Dominica represented at Rio plus 20 Summit

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica represented at Rio plus 20 Summit by: – June 20, 2012 Share Environment Minister, Dr. Kenneth DarrouxA four man delegation left Dominica for Brazil on Monday to attend the Rio plus 20 Summit.The summit which is officially known as the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development is being held twenty years after the hosting of the first Earth Summit.The delegation included Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations H.E. Vince Henderson, Minister for the Environment Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Energy Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore and Head of the Environment Coordinating Unit Lloyd Pascal.The Dominican delegation will present The National Climate Resilience Strategy at the summit which begins on Wednesday June 20, 2012.In a recent interview with the Environment Minister, he stated the importance of the National Climate Resilience Strategy. He says, “Experts have shown that there are a number of reasons why small developing states like ours are those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For one, we can start with our fragile economies. Small economies such as ours are less equipped to deal with the ravaging effects of climate change.”“We have witnessed this here in Dominica for the past couple of years. Back in 2010, we suffered a severe drought, probably the worst in the nation’s history. It had a serious impact on the agricultural sector. Last year we had some erratic weather patterns where we experienced flooding on the West Coast. That was unheard of in Dominica’s history… We saw road damage resulting in millions of dollars having to be spent… Monies that were originally earmarked for new developments had to be used in rebuilding efforts… We have to assist the fishermen who lost their boats during the storms, we have to repair the roads, the bridges etc so what this does is, it hinders new development. It stagnate the whole process of new development. This reason alone demonstrates the significance of the Climate Change Resilience Strategy.”“It also means that a lot of our people are dependent on the whole environment, the land and the marine resource and these are the things that are going to be impacted by climate change and so that in itself makes it very important.”Statistics have also shown that the poorest communities within small islands are most likely to suffer the effects of climate change.The Rio +20 Summit is a historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Final Report Of Fatal Greensburg Plane Crash Released

first_imgDon and Barb Horan (Image: On Eagle’s Wings 5K)The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report in the fatal airplane accident that claimed the lives of four Greensburg residents.Don Horan, 46, was the pilot of the single engine Piper PA 46-350 plane that crashed while he attempted to land at the Greensburg Municipal Airport in December 2012.Horan was with his wife Barb, as well as another couple Steve and Denise Butz, on a return flight from Destin, Florida.The report stated that the pilot appeared to try and abort the landing, however, lost control to spatial disorientation. FAA officials caution, “pilots are particularly vulnerable to spatial disorientation during periods of low visibility due conflicts between what they see and what their supporting senses, such as inner ear and muscle sense, communicate.”Steve and Denise Butz (Image: On Eagle’s Wings 5K)Witnesses said the weather was foggy on the evening of the accident. The last few seconds of recorded data indicated that the airplane entered into a descending left turn, transportation officials said.The four residents were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Church and community members banded together after the tragedy and even launched the first annual On Eagle’s Wings 5K in their memory in August 2013.last_img read more

Lies Lagerweij scores winning goal as Syracuse field hockey squeaks past Louisville, 2-1, in overtime

first_imgSyracuse couldn’t get much offense going for the beginning of its game against Louisville on Friday. That led to more physical play on both sides, more talking between opposing players and more chatting with the refs.“It was very emotional, there was a lot of aggression,” said Lies Lagerweij, who scored the game-winning goal. “We knew it was going to be aggressive and in the moment there was nothing we could really do about that. You just got to be strong an if they are aggressive, we have to also come out aggressive”.No. 4 Syracuse (9-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) bested No. 7 Louisville (9-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) in a 2-1 overtime thriller Friday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Lagerweij provided the winner in overtime after being awarded a penalty stroke for a foul committed by Cardinals goalie Ayeisha McFerran.Syracuse gathered many more chances in the second half and a large part of it was due to the officials’ ability to take control of the game and limit the aggression that plagued the team in the first half.Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley also commented on the game’s physical play with the Orange not making much progress in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“With our ability to open the field and find holes, it puts ourselves into contests a lot with teams and that creates the aggressive tackling and that type of play,” she said.Deep into the overtime period, a push from behind by McFerran allowed SU to take a penalty stroke. The Orange sent in its goals leader, Lagerweij, to take the shot for the win.“I just couldn’t watch,” Bradley said of one of her best players stepping into the circle for that game-deciding shot. “It’s one of those things. It’s just nerve-racking.”Lagerweij connected on the scoring opportunity to record her ninth goal of the season. She was ready for the moment because of the preparation she puts in for these kinds of situations.“We always take strokes and make jokes that it’s the last minute of the game and today I actually had that chance,” Lagerweij said. “We’ve jokingly done this, but I think it really helped because we do this so many times in practice. You just need to decide where to put it and you just need to full-on go for it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Egan says Billy Walsh doesn’t want to go to US

first_imgThe Wexford man, who resigned as head coach of the Irish High Performance Boxing Unit, is due to attend the US Olympic Trials taking place this month in Tennessee ahead of taking-up an offer to take charge of the Women’s Boxing squad for Rio2016.The Irish Amateur Boxing Association have yet to explain why they have refused to bow to pressure to give Walsh a new contract, which has forced him to quit Irish boxing.Former Irish Olympic silver medallist, Kenneth Egan has spoken to Walsh and said last night that he still believes that the situation can be salvaged.last_img

Wokeley pleads guilty to second-degree murder for the death of Pamela Napoleon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Monday, during an appearance in the B.C. Supreme Court in Fort St. John, Leon Wokeley pleaded guilty to the murder of Pamela Napoleon.According to the B.C. Prosecution Service, instead of proceeding with a trial, Wokeley voluntary entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder.In October 2017, Wokeley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, arson, and indignity to human remains for his role in Napoleon’s death.- Advertisement -Napoleon and Wokeley were both last seen together on July 8, 2014, leaving the Blueberry First Nation, the last time that she was last seen alive.42-year-old Napoleon was reported missing to police by her family on July 23, 2014. Her remains were discovered 12 days later inside a burned-out cabin about 30 kilometres north of Buick on the Beatton Airport Road.Following Wokeley’s guilty plea, Court Justice, Jennifer Duncan ordered a pre-sentencing report and a Gladue report to determine Wokeley’s eligibility for parole.Advertisement Wokeley remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 15, 2019, to set a two-day hearing for the sentencing.last_img read more