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Dominica supports calls for “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work”

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica supports calls for “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work” by: – November 8, 2011 Sharing is caring! 53 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Honourable Gloria ShillingfordDominica’s Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford have supported calls by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), to make provisions for housewives to receive some form of remuneration, as part of their mission to achieve women’s full citizenship and the elimination of discrimination and gender inequality through incidence in public policy.Honorable Shillingford was one of several ministers in the grouping who participated in the Second Regular Session of CIM’s Executive Committee for 2011-2012 in El Salvador on October 31st, 2011. The CIM Executive Committee is a smaller body made up of eight OAS member states, which are elected during the CIM Assembly of Delegates for a two-year period. The Committee meets more regularly in order to address issues of immediate concern and review the progress made by the Permanent Secretariat, the Secretary-General and the General Assembly in fulfillment of the Commission’s mandates. Honorable Shillingford said that one of the key highlights of the meeting was the presentation of a study entitled “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work”, which was presented by CIM/OAS Consultant, Lylian Mires. “But of particular interest is the discussion we had of advancing gender equality through decent work. As you know a lot of our women they work as housewives; they look after the children, and that is work too but at most times it is unpaid work and what we are advocating is that sometime in the future the women who remain at home and care for the children and do all the house work, they should receive some form of remuneration for the work that they do. You know without them the world would not be able to turn.”One of the main goals of CIM has always been to promote women and girls’ access to education and training programmes, with particular attention to women in marginalized groups. This supports their vision to links women’s human rights with effective public policy in order to support women’s full political, economic and social citizenship and democratic governance through strategic inter-sectoral dialogue. The minister said that discussions on a presentation of the study on “Social protection floor, gender equality and welfare”, which was delivered by a representative of ILO- UNDP-UN Women, Carmen de la Cruz, responsible for the Gender Practice Area of UNDP Regional Center for America Latina and the Caribbean, spoke to issues of gender equality in the workforce.She said that Dominica is quite advance in addressing this particular issue, having undertaken several programmes in the past to support this call.“In Dominica itself we cannot say that women are not being looked after. Women for example, they turn the wheels of the country and where it is concerned in Dominica for example there is no policy which says that a woman should get a different pay from a man. I think once you can work and you are qualified, our policy would make provisions for everybody to get the same kind of pay. For example the Bureau of Gender Affairs which used to be the Women’s Bureau had launched a revolving loan fund for women as part of a project which was funded by the OAS and the OAS was also part of that meeting. Because CIM is the arm of the UN, also an arm of the OAS, they are the persons who actually advocate on behalf of women and the Bureau was able to conduct training for women with non-traditional skills, because you know before the skills like tiling, small electronic repairs, electric wiring, plumbing and even carpentry was in a man’s world, women have broken the glass ceiling and a number of them have been trained in such skill and even some as garment making, hospitality, craft, agriculture, all with the aim of empowering women to become employed and self-sufficient .”Other areas of discussion included the reesults of the OAS Special Assembly on the adoption of the 2012 Budget, the draft budget for the CIM 2013-2014, fundraising strategies for the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2016 of the CIM and an update on the process of modifying the Statute of the CIM. Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of human rights of women. CIM is made up of 33 Principal Delegates, one for each member state, and has become the principal forum for debating and formulating policy on women’s rights in the Americas and gender equality.CIM Delegates are designated by their respective governments and these representatives meet every two years during the Assembly of Delegates. The Assembly is CIM’s highest authority and is responsible for establishing policies and approving the Commission’s plans and programs of work. The Assembly is also responsible for electing a nine-member Executive Committee, which meets once or twice a year in order to address and resolve more routine matters.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Mitchell named Monaco sports director

first_img Loading… read also:ANOC confirms Oct 2021 for General Assembly in Seoul Mitchell said, “I look forward to joining AS Monaco. I would like to thank Mr. Oleg Petrov and the Club for their trust. I would also like to thank Red Bull for the years I spent with them. “I am eager to take on my role, meet the teams and start working together to develop the project and establish a sustainable philosophy for the club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Tottenham and Southampton football chief, Paul Mitchell, has been appointed sports director of AS Monaco.center_img Under the direction of vice-president Oleg Petrov, Mitchell will work for Monaco, from the Academy to the professional roster and partners Cercle Bruges. Mitchell arrives alongside Laurence Stewart, who joins the club as Head of Recruitment and Sports Development. After experiences in Manchester City, Everton and within the English Federation, Stewart worked with Mitchell at Red Bull as Global Scouting Manager.Advertisementlast_img read more

Where in the Nolting is he?

first_imgBatesville, IN—If you are more awake in the morning than I am, you might have been wondering “Who the heck is this new girl and what happened to Mike?”Well, before you start googling, calling in the hounds, or file a missing person form, We will give you all the details here on Southeastern Indiana’s most viewed website.Mike has taken an afternoon position at WAJR in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Not only will he be sending news through the airwaves, but he will also have a role with West Virginia Metro News and Dominion Post out of Charleston.Mike will certainly be missed by us as well as the community!As for me.  Well, as the intro says, I am Jody Coffman.  I was born in Batesville, raised in Greensburg, and am a graduate from Ball State.  I’ve lived in Decatur, Ripley, and Dearborn County. I enjoy good music and traveling and I always have enjoyed immersing myself in the communities I live in.  I have always loved radio and come with a couple of years of experience reporting local news.  I am looking forward to my time here at WRBI and getting to know all the listeners. If you see me out at an event, at a meeting, or even at lunch, please come say hi!last_img read more

Mata confident in United turnaround

first_img “I will enjoy playing alongside him.” After taking time to assess the squad left behind by Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes has confirmed his rebuilding plans have only just begun. Anderson has already joined Fiorentina on loan, while Wilfried Zaha and defender Fabio will spend the rest of the season at Cardiff. Moyes scoffed at suggestions star youngster Adnan Januzaj might be tempted by interest from Paris Saint-Germain, “you have been reading too much speculation”, said the Scot. But a clear-out is certainly under way, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Javier Hernandez, Alexander Buttner, Nani and Ashley Young all sweating on their futures. For Moyes is not willing to preside over this season’s failings much longer. “I am not going to accept it,” said Moyes. “I am disappointed we are not in a much stronger position. I am disappointed with how we have played. “I, ultimately, take the wrap for that. “But what I will do is make it right. I am going to get better players in. “Unfortunately, I don’t think there will be more in January. But it will change.” Juan Mata has insisted if any club can rescue their season from its present gloomy state it is Manchester United. But, fresh from his club-record £37.1million switch from Chelsea, Mata refused to write off the Red Devils’ hopes of retaining their crown. “If another club was in this position it would be very difficult for them to come back and take first in the league,” said the Spain midfielder. “This club can do it. This club is used to fighting to the end. “This is the real image I have of Manchester United; always trying to win every title and always coming back from difficult moments.” Mata’s arrival has coincided with the return to fitness of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Marouane Fellaini, which gives United a far stronger look than has been evident over the past few weeks. Mata is particularly looking to link up with Rooney, who is talking to the club over a very lucrative contract extension. “He is one of the best players in the history of this country,” said Mata. “He is unbelievable. He is a striker who can score, can assist and can come to the midfield to take the ball and move. Press Association Mata was unveiled by United on Monday and just over 24 hours later will make his debut in the Premier League encounter with Cardiff at Old Trafford. Now 14 points behind leaders Arsenal, the defence of their title seems to be over. last_img read more

Outdoor track athletes named to PVC All-Conference teams

first_imgELLSWORTH — Eleven Hancock County athletes were recognized as members of the Penobscot Valley Conference All-Conference outdoor track first teams.The following were selected as the top PVC athletes:Small school boys’ first team: John Hassett of GSA (800-meter run and 1,600-meter run); and Johann Bradley of Bucksport (pole vault).Small school girls’ first team: Mavis Taungatu’a of Bucksport (shot put) and Morgan Dauk of GSA (javelin).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLarge school boys’ first team: Ryan Bender of MDI (200-meter dash and 400-meter dash); MDI’s Ryan Bender, Griffin Maristany, Billy Kerley and Josh Bloom (4×400-meter relay); and Evan Jeannotte of MDI (javelin).Large school girls’ first team: Kiona Osterlin of Ellsworth (1,600-meter run); and Ashley Anderson of MDI (200-meter dash).The following Hancock County athletes made All-Conference second teams:Small school boys’ second team: Brendan Penfold of Deer Isle-Stonington (3,200-meter run); Alex Taylor-Lash of GSA (110-meter hurdles); GSA’s Eason Ye, Cameron Gordon, Walker Ellsworth and Steven Wang (4×100-meter relay); GSA’s John Hassett, Walker Ellsworth, Cameron Gordon and Ollie Dillon (4×400-meter relay); and Alexey Prokopov of GSA (shot put).Small school girls’ second team: Hanna Jordan of GSA (400-meter dash); Mary Richardson of GSA (3,200-meter run); Eliza Broughton and Bella Cimeno of GSA (300-meter hurdles); GSA’s Mazie Smallidge, Bella Cimeno, Zeya Lorio and Morgan Dauk (4×400-meter relay); GSA’s Zeya Lorio, Mary Richardson, Hanna Gutow and Eliza Broughton (4×800-meter relay); and Mavis Taungatu’a of Bucksport (javelin).Large school boys’ second team: Ryan Bender of MDI (100-meter dash); Mark Berry of Ellsworth (1,600-meter race walk); Josh Bloom of MDI (300-meter hurdles); Ellsworth’s John McKechnie, Matt Frost, Mark Berry and Camden Holmes and MDI’s Josh Bloom, Thorin Smith, Sean Murray and Billy Kerley (4×800-meter relay); and Croix Albee of MDI (shot put, discus and javelin).Large school girls’ second team: Ashley Anderson of MDI (100-meter dash); MDI’s Ashley Anderson, Lily Turner, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason (4×100-meter relay); and MDI’s Adrianna Novella, Sydney Kachmar, Grace Rodick and Ashley Anderson (4×400-meter relay).last_img read more

Multiple positions, multiple roles for selfless Nagy

first_imgSenior lineman Bill Nagy filled in for center Pete Konz who left with an injury against Iowa. Nagy has played guard, center and tight end for UW so far this season.[/media-credit]After practice, he is sweaty and exhausted. His jersey is soaked. His taped hands, raw. His once shiny white helmet bears a plethora of scuff marks in more colors than he could count with his two massive hands.If the diversity of colors were meant to represent the variety of roles redshirt senior Bill Nagy has held, it would be a fitting metaphor.Nagy, who has played in all eight games this season and started six of them, has played right guard, tight end and center in his playing career as a Badger. In Sunday’s win over Iowa, he filled in at center in the second half for redshirt sophomore Peter Konz, who left the game due to injury and didn’t return after the first half.Despite his need to frequently adjust to different positions, Nagy isn’t fazed by his responsibilities.“I was ready to go. It’s just something we practice and prepare for everyday…Whenever your number is called, you have to be ready to seize the opportunity,” Nagy said.He also noted that, to him, the positions of center and guard are essentially the same. Playing tight end, however, is different due to the difference in play calls. Nagy has been filling in where needed since his sophomore year two seasons ago. After redshirting his freshman year, he stepped up at right guard for John Moffitt against Minnesota. In the following season, he replaced injured players on two occasions at right guard in addition to starting three games. Last season, he missed all but three games due to injury.After starting the first four games of this season at right guard, Nagy lost his spot in the starting lineup to Kevin Zeitler, but he was utilized as a tight end in the jumbo package in the Michigan State game and played against Ohio State and Minnesota. He also contributed at this position in the Iowa game before substituting for the injured Konz at center.Serving as a utilitarian, flex player as opposed to habituating oneself to a fixed position would understandably be frustrating for many players. Nagy, however, embraces his role whole-heartedly.“I just enjoy playing football at whatever position it may be, whether it’s guard, center, or tight end,” Nagy said.Nagy’s attitude and approach to his role are certainly not lost on his fellow players.“Bill did a phenomenal job of stepping in. He’s a huge part of this team…An offensive lineman should be tough, selfless and disciplined, and he exemplifies all three [of these traits],” quarterback Scott Tolzien said.Tolzien, who was challenged by taking snaps from two different centers over the course of one game, explained that there should never be a “panic situation” in a game. The Konz-to-Nagy transition was made smoothly, he explained, because of the way the team practices over the course of the week.Moffitt, UW’s starting left guard, also a redshirt senior, has some experience playing center in his career as well, and he praised Nagy for his poise and competence.“Bill played a clean game; he wasn’t fazed at all,” Moffitt said.What especially impressed Moffitt is that Nagy took only 40 percent of the reps at center in the week leading up to Saturday’s game, yet still delivered.“The blocking is a little different [compared to other positions on the offensive line]. You have to know what you’re doing schematically,” Moffitt said. “You’re making the calls, and Bill did an awesome job at that.”Even coach Bret Bielema acknowledged the impact Nagy’s play had on his team.“Billy Nagy pops in, takes off the tight end jersey number and steps in there. Unbelievable, selfless act to give us that win,” Bielema said after the Iowa game.Selflessness is paramount to having success for a player in Nagy’s situation. Nagy acknowledges his value on the team as a utility player, and instead of worrying about more stable playing time, the senior embraces his opportunities to contribute.“He’s really mature about the way he plays and handles his business,” Moffitt said. “He doesn’t make excuses.”“That’s my role, and I’m doing whatever I can to help the team win,” Nagy said.last_img read more

Badgers look to continue road stretch success

first_imgSenior forward Laurie Nosbusch leads a Wisconsin offense that has scored five goals over the past two road games. That offense will meet a Northern Illinois team that has allowed 13 goals over their first five games.[/media-credit]Two down, two to go.The past three days have served as halftime for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team’s four-game road trip. The schedule started off last Friday at Dayton and at Cincinnati on Sunday, and the Badgers were able to return home with two victories, 3-1 and 2-1 respectively.Now UW (4-1) hits the road for two more games against Northern Illinois on Thursday and at UW-Milwaukee on Sunday.Northern Illinois (0-4-1) has the potential to be an early-season trap game for the Badgers, if taken lightly. The Huskies have been outscored 13-1 in five games this season, despite outshooting their opponents 55-53 in those games.“We have to limit their ability to get shots. They are good on set pieces and have some people that can be dangerous,” Badgers head coach Paula Wilkins said.In order to slow the NIU attack and make the Huskies continue to come away empty handed, Wilkins said the Badgers have to pressure the ball in order to prevent easy entry passes.Senior goalkeeper Michele Dalton also feels like there is a lot she can do to ensure a Badgers victory after judging her performances over the past week.“I go into every game, against every opponent with the same mentality,” Dalton says. “Perfection is kind of my motto. Lately we have given up some goals that I definitely regret still. I feel like I personally have some work to do, organizing and communicating, making sure those things are effective.”A lot of Wisconsin’s recent success has had to do with senior forward Laurie Nosbusch, who has scored a goal in back-to-back games, ending a small cold spell during the first three games of the season.“We have been attacking with numbers and been willing to fight through defenders,” Nosbusch said. “We aren’t giving up on anything and not taking it for granted that we are going to get another chance. Anytime there is a half-chance we are going for it, with everything we have.”And Nosbusch already smells NIU’s blood in the water, so to speak.“We have to stay focused on playing at our highest level and coming out strong to try to set a tone for the rest of the game, so that maybe if we put a few (goals) in early we won’t give them any hope for getting a cheap goal off of us,” she said.That is exactly what Wilkins wants to hear, but she still made sure to make Badger players aware as to how much weight an early season game versus a struggling opponent can mean after practice Wednesday.“It’s a big NCAA game for us. If we don’t get a result it will probably hurt us significantly, so we need to understand that and just go after them,” Dalton said.The future of the Badgers’ season and the success they have will hinge on whether Wisconsin can maintain the level of game-by-game improvement that Wilkins has already seen since the Badgers’ season opener versus defending national champion Notre Dame.“The one thing that we have had inconsistencies with is our physical effort, and I think we are getting closer and closer to being better with that,” Wilkins said. “If [the Badgers] want to make the NCAAs, then this is a game that they have to come out and put their best foot forward to be successful. We talk about bettering our performance every game, and this is another game for us to (do that). Focusing on the performance rather than the outcome is going to be important for us.”While all of the little things seem to be adding up and earning the Badgers victories, conventional wisdom would suggest that four straight road games would begin to wear on the team at some point and cause Wisconsin to stumble, but not according to Dalton.“Honestly, I prefer being on the road because I think as a team we are a lot more focused,” she said. “Last year it felt like all of our games were on the road, and we found success in that. [We] keep the travel squad smaller, and I think everyone is traveling for a purpose and that purpose is to win.”“When you are at home there are other distractions, family, friends, social things going on on campus. You have a lot more freedom, but when we are on the road it is a lot more professional. I prefer that environment. I think we are the most successful in that environment.”last_img read more

Betting shops facing bleak future as numbers keep dropping

first_imgShare The latest statistics from the UK Gambling Commission released at the end of last year contained with them some figures for betting shop closures that might yet be a sign of things to come for UK bookmakers.The total number of shops as of the end of September 2017 stood at 8,502, down 304 from March this year and 412 outlets down from the same time last year.   Half of the total is accounted for by Ladbrokes Coral which, according to the Commission statistics has shed 255 shops since March. The company said in its mid-November trading statement that 96 outlets had been shuttered in the past three-month period. There would appear to be some minor overlap with Betfred over the period. Ladbrokes Coral sold a parcel of 359 shops as part of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) mandated offloading in October last year. In the six months to September this year, Betfred added 34 shops to end the period with 1,671 outlets.Still, the industry-wide 4.6 percent fall comes ahead of any predicted negative effect from whatever stakes limit for FOBTs is finally decided upon under the auspices of the triennial review and would seem to point to further falls in the years ahead.As Paul Leyland, partner at gambling consultancy Regulus, pointed out, this is a “material shift” ahead of the review and fears remain that an even bigger shop closure figure could be in the offing should the worst happen with stake sizes.All this is against a general backdrop of changes in retail behaviour in the UK which suggest the move to online shopping is becoming ever more pronounced. In early December, for instance, Thomas Cook said it was closing 50 stores in the UK due to the increasing shift to online, a phenomenon that UK betting is only too aware of.Yet, there are reasons to believe that it is too early to pronounce on the death of the betting shop in the UK. Partly, this is down to culture. As one commentator in the FT said recently about those that are still loyal to cash, it is the favoured means of transaction among the very rich, the very poor, the criminal and the merely old-fashioned. Betting shop habitués are highly represented among at least three of those.As much as we know that the major shop estates of Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill and Betfred have long tails, it is hard to quantify just how many of these would be tipped into loss-making territory by any change in the stakes and prizes regime.It is telling, for instance, that the ‘contingent value right’ at the heart of the recent GVC takeover of Ladbrokes Coral presents a wide disparity of outcomes depending on what level of stake is finally handed down.In truth, no one yet knows what the impact of a lower stake limit will have on either individual estates or on the UK picture as a whole. Despite the warnings from the industry of job losses in the thousands and shop closures blighting every high street, it is likely that for a period a phony war will take place that will see the larger operators holding out in multiple locations to see who blinks first.This is one effect of the recent clustering seen in many high streets; the assumption on the part of the bookmakers is that the custom from the first shop to close will disperse to rival shops in the locality. No one wants to be that first shop and everyone wants to be the last man standing. It is a Mexican stand-off that could last a long while.But there is one sub-sector which might not be quiet so able to stand its ground while the shakeout takes place. The independent sector has long been complaining that both industry trends and the regulatory backdrop is putting their collective presence on the high street under threat and the evidence of the Commission statistics would appear to back that up.Since March 2015 the total of other shops in the Commission data has fallen by 195 or 15 percent to 1,089 as of the end of September. Taking Paddy Power Betfair’s 357 shops out of that equation, the percentage fall is a very steep 20 percent.As one analyst put it, the independents are “much less able to withstand” negative shocks and without the online backup, will be particularly vulnerable to further pain caused by the triennial review.With costs rising and major competitors willing to hold out even in unprofitable locales in the hope of reaping any omni-channel benefit to be wrung from the high street, the independent sector is facing a potentially existential squeeze. Time – and luck – might be running out and the some of the political decisions due to be made early this year will play a huge part of the future.________________The future of the Retail Betting industry will be discussed and debated at the upcoming ‘Betting on Football 2018 Conference’ (#bofcon2018 – 20-23 March – London – Stamford Bridge). Click on the below banner for more information… Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020last_img read more

FansUnite reaches partnership deal with Leicester City

first_img M88 on board with Leicester City as official betting partner August 15, 2018 FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Leicester City names Yabo Sports as new official partner September 17, 2019 Submit Leicester City Football Club has announced a fresh partnership with Vancouver headquartered FansUnite, whose goal is one of “revolutionising the sports betting industry by harnessing the power of blockchain technology”.Brought on board with The Foxes as an official partner for the 2018/19 season, FansUnite details that it is to launch its sports betting protocol later this year, “with operators across the globe able to offer bettors lower fees, and an increased opportunity to profit for individuals”.FansUnite is to work in conjunction with the club to launch a series of promotions in and around its King Power Stadium home, whilst it is to also embark on further marketing campaigns across England “that will bring Leicester City fans from all across the world together to celebrate their team”. Darius Eghdami, FansUnite Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Leicester City F.C. is one of the premier brands in all of football, being one of just six clubs to hoist the Premier League Trophy since its inception in 1992. “They are at the forefront of incorporating new technology to help improve player performance and fan engagement. “Partnering with a globally recognised brand, that shares our commitment to improving conditions for sports fans through the application of new technology was a natural fit.”For the duration of the season, at both home and away encounters, there is to be “player meet-and-greets, contests, surprise giveaways and opportunities for LCFC fans to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences”.Furthermore, an added number of special engagements for all football fans is to also be included on the FansUnite platform.Jonathan Gregory, Leicester City’s Commercial Director, commented: “We are proud to welcome FansUnite into our family of partners. They share our belief in the power of football to bring supporters together whether that is at King Power Stadium or around the world. “FansUnite is an innovative brand looking to bring transparency and collaboration to their industry and we are delighted to be part of this journey.”last_img read more

NC Special: Karela, AshGold book semi-final places

first_imgKarela and AshantiGold made it to the last four of the ongoing NC Special Competition after recording victories on the final day.Karela needed a Diawisie Taylor penalty to beat Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 at Anyinase to give them 2nd place in Zone B on 27 points.Liberty finished 3rd in the zone on 25 points following their 2-0 win over WAFA at the Karl Reindorf Park. Ernest Danso and Elvis Kyei Baffour got the goals for Liberty.Elmina Sharks ended their run in the competition with a 1-0 home win over Inter Allies thanks to a penalty from Benjamin Tweneboah.Dreams FC were 1-0 winners over Hearts at Theatre of Dreams in Dawu with the winning goal coming from Issah Ibrahim in the 37th minute.With the group stages over, the semi-finals will follow. Hearts will take on rivals, Asante Kotoko while AshGold face Karela.last_img read more