CDEMA presents 2011 Global Assessment report on Disaster Risk Management

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews CDEMA presents 2011 Global Assessment report on Disaster Risk Management by: – June 24, 2011 Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmore who represented the Minister for National Security, Immigration and Labor Charles Saverin says since no one can predict or prevent a disaster it is important to plans in place to reduce the impact of any disaster.Blackmore says all aspects of the report are relevant to the Region, and disaster preparedness should be put on the front burner.“We have gotten to the point where we have to put disaster preparedness on the front burner. What we are witnessing is that some if the events are extreme and we need to put measures in place,” he said.According to Blackmoore, the region would need a non traditional approach to tackle it head on.[album id= 39 template =extend]Dominica Vibes News Share Mr. Andrew Maskrey, Coordinator, Global Assesement ReportMembers representing 18 Countries of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) gathered at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday for the presentation of the 2011 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk reduction. 19 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Watch: Mike Gundy and Mike Boynton Talk about the Importance of Toughness

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State’s first-year head basketball coach sat down for a one-on-one with his football counterpart, 13th-year lead man Mike Gundy.The school released Part 1 and Part 2 over the last few weeks. So far, we’ve seen the two coaches talk about the “Cowboy culture” and their own backgrounds and paths that led them to their current jobs.In this third and final edition, the two talk about toughness and the importance of players buying into their roles.“People don’t like the word ‘role player’ in basketball because it makes you seem like your not as good,” said Boynton. “Everybody wants to be the star. Really, everybody is a role player.”Boynton does understand the value of having stars. On a recent Pistols Firing podcast, he even told Kyle and Carson that he’s “obsessed with recruiting”. But that doesn’t mean he plans to simply chase stars without regard for fit or a player’s ability to buy in to the team concept.“Everybody’s got to buy in to how they help the team win,” Boynton continued. “If you have a bunch of guys on that same page, the talent doesn’t have to be elite across the board.”Boynton’s recruiting strategy seems to be a nice contrast from a former Cowboy coach who always seemed to land top prospects but was never able to really build out a roster.“The culture piece is the one thing that gets undervalued the most, I think,” said Boyton. “Even from coaches and how they recruit. Just having guys that want to buy into something that’s bigger than them.”Again, Boynton is saying all the right things. Whether or not that translates into success on the court remains to be seen. But he seems to have made a good impression on OSU’s most successful coach.Check out the conclusion below.Part 3 of 3: “People don’t like the word role-player, but really, everyone is a role-player.” @thacoachmike on building his team. #okstate pic.twitter.com/Rws33qAIpg— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) July 8, 2017last_img read more

OSU Offers 2019 LSU Running Back Pledge Tyrion Davis

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State’s biggest need in its 2018 recruiting class is running back, but the staff isn’t dwelling on its inability to land a commitment in this cycle and is already looking to the 2019 class with a new offer on Wednesday to University Lab High School (Louisiana) standout Tyrion Davis.Davis is a 6-foot-1, 215-pound standout from Baton Rouge — the heart of LSU country — so it should come as no surprise that he’s already pledged his loyalty to the Tigers with a verbal commitment back in June.AdChoices广告Already with offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida, Arizona State and others, Davis is a consensus four-star talent and ranked by 247Sports as the No. 14 running back in the 2019 class.“Tyrion Davis is a high-major running back prospect and one of top overall 2019 prospects in Louisiana,” Scout analyst Gabe Brooks said of the new OSU target. “He combines good size with impressive balance and cutback ability. He’s a vertical runner, but flashes impressive run-finishing strength as he lowers his pads for contact. He shows good top-end speed, especially for his size. Davis owns the size and athleticism to become a strong in blitz pickup and receiving out of the backfield with more opportunities to develop those skills.”Davis seems pretty set on staying in-state, announcing he was “100% committed” to “#RBU” in his initial commitment to LSU. But as we’ve seen many times with recruits, minds can change and different situations can be enticing — especially if there’s early playing time available. But pulling a player of Davis’ caliber out of the heart of Baton Rouge would be a pretty significant feat for running backs coach John Wozniak.last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 41 Britton Abbott

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Our next number belongs to an under-the-radar cowboy back who could have a significant role in the offense in 2017.How he got to OSUAbbott came to Oklahoma State as a preferred walk-on as part of the 2014 class. He played quarterback for his dad, former NFL Football Giant and now head coach at Liberal High School (Kan.). Abbott (the younger) held scholarship offers from the likes of UTSA, Wyoming and Tulsa, but chose OSU with the hopes of earning a scholarship.What he’s down in StillwaterAfter a redshirt year in 2014, Abbott saw the field in two games in 2015 and 12 in 2016, mostly on special teams. During spring practice, Mike Gundy said Abbott was twice the player he was a year ago.AdChoices广告Role in 2017Abbott resides near the top of a pretty inexperienced cowboy back group. While that inexperience and an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver may lead to more four-wide sets, the cowboy back isn’t going anywhere.Abbott talked about where the group is as whole during the spring.“We’re a young group, not a lot of starts.” Abbott told Scout, “Just come out here early, try to get a lot of work in before practice, just get everything down best we can. You know experience is hard to come by at our position group, so we’re just trying to get in as many reps as we can.”It was hard to come by and has been since Abbott arrived in Stillwater. He’s sat behind the likes of Jeremy Seaton, Blake Jarwin, Zac Veatch and even fellow junior cowboy back Keenen Brown. But Seaton, Jarwin and Veatch have all moved on. And there’s an opening for the upperclassmen to make a name on offense.Mason Rudolph talked about the hybrid position on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.“Britton, as well as Keenen, played sparingly last year,” Rudolph told PFB. “They kind of know the scheme. They know what that position is about. They’re going to be able to do a good job for us whether it’s blocking or catching the ball, as a check-down in the flats.”Abbott fits more into the Zac Veatch, blocking fullback role but has the ability to catch passes.Noteworthy stats and highlightsWas named the Kansas Class 5A Player of the Year his senior season after throwing for over 3,000 yards, rushing for over 1,200 and was responsible for 49 touchdowns.last_img read more

‘Kane must leave Spurs to win trophies’

first_imgTransfers ‘Kane must leave Spurs to win trophies’ – Villas-Boas fuels Real Madrid transfer talk Chris Burton 18:08 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Premier League Harry Kane The Tottenham striker is enjoying his football and performing at the peak of his powers in England, but has been told he needs a move to reach the top Harry Kane will need to leave Tottenham if he has “a hunger for trophies and notoriety”, says Andre Villas-Boas.The 24-year-old has forged a reputation as one of the most fearsome strikers in world football after stepping out of Spurs’ academy system and earning a regular senior role.He has, however, been unable to collect any major silverware as yet, with individual prizes such as two Premier League Golden Boots representing the peak of his award-winning exploits. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp In order for that to change, it may be that he needs to head elsewhere, with former Spurs boss Villas-Boas – who loaned Kane out to Norwich and Leicester during his time in north London – fuelling speculation that a big-money switch to Real Madrid could be on the cards at some stage.The Portuguese said at the Laureus World Sports Awards: “It depends on Harry and his ambitions for the future and how he sees his career going forward.“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but [wants] recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs.“Spurs are in that breakout moment of becoming a great football team – the [new] stadium, infrastructure, training ground is there, the team is building up, very well managed.“The trophy cabinet is still what is missing for this great club. That is in the end what footballers chase – glory, winning.“I think for Harry, one or two more years at Spurs wouldn’t be bad and then see how the club develops.Harry Kane needs to leave Andre Villas-Boas“With the new stadium coming through I also think that Spurs should have that margin from him.”Kane has previously moved to commit his future to Tottenham, with the home-grown star happy in his current surroundings.He told German publication Bild when quizzed on the exit talk: “My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham.“We have a fantastic team, a great coach, a professional training centre and we’re getting a new stadium. At the moment, everything suits me here and I’m happy.”Spurs will, however, have to prove that they can match his ambition if a player who is still just 24 years of age is to avoid seeing his head turned by mounting interest from afar.last_img read more

Could Madrid spend €400m on Neymar?

first_imgTransfers Zidane wouldn’t be surprised to see Madrid-linked Neymar leave for €400m Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 22:35 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid PSG Ligue 1 Zinédine Zidane Neymar Primera División The Liga side have been strongly linked with the Brazilian star and their manager has suggested he could well move again for another world-record fee Zinedine Zidane has suggested Neymar could fetch €400 million if he leaves PSG, and believes he is good enough to play for any club in world football.Brazil international Neymar left Barcelona for the Ligue 1 side in a world-record €222 million deal last August.The 26-year-old has since been linked with a return to Spain, with speculation the Ligue 1 leaders could allow him to leave for almost double the amount they paid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And Zidane, who was the most expensive player in the world when he joined Madrid from Juventus in 2001, suggests he wouldn’t be surprised if Neymar left for as much as €400m.He told reporters: “Well, I’m not going to talk about a player who is not mine. They paid €222m for Neymar, right? It’s what it is.”When Real bought me it was €72m or something like that… I thought then it was insane, and 10 years after that, there’s amounts much, much bigger.”Probably, in some years, football will reach the €400m amount. Or maybe sooner.”Asked if Neymar would fit in at Real Madrid, Zidane added: “Yes. He would fit in every club [in the world]. Because he is very good. As with many other players.”Madrid beat a PSG side missing an injured Neymar in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday to confirm their place in the quarter-finals.The comprehensive 5-2 aggregate victory keeps them on course to win the competition for a third successive season, but Zidane insists he is not thinking of a hat-trick in Europe’s elite club competition.11 – Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have won 11 of their 15 #UCL knockout games (D2 L2), lifting the trophy twice in as many seasons (2016 and 2017). King. pic.twitter.com/43euuSCFae — OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 6, 2018 “I am only focussing on the game on Saturday [against Eibar],” he said”In April we will have time to look ahead and focus on the Champions League.”We enjoy the Champions League, we are focused and we are going to give 100 per cent throughout the tournament.”last_img read more

Aubameyang over early issues at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal Aubameyang confident he is over early issues at Arsenal Chris Burton 20:15 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Premier League Arsène Wenger The Gunners’ record signing is feeling more settled in England and hopes improving match sharpness will allow him to repay Arsene Wenger’s faith Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits to enduring a “difficult” start to life at Arsenal, but believes he is ready to repay a club-record £55 million transfer fee by scoring more frequently.The Gabon international striker joined the Gunners at the end of the January transfer window, with a deadline day deal taking him to Emirates Stadium from Borussia Dortmund.A debut goal against Everton suggested he would hit the ground running in England, but the 28-year-old then went three games without finding the target as Arsenal wobbled as a collective. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Aubameyang has, however, responded with two efforts in as many Premier League outings of late and is pleased to be playing his part in relieving some of the pressure on Arsene Wenger’s shoulders.After scoring in a 3-0 victory over Watford, he told reporters: “It was a big win. The team did very well and it is a great three points. We needed it. I think the fans were happy, which is really important.“It was a bit difficult for me at the beginning but I am feeling better now. I didn’t play a lot in January so it was difficult to find a rhythm.“Now I am feeling better. I work hard, I have worked a lot in the last weeks and I am happy because I feel better.“I am really happy for the boss because I am here because of him. He had the interest in me so I am happy to play for him.”The frustrating thing for Aubameyang, having found some domestic form, is that he will once again be ineligible for Arsenal’s next fixture.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang difficult start ArsenalHe has been prevented from competing in the Europa League after seeing his former employers at Dortmund slip into the competition.Having already turned out for them in the Champions League this season, Aubameyang cannot represent two sides in the same UEFA event across any given campaign.“I am really frustrated because of the rules,” added the prolific frontman.”I am disappointed because I can’t help my team. That’s life. I have to deal with it.“I can’t play every three days, and that is frustrating. When I was in Dortmund, I was playing every three days but now I play once a week or have a long time between games. It is not easy.”As he will play no part in the second leg of a Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan on Thursday, and with Arsenal out of the FA Cup and the next international break approaching, Aubameyang will have to wait until April 1 for his next outing against Stoke.last_img read more

Klopp fumes at PL over Merseyside Derby change

first_imgJürgen Klopp Klopp fumes at Premier League over Merseyside Derby date change Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 22:39 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Everton v Liverpool Everton Premier League Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City UEFA Champions League Videos The Reds boss has hit out at those in charge of the domestic fixtures after April’s clash with Everton was switched from Sunday to Saturday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted furiously to the Premier League’s decision to reschedule his side’s upcoming Merseyside Derby with Everton.The Goodison Park fixture was originally scheduled for April 8, with kick-off at 14:15 BST.However, after Liverpool were drawn to face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the decision was made to bring the derby forward to April 7, with kick-off at 12:45 BST. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Liverpool will meet the Citizens at Anfield on April 4, with the second leg played six days later at the Etihad Stadium on April 10.And despite the move now allowing his side an extra day’s rest ahead of the return fixture against Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp believes moving it closer to the first leg hands the initiative to Everton due to his side having a lack of rest.“I am already angry because the Premier League will move the derby game to 12.30 on Saturday,” he told a press conference.“I only heard it a second ago. It’s not too cool – Wednesday night and then Everton on Saturday morning.”Klopp was asked about the situation again, with a reporter suggesting he might want the game rearranged, and snapped back: “No, I want it at 9am in the morning, what the f***?”At three o’clock, like a normal game, or as usual on Sunday at 2:15 [pm]. Put it on a normal time, not breakfast.”What do you think I’m talking about? Is my English that bad you have to ask again? We play at 7:45 [pm] on Wednesday and 12:30 on Saturday.“City play [against Manchester United] at 17:30. That extra five hours means the world in terms of recovery – why not have it at 15:00, not after breakfast?“Other leagues [reschedule] the entire game for another time to help their teams prepare; we play three days later. Not too cool, we have to go the hard way.”You watch it, write a little bit about it, obviously you’re not interested and have no idea about it, and we have to deliver and I am not happy, because I’m not happy all the time and not smiling all the time.”Liverpool are protecting a formidable record in Merseyside derbies, having not lost to Everton since October 17, 2010 – a run of 16 matches.The Reds are also fighting to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. If they are to achieve it, they will have to stave off the threat of Chelsea, who are out of Europe, and four points behind them in the standings.last_img read more

Redshirt Tracker: Four Freshmen See Action in Third Consecutive Game

first_imgGrayson BoomerOut for year — ACL Isreal Isuman-Hundley1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Tom Hutton3Oregon State5 punts, 44.8 yd avg.11 punts, 41.75 yard avg. Deondrick Glass1McNeeseNo stats3 carries, 10 yards, 1 FBL Langston Anderson1McNeeseNo stats1 catch, 8 yards Na’Drian Dizadare1Oregon StateNo statsNo stats Xavier Player1McNeeseNo statsNo stats After a week in which a dozen true freshmen saw the field in a blowout win over McNeese State, Oklahoma State’s coaches tightened up playing time to those who were needed most in a 40-21 victory on Saturday in Tulsa.In total, only four newbies saw the field, all four of whom made an impact either in special teams or on defense — or both. Here’s an update to our season-long tracker of who has and hasn’t played this season as we monitor newbies eligible for the NCAA rule that allows for players to play in up to four games while maintaining a redshirt.(Note: we’re only tracking true freshmen and excluding all other classifications including junior college transfers and traditional transfers.) Taylor Miterko— While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Trace Ford3Oregon State4 tackles, 2 QBH8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL Thomas Harper3Oregon State2 tackles5 tacklescenter_img Xavier Ross1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kody Walterscheid1McNeeseNo statsNo stats Kamryn Farrar1McNeeseNo stats1 tackle Jayden Jernigan3Oregon State5 tackles6 tackles, 1 TFL Joe Michalski— Brendan Costello— Cole Birmingham— Demarco Jones1McNeeseNo statsNo stats NameGames PlayedDEBUTGame 3 statsSeason Preston Wilson—last_img read more

Grades: Cowboys Score Poorly in Loss to Texas Tech

first_imgThe Cowboys enter their bye week after a lackluster weekend in Lubbock.Oklahoma State fell to Texas Tech 45-35 on Saturday in a game the Pokes were favored to win by double digits. It wasn’t a pretty game for the OSU faithful, but the Cowboys will get a chance to regroup with a week off before hosting Baylor. Here are my grades from OSU’s game against Tech.Chuba Hubbard: A-We’ll start with a bright spot in Chuba Hubbard.Hubbard ran for 156 yards and scored three of the Cowboys’ five touchdowns Saturday. It wasn’t his best outing of the year at 4.6 yards a carry, but any time a 156-yard, three-touchdown game isn’t your best, you’re probably going to be alright.Hubbard woke up Sunday morning leading the nation in rushing yards and touchdowns. His 1,094 yards lead second-place J.K. Dobbins by 268 yards, and SMU’s Xavier Jones and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor are a score behind Hubbard’s 13 touchdowns.Hubbard also leads the country in carries. His 162 carries to this point in the year is 18 more than Boston College’s AJ Dillon, so Hubbard deserves this upcoming bye week.Spencer Sanders: DSpencer Sanders stunk.He knows he stunk, but it’d be unfair if I graded him on his good weeks and not on his bad ones.Offensive Line: DThe OSU offensive line has had highs and lows in 2019. Saturday was a low.The Red Raiders had seven sacks in their first four games combined, and Tech sacked Sanders seven times Saturday.Injuries no doubt played a part in the Cowboys’ struggles up front. The same five guys started OSU’s first four games, but injuries to Dylan Galloway and Teven Jenkins have since caused a bit of a fire drill up front.Jenkins returned Saturday, but he did so starting at left tackle after starting the first four games at right tackle. Hunter Anthony started the Kansas State game at left tackle but started at right guard against Tech, and Johnny Wilson returned to center after playing the K-State game at right guard. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. LTLGCRGRT Hunter AnthonyMarcus KeyesRy SchneiderJohnny WilsonBryce Bray Dylan GallowayMarcus KeyesJohnny WilsonBryce BrayTeven Jenkins Dylan GallowayMarcus KeyesJohnny WilsonBryce BrayTeven Jenkinscenter_img Dylan GallowayMarcus KeyesJohnny WilsonBryce BrayTeven Jenkins Teven JenkinsMarcus KeyesJohnny WilsonHunter AnthonyBryce Bray The group was better in the run game, but Chuba Hubbard’s 4.6 yards per carry were still his second worst outing of the season.OSU’s Defense: C+I thought the Cowboys’ defense held the team in it in the first half.OSU went into the locker room down 20-7 after OSU’s offense turned the ball over three times in the first half.In the second half, though, some of that magic seemed to run out, as Tech managed to score every time it needed to.The Cowboys tackled as poorly as they had all season. Brock Martin had the highest number of tackles for an OSU defensive lineman at only four. True freshman Trace Ford was the only Cowboy to record a sack on Jett Duffey. Dylan GallowayMarcus KeyesJohnny WilsonBryce BrayTeven Jenkinslast_img read more

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