Jamaica in int’l activism to end gender-based violence

first_imgRelatedJamaica in int’l activism to end gender-based violence FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica joins the rest of the international community in observing 16 Days of Activism from November 25 to December 10, to end violence against women.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that throughout the period, her Ministry will be intensifying public awareness and education on the matter to the general public. “We are going to ensure that we empower women to know their rights, and to seek out help,” she stated.She was speaking at a forum held yesterday Thursday (November 25) at the St. Andrew Parish Church Hall in observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which also marked the start of the 16 Days of Activism. December 10 is celebrated as International Human Rights Day.Miss Grange said that the Government of Jamaica recognises that violence against women is an ongoing concern and has been working to eliminate the scourge through policy development and implementation, ongoing collection of sex disaggregating data, programme development and public education and training.In addition the Ministry, through the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, has been involved in sustained action, including legal reform, aimed at eliminating such violence.She also noted that through the work of the Bureau, government workers, such as immigration officers, police officers and members of the justice system have received training and information on matters such as the trafficking of persons and sexual harassment.Miss Grange said that the Government is well aware that culture and behaviour change cannot be achieved without the full integration of the nation’s males, and as such, will be involving men and boys in the design, implementation and delivery of gender sensitive programmes.Since the start of the year, the Bureau, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, has been partnering with men and boys in communities across Jamaica, resulting in the formation of the two groups, which were officially launched on Thursday.They are the Male Action Groups in Community and the Male Mentorship Programme in Schools, which aims to get men actively involved in the elimination of gender-based violence.The forum organised by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, was held under the theme: ‘Changing Culture to End Violence Against Women.’This year’s observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is considered to be of special significance as it serves the dual role of highlighting the achievements of women through the observance of Inter-American Year of Women, which was inaugurated by the Organization of American States, under the theme: ‘Women and Power: Towards a World Equality’. RelatedJamaica in int’l activism to end gender-based violence Jamaica in int’l activism to end gender-based violence National SecurityNovember 29, 2010center_img RelatedJamaica in int’l activism to end gender-based violence Advertisementslast_img read more

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Harsher Penalties coming for Illegal Travel Agents

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — An Act to amend the Travel Agency Regulation Act, which will impose harsher penalties for travel agencies operating illegally in Jamaica, was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday July 19, 2011. Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, who piloted the Bill, explained that the increase in the number of illegal travel agencies was as a result of the reduction in commissions paid by airlines to the agencies, which are down from 9 per cent to 3 per cent. “This reduce commission has caused a number of closures and mergers in some cases. So, with the decline in the number of travel agencies, some staff cuts occurred and some former travel agencies plus some new entrants decided to set up a number of unregistered agencies across the island,” Mr. Bartlett said. He said that the unregistered agencies are able in some cases to access tickets by sharing commissions, or piggybacking with registered travel agents buying tickets online or directly from airlines. “This has resulted in a raft of unregistered travel agencies operating in this sector. These entities therefore operate in contravention of Section Three (2) of the Act. Several of these unregistered travel agencies have gotten into trouble with customers who pay for travel which did not materialize,” Mr. Bartlett said. He stated that, under the Act, registered travel agencies must secure a bond with surety in the sum of $100,000, which is kept by the registrar of travel agency. This bond is used to offset claims, in case the entity develops financial difficulties or there are issues concerning refunding or cancellation of tickets. “As a result of not being registered there are no bond or insurance and, therefore, no protection for the client,” the Minister stated. Currently unregistered travel agents are charged $20 each day they operate illegally or, on summary conviction by a Resident Magistrate’s Court, spend a maximum of 12 months in prison. “The intention is to amend section three of the Principal Act, to allow for an increase in penalties to a maximum fine of $1 million, or a maximum custodial sentence of 12 months,” Mr. Bartlett said. Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, supported the amendments to the Bill. “It’s very important for us to ensure that the regulations are in place and not just regulations, but the penalties. It’s something that we have to ensure that the regulation of this industry, which is so important to all of us, is maintained,” Dr. McNeil said. The Bill was passed without any amendments in the House of Representatives, and will be sent to the Senate for its approval. RelatedHarsher Penalties coming for Illegal Travel Agents RelatedHarsher Penalties coming for Illegal Travel Agents RelatedHarsher Penalties coming for Illegal Travel Agents Advertisements Harsher Penalties coming for Illegal Travel Agents National SecurityJuly 21, 2011 By LATONYA LINTON, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Big Welcome for More Athletes

first_imgRelatedBig Welcome for More Athletes RelatedBig Welcome for More Athletes Big Welcome for More Athletes SportSeptember 11, 2012 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Scores of Jamaicans turned up at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on September 10, to welcome home another batch of the nation’s athletes. The six sportsmen and women returned to the island after successfully competing in the recently concluded London Olympic Games. They were treated to a welcome reception in the airport’s VIP room, accentuated by rousing fanfare, courtesy of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force. The group comprised: Yohan Blake, member of Jamaica’s gold medal-winning men’s 4×100-metre relay team, silver medallist in the men’s 100 metres and silver medallist in the men’s 200 metres; Kemar Bailey-Cole, member of the men’s 4×100- metre relay team;  Hansle Parchment, men’s 110-metre bronze medal hurdler; Warren Weir, men’s 200-metre bronze medallist; Rosemarie Whyte, women’s 400-metre bronze medallist; and Kimberly Williams, women’s triple jump finalist. [RELATED: Warm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce] Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, said she was extremely proud of the performance of the athletes, noting that “what you have done for us in London can never be quantified.” She said that although the life of an athlete may seem glamorous, many persons would not be aware of the hard work and sacrifices that go into ensuring a good performance. “We are very aware of the tremendous sacrifice and hard work that you put in to get up at 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock every morning to train and even on those days when you are not feeling so well…you get up and you do it anyway, and so we are very grateful,” she said. Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President, Michael Fennell, reminded that the nation’s success in London, with a 12-medal haul of  four gold, four silver and  four bronze, “was the best ever Olympic delegation.” He said while the country should be proud of the medals attained, “let us remember that we must also celebrate the finalists, and every single member of the delegation who did their best to represent the country.” Responding on behalf of all the athletes, Mr. Blake thanked all who came out to receive the athletes, for the warm reception. He said it is this interest and the continued support of the nation that athletes need, noting that the journey to success for them “hasn’t been easy.” The sprinter praised his coach, Glen Mills, for his encouragement as well as his friends, family, management team and sponsors for all their support. RelatedBig Welcome for More Athleteslast_img read more

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Telefonica to reduce Telecom Italia stake; Brazil appeasement a factor

first_img Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Telefonica said it will sell €750 million in bonds that convert to Telecom Italia (TI) shares, so weakening its influence over the Italian incumbent.Significantly, the Spanish and Latin American giant said the mandatory exchangeable bonds would reduce its TI stake to a level lower than it was prior to its equity increase in Telco – a TI shareholder group – which so irked Cade, Brazil’s anti-trust watchdog.Telefonica said the shares involved represented about 6.5 per cent of its current TI voting share. Once the share transfer is complete, Telefonica envisages owning between 8.3 per cent and 9.4 per cent of the Italian firm’s voting share capital.Cade, worried about Telefonica’s growing control of the country’s mobile market following its Telco stake increase, had ordered the operator to either exit its stakeholdings in Tim Brasil (majority-owned by Telecom Italia) or get a new partner for Vivo, its market-leading mobile subsidiary.Telefonica’s preferred route appeared to be the break-up of Tim Brasil and the divvying up of the firm’s assets among rivals. Telecom Italia had always maintained it wanted to hold on to Tim Brasil.Re-enforcing TI’s position, chairman Giuseppe Recchi told Reuters that Telefonica’s issue of exchangeable bonds did not affect the Italian company’s strategy.How Cade will react to the news from Madrid is not yet clear.The bonds that Telefonica has issued – paying an annual fixed interest rate of up to 6 per cent – will mature on 24 July 2017, unless they are exchanged or redeemed in advance.According to a Reuters source close to the transaction, Telefonica would end up with about a 10 per cent stake in TI.The dilution of Telefonica’s stake comes quickly on the heels of other Telco shareholders heading for the TI exit door. Banking groups Intesa Sanpaolo and Mediobanca, along with Italian insurer Generali, have each exercised an option to dissolve the seven-year Telco pact, preferring to focus on their core businesses. Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUL 2014 Home Telefonica to reduce Telecom Italia stake; Brazil appeasement a factor Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Ken Wieland center_img Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques FinancialRegulatoryTelecom ItaliaTelefonica Tags Author Español Previous ArticleTeliaSonera reviews Spanish operation amid sales and profit dropNext ArticleBT ups competition to operators in enterprise market last_img read more

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Fellowships for European Health Journalists

first_img ← The Google Impact Challenge Reddit June 19, 2015 Published by miro Tweet Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship Share 0 Deadline: 15 July 2015Open to: early and mid-career journalists, freelance or staff, covering health stories from any country within the WHO Europe regionFellowship: 4 night’s accommodation plus a grant of up to EUR 500 for travelDescriptionThe European School of Oncology (ESO) is collaborating with the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) to offer grants to up to 15 European health journalists to attend the 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress. This is also an opportunity to make contacts, hone skills and learn about what makes the difference in cancer care. Although plenty of advanced science will be discussed, this Congress mainly focuses on issues that are of greatest concern to patients and professionals – skills, organisation, patient involvement, how clinical trials are conducted etc. It is a very practical Congress that should be of great help to any journalist interested in reporting on cancer – one of the greatest challenges for medicine, health care, social care and for good journalism. The Fellowship will offer full access to the Congress and to the Press Office. In addition there will be a daily meeting of the ESO group on a particular issue so those attending can question some specialists in more detail and share experiences.EligibilityEligible journalists are:Early and mid-career journalists, freelance or staff, covering health stories in print/broadcast/online mass media, who would not normally have the chance to attend ESMO Congress;From any country within the WHO Europe region;With an interest in reporting on medical progress from the perspective of the practical implications for patients.FellowshipThere are a limited amount of fellowships available. Successful candidates will receive:4 night’s accommodation arranged by ESO (26, 27, 28 and 29 September);A grant of up to EUR 500  (max) for travel/transfers (travel must be arranged by the participant, it will be refunded after the congress and on production of travel receipts);A per diem of EUR 30 per day for food (to be refunded after the congress).How to apply?The deadline for applications is 15 July 2015. Interested applicants should download, complete and return this application form along with a copy of their press card and CV to [email protected] more information please follow the official website. Pocket LinkedIn 0center_img +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Fellowships for European Health Journalists 13 Fully Funded PhD Studentships for Science Graduates in Cancer Research Fully Funded PhD Program in Medicine for International Students Similar Stories PhD Studentship in Engineering at the Cardiff University →last_img read more

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Participate in Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum in Malta

first_img LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Tweet Participate in Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum in Malta Share 0 Deadline: 15 April 2016Open to: participants should be national and resident of one of the 42 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean regionVenue: 24-25 October 2016, Valletta, MaltaDescriptionThe Anna Lindh Foundation announces the call for participation to the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum 2016, which will take place in Valletta, Malta, on 24-25 October 2016. Representatives of civil society organisations member of the Anna Lindh Networks based across the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean are invited to apply to get involved in the region’s primary gathering for intercultural dialogue.The topics of discussion for the participants will be Intercultural dialogue for more cross-cultural understanding, women for dialogue, a more sustainable future with increased opportunities for young people, and more interaction and exchanges across the Mediterranean.EligibilityParticipants will be selected according to the following criteria: Nationality and residence: participants should national and resident of one of the 42 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region;Organisation: Network membership, description of the work done by the organization and of the role of the applicant within it;Experience: Previous experience with the Anna Lindh Foundation and other regional networks;Language skills: English, French and Arabic;Active participation in the Forum.CostsThe organizer will fully cover travel and accommodation costs.How to apply?In order to apply you should first register and follow all the steps. Deadline for applying is 15 March 2016.For more information please visit the official website. UNAOC International Photo Contest → Pocket Open Call for Proposals by Anna Lindh Foundationcenter_img ← Apply for Türkiye Scholarships Internship in the Anna Lindh Foundation, Egypt Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. March 11, 2016 Published by Gorica Anna Lindh Foundation Internships, Egypt Reddit +1last_img read more

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Belgian playmaker Arber Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Macedonian vice-champions RK Metalurg Skopje announced the signing of Belgian playmaker Albel Qerimi.The 28-years old former player of the French Cesson Rennes will be useful addition to the squad in post Cervar’s era of new coach Danilo Brestovac.RK Metalurg will play at EHF ChampionS League. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Pingback: Belgian playmaker Albel Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje – SportandoNews Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TOP 15 transfers of North Macedonian summer 2020: Horvat, Vujin and Mandalinic RK Metalurg sack coach Damir Stojanovic Pingback: Belgian playmaker Albel Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje – News THE Sports Related Items:Albel Qerimi, Arber Qerimi, RK Metalurg Skopje 3 Comments RK PPD Zagreb “steal” Arber Qerimi from RK Metalurg Pingback: Belgian playmaker Albel Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje – Sports News Index 3 Comments Recommended for youlast_img read more

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TOP 5 goals of Day 4 at Men’s EHF EURO 2020

first_imgClick to comment Related Items:TOP 5 goals ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. EHF CL TOP 5 goals: Brilliant action by Meshkov Brest, Croatian wings, Cocks’ fast-break… VIDEO: TOP 5 goals of EHF CL Round 3 – Pechmalbec, Kontrec, Hansen… ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHere are the TOP 5 goals of the Day 4 at Men’s EHF EURO 2020 in Austria, Sweden and Norway led by goal of Swedish playmaker Jim Gottfridsson, but also two fantastic goals of Norwegian leader Sander Sagosen.Enjoy…Mandatory Credit © Axel Heimken / kolektiff Men’s EHF EURO 2020: TOP 5 goals & saves of Day 8last_img

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Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Reveals Secret Brooklyn Show Location

first_imgFor an exclusive peek into Les Claypool and Bryan Kehoe’s twangified world, Duo de Twang has confirmed a secret show in Brooklyn TONIGHT at 7 pm at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club at 59 Kent Ave. A 21+ show, entry is first come first serve and $10 at the door, cash only.This intimate performance will accompany the band’s two previously announced New York appearances at The Heath in the McKittrick Hotel, infamous home of Sleep No More.Tour Dates2/26 – New York, NY – The Heath at McKittrick Hotel2/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 7 pm2/27 – New York, NY – The Heath at McKittrick Hotel, 11 pm2/28 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater3/1 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair3/3 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater3/4 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre3/6 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage3/7 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre3/8 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue3/9 – St. Louis, MO – Plush3/11 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge3/12 – 3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW3/15 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf6/12 – Solona Beach, CA – Belly Up6/13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater6/14 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre6/15 – Snowmass, CO – Snowmass Mammoth Fest8/29 – 8/31 – Turin, NY – Moedownlast_img read more

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Eight People Shot at Brooklyn Party

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Police say four women and four men have been shot at a party in Brooklyn, but all are expected to recover from their injuries. NYPD Sgt. Thomas Antonetti says the condition of a woman previously listed as critical has improved, and she’s now stable. Police say someone began shooting at a house party around 1 a.m. Sunday following a dispute. Antonetti says none of the victims was struck more than once. They were transported to three different hospitals. Antonetti says the shooting started after someone was either asked to leave the party or never allowed to enter. He says it was unclear how many people fired shots. Police say no arrests have been made and no suspects identified. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.last_img

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