UNFPA Commends Efforts of Gov’t to Address Violence Against Women UncategorizedNovember 28, 2008 Advertisements RelatedUNFPA Commends Efforts of Gov’t to Address Violence Against Women RelatedUNFPA Commends Efforts of Gov’t to Address Violence Against Women RelatedUNFPA Commends Efforts of Gov’t to Address Violence Against Women FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has commended the efforts and commitment of the Jamaican Government, to address the issue of violence against women.“UNFPA acknowledges the Government of Jamaica for the positive steps taken in this regard. These include the passage of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act, the draft Sexual Harassment Policy, development of the National Gender Policy, the Maintenance Act, and an Act to Amend the Offences Against the Person Act, to make sexual offences more gender sensitive, and the Child Care and Protection Bill, to name a few,” Assistant Representative at the UNFPA, Melissa McNeil Barrett said.She was speaking on behalf of Director for the UNFPA’s Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean, Harold Robinson, at a function to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston.According to Mrs. Robinson “violence against women is the most prevalent and least punished crime in the world. It is also a grave threat to health and well-being. Together with the global financial crisis and climate change, it constitutes a major challenge of our time. If we are serious about ensuring a just society, where each individual may enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity, we have a moral obligation to end this violation of the rights of women.”She noted that despite the moves to implement laws, one must be cognisant of the power and influence of cultural beliefs, which can stymie their success.“We are all aware that cultural beliefs are sometimes stronger than laws. We have seen it in our work, where despite laws that seek to end domestic violence, it is perpetuated by cultural and social norms and traditions that reinforce male dominance. From infancy, women are taught that they are to submit to men, even to the extreme of sometimes blaming themselves for the violence inflicted upon them,” Mrs. Barrett lamented.The Assistant Representative further pointed out that as wives or partners, women “have been led to believe that they must hold the family together at any cost, so they silently endure being battered and abused. Women and society learn to turn a blind eye to, or accept gender-based violence. Under these circumstances, this crime becomes naturalised and invisible. This widespread impunity not only encourages further abuse and suffering, it also sends the signal that male violence against women is acceptable or normal”.Mrs. Barrett bemoaned the fact that “young boys and men are often socialised in ways that make them aggressive and often violent” and this was one of the main reasons why “they are both the main perpetrators of violence, including violence against women, and victims of violent crime”.“We will never put a stop to violence against women until men are made partners and both girls and boys, are raised in a culture of mutual respect and responsibility, and equal opportunity,” she stated.
Following unanimous program approval from the Equestrian Canada (EC) Board, we were very proud to unveil the EC Coach Licensing Program during the 2019 EC Convention on Nov. 2, 2019 in Toronto, ON.The Coach Licensing Program is part of the 2018-2020 Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) signed by the Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) and EC, and addressed during the 2019 EC-PTSO Summit. It will be officially launched in January 2020, with the vision of ensuring every coach is licensed and certified by 2025.“Society is changing; Mindsets and expectations have shifted considerably over the past decade,” said EC President Meg Krueger. “Current and future horse enthusiasts come to equestrian with the expectation that the sport will provide a unique, respectful, safe, and inclusive experience. If we fail to meet this expectation, we will fail to attract and retain equestrians.”Krueger continued, “It is our duty as equestrian stewards to share our passion so that future generations can continue to benefit from the unique experience our sport offers. In order to do so, we must stand united in offering safe, respectful and inclusive equestrian environments. This means implementing standards for coaching.”Heather Myrer, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation, and a member of the joint EC-PTSO Canadian Equestrian Development (CED) Committee, added, “As a member of the CED and someone who has been working in the industry for nearly two decades, I believe that we need to work together to modernize the coaching profession. We know the important role that coaches play in shaping the mindset of young equestrians and I am very proud that we are making this a priority through the Coach Licensing Program.”The Coach Licensing Program UnveiledWhile more details on the Coach Licensing Program will be shared in the coming months, here are the highlights presented during the unveiling at the EC Convention:VisionWe are committed as an equestrian community to be industry leaders in the licensing and certification of coaches. We know that the community has been waiting for years for EC to coordinate and lead this process. Through our collaborative work with the PTSOs, we are confident that the approach we are taking will lead to better quality coaching, safer and positive sport experiences, better management of risks, and an increase in the recruitment and retention of athletes.BenefitsThe benefits of the Coach Licensing Program include:Industry-leading insurance program provided exclusively by CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. For more information, contact Mike King at [email protected] to independent third-party complaint management.Preferred rates for certified coaches and coaches enrolled in the certification process.Ability to purchase Horse Recordings and register as an official without an EC Sport LicenceAccess to educational material through the EC E-learning platform, to be launched shortlyDiscount on EC Sport Licence purchases for those who both coach and compete.The automatically included insurance will prove especially valuable to licensed coaches, as they will benefit from lower insurance costs and consistent coverage to address the specific exposures related to coaching – anywhere in the world. In addition to commercial liability insurance with limits at $5,000,000, the CapriCMW insurance product being provided to licensed coaches includes coverage for professional liability and protections should an allegation of abuse arise.“At CapriCMW we have always advocated for and rewarded coaching credentials, and we are looking forward to this long-term service partnership with EC and PTSOs from coast-to-coast for the coach licensing program,” said King. “We have worked with thousands of coaches across the country for decades, and we look forward to utilizing this national initiative as a platform to give all coaches in Canada access to affordable and comprehensive group coverage and experience-based risk management resources.”King added, “Coach licensing is a long overdue and critical step in securing the modernization and longevity of equestrian sport and recreation in today’s environment, and CapriCMW is committed to this initiative to help protect, recognize and support the equestrian community for years to come.”TimelineA phased-in approach is being used to ensure we are providing coaches with enough time to become licensed and certified by 2025. By 2020, EC will be requiring coaches to be licensed at select EC sanctioned competitions with a goal of requiring all coaches to be licensed for all EC sanctioned competitions by 2021.“It’s time,” shared Executive Director of Ontario Equestrian and member of the CED Committee, Tracey McCague-McElrea. “We are committed to professionalizing our sport and grateful to those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that our industry reflects the highest ethical standards related to safe sport interactions. Coaches are at the centre of the equestrian experience and we are committed to providing them with the support and education they need to support the current and next generation of equestrians.”Additional Information & ResourcesTo support our equestrian community in learning more about the Coach Licensing Program, we have provided information and resources, including a thorough list of FAQs that will be reviewed and updated regularly, at www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/licences/coach-licences.Continued CommunicationEC remains committed to keeping the Canadian equestrian community informed and engaged with the Coach Licensing Program. Further details will be published as we get closer to the official launch in January 2020.Thank you in advance for your continued support, good will, and confidence. We look forward to working collaboratively as we get ready to launch this important initiative on behalf of our equestrian community.Questions? Comments?Questions and comments can be directed to [email protected] Our goal is to get back to you within three business days. Tags: EC Coach Licensing Program, More from Equestrian Canada:Equestrian Canada Approves New Corporate Reserve FundThe fund will be seeded in May 2021 with a one-time allocation from each discipline and will grow annually via annual investment and savings.2020 Jumping Youth Bursary Recipients AnnouncedTen hard-working young athletes were chosen by the EC Jumping Committee to receive $1,000 Jumping Youth Bursary funds.Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu Wins Third Brosda Olympic BursaryThe dressage rider’s selection for a third year underlines her ability to make Canada proud at the Olympics aboard her partner, All In.Coach Status Program Update from Equestrian CanadaThe Coach Status Program has received more than 450 applications and 25 coaches have been approved to date. SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Watch Live vs. #10 Concordia-St. Paul 9/13/2019 – 12:00 PM Preview Next Game: September 7, 20192019 Springhill Suites Invitational ScheduleBOX SCOREPENSACOLA, Fla. – Tonight the Argos faced off against No. 13 Wheeling where UWF found themselves a step behind the Cardinals as they fall 1-3 in a tough battle. West Florida went 2-2 on the weekend with wins over Florida Tech and Spring Hill yesterday. The Argos took the loss in close 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 decisions winning only the second set. UWF was never too far behind and the Cardinals. “I cannot be disappointed at all. Wheeling is a good team and they just have a way of making you turn into the team you don’t ever want to be, where you can’t find a rhythm and get into a system,” Head Coach Melissa Wolter said. “They are a good team and I feel confident about going forward from here.”Kill leader for the Argos tonight was Senior Jordyn Poppen with 12 followed by Kierra Potts with 11 kills. Junior Ashton Marshall cleaned up in the back row with 24 digs and a service ace.UWF had a rotating bench tonight with nine subs getting playing time. Junior transfer Julia Izquierdo came in the second and third set for defense and picked up a couple of digs along with Sophomore Sadie Hough getting playing time in the fourth set getting a block and two kills on seven attempts hitting a .286 for the set. Up next for the Argos is a trip to Denver, Colo. for the Colorado Premier Challenge next weekend September 13-14. UWF has participated in this invitational for 11 years from the first year in 2008. This year the Argos will face off first against Concordia-St. Paul who is ranked No. 5 in the AVCA Preseason Poll. Next UWF will play Ferris State who is ranked No. 12 in the AVCA Preseason Poll. West Florida is known for their early tough schedule and it pays off for them in the end. How to Follow the Argos: For complete information on UWF Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @UWFVolleyball and on Instagram at @UWFVolleyball.Print Friendly Version
15 June 2017, 18:07 Irish Sport Horse sponsored Young Event Horse Series qualifier – Rincoola Home » General » Irish Sport Horse sponsored Young Event Horse Series qualifier – Rincoola The second round of the Young Event Horse Series qualifiers took place in Rincoola Co. Longford on Wednesday June 14th 2017.Jonathan Mulligan with Randaslstown Commando (ISH) and Alison Corbally, HSI Director of Breeding and ProgrammesThe Irish Sport Horse Studbook sponsor the 4 and 5-year-old classes, which had a total of 71 horses competing in Rincoola, with the aim of qualifying from the RDS Dublin Horse Show on 9th to 13th August 2017. The prizemoney is divided between the breeders, owners and riders of the qualified horses.These classes are designed to produce young horses successfully for eventing while giving them an education on all aspects of Show Jumping, Cross Country and Dressage. The judging panel in Rincoola consisted of Patricia Collins, Allain Storm, Caroline Bjoerk, Jaki Doherty, Vida Tansey and June O’Reilly.The next qualifier will take place in Forth Mountain, Co. Wexford on Wednesday 21st June. The final qualifier will take place in Tullylish on Wednesday 28th June and entries will close for this last qualifier in Tullylish by 5pm on Wednesday the 21st June 2017.Please see details including pedigree of the horses qualified for the RDS below. Videos of the qualified horses are also available on the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IRISH-SPORT-HORSE-302449690137/ . Please note that qualification is conditional on the competitors complying with all the relevant qualification criteria.4 Year OldUltan (ISH) Gelding by Ustinov (KWPN) out of Nellie (SWE) (SWB) by Irco Mena (SWB) bred by Tom & Linda Magee, owned by Willows Sport Horses and ridden by Daisy DugganCastleHoward Romeo (ISH) Gelding by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Creagh Diamond Cavalier (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) bred by Susan Fitzpatrick, owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Linda MurphyBallinglen Awesome (ISH) Gelding by Rebel Mountain(ID) out of Ballinglen Velvet (ISH) by Master Imp (TB) bred by Donal Goland owned by Richard Ames and ridden by Daniel AldersonDerena Super Star (ISH) Mare by Womanizer (KWPN) out of Miss Dalas (ISH) by Aldatus Z (OLD) bred by Francis Tubman owned by Richard Ames ridden by Daniel AldersonStellor Quick Change (ISH) Gelding by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Notsoholy (IRE) (TB) by Religiously (USA) (TB) Bred by Niki Potterton owned and ridden by Nicola Ennis5 Year OldMHS Fernhill Showtime (ISH) Gelding by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) out of MHS OBOS Cruise(ISH) by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) bred by Ita Brennan, owned by Carol Gee and ridden by Fraser DuffyShannondale Icarus (ISH) Gelding by Shannondale Sarco ST Ghyvan (BWP) out of Shannondale Molodie (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST) bred by Mary Walsh owned by Jinnie Webb and ridden by Louise BloomerColacentric (ISH) Mare by Lancelot (KWPN) out of Coney Island Cruise (ISH) by Crusing (ISH) bred by Susan Moloney owned and ridden by Alyssa O’NeillSteppe Rebel (ISH) Gelding by Steppe Dancer (IRE) (TB) out of Rebels Miss Ladeda (ID) by Oh Carols Rebel (ID) bred by Dermot Shaughnessy owned by Helena Dawson and ridden by Lydia DawsonRandaslstown Commando (ISH) Gelding by Ricardo Z (ZANG) out of Randalstown Once Shy (ISH) by Parco (BEWB) bred by Samuel McAnteer owned by Mr. Wm M Gibson Tags:
Related JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two and a half years of marriage but they remain “best friends,” the pair confirmed to ABC News in a statement Thursday night.“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the couple said in a joint statement to ABC News. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”In a nod to the salacious tabloid frenzy that will undoubtedly ensue, the statement continued, “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”Aniston turned 49 on Sunday, and celebrated without Theroux, People reported. Instead, she celebrated with a group of girlfriends, including Courteney Cox.The pair first met on the set of the 2008 film Tropic Thunder, while shooting in Hawaii, but they didn’t start dating until 2011.They married in a hush-hush ceremony on August 5, 2015.Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005. She later dated Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, following her split from Pitt.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
Manchester United could have up to 10 players missing from their squad for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side trail 2-0 to the Ligue 1 champions and will have to do something special in Paris to make the quarter-finals. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE 3 Alexis Sanchez picked up an injury against Southampton Still, Solskjaer pledged to fight at PSG and try to secure a famous away win similar to the semi-final triumph that saw Juventus beaten 3-2 on the way to the treble in 1999.“It was 1-1 at home and they scored two to go 2-0 up in the 10 minutes and suddenly you think you are out,” he said.“But as soon as you get that one goal away from home we were in the ascendancy, and then when we got to 2-2 suddenly we were through and they had to panic, so that’s it for us.“We have to get goals in that game. If we get an early one, then suddenly we are in with a shout.” REVEALED BEST OF Paul Pogba will be suspended against PSG Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Solskjaer’s only defeat as United manager came in the first leg against PSG and he still remains unbeaten in 12 Premier League games.His side will go into the match knowing they have a mountain to climb.“I have to say, they are confident going into the game knowing that we are 2-0 down,” Solskjaer said.“We know it is going to be difficult, we played them here and they are a good team, and we have got loads of injuries, there’s a few boys here that will want to be part of it.“We have got to go for it. We have a mountain to climb. We have quality players. Let’s see how many we have got, though. That maybe is the biggest thing.” huge blow RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY They will have to do so without around 10 key players on Wednesday, with commentary of the match live on talkSPORT.France’s World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba is banned after his first leg sending off, while Solskjaer fears the worst when it comes to United’s lengthy injury list that is set to include Anthony Martial due to a groin complaint.Asked if any of the injured players would be fit to face PSG, he said: “Not really, no. It doesn’t look like it. No, I don’t think we can risk it (playing Martial). He has not been training yet so I don’t think so.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have also missed recent games, along with Ander Herrera, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia.That list looks to have grown to 10 after Alexis Sanchez was forced off midway through Saturday’s 3-2 comeback win against Southampton. The forward was seen limping out of Old Trafford seemingly wearing strapping on his right leg. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be without 10 players against PSG no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Trends#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Yesterday, we wrote that if the web were an indicator of political results, Ron Paul and Barack Obama would likely be squaring off in the US presidential elections next November. But with the first state contest out of the way, it looks like the web was only half right (any maybe didn’t have much to do with it at all). Obama, who was in a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton and John Edwards according to pre-caucus polls, convincingly defeated his rivals. Paul, however, finished fifth — exactly where he was polling (I incorrectly used his national poll average yesterday as his Iowa poll numbers), and still no where near the winner, Mike Huckabee, who collected 34% of the vote to Paul’s 10%.Some tech pundits were impressed by Ron Paul’s 10%. “He beat the original odds on favorite to win (not the caucus, but the nomination) Rudy Giuliani. […] Thats pretty darn impressive, in my book,” wrote Mark Hopkins. Perhaps, but polling data predicted that as well. The final pre-caucus Iowa poll average at Real Clear Politics had Paul ahead of Giuliani, and actually, it more or less predicted the results of the caucus exactly (McCain and Thompson swapped positions, but both finished in a virtual tie — as they had been polling).On the Democratic side, the web looks to have been a little better at predicting the results of the election. Obama, who was far and away the most popular Democratic candidate on the Internet, captured 37% of his party’s state delegates, easily beating Edwards and Clinton. So why is it that the web was so reliable at predicting the winner on the Democratic side, but so out of touch with the Republican side? We can piece together the answer from exit polling and other data by figuring out just why each candidate won.Why Obama WonWe’ll tackle Obama first. According to exit polls, most of Obama’s support came from the 17-44 age group, which made up 30% of Democratic caucus goers. In the 17-24 age bracket, which made up 17% of the total turnout, Obama won 57% of the vote. It’s clear that Obama resonated with young voters in Iowa — precisely the type of people who would be most likely to follow politics via the Internet. What’s more, he (and the Democratic party) were able to motivate young voters to caucus.Obama also won a plurality of independent and first-time caucus goers. Clearly, the Internet helped Obama a great deal. He was able to mobilize young voters online and actually translate that support into results at the polls. Further, as we noted earlier this year, Obama’s online popularity has helped him out-fundraise his rivals.But Obama also used that money to far outspend other Democrats in Iowa. He reportedly spent $9 million to run nearly 11,000 television ad spots in Iowa — nearly $2 million more than Hillary Clinton. Obama also made 186 campaign stops in Iowa since July 1, 2007 — not the most among Democrats, but still indicative of a strong campaign in the state.The data suggests that though the Internet clearly helped Obama by rallying support among young voters who actually turned up to vote, it was likely traditional offline campaigning that won the state for the Illinois Senator.Why Huckabee WonHuckabee’s numbers are more curious. He was outspent in Iowa (Mitt Romney — who finished second — spent $7 million on TV ads to Huckabee’s $1.4 million), and though Huckabee saw a surge of Internet support in the past couple of months, the exit polling showed that young voters made up only a small fraction on the Republican side, where the large majority of caucus participants were over the age of 45.The exit polls do point to a reason for Huckabee’s run away victory, though: 60% of Republican voters identified themselves as “born-again or evangelical Christians,” and 46% of those voted for Huckabee. Huckabee, who is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, is generally seen as a champion of the Christian right.It seems likely, then, that Huckabee owes his Iowa victory to a grassroots support movement among evangelical Christians — one that likely did not take place on social networking sites and YouTube, but rather in Churches and at small town hall meetings. Huckabee did make 120 visits to the state, the second most of any Republican candidate.Why Ron Paul Didn’t WinThe same exit poll numbers that attribute Huckabee’s win to a strong evangelical Christian showing, also demonstrate a poor youth turnout that likely hurt Ron Paul. Most of Paul’s votes came from the 17-29 year old crowd, but that only accounted for 11% of the total caucus participants on the Republican side. Where Obama was helped by a strong youth turnout (the 17-29 age group made up 22% of Democratic voters), Paul was hurt by a weak youth turnout for the Republican caucus. It is interesting to note, as well, that Huckabee still crushed Paul in that age group, taking 40% of the under 30 vote, to Paul’s 21%.Paul may also have been hurt by not running a very strong traditional campaign in Iowa. By mid-December, Paul had only bought radio time in Iowa, while his competition was spending up a storm to the tune of 8,500 TV spots for Romney and 1,800 spots for Huckabee. Paul also visited Iowa the least of the top 6 Republican candidates — only 37 times since July 1. Compared to 144 visits from Romney and 120 visits from Huckabee, Paul was a relative ghost in Iowa.This could indicate that Paul conceded Iowa to the front-runners and plans to spend his massive war chest elsewhere (perhaps, as many have speculated, to run as an Independent — note: I am not well versed in campaign finance law, so I am not totally sure if it is legally plausible to spend money donated for a party primary run on a general election as an Independent). Or it could indicate what many of us have suspected, that the Internet can make a vocal minority appear to have much more momentum than they actually do.The grassroots movement that has sprung up around Paul is spearheaded by a very web-savvy bunch. They have organized around tools like email, message boards, Google News, and Technorati, such that if something is blogged about Ron Paul, or submitted to Digg, or Reddit, they descend on it and make sure their collective voice is heard. But I think poll results — and I suspect election results as well — will continue to indicate that Paul’s vocal online minority is still just that: a minority.And as for beating Giuliani? As I mentioned, the traditional polls predicted it would happen, and it’s really not a surprise considering Giuliani abandoned Iowa and New Hampshire weeks ago to focus his attention on later primary states, such as Florida (which votes on January 29) or those that vote on so-called Super Tuesday (February 5). Still, 10% of the vote is better than he was polling and is impressive. I don’t think it will be enough to carry him to the nomination, but the Internet did make Ron Paul relevant enough to get the mainstream media talking about him, which likely helped him gain some supporters.I think the most interesting scenario for the future is an Independent run by Ron Paul (let’s face it, he’s not going to win the Republican nomination, and his politics line up more with the Libertarian party anyway — whom he represented in the 1988 presidential election). Ron Paul might still not have a realistic shot at winning the general election as an Independent, but with his fundraising prowess, he could make sure he was heard and might draw enough votes away from the major party nominees to have a real impact on the results. josh catone 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market