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400 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsPolitics Government hosts CREAD Consultation by: – November 29, 2018 Share Tweet Professor Avinash Persaud, Principal architect of the Climate Resilient Execution Agency for Dominica and member of the CREAD’s Transition CommitteeThe Government of Dominica hosted a consultation on the Climate Resilience Executing Agency of Dominica (CREAD) Bill 2018, at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Wednesday.The CREAD Bill 2018 will allow for the establishment of the Agency as Government moves ahead with its objective to make Dominica the World’s First Climate Resilient Country.Stake holder representatives from the public and private sector and civil society will attend the consultation and have the opportunity to review and discuss the draft legislation before it is taken to parliament.The objectives of the proposed bill are to promote the swift and cost-effective recovery of Dominica from climate-related disasters; to ensure that any physical and other infrastructure damaged or destroyed during a climate related disaster is reconstructed or restored to a state that is better than its state before the occurrence of that disaster; to ensure that Dominica will be more resilient to natural hazards and better able to respond to climate-related disasters; and to assist the public and private sectors and civil society to be better equipped to manage and recover from climate-related disasters.The Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD) was formed to assist in rebuilding Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.The Government will soon formalize the Agency through the enactment of the CREAD Bill 2018 in order to rebuild the island as the first climate resilient nation in the world in accordance with a Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan developed by the Commonwealth of Dominica and its partners.
Print Friendly Version LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEOABOUT UWF* UWF enters today’s contest with a 13-12 overall record. The Argonauts are seventh in the Gulf South Conference at 10-8 following their 82-52 win at Mississippi College on Saturday. After starting the season 1-5, UWF has gone 12-7 in its last 19 games.* The Argos are 13th in the GSC in scoring with 65.2 points per game and second in scoring defense, allowing just 66.1 ppg.* Cameron Cox scored a career-high 25 points in UWF’s win on Saturday. Cox leads the team in assists with 3.8 apg. He is second in the GSC in assist/turnover ratio (2.6).* Jon Brown has scored in double figures 18 of his 22 games this season. He is fourth in the GSC with 17.5 ppg. He has done a lot of his damage at the free-throw line, where he is first in free throws made (124) and attempted (164), and is eleventh in FT pct. (75.6). He also leads the team in rebounding at 6.4 rpg.* Tarik Mckelphin is second on the in scoring (10.5 ppg) rebounding(5.5 rpg). Daniel Sofield is the Argos’ leading 3-point shooter with 50 made triples, while Brett Carter, Jr. has made 46.2% of his 3-pointers, which ranks second in the GSC.* UWF is 9-3 at home this season and 40-12 in the last four seasons.ABOUT MONTEVALLO* Montevallo is 12-13 on the year and in eighth place in the GSC at 8-9. The Falcons are 4-7 on the road following a 105-74 loss at Valdosta State on Thursday.* UM is 1-9 in its last 10 games after an 11-4 start to the season.* The Falcons are tenth in the GSC in scoring averaging 69.1 ppg and is ranked seventh in scoring defense allowing 71.2 ppg.* Wade Lowman is Montevallo’s leading scorer (15.6 ppg) and also leads the team in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and blocks (30). Parker Jonas is second on the team in scoring (15.2 ppg), rebounding (6.0 rpg) and blocks (13). Malcom Xavier leads the Falcons in assists (67).UWF-MONTEVALLO SERIES HISTORY* Montevallo leads the series 15-4. The Argos have won three of the last five contests.* Earlier this season, the Falcons claimed a 59-57 win in Montevallo. UM led 31-13 with 7:35 to play in the first half before UWF battled back and led 56-54 with 2:15 to play before the Falcons got a 3-pointer and a second-chance putback to go ahead.* UWF has won two of the last three games at the UWF Field House.UWF ATHLETICS VLOG* If you’re looking for fun and lighthearted access to our UWF student-athletes that show’s their personalities away from the courts and fields of competition, then check out the UWF Athletics VLOG at GoArgos.com. Hosts Megan-Grace Gibson, Mya Clark & Hanna Thomas engage their fellow students in How-To videos, interactive games & other exciting adventures.
This past week, the Glenmoor Amateur was played at the Glenmoor Golf Course in South Jordan and it went off without a hitch, Miller was told, with a full field and a waiting list of more than 30 golfers.“Clearly the competitive golfers are chomping at the bit to get going,” Miller said. Of all the major sports entities, the PGA Tour is poised to be the first to hold an official event with the Charles Schwab Challenge set for June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, albeit with no galleries allowed. One of the issues with the State Amateur is that it is more than a week-long event. To accommodate the large field, it has 11 qualifying tournaments for a month before the actual event. This year they are scheduled to start on May 18, a little more than three weeks away. So even if the late June dates look possible, the State Am will need extra time to get qualifying events in.And what about the crowds?Well, the State Am is not the U.S. Open or Masters. In 40 years of covering the State Amateur, I’ve never seen more than a couple of hundred fans and that only happens on the final day. Otherwise, it’s just a few assorted family and friends that make up the galleries. I’m sure people could keep their distance, even for the finals, if they were required to.So barring some sort of huge setback with the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like the State Am streak will continue, even if golfers have to spend the Christmas holidays in St. George. “We’re going to make it happen,” Miller said. “I’m confident there’s a formula that’s going to allow us to host it this year.” After 120 straight years, the State Am must go on. Related SALT LAKE CITY — We still don’t know what sports will be played this year, or when or where or by whom. But there’s one sporting event in the world that will almost certainly be contested because it always has been. And it’s right here in Utah.It’s the Utah State Men’s Amateur Golf Championship.Unlike other sporting events that have taken a year or more off because of things like World War I or the Spanish flu or World War II, the Utah Amateur has kept on truckin’. In fact, the State Am, as it is fondly known in local golfing circles, is the longest continuously played golf tournament in the world, dating back to 1899, an accomplishment the tournament has proudly promoted for decades.“We’re going to make it happen. I’m confident there’s a formula that’s going to allow us to host it this year.” — Jacob MillerUtah Golf Association executive director Jacob Miller said he’s not about to be the one to let the State Am streak end, saying they’ll play it the final week of December in St. George if they have to. He reiterated that message to the Deseret News earlier this week.“Provided I won’t get strung up by my thumbs from a governmental agency for hosting this thing, we’re going to make the State Am happen this year,” he said. The tournament is traditionally played the second week of July, but this year it was moved to the final week of June to accommodate the host venue, the Jeremy Golf Club. With things being as dicey as they are, the tournament could use a couple of extra weeks. Right now the State Am is scheduled to start exactly two months from today, June 22, and run through the 27th at Jeremy, with Bonneville Golf Course hosting qualifying rounds the opening two days.That might be doable if things keep progressing on the COVID-19 front. The UGA board is going to make a decision on the tournament a week from today.The alternative is to push the tournament back to late summer or early fall when, hopefully, things have settled down and life is getting back to normal.However, June might be too soon for a golf tournament involving 288 players and there’s been a lot of talk recently about large sporting events being among the last things to return to normal after society reopens. But of all the sports that can be played safely, golf tops the list.Golf is one sport where competitors have no physical contact with one another and players can easily maintain social distancing with courses spread out over a couple of hundred acres. They just have to forgo that final handshake. Most golf courses in Utah are open right now as they are in several surrounding states thanks to strict guidelines that limit interaction with golf shop and golf course personnel and restrict the use of carts. Pins are left in the cups, which are raised a couple of inches and bunker rakes are not available. A movement is afloat to salvage some type of high school spring sports season. Will it pay dividends?