New quarry act on the cards for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews New quarry act on the cards for Dominica by: – December 27, 2012 Share Quarry at Point Michel. Photo credit: dominica.nuDominica might have a new quarry act in the new year to address concerns which have been raised over quarrying activities on the island.This is all part of efforts to tackle climate change and the island’s participation in a pilot program for climate resilience according to Minister for the Environment, Dr. Kenneth Darroux.The pilot program is being funded by the World Bank and almost forty million dollars has been allocated towards climate resilience.“We are hoping that in the first quarter of 2013 we can start drawing down on these funds for these much needed projects especially infrastructure, sea wall and stuff to protect our coastal development,” Dr. Darroux stated. The strategy identified seven areas towards national development that are being affected by climate change.The Ministry has submitted projects to the World Bank and a team has visited the island on two different missions this year.Dr. Darroux explained that he had been visited by a few quarry operators who expressed their dissatisfaction with the manner in which the new legislation was done.“I had the Planning Division reschedule the workshops with them just so that they could get their feedback.“We know their input would be very important because I’m sure the new quarrying act would mean financial implications for them, etcetera. “So we did that, we went back to the drawing board have their input, and we are in the process of taking some of their suggestions into consideration.”A climate resilience program will also be a main feature of the ministry in 2013.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share 82 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Miyazatos seventh at Kingsmill

first_imgMika Miyazato started the day tied for 21st but soared up to seventh with a 66 that featured six birdies and a lone bogey. WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA – Ai Miyazato and compatriot Mika Miyazato finished tied for seventh at the Kingsmill Championship on Sunday as darkness halted a remarkable sudden-death playoff between Paula Creamer and Shin Ji Yai after eight holes.Creamer and Shin, who moved into a playoff after both finished regulation at 16 under, will return to Kingsmill on Monday morning, with the competition to begin at the 16th hole. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

McLeish: Scotland need ‘bravado’ to take on Europe’s best

first_imgThe former Birmingham and Aston Villa manager insists his new charges must have the belief they can compete with Europe’s best should nights such as that in Paris be replicated.He said: “We want to qualify for the Euros, that is our number one goal and we’ll never have that out of our minds.“We want to get a bit of bravado back in to people’s mentality and believe that they can compete against the best teams in Europe, if not the world.”McLeish has called up six players for the first time for the upcoming friendlies. While he insists the level of performance across the 180 minutes is important, his focus is on breeding a winning mentality ahead of the Nations League.He added: “Performance is important but we must find a way to be consistent winners in games.“We’ve had good performances over the last season or so, an undefeated run, but we must find a way to win consistently as this is what will get us to finals.“By and large, this is a test for the guys. When you take a team together for the first time they don’t have that rhythm you’d normally have but I’ve seen a great enthusiasm.“I want to see them take that enthusiasm into the game by expressing themselves.“Yes, we must be organised and can’t be easy meat in terms of penetration from the opposition but we do want the guys to show just how good they are as footballers.”Working alongside his new coaching team of Peter Grant, James McFadden and Stevie Woods, McLeish has taken the opportunity this week to assess the talent at his disposal.Asked what style of play he will look to adopt long-term, McLeish said: “Let’s be honest, we’re not trying to create a team that thinks it can play like Barcelona.“Yes, we want to play good football, we’ve got good footballers there but we have to remember our own strengths.“When you look at the squad, it’s good in terms of the presence and stature of a lot of players.“We have skilful players, quick players, good energy and we’re trying to help them in terms of total preparation for the game.“It’s not rocket science, I worked with a man (Sir Alex Ferguson) for eight years and it was about being dynamic, having a high tempo and I’ve tried to have that style in all my teams.” Scotland boss Alex McLeish is determined to restore a sense of “bravado” that sees the national side fear no opposition.McLeish’s second stint in charge of his country gets under way with a friendly double-header.Costa Rica visit Hampden on Friday, before the Scots head to Hungary on Tuesday.McLeish’s first spell in the dugout saw Scotland beat France in their own backyard.last_img read more