Females Tackle SEA in Media

first_imgFemale journalists in the media under the banner of FEJAL, gathered Tuesday, December 10,  to brainstorm on fighting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) at their various workplaces.The intent of the event is to formerly launch an awareness campaign discouraging sexual harassment among media practitioners.At the launching program in Monrovia, outgoing Press Union of Liberia president (PUL) Peter Quaqua, praised the organizers for leading the quest to protect and empower women in the media.He maintained that PUL strongly opposes sexual exploitation by any gender and the newsroom is no exception.Also making remarks was IREX media specialist, Madam Maurine Sieh, who urged females to speak-out when they are confronted by this ugly practice that is affecting the nation’s younger generation.She pledged her organization’s commitment and support to media organizations that are engage with the fight against sexual violence.The program was officially launched by Madam Estella Nelson, head of Liberia Women’s Democracy Radio and Keith Morris, president of the Reporters’ Association of Liberia; both of whom challenged women to rise above barriers that constantly slow down females’ progress in the newsroom.Madam Nelson said, “This campaign aims to intensify awareness about sexual harassment in the newsroom in order to push media organizations and practitioners to address the problem. I am also a victim of this abuse, and I get irritated and emotional when discussing them. We have to fight this at all levels.”Female journalists began having gatherings in 2010 about the treatment of women in the media. Some female journalists shared stories about being sexually harassed on the job during the discussion.Their concerns served as a catalyst for the hosting of a National Conference on the Advancement of Women in the Media.The coordinator of FEJAL, Torwon S. Browne, told the gathering that their organization, ActionAid, and the Liberia Media Center surveyed women about their experiences in the newsroom with regards to sexual harassment as part of the efforts to sensitize people to SEA and filed a report.She said that the report realized that 12% of the women surveyed said they had experienced some form of sexual exploitation or harassment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Top 25 basketball roundup: N.C. State ends reign by Duke

first_imgEngin Atsur scored all 21 of his points after halftime to help avenge a 23-point regular season loss to the Blue Devils (22-10), who had won seven of the previous eight ACC tournament titles, including the past two. Greg Paulus led Duke with 18 points and Josh McRoberts and DeMarcus Nelson both scored 17. The Blue Devils fell behind 73-70 on Costner’s three-point play in the opening minute of overtime and never fully recovered. Duke played without freshman Gerald Henderson, who served a mandatory one-game suspension for a flagrant foul that broke Tyler Hansbrough’s nose during the closing seconds of a loss to North Carolina last Sunday. The loss was the third straight for the Blue Devils. No. 5 Memphis 92, Marshall 71: Doneal Mack and Jeremy Hunt scored 19 points apiece to lead the Tigers (28-3) in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament in Memphis, Tenn. No. 9 Georgetown 62, Villanova 57: Roy Hibbert scored eight of his 14 points in Georgetown’s opening 26-2 run, and the Hoyas (24-6) held on in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York. No. 10 Nevada 88, Idaho 56: Marcelus Kemp scored 17 points and the Wolf Pack (28-3) gave their starters plenty of rest in the quarterfinal round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Las Cruces, N.M. No. 12 Louisville 82, West Virginia 71, (2OT): Terrence Williams scored 21 points and Earl Clark added 17 as the Cardinals (23-8) won in double overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament. No. 13 Pittsburgh 89, No. 18 Marquette 79: Aaron Gray scored 22 points to help the Panthers (26-6) beat the Golden Eagles (24-9) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Miami 67, No. 17 Maryland 62: Jack McClinton scored 17 points, Brian Asbury added 12 and the undermanned Hurricanes (12-19) upset the Terrapins (24-7) in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. No. 20 Notre Dame 89, Syracuse 83: Russell Carter scored 24 points to help the Irish (24-6) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, ending the Orange’s run for a third straight championship. LSU 76, No. 22 Tennessee 67 (OT): Returning to the site of its victorious 2006 NCAA Tournament regional, the Tigers (17-14) rode Glen “Big Baby” Davis to an overtime victory over the Vols (22-10) in the first round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. No. 23 BYU 77, TCU 64: Trent Plaisted scored 22 points and the Cougars (24-7) cruised in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. No. 25 UNLV 80, Utah 54: Kevin Kruger, a fifth-year senior who transferred from Arizona State to play for his father this season, scored 21 points for the Runnin’ Rebels (26-6) in a quarterfinal win in the Mountain West Conference tournament. WOMEN Iowa St. 57, No. 13 Texas A&M 51: Heather Ezell and Alison Lacey scored 11 points apiece and the Cyclones (25-7) used a late run with its leading scorer on the bench to advance to the Big 12 championship game in Oklahoma City. No. 11 Oklahoma 78, No. 18 Baylor 64: Courtney Paris had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Sooners (25-4) held off a second-half rally by the Lady Bears (25-7) in a Big 12 Conference tournament women’s semifinal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Costner helped the 10th-seeded Wolfpack (16-14) accomplish that Thursday night, scoring a career-high 30 points and grabbing seven rebounds to help end No. 21 Duke’s reign as tourney champions 85-80 in overtime in Tampa, Fla. “As you all know, the rivalries are great on Tobacco Road, and nothing will make our fans and us happier than to beat Carolina and Duke,” Costner said. “To succeed in beating them this year is a great accomplishment.” center_img Freshman Brandon Costner already knows what makes a disappointing season bearable at North Carolina State. Try beating North Carolina during the regular season, then knocking off Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. last_img read more

Site C Construction schedule for March 7 to 20, 2016

first_imgVisit the project website: sitecproject.com Learn MoreAdvertisement B.C Hydro has released the construction schedule for the next two weeks.  With an important win in B.C. Supreme Court, Hydro continues work on the dam.    According to the schedule, work will continue on the work accommodation lodge, clearing and excavation will continue on the north bank as well construction of the temporary bridge continues.  See the full schedule below.The following construction activities are scheduled to occur March 7 – March 20:Construction of the worker accommodation lodge and other buildings will continue. The first phase of the lodge (300 beds) will be open and in use.Clearing, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the dam site area.Excavation and in-river roadwork will continue in and around the Peace River at the dam site.Construction of the temporary Peace River construction bridge will continue. Pile driving is being used to construct the bridge.Vegetation and tree clearing will occur in the area in and around the confluence of the Moberly River and along the Peace River.Clearing and other work will continue on the south bank. Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.Security gates, guard buildings and mobile trailers will be installed.The main civil works contractor is expected to begin mobilization of crews and equipment to the dam site area. Survey work and site investigation will occur on the north and south bank.Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry.Vegetation and tree clearing will occur to accommodate future work in Portage Mountain Quarry.The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s contractor may mobilize and begin work on public roads. Clearing will occur along 271 Road and Old Fort Road.Geotechnical investigations will occur along the right-of-way for the 500 kV transmission line.Geotechnical investigations may occur along Highway 29 at Cache Creek/Bear Flat.Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change. – Advertisement -What to ExpectWhile this work takes place, local residents can expect the following:There will be truck traffic in the area as construction crews mobilize, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on resource roads and public roads from Chetwynd leading to the site on the south bank.Work to construct the temporary Peace River construction bridge will take place seven days per week, with periodic pile driving.Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry and from the work in Portage Mountain Quarry.Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends. Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities, including the bridge construction. BC Hydro will continue to monitor noise levels.For boater and worker safety, boats will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.There will be minor traffic delays while upgrades are completed on public roads.last_img read more

‘This could end miserably!’ – Arsenal fans lament as key duo miss Liverpool game

first_imgWhat a terrible time to lose your first choice centre-back partnership.Both Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker were ruled out of Arsenal’s game with Liverpool through injury and illness respectively.The news meant Calum Chambers and Gabriel came in for the beleaguered duo – the first time neither the Frenchman or German have featured since a 2-1 home defeat to Wigan in April 2012.Can Liverpool exploit a lack of experience at the heart of the Gunners’ defence?The Arsenal fans certainly think so, with many voicing some trepidation about the game… 1 Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny last_img read more


first_imgA Gortahork man has been “given a chance” after being ordered to pay €1,500 to a man he assaulted.Martin MaguireMartin Maguire of Ardsbeg, Gortahork, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to assault causing harm to Andrew Sweeney at Magheraclogher, Bunbeg on October 27, 2008. Maguire pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Francis Comerford yesterday.Judge Comerford imposed a three month prison sentence, but said he would suspend the sentence if Maguire paid over the compensation.He said Maguire had been “given a chance” because he had gone to work in England in order to raise money for compensation.The accused man handed over €1,000 of the compensation to the court and has a week to hand over another €500 if the prison sentence is not to imposed.He agreed to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.GORTAHORK MAN ‘GIVEN A CHANCE’ AFTER PAYING €1,500 TO ASSAULT VICTIM was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultdonegalMartin Maguirelast_img read more


first_imgCounty Intermediate Champions Four Masters will replay the Ulster finalFOUR Masters Ladies will replay their Ulster Intermediate Final at Tyrone’s Centre of Excellence at Garvaghey on Friday night, Ladies Football authorities have said.The Ulster Council of the LGFA says the game against Monaghan Harps will have a 8.15pm throw-in under floodlights.The replay follows a ruling by the LGFA at Croke Park. In the original final Four Masters Ladies – the Donegal Intermediate Champions – believed they were winning by two points with five minutes to go after consulting the referee and the scoreboard.However at the end the referee first said they had won, then said it was a draw.Monaghan Harps appealed the result to the Ulster Council who said Harps had actually won by a point.However LGFA HQ at Croke Park said this was the wrong decision and have ordered a replay. The Donegal Town club now travel to Garvaghey on Friday night with the chance to put matters right. FOUR MASTERS LADIES ULSTER FINAL REPLAY TO TAKE PLACE IN TYRONE was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersLadies FootballMonaghan HarpsUlster final replaylast_img read more

Aston Villa vs Brentford: preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

first_imgAston Villa and Brentford will be fighting to reach the Championship summit when they meet at Villa Park on Wednesday night.After excellent starts, both clubs are currently unbeaten with two wins from their opening three games. 6 Both managers will be eyeing promotion after impressive starts 6 Brentford boss Dean Smith remains without Emiliano Marcondes who suffered an injury in pre-season.Smith, who supported Villa as a child, has selected an unchanged XI for the opening three games, but could be tempted to rotate due to fixture congestion.Bees striker Neil Maupay has been involved in more Championship goals than any player in 2018 and has already grabbed three goals and three assists this season.Predicted line-ups Brentford’s Watkins has impressed Aston Villa XI: Nyland; Tuanzebe, Chester, Jedinak, Hutton; El Mohamady, McGinn, Bjarnasson, Green; Grealish; Kodjia 6 Victory for either side would put them level on points with league-leaders Leeds.If Villa are to do so, they must beat their opponents for the first time since 1953, with the last four meetings ending in two draws and two Brentford victories.The Bees have already scored eight league goals this season and 22-year-old Ollie Watkins has found the net in every game so far. Villa bought Hogan from Brentford for £12m but he remains sidelined Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues 6 However, the Red and Whites have never won at Villa Park, and the Championship’s unlikely early contenders will see their credentials put sternly to the test against last season’s play-off finalists.What time is kick-off?Aston Villa vs Brentford will be held at Villa Park on Wednesday, August 22.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Where can I listen?The Championship clash will be broadcast live on talkSPORT.Tune in from 7.30pm for coverage using either your DAB radio or our web player.What is the team news? 6 ROUND-UP EFL result GREAT NEWS center_img Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer impact goalless REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Maupay is on fire in 2018 Brentford XI: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Konsa, Mepham, Barbet; Macleod, Sawyers, McEachran; Canos Maupay, Watkins Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place stalemate LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Villa forward Scott Hogan will miss the opportunity to line up against his former side due to a long-term groin injury.Keinan Davis is also out with the same problem, so Jonathan Kodjia is the only senior striker available to Villa manager Steve Bruce.Star man Jack Grealish was denied a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and the club have reportedly offered him a bumper new contract. 6last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said Minister Michael Noonan is ‘washing his hands’ of the banks’ policy of legal actions against homeowners. Deputy Doherty was speaking after challenging Minister Noonan in the Dáil today.He said: “I am bitterly disappointed that Minister Noonan has expressed his satisfaction that the banks are meeting the Central Banks’ resolution targets. When I put it to him that the banks are only meeting those targets through wholesale legal actions he did not change his tune. “Today in the Committee Ulster Bank defended its use of legal proceedings in over 4,000 cases which make up almost half of their proposals under the targets set by Minister Noonan and the Central Bank. They know they can get away with this because of Minister Noonan’s Pontius Pilate attitude. I expect the three other main banks will tell the same tale tomorrow and Thursday.“The latest data from the banks shows that six years into this crisis the banks have only made a sustainable offer to one third of mortgage holders in distress when legal threats are excluded.“Minister Noonan has stated on numerous occasions that he does not believe that legal letters constitute a sustainable solution. He has said he has communicated this assertion to the banks yet he is hiding behind the Central Bank who are accepting the banks’ figures including legal letters and removal of people from their home as sustainable solutions.“It is not good enough the Minister to hide behind the Central Bank in the midst of a mortgage arrears crisis. Ministers should lead and not hide behind the Central Bank or civil servants.” All Figures refer to Principal Dwelling Houses:No   in ArrearsProposals%   Total ProposalsLegal   solutionsAs   a % of total proposalsAssisted   /Voluntary SalesAs   a % of Total ProposalsLong   Term ProposalsAs   a % of proposalsAIB24,99014,45557.8%6,42044%1,85512.8%6,18042.75%Ulster   Bank14,2319,55167.1%4,33245.2%––5,22854.7%PTSB22,10913,38060.552,30217.2%1,3229.8%9,75672.9%Bank   Of Ireland11,0547,42067.1%3,47846.8%741*10%*3,94253%Total72,38444,80661.8%16,53236.8%3,177**7%25,10656%***   BOI combine Mortgage to Rent and Assisted/Voluntary Sale so it is can’t be counted as either legal or Long Term** excluding BOI AVS*** as a % of total arrears long term solution = 34%NOONAN WASHING HIS HANDS AS BANKS FORCE PEOPLE FROM HOMES – TD was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bankslegal actionsMichael NoonanPearse Doherty TDlast_img read more


first_imgA cyclist has been struck by a van in Buncrana this morning.Gardai are at the scene of the accident.The man was knocked from his bike close to the Applegreen Filling Station.An eye-witness told Donegal Daily the man was knocked from his bike and appeared to be in considerable distress. Gardai have been alerted to the incident which happened just a short time ago before 9am.It is not known how bad the cyclist’s injuries are. GARDA INVESTIGATION AFTER CYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN IN BUNCRANA was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentbuncranaCYCLISTdonegalGardailast_img read more

SA online retail sales up 30% in 2010

first_img“Last year there were 3.6-million people who had been online for five years or more. By 2015, that figure will be 6.8-million – almost double the potential e-commerce market of today.” Online retail in South Africa has entered a phase of sustained acceleration, according to research recently released by World Wide Worx. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Internationally, according to global online retail data analysed in the report, growth slowed in most regions during the global financial crisis, but did not turn negative: total sales never fell anywhere in the world. 10 August 2011 Online retailers are even more bullish about 2011, with the industry consensus pointing to 40% growth this year. This will represent the highest rate of growth for online retail in South Africa in almost a decade. “This dramatic rise in online retail comes in the wake of an ongoing increase in the number of experienced Internet users in South Africa,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement this week. In 2010, traditional, physical retail in South Africa reached R561-billion, according to Statistics South Africa. This means that online retail still makes up less than half a percent of total retail in SA: a mere 0.36%. At the same time, however, the growth rate of online retail in South Africa in 2010 was four times that of physical retail: 30% versus 7%.center_img The figures indicate that, globally as in South Africa, online retail is recession-proof for now, while it still makes up a small proportion of total retail worldwide. International online retail Industry estimates for the total value of global online retail in 2010 come to an average of about US$545-billion, up from $469-billion in 2009. “This shows us that online retail growth represents not a rise in shopping activity, but rather a shift in shopping activity, from the physical space to the online space,” said Goldstuck. Highest growth in a decade The Online Retail in SA 2011 study shows that the total spent on online retail goods in South Africa in 2010 passed the R2-billion mark for the first time. It reached R2.028-billion, growing at 30% over the previous year.last_img read more