Sweeping list of recommendations calls for better economic outcomes for women

first_imgOTTAWA – A Commons committee that spent over a year looking at economic barriers facing Canadian women has released a sweeping list of recommendations it believes could provide a path toward full equality for women.The standing committee on the status of women tabled its report Thursday following a 15-month study of women’s economic security.It found women’s employment and wage potential are being undermined in Canada by a wide variety of systemic and structural barriers, including bias, gender-based violence, the wage gap and a lack of adequate access to child care.The report includes 86 recommendations to government for changes, including a call for immediate implementation of federal pay equity legislation and for the government to request that all provincial and territorial labour ministers do the same.A number of recommendations also addressed the many factors that contribute to the wage gap between men and women.Measures that would help close the gap include more support for child care, especially in rural, remote and marginalized communities, the report said. It also maintained that more flexible child care options are needed for single parents and parents who work irregular hours and shift work.“Child care is a huge issue for women in being able to maintain their salaries as they’re working,” said Liberal MP Pam Damoff, one of the vice-chairs of the committee.“Allowing women to have high quality, affordable child care that suits their needs, which is something we’ve recommended … will allow them to continue to work and advance in their workplace.”NDP women’s equality critic Sheila Malcolmson, a committee co-chair, said witnesses described a vicious cycle of economic injustice that face women in Canada. She wants the government to act immediately to adopt the recommendations.The NDP also tabled a supplementary report with even more calls for change.“Women have been calling for such change for decades, it’s past time for government to step up and immediately implement the recommendations,” Malcolmson said.“We’ve got concrete measure that the government, if it implemented now, it would be putting its money where its mouth is, it would be walking its talk on feminism and the economy and women in our country would do better.”Other recommendations in the report include: more support and study to address barriers that exist for women in male-dominated, high-income sectors; gender equity provisions on all projects and programs that receive federal funding that, if violated, would result in loss of funding; more Crown investment in women’s entrepreneurship and more programs for the integration of female economic class immigrants.-Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

TITANS GETS SEASON 2 PREMIERE DATE ON DC UNIVERSE – COMICCON

first_img Facebook Titans (DC Universe) Brenton Thwaites returns as the superhero Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin, who this season will face off against super-assassin Deathstroke, a.k.a. Slade Wilson, who will be played by new cast member Esai Morales. Drew Van Acker will also debut as Aqualad. READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement ‘TITANS’ GETS SEASON 2 PREMIERE DATE ON DC UNIVERSE – COMIC-CONDC Universe’s Titans, the first original live-action series to launch on the subscription service, has set its Season 2 premiere date: Friday, September 6. It was unveiled Saturday at Comic-Con during the streamer’s two-hour event at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. READ MORETitans (DC Universe)TITANS SEASON 2 REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT AQUALAD AND DEATHSTROKETitans’ sophomore season is still a ways away from debuting, but the first look at two of the show’s most highly-anticipated characters. Footage from the show’s second season appears to have screened during DC Universe’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which provided the first looks at Deathstroke (Esai Morales) and Aqualad (Drew Van Acker). READ MORE‘TITANS’ SETS SEASON 2 LAUNCH DATE ON DC UNIVERSEDC Universe on Saturday announced a September 6 launch for the second season of its first live-action series, “Titans.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Sierra Leone firstever media code for elections adopted at UNbacked roundtable

This is the first time journalists in the country have formulated such a code to guide media behaviour during elections, according to the UN Integrated Office for Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL).A national roundtable in Freetown on Friday, 16 March, brought together Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) delegates from all regions with high-level representatives from the UN, the National Electoral Commission, the Political Parties Registration Commission and civil society organizations to consolidate the findings from regional seminars in a final Electoral Code of Conduct for Media. The document was ratified and signed the following day by regional executive members of SLAJ, newspaper and magazine editors, radio and TV station managers at a signing ceremony attended by cabinet ministers, leaders of political parties, senior members of the National Electoral Commission, the Political Parties Registration Commission, the UN and diplomats, as well as activists of national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).The two-day event also attracted participants from across the country including traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations, women and youth groups, trade unions, local councillors and members of the armed forces and police.The Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and UN Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone, Victor Angelo, emphasized the historic importance for the entire sub-region of this decision by Sierra Leonean journalists to adhere to self-regulatory factual and objective reporting that should be matched by a strong personal and collective commitment to uphold and observe the principles set out in the Media Code of Conduct.“The United Nations is engaged in this process, because we recognize the maturity and professionalism of the journalists in the country,” Mr. Angelo said, reiterating the UN’s determination to ensure credible and transparent Presidential and Parliamentarian Elections set for 28 July.The Media Code of Conduct for the elections resulted from a collaborative effort between SLAJ, UNIOSIL and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The compliance of media with the Code is to be observed by a Monitoring and Refereeing Panel which will include members of SLAJ, the UN Country Team and other organizations.Alhaji I. B. Kargbo, President of SLAJ, said his Association’s formulation of a code of conduct is “part of a general goal to make sure that the elections do not get out of hand,” adding: “The media has a key role in the upcoming elections, especially in informing voters about the main messages of the political parties. Journalists will be most effective in assuring successful elections if their contributions are within a self-regulated framework.”In Sierra Leone the 2007 elections are widely regarded as a watershed in democratic development, because the country is still recovering from an 11-year long civil war. The Media Code of Conduct complements the Political Parties Code of Conduct which was a collaborative effort between the UN in Sierra Leone and the Political Parties Registration Commission. The Political Party Code of Conduct was signed by eight active political parties on 20 November 2006. 21 March 2007The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, with assistance from the United Nations, the National Election Commission of Sierra Leone and other civil society groups has agreed on a media code of conduct to guide the electoral campaign leading to presidential and parliamentary elections set for this July. read more

Dialogue can spur understanding says UNESCO head on slavery anniversary

Marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today underscored the importance of dialogue in consolidating tolerance. “By coming together around a shared vision of the history of the slave trade and slavery, we can build a shared history and lay the foundations of an intercultural dialogue that can deliver a universal message of knowledge and tolerance,” Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO’s Director-General, said in a message marking the Day. To this end, in 1994 the agency launched the Slave Route project which, among other aims, seeks to clarify the consequences and interactions resulting from the slave trade by drawing on “the diversity of memories, cultures and perceptions. Mr. Matsuura said that “such respect for the diversity of memories is a democratic requirement that should cater for social demand and be accompanied by the search for shared references.” This respect can be fostered through education, with textbooks and curricula including issues of remembrance linked to the slave trade’s history. “A lasting intercultural dialogue can only thrive in an interchange that is at peace with history and remembrance,” the UNESCO head noted. “To avoid making memory sacred in any way and ward off the devastating effects of competing memories, we must foster a researching and teaching of history that explains and induces understanding, reconstructs the plot of conflictive narratives, and provides silences with answers.” The International Day commemorates the uprising on 23 August 1791, when slaves of Santo Domingo in the Caribbean launched an insurrection which ultimately led to the Haitian revolution and promoted the cause of human rights. 23 August 2009Marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today underscored the importance of dialogue in consolidating tolerance. read more

Joint UNIraqi report cites need for greater efforts on development targets

11 August 2010A new report by the United Nations and Iraq cites progress by the country in areas such as reducing hunger and child mortality, as well as the need to greater efforts to boost primary school enrolment and improve access to safe water and sanitation. A new report by the United Nations and Iraq cites progress by the country in areas such as reducing hunger and child mortality, as well as the need to greater efforts to boost primary school enrolment and improve access to safe water and sanitation. They have agreed to step up efforts to address these issues by 2015, the target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the poverty alleviation and social development objectives that include slashing extreme poverty, reducing maternal and child mortality rates and fighting diseases. “The Millennium Development Goals for Iraq contain a set of key milestones for achieving a better future for the country and its people,” said Christine McNab, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Supporting Iraq to achieve the MDGs is among the United Nations’ top priorities as this will ensure a better life for millions of Iraqis including those who will make Iraq’s future: the youth and the children,” she added. One of the report’s key points is that almost a quarter of Iraqis live in poverty, spending less than the equivalent of $2.20 per person per day. In addition, more than half of Iraqi children do not complete their primary education on time and, despite progress achieved in reducing child mortality, the country has the second highest rate in the region. The report, released late last week, is part of an outreach campaign launched by the UN and the Government to promote and raise awareness of the importance of the MDGs as part of the development efforts agreed upon in the 2011-2014 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) signed in May. That plan targets five key areas: ensuring inclusive economic growth; environmental management; promoting good governance and protecting human rights; boosting access to basic services for all; and stepping up investment in women, youth and children. “Over the coming five years we will work closely with the Government of Iraq and key partners – including civil society, academia and the private sector – to promote the MDGs and raise awareness on the importance of achieving them in line with Iraq’s national priorities,” Ms. McNab stated. read more

UN envoy to hold talks in Guinea ahead of presidential runoff

Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa, will meet with Interim President Sékouba Konaté and the two candidates in the presidential election run-off, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters. Guinea’s independent electoral authority, known as CENI, had cited technical difficulties when it postponed the ballot between Cellou Dalein Diallo and Alpha Condé, the two candidates with the highest number of votes in the first round of voting in June. Mr. Djinnit has warned that further delays could seriously undermine the transition process in Guinea. At least one person died earlier this month following clashes in the capital, Conakry, related to the election tensions, and Guinea has been plagued by misrule, dictatorships and coups since it gained independence in 1958. Following his visit to Conakry, the Special Representative will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, where he will meet on Thursday with the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss Guinea and other regional issues. 12 October 2010The top United Nations official in West Africa will travel to Guinea on Wednesday to extend the world body’s support to the efforts to create the conditions for a peaceful second round of presidential elections, which is now planned for 24 October. read more

UN boosting assistance to rebuild Afghanistans irrigation network

14 February 2012The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is boosting its technical support to help rebuild Afghanistan’s dilapidated traditional irrigation systems, which have been neglected for decades owing to war and migration away from rural areas. The lack of efficient irrigation facilities has left many farmers without sufficient water for agriculture, including the production of wheat, the country’s main staple food crop, according to a news release issued by FAO.The Irrigation Restoration and Development Project seeks to help farmers increase crop production and improve the knowledge and skills that farmers need to run and maintain irrigation systems. “The irrigation systems had suffered over the past three decades, not only because of a lack of investment, but also because people were moving away from the rural areas, leaving no one to maintain the systems or transfer indigenous skills to the younger generation,” said Pasquale Steduto, head of FAO’s Water Development and Management Unit.“When there was a flood, for instance, there was no one to repair or clean up damaged canals or dams. So farmers in rural areas were not able to get enough water to cultivate their fields. As a result, they produced fewer crops,” he said.The project builds on experience gained from FAO’s implementation of the World Bank’s Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project, which was completed in December last year.That emergency project strengthened the capacity of the project coordination unit within the Ministry of Energy and Water to plan and manage the rehabilitation of irrigation systems. The new six-year restoration and development project plans to follow up by designing and developing small storage dams, in addition to rehabilitating irrigation systems. It will also complete development of hydro-meteorological networks and services to monitor weather conditions, water flow and water quality issues, and will include training in operation and maintenance of the networks.FAO says that the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes around the country is expected to cover a total irrigated area of about 300,000 hectares, increase irrigated areas by about 15 per cent, lead to an increase in the crop yield of around 20 per cent, and benefit around 230,000 households. read more

Trump front and centre as talk of trade jobs emerges on campaign

OTTAWA — A familiar U.S. face is finally front and centre on the federal campaign trail: Donald Trump.The Liberals are invoking the American president’s name in a new advertisement aimed at shoring up the party’s bona fides with unions and blue-collar workers.The ad, christened “Fought Tooth and Nail” and narrated by Chrystia Freeland, boasts about how the governing party stood up to the famously mercurial Trump White House during last year’s marathon talks to update the North American trade pact.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has faced repeated criticism from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh over the government’s handling of the talks.Singh, meanwhile, travelled to the auto-sector suburb of Oshawa, Ont., to unveil some Trump-style protectionism of his own: a suite of measures to keep auto jobs in the country and encourage new-car buyers to spend their money on built-in-Canada cars and trucks.The NDP leader is also vowing to stand up to the U.S. president if he becomes prime minister.Scheer is scheduled to attend a campaign event this afternoon in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, while Green party Leader Elizabeth May is back in her Vancouver Island riding to attend a fair.The Canadian Press read more

Rights groups worldwide should be given greater organizing leeway UN told

In a report to Secretary-General Kofi Annan for transmission to the General Assembly, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative on human rights defenders, Hina Jilani, says whereas she “recognizes that States can regulate freedom of association, she encourages them to adopt regimes of ‘declaration’ or ‘notification,’ whereby an organization is considered a legal entity as soon as it has notified its existence to the relevant administration by providing basic information.” Access to funds to defend human rights should be facilitated by the law, even if the sources are foreign, she says. “No restrictions should be imposed on the types of activities that human rights defenders carry out in the defence of human rights, provided they respect the principle of transparency and non-violence,” she says, including furthering democratic rights, advocating constitutional reforms and government accountability and publicizing opinions and facts critical of government policies and actions. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 3, 2015 2:56 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,133.85, down 130.20 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace and transportation. Down two cents, or 0.82 per cent, to $2.41 on 10.9 million shares.Black Iron Inc. (TSX:BKI). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, to three cents on 7.3 million shares.Ram Power Corp. (TSX:RPG). Utilities. Unchanged at half-a-cent on 5.7 million shares.Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up four cents, or 2.04 per cent, to $2 on 4.03 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Unchanged at $2.07 on 3.9 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down 18 cents, or 1.30 per cent, to $13.69 on 3.8 million shares. The company unveiled its latest smartphone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, offering a look at the first of four new smartphones it plans to release this year. Chief executive John Chen said the BlackBerry Leap will cater to the “low-to-mid” range phone market, and will go on sale in Europe in April.Companies reporting major news:Scotiabank (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down $1.15, or 1.72 per cent, to $65.78 on 2.4 million shares. Scotiabank, the last of the big five Canadian banks to report first-quarter results, said net earnings were $1.73 billion, up from $1.71 billion in the comparable year-earlier period. Adjusted earnings were $1.36 per share, two cents lower than analysts predicted. Chief executive Brian Porter said it is looking to grow its operations in Mexico, a region that’s expected to benefit from the U.S. economic recovery. read more

You do not represent us and you do not look like us

first_imgSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have challenged the retired judge heading the inquiry into the disaster at an impassioned meeting.Residents met with Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who is heading the panel, on Monday evening in a consultation designed to let them air their views on what they want the investigation to examine.But the crowd made it clear they have little confidence in the inquiry. One local resident drew applause and cheers as she said: “You do not have our confidence, you do not represent us and you do not look like any of us.”Another local, one of the first members of public to speak said: “I don’t think you are going to do us justice.”I’m just watching you here. We need someone who’s real.” 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. He replied: “We are talking about the same thing. We are going to investigate and find the facts in relation to the whole course of events.”And we will do that in a way that means we will get to the bottom of that.”He promised the room that the role of building regulations, the specification of the cladding and insulation, the tower’s gas pipes and the role of supervision of works carried out would also be investigated.Residents echoed concerns voiced at the last meeting with Sir Martin – that the inquiry team should better reflect the “diversity” of those on the west London estate.At least 80 people died after the fire ripped through the 24-storey tower block in north Kensington, with many of those affected being from BME (black and minority ethnic) backgrounds.Sir Martin was flanked by his inquiry team including QCs Richard Millett, Bernard Richmond and Kate Grange, inquiry secretary Mark Fisher and a female junior barrister. His comments prompted applause from the hundreds gathered in the room inside Notting Hill Community Church on Tuesday evening.He continued: “We need justice and we need it fast, and we don’t need someone who is going to play around for six weeks.”Six weeks people have had to wait for this and you are only just looking into this now?”During his initial address to the room, Sir Martin promised the inquiry would consider the design and construction of the tower, as well as the decisions that were taken in light of recent works done to the tower. Referencing the make-up of the panel, a woman said: “Look at us. Where is that reflected in you?”Who are you going to put on the panel to inject trust and confidence?”, she asked.Shouting broke out periodically over whether people other than survivors should be able to take the microphone and address the room. He confirmed that the issue of deregulation would be looked at by the inquiry.The meeting was brought to an end just before 9pm, although many local community members had already left their seats.Of the multiple suggestions for more diversity in his panel, Sir Martin told reporters afterwards: “I’m certainly going to give consideration.”Asked if he felt his team could deliver justice, he said: “If by justice, you mean getting to the facts, yes.”Calls of “Do the right thing, judge” and “Resign” were shouted at the inquiry head as he left the church.center_img Residents gathered to speak with Sir Martin Moore-Bick (centre) at Notting Hill Methodist Church in Notting Hill, London Further yells of “answer the question” were directed at the inquiry head whenever one member of the public finished speaking and a microphone was passed to another.Responding to appeals for people to be brought to justice, he said: “An inquiry is designed to find out what happened.”I have no power to do anything in relation to criminal responsibility.” Several people in told the former judge he should be mindful of his choice of language and do more than just “consider” these issues. Residents gathered to speak with Sir Martin Moore-Bick (centre) at Notting Hill Methodist Church Credit: Jonathan Brady/PAlast_img read more

Irish woman made call that freed her from 30 years of slavery

first_imgUpdated 4.28pmTWO PEOPLE HAVE been arrested by British police after three “highly traumatised” women were discovered at a house in London, where they said they were held against their will for more than 30 years.One of the women is a 57-year-old Irish woman, who has not been identified. The other two women are a 69-year-old Malaysian woman and a 30-year-old British woman. Police said they do not believe any of the women are related to each other.They are also not sure if the 30-year-old was born in the house but understand she has been in servitude for her entire life.The Met Police in London said in a statement that they were alerted after a charity contacted police to say they had received a phone call from a woman saying she had been held against her will in south London for three decades.Police began an investigation and with the help of the charity, rescued the three woman from the house which is located in Lambeth Borough.A 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were arrested as part of the investigation into slavery and domestic servitude and have been taken to a south London police station.Police said all three women were taken to a place of safety where they remain.Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland from the Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit praised the work of the charity involved.“We have launched an extensive investigation to establish the facts surrounding these very serious allegations,” he said.He outlined that a television documentary on forced marriages relating to the work of Freedom Charity – the charity in question – had been the catalyst which had prompted one of the victims to call for help.Lambeth in South London. Image: Google MapsSpeaking at a press conference this afternoon, Hyland said that while his unit has seen cases where people have been held for up to 10 years, they have not seen “anything of this magnitude before”.“This is the first time we have come across people who have been held for such a considerable length of time.”The discrepancies between the times of the rescues and the arrests occurred because detectives were working “sensitively to establish facts”, he explained.Hyland told reporters that the women had some “controlled freedom” but the 30-year-old had spent her entire life in the house.“We believe that she, and the others, had limited freedom. We will continue to speak to the victims to ascertain what this ascertained.”Founder of the Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, told Sky News earlier today that it was the Irish woman that telephoned the helpline after seeing the television report.“I think all of them saw me on the news and made a decision because of the name of the charity and because they had seen me on TV – that gave them the courage to make that phone call,” she saidFirst published at 2.46pm; additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carrolllast_img read more

Le koala devient une espèce vulnérable en Australie

first_imgLe koala devient une espèce vulnérable en AustralieCe lundi 30 avril, le koala a rejoint la liste des espèces vulnérables à protéger dans plusieurs régions d’Australie, pays dont il est l’un des emblèmes. Victime du déploiement des villes, l’espèce endémique a vu sa population considérablement diminuer depuis les années 1920.Le koala, animal emblématique et endémique australien, a été classé ce lundi 30 avril parmi les espèces vulnérables du pays. Cette catégorie précède celle des espèces “en danger” dans la liste de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Menacé par l’urbanisation, le koala sera ainsi protégé dans plusieurs régions d’Australie.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Le koala est l’emblème de l’Australie et il tient une place à part dans notre pays”, a rappelé le ministre de l’Environnement Tony Burke, cité par l’AFP, au moment de l’annonce de cette mesure de protection. Celle-ci concerne les populations de koalas des provinces de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, du Queensland et de l’Australian Capital Territory, situées à l’est et au sud-est de l’île.En 1788, avant que les colons britanniques n’investissent l’Australie, l’espèce comptait des millions d’individus. Mais à partir des années 1920, leur fourrure épaisse est devenue très prisée, et les koalas ont été victimes d’un véritable massacre. Si cette chasse massive a pris fin sous la pression de la population, ce sont aujourd’hui le développement des villes, le trafic automobile et les chiens domestiques qui menacent la survie du petit marsupial.La population de koalas est à ce jour réduite à quelques centaines de milliers d’animaux d’après les estimations les plus optimistes. D’autres affirment qu’elle ne compte plus que 40.000 individus. Toutefois, dans certaines provinces, comme celle de Victoria et de South Australia, les marsupiaux demeurent trop nombreux et leur population “doitêtrecontrôlée”, a souligné Tony Burke.Le 30 avril 2012 à 16:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Two systems under watch in Tropics

first_img Three names retired ahead of Hurricane Season start Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Nov 2015 – Two systems under watch in the tropics; both are charted at low chance for development and later this weekend Puerto Rico is forecast to experience rain and cloudiness from the one area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean. Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30. Related Items:atlantic hurricane season, two systems TCI Disaster Office launches Hurricane Prep Month Recommended for you Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millionlast_img

Sex offender update

first_img A high-risk sex offender who has targeted young children is now living on the 2400 block of Carlson Road in Vancouver, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.Michael E. Lamb, 70, pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation in February 2000 and indecent liberties in 1991; both victims were young, according to the sheriff’s office bulletin. In both cases, he blamed the victims for initiating contact, the sheriff’s office said.Lamb is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the most likely to reoffend. He will be monitored by the Department of Corrections, the Vancouver Police Sex Offender Monitoring Unit and the Clark County Sex Offender Registration Unit. He is not wanted by police at this time. Michael Lamblast_img

Lost in the wilderness cautionary tales

first_imgDid you know?• Most people who perish in the wilderness succumb to hypothermia, according to the state’s search and rescue coordinator, Chris Long. “Very few people go missing and are never found,” he said.• There were about 750 search and rescue missions last year, says the Washington State Office of Emergency Management.When Jessica Tran began the return trip from the summit of Mount St. Helens on the last Saturday in May, she thought she was taking a well-worn hiking trail. But as the 30-year-old Portland resident became more and more disoriented in the boulders and woods around the mountain, it hit her: She had no idea where she was or which way to go, and she had no way to figure it out — she had no map. Tran and her hiking partner, her cousin Steph Nguyen, 27, had made it to the top by following the footsteps of people who’d set off from Climbers Bivouac earlier that morning. Both had experience trail hiking, and Nguyen went on a guided trip to Machu Picchu a few months prior.“In all honesty, I’ve never had to hike where my own sense of direction was needed,” she said. They glissaded partway down the mountain, as they had seen other climbers do, and trekked for a while until they came upon giant boulders. It didn’t look right. No one else was around. Looking at her watch, Tran realized it was nearly 6 p.m., the time they expected to be back at the bivouac’s parking lot. Stranded on an enormous mountain on a clear day, Tran didn’t know which way was north, south, east or west.last_img read more

Jabong recieves Rs 2 crore funding from GFG to remain afloat Report

first_imgFashion e-commerce firm Jabong, has received funding worth Rs 2 crore (about $20 million) from Global Fashion Group. The funding will help the loss-making company survive another year.Global Fashion Group or GFG was established by Rocket Internet and Swedish Investment AB Kinnevik in 2011. GFG operates e-commerce ventures such as Dafiti in Latin America, Lamoda in Russia, Namshi in the Middle East, Zalora in Southeast Asia and Jabong in India, The Economic Times reports.Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet and deputy chairman at GFG, was reportedly not in favour of continuing its India operations. However, Kinnevik insisted on backing the company and the board finally agreed to infuse the amount into Jabong.”The board has agreed to put more than $20 million in Jabong,” a source was quoted as saying by the publication.In an e-mail statement to ET, the company said Jabong received regular funding similar to other MNCs. The statement also said there were no “pre-agreed funding” commitments.”GFG has raised over $1 billion in capital in its history and its board remains unanimously committed to all regions it operates, including India. Jabong has made a number of recent senior management hires and has also witnessed record operating performance. These facts which are supported by public filings on our current investment rate, are clearly evident of GFG’s commitment to growing Jabong,” the statement read, according to the daily.In India’s online fashion retailing space, Jabong competes with Myntra (owned by Flipkart), Amazon and Snapdeal.Last week, the e-commerce firm hired Muralikrishnan B, former eBay India country manager, as Jabong’s COO. In December 2015, Sanjeev Mohanty took over as CEO of the firm. The company has hired four people for its top management positions in the last three months, Press Trust of India had reported on Feb.25.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Netflix Atresmedia Close Deal for New Third Part of La Casa de

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 MADRID — Netflix fanboys – and fangirls – delight. After huge speculation, and anticipatory Tweets, Netflix has closed a deal with Spanish broadcast network Atresmedia for a new third part  of “La Casa de Papel” (“Money Heist” in the U.S.).Atresmedia’s Sonia Martínez and Vancouver Media’s Alex Pina, “La Casa de Papel’s” creator, produced the original series, broadcast in two parts last year in Spain.After a licensing accord with Atresmedia, the new deal now sees Netflix and Vancouver Media produce “La Casa de Papel” Part 3, which will be released in exclusivity worldwide on Netflix.Very little is known about its plot apart from that  “the professor will plan new heists, revealed in 2019,” Netflix announced Wednesday morning. In its own press statement, Atresmedia confirmed that the new episodes will include much of the original key cast. Popular on Variety center_img Released on Netflix in two parts, the Spanish-language heist thriller became this year the most watched non-English series on Netflix ever, Netflix confirmed Monday, reporting its boffo first quarter results.The Netflix-Atresmedia deal represents a new phase of expansion for Atresmedia, after its producing local series which sold abroad, and then series which have seen huge sales for their original versions outside Spain, such as “Velvet” and “Gran Hotel,” licensed to over 120 countries.As ratings decline at free-to-air broadcasters around the world, Atresmedia is producing series which may not score huge audiences but target urban 20-50s, the most attractive of commercial demographies, and can then be licensed to pay TV players in or outside Spain. Fox Networks Group España and Mediapro have produced a third season of “Vis-a-Vis,” a women’s penitentiary thriller with a cable edge whose original two seasons were produced by Atresmedia and Mediapro; Movistar + initiated its original series releases on its pay TV/SVOD system with “Velvet Collection,” a spinoff of “Velvet.”Netflix and Vancouver Media will now produce a third part which rolls off the series’ conversion from cult offering in Spain to global phenomenon via Netflix.last_img read more

Of exclusive chefs and connoisseurs

first_imgHow does one gets to taste the dishes made by the Head of State’s chef? The only way is to be invited by the President of that particular country or be related to the Chef. But since the rise of Club des Chefs des Chefs in 1977, this has become easy as the club, comprising of Head of State’s Chefs from over 25 countries, come together every year for philanthropic causes.This year, the group of top chefs will head to the national Capital for six days beginning from October 23 and will promote culinary diplomacy. The delegates will also travel to Agra and Jaipur as a part of their trip. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The October 25 charity dinner will be prepared by a team of five CCC chefs for around 200 guests.  The charity dinner this year on October 25 will have 200 seats reserved at the Imperial hotel. “The money thus raised will be donated for social uplift; the beneficiary for this year will be decided in the days to come. Last time, it was for the children of Haiti,” said Gilles Bragard, the executive secretary of Paris-based non-profit organisation he founded in 1977. A demonstration of Indian cooking and sari-draping, a high tea with the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be held and a charity dinner which will channel the money thus raised for a philanthropic cause will be the highlights of the October 23-28 event. The Imperial will be the family hotel of the assembly. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“CCC is an exclusive club where each nation is represented by just one member—the principal chef of the head of state. It has two women,” said Bragard. “The annual general assembly is thus a sort of G20 on gastronomy,” he added. The Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC)—the exclusive gastronomic society with a four-decade history and the elite confederation comprises of two dozen members from countries where they work as the principal chef for their constitutional head. Venu Rajamony, press secretary to the President of India, said that the country has a rich variety of cuisines that could please and surprise the people of the world.Montu Saini, Executive Chef to the President of India, said he found it a matter of pride for the country to host the “culinary ambassadors across the globe”.last_img read more

Johnny Araya says Liberation must win back legitimacy

first_img Lindsay Fendt “This is the time to correct errors and to win back the legitimacy that has allowed us to be the principle instrument in the Costa Rican people’s struggle for democracy. […] We are doing a true renovation of our party to face the challenges our country will face in the future,” Araya told the crowd dressed in the PLN’s green and white. Araya called for legislative and structural reforms to overcome the “paralysis” that has gripped the country. Snarling traffic jams, collapsing infrastructure and shady concessions illustrate the current PLN government’s inability to carry out public works. The candidate said that the Public Works and Transport Ministry would have to “suffer a transformation” to recuperate its management capability. In the same vein, Araya proposed civilian oversight boards to monitor public works for “chorizo,” a slang term here for graft. The PLN candidate’s statements on transparency and public works were couched in his eight “priorities,” which also included jobs, shoring up the socialized health care system, public education, security, clean energy (including natural gas exploration), and the ballooning fiscal deficit.  The candidate also presented his choices for the two vice president posts: Jorge Pattoni Sáenz, general manager of the Dos Pinos diary cooperative, and Silvia Lara Povedano, sociologist and executive director of the Business Association for Development. Araya’s trumpeting of the virtues of transparency and ethics in government, however, chafe against his record in public office. The candidate “barely” completed 27 percent of the promises laid out in his government plan between 2007 and 2011 and often failed to file annual financial reports as San José’s mayor, according to the city’s internal auditor as reported by the daily La Nación in August. “The circumstances demand from us a policy of zero tolerance for corruption,” Araya told supporters at the National Gymnasium on Saturday. Time will tell if Araya and the PLN can live up to their own standards.  Facebook Comments Believe it or not, this aerial dancer performed at a Johnny Araya political rally in San José on Saturday. No one said turning 62 would be easy.Aerial acrobats contorted themselves around billowing spools of green and white fabrics above a crowd of National Liberation Party (PLN) delegates and supporters who converged on the National Gymnasium Saturday afternoon to celebrate the party’s anniversary and listen to presidential candidate Johnny Araya deliver his campaign platform.Colored orbs from Araya’s campaign logo slowly bounced across the stage like a screensaver.Despite the fanfare, Araya acknowledged that the ruling party’s reputation was in jeopardy. The candidate said that Liberation must “renovate” and “win back legitimacy.”The references to the PLN’s tarnished reputation during President Laura Chinchilla’s administration were direct at times and obtuse at others, but spoke to perhaps the front-running candidate’s greatest hurdle: convincing Ticos that an Araya administration would not be more of the same.  No related posts.last_img read more