Caribbean Community to push for strong outcome at critical UN Oceans Conference

first_img Standards, Quality Still Important Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Sep 25, 2020 The first, on Wednesday 7 June, will focus on Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development. This will address the Region’s concerns about the highly fragmented nature of arrangements for the management of marine ecosystems as it relates to biodiversity, fisheries, pollution and climate change. The Programme, to be chaired by Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater, will feature remarks by Government Ministers from Belize and Barbados and a panel discussion with officials from the University of the West Indies, Pacific Island Forum, and the Indian Ocean Commission. The second side event, on Thursday 8 June, will focus on scaling up successful approaches to sustainable fisheries development and management in the Caribbean SIDS Region through cooperation and partnership. It will stress that the fisheries and aquaculture resources offer considerable opportunities for further wealth creation as well as for reducing poverty, achieving food and nutrition security and providing meaningful employment for the people, including women and marginalised and vulnerable youth. This event will hear remarks from Dr. Slater, the Agriculture and Fisheries Minister from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and a representative of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.  The panel discussion will feature officials from the CRFM, the United Nations University, the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations, and Norway’s Fisheries Ministry. The CARICOM Secretariat’s Energy Unit and the Regional Institution CCREE will also be involved in a Side-Event on Energy Services from Organic Waste for Productive Uses – Integrated Waste Management Solutions for Coastal, Marine and Freshwater Protection in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This event is scheduled for Thursday 8 June. CARICOM Member States and Regional Institutions will also participate in other Side Events which focus on issues that connect to the Region’s development. Representatives of CARICOM Member States and Institutions will also be among the Speakers for the seven Partnership Dialogues which will anchor the five days of the Conference.  The themes to be covered are: addressing marine pollution; managing protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems; minimising and addressing ocean acidification; making fisheries sustainable; increasing economic benefits to SIDS and LDCs and  providing access for small scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets; increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology; and implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS. CARICOM Member States will be represented at the meeting by Heads of Government, Ministers and technical officials. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Sep 1, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will participate actively and pursue positive outcomes at the 5-9 June 2017 High Level United Nations Conference, which is expected to agree on a Call For Action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The Conference supports implementation of  Goal 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform the world –  part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders in 2015. For the Caribbean Community, key outcomes in the Call for Action are expected to include commitments to; plastic bag and polystyrene bans, establishment of marine protected areas, sustainable fishing practices including community driven practices, establishment of national ocean governance policies and mechanisms, and adoption of public policies to advance sustainable ocean-based economies. The CARICOM Secretariat, in partnership with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the University of the West Indies (UWI), and with the Government of Belize as focal point, has convened two Side Events on behalf of CARICOM Member States. CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 Sustainable use of our marine resources: Caribbean Community at UN Ocean Conference – Day oneThe global High Level Conference which will seek agreement on a Call For Action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development opens Monday at UN Headquarters in New York. Day One  of the five-day Conference will feature several activities with strong participation by Caribbean…June 5, 2017In “Barbados”CARICOM – Strengthening regional and global networks to achieve sustainable development goalsThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) staged its Side-Event at the UN Oceans Conference in New York, Wednesday, with a strong focus on networking and collaboration to help the region achieve its sustainable development goals. The event, titled “Ocean Governance and SIDS Sustainable Development”, was convened as a partnership involving CARICOM Member…June 8, 2017In “Barbados”Caribbean Fisheries Forum calls Region to actionBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Thursday, 26 April 2018 (CRFM)—At its recent annual meeting in Montserrat, the Caribbean Fisheries Forum framed a set of recommendations that will be submitted to regional policy-makers at the 12th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), slated for 18 May, 2018,…April 26, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

La Vista Opens White Rock Learning Center

first_imgLA VISTA News:In an effort to support students and families during the 2020-21 school year, La Vista Church of the Nazarene has opened the White Rock Learning Center. The WRLC exists to support the elementary school age children of essential workers in completing their online schoolwork and providing supervised recreation time while their parents are at work. The WRLC is completely volunteer run, and is providing this service free of charge to parents. Students at the WRLC follow their schedules provided by their public school teachers, including “in-class” time on video conferences and academic time to do their homework. During breaks and other un-scheduled time, students play outdoors, read, play educational games, and engage in art and movement lessons. The WRLC follows COVID-Safe practices, including wearing face masks, social distancing, washing hands often and sanitizing shared surfaces. In order to serve as many families as possible, the White Rock Learning Center needs volunteers.  Volunteers supervise children in shifts 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shifts are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can choose to take only one shift a week or up to 10. Even 1 shift filled is a huge help.Children are in grades kindergarten through 6th, and complete their schooling online; no teaching experience is required, though volunteers must be able to pass a criminal background check and must be able to gently direct and discipline young children. Volunteers are needed particularly 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, though volunteers are needed any day or time. To volunteering or for questions about the learning center, contact or call 505.500.4313.last_img read more

Another chance to win…

first_imgAny readers who missed out on last month’s competition to win a copy of the first series of Law & Order: UK, you can now stop sobbing uncontrollably at your desk. Obiter is delighted to announce a fresh competition to win series two, giving you a second bite of the legal drama cherry. For the uninitiated, Law & Order: UK is the British version of the hugely successful US show, which is the longest-running prime time drama on TV across the pond. It’s got defence lawyers, it’s got prosecutors, it’s got cops, and it’s even got that guy from Battlestar Galactica, who turns out to be English. It also has some very trendy camera work which we are legally obliged to point out could cause nausea for those with a weak constitution. Once again, Santa Obiter – nobody told us it is actually February – has got five fabulous copies to give away. To win, all you have to do is make us chuckle with a funny reply to the following question: If there was a show called Lawyers who do Silly Things, I could be the main character because… Thinking caps on, please, and feel free to nominate a co-star. Answers to by Thursday 25 February.last_img read more

Johnson Crane Hire delivers for Vestas

first_imgActive in South Africa for 11 years, Vestas is providing wind turbines to wind farm projects at Grahamstown, Saldanha, Great Kei Municipality, Tsitsikamma and Grassridge.Johnson Crane Hire’s involvement on the West Coast 1 project in Saldanha entailed executing the lifts for 27 of the 80-m high 2 MW capacity V90 turbines, including the 96-tonne nacelles and 13-tonne blades, as well as relocating the crane components between each turbine pad.The Chaba heavy lift contract in the Great Kei Municipality, adjacent to the N2 near Komga, involved the lifting of seven V112 3 MW turbines, each with an installed height of 84 m.Cornelis Grotius, general manager of Johnson Crane Hire’s heavy lift division says that typically for heavy lift solutions such as required by Vestas, Johnson Crane Hire would be contracted on a project by project basis. However, the company was able to offer a long term sustainable heavy lifting solution to Vestas, which was accepted in September 2014.Grotius says that the benefits of the long term lifting solution accrue to each of the parties. Vestas received preferential long-term contractual pricing, is also assured of constant service delivery levels in-between each of the four contracted projects while each project can proceed without delay as the crane, a Liebherr 750-ton LG1750 lattice boom truck mount crane, has been requisitioned for sole use at the Vestas wind farm sites.He adds that Johnson Crane Hire benefits from the constant use of its crane over the 12-month period and the elimination of time-consuming renegotiations between contracts.The design of the Liebherr LG 1750 allows for easy relocation between sites with increased mobility on sites with varying terrain.Grotius says that preparatory work for the two completed lifting projects was complex, with intricate lift design and planning being the order of the day. “Since each installation was undertaken in an area chosen for its constant, consistent and high-speed winds, we had to carefully calculate the effect of the wind on the lifting of each wind turbine component. Extensive rigging studies and methodologies were required not only for the shipping, but also for the building and installation of the crane. Safety of all on site during the lifts was a primary concern,” he read more

Second Youth Arrested In Connection To Dalscone Wallaby Death

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland have announce that they arrested a second youth in connection with the tragic death of a young wallaby at a popular Dumfries attraction – Dalscone Farm Fun.Yesterday ( March 24th 2017 ) Police officers from Dumfries Community Policing Unit arrested and charged a second male (of five that they are searching for) youth in relation to the incident at Dalscone Farm that occured last weekend on Saturday 18 March 2017 whereby damage was caused and young a wallaby died.A police spokesman stated “Enquiries are continuing into this incident but we would like to thank the public at this time for their assistance during this enquiry.”If you have any info that may help the police enquiries please contact them on 101last_img read more

Recipients of financial assistance urged to use funds wisely

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNewsPolitics Recipients of financial assistance urged to use funds wisely          by: – April 24, 2018 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 223 Views   no discussions Residents of Bioche and Dublanc who have received financial assistance from government to repair their homes have been advised to use it for the intended purpose.This advice was given to the residents by their Parliamentary Representative for the Colihaut Constituency, Lady Catherine Daniel.Daniel was speaking at a ceremony held on Thursday 19 April 2018 where she presented a cheque totaling six hundred and twenty seven thousand, nine hundred and thirty five dollars and thirty-seven cents ($627, 935. 37) to the Dublanc Bioche Village Council.“I just want people to use their money wisely,” Minister Daniel stated at that ceremony.“Do not spend it on other things; do not spend it on glamorous things, use it for the betterment of your roof, your house to make it safe,” she added.Bioche was allocated one hundred and eighty two thousand, one hundred and twenty-one dollars and seventy seven cents ($182, 121. 70), while four hundred and forty-five thousand, eight hundred and thirteen dollars and sixty cents ($445, 813.60) will go to Dublanc.“Do not use shortcuts while building because you want to save the money. Because at the end of the day, if a category five hurricane strikes again, you will be the one that will not be getting the benefits of the assistance that we are giving,” Minister Daniel further advised.The over six hundred thousand dollars funding will benefit forty (40) residents of Dublanc while seventeen (17) residents in Bioche will be assisted.last_img read more

Sign up for Jan. 10 Farmington Hills blood drive

first_imgPress releaseThe Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. between Middlebelt and Inkster in Farmington Hills.Anyone who is an attempting donor at the blood drive will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $25 gas gift cards.Members of the community are urged to “circulate the love” and donate blood to help counteract the shortfall that occurs in January due to the cold weather and the demands of the New Year. Blood donations are used for emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases.To make an appointment to donate, call 248-473-1800 or register online at Enter the sponsor code “costickcenter” and follow the instructions to set up an appointment time for the blood drive.Giving blood takes approximately one hour. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-yearolds will be allowed to donate blood.For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dennerby Promises Unfettered Support for Nigeria’s Domestic League

first_imgSuper Falcons gaffer Thomas Dennerby has promised continuous support to the Nigeria Women Premier League and says discovering new players from the local league remains a part of his many responsibilities.Speaking after one of eight opening fixtures in the 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League, the Swede revealed he had seen a lot of games in the past season  “Yeah! That’s what I did a whole lot last year (and) also when the league was running. That’s my goal to follow the league and try to see if we can find new players and that’s definitely a bit part of my job” he said.He also pledged to repeat the same feat in the new season after watching Confluence Queens defeat Ibom Angels in Lokoja on Wednesday.“I will see more games as I can and will go to Kaduna for the cup finals this weekend.” He further stated.Nassarawa Amazons battle defending champions Rivers Angels in the finals of the third edition of the Aiteo Cup at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Sunday an hour after midday.He also advised players in the domestic league to work harder to reach apex heights.“Keep working hard every day. To improve, you need to train a lot – six, seven, eight times a week to become the best in the world.” He admonished.The 59-year-old also explained he had always made use of home-based players when asked about his plans for players in the local league and maintained his resolve to have the best in his team from the foreign and local scenes.“Understand that we have a lot of good players here in Nigeria and more and more players will go abroad and of course we have to also use the best ones,” he stressed while pointing out “clubs in Europe and China pick the best ones here(Nigeria). So it’s going to be a mix of home-based and abroad (foreign) players.”Dennerby was appointed to oversee Nigeria’s Women National Team in January 2018 and guided Nigeria to win her 12th AFCON title alongside progressing beyond the group stage of a FIFA Women’s World Cup after two decades.Relatedlast_img read more

Trainer Subratie shines on weekend card

first_imgTRAINER Gary Subratie yesterday saddled three winners, including back-to-back victories at five furlongs straight, CLEOPATRA’S CHILD and BOLD AFLAIR in the eighth and ninth races, respectively.Subratie closed the 11-race card and his three-timer with last year’s Jamaica Derby runner-up, SENTIENT, practically down in class, running among $1 million optional claimers, his only serious opponent being improved KINGSMAN, who he rushed past a furlong out to beat by two and three-quarter lengths at seven and a half furlongs, clocking 1:31.2.CLEOPATRA’S CHILD, unfortunately disqualified after passing the post in front two weeks ago when jockey Dane Dawkins weighed in short of the declared 120lb, returned as a winner without a penalty, making all to beat UNKNOWN SOLDIER in 1:00.1.In the day’s overnight allowance, BOLD AFLAIR used his perfect stands’ side draw and benefit of returning at the exact weight from his last race, to make all the running.One of four runners, who featured in a bang-up finish behind DUNROBIN three weeks ago, United States-bred BOLD AFLAIR outsprinted rivals to win by a widening four lengths ahead of another course specialist and former stablemate, KD FLYER.CAMPESINO and CRYPTOCURRENCY, breaking from post-positions one and two, respectively, were outsped from poor draws and both weakened inside the last furlong.A rank outsider, 24-1 shot, NUCLEAR THUNDER, closed for third, relegating CAMPESINO to fourth as BOLD AFLAIR cruised home with Anthony Thomas in 59.0 seconds for the trip.Racing continues at Caymamas Park on Saturday.last_img read more’s Chris Low on Vols’ victory

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:57da8940118984bea3ba4fdf Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-483641-3762206062001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close’s Chris Low talked with WBIR’s Courtney Lyle about Tennessee’s 38-7 win over Utah State.last_img read more