Anderson aims to reclaim record

first_imgBritany Anderson, a combination of speed and smooth technique, says she is ready to unleash both and win the Girls’ Class One 100m hurdles gold at this year’s staging of the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships underway at the National Stadium. On Tuesday’s opening day, Anderson, the Vere Technical hurdler, accounted for the first record at the championships, running a very smooth 13.37 seconds in the preliminary round of Heat 1, to better the previous mark of 13.38 seconds set by Camperdown’s Peta-Gaye Williams. The mark was short lived, however, as Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical, blazed a new trail, clocking a fast 13.30 seconds in Heat 2. In what is expected to be testy semi-finals this Friday, at 9:15 a.m. Anderson says she wants to turn up the speed to further underline her gold-medal credentials. “In the semi-final, I want to run a faster time and take on the field, and I know I will medal once I get the start I want. I am just going to run hard for the gold, once I don’t hit any of the hurdles,” she told The Gleaner. She is hoping for three gold medals in the 100m hurdles, 200m and 4x100m, noting that she is looking to help power her school to “finish third or fourth”, in Girls’ competition. Vere’s Anderson sped to the line first in 13.37 seconds, followed by Katherine Barnes of St Elizabeth Technical 13.78 and Taffara Rose of Hydel, third in 13.82 seconds. “Today’s performance was good, although I didn’t get the start I wanted to get, but I ran pretty hard,” she said. According to the Raymond ‘KC’ Graham-coached Hurdles athlete, she did not run to break the record, just to make it to the semi-finals, noting that she has a lot left in the tank. “I have a lot left in the tank, and I am looking to turn it up for the finals, once I make it,” she said. Anderson is mindful of her rivals for gold in; defending champion Daszay Freeman of Manchester High, who easily qualified for the semi-final round in a comfortable 13.65 seconds. Anderson is no stranger to breaking records as last year, she sped to 11.10 seconds to win semi-final one of the Girls’ Class 3 80m hurdles, lowering the old mark of 11.13 seconds set by Rushelle Burton of Camperdown High in 2013. GOOD PERFORMANCElast_img read more



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Car owner wanted in teacher killing probe to be questioned

first_imgAs investigations into the killing of Kescia Branche continue, Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams has stated that the owner of the car that is allegedly linked to her death will be questioned by the police.According to reports, Matthew Munroe who was reportedly in the United States has returned home. Munroe had reportedly left the country the day Branche’s body was found.Dead: Kescia Branche“We are pursuing all leads and evidence that we have, and also to the effect that the person for the car has returned. It is someone who will have to be interviewed, because the investigation is still open,” Williams stated.The Crime Chief has said the matter needs to be handled carefully because of the sensitive nature of the case. He also recommitted to having the matter resolved, but said it may take some time.“I made a promise that we are going to solve that matter, and that would just be a matter of time. I am confident that it will be solved, and I’m appealing to the public (not to be) misled by the information that (they) are receiving (from) social media and some media houses,” he stated.Williams expressed unease by the countless discussions that continue to take place in the public domain. He has said that persons need to “wait for the final nail or hammer,” and until someone is criminally charged and appears before the court, people should refrain from casting judgment.He also said that persons should continue to trust in, and support, the Guyana Police Force, something he claimed that is always needed. “Don’t be misled by social media, because there are more wicked people out there than supportive ones,” the acting Crime Chief added.Branche, a mother of one and a teacher at the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, was on November 5 found next to a coconut tree along Cemetery Road from Louisa Row, Georgetown, obliquely opposite the cemetery office. Two days after, she succumbed to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The 22-year-old woman had sustained head injuries and a broken foot. It has also been reported that relatives of the deceased woman were told by doctors that the head injuries appeared to be consistent with blows to the head. A post-mortem examination later confirmed that.Three suspects who were being questioned regarding the death of Branche were released. The father of Branche’s son was released on station bail along with the two police constables. The two policemen were placed under open arrest, and will be working out of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU).Investigators are of the opinion that the driver may have been the last person to see the teacher alive.last_img read more



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3 nabbed after robbing Lethem jewellery store

first_imgThree suspected Brazilian bandits on Tuesday afternoon stormed a cellphone and jewellery store in the Lethem Commercial Zone, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).It was reported that around 15:00h, the bandits entered Dwayne’s Phone and Jewelry Shop and held the female owner at gunpoint, while she was alone in the store. The men then relieved the woman of cash, cellphones and jewellery, and attempted to make good their escape using her car.The scene immediately after the robberyHowever, Police ranks were in the vicinity and promptly responded after an alarm was raised. The men were subsequently apprehended.Divisional Commander Ravindradat Budhram told Guyana Times that Police were still gathering information to determine what really transpired, but did confirm that three Brazilians were in custody assisting with investigations.Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more



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Jamual John seeking to extend red-hot form in ‘ounce of raw gold’ race

first_img8th annual Kadir Mohammed Memorial Cycle Race…There are more than one million dollars in cash prizes up for grabs in the eighth edition of the Kadir Mohammed Memorial “ounce of raw gold” Cycle Race, and two-time defending champion of this event, Jamual John, will be seeking to extend his supreme form in this race and cash in on his efforts.Dynamic Duo Jamual John and Briton John will today be battling for supremacy (Brandon Corlette photo)The race begins at 7:00h today, Sunday October 13, from the premises of the National Sports Commission at Homestretch Avenue, and will travel to Dora on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway before returning to the point of origin for the finish.This route is set for seniors, juniors and veterans under 45 years old. The juveniles, veterans over-45 and mountain-bikers will turn back at Yarrowkabra on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Organised by the Flying Stars Cycle Club and sponsored by the Mohamed family of Bartica, this event has reportedly attracted all the country’s top wheelsmen.Overall winner of this race will receive one ounce of raw gold, while those placing from second to eighth; top four finishers in the juniors’ category; top three in both the veterans under-45 and veterans over-45; and top three mountain-bikers would each receive cash prizes. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more



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Boys’ basketball: La Canada in finals after surviving Price

first_imgTucker Heaton made three3-pointers, Darren Ho hit two from beyond the arc and Adam Malik scored six of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as La Canada built on a nine-point halftime lead. Price (26-5) almost pulled off a unlikely comeback when the Spartans suddenly couldn’t handle the ball and started taking wild shots. But Christian Nitu buried one of La Canada’s 10 3-pointers with 3:50 remaining to give the Spartans – who have won a program-record 28 games – a 56-48 lead. After scoring on an layup, Malik came up with a huge blocked shot against freshman Matthew Strickland, which could have cut the lead to twowith less than two minutes remaining. “This group has worked as hard as any team we coached,” Hofman said. “It might not be the most talented team, but they have great chemistry and huge heart.” Heaton finished with 12points, and Ho chipped in with eight for La Canada. Price was led by 6-foot-7 junior forward Tyreese Breshers, who scored 14 points. Senior Jermiah Hazel had nine points for the Knights. La Canada (28-2) trailed 6-0 to start the game, missing its first five shots and turning the ball over twice. The Spartans turned it around quickly, finishing the first quarter on a 15-3 run. After hitting six 3-pointers in the third quarter and leading by 20 points entering the fourth, LaCanada survived a 15-0 run by Price of Los Angeles and advanced to the Southern Section Div. III-AA championship game with a 60-57 semifinal victory Tuesday at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. “We panicked there for a while, but with two minutes left to go, we regrouped,” La Canada coach Tom Hofman said. “We knew this was a winnable game. Price was young with threefreshman. We have almost all seniors.” center_img La Canada (28-2) will be playing in the finals for the first time since 1992. Price will not be there for the first time in nineyears, having won eightconsecutive division championships. 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



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Bighorn sheep on an upward trend

first_imgThe population of bighorn sheep in the San Gabriel Mountains is growing, according to results from a comprehensive field survey completed two weeks ago by the Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service, and more than 100 volunteers who took part in the counting effort. The ratio of lambs to ewes was the highest ever recorded since surveys began in 1976, an indicator of a healthy and growing herd. “The biggest factor in the current growth, I think, is the fires in 2003,” said Villepique. “There were two good fires that got a lot of that front country where the sheep live. I think that’s the big factor – a lot of that habitat was overgrown.” The lamb-to-ewe ratio was 62 young per 100 ewes, and the highest ratio recorded before this was just more than 50 lambs in 2004. Most years the ratio is between 25 and 35 lambs for each 100 ewes. Villepique called the number of young “really encouraging,” especially considering that just five years ago, biologists were concerned the wild sheep population could completely disappear from the San Gabriels. These surveys have been done almost continuously since 1976. GOING UNLEADED A prediction: Lead ammunition will be banned for hunting within the next decade. Not just in condor range, not just in California, but nationwide. The bighorns were counted from the air, by DFG and USFS staff in a helicopter, and from the ground by volunteers in all of the major sheep habitat in the mountain range. A total of 142 sheep were counted from the air and another 55 from the ground, said DFG biologist Jeff Villepique. Since the ground and air surveys were conducted simultaneously, Villepique said they were able to estimate the total population with a high degree of accuracy at 308 animals. This is up slightly from last year’s 292 estimate. Once the largest herd of bighorn in the state, numbering more than 700 animals in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the population crashed to around 100 animals or less from 1995 through 2002. It has been growing steadily since. center_img It won’t be banned for plinking or target shooting, but it won’t be allowed in our hunting fields. It will be banned on solid scientific evidence that birds and animals pick up the spent lead in a variety of ways, and when it enters their diet, they can become sick and die. I’m growing a little weary of the so-called leaders in the hunting community – especially those in the industry – whining about how the move to ban lead ammunition is somehow anti-hunting or anti-gun and that it’s not based on good science. It’s time to wake up and smell the gunpowder. This is a conservation issue plain and simple, and lead ammunition has broad-based negative impacts on the environment when used for hunting. I’m not going to tell you the issue is settled, but if this were a murder trial and you could see all the evidence coming into this courtroom, even the most devout skeptic would convict lead. South Dakota banned lead shotgun ammunition for upland game hunting on state game production areas in 1998. Canada has had a nationwide ban on lead shot since 1999. Last week, Missouri banned lead ammunition on 21 of its conservation areas after a study by the University of Missouri’s Fisheries and Wildlife Department and Veterinary School showed that lead shot was so prevalent that birds picked it up when feeding. The study found that shorebirds, turkeys, mourning doves, quail, and several species of raptors, including bald eagles, were affected. “It’s a widely recognized toxic substance, and it’s something that can be harmful biologically if it’s ingested. Even one (pellet) would probably result in incapacitation and death,” said John Smith, assistant director for the state Conservation Department (the equivalent of our DFG), referring to game birds. The conservation department said it now estimates that as many mourning doves are killed from eating spent lead shot as hunters shoot each year. Since dove numbers seem to be stable or increasing, if we banned lead shot nationwide, could we double the bag limit? Probably. But most of the people I speak with about the lead issue here in California still get worked up, somehow believing the whole thing is a bogus, anti-hunting effort, and would somehow price lower-income hunters out of the game. Not buying in on that argument, I did some price comparisons this week on non-lead ammunition costs versus lead, and what costs would be for all classes of hunting: For shotgun ammunition, lead turkey ammunitions ranges from $7 to $10 for a box of 10 rounds. Heavy-Shot and other tungsten-based loads or those made with Bismuth cost from $25 to $35 for a box of 10 – three times as much. Steel upland loads are now $7 to $9 for a box of 25, the same price as equivalent lead ammunition. Steel waterfowl loads cost the same as equivalent lead loads today. Sure, you can shoot more expensive Bismuth or tungsten ammo for upland and waterfowl – but it’s not required. For big game hunting, Barnes Triple Shock X-Bullets, a lead-free, solid copper alternative to lead, are now available in factory loads for most standard calibers from Federal and Weatherby. Norma also now makes an all-copper bullet, Naturalis, although I can’t find anyone carrying it right now. Cost for these lead-free big game loads are equivalent to premium loads featuring lead-based Nosler Partitions or other quality lead hunting bullets. It’s a price wash – and most veteran hunters will tell you the copper bullets perform better in the field. Appropriate non-lead bullets for varmint shooting is where I’ve heard a lot of whining lately (especially since the Tejon Ranch announced its complete ban on lead ammunition for 2008 last week). But fret no more, Barnes has introduced a new frangible bullet featuring a copper-tin composite this year. It’s called the Varmint Grenade. Because it’s lighter than lead, varmint shooters will see significant velocity increases with this new slug and explosive results. Its cost is almost identical to premium varmint bullets like Nosler Ballistic Tips or the Hornady V-Max. And Black Hills is already loading the bullet in ammo for varmint hunters. You don’t even have to handload, and costs are the same. Lastly, the lament you hear the most is about how the cost of .22 rimfire shooting will skyrocket, completely ending the American tradition of plinking and rimfire hunting for squirrels and rabbits. But will it? Using the cost of the new Varmint Grenades as a guide, I compared what rimfire ammunition would cost using a version of this new bullet. Currently, .22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition costs about six cents a shot or $6 for a box of 100. Ammo for .22 magnum rimfires is $10 for a box of 50 or about 20 cents a crack. The new bullets are about 71/2 cents each, so adding them into regular rimfires would more than double the price of a box of ammo to around $13.50 per 100. The .22 mag stuff would cost about $13.75 per 50, a one-third increase. I can tell you that we need to take the high road, but my thinking is simple and self-serving: If by shooting non-lead shot, I can save one dove or quail a year from lead poisoning, that’s one more bird and its offspring I can pursue the following season. If by shooting Barnes non-lead bullets, I can help the recovery of condors, see more golden eagles, or bag a big coyote – all animals that could die when eating lead from my gut piles – then I’ll take the precautions. That’s practical conservation. Jim Matthews’ outdoors column appears on Fridays. He can be reached at odwriter@earthlink.net. 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



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ARC Resources Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Results and Announces $500 Million Capital Program for 2020

first_imgARC expects that production will increase through the remainder of the year with final transportation arrangements at Sunrise that came into effect at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019 and all major planned turnarounds and associated downtime for the year now completed. Full-year 2019 average daily production is expected to be near the midpoint of the guidance range of 136,000 to 142,000 BOE per day.To view ARC’s unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements and notes and ARC’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis are available on ARC’s website at www.arcresources.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. CALGARY, AB – ARC Resources Ltd. (ARC) has announced its third-quarter 2019 financial and operational results.ARC also announced its 2020 capital program of $500 million. ARC plans to invest approximately $150 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 to substantially complete major infrastructure, establishing a new, larger production base of approximately 155,000 to 161,000 (BOE) per day for ARC in 2020.ARC delivered average daily production of 134,813 barrels of oil equivalent BOE per day in the third quarter of 2019, with a continued focus on the expansion of its high-value liquids production in the Montney.- Advertisement -ARC completed the Dawson Phase I & II liquids-handling upgrade early in the fourth quarter of 2019, and is advancing construction of the Dawson Phase IV gas processing and liquids-handling facility, the Company’s next major development project, which is anticipated to be brought on-stream in the second quarter of 2020.With final transportation arrangements at Sunrise coming into effect at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019, ARC plans to operate the Sunrise Phase II facility at or near its processing capacity of 240 MMcf per day of natural gas for the remainder of 2019 and will capitalize on the recent strengthening of winter natural gas pricing.ARC generated funds from operations of $145.4 million ($0.41 per share) and $524.6 million ($1.48 per share) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, and paid $53.1 million ($0.15 per share) and $159.3 million ($0.45 per share) in dividends to shareholders during the same periods.Advertisementlast_img read more



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DONEGAL PILGRIMS’ PRAYERS AT 30,000 FT AS PLANE FORCED TO RETURN TO AIRPORT TWICE

first_imgPligrims will finally get here today to MedjugorjeA GROUP of Donegal pilgrims finally arrived in the shrine in Medjugorje in the early hours of this morning – but not before praying for their own safe return TWICE after engine trouble on their plane.The Europe Airpost jet took off yesterday morning from Dublin at 7.3oam bound for Split in Croatia.But 15 minutes into the flight the pilot announced the crew were having technical difficulties and they were returning to Dublin. After spending half an hour back at the airport, the jet with 164 passengers on board – 30 of them from Donegal – took off again.But after crossing the Irish Sea the plane had the same problems; and half an hour later they were landing on the tarmac back at Dublin airport for the second time.“It was a terrible ordeal and I don’t mind telling you I did a lot of praying on those two flights,” said one Donegal passenger who contacted us last night.“To have a glitch once was bad; but the second time I just thought we’re never going to make it.” Pilgrims had been at Dublin airport from dawn yesterday. A replacement plane took off late last night.Niall Glynn of tour operators Marian Pilgrimages said a new plane from Paris had taken the passengers to the Croatian city of Split last night.Mr Glynn said the technical problem appeared to have been a sensor that was triggered in flight, setting off an alert in the cockpit. After the first aborted flight, it was thought it had been repaired but, as proven in the second flight, it had not.He said it was “understandable” that several of the would-be passengers were reluctant to give the plane a third go and so a new plane had had to be obtained from the airline, Europe Airpost, a France-based charter company that specialised in moving mail and newspapers during the night, and passengers during the day. DONEGAL PILGRIMS’ PRAYERS AT 30,000 FT AS PLANE FORCED TO RETURN TO AIRPORT TWICE was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalflight scareMedjugorjePilgrimslast_img read more



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Comedian Richard Pryor suffers fatal heart attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Richard Pryor, the groundbreaking comedian whose profanely personal insights into race relations and modern life made him one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 65. Pryor died shortly before 8 a.m. after being taken to a hospital from his home in the San Fernando Valley, said his business manager, Karen Finch. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system. “He was my treasure and a national treasure,” said his wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor. “He will be missed, but will forever live in thousands and thousands of hearts and continue to impact and inspire people with his truth and his pain, which he turned into comedy brilliantly.” Despite his host of health troubles, Pryor spent recent days in good humor, speaking often to those around him, she said. “He was absolutely happy,” the comedian’s wife said. “He was talking. He was smiling. The last thing he said to me was `I love you.”‘ Pryor lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off. He was regarded early in his career as one of the most foul-mouthed comics in the business, but he gained a wide following for his universal and frequently personal routines. After nearly losing his life in 1980 when he caught on fire while freebasing cocaine, he incorporated the ordeal into his later routines. His audacious style influenced generations of stand-up artists, including Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Robin Williams and David Letterman, among others. “I wish that every new and young comedian would understand what Richard was about and not confuse his genius with his language usage,” comedian Bill Cosby said through a spokesman. Music producer Quincy Jones called Pryor a true pioneer of his art. “He was the Charlie Parker of comedy, a master of telling the truth that influenced every comedian that came after him,” Jones said in a statement. “The legacy that he leaves will forever be with us.” A series of hit comedies and concert films in the ’70s and ’80s helped make Pryor one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood, and he was one of the first black performers to have enough leverage to cut his own deals. In 1983 he signed a $40 million, five-year contract with Columbia Pictures. His films included “Stir Crazy,” “Silver Streak,” “Which Way Is Up?” and “Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip.” Throughout his career, Pryor focused on racial inequality, once joking as the host of the Academy Awards in 1977 that Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier were the only black members of the Academy. Pryor once marveled “that I live in racist America and I’m uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it. You can’t do much better than that.” But he battled drug and alcohol addictions for years, most notably when he suffered severe burns over 50 percent of his body while freebasing at his home. An admitted “junkie” at the time, Pryor spent six weeks recovering from the burns,much longer from his addictions. He had battled multiple sclerosis since 1986. In one of his last movies, the 1991 bomb “Another You,” Pryor’s poor health was clearly evident. Pryor made a comeback attempt the following year, returning to stand-up comedy in clubs and on television while looking thin and frail, and with noticeable speech and movement difficulties. In 1995 he played an embittered multiple sclerosis patient in an episode of the television series “Chicago Hope.” The role earned him an Emmy nomination as best guest actor in a drama series. “To be diagnosed was the hardest thing because I didn’t know what they were talking about,” he said. “And the doctor said `Don’t worry, in three months you’ll know.’ “So I went about my business and then, one day, it jumped me. I couldn’t get up. … Your muscles trick you; they did me.” Born in 1940 in Peoria, Ill., Pryor grew up in his grandmother’s brothel. His first professional performance came at age 7, when he played drums at a night club. Following high school and two years of Army service, he launched his performing career, honing his comedy in bars throughout the United States. By the mid-’60s, he was appearing in Las Vegas clubs and on the television shows of Ed Sullivan, Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson. His first film role came with a small part in 1967’s “The Busy Body.” He made his starring debut as Diana Ross’ piano man in 1972’s “Lady Sings the Blues.” Pryor also wrote scripts for the television series “Sanford and Son,” “The Flip Wilson Show” and two specials for Lily Tomlin. He collaborated with Mel Brooks on the script for the movie “Blazing Saddles.” Pryor was married six times. His children include sons Richard and Steven and daughters Elizabeth, Rain and Renee.last_img


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African agenda set at COP 17

first_img28 November 2011South Africa acknowledged its role as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions on the continent, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said as the African agenda was set at COP 17 in Durban on Monday.The all-important 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) got under way at Durban’s International Convention Centre on Monday.“We are responsible for 38 percent of Africa’s total emissions,” said Molewa, who leads South Africa’s negotiating team at COP 17.“The National Climate Change Response White Paper states our commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 34 percent … in 2020 and by 40 percent in 2025 before stabilising our emissions in absolute terms and ultimately reducing them.”DeforestationDeforestation was another major challenge, Molewa said, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) placing six out of the 10 largest forest losses in the world in sub-Saharan Africa. This was largely due to forest areas being converted for relatively low-income usage.“A programme of incentives to avoid deforestation in Africa could make great inroads into mitigating CO2 emissions, at the same time supporting greener alternatives,” Molewa said.Although Africa has contributed the least to the build-up of greenhouse gases globally, it will bear the brunt of the adverse effects of climate change because the continent is already highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as rain-fed agriculture.It is said that the average African generates about 13 times less greenhouse gases than someone in North America.In the absence of an overriding mitigation and adaptation agenda, this figure is set to rise in coming years, as development and population rates grow.‘Green’ opportunities for developmentHowever, opportunities for economic development were vast, and Africa therefore needed to embark on a path of sustainable development with new, clean, appropriate technologies and to build climate-resilient communities, Molewa said.There are around 550-million people in Africa that do not have access to electricity, putting the continent in a position to become a world leader in the deployment of renewable energy sources.“Hydropower, for instance, is an under-utilised energy source, with less than 10 percent of the hydropower potential in Africa being utilised currently,” Molewa said.“A national, regional and international effort towards unlocking this potential is an example of how African societies could go from being amongst the most vulnerable to becoming climate-resilient.”Partnership with African UnionThe minister added that the African Union has partnered with South Africa to ensure that the African Pavilion at COP 17 effectively presented the issues of climate change that Africa was grappling with, as well as the opportunities for green development in response to climate change.“Because of Africa’s vulnerability to climate change, failure to contain average global temperature increases to within 2 degrees would be an unacceptable outcome for the global mitigation effort,” Molewa said.“The impacts of climate change know no borders, and have been a driving force for cooperation between African governments,” she added, noting that the Commission of the African Union had begun work on an African Strategy on Climate Change.This strategy was based on four interrelated themes, namely: climate change governance; mainstreaming climate change in development; harnessing education, science, research and innovation for climate change; and promoting regional and international cooperation and partnerships in combating climate change.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more



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