first_imgDelhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Monday met the Unnao rape survivor at a hospital in Lucknow where she was admitted following a road accident on Sunday.Stating that the survivor is in a “critical condition”, Ms. Maliwal said that the survivor should be airlifted to Delhi for treatment.In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Ms. Maliwal demanded that BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, who is an accused in the case, be removed from the party and disqualified from the Assembly within 24 hours.“The most shameful has been the fact that till date Kuldeep Sengar happens to be an MLA. Neither has he been removed from the party nor from the legislature. I appeal to you in the interest of humanity to ensure that he is immediately removed both as a member of the BJP and from the UP legislative assembly,” read the letter to the CM.The women’s commission chief also alleged that Sunday’s incident was a “conspiracy” and not “a mere accident”.“First her father was killed inside the jail, then an eyewitness in the case and now two of her aunts have been killed. Presently, she and her lawyer are battling for their lives in the hospital,” Ms. Maliwal wrote. She said while all the evidence hint at a conspiracy, the UP police are trying to brand the incident as a mere accident and is taking no steps to investigate into the matter. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet, said: “Systematic attempts to eliminate the Unnao rape victim and her family appear to be a pre-planned conspiracy and mockery of rule of law. How can any civilised society allow such state sponsored barbarism? [sic].”last_img read more

first_imgIf playmaker Eden Hazard lives up to his billing, Belgium should advance to the knockout stage from its group. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots thinks the 23-year-old Chelsea star is destined for great things, and is building a team around him.Yet he cautions: “It’s not only a tournament for Eden, but for the whole team.”The team is led by central defender Vincent Kompany, who has helped Manchester City to two Premier League titles in three seasons. And if rival teams get through the defense, there’s 22-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who helped Atletico Madrid reach the Champions League final.Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic knows his team goes in as the underdogs, but turned some heat back on the Belgians by saying “they’re not all Ferraris, you know.”He thinks there might be some deficiencies in the Belgian defense that the likes of central midfielder Sofiane Feghouli and striker Islam Slimani might be able to exploit.”Favorites don’t always win,” said Halilhodzic, who hasn’t put it past his Algerian squad to produce another major World Cup upset to follow the African country’s win over West Germany in 1982.last_img read more

first_imgRevisiting historyMuch has been achieved in the first seventy years of independence. But history still matters in this age of multimedia. that’s the subject of Roshen Dalal’s new book.What type of nation would independent India want to be? Who could be better than Roshen Dalal to explain this to youngsters.,Revisiting historyMuch has been achieved in the first seventy years of independence. But history still matters in this age of multimedia. that’s the subject of Roshen Dalal’s new book.What type of nation would independent India want to be? Who could be better than Roshen Dalal to explain this to youngsters. Dalal is an author of history books for children, the latest of which is India at 70, Snapshots Since Independence. Here she is on why history still matters in the age of WhatsApp forwards-perhaps some authentic, short videos would help, she says. What do you think of the rewriting of textbooks that is happening in some states with a political agenda?This should not be done. The writing of textbooks is a complex issue. There should be a two-tiered approach. Noted historians should provide the blueprint. Teachers should turn this into something that is child-friendly.Do you feel some leaders get too much importance to the exclusion of others?I don’t think so. I think Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are the two most important figures in India’s history in the twentieth century. Many other leaders such as B R Ambedkar and Sardar Patel are also significant. Sardar Patel’s contributions would have been far greater, if he had lived longer.How do we make history relevant to the millennials who seem to not particularly care for it?I feel that at the school level, there is a need to change the way history is taught and viewed. One of my ideas is to integrate different subjects through the life of a single person. For the ancient world, I have thought of following the career of Alexander, his conquests and visits to different countries. Music, art, sport and literature should also be included.advertisementHave you changed your writing to suit the demands of time?In my latest book, I have focused on a number of different topics such as dance, music, literature and the arts, as well as sports. Including these might make history more interesting for youngsters.Kaveree BamzaiBooksMargot: Sister Nivedita of Vivekananda Born Margaret Noble, Nivedita has remained a riddle to many. Reba Som uncovers the many layers of Sister Nivedita’s short but complex life. Published by Penguin Random House India; 336 pages; Rs 599Coffee Days, Champagne Nights and Other Secrets A high society Candace Bushnell kind of five-women-in-mid-life-crisis story. Kainaz Jussawalla writes about their dual lives deliciously. Published by The Write Place; 275 pages; Rs 295The Empress Kalyani Shankar is a veteran journalist who knows everything and everyone there is to know in Indian politics. J Jayalalithaa is her subject. The combination is unbeatable. Published by Bloomsbury India; 135 pages; Rs 399SocietyGaslighting at Google A10-page anti-diversity manifesto was recently written by James Damore titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber”, which enumerates the ways and reasons behind men being more successful in the field of tech than women. He cites reasons such as a woman’s unwillingness to abandon a “balanced and fulfilling life” and that they are focused on “feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas”. It seems the phenomenon of gaslighting is alive and well.HealthDoctor’s orders If this Mumbai doctor has his way, mothers can opt for abortion of the foetus until 24 weeks into the pregnancy. Nikhil Datar, a gynaecologist and director, Cloud 9 Hospital, is leading the fight to increase the 20-week limit for medical termination of pregnancy to 24-weeks in case the foetus is unfit.CrimeSons of power With great clout seems to come great impunity. This month, two sons of those in power have stalked, and one even murdered women in their hometowns. Chandigarh’s Varnika Kundu, a DJ, was allegedly stalked and chased by Vikas Barala, the 23-year-old son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala. Only a week later, a Class 12 student was stabbed to death by four masked men in Bansdih near Varanasi. The police claim that she was being stalked by Prince Tiwari (Priyanshu) son of the Bajahan village head Kripa Shankar Tiwari.Maternal instinct Model-actor Lisa Haydon joins other celebrity young mothers in posting pictures of breast-feeding her child to erase the stigma attached to feeding babies in public. From Australian senator Larissa Waters to model Gisele Bundchen, celebrity mothers are raising their voice against shaming women for breastfeeding in public areas.Sexual harassmentFigures with the National Commission for Women (NCW) state that almost 69 per cent of women who f ace sexual harassment at the workplace do not complain about it.Compiled by Asmita Bakshi and Aditi Pailast_img read more

first_img Next Sport Australia starts Mental Health Referral Network for athletesSport Australia has started a mental health service called Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) under which they will provide the service to 1,000 athletes, members of the Australian Institute of Sport.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service CanberraMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 16:35 IST CWG 2018 gold-medallist race walker Dane Bird-Smith spoke about his mental health struggles. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSport Australia lauched a Mental Health Referral Network for top athletesAustralia Institute of Sport deputy director said there is a need to build mental health literacyThe announcement coincided with CWG gold medallist Dane Bird-Smith disclosing his mental health strugglesAustralia’s apex sporting body has launched a mental health support service for top athletes.Sport Australia on Sunday said the Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) will provide 1,000 athletes, members of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), access to 27 psychologists and mental health practitioners, reported Xinhua news agency.”There has been a critical need to build mental health literacy and support mechanisms to assist athletes access help across our high performance sport networks,” AIS Deputy Director Matti Clements said.”The MHRN will provide timely assessment and services to support Australia’s top athletes. Professional guidance and counselling is crucial for athlete’s mental health, and that requires immediate access to committed, high quality mental health practitioners,” he said.The plan was aimed at helping Australia’s top athletes to stay very best in life as well as sport, Clements said.Sport 2030, Sport Australia’s blueprint for sport over the next 11 years, cites athlete’s wellbeing, including mental health, as one of its key priorities.The announcement coincided with 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in race walking Dane Bird-Smith’s disclosure about his mental health struggles, which he faced one night in 2017 while walking over Brisbane’s Story Bridge.”There was just this moment when I was standing on the side of the bridge. I stood there for maybe half-an-hour thinking it would be all so much easier to end it there and push it all away,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sport AustraliaFollow Mental healthFollow Australian athleteslast_img read more

first_imgNoida: An 84-year-old retired officer of Indian Army was found dead inside his flat in sector 37 area of Noida on early Wednesday morning. Police officials said that the former officer lived alone and was ill from past few months. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Sher Singh Rathore. “Rathore is survived by three daughters who are based in the US,” said police officials.22-year-old Ankit, who works as a caretaker to Rathore and was the only person living with him, said that when he opened the door of the house on Wednesday morning, he found his master lying on the floor while a foul smell was coming out of the room. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”Around 7 am on Wednesday, a pungent smell was emanating from the house and upon opening the door, I found him lying on the floor and immediately informed police,” said Ankit. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Station House Officer (SHO) of sector 39 police station told Millennium Post that the retired officer’s attendant conveyed information to police. “Upon getting the information, a police team rushed to the spot and took the body into custody which was sent for postmortem. As of now we cannot say when he had died but the body had started decomposing,” said Sharma. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsMeanwhile, police ruled out any foul play. “Rathore’s servant told police that he was ill from past few months and was also a BP patient. We have not found any injury marks on the body and there is a possibility that the man had died because of a heart attack. The family members, who live in US, have been informed and they are supposed to reach Noida by Wednesday night. The actual reason behind the death can only be ascertained after postmortem reports,” added Sharma. In a similar incident reported in October 2018, a 52-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment at a high rise residential society in sector 99 of Noida. Police said that the woman had died around 20-25 days ago and the neighbors informed police when they felt a foul smell coming out of the flat. Residents of the society said that the woman lived alone in the apartment as she got separated to her husband few years ago while her son is a software engineer and lived in Bangalore. She was suffering from a serious kidney disorder and was on dialysis. As she lived alone and there was noone to look after her, she was unable to go for treatment and died when her condition deteriorated.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Evidence found at the scene of a deadly fire at a seniors’ residence in Quebec is leading police to believe the blaze was criminal, authorities said Monday.Provincial police Sgt. Marc Tessier said investigators still need to meet with many more witnesses to the blaze, which erupted at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and killed a 94-year-old woman.Police arrested and questioned a 44-year-old man Sunday but released him the same day, Tessier said.He wouldn’t say what police found at the scene, “but there are elements that indicate it could be suspicious, that lead us to believe it was criminal.”Police released two photos of the back of a man they believe could be important to the case and are asking people to come forward with information about him. They say the man is white, has dark hair and was wearing a plaid shirt.Forty-three people were rescued after the fire at the Oasis seniors’ residence in Terrebonne, just north of Montreal, with more than 10 being sent to hospital.Christian Gagne, deputy head of the region’s health-care agency, said he expected 41 seniors to be placed in new care facilities by Monday afternoon.He added that two men with injuries not considered life-threatening were still receiving treatment in hospital.Quebec’s minister responsible for seniors said the residence was in the process of installing a sprinkler system but could not say whether it had been activated during the fire.Radio-Canada reported Monday the company contracted to install the sprinklers said the system was not yet operational.The company could not be reached for comment.In 2015, the Quebec government made it mandatory for all such homes to be equipped with automatic sprinklers.The province granted residence operators a five-year grace period to retrofit their homes.That regulation came in the wake of a coroner’s report into a tragic blaze in L’Isle-Verte that killed 32 seniors in 2014.last_img read more

first_imgSASKATOON — A promising football player whose dreams of playing professionally were crushed after a deadly school shooting in northern Saskatchewan has been sent to prison and his family says it’s because he didn’t get the mental-health help he needed.They say they watched as the physical pain and the memories from the 2016 shooting in La Loche transformed the teen from a spirited athlete and outgoing student with good grades to an angry and confused young man who started using methamphetamine.“One minute he’d be happy and fine, next minute he’d be miserable,” his grandfather said in an interview in Saskatoon.The Canadian Press is not identifying the victim, now 19, because he was a youth at the time of the La Loche shooting.The victim was 16 and from Saskatoon, but was spending part of the school year with his grandparents in La Loche, a remote Dene community 700 kilometres to the north, when he was shot at the entrance of the high school.In the panicked minutes that followed, a 17-year-old student with a shotgun wounded six others and killed a teacher and a teacher’s aide. He had earlier killed two teenage brothers in a nearby home.The shooter pleaded guilty to charges that included first-degree murder and was sentenced last year as an adult to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years. Because he is appealing his sentence, he can’t be named.The gun blasts struck the young football player in the chest and arm, where he suffered permanent nerve damage. He couldn’t grip a football anymore, said his mother.“When it could have been anything else in the body, it was his hand,” she said.He underwent multiple surgeries and tried weightlifting and playing basketball, but grew frustrated and lost his passion for sports, said his grandfather.His mother packed away her boy’s stacks of Sports Illustrated magazines, collection of footballs and other gear. He told her he didn’t care what she did with it.Sitting at a Tim Hortons, the mother swiped through pictures of her eldest son on her cellphone.Images of a past Christmas he spent with his two younger brothers. A photo of him when he was about 12, flashing a big smile at a flag football game.Another photo of him, taller and bigger, dressed in a black-and-yellow jersey on the sidelines of a high school football game. It was taken shortly before he left for La Loche.Growing up his favourite football player, said his grandfather, was former Saskatchewan Roughrider Weston Dressler. Scouts had told the family there was a chance the youth could play professionally.But that never happened.Last week, he was sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to several offences, including assault with a weapon and possession of an unloaded prohibited firearm with ammunition.The young man admitted to using bear spray on his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend during a confrontation in 2018. A few months later, police discovered him inside a vehicle with a sawed-off rifle and rounds of ammunition. Court heard he told friends he wanted to commit a robbery.He was sentenced to three years in prison.Court heard he was a La Loche shooting victim and didn’t get the proper counselling he needed to recover.His grandfather agrees.“He was ditched.”The grandfather said he had asked the provincial government for an advocate to help the family co-ordinate counselling services while the young man recovered in Saskatoon. But that didn’t happen.Most of the help went to La Loche, he said.“It was all about La Loche, La Loche, not really the victims,” the mother added.Counsellors were sent to the village after the shooting, but a year later community leaders complained about a lack of continued support.Earlier this year, after the third anniversary of the shooting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited La Loche and announced $2.2 million in funding for projects and mental-health services for students.Prosecutor Kristin MacLean said in the recent case involving the shooting victim, the court considered the trauma he suffered. The Crown feels the prison term is appropriate given factors such as the risk to public safety and prevalence of firearm-related crimes in Saskatoon.Defence lawyer Logan Marchand said the La Loche shooting sent his client on a downward spiral.“The mental-health impacts from the PTSD alone, I think, also influences his behaviour,” said Marchand.He had requested provincial jail time and probation so his client could get more help with his addiction and to deal with the shooting.Marchand said his client didn’t get the counselling he needed to help him recover and believes prison will do nothing more to help.“Without some form of intervention … in some ways his presence in front of the courts at some point in the future was almost an inevitability.”Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgWith filmmaker Dennis Dugan (Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups 1 & 2) as emcee, World of Dance’ Derek Hough as a speaker, Youtube music sensation Alex Boyé performing, and Power 106 FM and Los Angeles magazine as media partners, the 20th annual Alive & Running Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention surpassed its goal, raising over $425,000 for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Suicide Prevention Center.Dennis Duggan and Derek Hough The record-breaking event, which wrapped up Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, took place on Sunday, Sept. 30 and drew over 2,200 participants. This year’s Alive & Running also marked the 60th year that the Suicide Prevention Center has been saving lives.“The fact that so many of you are out here this morning bringing more awareness and bringing more support is incredible,” said Derek Hough, who lost his uncle to suicide in his teens. “The more we talk about it, the more tangible it becomes, and the more tangible it becomes, the more we can help it, the more we can solve it, the more we can be there for one another…” he added. Hough recently wrote and recorded Hold On, with the mission of bringing awareness to the rising suicide rates and the stigma surrounding mental health issues.“It’s time we talk to each other and not be embarrassed,” said Youtube sensation Alex Boyé, who performed his suicide prevention and awareness song Bend Don’t Break. “Suicide is not a VIP event. It is an everybody event that affects us all. We have to get rid of the stigma, the idea that suicide affects only certain people,” added the recording artist who will be heading to Broadway to star as Aaron Burr in Hamilton and who is currently working on an album produced by Randy Jackson.In remarks to the over 2,200 attendees, Didi Hirsch President/CEO Dr. Kita S. Curry shared, “I wanted to run away when I was 15, but I didn’t have anywhere to go, so I tried to run away from life. She added, “I’m lucky I survived. I would have missed out on so much. If anyone here is thinking of suicide, I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to live. That’s why all of us are here today.”This year’s Alive & Running came just months after the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, which along with an alarming study showing that suicide has risen 28% since 1999, caused an unprecedented flood of calls to Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Line.To meet rising demand, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services purchased a building in Century City that will serve as the permanent home for the Suicide Prevention Center. The new building will allow the organization to expand services to include therapy and support groups for children affected by suicide and a training academy for mental health professionals.Comedienne and voice over actress Julianne Grossman, a suicide attempt survivor, announced the names of runners and teams as they crossed the finish line. Didi Hirsch Board members and event co-chairs Andrew Rubin and Pamela Kluft, presented the Corporate Hero Award to First Republic Bank; the Heroes of Hope Award to Lyda Eddington, Mary Halligan, Cynthia Kolodny, April Kubachka, Greg Santilli and Laurie Woodrow; and Media Hero Award to Power 106 and its affiliates KDAY and KWHY TV.Alive & Running remembers loved ones and raises funds and awareness for Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center—the first and only one of its kind in the nation. It is now a world-renowned leader in training, research and services for people affected by suicide. Over the past 20 years, Alive & Running has raised over $3 million for the Suicide Prevention Center. Proceeds keep the 24/7 Crisis Line running, send staffers to the scene of a suicide, help educate and train students and first responders and fund support groups for people who have attempted suicide or are grieving a loss.last_img read more

first_imgCanadians will likely have to pay more for certain food items soon as grocers grapple with the impact of new tariffs in an ongoing trade war and other pressures, said Loblaw Companies Ltd. CEO.“We see a very strong possibility of an accelerating retail price inflation in the market,” said Galen G. Weston during a conference call with analysts Wednesday.The company pointed to new tariffs imposed by the Canadian federal government as of July 1 on $16.6 billion of U.S. imports. The targets include a number of food products, such as yogurt, coffee, soya sauce and mayonnaise.It’s unclear what the financial impact of these tariffs will be, the company said, and the outcome will depend on how both suppliers and Canadians respond.Higher transportation costs and a low loonie add further pressure on the grocery and pharmacy retailer, which indicated it expects to see upward pressure in prices.“We don’t think it’s going to be meaningful, you know, super significant,” Weston said, “but it certainly will be higher than what it is today.”The comments came after the company released its second-quarter financial results.The grocer’s adjusted earnings outpaced analyst estimates, but it also recorded an 86.1 per cent decline in net profit due to a number of unfavourable items including an acquisition expense at its Choice Properties division.Net profit available to common shareholders dropped to $50 million or 13 cents per share for the 12 weeks ended June 16, from $359 million or 90 cents per share a year earlier, the company said.Excluding $100 million or 26 cents per share of costs related to the acquisition of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust, $192 million or 51 cents in adjustments to the fair value of a liability as well as other items, Loblaw’s adjusted net earnings were down a less dramatic 5.6 per cent to $421 million, or $1.11 per share.Analysts had estimated $1.09 per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Overall revenue was in line with analyst estimates at $10.92 billion for the 12 weeks ended June 16, down $157 million or 1.4 per cent from the second quarter of 2017 — reflecting the sale of the company’s gas bar operations last year.Analyst Irene Nattel of RBC Dominion Securities wrote that the second-quarter results are evidence that the company “is hyper-focused on ensuring its sector-leading market position while driving operating efficiency and productivity.”Same-store sales growth at the food retail division — which operates under a number of banners — was 0.8 per cent, excluding gas bar operations, while drug retail same-store sales growth at Shoppers Drug Mart was 1.7 per cent.Follow @AleksSagan on TwitterCompanies in this story: (TSX:L)last_img read more

By Yasyn MouhirRabat – The US travel company Thrillist established   a ranking of the 18 best gastronomic cities in the world, in which Marrakech ranked sixth.Gastronomy is one of the criteria that could tip the balance of travelers and tourists from one destination to another. In which cities do you eat the best? This is the question that the US website Thrillist attempted to answer. Thrillist, specialized in lifestyle, travel, and gastronomy, has established a ranking of the “18 best gastronomic cities in the world” (The World’s 18 Best Food Cities). The exclusive list includes Marrakech, Morocco’s main tourist destination and one of the world’s best tourist destinations.The Red City is, indeed, the sixth city in the world where you dine the best, according to Thrillist. “Marrakech is not famous just for its architecture, but also for its culinary art prepared in the kitchen”, according to the specialize website.The “mixture of flavors of Africa and the Middle East” seems to seduce the American site to the point of inviting every traveler to Morocco to try the gastronomy of the Red City.The full ranking of “the 18 best gastronomic cities in the world” is as follows:1-Bordeaux (France)2-Bologna (Italy)3-Mumbai (India)4-London, England)5-New York (USA)6-Marrakesh (Morocco)7-Cartagena (Colombia)8-Istanbul, Turkey)9-Tokyo (Japan)10-Barcelona (Spain)11-Hong Kong (China)12-Copenhagen (Denmark)13-Montreal (Canada)14-New Orleans (USA)15-Buenos Aires (Argentina)16-Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)17-Melbourne (Australia)18-Penang (Malaysia)© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

The scourge “is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development and peace,” according to The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).“In all societies, to a greater or lesser degree, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lines of income, class and culture. The low social and economic status of women can be both a cause and a consequence of this violence,” the report, whose release coincided with the first-ever UN World Statistics Day, notes.The publication also provides the latest data on the status of women in the areas of population, health, education, work, power and decision-making, environment and poverty.“This 2010 report finds overall progress in many areas, including school enrolment, health, as wells as economic participation, but it makes it very clear that much more needs to be done to close the gender gap in public life and to prevent many forms of violence against women,” Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, at the launch of the report in New York.Other highlights of the report include the fact that there are approximately 57 million more men than women in the world, with some regions having less numbers of men and others lower numbers of women. Europe in general has more women than men, while the ratio in China is 108 men per 100 women.“The trend of women marrying later and later continues throughout the world. This has obvious consequences for fertility which has declined globally to 2.5 births per woman,” said Mr. Sundaram. “But there are parts of the world where women marry early and bear more than five children on average. This has the effect of diminishing opportunities for women in education, employment and life chances,” he added.According to the new publication, in the realm of health, women are more likely than men to die from heart diseases globally. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 maternal deaths in 2005 – half of the world’s deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth – were recorded, despite increases in the proportion of women receiving prenatal care.Globally, the rate of girls of primary school age enrolled in school increased from 79 to 86 per cent between 1999 and 2007, with Central and Western African regions having the world’s lowest rates with less than 60 per cent of primary-school age girls enrolled.The report also notes that while more women between the ages of 25 and 54 are working in most regions as compared to 1990, women’s wages represent between 70 and 90 per cent of the wages of their male counterparts.Their participation in decision-making remains an area of concern, according to the report. In 2009, for example, only 14 women in the world held the positions of head of State or government, and out of the world’s 500 largest corporations, only 13 had female chief executive officers.The publication also shows that households with single mothers with young children are more likely to be poor than those of lone fathers with young children, and that existing laws limit women’s access to land and other property in most countries in Africa and roughly half of the countries in Asia.Srdjan Mrkic, head of DESA’s Social Statistics Section, noted that there have been improvements in the collection of data on the status of women around the world, but more needed to be done on that score.“In preparing the World’s Women 2010 report, we were hampered by the fact that adequate and comparable statistics in certain domains are not routinely available for many countries,” he told reporters at the publication’s launch.Also unveiled today was a UN Population Fund (UNFPA) report, entitled State of World Population 2010, which found that discrimination against women not only exposes them to the worst effects of disaster and war, but also deprives their countries of a prime engine for recovery, according to a new United Nations report launched today.“This year’s report is about the three Rs: resilience, renewal and redefining roles between boys and girls and men and women,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said at the official launch in London of the report, which uses stories of individuals affected by conflict or catastrophe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, the occupied Palestinian territory, Timor-Leste and Uganda to bring home its message.It shows how communities and civil society are healing old wounds and moving forward, while stressing how much more still needs to be done to ensure that women have access to services and have a voice in peace deals or reconstruction plans. 20 October 2010Violence against women remains widespread across the world, exacerbated by traditions and customary practices that determine the way women are treated in families, places of work and communities, according to a United Nations report unveiled today. read more

Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology said that showers will occur at times in the North, Eastern, North-central, Northwestern and Uva provinces today. The death toll from the bad weather rose to 45 by today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today while 8 people are missing.According to the DMC, 3052 people are in evacuation centers across the island following the heavy rain, floods and landslides over the past 3-4 weeks. Monsoonal winds may strengthen up to 60 km/hr over the country and surrounding sea areas. Thundershowers will develop at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Mathara districts during the afternoon and night.

Mr Kulasekera and the local girl were then taken to the police station for questioning and remanded in the police custody.They were later released the same night.According to sources within the bank, the Sri Lankan was supposed to go to court on a given date but he did not turn up. Pan Oceanic Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Suresh Amerasekera was asked on 14th December 2016 about the incident.He replied and confirmed the accident which also involved a girl who was correspondingly a staff of the bank. They hit a street light post located opposite the Honiara Casino, when travelling eastward to town in a black car owned by the bank – both were believed to be drunk. Solomon Star was tipped about the incident in early December 2016, where an inquiry was carried out thereafter. Sources have relayed the information and urged the police to investigate him after noticing that the investigation into the accident has vanished completely – where they think some fishy dealings might be the cause. Solomon Island Police have been urged to investigate a Sri Lankan, who was allegedly involved in an accident at the Mendana Avenue in Honiara on the night of Saturday October 29, 2016.The Sri Lankan Yugan Kulasekera who was in his mid-40s was the Information Technology (IT) Manager of the Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) and was drunk at the time of the accident, the Solomon Star reported. “We are aware that there was an accident involving a local staff member on holiday, outside normal working hours.“Bank will do whatever it takes to ensure the wellbeing of any staff member of the bank,” Mr Amerasekera stated in a reply emailto the Solomon Star.It was further stated that the incident occurred after the pair attended the crowning of the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2016-2017 at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino. Solomon Star was told that Mr Kulasekera left the country towards the end of November, seeking medical attention in Australia after falling ill after the accident.After over a month away from the country, he returned on January 18th 2017, a fortnight ago.When the Solomon Star contacted him to comment on the incident, he denied being involved in any accident. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Maxar Technologies Inc., the once-proud developer of the robotic arm used on U.S. space shuttles, hit a record low as the new year began where the old left off — with a continuation of bad news.The stock fell as much as 32 per cent Monday, the most intraday since October, after the company reported one of its imaging satellites, WorldView-4, failed, can’t collect images and “will likely not be recoverable.”A large chunk of the company’s near-term growth was dependent on WorldView-4, which will result in a loss of sales and potential earnings growth in 2019 and 2020, Raymond James analyst Steven Li wrote in a note. Meet the New York investor who’s making all the right calls in shorting Canadian stocks Space systems company Maxar sees shares crater on earnings miss Canadian space company makes $3 billion bet on satellite imagery market Maxar changed its named from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and its head office from Vancouver to Westminster, Colorado, after it completed the purchase of DigitalGlobe Inc. in 2017. The $3.1 billion (US$2.3 billion) deal was supposed to give the company access to lucrative government customers.But the stock has lost about 81 per cent of its value since the deal closed on Oct. 5, 2017. Short seller Spruce Point said the stock as a “strong sell,” then the company missed third-quarter earnings and has faced cash flow issues, even after amending its credit agreement. Maxar is carrying total debt of US$3.1 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The company’s business includes satellites, robotics, spacecraft systems, imagery and data and is perhaps best known for the space arm that was used on NASA space shuttles.Canadian investors were already selling the stock after the company recently concluded its incorporation to the U.S. and before the loss of the satellite, Li said. The company should see U.S. investors buying the stock, but that’s unlikely to happen right away to match the Canadian selling, he added.For Maxar then, it seems “when it rains, it pours,” according to Li.Bloomberg.com read more

MONTREAL — The U.S. arm of CGI Group Inc. has been awarded a six-year cybersecurity contract from the U.S. government, worth a total of US$530 million.The contract builds on work that CGI Federal Inc. has already done to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies participating in a multi-year program overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The latest contract was awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration.Montreal-based CGI Group says its U.S. subsidiary, based in Fairfax, Va., will create a centralized view of security risks at a group of agencies of the U.S. government.The contract is part of Homeland Security’s continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, which provides tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis and to identify which high-risk risks should be addressed first.Companies in this story: (TSX:GIB.A) read more

first_imgThose deaths brought the number of murders in London so far this year, where the Metropolitan Police have publicly released details, to around 59.The most recent incident has not yet been classed as a suspected murder.It also comes after 11 homicides involving teenagers in London since the start of 2018. These include the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake earlier this month. The schoolgirl was shot dead on a residential street on Easter Monday.On the same evening, Amaan Shakoor, 16, became the youngest murder victim of the year so far when he was shot in an attack in Walthamstow.Eighteen-year-old Israel Ogunsola was stabbed to death in Hackney just days later. Officers are still in the process of informing the victim’s next of kin of Monday night’s stabbing and formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course. No arrests have been made. Crime scene in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, east London, after the stabbingCredit:Vickie Flores/LNP  Crime scene in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, east London, after the stabbing Police are investigating another fatal stabbing in the capital as a spate of violent crime continues.The victim – believed to be an 18-year-old man – was discovered with serious injuries in Forest Gate, east London, on Monday.Officers, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance were called to Chestnut Avenue at about 10.50pm.The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene just over half-an-hour later.It follows the fatal stabbings of two people in separate domestic incidents in the capital on Sunday. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

← Previous Story MKB Veszprem close to sign Carlos Ruesga! Next Story → Hapoel Rishon Lezion is the new Israeli handball Champion! Ferenc Ilyeshandball transfersPick Szeged Hungarian vice-champion Pick Szeged will make some changes as the biggest rival Veszprém a year before. The new coach, Juan Carlos Pastor brings García Parrondo, Niko Mindegía and Vladimir Vranjes from Spain. Club officialy announced signing of former Veszprem’s left back Ferenc Ilyés from Polish Wisla Plock. Wisla’s line player, Muhamed Toromanovic is also close to sign deal with Hungarian team.VIRAG FARKAS / D.P

first_img Image: Christophe Ena/PA Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack Investigators are examining a Twitter account that posted messages referencing Islamic State just before the attack. Share23 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017 By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3222553 9,843 Views THE LOUVRE REOPENED today, 24 hours after a soldier patrolling the museum shot a machete-wielding attacker, believed to be an Egyptian who entered the country on a tourist visa a week ago.The incident has thrust security and the terror threat back into the limelight three months before elections in France, with authorities saying it was a “terrorist” assault.The attacker, in a black t-shirt bearing a skull design and armed with two 16-inch machetes, lunged at four patrolling French soldiers while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”), Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told a press conference.One of the troops was struck on the head and another fell to the ground outside the famous Paris museum after the assailant attacked. The second soldier managed to open fire and hit the machete-wielder in the stomach.“The attacker fell to the ground, seriously wounded. He has been taken to hospital and is fighting for his life,” the prosecutor said.A source later said that the suspect’s condition had stabilised. Security forces said one soldier had suffered a minor head wound. Source: Christophe Ena/PAPolice held hundreds of tourists in secure areas of the world famous attraction after the assailant was shot five times around 10am in a public area near one of the museum’s entrances.‘Terrorist nature’The attacker, who is thought to be aged 29 and living in the United Arab Emirates, is believed to have entered France legally on a flight from Dubai on January 26, a source said.An Egyptian passport, thought to be the suspect’s, was found during a search of an apartment in an expensive district of Paris near the Champs-Elysees.Investigators are examining the Twitter account of an Egyptian man named Abdallah El Hamahmy after around a dozen messages were posted in Arabic between 9:27 am and 9:34 am, just minutes prior to the attack.“In the name of Allah… for our brothers in Syria and fighters across the world,” El Hamahmy wrote, before making reference to the Islamic State jihadist group in another tweet a minute later. Source: Christophe Ena/PAThe UAE government condemned the “hateful crime” and assured France of its “full solidarity”.As French authorities probed the attacker’s background, President Francois Hollande said that “there is little doubt as to the terrorist nature of this act,” an assessment echoed by Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.France was already reeling from a string of terror attacks over the last two years and the country has been under a state of emergency since November 2015.The economy, immigration and security are major issues for voters ahead of this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections forecast to confirm the country’s shift to the right after five years of Socialist rule.US President Donald Trump, commenting on the attack, warned Americans that they must “keep evil out of our country”.center_img Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 10:16 AM Short URL Image: Christophe Ena/PA Witnesses described scenes of panic as people fled the Louvre complex following the incident.“We heard gunshots. We didn’t know what it was about. Then we evacuated the employees and we left,” one man who works in a nearby restaurant told AFP.A female colleague said: “We saw death coming for us, with everything that’s happening at the moment. We were very, very scared.”- © AFP 2017.Read: Investigators believe Louvre attacker is an Egyptian tourist>Read: Indonesian women seeking to become IS suicide bombers> Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter Feb 4th 2017, 10:16 AM 40 Comments last_img read more

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man was airlifted to the hospital after police said, he drove into a canal in Hialeah, Friday evening.Witnesses told police that a car stopped began rolling from a stop sign on West 56th Street and eventually went into a nearby canal.An off-duty Miami Police officer and two Hialeah Police officers dove into the canal and pulled the male victim to safety. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in “extremely critical condition,” Hialeah Police Officer Carl Zogby said.“Almost at the same time a City of Miami officer, I heard he didn’t hesitate,” said Zogby. “He jumped right in the water, found the driver. Two Hialeah officers jumped in after him; they were able to cut the seat belt and pull him out of the water, onto the bank of the canal and start CPR.”It is unknown why or how the man didn’t stop the vehicle from going into the canal.Four Hialeah Fire divers also went into the water but didn’t find anything.“He’s the only person in there,” Zogby said. “Right now we’re gonna fish the car out and see if we can find any evidence of what may have happened here.” Miami-Dade Police have been called out to assist in pulling the car out of the canal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgAs of June 30, 2008, according to the filing, the Nielsen Company carries a total debt of $8.7 billion and has $403 million in cash balances. In April, Nielsen Business Media laid off several staffers as part of a previously announced restructuring effort. In June, the company sold four arts-related magazines to Aspire Media’s Interweave Press. The Nielsen Company, parent of Nielsen Business Media, reported first half revenue of $2.5 billion, up about 12 percent from $2.2 billion during the first half last year, according to its 10-Q report filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company posted a net loss of $67 million, down from $135 million during the same period last year.Second quarter revenues this year were $1.3 billion, up about 12 percent from the same period in 2007. Nielsen’s Business Media segment, which publishes Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter, among others, reported $253 million in revenue over the first half of 2008, down about 3 percent from $261 million during the same period last year. The Business Media segment accounts for roughly 10 percent of the company’s overall revenues. Nielsen’s other segments-Consumer Services and Media-accounted for 57 percent and 33 percent of overall revenue, respectively.last_img read more