Dont let Tina Fontaines murder fade away like all the others Mohawk

first_img(Editor’s note: This week APTN is presenting guest columns on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Wednesday is Mohawk activist Shawn Brant.)By Shawn BrantSpecial to APTN National NewsThe recent abduction and murder of Tina Fontaine should have been a game changer, but our response to the tragedy was as predictable as the certainty of her death. In the desperation that followed, we organized and attended vigils. This forum and traditional response, admittedly provides some comfort for the family and allows for renewed calls for a much deserved and necessary national inquiry, but nothing more.We knew in our hearts that the death of this 15-year-old was somehow different than the 1,200 women and girls who died before her, and for a brief moment, we almost dared to believe that an inquiry would be somehow forthcoming even though it had been denied dozens of times before. That hope was quickly muted when the Prime Minister’s Office repeated its weary talking points suggesting that they had ample information collected from the past 20 years and regurgitated the announcement of a promised a DNA database that could be used to identify a woman’s remains, once they had been found.No one stepped forward to challenge the Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statements or his claims of representing the “government of action” on this issue, and no one challenged Harper’s claims that he has had in his possession, for this entire time, “all the information” he needs to fix the problem. Logically, if we are to accept the Harper’s claims of having all the answers then the government of Canada must also accept responsibility for the hundreds of deaths of Indigenous women and girls during its nine years in power and its failure to take any decisive action during that time. Weeks have now passed and the memory of Tina Fontaine, like all the others, has faded, but what is noteworthy and perhaps a contributing factor of the return to status quo is absence of determination, within our own leadership, to press this government for a political solution. Just three weeks prior to the recovery of Tina’s body from the ironically named Red River, the chiefs had reported that there could be “blockades” in response to the Transparency Act legislation implemented by government and compelling chiefs and councils to disclose their salaries. Blockades, it seems, were an appropriate response to prevent public scrutiny of chiefs’ expenses, but there was no mention or even suggestion of blockades for Tina Fontaine. White people believe, and it’s probably true, that we set up blockades for everything.A land issue? Set up a blockade.Forestry and resources – blockade.Rainy day – blockade.Water/housing/taxes – blockade/blockade/blockade.Nearly 1,200 dead Indigenous women and girls? … .It is a historical fact that, for the past 25 years, the Mohawk community of Tyendinaga has answered every call for action. We have targeted attacks against Canada’s critical infrastructure, road and rail blockades, border crossing closures, economic disruptions and numerous days of action. Blockades and campaigns of economic disruption are effective ways to express our anger when our “sovereign rights” are threatened.For two decades we have waited for the Stolen Sisters issue to emerge to the forefront of societies consciousness because we believe that it has the qualities to encompass all our differences including cultural and geographical diversity that exist within our First Nations communities. We believe that the killing of our women and girls is the issue that transcends all barriers and serves as the foundation for a unified people capable of fighting and defeating an obstinate Canadian state. We believe that standing for this issue demonstrates the core values and principles of our people, however, we equally believe that inaction or perceived indifference can subject us to ridicule and suggestions of hypocrisy.It is a joke to profess that we are protectors of Mother Earth when we cannot protect the very mothers who give us life, and now, it is absolutely inconceivable to think that we could stand for any other issue when our daughters cannot freely walk down a street, without the risk of abduction, rape, torture and murder.In February of this year, our Mohawk community of Tyendinaga, served notice on Harper that we were prepared to take action to secure a national inquiry.Our battle strategy was based on the real belief that others would step forward to join us in taking decisive action and to seek justice for the families of the fallen. After seven days on the lines, two CN Rail shutdowns, an injured cop, smashed police vehicles and numerous arrests, it was painfully apparent that we were on our own.Since that time, Loretta Saunders, an Indigenous woman and her unborn baby were killed and dumped along a New Brunswick highway, another woman had her legs amputated and half of her face cut off because she was an indigenous woman, and of course and most recently, Tina Fontaine, who was murdered simply because she was an Indigenous girl.These women made tremendous sacrifices to the cause of awareness and the plight of First Nations women in this country and they should not be so easily dismissed.They serve as missed opportunities in the advancement of our social standing and the development of a real relationship with the rest of Canada. As certain as I was about the imminent death of Tina Fontaine, I am equally certain that another will soon be added to the growing numbers and we will be afforded another opportunity to do the right thing. Regrettably and irrespective of our courage and commitment, as one community we are unable to resolve this issue on our own. We stood ready for justice in the spring of this year and we stand ready now, for the guidance, genuine leadership and the willingness to end this human tragedy.last_img read more

Toronto stock benchmark down sharply following holiday US indexes up modestly

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is down sharply in its first trading since American markets plunged Monday due to rising tensions between the United States and China.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 220.59 points from Friday’s close, at 16,051.07 in a broad-based decline.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.62 cents US, up slightly from an average of 75.61 cents US on Friday.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 89.37 points at 25,807.11. The S&P 500 index was up 13.72 points at 2,858.46, while the Nasdaq composite was up 56.72 points at 7,782.76.The September crude contract was US$54.68, down one cent per barrel from Monday and the September natural gas contract was US$2.13, up 5.8 cents per mmBTU.The December gold contract was at US$1,483.90 an ounce, up US$7.40 from Monday and the September copper contract was $2.56 a pound, up 1.8 cents. read more

Ohio State earns bid to Orange Bowl set to play Clemson

Coach Urban Meyer and the football team wait to enter the stadium. OSU lost to Michigan State, 34-24, at the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Dec. 7. Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State Buckeyes are headed to the Sunshine State.One day after getting their dreams of playing for a BCS National Championship dashed by No. 4 Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, OSU is set to travel to Miami, Fla., to take on the No. 12 Clemson Tigers (10-2, 7-1) in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3, 2014 after earning an at-large bid.“On behalf of our players, staff and The Ohio State University, we are honored to accept the invitation to play in the Discover Orange Bowl,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said Sunday evening on the Orange Bowl teleconference. “We look forward to representing Ohio State down in south Florida.”The Buckeyes (12-1, 8-1) dropped to No. 7 in the BCS Standings after falling to the Spartans, 34-24, Saturday. With a win, OSU likely would have had a chance to face off against No. 1 Florida State in Pasadena, Calif., but instead are scheduled to play in another BCS bowl against an ACC opponent.Meyer said he did not meet with the team Sunday, and that he does not think the team will have any problems getting up to play Clemson after missing out on a chance to play for the national title.“We had a good conversation after the game last night,” Meyer said. “They’re heartbroken, but they’re also competitors and I think the fact that they’re playing in a BCS Bowl against Clemson, that’s going to wake you up real fast … There’s not doubt in my mind that we’ll be excited to go play in this bowl game.”It is the ninth time OSU has been selected to play in a BCS bowl, tied for the all-time ever with Oklahoma, according to a press release.The Tigers and Buckeyes have only met one other time, in the 1978 Gator Bowl, a memorable affair that cost former OSU coach Woody Hayes his job.Trailing 17-15 with just over two minutes remaining, OSU quarterback Art Schlichter was intercepted by Clemson’s Charlie Bauman to all but end the game. Following the play, Hayes punched Bauman through the face mask after he got up on the OSU sideline.Hayes was fired by OSU the next day.The 2013 version of the Tigers, who lost in their regular season finale Nov. 30 to then-No. 10 South Carolina 31-17, sport a high-powered offense, ranked 12th in the country with 502.9 yards per game. Led by senior quarterback Tajh Boyd, the Tigers are tied for 11th in the country in scoring at 40.2 points per game.OSU junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is from Pompano Beach, Fla., said it will be nice to play the final game of the season in his home state.“It will be really cool to be able to play Clemson in Florida in the Orange Bowl game … in front of my family and friends,” Shazier said in an OSU press release. “It will be nice to be able to play the last game of the season in my home state. It will mean a lot.”Buckeye senior left tackle Jack Mewhort said he has not yet turned his thoughts to the bowl game, but said he is going to enjoy getting the opportunity to play in a BCS bowl in his final game at OSU.“I think it means a lot for us to go back and play in a BCS bowl game,” Mewhort said in the release. “To get a win in a big time bowl and at the same time show some resiliency would be a great way to go out. I couldn’t ask at this point for anything more than to play in a BCS bowl game, and getting to go to battle with these guys I’ve been fortunate to play with for the last four or five years will be great.”Kickoff between the Buckeyes and Tigers is set for 8:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. read more

Political cartoonists 1987 murder reinvestigated as police hope shift in allegiances will bring

first_imgThe gun used to kill Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali, which was found almost two years after his murderCredit:Metropolitan Police/PA Detectives said the decision to re-investigate the case was partly down to a possible shift in allegiances from those who may have known the identity of Mr Al-Ali’s killer, as well as a second suspect who was later seen driving away from the scene.Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism command, said: “The brutal murder of Mr Al-Ali devastated his family and 30 years on they continue to feel the loss.”We have previously reviewed this case and followed a number of lines of inquiry which have not resulted in us identifying these two men.”However, a lot can change in 30 years – allegiances shift and people who were not willing to speak at the time of the murder may now be prepared to come forward with crucial information. He was wearing a stonewashed denim jacket and dark trousers, police said. Witnesses described seeing the suspect close to Mr Al-Ali, holding a black automatic handgun.A witness reported seeing another man – also of Middle-Eastern appearance – crossing Fulham Road into Lucan Place and getting into the driver’s seat of a silver-grey left-hand drive Mercedes shortly after the incident. Cold case detectives believe changes in allegiances may hold the key to solving the murder of a political cartoonist.Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali was fatally shot as he walked to his office in Knightsbridge, west London, on July 22 1987.The 51-year-old, whose provocative cartoons were deemed critical of the Palestinian regime when they appeared in Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, died on August 29 that year in hospital from his injuries.Witnesses at the time said Mr Al-Ali was pursued for around 40 seconds by the suspected gunman before he was shot in the back of his neck. An artist’s impression of what man who shot Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali could look like nowCredit:Metropolitan Police/PA  the gun used to kill Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali  an artist's impression of the man who shot Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali A lot can change in 30 years – allegiances shift and people who were not willing to speak at the time of the murder may now be prepared to come forward with crucial informationDean Haydon, Metropolitan Police He was seen running with his left hand inside the right side of his jacket as if he was concealing something.The gun – a 7.62 Tokarev pistol – was found on the Hallfield Estate in Paddington almost two years after the murder. 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. “We remain open-minded about the motive for Mr Al-Ali’s murder and we believe there are people somewhere who have information that could help us bring those responsible for his murder to justice.”In the moments leading up to Mr Al-Ali’s murder, he parked his car on Ixworth Place, walked down into Draycott Avenue and onto Ives Street.Witnesses reported seeing him being followed by the suspected gunman, who they described as being of Middle-Eastern appearance and aged about 25, with collar-length thick black hair that was wavy at the back.last_img read more

Dislodged seawall barriers replaced – MPI

Emergency works have been completed on the Georgetown seawall after approximately twelve concrete wave barriers were dislodged recently. Chief Sea and River Defence Officer, at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Kevin Samad was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the dislodged barriers were removed and replaced with new ones.Newly rehabilitated seawall barrier. (DPI photo)According to DPI, Samad explained that the steel rods that were used to anchor the barrier to the existing wall corroded extensively resulting in the barriers being dislodged following intense wave impact on Friday evening and Saturday morning.The Chief Sea and River Defense Officer further explained that currently there is heavy overtopping from the spring tide. The high tide period began on October 3 and runs to October 9.The Ministry says it will continue to monitor the situation as well as other areas around the country during the high tide period. The Ministry has advised that residents along the low lying coast take the necessary precautionary measures against any unforeseen flooding, DPI said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRuimzeight sea defence work will not jeopardize livelihoods – Chief Sea and River Defence OfficerJanuary 31, 2018In “latest news”WCD braces for flooding during high tidesMay 28, 2019In “Environment”CDB funded sea, river defence works to progress this yearFebruary 1, 2018In “latest news” read more

Absent teen charged with unlawful wounding of teacher

Injured Gangadin Sebarat-IssacsA 16-year-old boy has been charged for the unlawful wounding of a acting Headteacher of a primary school.The matter was on Tuesday called at the Fort Wellington Magistrate Court. The teenager was however not present in court to answer the charge.A summons is expected to be prepared and served. The matter comes up again on December 12.This publication had reported that on Saturday last a West Berbice school teacher had to seek medical attention after being attacked and beaten by a student of the Number Eight Secondary School.The incident has been recorded as an out of school one.According to the teacher of the Number Five Primary School, Gangadin Sebarat-Issacs, she was in her home village when the incident occurred.She related that the teenager bumped into her son and then pushed her causing her to lose her balance and fall.She then said that the fifth form student came up to her bent down and kissed her on her lips.“He go to do it again and I spit. I don’t know if the spit catch him but with that he start cuffing me. He cuff me on my face… right now my whole face hurting, my head hurting, my teeth hurting, my skin what he cuff and so hurting…” the now visibly injured woman related. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeacher allegedly beaten by secondary school studentDecember 2, 2018In “Crime”Investigation launched into student assaulting head teacherDecember 3, 2018In “Crime”MoE places student who beat teacher on 4-month bondJanuary 4, 2019In “Crime” read more

ZRK Buducnost win in Denmark for Budapest ticket

← Previous Story HCM Minaur Baia Mare win Romanian Cup after 16 years! Next Story → Palmarsson miss for “Zebras” win in German derby! Montenegrian best team ZRK Buducnost showed TOP class performance once again this season, but in the best possible moment – battle for the Women’s EHF CL F4 in Budapest. Dragan Adzic girls won in Denmark against Viborg HK 28:22 (13:11) and practicaly made the final step to the “Pap Laszlo” Arena where will the final tournament take place on May 9 and 10.Katarina Bulatovic was the TOP gunner of her team with seven goals ahead of Christina Neagu with 6….VIBORG – BUDUĆNOST 22:28  (11:13)VIBORG: Masson (five saves), Poulsen two saves, Skov 8, Mikelsen, Gravholt, Bale 2, Gulden 4 (3), Damjanović 1, Andreasen 1, Liksborg 3, Burgaard 3, Paulsen. BUDUĆNOST: Voltering (16 odbrana), Rajčić, Žderić, Petrović 3, Neagu 6, Nikolić, Dalby, Bulatović 7 (3), Ramusović, Cvijić 6, Mehmedović, Despotović, Pavićević 2, Bizdra 1, Knežević 3, Lazović.Women’s EHF CL TOP 8 results.PHOTO: Budapest handballwomen’s EHF CLŽRK Budućnost read more

Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2

first_img Mute Pierce2020 Report this Comment Eileen Gabbett Sponsored Links Mute Mark Neville 12 Report this Comment FOUR TRADE UNIONS have launched a joint national campaign for a No vote against the Croke Park extension talks proposals.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite today announced the launch of a national campaign, which will include a number of meeting across the country in the coming weeks.The four unions are highlighting their opposition to a number of the proposals under the new agreement.Meanwhile the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) today voted to recommend acceptance of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposals for a revised agreement for pay and reform in the public service.“Having considered the LRC proposals in detail and after a careful assessment of the possible alternatives, the Executive Committee of the MLSA has decided to recommend their acceptance to its members,” said Executive Committee, MLSA General Secretary, Terry Casey.“This decision has been made all the more difficult in view of the significant savings and efficiencies, of the order of €16 million, already achieved since 2011 in the public hospital laboratory services under the terms of the original Croke Park Agreement,” Casey added,Read: Croke Park 2 – four unions to launch joint No campaign Mar 7th 2013, 7:01 PM Report as Defamatory Bungling detective in Pistorius case quits the force 1,367 Views 3 Favourite The Polar Bear Mute Pierce2020 The 5 at 5: Thursday 1,076 Views 7 Report as Defamatory And I better get back to work to pay for you Report this Comment Report this Comment 49 Yes, and the ‘trillions in oil and gas’ have already been sold for a bag of beans. The trillions will be exported as foreign profits. Mute Pierce2020 More power to them. If only the other unions joined them in protecting their workers they would be a formidable force. Report as Defamatory Hide Comment Hide Comment Mar 7th 2013, 8:09 PM 70 Install our app today to access these features Report as Defamatory 32 Favourite Keith Wizzy Report as Defamatory Mar 7th 2013, 7:21 PM Aoife Barry See more articles by Aoife Barry 1 Contribute to this story: Leave a Comment Send a Photo / Video Send a Tip Send a Correction Report this Comment Report this Comment Pierce2020 6y Hide Comment 24 Install our app today to access these features How to Utilize Social Media as a Serious Business ToolNumero Uno Web Favourite Elisabeth Butler Report as Defamatory Report this Comment Mar 7th 2013, 7:20 PM 22 Elbbit Hide Comment Mute Caitriona Install our app today to access these features Sponsored Links 6y Mute Paul Irish cost of living is higher than EU average as well. Rates of social welfare higher. Professional fees higher. It’s not just public sector wages that are higher than EU average. 29 Report this Comment The asti have not joined the above, their recommendations were issued as a seperate union. Mute Iqbal Kharal Report this Comment Mute Adrian Bannon MEATHMan shot dead outside The Huntsman pub in Gormanston, county Meath 6y Report this Comment And this anti public sector sentiment displayed by some people here is exactly the reason why this country will never change. It’s all about me me me.” You better get paid shit wages so I can get ahead “, nevermind whether public servants actually have a point or not. There is always this attitude of fighting for your own lot and not caring about anything else that goes on. There is not a social bone in your bodies. I’m so sick and tired of the constant’you don’t deserve …because you work in the public sector’. If someone in the private sector were told by their boss that their contract was worth nothing and their entire working conditions had changed I would 100% support them and not turn around and tell them: “you deserve it, you were overpaid anyway!” that would never happen! Stop bickering like little children and accept it-this is a terrible deal and anyone in their right mind knows it. Favourite Ceara Butler 3 Caitriona Favourite Mark Neville Report as Defamatory Favourite Mark Neville Mute ada grollicks Report as Defamatory Report as Defamatory Tax payers !Public servants ARE taxpayers . Back off is right . What is your interest in this divide and conquer tactic you are going on with ? Shame on you . Where do you think people get the money from to live , feed themselves , pay for ESB, Gas ,coal? Report as Defamatory Sara Rose Fleming Report this Comment The public service isn’t driven by making an economic contribution or profits, it serves a completely different purpose, but then again try telling that to some of the policy makers or higher managers. The fire brigade may charge you for a chimney fire or a road accident but that’s not what they’re there for. Report as Defamatory Garrett Kelleher Install our app today to access these features Pierce2020 Install our app today to access these features Install our app today to access these features Mar 7th 2013, 7:58 PM Report as Defamatory Mar 7th 2013, 11:43 PM 7y Favourite Elisabeth Butler Install our app today to access these features Favourite Sara Rose Fleming Read next: See 22 more replies ▾ Install our app today to access these features Mar 7th 2013, 6:47 PM Hide Comment censored Mar 7th 2013, 6:36 PM Mar 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 6y 44 I am private sector and I hate to see our front line staff getting screwed over. They work awful hours, deal with tough situations, put themselves in danger. The least the gov can do is honour their contract s and the least we can do is support them I agree with you on that, all the more reason why frontline workers need to say no to this pathetic excuse of a deal. A lack of motivation to get rid of waste in the public service combined with frontliners being afraid to open their mouths because they just get abuse from the self righteous are the two main reasons why there hasn’t been uproar already. Public servants aren’t second class citizens and it’s time the divide between public and private disappeared. Direct your anger in the direction of Kildare st, not right next door! Mute Ceara Butler Install our app today to access these features Report as Defamatory Don’t forget the ASTI have joined these 4 other unions in the campaign for a NO vote! Report as Defamatory Report this Comment Favourite Elbbit Elbbit Hide Comment Hide Comment 26 Mute Paddy O Donnell 31 Favourite Elisabeth Butler Mute Keith Wizzy Tweet this Share on Facebook Email this article 7y Mar 7th 2013, 6:18 PM RATS ON A PLANE 10 7y by TaboolaFrom the web: Mute Pierce2020 6y Mar 7th 2013, 8:15 PM Favourite James Connolly ada grollicks Hide Comment Mute Pierce2020 Irish Civil Service is far more efficient than its European counterparts. Try buying property or registering a car on the Continent. Even with the paycuts and staff reductions they still provide value. Hide Comment Report as Defamatory Paddy O Donnell 4 Elbbit Favourite Elbbit Report as Defamatory Hide Comment Mute Pierce2020 Hide Comment Hide Comment 33 Mar 7th 2013, 7:43 PM Favourite Crazyhooch 12 Mute Pierce2020 Read Next:The 5 at 5: ThursdayTAKE 5 Mr Polar Bear, only economists that work for trade unions believe that 6y 6y Report this Comment 70% of public sector workers make less than the average industrial wage. Inflated? 35 6y Comments (130 Comments)Ordered By: PopularityLeave a comment Mar 7th 2013, 7:52 PM Install our app today to access these features Hide Comment Mar 7th 2013, 11:32 PM 7y @ PierceDo you have any employees? If so, do they make a net financial contribution to your business? Most employees, unless they’re on commission only or in sales, do not make net financial contributions through their wages and labour. Mar 7th 2013, 6:06 PM Compared to EU average yes they are very well compensated. 6y Favourite Elbbit Hide Comment Mute Elbbit A realist petal Imagine Having any of these 17 Gardens at Your Report this Comment 7y Report as Defamatory Report this Comment Pierce2020 Hide Comment Average weekly wages are 30% greater in the public sector. Deflated? 2 Report this Comment Install our app today to access these features Hide Comment Favourite Mark Neville Hide Comment Mar 7th 2013, 8:03 PM Iqbal Kharal Short URL Mar 7th 2013, 6:34 PM Nov 7th 2013, 4:57 AM 6 NATIONS Install our app today to access these features Report as Defamatory Mar 7th 2013, 7:58 PM James Connolly Report this Comment Hide Comment Mar 7th 2013, 6:51 PM Mar 7th 2013, 6:12 PM Mute Elbbit Yeah… Because I take home my entire basic salary…. I wish! Report this Comment Report this Comment 9 Report this Comment The real idiocy here is PS workers insisting that they make a net financial contribution through taxation.There are other arguments you could make, but this one makes you look silly. Mute Eileen Gabbett 7y Report this Comment 6y Mar 7th 2013, 6:51 PM Then stop talking about the financial contributions you all make through taxation Off ye go lads..Tax payers cannot pay these inflated wages anymore. I bet these 4 Unions carry the higest number of back office wasters Mute Elbbit Report as Defamatory Mute Pierce2020 34 Report this Comment Report as Defamatory Ceara Butler 6y Submit Comment From BusinessEtc Mute Sara Rose Fleming Install our app today to access these features Eileen?I’m for getting value for money. Why should we overpay for our services? 5y Mar 7th 2013, 7:03 PM Favourite Mark Neville Install our app today to access these features Report this Comment Mar 7th 2013, 6:39 PM Pierce – what I could write for you would get me barred off TJ.I sincerely hope that if you ever have the misfortune to be landed in a bed before me that I give you the respect and dignity you deserve.Good day – I have to go and earn a pittance for to treat those in the private sector.Idiocy. Sheer idiocy. 7y Install our app today to access these features Mute Elbbit Mute James Connolly Mute The Polar Bear Hide Comment Report this Comment Report as Defamatory Install our app today to access these features Elbbit Install our app today to access these features Pre Test SpecialistPass your driving test first time Excellent pass rate + testimonials – Favourite censored Favourite James Connolly 49 MAN U‘Does Roy Keane want to be noticed, or is he envious?’ – Paddy Crerand launches into Keano James Connolly Install our app today to access these features Add New Comment Hide Comment Favourite Pierce2020center_img Report as Defamatory Install our app today to access these features Mark Neville 65 Mar 7th 2013, 5:58 PM Install our app today to access these features 6y 6y 7 werejammin Hide Comment Paddy Jackson declared fit to start against France Mar 7th 2013, 6:07 PM Mar 7th 2013, 8:01 PM Install our app today to access these features Report this Comment 6 7y Hide Comment WORLD OF CELEBSThe Dredge: One Direction are mad for the Dublin Nandos 14 IT Jobs in IrelandAre you an IT Professional? Java .Net Oracle C#. Check out our jobs – Install our app today to access these features Install our app today to access these features Favourite James Connolly The 70% stat Mute Sara Rose Fleming Report as Defamatory Sponsored Links 7y CAR SALES12 per cent fall in new car sales in February Install our app today to access these features 11 Install our app today to access these features Elisabeth Butler Report as Defamatory Adrian Bannon Mute James Connolly Mute Mark Neville Most PopularMost Commented 6y Hide Comment Favourite Pierce2020 I’m dubbing these 4 unions the “Caravan of Love”, because that’s what spotify decided play when I was reading the article. 89 Report as Defamatory Install our app today to access these features Report this Comment Pierce2020 Crazyhooch Mar 7th 2013, 6:01 PM P20 20 No . I will not be quiet .What do you stand for ? Or do you bend over for everything ? Sara Rose you aren’t paying the household tax so be quite.James, all valuable, if the guy doesn’t go to work then there is no money to pay any of the above. Report this Comment Sounds like war…the people are taking over.Talking to a fireman in supervalu last night who said that their wages are down 50% in 4 years and that the cutbacks are going to lead to deaths.He said they are ready to battle the government.Its a very strange to see people supporting the government Troika puppets against ordinary workers…James Connolly,Larkin,Lockout come to mind.We are in a unsustainable bank robbery.In Spain and Greece the people call it murder,not austerity…no matter what people think the money aint there so that means people must fight back against the state and EU…luckily we have trillions of oil and gas off the coast and lots of people who are not silent anymore.Join the revolt. Report this Comment 5 Report this Comment 6y Mute Elisabeth Butler Install our app today to access these features Mute werejammin 22 Report as Defamatory Favourite Paddy O Donnell Mark Neville PIC OF THE DAY That is what you think Elbbit .There is freedom of choice still or are we living in a dictatorship already ?What happened in your life to make you so callous ? Not enough hugs or too many slaps ? Mar 7th 2013, 6:12 PM Favourite Adrian Bannon Mar 7th 2013, 8:17 PM Favourite Pierce2020 Hide Comment Hide Comment Report as Defamatory About the author: Mar 7th 2013, 8:04 PM Logged in as Jen WadeYou are connected with your facebook account.Log out Pierce2020 James Connolly Pierce2020 Mute James Connolly 6y 6y Report as Defamatory 6y 7y Mar 8th 2013, 7:17 AM 13 Favourite ada grollicks Report this Comment 44 Look Weekly Extra: Online DatingLookTV Favourite Sara Rose Fleming 7y Favourite Pierce2020 Hide Comment Report this Comment 6y Hide Comment Favourite Iqbal Kharal Hide Comment Public service pay tax too. The private sector need to get behind this too, if the public sector has less money to spend then this means less money to spend in shops, businesses, services, do those complaining from the private sector realise that at all? Mute censored Install our app today to access these features Elbbit Mark Neville Install our app today to access these features 7y Paul Hide Comment Mute Crazyhooch Mute Garrett Kelleher Report this Comment 6y Hide Comment The 13 absolute best shop names in Ireland 38,820 Views Mar 7th 2013, 6:12 PM Report as Defamatory Plane damaged on Dublin Airport runway was carrying… rats and mice Install our app today to access these features 6 Install our app today to access these features the best services of website design and many more. go to website to get more information about it. Mute Mark Neville Favourite Elbbit Mar 7th 2013, 6:05 PM Report as Defamatory Hide Comment Report as Defamatory Favourite Pierce2020 Mar 7th 2013, 7:45 PM Report this Comment Favourite werejammin Report this Comment Report as Defamatory Hide Comment Install our app today to access these features Sara Rose Fleming Install our app today to access these features Favourite Elbbit Install our app today to access these features Old photographs OnlineThousands of Irish photographs at your fingertips. Browse for free! – I’m self employed Mark so I am my own employer. Report as Defamatory Mark Neville Person crashes car on M50.Garda blocks lane to prevent further crashes.Fireman cuts person out of car.Paramedic takes person to hospital.Nurse cleans person up.Doctor treats person.Person in work following morning making contribution to society.It’s in the name – it’s a public SERVICE. See 1 more reply ▾ 6y PUNTASTICThe 13 absolute best shop names in Ireland WE’RE BACKIreland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world Report as Defamatory Install our app today to access these features 27 Report as Defamatory Report as Defamatory 15 Report this Comment Hide Comment Install our app today to access these features Mar 7th 2013, 11:36 PM Hide Comment The media machine of pitting public sector v private sector is alive and kicking. Time for a break perhaps? Hide Comment Report as Defamatory It doesnt really matter. The changes are going ahead. The PS does not have public support so any strikes would quickly fail Mute Mark Neville 47 Taylor SwiftWho What Wear Pierce2020 Report this Comment Download our app Favourite Pierce2020 7y Report this Comment Install our app today to access these features Favourite Garrett Kelleher 7y Elisabeth Butler 8y Mute Elisabeth Butler Report as Defamatory Report this Comment That was @ Pierce. Furthermore, the public service pay bill is not financed solely by PAYE contributions from the private sector. The government takes in taxes from other sources to fund the public and civil service. Your condescension towards public servants is unhelpful, unwarranted and unjustifiable. Report as Defamatory The Polar Bear 1 I think you’re wrong, many people-whatever job they have- aren’t of the same opinion as you. You never know, this might finally mobilise this country out of its inertia to stand up and take back some power! God knows, it’s long overdue! 17 6 NATIONSIreland v France: ‘We’ll take 3-0′ in Dublin says beleaguered French boss Report this Comment Install our app today to access these features Mar 7th 2013, 6:11 PM Install our app today to access these features Install our app today to access these features Hide Comment Most viewed articles in the past 24 hours 58 Favourite Pierce2020 Report this Comment Hide Comment Hide Comment Mute Elisabeth Butler Mute Pierce2020 Keith Wizzy DUBLIN AIRPORTPICS: Dublin Airport operating as normal after earlier runway incident Hide Comment Report as Defamatory Hide Comment 60 Mar 7th 2013, 6:20 PM Hide Comment 7y Mute Elbbit That statistic goes from the private sector too.. i work in th PS and im not afraid to say thst we have thousands of staff that are not productive and not needed. I showed a colleuge how to be more efficent in reporting last week. Taking it down to 20 mins instead of half a day. I was told that the job takes 3 hours and to back off. If we got rid of these folks, frontline productive and genuinely valued staff would be ok. I left my union as i they are only interest in keeping the weekly subs and nothing else Install our app today to access these features Report this Comment Report as Defamatory Can you tell me your net financial contribution to your employer? Favourite Eileen Gabbett 6y Can somebody tell me a job in the public sector, excluding semi state, that makes a net financial contribution? 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It shouldnt just be for the elite Irishman Brennans work with Kiwi

first_img Nov 4th 2016, 8:33 PM Add us: 17,199 Views By Murray Kinsella ‘It shouldn’t just be for the elite’ – Irishman Brennan’s work with Kiwi mental skills The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington. Updated at 21.45 Source: post is part of The42′s Facing History series, supported by Cadbury Boost. To read more, click here.IF YOU EVER happen to see Beauden Barrett walking around the pitch in his bare feet before a game and wonder what he’s doing, it’s related to a mental skills technique called ‘grounding.’Barrett has worked on the technique with Irish mental skills coach Jason Brennan in recent years with the Hurricanes, who the Dublin native spent two and a half years working with from 2014 up to this year’s Super Rugby triumph.“When the human system is over-active, there’s loads of chemicals swashing around the mind and body – cortisone and stuff like that,” explains Brennan.“It means a person may not be thinking so clearly, so to help them cool their system down there are a number of techniques.”One of those is ‘grounding,’ where the player attempts to shift the energy away from their head, which needs to be clear and calm. The part of the body furthest away from one’s head is their feet, so Brennan encourages the players to send the energy there.Wiggle the toes, feel the feet, get sensation into the toes. Are they hot, cold, tingly?“All the energy they’re sending down is taking away from their head and the chemicals are cooling down,” says Brennan. “They’ve brought themselves back into a less agitated state, calmer, more relaxed. The Hurricanes won Super Rugby this year. Source: Andrew Cornaga/“Some of the players – especially those who do a lot of kicking – I invite them to walk around the pitch in their bare feet before a game, because they’re quite often out there for a long time before the game.“Get a feel for what the grass is like, so then when they want to cool down later on, they just remember the sensation of the grass on their feet, and quite quickly they’re a bit cooler, a bit more connected.”There’s very real science behind the technique, but it’s simple for a player to understand – something Brennan stresses as being key in his role as a mental skills coach.A Dundrum boy who later moved to Stepaside, Brennan initially studied philosophy, before earning his B.A. in psychoanalysis. He also has qualifications as a mental skills and leadership coach.Having moved to Wellington in 2000, he is part of the ThinkWell team, whose mission statement is “to help you personally or professionally achieve better results.”Brennan has worked with police, fire and ambulance services, helping them to perform under pressure. He has also done large amounts of work in the areas of stress and resilience with corporate business and executive teams.Sporting involvement has come with New Zealand’s national women’s cricket team, the White Ferns, as well as the Wellington football and netball teams.His first foray into rugby was in Auckland with the Blues, before he put in a call to his local Hurricanes in 2014 to see if they had any need for his services as a mental skills coach.Brennan – who has very recently relocated to Sweden, and can now regularly visit Ireland as a result – discovered that New Zealand rugby was completely open to the idea of improving the mental side of its game.So while the All Blacks have been doing their own mental skills work at a high level for years, Brennan points out that that is reflective of the entire New Zealand rugby system. His belief is that this is a key strength of New Zealand rugby. Former Hurricane Conrad Smith is a big advocate for mental skills.“In New Zealand rugby, they’ve got six pillars that represent their values. When I first started working in New Zealand rugby, that’s the first thing I checked out.“Those values are technical, tactical, physical and nutritional, but the other two were the ones I was most interested in. Mental skills as a value or pillar – equal with all the others – and the other is called holistic leadership, so I thought ‘fantastic.’”Brennan found that the Hurricanes players were largely hungry to work on the mental skills side of their game, with ex-All Black Conrad Smith being a particularly strong advocate.That said, mental skills work was never forced on any players who had reservations. One meeting with Brennan was the minimum requirement for each squad member, while he ran collective workshops in areas like resilience and stress, culture and values, grounding techniques, visualisation, and self talk.“A core component of mental skills is helping a player or person to become aware of their thoughts, so self-awareness,” says Brennan.He attempts to help players to become aware of their ‘performance-interfering thoughts’ and build a system whereby they are actively promoting ‘performance-enhancing thoughts.’“Performance-enhancing thoughts are fact-based,” says Brennan. “Maybe telling myself, ‘I’ve got a lot of experience in this,’ because I do.“‘I’ve trained for this, I’m ready.’ If I haven’t done the training or skipped training and I try and tell myself that, my mind will say it’s rubbish. If I’ve put in the hours and it comes to game day I can call on that and it will help me perform.“It’s not egotistical, because there’s been feedback from coaches that I’m good at this. It’s real and true. Those are performance-enhancing thoughts.”Again, an understandable and straight-forward delivery of something that has a whole lot of human science behind it. Brennan is currently in the process of writing a book on mental skills, which he expects will be ready within the next six months.The simplicity of delivery is a key focus for him in writing it.“The language is very important,” says the Dubliner. “I’ve found that a lot of sports psychology books, for example, are very academic. It’s good stuff if you like to read academic stuff about sports psychology.“For players it’s actually not that useful; it’s too much information and it’s not necessarily broken down into practical advice on what I need to do on the pitch – before I go out, or if I make a mistake.“My aim is always to make it as practical and simple as possible because that works. It is really important that the language is user-friendly, so you can get a technique like grounding and do it straight away and see the difference, see how it helps.”Brennan is of the belief that mental skills work is one of the most untapped avenues for improving sporting performance; indeed, for improving performance in any walk of life.The fact that the Hurricanes displayed real mental resilience and such an outstanding collective bond during Brennan’s time with them strongly suggests that there is real value in the work he carried out.Under head coach Chris Boyd, he helped to drive a consistent focus on implementing the cultural values the group had agreed upon at the start of each season. The presence of a mental skills coach ensured that sight of those values was never lost.One of the other duties Brennan carried out was in the field of ‘energy sharing’ – another concept that seems simple and important when he explains.“Rugby is an energy game, so having the team at the right level of energy for whatever the game is is so important. We’re energy creatures as humans, so we can share energy through communication.“Communicating effectively is really important because it helps morale. One of the things I’m really hot on when working with teams is communication and connecting between players.“When players or humans get a bit stressed, sometimes they can go quiet and that’s not so useful in the middle of a game when you want people chipping in with problem-solving or boosting morale. The Hurricanes shared their energy superbly in 2016. Source: Photosport/Marty Melville/INPHO“One of the things we did last season was to give ‘energy roles’ to people. Some players are very good at speaking up, but some of the players who are not so good at speaking up can show energy through their actions, their behaviour. They can bring intensity.“I had a set of players who were given the mental skills role of ‘energy sharing.’ Part of their role is to make sure they’re speaking up, checking on each other, communicating.“The ‘intensity-bringers,’ who are maybe not as good as speaking up, can contribute with big plays. These are some of the front rowers, maybe, who can do the big plays that change the energy of a game.”It’s something the Hurricanes players wholeheartedly embraced and looking back on their games in this light, it’s quite easy to pick out the players who carry out each of these roles.There is much more to the work Brennan does with sports teams, of course, but each of the techniques is presented in a similar manner, easily digestible for the players.The Irishman is passionate about the field of mental skills and believes rugby, sport, and life in general has a long way to go in terms of grasping the value of training in this area.“It shouldn’t just be held for the elite,” says Brennan. “This stuff works and the sooner you get it in place, the more it will help you to perform better as a person at whatever you want to do.”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Share108 Tweet Email4 Short URL ‘If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching’IRFU’s development plans built around growth of basic skills in Irish rugby 1 Comment Friday 4 Nov 2016, 8:33 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cookoff raises funds for Berry St kids

first_imgCooking a four-course meal for a full house of 115 people is challenging enough, but this week head chef Vasilios Donoudis invited four untrained chefs to help him out.And despite nearly running out of broccolini, the third annual event, at Church Street Enoteca in Richmond, raised a record $29 500 for local children’s welfare group, Berry Street.Celebrity chefs including Melbourne Victory Coach Archie Thompson, comedian Tom Gleisner, food critic John Lethlean and Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf served up a gourmet menu including calamari salad, braised veal and buttermilk panna cotta with blood orange jelly and sorbet.Head Chef Vasilios Donoudis said they were also joined by four young people from Berry Street, who were looking to get involved in hospitality. One 12 year-old girl who had been homeless had particularly impressed Donoudis with her work in the kitchen.“She was really, really into it, it was awesome,” he said.He said the other young woman helping out in the kitchen was 16 years old and three to four months pregnant.He said it was great that Berry Street got young people like these involved in the industry they wanted to work in.The kitchen was being filmed, with a live feed to a giant plasma in the dining area, so the celebrity chefs were on display.He said the Archie Thompson had been particularly nervous, wanting his wife to come into the kitchen with him.“She had to shake him off like a little kid,” he said.But at the end of the night all the chefs had a good time, nothing was sent back for being undercooked, and they raised $4 500 more than last year.“It was excellent,” Donoudis said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Steven Gerrard delighted with Allan McGregors second spell at Rangers

first_imgRangers manager might not have personally identified McGregor prior to his emergence as manager but he is happy to have endorsed the deal as McGregor has saved the club severally over the past five months.The Rangers shot-stopper was brilliant on Thursday in the Club’s Europa League tie against Villarreal on a night when his defence was shaky. McGregor twice denied Villareal’s Karl Toko Ekambi in one-to-one situations to secure a vital point for Rangers.Gerrard was quoted on Daily Mail: ”I can’t believe we got Allan for free. I think it was a stroke of genius from Mark Allen,”‘You need to take age and everything into consideration now but if you could knock a decade off Allan, he would be worth a hell of a lot of money.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“He could comfortably be part of most teams. To achieve in the biggest games in any league, you need a top goalie. That is the foundation you build on.””When I decided to take over, that’s an area I was keen to add to. Speaking to our recruitment team, when I knew McGregor was available and keen to come back – desperate to come back – it was a no-brainer for me.”On their upcoming fixtures, Gerrard continued:“When we came back from the international break, we saw this period right up to the Celtic game as a really tough period. But it is full of exciting games, games the players should enjoy and look forward to playing in.”‘The next two fixtures are big for us, six important points, but we need to focus on Hearts first. It would be nice to sit top after the weekend but we have to earn the right. You get nothing this early for it.”last_img read more

Solskjaer sure he would agree to stay as Man United boss

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is “sure” he would stay on as Manchester United’s permanent manager if they asked him to at the end of the seasonThe Norwegian has taken charge of United for the remainder of their 2018/19 campaign following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this month.Victories over former club Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have since followed ahead of United’s Premier League game against Bournemouth today.Despite Solskjaer’s actual employers Molde FK insisting they have only “lent” him, the ex-United striker wouldn’t say no to sticking around at Old Trafford.“My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.“That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June – so my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward, United chief executive] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can and, if in May you decide someone else will be coming in, then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me, I’m sure we will agree.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer scored 127 goals in 364 appearances for United over 11 years and has focused mostly on attacking play during his managerial career.But, with United having already conceded 31 league goals compared to leaders Liverpool’s eight, Solskjaer is aware of the importance of a solid defence.“I’ve been here for 15 years before and of course my football philosophy is driven by what I experienced here,” he said.“We do go and attack teams, try to dominate games and go into every game believing that we’re going to win, although we respect the opposition of course.“It’s not like we used to win 5-4 every time with the boss [Alex Ferguson]. When we had Jaap [Stam], Ronny [Johnsen], Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] at the back, you knew that we could keep a clean sheet, so there is a fine balance there.“And I love seeing players express themselves. It probably comes down to that I experienced more in my football career than I ever believed, so I want other players to have the same feeling when they’ve finished their careers – that means we need to win.”last_img read more

The Latinas Of Women Who Rock

first_img 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 Twitter Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Sometimes Latinas are forgotten about when it comes to popular music; we look at the Latina artists who are featured in ‘Women Who Rock,’ a new book that celebrates female artists making contributions to popular cultureJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 9, 2018 – 6:21 pm Wearing a long blue lace gown with ruffled flounce sleeves, the late salsa music queen Celia Cruz was a powerhouse onstage during the 2002 Latin GRAMMY Awards. With her trademark smile and a towering white and blue wig that was so grand it resembled a headdress, she energetically belted “La Negra Tiene Tumbao,” her 2001 hit song that was nominated for three Latin GRAMMYs that evening, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Threadgould begins Cruz’s chapter with her 2002 Latin GRAMMY performance and goes into the Afro-Latina’s musical style describing “her call-and-response improvisations.” She also explores on her exile from Cuba, which played a crucial role in her professional and personal life.The book also tells the story of Selena Quintanilla, the popular cumbia and Tex-Mex singer who was tragically killed in 1995 at the age of 23. In the past two decades the singer, who made history when she won Best Mexican-American Album at the 1994 36th GRAMMY Awards, has transcended the Latino community, garnering nods from the likes of rapper Drake and pop group Haim.Although a film adaptation of Selena’s life was released in 1997, starring a then relatively unknown Jennifer Lopez, was met with critical acclaim, Threadgould digs deeper into her life before and after her death. “I was also really tired of her being portrayed as this good daughter that [re-affirmed] patriarchal machismo values that were bullsh**, because that really wasn’t her life,” she said. “That absolutely was not. I guess it was sort of like a reframing of Selena that was important to me.”Why This Narrative Is Important To All WomenIt was Selena’s ability to defy her obstacles as a woman, and the resilience of all the other artists in the book that overcame their own boundaries that at the end of the day, both McDonnell and Threadgoud, hope women can draw from the book and use as encouragement in their own lives.”It’s a really tough time right now, because I think that everything that’s in the news is triggering for so many women, right. It’s hard. It’s really hard,” McDonnell said. “I’m going through that emotionally, myself. I hope that this book can be a point of inspiration.”Threadgould added: “What I think is really important is this whole idea of owning your rage, owning your ugliness, owning these aspects of yourself that aren’t accepted by the patriarchy and claiming them and researching them, and not being afraid of them,” she said. “Every single person that I dig was like a rebel in her own way. That’s what I really hope women are inspired to be is like to be their own rebel.”Women Who Rock is available now. News Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 9, 2018 – 6:22 pm Celia Cruz’s Latin GRAMMY History The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Facebook The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ latinas-women-who-rock Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Prev Next Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless This moment is highlighted in Women Who Rock, a new book that pays tribute to women who have defined, continue to define and have made contributions to popular music. The illustrated book is  densely rich and written by multiple authors, all of whom are female. It features playlists picked to sonically introduce readers to the artists they read about.It’s not an easy feat to rundown the history of women in music, however pop music critic and editor Evelyn McDonnell was determined to do just that alongside a roster of diverse women.”I didn’t want it to just be my taste. Or my opinion,” shared McDonnell. “I wanted to have this pool of experts…and I really sought diversity of expertise among those writers.”One of those writers, Michelle Threadgould knew “there would be this mad dash [to feature mostly] white rock and roll female musicians.” So she pitched and ultimately penned pieces spotlighting Cruz, Selena Quintanilla, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux, Los Angeles punk rocker Alice Bag and other Latina artists featured in the book.”I pitched…artists that I really wanted in the book and that I did not think the majority would pitch,” she shared. “I have an essay in there that’s about Alice Bag. Alice Bag has definitely not had pages dedicated to her in a book like this,” Threadgould said.Representation of Latin Women in Music”I feel like [Latinas tend] to get left out of a lot of discourses,” McDonnell said. “Beginning with Celia Cruz, who’s someone I think is so amazing and sometimes not acknowledged enough outside the Latino community.””There’s so many interesting things about Celia,” Threadgould said. “I think the hardest thing is things that you leave out.” Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Email Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Maplast_img read more

MacKenzie Bezos joins Giving Pledge agrees to donate half her 37B fortune

first_img Comments Culture Share your voice Tags MacKenzie Bezos with her soon-to-be ex-husband Jeff Bezos. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images MacKenzie Bezos revealed Tuesday that she plans to give away at least half her massive fortune.Bezos, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, joined the Giving Pledge, an agreement among some of the world’s wealthiest people to donate at least half their money to charity in their lifetimes or in their wills. She is set to become one of the world’s richest people, worth about $37 billion, once her divorce becomes final in about a month.”In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share,” MacKenzie Bezos wrote in her Giving Pledge letter. “My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty.”The Giving Pledge mentioned her work along with Jeff Bezos in donating to marriage equality, cancer research, housing for the homeless and college scholarships for undocumented immigrants.Jeff Bezos, who is the world’s richest person, hasn’t joined the pledge. He will be worth $114 billion after the divorce is final and will remain in the top slot.”MacKenzie is going to be amazing and thoughtful and effective at philanthropy, and I’m proud of her. Her letter is so beautiful. Go get ’em MacKenzie,” he tweeted Tuesday.Her decision to join the pledge offers some clues about what she plans to do with her fortune when her divorce is final. She will receive 25% of Jeff Bezos’ Amazon shares.After being a minor player in the charity world for most of his career, Jeff Bezos in September unveiled the Day One charitable fund, with an initial investment of $2 billion to aid nonprofits focused on homelessness and to create a new network of preschools in low-income communities.MacKenzie Bezos joined more than 200 other individuals and couples who are taking part in the Giving Pledge, which was started in 2010 by Bill and Melinda Gates and investor Warren Buffett. Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, is listed as the second richest person in the world and Buffett is the fourth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.  4 Amazon Jeff Bezoslast_img read more

N Korea willing to discuss denuclearisation

first_imgKorean leader Kim Jong-Un (C). AFPNorth Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearisation, an assurance that could pave the way for a planned meeting with President Donald Trump, reports said.It is the first time Pyongyang has made the offer of a summit directly to Washington, after its invitation was previously conveyed through a South Korean envoy.“The US has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” a Trump administration official told The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on Sunday.Washington stunned observers when it announced last month it had agreed to a historic first meeting between Trump and Kim, to be held by the end of May.The North’s offer to meet was delivered to the White House by South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, who had met Kim during a visit to Pyongyang days earlier.But Pyongyang has failed to publicly confirm the offer since, beyond a commentary from its state-run KCNA news agency noting the “dramatic atmosphere for reconciliation” with the South and “a sign of change” with the US.This silence had made US officials nervous that Seoul had overstated the North’s willingness to negotiate over its own nuclear arsenal, the Wall Street Journal reported.US gambitMany remain sceptical about whether the planned summit can succeed.It is scheduled to take place without the months of groundwork that usually precedes such meetings.CNN reported Saturday that secret, direct talks paving the way for the summit were under way between North Korean and US intelligence officials, citing anonymous White House sources.But no specifics have yet emerged concerning the date or venue of the proposed summit, with a third country such as Mongolia or Sweden under consideration to host the talks, according to multiple reports.Beyond that, a detailed agenda for the talks will need to be set.Washington’s long-held stance is that it will not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. That means it wants to see “complete, verifiable, and irreversible” denuclearisation-a very high bar.The North has previously demanded the withdrawal of US troops based in the South and the end of the security alliance between Seoul and Washington-an extraordinary concession that it is hard to imagine any previous US president acceding to.Diplomatic flurrySouth Korea on Monday welcomed the reported offer by the North to discuss denuclearisation.“We are not a directly concerned party since it is something that is taking place between the US and North Korea, but if the reports are true, we view it positively and welcome it,” said Nam Sang-kyu, a spokesman at the South’s presidential office.The South will host its own summit later this month between Kim and the South’s president Moon Jae-in.Last week, the two Koreas held a working-level meeting aimed at ironing out protocol headaches and other logistics ahead of the rare inter-Korean summit, due to take place on 27 April.A different group of officials from the two sides met Saturday to discuss setting up a direct hotline between the offices of the leaders of North and South Korea.Details of the talks were not released but officials from both sides agreed to further meetings on the topic later this week, a spokesman for the South’s unification ministry said Monday.The rapprochement on the peninsula was triggered by the South’s Winter Olympics, to which the North sent athletes, cheerleaders and Kim’s sister as an envoy.Kim has since pencilled in the summit meetings with the South and the US, and made his international debut with a visit to Beijing-his first overseas trip since taking power in 2011.last_img read more

Four civilians one soldier killed in Kashmir

first_imgIndian army soldiers patrol a street near a site of a gunbattle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in Khudwani village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Photo: ReutersFour civilians and a soldier were killed on Wednesday as a fierce gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Kulgam district sparked off violent street protests and a call for a two-day shutdown in the Valley.Sepoy S. Gunakar Roy was killed when militants hiding in a house in Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area fired at security personnel closing in on them. Two other security personnel were wounded in the fighting.The security forces fired back in a bid to capture the militants, said to be linked to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).As the fighting raged, hundreds of people poured out of their homes and attacked the security forces with stones. The security personnel opened fire.Doctors named the civilians who died as Aijaz Ahmad Palla, 30, who had a gunshot injury, Faisal Elahi, 15, Bilal Ahmad Dar, 17, and Sharjeel Sheikh 28.Police issued a statement saying the civilian deaths took place as a result of crossfire between the militants and security forces.This was strongly contested by locals who assert that the civilians were shot dead by the security forces determined to break up the street protests.In the end, the troops fired explosives to destroy the house where the militants had been hidden. Two other houses in the vicinity caught fire. But there was no trace of the militants, who appeared to have escaped in the clashes between civilians and security forces.Police officials stated this after clearing the debris of the house.Four injured civilians have been referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. Informed sources said over 40 civilians were injured in street clashes. The condition of two of them was said to be critical.Authorities ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Kulgam and Internet services were suspended in south Kashmir areas.A Station House Officer (SHO) sustained a head injury during clashes between the civilian protesters and the security forces in north Kashmirs Baramulla town.Similar clashes also erupted in north Kashmirs Sopore town as news about the deaths of civilians in Kulgam spread. Unrest also gripped Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian towns.Student protests rocked Kashmir University in Srinagar, the Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora in south Kashmir and Degree College in Bandipora in north Kashmir.Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik was detained soon after he and separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called for a two-day shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday and Friday to denounce the Kulgam killings.While Malik addressed the media in person, Geelani and the Mirwaiz spoke to the journalists over telephone.After the press conference, Malik set out on a protest march but was detained, triggering more clashes between JKLF supporters and security forces in Srinagar.last_img read more

Even Steve Wozniak said he fell victim to a bitcoin scam

first_imgEven the Woz has been stung by a cryptocurrency scam.Image: Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-02-27 02:18:45 UTC Like a growing number of people, Steve Wozniak has been stung by a cryptocurrency scam.The Apple co-founder told the Economic Times of India that he had seven bitcoins stolen from him via fraud. While there’s been plenty of attention on pesky fake Elon Musk cryptocurrency scams, the Woz was swindled by an arguably antiquated tactic: A stolen credit card. “The blockchain identifies who has bitcoins… that doesn’t mean there can’t be fraud though,” he told the newspaper. “I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud. Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment. It was that easy! And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back.”Wozniak added that he initially bought the bitcoins as an experiment, curious if one day he could use the cryptocurrency instead of cash or credit cards. Still, he told CNBC in 2017 that he bought them at $700 a piece, after watching bitcoin rise from a price of $70 many moons ago. However, he’s pretty much sold them all, keeping just a handful — mainly because he doesn’t care about the wild rollercoaster that is bitcoin’s price. With an estimated net worth of $100 million, Wozniak doesn’t really need to worry.[embedded content]last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. June 3, 2010 – More than 70,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer of the bladder in 2009, with an estimated 14,000 people dying from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. The disease is difficult to detect, and the most common, initial sign is red-colored urine, which calls for urine cytology and cystoscopy.The difficulties in diagnosing bladder cancer and a high rate of recurrence led to the development of Cysview cystoscopy. Cysview (hexaminolevulinate HCl), an optical imaging agent, is injected into the bladder through a catheter. Cysview accumulates differentially in malignant cells. Cysview is used with the Karl Storz D-Light C Photodynamic Diagnostic (PDD) system to perform cystoscopy with the blue light setting (Mode 2) as an adjunct to the white light setting (Mode 1). When illuminated with blue light from the cystoscope, the cancerous lesions emit red fluorescence, highlighting the malignant areas.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Cysview for the detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. The optical imaging agent is indicated for use in the cystoscopic detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder among patients suspected or known to have lesion(s) on the basis of a prior cystoscopy. “Phase III clinical data supplied with the New Drug Application demonstrated a significantly improved rate of detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer using Cysview cystoscopy compared to standard white light cystoscopy alone in patients with non-muscle-invasive papillary bladder cancer,” said Eric Cantor, M.D., head of medical affairs for GE Healthcare’s Medical Diagnostics Business in the Americas. “The use of Cysview and blue light cystoscopy enables physicians to detect bladder tumors more accurately than with standard white light technology. The introduction of Cysview is a reflection of our commitment to providing innovative advances in diagnostic oncology.”“Data from the pivotal 305 trial demonstrates that Cysview cystoscopy significantly improves detection of papillary bladder cancer, leading to a more complete resection of bladder cancer and significantly improving disease-free survival when compared to white light cystoscopy,” said Professor H. Barton Grossman, MD, Professor, Department of Urology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and lead investigator of the trial. “We found this to be true both for patients with initial and recurrent disease.”The standard bladder cancer diagnostic procedure combines urinary cytology and white light cystoscopy. Cytology is non-invasive, using a urine sample to detect cancer cells. This provides specificity and sensitivity in detecting high-grade lesions, but provides no information on the location and extent of the disease. If the test is positive for cancer cells, the next step is direct visual inspection of the urothelium and mucosa with white light cystoscopy to localize the tumors. In addition, during this procedure the physician can perform a transurethral resection of suspicious areas of the bladder. Finally, the samples can be tested to determine if they are malignant.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Technology | June 02, 2010 FDA Clears Imaging Agent for Bladder Cancer Detection News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Top 10 countries for career women

first_imgTop 10 countries for career womenTop 10 countries for career womenMoving abroad can boost your career but might also lead to financial drawbacks.Mexico, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bahrain, and New Zealand offer the best career prospects for women.51 percent of women working abroad are happy with their career opportunities, with 13 percent even very happy.Most women who move abroad for work-related reasons found a job on their own (47 percent).More than half the women working abroad (51 percent) are satisfied with their career opportunities. But at the same time, one-third of them (33 percent) state that their income abroad is lower than what they would make in a similar job back home, compared to only a quarter of men (25 percent) stating the same, as InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, reveals. Based on the insights of close to 7,000 female expats living in 168 countries in its annual survey Expat Insider survey, the social network compiled a so-far unpublished ranking of the best countries for women to pursue a career. While respondents in all top-10 destinations cite above-average satisfaction with their career prospects, they often also benefit from a higher income than at home.Moving Abroad for Their Career: Women vs. MenAlthough almost a quarter of women (24 percent) move abroad for work-related reasons, this is still 16 percentage points less compared to men. Especially among expats sent on foreign assignments, women are still much rarer than men: while only seven percent of female expats were sent abroad by their employer, male expats are more than twice as likely (15 percent) to name the same reason for moving abroad. This is also the case for expats being recruited by a local company (4 percent women vs. 9 percent men) and those who wanted to start their own business abroad (1 percent women vs. 3 percent men). However, when it comes to being more self-motivated, women are close to catching up: eleven percent of female expats state to have found a job abroad on their own as their main reason for moving abroad, which is only two percentage points less than among men (13 percent).1. Mexico Higher salary level abroad: 29 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 68 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 45 hTwo-thirds of women working in Mexico (67 percent) state to be overall satisfied with their job. A German expat especially points out the “job and career opportunities in an environment where expats have a good standing”. However, working long hours, it comes as no surprise that 26 percent of female expats working in Mexico are unsatisfied with that factor.2. MyanmarHigher salary level abroad: 46 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 70 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 45.5 hMyanmar is at the top of the chart when it comes to female expats having a high enough household income to cover everything they need: in fact, 39 percent even have a lot more than enough at their hands, which is more than four times the global average (9 percent).3. CambodiaHigher salary level abroad: 33 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 63 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 42.4 hWith 26 percent of female expats stating that having found a job on their own in Cambodia was their main reason for moving, this is the by far most named reason for relocating to the country. “There are so many ways to develop yourself and try yourself in different spheres,” says a female expat from Russia. Moreover, the country has the highest satisfaction rate with working hours (82 percent) and job security (75 percent) out of the top-10 destinations.4. Bahrain Higher salary level abroad: 65 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 65 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 40.9 hClose to every woman working in Bahrain (93 percent) works full time; however, they work the fewest hours out of the top-10 destinations to pursue a career and significantly less than the global average (42.7 h full time). Unsurprisingly, 77 percent of working women in Bahrain are satisfied with their work-life balance. “You can still find time to relax after a day of work,” states an expat from the Philippines.5. New Zealand Higher salary level abroad: 53 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 61 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 41.8 hWith just above one-third (34 percent), New Zealand has the highest share of women working only part time. One of the reasons for this might be that a large share of them moved in order to increase their quality of life (28 percent), while only four percent named work-related reasons as their main motivation. However, those who work are highly satisfied with their work-life balance (74 percent), their job security (71 percent), and their job in general (76 percent).6. KazakhstanHigher salary level abroad: 62 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 67 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 45 hMore than half of the women living in Kazakhstan (53 percent) moved for work-related reasons: they found a job on their own (26 percent), were sent by their employer (15 percent), or recruited by a local company (12 percent). An expat from Georgia is happy to do “the job that I like and be valued as a good professional”.7. United KingdomHigher salary level abroad: 51 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 67 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 41.1 hWhile expat women often work in education (20 percent globally), the fields of work are more diverse in the UK: a share of 14 percent each works in education and in healthcare, while another 14 percent are found in advertising, marketing, and PR. A French expat reports that “the UK gave me a chance to prove that I could the job”.8. USA Higher salary level abroad: 62 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 64 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 43 h“The career opportunities are incredible,” says an expat from Canada living in the USA. Close to one in six expat women (16 percent) say they have a yearly gross household income of more than 150,000 US dollars, which is twice the global average (8 percent). On the other hand, they seem to have to work hard for it: the satisfaction with working hours is the lowest (52 percent) out of the top 10 countries to pursue a career abroad.9. KenyaHigher salary level abroad: 36 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 60 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 46.4 hA majority of women working in Kenya were sent abroad by their employer (20 percent), compared to only seven percent globally. However, they face long hours and jobs that are not necessarily secure — only 48 percent state to be satisfied with the latter (57 percent globally). It might be the income that makes them stay: same as in the USA, 16 percent have a gross household income of more than 150,000 US dollars per year.10. Ireland Higher salary level abroad: 51 percentSatisfaction with career prospects: 63 percentWeekly full-time working hours: 41 hIn Ireland, a majority of women (14 percent) work in healthcare, which is twice the global average of female expats in that field (7 percent). “It is easier to find job opportunities here,” states an expat from Romania. Moreover, they enjoy a high job security (64 percent) and, with less hours per week than the global average, they are also satisfied with their work-life balance (69 percent).Read More about Women Working AbroadThe Best Countries for Women to Pursue a Career AbroadWhat are the best expat destinations for women in search of great career opportunities? Drawing on the results of our Expat Insider survey, we’ve taken an in-depth look at the ten countries where women working abroad rate their career prospects most favorably. Some of the answers may surprise you!Desperately Seeking: The Typical Expat Women In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are taking a closer look at the average expat woman. Where does she live? Why has she moved there? What’s the state of her career? And is she happy abroad? Based on our Expat Insider survey, we can answer these questions and see if her experience of life abroad differs from that of her male peers.Women on a Foreign AssignmentAmong expats sent on foreign assignments, international women are still “the odd man out”. However, such figures don’t include many expatriate women who find a job abroad on their own. In both cases, international women, as well as their spouse, may face unexpected issues.What to Do When You’re Overqualified and UnderemployedAs an accompanying expat spouse, it can sometimes be difficult to get hired overseas, even when you’re motivated and highly qualified. Our guest author Emily McGee offers tips for thinking creatively about how to move your career forward or finding fulfillment outside of paid employment.About the InterNations Expat Insider 2017 SurveyFor its annual Expat Insider survey, InterNations asked about 13,000 expatriates representing 166 nationalities and living in 188 countries or territories to provide information on various aspects of expat life, as well as their gender, age, and nationality. Participants were asked to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven. The rating process emphasized the respondents’ personal satisfaction with these aspects and considered both emotional topics as well as more factual aspects with equal weight. The respondents’ ratings of the individual factors were then bundled in various combinations for a total of 16 subcategories, and their mean values were used to draw up six topical indices: Quality of Life, Ease of Settling In, Working Abroad, Family Life, Personal Finance, and Cost of Living Index. Except for the latter, all indices were further averaged in order to rank 65 expatriate destinations around the world. In 2017 the top 10 were Bahrain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Taiwan, Portugal, New Zealand, Malta, Colombia, Singapore, and Spain.For a country to be featured in the indices and consequently in the overall ranking, a sample size of at least 75 survey participants per country was necessary. The only exception to this is the Family Life Index, where a sample size of more than 40 respondents raising children abroad was required. In 2017, 65 and 45 countries respectively met these requirements. However, in most countries, the sample size exceeded 100 participants.About InterNationsWith about 3 million members in 390 cities around the world, InterNations ( is the largest global network and information site for people who live and work abroad. InterNations offers global and local networking both online and face-to-face. At around 6,000 monthly events and activities, expatriates have the opportunity to meet other global minds. Online services include country and city guides created by a team of professional writers, guest contributions about life abroad, and discussion forums to help members with topics such as the local job or housing search. InterNations membership is by approval only to ensure we remain a community of trust.The InterNations app is available for Android and iOS and can be downloaded for free on Google Play and the App Store.Find more information about InterNations on our press pages, company website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or in our Expat Magazine.Source = InterNationslast_img read more

Auckland Airport rewards 100000 to growing tourism trades

first_imgAuckland Airport awarded two $50,000 grants each to two regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants.The grants, awarded to Haka Tours and EatNZ, will support both recipients to continue developing and enhancing tourism experiences that will attract international visitors in off-peak seasons.Scott Tasker, Auckland Airport’s General Manager Aeronautical Commercial revealed that this year operators were asked to demonstrate a clear vision for “new tourism products and outstanding seasonal and country-wide travel experiences.”“The airport has a particular interest in the ‘clustering’ of tourism products that bring together groups of operators who create attractive experiences that enable travellers to explore more of New Zealand,” revealed Tasker.Haka Tours was awarded the grant for its small group of adventure snow and mountain bike tours. Founder Ryan Sanders said that this may help in extending their digital marketing campaigns across their North Island product range as well as assist in the development of a number of new tour initiatives.“We’re thrilled to have this support to continue developing our brand and experiences, particularly our new ‘Haka Black’ premium tours and our mixed activity tours across the mountain biking and snow industries.”EatNZ is a cooperative the country’s best chefs, producers, media event and tourism operators. Bringing together a platform to connect New Zealand’s food industry, EatNZ assists in promoting New Zealand as a food tourism destination.Angela Clifford, CEO EatNZ, said the grant will help to create a platform where travellers can find out more about New Zealand food, with the aim of growing the international profile of New Zealand food and the number of visitors travelling here for a food experience.last_img read more