Liberia to Host Major Board Meeting on Climate Change

first_imgEPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, Sr.Liberia has been selected to host next year’s Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a release has said.According to the release, the decision was arrived at on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the 24th Session of the Board of Directors of the GCF in Songdo, South Korea, where Liberia was overwhelmingly selected to host the GCF’s Board Meeting on February 5-7 2020.The selection of Liberia to host the upcoming Board Meeting, the release said, signifies a major leap in attracting donor supports to address environmental and climate change challenges; improve the quality of living for Liberians and give boost to the economy.GCF is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.It helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and adapt to the impact of climate change.One hundred and ninety-four countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set up the GCF in 2010 as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism.It aims to deliver equal amount of funding to mitigation and adaptation, while being guided by the Convention’s principles and provisions.While the GCF Informal Board Meeting will focus primarily on finalizing the Fund four year Strategic Plan, it will offer a perfect opportunity for Liberia to engage with World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and other development partners how to scale up Climate Action in Liberia consistent with UN Secretary- General, António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres’ call for ambition climate Action to support vulnerable communities and people.The GCF is governed by a Board of 24 members representing developed and developing countries equally.Therefore, Liberia’s selection will bring together about 300 international guests into the country, which will attract enormous economic benefits in the country, amid visible impact of climate change in Liberia.The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in partnership with the UNDP submitted a funding proposal to the GCF for the Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilient Project (MMCRP).The Board will decide on the grant support under which seeks to address the coastal erosion problem in West Point Community in the tune of about US$40 million grant.It can be recalled in July 2018, President George Weah, together with the Legislature and cabinet ministers agreed sourcing funding to address the impact of climate Change on the Liberia shores, while contributing to achieving sustainable development.The Government of Liberia through the EPA welcomed the decision of the global community (Green Climate Fund, a Financial Mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), and looks forward receiving the Board members and Alternates, Advisers, Secretariat Staff and International Guests to Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Minister Harmon pledges $500,000, personal support to Beacon Foundation

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Friday paid a visit to the Beacon Hospice at Thomas and New Market Streets, Georgetown where he made a personal pledge of $500,000 among other forms of support to the charitable organisation.Noted for providing home-care, counselling and other forms of support services to persons who are diagnosed with cancer, this Hospice, run under the auspices of the Beacon Foundation, caters primarily to women and children who come into Georgetown for treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and at other privately run hospitals.The Hospice aims to reduce the burden of travelling and the associated costs. All services are provided free of cost to the patient (s), including accommodation andMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, in discussion with the executives of the organisation on Friday during his visitmeals.As well as paying the wages of its employees, the entity puts all the profits from its food catering operations to fund its programmes, and takes pride in the fact that it is the only totally self-sustaining charitable organisation in the country.During his visit, Minister Harmon said he first learnt of the Foundation several years ago, after his brother was diagnosed with cancer. At that time, the Foundation provide nurses who not only administered treatment, but also provided counselling to his sibling.The Minister noted that even though some time had elapsed, he is inspired by the Foundation’s work, and believes that the nurses and care-providers of the organisation are “the unsung heroes.”“I believe that you all are the unsung heroes, because, many times we see acts of charity being publicized, but this organisation has not been one to do so; but yet your work is out there and that is because of the difference that you are making; it speaks for itself. Quietly you have been working,” he said.The care-givers travel every week to five regions: Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three), Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four), Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five), East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), and Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region Ten) to provide welfare support and pain medication to clients at least once per month, or the Hospice provides care for 86 cancer patients currently.Senior Nurse at the facility, Bibi Salim, said the organisation tries as best as possible to ensure that patients are treated with love and care during their times of pain and struggle, as Director Dr. Kian Jabour said it operates with the motto, “No cancer patient should die in pain, or it should be minimal pain.”The Foundation already benefits from an exemption of corporate taxes as well as support from the Ministry of Public Health.last_img read more

Unruly mob disrupted visit to my constituency: former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

first_imgFormer Chief Minister and leader of the Opposition in the Tripura State Assembly Manik Sarkar alleged that an unruly mob disrupted his visit to Dhanpur, his assembly constituency on Thursday. He demanded lawful action against the perpetrators who are targeting the opposition rank and file across the State.Mr. Sarkar said several people raised slogans and attempted to block his movement at Dhanpur. “Not that that all of them (protestors) exhibited muscle, but some were unruly,” Mr. Sarkar said.However, he said adequate security arrangements were in place in the area to facilitate his visit. “But I advised them [police] not to apply force against those who disrupted my movement,” the former CM stated.Dhanpur is located in Sepahijala district, about 48 km south of Agartala.CPI(M) sources said Manik Sarkar was to visit a party office in Dhanpur which was recently attacked and take stock of the situation.The ruling BJP denied that its cadres were linked with the incident. Party spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said the locals could have expressed their anger against their MLA (Manik Sarkar) for some reasons.last_img read more

In a playful moment for Globalport, Jarencio lets Araña be coach

first_imgNabong guarantees GlobalPort will make playoffs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “They’re play around and the way they treat each other is like they’re still college players. But when it’s time to work, they do their jobs,” he said in Filipino. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Late in the game between the Batang Pier and Kia on Wednesday was another testament to Jarencio’s beaming demeanor that radiates to his players and creates a buddy-buddy kind of relationship with them.At the 1:37 mark of the fourth quarter and GlobalPort was on its way to victory, Jarencio let one of his veterans Ryan Araña call the shots during a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all know that coach is a very cool coach. He’s like your buddy on the court and even in practice. So during our huddle, I sat on the bench, gave me the board and told me to draw the last play for Stanley (Pringle),” Araña recalled in Filipino.“So I drew up a play and everyone was listening and that’s the good thing about this team. We can poke fun at coach Pido but at the same time, we respect him a lot so that’s our advantage over other teams because we have that kind of relationship with our coach.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven in his time at the helm of University of Santo Tomas, every post-game press conference with Pido Jarencio is something reporters look forward to because of his comedic persona.And it’s no surprise that the GlobalPort coach Jarencio also brings that same jovial vibe of his in practices and games.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Pringle went on to score on a free throw off the play that Araña mapped out en route to the Batang Pier taking a 108-91 victory, their fifth in 10 games as they enhanced their bid to clinch a playoff spot.“We were able to score but it wasn’t exactly the play that I drew up and Stanley was subbed out after so I got mad a little bit in the corner and I saw coach Pido and he was just laughing at me,” Araña said smiling.Araña also described Jarencio as always optimistic and isn’t fond of dwelling on the past.“He always gives us long breaks. Not actually long breaks but like two days off. And we don’t want to abuse that and instead, we want to repay that gesture by playing our best and so far, the result has been good,” he said.Jarencio is far removed from his coaching days in college, but it doesn’t seem like it.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Game time and Television Programming Announced for TCU Game

first_imgThe kickoff times and television information has been announced for next weekend’s festivities, as Oklahoma State will host TCU at home. Here’s a look at the official release from the Big 12:#Big12FB: Kickoff times & TV designations for week 10/Nov. 7 games announced. pic.twitter.com/RHyQzelLoE— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 26, 2015The Cowboys will play at 2:30 on FOX, and will be a marquee matchup between two top-25 teams with major Big 12 title implications.First things first though: Oklahoma State travels to Lubbock Saturday to face a pesky Red Raiders squad that averages over 600 yards of offense per game, which ranks third in the nation.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more