first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UST big man Akomo hospitalized due to head trauma, blood clot Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia.MAVERICKS: Dallas’ Ding Yanyuhang scored one point and got one game ball. The Chinese rookie played the final 8:33, to the delight of the fans in Shenzhen, China. “We know how special this night is for Ding,” Barea said.76ERS: Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Philadelphia committed 35 fouls for the second consecutive game.UP NEXT: Philadelphia’s preseason ended at 3-1. Dallas (2-1) hosts Charlotte on Friday.NETS 110, PISTONS 108, OTBrooklyn’s Allen Crabbe left less than 3 minutes into the game with a sprained left ankle. X-rays were negative.Reggie Bullock missed his first eight shots for Detroit, but got a layup — off an assist by Andre Drummond — to fall in the final seconds and force overtime. Drummond tried to send the game to potentially a second overtime, but missed from the left side of the lane with about 3 seconds left in overtime and lobbied unsuccessfully for a foul call.NETS: D’Angelo Russell led the way with 25 points. Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen each scored 17.PISTONS: Langston Galloway scored 24 points and Blake Griffin finished with 17, on a night in which Drummond had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double — but missed 15 of his 21 shots.UP NEXT: Brooklyn (1-1) plays Toronto on Wednesday in Montreal. Detroit (1-2) hosts Washington on Wednesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. HORNETS 110, BULLS 104Kemba Walker scored 20 points for Charlotte, which survived despite seeing what was a 23-point lead get trimmed to three with 1:11 remaining.Jeremy Lamb scored 16 and Cody Zeller added 14 for the Hornets. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 26 points, going 9 for 15 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range.BULLS: Bobby Portis scored 17 points, Antonio Blakeney finished with 15 and Justin Holiday scored 10. … Jabari Parker grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulls, all of them on the defensive end. Chicago got only four offensive rebounds all game.HORNETS: Malik Monk scored 13 points, Marvin Williams added 12 and Nic Batum finished with 12 rebounds.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-2) hosts Indiana on Wednesday. Charlotte (3-1) visits Dallas on Friday.PACERS 111, CAVALIERS 102Victor Oladipo scored 23 points for Indiana, which led by as many as 24 on its way to winning in Cleveland.Domantas Sabonis finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers. Kyle Korver led the Cavaliers with 17 points in just under 20 minutes.PACERS: Indiana led 59-39 at halftime. … Edmond Sumner and Tyreke Evans each scored 14 for Indiana, which is playing all four of its preseason games on the road. The Pacers don’t have a four-game regular-season road trip until the end of November, It was a rough night for New York’s starting frontcourt. Kevin Knox, Lance Thomas and Noah Vonleh were a combined 3 for 18, finishing with a total of six points between them.WIZARDS: Jeff Green shot 7 for 10 and scored 16 points. John Wall finished with 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds in 27 minutes.KNICKS: Tim Hardaway Jr. and Allonzo Trier each scored 18 for the Knicks, who lost for the first time in this preseason. … Enes Kanter was held out of the game.UP NEXT: Washington (2-1) visits Detroit on Wednesday. New York (3-1) hosts Brooklyn on Friday.KINGS 132, MACCABI HAIFA 100Buddy Hield scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range, to lead seven Sacramento players in double figures.Justin Jackson made four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, and Harry Giles III scored 16.Josh Childress, who played eight seasons in the NBA, led Maccabi Haifa with 18 points.KINGS: Kosta Koufos, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Iman Shumpert did not play. … Frank Mason scored 13 points with eight assists and five steals. … Willie Cauley-Stein had 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.MACCABI HAIFA: Kennedy Meeks had 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. WASHINGTON, DC – John Wall #2 (R) of the Washington Wizards and the bench celebrate in the fourth quarter during the second half of a preseason NBA game against the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena on October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFPDwight Howard’s first preseason with the Washington Wizards is apparently over before it started.Howard needs an injection to alleviate pain in his back, and Washington coach Scott Brooks said that the eight-time All-Star has hopes of being back on the court by early next week.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UP NEXT: Sacramento (2-2) plays host to Utah on Thursday.SUNS 117, WARRIORS 109Deandre Ayton and Ryan Anderson scored 18 points apiece for Phoenix.Stephen Curry led Golden State with 23 points in 23 minutes. Kevin Durant added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.SUNS: The team announced earlier Monday that General Manager Ryan McDonough had been fired. … Trevor Ariza hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points.WARRIORS: Coach Steve Kerr was ejected in the third quarter for arguing a foul called on Stephen Curry. Replays showed Kerr telling the referees, “I don’t want to be here anyway”. … Andre Igoudala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston did not play.UP NEXT: Golden State plays the Lakers at T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas, and Phoenix wraps up preseason play at Portland, on Wednesday. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But the back problems have kept Howard from practicing or playing with the Wizards so far in training camp and the preseason.For his career, Howard has averaged 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds — averaging a double-double in each of his 14 seasons as well.Monday’s games:MAVERICKS 115, 76ERS 112Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and Dallas topped Philadelphia 76ers to earn a split of the teams’ NBA China Games series.ADVERTISEMENT CAVALIERS: Cleveland had not trailed for a single second in its first two preseason games. The no-deficit streak ended 22 seconds after tipoff on Monday. … John Holland scored 13 points but first-round pick Collin Sexton struggled — shooting 1 for 7 and finishing with three points.UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) visits Chicago on Wednesday. Cleveland (2-1) plays Detroit on Friday in East Lansing, Michigan.HEAT 90, MAGIC 89Rodney McGruder led Miami with 19 points, and a short jumper with 1:35 left closed the scoring.Orlando had a chance to win it after grabbing a defensive rebound and calling time with 1.3 seconds remaining. Magic coach Steve Clifford put his starters back in and mapped out a play, but Nikola Vucevic’s lob for Aaron Gordon was knocked away by Miami’s Bam Adebayo and time expired.MAGIC: Vucevic had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which rallied from 19 points down and wound up reclaiming the lead in the fourth quarter. Jerlan Grant scored 17 points and Gordon had 12 for the Magic.HEAT: Dwyane Wade made his last home preseason debut, scoring eight points. He’s expected to play in at least one of Miami’s two remaining exhibitions. … Goran Dragic scored 16 points and Hassan Whiteside added 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.UP NEXT: Orlando (1-2) hosts Memphis on Wednesday. Miami (1-3) hosts New Orleans on Wednesday.WIZARDS 110, KNICKS 98Bradley Beal led Washington with 20 points, and the Wizards finished with seven players in double figures. If it takes that long, that means Howard won’t appear in any of Washington’s preseason games. And if he doesn’t play in the preseason, that would cast doubt on Howard being ready when Washington’s regular-season slate starts against Miami on Oct. 18.“We’re going to take it day by day,” Brooks told reporters before Washington’s preseason game at New York on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHoward, who turns 33 in December, has always been durable.He missed a total of seven games in his first seven seasons, and played in 81 of 82 games with Charlotte last season. The one game he missed was while he was serving a suspension — and the Hornets wound up beating Memphis that night by 61 points anyway. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgSEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For Korver, Cleveland will get Utah’s 2020 second-round selection along with Washington’s 2021 second-rounder. The Cavs also receive an asset in Burks’ expiring contract worth $11.2 million, something they might be able to use in another deal.ESPN first reported the sharpshooting Korver is on the move.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cavs are just 4-14 in their first season since LeBron James left again. They began this season thinking they could compete for a playoff spot while developing young players, but after a coaching change and rash of injuries, Cleveland’s priorities have shifted and the team decided it was time ship Korver elsewhere.Korver was one of the most coveted players on the market, and the Cavs have been shopping him along with forward J.R. Smith, who agreed to step away from the team after being unhappy with his reduced role this season. The 37-year-old Korver is headed back to Utah, where he played from 2007-10. At just 9-12 going into Wednesday’s game in Brooklyn, the Jazz have been a disappointment so far. But Korver’s range should open the floor for point guard Donovan Mitchell and others.Korver has made 2,238 career 3-pointers, fourth-most in NBA history and tops among current players.The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years. He’s averaging 8.4 points and 15.8 minutes this season.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver (26) keeps the ball away from Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade veteran forward Korver to the Utah Jazz. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)CLEVELAND — Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender.The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In exchange for Korver, the Cavs will get guard Alec Burks — and his expiring contract — along with two future second-round draft picks, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap has to be approved by the NBA. The trade might not become official until Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 32 years, UP makes it back to the UAAP Finals on skipper Desiderio’s heroics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more


first_img“Picture Boy” trialAs the third trial for double-murder accused Cyon ‘Picture Boy’ Collier continues, Detective Superintendent Michael Kingston continued his testimony in the presence of Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and a mixed jury on Monday at the Demerara Assizes.Collier is accused of murdering two brothers, Ray ‘Sugar’ Walcott and Carl ‘Alo’ Andrews at Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara in 2006.Kingston was cross examined by Defence counsel Lyndon Amsterdam, while Prosecutors Narissa Leander and Tuanna Hardy represented the State.The major part of the day was spent with Amsterdam going back and forth with Kingston on the uncertainty of three key points and errors in filing the documents.Kingston gave evidence in the High Court that the accused had uttered the words “boss man them man violate me yuh know,” and whenCyon “Picture Boy” Collierasked by Kingston about the guns used to kill the brothers, Collier pointed him to the guns on the bed.However, Amsterdam indicated that it is best practice for the officer to make note of these words in one of the many record books in the Cove and John Police Station.Kingston recollected that his role in the Criminal Investigations Department for this case was to gather information, plan and stage an operation and this resulted in the capturing of Collier and recovering of an AK-47 assault rifle.Kingston stated that during the operation he along with several other ranks, including Linden Lord, acted on information leading them to Lot 23, Bachelors Adventure, ECD.When the team reached the property they were met at the door by the accused. During discussions with the accused, Kingston was lead to the guns and ammunition after which he asked Collier if he was the holder of a firearm licences.According to Kingston’s testimony, Collier responded by saying “no” and so was arrested and taken to the Station.He said that at the station he filled out the charge sheet and the station diary but during the cross examination, it was discovered that the charge sheet was incompletely filed. It did not include the time the accused was placed in custody and the time of arrest was incomplete, having only the time 07:4, missing the final digit.Kingston tried to justify his actions by saying, “it is an error on my part in filing the documents and it was some sort of distraction thatDead: Ray “Sugar” WalcottDead: Carl Andrewsresulted in the error.”Collier is accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria on September 23, 2006.Reports are a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner when the two brothers were allegedly shot by the accused who rode up on a motorcycle.The brothers were rushed to hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.The trial continues on Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgThe Thirds played in The Junior B final last Sunday against Ardara but unfortunately came up short on the day. However the team had a fantastic year and a lot of credit must go to Paddy Mc Ginty, his mentors and all the players for a very successful campaign.Our Under13 boys continue in the league on Wednesday Sept 17th with an away fixture to St.Eunans with throw in at 7.45pm.The Lotto numbers for this week are 2,6,10 and 23 match 3 winner is Niall Doran of Falbane Churchill. The jackpot now stands at €5180. A very successful coffee morning was held in the club on Sunday last to raise funds for the underage girls. A big thankyou to all those who sponsored on the day and to all the ladies who made all the delicious food. Thank you to Elaine Mc Fadden who coordinated the event. The ladies team played away to Termon on Monday 15th but despite leading with minutes remaining lost the game due to two late Termon goals. Finally, the club wishes Michael Neil and Cormac the very best of luck in the Finals next weekend.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY THIRDS COME UP SHORT AGAINST ARDARA was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONGALGlenswilly GAAlast_img read more


first_imgKevin Cassidy has revealed how last Sunday was the first time since he finished playing with Donegal that he really missed playing.Former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy has revealed that last weekend was the first time since he was axed from the Donegal panel that he really missed playing for his county.Cassidy had a very public fall-out with Jim McGuinness in 2011 due to his contributions to the book ‘This Is Our Year’ by Declan Bogue.Cassidy was removed from the panel, and missed out on Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland victory against Mayo. However, in his column with Gaelic Life, Cassidy revealed how last week was the first time since he stopped playing for Donegal that he was absolutely desperate to get on the pitch.Cassidy wrote, “Hand on my heart last Sunday was the first time since my last game for Donegal against the Dubs in 2011 that I actually missed playing.“Some of you may say that surely I must have missed that feeling during Donegal’s triumphant run in 2012, but the truth is that I didn’t and in fact this feeling only hit me in the last quarter of Sunday’s game.“During the last 20 minutes of last Sundays final my legs began to move and I began to play every ball in my mind I think I probably shouldered a few people sitting beside me I was that hyped up. “For me the game was in the melting pot at that stage and it was there for whatever team wanted it most and I soon realised that it was those types of situations I missed above anything else.Cassidy also lauded the impact of Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has had this year, insisting he’s streets ahead of any other manager and is the best manager by a country mile. CASSIDY – “I REALLY MISSED PLAYING FOR DONEGAL LAST WEEKEND” was last modified: September 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalgaelic lifeKevin CassidynewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgBehind the sharp passes of Michael Herrick and the explosive running of Shane Vereen, Valencia made its claim as the top prep football team in the area Friday. The No. 2 Vikings rolled off 30 points in the first half on the way to a 51-30 victory over visiting No. 8 Birmingham of Lake Balboa. Last week, Birmingham led No. 1 Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in the fourth quarter before losing 27-22. Valencia never let the Patriots that close. Birmingham scored 24 of its points in the fourth quarter against the Vikings’ second-string defense. Of course, Valencia (2-0) will have to beat Notre Dame before the Vikings can make a true case for the top spot after what happened last year, when the Knights routed Valencia 33-3. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “They’re No. 1 until they lose no matter what happens,” Herrick said. “You never know what happened last week in that Notre Dame-Birmingham game. But this game gives us some confidence and we’re looking forward to getting our shot against Notre Dame.” That shot will come Oct. 7. Birmingham coach Ed Croson thinks Valencia will have a chance against the Knights. “Those teams are much more even this year than last,” Croson said. The Patriots (0-2) never were in the game against Valencia. Vereen broke two tackles on his way to the left sideline on a 45-yard touchdown run to get the Vikings started. He followed it up with a 2-yard touchdown run on the next possession as Valencia took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. center_img Herrick found Jordan Turby fill for a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Ricky Drake’s third field goal of the half gave the Vikings a 30-0 lead at the break. The Birmingham defense didn’t play as badly as the score made it seem. The offense and special teams set the Vikings up with great field position because of turnovers. James Beloff threw two interceptions, both picked off by Chris Koshak. Will Chandler fumbled four balls on kickoff returns in the first quarter. Only one was lost, but the others pinned the Patriots deep in their own territory. Herrick, Vereen and the rest of the starters came out to begin the fourth quarter, and Birmingham took advantage. Milton Knox put up most of the Patriots offense with two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion. He rushed for 149 yards on 20 carries. The Patriots actually forced Valencia’s starters back on the field by drawing within 44-30 with four minutes to go. It took the Vikings only three plays to answer with Vereen’s third touchdown of the game. Herrick, who has orally committed to Mississippi, completed 18 of 29 passes for one touchdown and had 192 of his 260 yards in the first half. He is 2,108 career yards away from the area record of 9,971 set by Keith Smith of Newbury Park in 1993. — Matthew Kredell, (818) 713-3607 matthew.kredell@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgFifth-year senior tight end Eric Saubert claimed the fourth All-PFL accolade of his career and his third first-team honor. Saubert led the Bulldogs in receiving, recording a career-high 56 receptions, 776 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns to rank 17th in the nation. Senior running back Conley Wilkins ranked second in the league in rushing with 1,081 rushing yards and became the first Bulldog to reach the 1,000-yard milestone since 2007 to earn first team honors after being named second-team All-PFL in 2015 and honorable mention in 2014. Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Aaron Melton garnered first-team honors after starting all 11 games at center and anchoring the Bulldog offensive line that helped pave the way for Wilkins to become the fifth Bulldog since 1987 to rush over 1,000 yards to garner first-team honors. Senior placekicker Josh Lee, who was named PFL Special Teams Player of the Year on Monday, rounded out the Bulldogs’ first-team selections as he handed all the kicking duties for Drake and was perfect on both field goals (8-of-8) and PATs (27-of-27) during conference play. Drake’s 11 All-PFL honorable mention selections included four offensive players, five defensive players and two special team players. Defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg, long snapper Brady Eckert, defensive lineman Tanner Evans, wide receiver Keegan Gallery, offensive lineman Ryan Lemke, defensive lineman Mack Marrin, wide receiver Grant Menard, linebacker Michael Roane, return specialist Terry Wallen, offensive lineman Payson Wick and defensive back Caz Zyks. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Sixteen members of the Drake University football team have been selected to the All-Pioneer Football League team as voted by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had four student-athletes selected to the first team, one to the second team and 11 earn honorable mention honors.center_img Fifth-year senior linebacker Taylor Coleman was the lone Bulldog to garner All-PFL second-team honors, as he led the team in tackles, recording 68 stops, despite missing the final three games of the season.last_img read more


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Growing up on the North side of Milwaukee, Jordan Poole was always one of the youngest, smallest kids on the pick up court. Charges to the basket were met by stronger bodies, and so he had to find other means to score.“I was accustomed to finding a way to create my own shot because, when I was younger playing against older kids, you would go to the basket and it really wasn’t doing too much. They were just physically stronger,” Poole said. “I think that’s something I’ve never …last_img read more


first_img20 October 2005An agency that will coordinate South Africa’s efforts to combat climate change was launched at the National Climate Change Conference in Midrand, Johannesburg this week.Minerals and Energy Minister Lindiwe Hendricks told the conference that the move was in line with the Kyoto Protocol, which requires developing countries to establish a designated national authority (DNA) to participate in clean development mechanism (CDM) activities in promoting sustainable development.The CDM is a mechanism established to combat climate change and promote sustainable development, and in the process assist developing countries to meet their sustainable development objectives.South Africa’s new agency will regulate CDM activities in SA, promoting the country to attract investors and project developers.Already, it has received four project design documents from the private sector, one of them being for the Kuyasa Low-Cost Housing Project in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, which is registered as the first CDM project in Africa.These projects, if implemented, will help reduce South Africa’s emissions by 21 million tons by 2012 and generate an estimated R618-million from the sale of certified emissions.Hendricks said the effects of climate change on the country’s biodiversity was significant and that regions most affected by prolonged drought cycles would be more vulnerable in coming years.“We run the risk that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren may not be able to enjoy the visual splendor of the fynbos of the Western Cape or the daisies of Namaqualand,” she said.Hendricks said the country’s energy efficiency strategy set out a national target of 12% improvement in energy efficiency by 2014, which would contribute towards a reduction in carbon emissions.The minister said South Africa also needed to look “keenly” at nuclear energy as a means of reducing carbon emissions and meeting the needs of a growing economy.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgBritish Foreign Secretary David Miliband And South Africa’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma discussing various issues. Miliband chatting to Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Sue Van der Merwe. (Pictures: Department of Foreign Affairs) Khanyi MagubaneSouth Africa and the United Kingdom have reinforced their relationship following a recent two-day meeting of the eighth SA-UK Bilateral Forum.Speaking at the conclusion of the visit from her counterpart, British foreign secretary David Miliband, South Africa’s minister of foreign affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on 8 July she was happy with the wide range of issues covered during the talks.“We have discussed everything from health, sports, trade and industry, migration, climate change, general political issues, science and technology, conflict resolution, economic issues, corporate responsibility and so on,” she said.“On the political front we have discussed both bilateral matters, issues on the African agenda and multilateral issues. Of course, issues on the multilateral agenda, included particularly Sudan and all its facets and the one you are all waiting for – Zimbabwe.”During talks, the two ministers agreed that 2008 was a critical year for development as South Africa was halfway towards achieving its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) — the deadline for which is 2015. The goals are set out by the United Nations and cover issues such as health, education and poverty.The UK is South Africa’s largest trading partner in Europe. The forum for bilateral talks was formed in 2000 with a view to regulate and enhance political and economic relations between South Africa and the UK.During the talks a number of resolutions were made:Climate changeThe ministers stressed the importance of pursuing sustainable, low carbon growth. They acknowledged that current climate change trends would undermine the conditions necessary for economic growth in both the developed and developing worlds, making it extremely difficult to achieve the MDG.They acknowledged that a global transition to a low-carbon economy was both affordable and achievable, and presented many opportunities for developing the environmental sector of the economy. It was stressed that a global climate change agreement was needed, which would support long-term cooperative and domestic action from nations worldwide.ZimbabweDuring the meeting Miliband and Dlamini-Zuma discussed the political crisis in Zimbabwe and both condemned the ongoing violence and intimidation there.The two ministers also noted the decision of the Summit of the African Union on Zimbabwe and the respective governments’ stated positions on that issue. They reaffirmed the importance of dialogue between the Movement for Democratic Change and Zanu-PF to establish a lasting solution that reflects the democratic will of the Zimbabwean people.During his visit, Miliband also delivered a keynote address at the University of South Africa, where he discussed the Zimbabwe issue at length.He acknowledged that Britain may have erred during its colonial rule in Zimbabwe, but that what happened in the past did not stop it from condemning the current situation. “Britain has long and historical links with Zimbabwe. I have never believed that the rights and wrongs of our history should prevent us from speaking clearly and frankly about the situation today,” he said.“[President] Robert Mugabe’s misrule does not invalidate the struggle for independence; our colonial history does not mean we cannot denounce what is wrong.”Miliband noted that free and fair elections were only the basics of a free democracy. He said that President Mugabe’s victory in what had been dubbed the “one man election” defeated the basic fundamentals that govern democracy.He said it was encouraging to see the vast majority of African leaders had spoken out against the pre- and post-election violence in June 2008.HealthSouth Africa’s health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and her UK counterpart, Dawn Primarolo, met to discuss ways in which the two countries would continue working together to share information and expertise on education and training of healthcare professionals.This followed the health ministers renewing a memorandum of understanding that exists between the two countries. The understanding covers a range of healthcare issues, including the ethical recruitment of workers in the sector.“Many countries have learned from our example of ethical recruitment of health workers, and indeed, admire such an effective example of bilateral cooperation,” Tshabalala-Msimang said.South Africa stressed that although Britain was free to recruit South African doctors and nurses, it was important the country was not left stripped of its workforce. The two nations have agreement to work systematically on the issue.The understanding, which was due to expire in October 2008, has been renewed for another five years. More clauses have been included in the agreement, which will explore new areas of health the UK and South Africa could be involved in.Other issues that the two foreign ministers addressed included persisting conflicts on the continent in Abyei, south Sudan, as well as the lack of progress in Darfur. On a positive note, the ministers welcomed the recent signing of the Djibouti Agreement between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia. This was described as an important milestone on the road to a peaceful Somalia.Useful LinksDepartment of Foreign AffairsBritish Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeMillennium Development goals Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more