difference between the Chambliss-Hanson backcourt and that of Hughes and Bohannon is that the latter are the only seniors on the 2009-10 squad, while Chambliss and Hanson had a strong supporting cast of seniors, including forwards Zach Morley and Mike Wilkinson.Hughes and Bohannon are the oldest players on a young Wisconsin team, and as such, they have embraced the leadership role that is expected of them.“[We] have as much experience as anyone on the team right now, and we’ve kind of learned the ins and the outs through the years,” Bohannon said. “We’re trying to pass that along to the younger guys and get them ready for competition.”As the only seniors for Wisconsin this season, Hughes and Bohannon have a large task ahead of them: leading a Badger team that has to find a way to replace forwards Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft, who constituted roughly 40 percent of the team’s scoring and rebounding last year.Bohannon, though, is not particularly worried about the losses.“We lost two important pieces last year with Joe and Marcus, but I feel like we’ve had guys that played in the big games,” Bohannon said. “They’ve all had the experience in those crucial moments through the year, (and) I think that’ll pay off for us.”Certainly, Hughes and Bohannon will be expected to pick up some of the slack with the departure of Landry and Krabbenhoft but they were already the team’s second- and third-leading scorers, respectively, during the 2008-09 campaign.The real key for the senior duo will be making up for the leadership lost without Landry and Krabbenhoft.Being senior leaders presents an interesting challenge for both guards, who typically are not the most vocal players on the team. As the team’s only seniors, though, they know they must speak up more frequently this season with the younger players looking up to them.“We haven’t spoken about it, but we realize that that’s our role, this year especially,” Hughes said.Whether or not they become more vocal throughout the season, Hughes and Bohannon know they can lead by example. They each already have shown an ability to score, as well as play strong defense, though Hughes is better in the latter category.Still, Hughes and Bohannon each said they have tried to become leaders that are more vocal when the time is right.In particular, Hughes, a Queens, N.Y., native, has drawn on his experience at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.“I can (be vocal). I went to a military school and they teach you to be vocal. So, that helps out a little bit,” Hughes said. “If we could do it, I’d try to have them march. It builds character.”But it is not as if Hughes has not already been in a leadership position with the Badgers.“I’ve been trying to take that role since I was handed the keys to being the point guard of the team,” Hughes said. “That’s the kind of territory you get when you’re a point guard of a team.”Hughes showed his ability to take over the game in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament against Florida State, winning the game with an acrobatic layup over the outstretched arms of several Seminoles with two seconds remaining in overtime.And according to Ryan, the two have already made a difference with what they did working with their teammates, young and old alike.“Their leadership has already shown in the conditioning,” he said.For him, though, having the two seniors avoid injury throughout the 2009-10 season is just as important as their leadership. He cited the NCAA Tournament loss to Davidson in 2008 as an example, as the Badgers struggled in the second half with Hughes sidelined.“I think they’re ready right now, but it’s a long season and you don’t know what can happen,” Ryan said. “It’s one of those things where if you have them and … if the two of them can stay healthy, having two seniors, that’s pretty good stuff.”Beyond just stepping into a role that is expected of them, there exists some personal motivation for Hughes and Bohannon to do all they can as senior leaders at Wisconsin.In particular, the two do not want to snap the Badgers’ streak of 10 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.“Everybody keeps saying it, but we don’t want to leave here as the team that dropped the ball, the two seniors that didn’t make it to the NCAA Tournament,” Hughes said.Bohannon has a more specific goal for his final season.“We’ve got to make this the best last go-round we can,” Bohannon said. “There couldn’t be a better way to go out than winning a Big Ten Championship.”
However, he had been ignored repeatedly, with many believing his size – he stands six feet, four inches and weighed nearly 300 pounds – to be the reason behind his non-selection.But Cornwall’s returns have been outstanding ever since he burst onto the first-class scene with a scintillating 95 off 94 balls on debut against Jamaica at Sabina Park five years ago.That season, the Antiguan lashed his maiden first-class hundred – a breathless 101 not out off 84 balls against Trinidad and Tobago – as he finished with 357 runs and 29 wickets at 26 runs apiece, from just seven games.The following season, Cornwall gathered 367 runs along with 48 wickets at an average of 22 and followed up in the 2016/17 campaign with 388 runs and 41 wickets.Picked for West Indies A’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2016, Cornwall snatched 23 wickets at 19 apiece and was similarly outstanding with 14 wickets when Sri Lanka A toured the following year.Cornwall was also at his best last year, grabbing 19 wickets at an average of 18 as West Indies A stunned a strong England Lions side in a four-day “Test” series in the region.West Indies take on India in the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on August 22 before travelling to Jamaica for the second Test at Sabina Park starting eight days later.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach, Shamarh Brooks. BASSETERRE, ST KITTS – FEBRUARY 27: Rahkeem Cornwall of WICB President’s XI bats during the tour match between WICB President’s XI and England at Warner Park on February 26, 2017 in Basseterre, St Kitts (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Popular off-spinning all-rounder, Rahkeem Cornwall, is set to make his long-awaited Test debut after being named in a 13-man squad to face India in the two-match rubber which bowls off later this month.The burly 26-year-old is the only new face in the squad which includes uncapped batsman Shamarh Brooks, who was a part of the squad for the England series in the Caribbean earlier this year but did not feature.Regular captain Jason Holder will continue at the helm of the side which stunned England 2-1 in the three-match series back in February, to retain the Ashes for the first time in a decade.Cornwall has been the region’s leading off-spinner in recent seasons, having taken 260 wickets from 55 first-class matches at an average of 24, while dominating for West Indies A and domestic franchise Leeward Islands Hurricanes. He has also scored a hundred and 13 half-centuries and averages 24.