Dominica advance climate change efforts-Darroux

first_imgLocalNews Dominica advance climate change efforts-Darroux by: – June 8, 2012 Share Tweet Share 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Kenneth Darroux, Minister for EnvironmentDominica’s Environment Minister Hon.Dr. Kenneth Darroux says in spite of several challenges Dominica continues to demonstrate strong leadership in the area of climate change.The Minister made reference to a number of accomplishments made in Dominica when he addressed the nation on the United Nation’s observance of World Environment day on Tuesday June 05, 2012. The Minister noted that significant progress has been made in the areas of the protection of biodiversity, preservation of our rain forest, and strategies for promoting renewable energy.He said “other significant works being undertaken by the government would be our National Land Use Plan and Policy, which would seek to rationalize the use of our lands here in the Nature Isle”.Environment Minister Darroux also highlighted plans by Government to amend important pieces of legislation. “We are also in the process of modernizing, harmonizing and strengthening our environmnental legislation in an effort to ensure that the natural resources we now enjoy will still be here for coming generations to enjoy.A brand new Quarrying Act is now in the final stages of preparation….. and this is again to ensure that land-based activities such as quarrying are regularized and therefore reduce the impact both on our terrestial and marine environment.New Fisheries regulations are also in the pipeline to ensure our national food security and of course the livelihood of the future generations of fisherfolk”.Hon. Darroux said climate change has become a major threat to the ability of developing countries like Dominica to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He noted that here in Dominica climate change have had severe impacts on the country’s agriculture, tourism, water, physical and coastal infrastructures.This he said has led to an increasingly high cost for adaptation, resulting in the diversion of funds which otherwise would have been used for social and economic development. The Minister expressed regret that to date, no consensus has been reached by the international community on the best way to deal with climate change concerns.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Mourinho: My tactics made Ronaldo great

first_imgJose Mourinho has taken a stinging potshot at ‘know-it-all’ Cristiano Ronaldo following their Real Madrid divorce.Mourinho spent three years working with £80million Ronaldo before this week quitting Spain to take the Chelsea boss job.The Portugal star scored 165 times under the Special One and Mourinho insists it was HIS tactics that sparked Ronaldo’s astonishing goal spree.And the former Porto boss has revealed how he clashed with Ronaldo because the forward was too precious to take criticism.Mourinho said: “He had three great seasons with me, I don’t know if they were the best in his career because at Manchester United he had great seasons too.“But I think we found for him a tactical situation that helped him express himself on the pitch perfectly as shown by goal figures.“The only problem has been that a coach criticises him from a tactical point of view trying to improve him and he has not accepted it well thinking, perhaps, that he knows it all and that the coach could not help him become any better. “But there is no other problem.”SunSport today revealed how Ronaldo, 28, is closing on a sensational £65million move back to Manchester United.He only has two years left on his current deal and is refusing to open talks about a new contract.The strike star missed the final two games of last season — but Mourinho says Ron was NOT trying to force his way out of the Bernabeu.The new Stamford Bridge chief said: “The last two games, which have been the only games in which he has not played because he always played before and he always gave everything for the team… in these last couple of weeks he has had this pain in his back and I don’t ever doubt the players when they say they are injured.”last_img read more

PREP-JC ROUNDUP South hangs tough, outlasts Peninsula

first_img“All the games were very tight,” South coach Robert Kutsch said. “Shannon did a great job of leading us and staying aggressive, and Jackie played great and really made a difference for us as a middle blocker. Her skills free other hitters. “Both teams put forth a very gutsy performance, and we were fortunate to get the win.” South overcame early miscues to earn the victory, committing 14 unforced errors in the second game and six consecutive errors in the third game. “I don’t care who you are or who you’re playing,” Kutsch said. “If you make too many mistakes, you’re going to lose.” Bri Merli had 21 kills to lead Peninsula (2-2). In another nonleague match … Mary Star 3, Bell-Jeff 0: Lauren Costa had 20 assists for Mary Star in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 win at Bell-Jeff. Ashley Eppler added nine digs, five aces and three kills for Mary Star (6-3). Girls tennis Cze-Ja Tam won two of three sets to lead Peninsula to an 11-7 Bay League victory at Redondo. The No. 1 doubles team of Erin Coleman and Kiersten Steinhauer swept, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, for Peninsula (6-2, 1-0). Lindsay Gerber and Anna Tatsuno also swept against Redondo (7-1, 0-1), winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-3. In another Bay League match … Mira Costa 17, West Torrance 1: Kristina Cleland swept in singles without dropping a game for host Mira Costa (8-2) in the league opener for both squads. Krystal Langley and Allie Wahba both won both of their singles sets at love for Mira Costa. West Torrance fell to 2-6. In the Del Rey League … Bishop Montgomery 18, St. Monica 0: Danielle Buter and Melanie Scott each swept their three singles sets at love for Bishop Montgomery (3-1, 3-0). In the Marine League … San Pedro 7, Washington 0: Kasey Tate, Ronnie Bunn and Julie Nham all won their singles matches at love for host San Pedro (2-0, 2-0), which defeated Gardena, 5-2, on Tuesday. Carson 7, Banning 0: Jamee Biadora defeated Norma Santamaria, 8-0, for Carson. Teresa Macias and Marilyn Nguyen led Carson’s doubles team with an 8-3 victory over Nancy Melgoza and Cinthya Monroy. In the Olympic League … Campbell Hall 13, CAMS 5: The doubles teams of Haley Costigan-Maya Parker and Gabriele Newman-Kemi Oyewole took two of three sets for visiting CAMS (4-4, 1-1). In the Western League … Venice 7, Westchester 0: No. 1 singles player Sally Mercado led Venice to a shutout of Westchester (4-2, 2-2). No. 2 double’s team Brittany Hwang and Amy Lo excelled for Venice, winning their set over Allison Knox and Elize Diop, 8-1. In a nonleague match … Palos Verdes 16, South Torrance 2: Morgan Thomas swept her three singles sets to lead host Palos Verdes. Alex Scotten and Kathryn Webb swept their doubles sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, for Palos Verdes (4-2). Girls golf Peninsula sisters Kristen and Jenny Coleman led the way in a 187-198 Bay League victory over Mira Costa at Chester Washington. Kristen shot a 2-under-par 34 and Jenny shot par-36 for to help Peninsula (8-0, 4-0) remain undefeated. Lori Harper led Mira Costa (4-2, 2-2) with a 1-under-par 35. In other Bay League matches … Chadwick 255, Redondo 284: Mallika Tamdoli shot a 42 for Chadwick (2-1) at par-35 Rolling Hills Country Club. Michi Nitahara shot a 46 to lead Redondo. South Torrance 259, West Torrance 260: Jaimie Takahashi shot a 45 and Shani Yokotake shot a 46 at par-36 Alondra Park to lead visiting South. Lauren Chun shot a 45 for West (0-4, 0-4), and Clara Chai added a 47. In a nonleague match … Torrance 375, Diamond Bar 439: Jane Rah shot a 3-under-par 69 in an 18-hole match at Diamond Bar to keep Torrance (3-0, 2-0) unbeaten. Demi Runas shot a par-73 for Torrance and was followed closely by Jenny Shin at 74. Girls cross country Mariella Miranda took second place at 28:45 to help Carson beat Jefferson, 16-49, and Locke, 15-50, in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park. Carson (2-0) had seven top-10 finishers, including Adriana Rodriguez in third place at 29:08 and Gabrielle Gauge in fourth at 29:35. Boys cross country Ferrell Warfield finished in second at 20:50 to help Carson to a split in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park, losing to Jefferson, 21-34, and defeating Locke, 15-50. Jefferson’s Eric Jiminez took first place at 20:47. Carson’s (1-1) next finisher after Warfield was Francisco Renteria, finishing sixth at 23:34.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Despite being down by three points late in the final game, South Torrance persevered for a 26-24, 20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14 nonleague girls volleyball victory over visiting Peninsula on Thursday. After rallying from a 9-6 deficit in the final game, South used an illegal sub by Peninsula that was caught by the scorekeeper at 14-14 to earn game point and pull ahead for good. Shannon Roberts had 21 kills for South (10-5), which also got a strong performance from Jackie Landers, who recorded 12 kills. last_img read more