EPA Holds One-day Dialogue on “Gaborone Declaration” Today

first_imgA High level Panel comprising an international environmental delegation under the Gaborone Declaration Secretariat and the Government of Liberia will today, August 18, hold a one-day formal discussion in Monrovia on the implementation of provisions in the Gaborone Agreement.The Gaborone Declaration ensures that the contribution of natural capital to sustainable economic growth, maintenance and improvement of social capital and human well-being, are quantified and integrated into development and business practice.Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan will deliver a special statement on Liberia’s position at the opening of the meeting, while Finance and Development Minister, Amara Konneh, will speak on behalf of the Liberian Government at the close of the meeting.An EPA release said the executive director of the agency, Anyaa Vohiri, will make presentation on natural resource from the perspective of the environment in Liberia with respect to the Gaborone Declaration Agreement.The forum, according to the release, will seek to present the proposed five outcomes to be pursued under the Gaborone Declaration, present factual baseline information collected regarding national ongoing initiatives that contribute to the Gaborone Declaration action statements, identify country priorities and how the secretariat can support them.It is expected to also encourage the appointment of focal points for countries that have not yet done so, and introduce the secretariat among others.It can be recalled that in May 2012, Liberia, Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Gabon, Kenya and South Africa signed the Gaborone Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement all conventions and declarations that promote sustainable development.Meanwhile, members of the Environmental Delegation in Liberia include Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Senior Policy Advisor, Conservation International; Jaco Venter, Senior Technical Director, GDSA Secretariat; Margarita Mora, Regional Manager for Latin America, Conservation Stewards Program; and Lina Barrera, Senior Director, International policy, Conservation International.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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GALLERY: Inquirer Sports’ best photos of 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Relive the action, drama and celebration captured by INQUIRER Sports lensmen Tristan Tamayo, Sherwin Vardeleon, August dela Cruz and Earvin Perlas.Gilas Pilipinas women huddle during the 3×3 women’s basketball event in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNOVEMBER 27, 2019: Philippines’ Chima Uzoka soars for an interception against Myanmar’s Ye Min Thu. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonDECEMBER 1, 2019: Philippines’ Marian Capadocia connects a backhand against Indonesia. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonDECEMBER 3, 2019: Philippines’ Francisco Solis (red) exchange blows with Indonesia’s Widiyanto Yusuf (blue) during the men’s Sanda 56 kg category in the Wushu competition final in the 30th South East Asian Games 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Carlos Yulo competes in the men’s Artistic Gymnastics Horizontal Bars during the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Wally Divine (blue) celebrates after defeating Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Chinh (red) during the women’s Sanda 48 kg category in the wushu competition final in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Haniel Abella celebrates after defeating Singapore to claim the gold medal in the Women’s Team Epee Fencing of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Junna Tsukii (red) celebrates after defeating Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Huong (blue) to claim the gold medal of the women’s Karatedo -50 kg of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Haniel Abella fights against Singapore’s Cheryl Lim during the Women’s Team Epee Fencing of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial fights with Vietnam’s Nguyen Manh Cuong during the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s middleweight (75 kg) event. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe Philippines’ Christian Concepcion settles for silver against Vu Than An of Vietnam in the men’s fencing individual sabre in the 2019 SEA Games at the World Trade Center. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZThe Philippines’ Mar Vincent Diano celebrates after scoring against the Timor-Leste team during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at Binan Football Stadium on Wednesday. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Earvin PerlasThe Philippines’ Hidlyn Diaz competes in the women’s snatch 55kg weightlifting at the 30th SEA Games 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonADVERTISEMENT PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 MOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday When Pops met Martin’s son Santino ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Serena Williams, Wozniacki to play doubles in Aucklandlast_img read more

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That National Dialogue on Domestic Violence (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice is inviting the First Lady to become lead partner in the Lay Counsellor Training Programme to be launched next year. With the First Lady in charge, this programme can truly be national in scope, and result in gatekeepers being in all communities — individuals who can proactively tackle all forms of abuse and suicide.Also, The Caribbean Voice is considering a national campaign to address domestic/intimate partner violence and femicide. Elements of this campaign are expected to include flyers (200,000 flyers) and posters (10,000), as well as focus groups across Guyana supported by the lay counsellor programme, our ongoing workshops, information dissemination and advocacy.Again, with the First Lady as lead partner in this effort, tremendous success can be achieved.We also urge the First Lady to include a module on mental health in all training programmes planned by her office. This would be more cost effective than separate mental health training. Besides, given that upwards of 200,000 Guyanese suffer from one or more mental health-related issues; that both suicide and all forms of abuse have mental health components; and that hundreds of thousands of other Guyanese have to deal with loved ones who suffer from mental health issues, mental health training becomes a critical necessity.The bottom line is that much of what we have had so far is rhetoric, pageantry, photo ops, and similar arid activities that waste scarce resources without impacting the issue in any fundamental way. So please, Madam First Lady, please do use this National Dialogue opportunity to start a process of concrete change.As a woman, wife and mother, you can far better empathise with the plight of our women folk; and as the First Lady, you have the capacity and scope to transform talk into action; not piece-meal, selectively and ad hoc, but concertedly, nationally and continually.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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Who paid for Sandra Granger’s trip?

first_imgDear Editor,Who paid the expenses of First Lady Sandra Granger, Director of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe and accompanying entourage for the visit to attend the commissioning of ExxonMobil’s Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, in Singapore?I could not ascertain from the media reports to date and I would appreciate the information before further comment or speculation.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img

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DIODATI EARNS U SPORTS WEEKLY HONOURS

first_imgStory Links  Print Friendly Version FB: TORONTO TOUCHDOWN! After the D force the fumble, Daniel Diodati finishes it off! Blues lead the No. 6 @CURavens 19-10 with 1:55 to go in the first half. @UofT @UofTKPE @OUAsport @USPORTS_FB @UofTBluesFB pic.twitter.com/G1hgPK8Qzg— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) September 22, 2018 For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Second-year University of Toronto Varsity Blues receiver Daniel Diodati has been named the U SPORTS football special teams player of the week for the period ending September 23.Diodati racked up 158 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Varsity Blues football team’s heated contest with the No. 6 nationally ranked Carleton Ravens on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Stadium.The sociology major made five punt returns for 128 yards, including a beautiful 99-yard return for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Diodati’s first major of the day came off a five-yard rush in the second quarter.A native of Etobicoke, Ont., Diodati also hauled in six receptions for 25 yards on the day.FB: TORONTO TOUCHDOWN! Daniel Diodati with a 99-yard punt return for his second major of the day! The Blues trail the @CURavens 32-26 with 5:56 to go!@UofT @OUAsport @USPORTSca @USPORTS_FB @UofTBluesFB pic.twitter.com/VEAMufp3Gy— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) September 22, 2018last_img read more

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Give Pogba time, Mourinho reiterates

first_imgSpeaking to Sky Sports exclusively prior to the Red Devils’ EFL Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Mourinho laughed off the notion that Pogba’s struggles are due to the formations United have employed so far this season.“He can play in so many positions. The problem is not the position. The problem is not the tactical system,” Mourinho said.“The problem is, in my opinion, somebody that comes from a different style of football and needs this time to be at his best level in football that is really difficult to play, especially for midfield players.“I think it is really difficult to play or adapt from different realities, but he is a phenomenal player.“He has unbelievable potential. He has years and years to develop his game, so that expectation and investment from the club is based on that – a super player for the next seven or eight years.Mourinho added that he was well aware that the 23-year-old French international wouldn’t be the finished product when he was signed from the Turin club, even though a world record transfer fee was needed to convince Juventus to part with their star midfielder.“He’s getting better and better and better at every level,” Mourinho added“That’s our expectation. We don’t expect Paul to arrive here and the next day to be unbelievable. But the other thing is that we trust him so much that we pass to him this kind of feeling.“He is a very self-confident boy too, so we are living well with the critics, if you want, and we know what the critics are.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pogba tells Mourinho to play him in attacking role.PHOTO/AFP.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 26 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho feels star signing Paul Pogba needs time to adjust to life in England as well as playing in the English Premier League.Following a record £89million move from Juventus in August, Pogba has been widely criticised for his performances at United so far this season.last_img read more

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‘We have to make them fear again’ – LVG admits Man United no longer scare teams

first_imgLouis van Gaal admits Manchester United have lost their fear factor.United have endured a woeful campaign and are reeling from back-to-back defeats to Premier League strugglers Sunderland and Danish minnows FC Midtjylland.They take on side Shrewsbury Town on Monday night in the FA Cup, and Van Gaal accepts the League One outfit are unlikely to be frightened by the prospect of taking on his team.When asked ahead of the contest if teams do not fear United anymore, Van Gaal said: “When you see the last two games it is maybe like that.“But then we have to make them fear again. It is a question of winning matches in a row.”After the match at Shrewsbury, United host Midtjylland on Thursday in leg two of the European tie, then have a Premier League home clash against Arsenal three days later.Winning all three fixtures – with the Europa League result sufficient to send them through – would be a major boost, some momentum having been built up again and the club remaining in the hunt for two trophies as well as a top-four finish.But with talk having surged once more over the last few days of his tenure nearing an end and Jose Mourinho being set to replace him, a bad week results-wise will surely leave Van Gaal’s position looking precarious.And the performance in Denmark on Thursday is likely to have only increased Shrewsbury’s belief they can make it another miserable night for United on Monday.Van Gaal says he would welcome the League One side thinking, on the evidence of Thursday, that the task ahead may be easier for them than they had previously suspected.“I hope so because then it’s a benefit for us,” he said.The 64-year-old, who has a lengthy list of players unavailable for the tie, has emphasised the importance of his side being mentally prepared to raise their performance level significantly after the poor showing at Midtjylland, against opponents he feels could pose them similar problems.He said: “You cannot continue with losing and the question is how we are lifting ourselves for this game because Shrewsbury shall also fight (like Midtjylland) for the second balls and play direct and that kind of thing, and you have to cope with that.“You have to keep the ball better and not give unnecessary losses away.”While stressing winning the Europa League is a more important target for United given the route it provides into next season’s Champions League, Van Gaal has also expressed his particular “personal wish” to win the FA Cup, given his CV already features a UEFA Cup triumph but no English trophy.United have not lifted the FA Cup since 2004.And when asked if they should be viewed among the favourites to win it this season, Van Gaal said: “It’s not a question of being a favourite.“It is a question of you having to see every match as a match that you have to win.”talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Shrewsbury v Manchester United on Monday night, kick-off 19:45 Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more

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15 players tipped to leave their current Premier League club in the summer

first_img 2. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) – Skrtel returned from injury at the weekend, putting in a horror performance in a 3-2 defeat at St Mary’s – a clash which Liverpool led 2-0 at half time. With Joel Matip joining in the summer and Dejan Lovren improving tremendously under Jurgen Klopp, the Slovakian may find himself isolated on Merseyside. 15 11. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) – Bentaleb’s season has been spoiled by injury; making only two Premier League starts. He recently underwent surgery on his left knee, which has ruled him out of action for the next six weeks. While suggesting he may be sold is harsh, such is the strength of Spurs’ midfield that an exit may suit both parties. 6. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – Assessing the role of Benteke will be one of Klopp’s primary jobs in the summer. If the German manager decides against giving the Belgian a leading role up top, it may be that an early exit is agreed. West Ham are reportedly readying an offer for his signature as they prepare their move to the Olympic Stadium. 14. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) – Since moving to Selhurst Park in a club record £6m deal in July 2013, Gayle has struggled to cement a regular role, often making his mark from the substitutes’ bench. While he has remained a popular figure, it may be time he looked to make an impact elsewhere. Swansea City were credited with interest in the winter window. 9. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – It’s remarkable to remember that Mangala cost £32m; he certainly hasn’t matched his price tag at the Etihad. The Frenchman is far short of the quality expected for a side aiming to challenge on all fronts. City’s defence has looked weak this season without Vincent Kompany, and Pep Guardiola will have to address his backline when he moves to Manchester in the summer. Mangala could be the first to go. 7. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) – Mikel has been one of the most consistent performers under interim manager Guus Hiddink, but he may not feature in the plans of rumoured imminent new manager Antonio Conte next season. The London Evening Standard report the midfielder will consider following former team-mate Ramires to China amid speculation Paul Pogba is wanted. 15 10. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) – At the end of last year, the Belgium international admitted his concern over his limited playing time at Goodison Park, suggesting he would consider a January exit if his situation failed to improve. While he opted to stay put, his future with the Toffees appears bleak and his red card in the defeat to West Ham may have been the final straw. 15 15 15 15 3. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – It’s difficult to envisage Arsene Wenger opting to sell the England international in the summer, but this is perhaps a deal that should happen. The Ox’s development has finally been questioned this season, with the general consensus being that he has almost gone backwards in north London, despite it having been six years since he left Southampton. 15 This summer could, yet again, witness some major departures.Many clubs are expected to be busy spending the millions acquired from the TV deal, consequently leaving some in the squad surplus to requirements.Others may, on the other hand, believe their future lies elsewhere.So, here, talkSPORT has taken a look at 15 players, excluding those with an expiring contract, tipped to leave their current club in the Premier League. 15 12. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – The Frenchman was expected to leave Chelsea in January, particularly after Alexandre Pato was signed on loan until the end of the campaign. While Pato has played no part in the first team – besides training – Remy has remained on the periphery of action. He clearly has no future at Stamford Bridge and, for the sake of his own career, must look to move on. 15 15 4. Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) – Injury has halted Rojo’s second season at Old Trafford, which will have been a blow given he was expected to become a regular following Luke Shaw’s injury. Despite fitness concerns, though, he hasn’t yet impressed in Manchester and it’s plausible he will be sold in the summer. 15 15 15 13. Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) – The Italian’s career on Merseyside seems over. Signed by Brendan Rodgers last summer, his debut campaign at Anfield was a miserable affair, with the striker consequently moving to AC Milan on loan 12 months later. He has struggled there, too, and he isn’t expected to feature in either clubs’ plans. 15 15. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – read all about it, then click the arrow above to see 14 other players who could move on in the summer – Competing with Sergio Aguero for playing time cannot be easy for the Ivorian. Nevertheless, for a sizeable investment of £28m, the striker has been hugely underwhelming. Pep Guardiola is expected to carry out major changes in the summer and Bony could feature on the Spaniard’s list of unwanted players. 8. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) – Spurs have been superb this season, with Mauricio Pochettino taking huge credit for the squad he has assembled in north London. But while the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembélé have thrived under their Argentine manager, Chadli still doesn’t quite fit in. His versatility is almost a hindrance. 15 1. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – The Ivorian has looked lacklustre this season, almost uninterested in the job at hand in Manchester. Such attitude won’t go down well with incoming manager Pep Guardiola, but the signs are Toure may already have made his mind up on leaving. Recently his agent suggested that his client will seek a City exit if he’s not offered an improved contract. 5. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – Not so long ago, Grealish was the man everyone was talking about. From his style to his off the field antics, the 20-year-old was a hot topic in the Premier League, considered the player to look out for in the 2015-16 campaign. The season, however, hasn’t gone to plan. Remi Garde banished the midfielder to train with the Villans’ development squad after being pictured partying in the wake of the 4-0 defeat to Everton in November. Injury soon followed. He may need an escape to reignite his career. last_img read more

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Mushroom Season at Patoka Lake

first_imgHowever, most of the time, they grow to height of three to five inches.Why do people hunt morel mushrooms?Morel mushroom hunting is popular for several reasons. Many people love the taste of morels and describe the taste as “nutty” and “meaty.” They’re commonly eaten cooked or dried.Finch says the flavor of the morel mushroom changes depending on how long they’re cooked. He says they taste good by themselves mixed with garlic or olive oil or served with venison.Also, because they’re so popular and not found anywhere but in the wild, foragers commonly sell morels and make up to $50 per pound. It’s important to note that anyone who wants to sell morels must be properly certified.Where are they most commonly found?They typically grow on the edge of forested areas, and they often grown around ash, aspen, elm, and oak trees. They thrive in moist soil around decayed vegetation, so search for dead trees and leaf piles.It’s also important to make sure you are not trespassing on anyone’s property while morel hunting.They are usually three to five inches in length, but they can grow as long as 12 inches. Patoka Lake wildlife specialist Brian Finch says people are look for morel mushrooms, but remember to ask for permission from the landowners before venturing out to find these “nuggets of gold.”Mya Pride of Washington helped her Grandparents find a table full of mushrooms!What are morel mushrooms?Morels are found throughout North America, and they are probably the best known edible mushroom. They range in color from black to blonde, and they can grow to be up to a foot tall.last_img read more

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Part 2 + Video

first_imgShare This!I’m back with Part 2 of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!In this video, I’ll talk (and sing) about the pools, dining, recreation and amenities.Enjoy!Like these videos? Subscribe to our Youtube page for more!last_img

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