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EPA, CI Conduct Training in Gender Mainstreaming on Greenhouse Emissions

first_imgCross-section of participants at the training in gender mainstreaming on Greenhouse emissions.The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) on Thursday, November 14, 2019, held a one-day Gender Awareness Training in Monrovia, to raise awareness on the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in gender mainstreaming on greenhouse gas (GHG) and Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) of GHG emissions, a release has said.The training, according to the release, was held under the auspices of the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency Elements of the Paris Climate Agreement (CBIT) Project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF).CBIT Project Manager Yekeh P. Johnson came into fulfillment as a result of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which primarily rests upon a foundation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), originally submitted by Parties to the Convention in 2015 and formally adopted on November 4, 2016.Each NDC, according to Mr. Johnson, represents the national plan and pledges individual countries have made to meet the universal goal of keeping global temperature increases to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (while aiming for 1.5 degrees Celsius) to avoid the worst impact of climate change.He said that the project seeks to strengthen national institutions for transparency-related activities in line with national priorities, provide relevant tools, training, and assistance for meeting the provisions stipulated in Article 13 of the Agreement.Mr. Johnson said that it is also intended to assist in the improvement of transparency over time.CI Country Director, Madam Jessica Donovan, said she was excited that her institution was co-hosting the training with the EPA and other sectors of the government.Madam Donovan said that the training was intended to increase transparency around GHG emissions, and that the forum would specifically focused on gender, because men and women feel the effect of climate change differently.She said it was necessary to have a place to “track things and keep information so that we can adapt and address the issues of climate change; so that we make sure we are addressing the most vulnerable people.”She also called on participants, which comprised mostly women, to help figure out how they are going to mainstream gender into the objectives of the CBIT Project.The training attracted three presentations done by Arthur R. M. Becker, National CBIT Focal Point, Margaret Beyslow of the EPA and Assaf Kumeh Salim from United Nations Development Program (UNDP).Mr. Becker provided an overview of the CBIT Project in Liberia, while Madam Beyslow presented on Liberia National Gender and Climate Change Policy in relations to GHG, MRV and Data System.Mr. Salim’s presentation was titled, “Gender Mainstreaming-a Perspective of the Liberian Biennial Update Report (BUR) and National Communication (NC).”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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RDC budgets for relief storage bond, as relief efforts continue

first_imgLinden storm/floodIn the aftermath of the destruction caused by a severe rainstorm in Linden, Region 10, on Friday last, regional officials are continuing to organise relief efforts to assist over 100 affected families.One of the roofs that were blown off due to the heavy windOfficials indicated on Monday that they have requested money to construct a relief bond which will assist in the storage of items in such times.The storm, which lasted for approximately two and a half hours, resulted in damage to homes in areas such as Blueberry Hill, Silvertown, Burnham Drive, Retrieve, Fair’s Rust and other areas. Following the storm, several residents complained that their rooftops had blown off and numerous trees were uprooted across the community. It also resulted in intense flooding in several residential areas as well as Central Mackenzie – which houses the main shopping district in the community.Numerous electrical power lines and posts were also damaged during the ordeal. Regional Chairman Renis Morian noted on Wednesday that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has organised relief efforts and has so far been successful in assisting some of the affected families. This, he noted, will continue during the course of the week.“We are pushing to have some relief by Wednesday, to have zinc sheets delivered. Instead of people nailing down [zinc sheets] we want them to screw them down and we’re delivering some hampers. For some people, with the devastation, everything went down- electrical TV, laptops and whatnot. On Blueberry Hill, the sad part was to see all the children’s school clothes that was already bought, books and so on outside. So, we are taking that relief to them by now and Thursday”, Morian said.Regional ChairmanRenis MorianThe Regional Chairman continued that already, the RDC, Government, Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Banks DIH have lent support towards the relief efforts.He noted, however, that they are unable to deal with all of the affected residents at once, but is currently dealing with the “worst-case scenarios”. He further hailed residents for supporting each other in terms of assisting with repair work to affected homes.Morian, who focuses on Disaster Risk Management, said Friday’s incident was a “wake up call” as he pointed to the effects of global warming and climate change. He also noted that it is time for the region to improve in its relief efforts.“What I’m hoping to see, and I know we’ve put it in the budget for 2020, is to have a bond – a Disaster Risk Management bond…If we have a bond here in Linden and it is supplied, it means that first response will be on us. So that is what we’re moving to”, Morian noted.Similar sentiments were also echoed by Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph, who stressed the need for such a bond.“We’ve put it in for next year’s budget, for natural disasters…so come next year we want to have a building, a storehouse that we can store these things for whenever disaster comes. Right now, we really don’t have any direct fund to really help”, he explained.Adolph pointed out that while Morian had appealed for assistance for the affected families, there is no direct funding available for incidents such as these. He added that the Council is still open to receiving assistance from those willing to donate.“Actually, about a hundred families [were affected] and the destruction is about in the millions. So, we were asking for help to see how many persons [we could help]. A lady said there was actually 420 chicks for her died, so some people had losses and the losses [accumulated] were in the hundreds of millions”, Adolph noted.He added that given the current weather pattern in Guyana, much more is expected. The Regional Vice Chairman has also urged residents to secure their roofs and to keep all drains in their communities clear to avoid blockages.“One of the things that I would advise residents is to try to keep your drains clear of plastics. Let us try to avoid dumping plastics which would cause many of the culverts to block. So when you get heavy rainfalls the water would run off…and let us try not to nail our zinc sheets, use more screws on the rafters when we are putting down our zinc sheets”, he noted.last_img read more

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Wheatbelt league finals begin Wed.

first_imgGame 3 @ Peace River on Sunday, August 9 at 2:00 pm Game 4 (if necessary) @ Peace River on Sunday, August 9 at 6:00 pm (double header) Game 5 (if necessary) @ Rycroft on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:15 pm The schedule is set for the finals of the Wheatbelt Baseball league playoffs. The best-of-five series sees the Rycroft Rage taking on the Peace River Stampeders. Rycroft got there with a three game win over Dawson Creek in the semis, and Peace River advanced after Grande Prairie had to fold. The defending champion Paladin Black Sox from Fort St. John will not get a chance to defend their title, after missing the playoffs. – Advertisement -The schedule for the finals runs as follows: Game 1 @ Rycroft on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:15 pm Game 2 @ Rycroft on Friday, August 7 at 7:15 pm Advertisementlast_img read more

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Royal wrestler gets it Dunn

first_imgDunn, the second seed in the 30-wrestler bracket, benefited from a bye in Friday’s opening round. He followed it up with three pins in four matches and added a 9-3 semifinal victory over Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley’s Robert Wetzel to atone for last year’s sixth-place finish at 119, when a shoulder injury limited his performance on the mat. “It was pretty important to me to win the title,” Dunn said. “I don’t know the last time someone from Royal has won the Masters, so it’s kind of cool.” Dunn was one of three area qualifiers from the Southern Section to compete at last year’s state meet. Although he was the lone champion Saturday, he’ll be joined Friday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield by five other area qualifiers who placed among the top eight in their weight class. Simi Valley’s Mikey Murphy, the top seed at 135, saw his bid to capture a Masters title come up short, suffering a 6-2 setback in the final to Vinny Pisani of El Modena of Orange. erik.boal@dailynews.com RIALTO – On a day in which the wrestlers’ haircuts, styles and dye jobs resembled the crowd at a punk-rock concert, Kevin Dunn didn’t have any difficulty backing up his eccentric hairdo Saturday with a star-studded performance on the mat. The Royal of Simi Valley senior, who had black stars and stripes dyed into his shaved blond hair, capped an unbeaten two-day run at the Southern Section Masters Meet with a pin at the 3-minute, 54-second mark over Santa Ana’s Humberto Barrera in the 125-pound championship match at Carter High to continue his march toward a potential state title. “The whole team dyes their hair half blond and half black, so I just decided to put stars in mine,” said Dunn, who recorded his second pin in consecutive weeks over Barrera, following his victory at last week’s Southern Section Inland Division final. “I don’t know what my inspiration was. I just thought it looked cool.” center_img (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fiorentina’s Astori died of cardiac arrest, autopsy finds: reports

first_imgDoctors who carried out the player’s autopsy referred to a “cardiac arrest without a visible explanation, in all likelihood due to a bradyarrhythmia (slow heart rate)”, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport reported.“We won’t have the definitive diagnosis for two months (and then) we will be able to say with certainty that there was no detectable cause or any other element of any type,” Udine prosecutor Antonio de Nicolo said.De Nicolo was quoted Sunday as saying Astori died of “natural causes” after a “cardiac circulatory collapse” — a type of heart attack, which the autopsy appears to confirm.Fiorentina players and staff paid tribute on Tuesday to their captain Astori at the club’s Artemio Franchi stadium, where dozens of messages, banners and scarfs adorned fences outside the ground.Croatian Milan Badelj, the team’s vice-captain, left a white rose in memory of his team-mate, and the players hung up two signed Astori jerseys as well as a large photo of the defender.They then observed a minute’s silence which concluded with a round of applause led by Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli, as the players returned to training just two days after the tragic death.Astori’s body on Wednesday will be taken to the Italian football association’s national training centre in Coverciano, Florence, where people will be able to play their last respects to the defender.His funeral will be held at the Santa Croce basilica on Thursday before his burial near Bergamo, in northern Italy, where Astori grew up and his parents still live.All seven Serie A matches were postponed on Sunday following the news of Astori’s passing, while all the midweek games in the Champions League and Europa League will be preceded by a minute’s silence. Fiorentina will make an emotional return to action this weekend at home to bottom side Benevento, who will wear shirts carrying the message “Ciao Davide” on the sleeve.Astori, who leaves behind a wife and a two-year-old daughter, began his career at AC Milan, also playing for Cagliari and Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2015.He made 14 international appearances for Italy, scoring once against Uruguay in the 2013 Confederations Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 31 © AFP/File / Claudio GIOVANNINIRome, Italy, Mar 6 – Italian footballer Davide Astori likely died from a cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his heart rate, local media reported on Tuesday following the initial results of his autopsy.Fiorentina and Astori’s former club Cagliari announced they will retire his number 13 shirt in honour of the 31-year-old Italy international, who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday ahead of a Serie A match at Udinese.last_img read more

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Juventus set to rival Liverpool and Wolves in race for Ligue 1 wonderkid

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool have another big-name rival for transfer target Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.The Reds were already battling with Wolverhampton Wanderers for his signature but will now have to contend with Serie A giants Juventus as well. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The 18-year-old defender has impressed in Ligue 1 this campaign and scouts believe he could do a job in the Premier League.However, according to Tuttosport, Serie A giants Juventus are also well aware of Todibo’s contractual situation and they could be about to make their move.Now every club in the chasing pack has received a boost from the news that Toulouse could be ready to sell when the January transfer window opens. REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED 1 huge blow gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Given he is still only 18, Toulouse would be entitled to compensation should Todibo walk away as a free agent in the summer.But it has been suggested that they would rather agree a fee in January than wait around for a tribunal to decide on the valuation of the youngster, who has played 10 times in the league so far this season.center_img Toulouse wonderkid Jean-Clair Todibo Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Premier League Stories REVEALED whoops last_img read more

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HOLIDAY HOMES TARGETED BY BURGLARS IN SPATE OF ROBBERIES

first_imgThere has been ANOTHER spate of robberies across Donegal in recent days.It is understood that three holiday homes in The Beaches in Rathmullan was targeted between Monday and Tuesday.A number of items were taken during the raids including DVD players, televisions and other items. It coincides with other burglaries in the Downings area where home-heating oil has been stolen from holiday homes.Five other homes were targeted in the Letterkenny area in recent days which resulted in thousands of euro of property including two cars being stolen.Gardai have warned owners to ensure that houses have proper security measures in place.   HOLIDAY HOMES TARGETED BY BURGLARS IN SPATE OF ROBBERIES was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglariesDowningsRathmullanlast_img read more

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T.O. pulls off quick comeback

first_imgRecords don’t matter when it comes to a great rivalry such as Thousand Oaks and Westlake. Even with the Warriors off to their worst start in Jim Benkert’s 17 years as coach, Westlake battled to take a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter. Taylor Malm made a place for himself in the rivalry’s lore by scoring four touchdowns, as many as he had during the season entering the game. He also totaled 175 yards, 101 of them on the ground. “He was the difference in this game,” Thousand Oaks receiver Matt Luft said. “We’ve struggled running the ball all year. When he came out and established the run, that opened up the pass for the rest of us.” Malm and Luft combined to score the three fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the comeback. Malm’s 3-yard run got Thousand Oaks within 31-28 near the beginning of the fourth quarter. Then on the Warriors’ next possession, Westlake quarterback Ryan Campbell couldn’t handle the snap, and Tony D’Ascenzo recovered for Thousand Oaks at the Westlake 38. However, the other thing about a rivalry is that a team never gives up. Thousand Oaks stormed back to score three touchdowns in less than four minutes to beat host Westlake 42-31 Friday in Marmonte League play. center_img Three plays later, Luft used his 6-foot-5 frame to shield off the defender and catch a touchdown pass in the left corner of the end zone to give Thousand Oaks (5-1, 2-1) its first lead since the first quarter. Luft finished with 147 yards on eight catches. Lancers quarterback Ryan Cloney completed 23 of 28 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Westlake (1-5, 0-3) turned the ball over again when a low snap forced the punter to put his knee down, giving the Lancers the ball at the Westlake 17. It was another three plays before Malm was in the end zone on a 6-yard run. “This is Westlake week,” Malm said. “This is what we prepare for all season. We weren’t worried when we were down because we know we’re a second-half team.” Westlake got a boost from the return of defensive lineman Jeff Miller and receiver Marlon Bills from injuries. Bills scored on a 47-yard reception in the third quarter to give Westlake the 10-point lead. Thousand Oaks extended its series advantage to 13-10-3, including another fourth-quarter comeback in the final minute last year. The teams have combined to win five of the past six Marmonte League titles. “We’re not a bad team, though our record makes it look that way,” Benkert said. “We’re just a young team that can’t seem to stop making mistakes in the fourth quarter.” Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 matthew.kredell@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Two from Women’s Soccer Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar Region Honors

first_imgThis past season, Morris was named the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, an All-MVC First Team selection and a member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. She started 18-of-19 matches, recorded six shutouts and tallied 92 saves. Morris’ 12 wins this year tied for the single season program-high for a goalkeeper. This is the first United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region honors for Morris, who holds a 4.00 cumulative grade point average in marketing. Smith, who owns a perfect 4.00 GPA in finance and international business, was named to the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team last week. She is the first Bulldog to be named a CoSIDA All-American since 2005. Smith earned several MVC honors this past season, including being selected the 2017 MVC Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-MVC First Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. Smith, who was also honored by the USC by being picked to its NCAA Division I Women’s All-Midwest Region Third Team, scored two goals, handed out a team-high four assists and helped the defense record seven shutouts. She netted a golden goal to beat Illinois State, which clinched the MVC regular season title. This is also the first USC Scholar All-Region honor for Smith. Print Friendly Version Seniors Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) and Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team, the USC announced Tuesday, Dec. 12last_img read more

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UP TO 5,000 PROTESTORS KEEP PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT WITH WATER TAX RALLY

first_imgProtestors at today’s rally in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Up to 5,000 people marched in Letterkenny today to keep pressure on the Government over the controversial water tax charges.The large crowd carried placards and chanted slogans on what is the last day for officially registering with Irish water for the service.Maggie McClure who spoke at today’s protest rally. PIc by Northwest Newspix.The crowd gathered at the Port Roundabout and marched up the Port Rod towards Market Square. A number of speakers addressed the crowd include Maggie McClure who claimed she was assaulted by Irish Water workers outside her home in Ashlawn, Letterkenny recently.Right2Water Donegal say they were delighted by the large turnout despite the poor weather conditions.Right2Water Donegal Chairperson Charlie McDyer was delighted with the turnout.“It was fantastic that people turned out in such large numbers. The Government may try to ignore us but we are going nowhere. Our message to the people is ‘do not be afraid of their scare tactics, together we can achieve a decisive victory’. Among the others to speak were Cllr John O’Donnell and Simon McElroy. All had the same message, ‘the people of Donegal will not be defeated in their campaign against water charge.’Owen Curran and Sinead Stewart spoke on behalf of West Donegal and Inishowen Right2Water respectively.They called for a unified, concerted campaign, emphasising unity as a crucial strength which the Government had attempted to dilute with the various concessions made in the latest water bill.Pearse Doherty TD said that Sinn Fèin were proud to play their part in the campaign, but that it would be the citizens of Ireland who would deliver the knockout blow to the Government and Irish Water. “The only thing that will give this Government is their P45s” he said.The proceedings were brought to a close ‘poet in residence’ Maximum Homosapien, who delivered another fantastic ode to modern Ireland and the water charges campaign. Right2Water Donegal PRO Gary Doherty promised that the campaign would continue in the coming months.“The organising committee will meet in the next week and decide where we go from here, but we will not rest until we have achieved our goal. In the meantime we would encourage as many people as possible to get involved with their local Right2Water groups.”UP TO 5,000 PROTESTORS KEEP PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT WITH WATER TAX RALLY was last modified: January 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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