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DAPD hopeful that government will ratify UN Convention

first_img Share Tweet Share LocalNews DAPD hopeful that government will ratify UN Convention by: – April 30, 2012 42 Views   no discussionscenter_img (L-R) Executive Director of the DAPD, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, President of the DAPD Michael Murphy and Community Development, Social Services & Gender Affairs Minister Mrs. Gloria Shillingford.President of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Michael Murphy has expressed confidence that the Dominica government will ratify the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities which it signed in 2007.The Association held a national consultation on Monday signaling the end of its public education drive to inform citizens of the importance of the UN convention as well as to solicit public support for the ratification of the same.The United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities seeks to “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity”.The convention makes provision for disabled people who have “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”.Murphy who described his organization as a “strong advocacy group” is hopeful that the government will ratify the convention considering the work the Association has done.“I feel so confident that the government will ratify this convention as a matter of urgency…. having worked for all those years educating the general population of Dominica. You know it is so difficult sometimes to educate the people in authority and I am fully convinced that the people in authority are in fact convinced and they will move as swiftly as possible”.He also called on the public to support the Association in its quest to lobby the government for ratification of the convention.“I feel confident that the entire population of Dominica is satisfied that we in the disability movement have done a great job in educating them and bringing the problems and aspirations of persons with disabilities to the forefront and you will assist us in getting our government to ratify and most importantly after ratification to implement and monitor the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities”.In related news, Minister with responsibility for Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Gloria Shillingford commended the Association for their work in educating the public on the plight and rights of disabled people.Shillingford urged the Association to “keep up the good work” and also pledged her government’s “continue to lend support and assistance” for their programs and initiatives.She also sought to assure the members that they are “respected and accepted as citizens of Dominica and that you are deserving of all the rights, benefits and privileges available to the rest of the human family in Dominica”.Shillingford also informed the Association that her government “fully endorses” all the articles prescribed in the convention and are “committed to creating opportunities for the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and freedoms by all persons with disabilities in Dominica”.The Association through its Executive Director Nathalie Murphy informed the consultation that a letter has been written requesting an audience with the government to discuss ratification and implementation of the convention. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Bulldogs Wrestling At Knight’s Classic

first_imgThe Batesville Wrestling team finished there regular season traveling to South Dearborn for the Knight’s Classic Individual Wrestling Tournament. The Bulldogs finished 3rd out of 6 teams with 4 wrestlers in the finals.Alex Murphy finished first at 113 receiving a forfiet in the first round, an overtime victory on the second round and a pin fall victory in the finals. Jonah Chase, Axel Garcia, and Abram Garcia finished 2nd at 138, 170, and 195 respectfully. Tyler Schaeffer finish 3rd at 132 with 3 pin falls. Josh Mobley, Nick Nobbe, and Chase Hamilton got 5th place finishes at 152, 160, and 182 respectfully. Caleb Bischoff-Niese and Brandon Manning finished 6th at 126 and 220 respectfully.East Central won the tournament as a team.Batesville will next compete at sectionals to begin the State series.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

Over 2000 lbs of ground beef recalled for contamination

first_imgStatewide—Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]1-lb. VACUUM-PACKED, packages containing “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and USE/FREEZE BY date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6916” printed on the right, front side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.                                 The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC. received two consumer complaints reporting findings of clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.   FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC. at 1-844-773-3663. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Nicole Schumacher, Pre Brands LLC., Chief Marketing Officer, at (312) 837-3812 or at read more

First openly gay British player Fashanu makes Hall of Fame

first_imgRelatedPosts Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Manchester City end EPL campaign with battering of Norwich City + final table EPL: Burnley seek history against Brighton Britain’s first and only openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester this week. The former Norwich City and Nottingham Forest striker took his own life in 1998 aged 37, eight years after coming out publicly to the press. According to a report on Monday, Fashanu would be recognised at a ceremony on Wednesday. His move to Forest in 1981 made him the first black footballer to command a one million pounds ($1.30 million) transfer fee. He will join more than 100 male players in the English Football Hall of Fame, which was set up in 2002 to honour those who have made outstanding contribution to the sport. His niece, Amal, who runs The Justin Fashanu Foundation, which highlights issues of homophobia and other forms of discrimination in football, will collect the award. Amal said: “I guess for Justin this will be a great moment. “I think it’s a pivotal moment, when we are finally recognising who Justin Fashanu was, not only as the openly gay footballer, but also as a very talented footballer and the first million-pound black player in England.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: AmalJustin FashanuNational Football MuseumNorwich CityNottingham ForestThe Justin Fashanu Foundationlast_img read more

Lampard happy to be playing regularly

first_img He added: “When you’re playing regularly and you do start playing well, scoring goals, whatever position you’re in, it’s enjoyable to keep playing and it helps. “You have to have an eye on the squad – it is a long season – so I’m not expecting, or asking, to play every single game. “(But) it seems to me recently I’ve been able to play every three or four days, I’ve enjoyed it.” Blues interim boss Rafael Benitez has options returning to his squad following injuries and suspensions, plus the African Nations Cup which Chelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel won with Nigeria, but Lampard will surely continue to be a key player. Chelsea are entering a busy period, with the Europa League last-32 matches against Sparta Prague either side of a FA Cup fourth-round replay with Brentford and before a Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City. Lampard said: “We’re fit enough (to play twice a week). We manage ourselves in training. “We need to enjoy it. At the minute the season hasn’t been successful. We should be challenging for titles rather than third or fourth, but we’re not. And we’ve not won some cups, we’ve been knocked out. We have to grab the fact that there’s a lot of games to play and we have to try to win something.” Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has attributed his rich vein of form to playing twice a week amid ongoing uncertainty over his future at Stamford Bridge. While speculation over a possible new contract rumbles on, the 34-year-old has enjoyed an impressive run in front of goal, including netting in each of his last four games. He struck his 27th goal in 94 England appearances last week with the winner against Brazil and also scored against Wigan on Saturday. “It’s not rocket science: the more you play you get sharper and you get match fit,” Lampard told Chelsea TV. “Since I’ve been able to play regularly I feel like I’ve got sharpness and the confidence. I’m 34, you still need confidence of playing regular games. It certainly helps me, to get flow in your game; you ask any player that, I’m not on my own there.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hazard strike sees Chelsea home

first_img After Jonjo Shelvey shot wide across goal for Swansea, the lively Hazard did similar after receiving a return pass from Eto’o and then Ramires fired at Tremmel from 25 yards. Chelsea continued to push forward. Oscar dived in to tackle Alejandro Pozuelo and crossed for John Terry, who volleyed into the floor, with Tremmel tipping over. It was one of a series of Blues set-pieces and when Swansea failed to adequately clear one Mata cross, Terry clipped the ball into the six-yard box and Williams cleared ahead of the lurking John Obi Mikel, whose goalscoring record is less than prolific. Hazard is Chelsea’s top-scorer in the Premier League this season and netted his seventh after being granted space to run. The Belgian cut in from the left and hit a swerving right-footed shot, which flew by Williams and Tremmel. The Swansea captain blocked the goalkeeper’s view, but Tremmel should have done better. The goalkeeper was fortunate not to concede another moments later after receiving a Williams back pass. Eto’o tackled him, before a relieved Tremmel retrieved the ball. Not for the first, or last, time in the game, Mourinho kicked out in frustration in his technical area. The gloss on Hazard’s performance almost washed off when he failed to adequately track back, allowing Alvaro Vazquez a shot at the back post. Petr Cech saved, but Hazard incurred the wrath of his manager before then almost redeeming himself by making space for another shot, this time straight at Tremmel, but saved. Eto’o should have doubled the lead when found by a lofted Mata pass, but shot too close to Tremmel and Ramires could not reach the rebound first. Chelsea launched an attack as soon as the match restarted and Eto’o, again, should have scored. Luiz’s long ball down the right found Mata, who crossed for Eto’o, but from six yards out the striker was denied when he shot straight at Tremmel. Hazard then found Eto’o on the edge of the area and he shot wide. Mourinho called on reinforcements as Frank Lampard replaced Oscar and Andre Schurrle came on for Mata. Tremmel turned the ball round the post from Lampard, who shot from his customary position on the edge of the area as again Chelsea were unable to double their lead. Mourinho continued pacing in his technical area and Swansea stretched their hosts on a couple of occasions, without causing Cech any alarm. Hazard made way for Willian for the closing stages but still Chelsea could not find a second. Eto’o felt he was pushed in the back by Jordi Almat as he tried to reach an aerial ball, going down more in hope than expectation. There was no late Swansea flurry, much to Eto’o and Mourinho’s relief, as Chelsea triumphed. The best saw Eto’o denied by goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel from point-blank range in the opening seconds of the second half as the Blues’ lack of potency was again illustrated. Mourinho has recently spoken of his unease every time his side miss a chance, knowing it could prove costly in defence. Swansea scarcely threatened, but as long as there was just one goal in it the Blues were vulnerable and Mourinho knew it. The visitors could not find an opening, though, leaving them with one win in six as Chelsea claimed en eighth win from nine home games this season to extend Mourinho’s unbeaten Premier League record at Stamford Bridge to 69 games. Chelsea will face a sterner test of their title credentials in Sunday’s home clash with in-form Liverpool, while Swansea face Aston Villa on Saturday. With Liverpool in mind, Mourinho made five changes from Monday’s goalless draw with Arsenal, with Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Juan Mata, Oscar and Eto’o in for Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard, Willian and Fernando Torres, respectively. Swansea, who made six changes following the loss to Everton, were soon under pressure. Hazard played a through ball so delightful that even recipient Oscar was unable to control it and Branislav Ivanovic’s deflected shot went over off Ashley Williams soon afterwards. Eden Hazard was arguably the only one of Chelsea’s four starting attacking players to emerge with any credit in attack – Oscar’s defensive workrate earned him a pass mark – as Mourinho was again left to bemoan his side’s lack of cutting edge. The impressive Hazard gave Chelsea an interval lead, but Samuel Eto’o spurned chances to double the advantage either side of half-time. Press Association Chelsea stayed in contention at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a slender win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge which left Jose Mourinho frustrated by familiar failings in front of goal.last_img read more

Sri Lanka passes bill to criminalise offences related to match-fixing

first_img“Many tried to prevent this piece of legislation, but I am happy that it was taken up today,” said Harin Fernando, Sri Lankan sports minister, after the bill was passed unanimously. 9 months ago Will not support proposed FTP of 2023-31: ECB chairman Graves to ICC LIVE TV Kunal Gaurav Last Updated: 12th November, 2019 14:47 IST Sri Lanka Passes Bill To Criminalise Offences Related To Match-fixing Sri Lanka became the first South Asian nation to criminalise offences related to match-fixing after it enacted “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” bill. Arjuna Ranatunga, cabinet minister and former Sri Lankan captain of men’s cricket team, supported the legislation during parliamentary debates.Read: KPL Match Fixing Case: All About CM Gautam, The Former IPL CricketerLaw on curators, support staff, retired playersThe bill provides for punishment for any person directly or indirectly involved in fixing. If a curator prepares a pitch to benefit betting operators or any other ground staff or support staff receives money or any other reward to disclose the condition of the playing surface comes under the ambit of a criminal offence.In case a retired player or any person connected to a sport provides corrupt figures access to local or foreign players in order to influence their performance for money or any other reward will be penalised accordingly. An independent, impartial Special Investigation Unit consisting of a number of Police Officers with a rank not less than an Assistant Superintendent of Police will be appointed to investigate any offence under this Act. Read: Bangladesh Cricket Strike: Ex-BCB Chief Accuses Board Of Match FixingICC on match-fixing offencesSri Lanka’s Sports Ministry, while drafting the bill, worked in close coordination with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-corruption unit (ACU). The offences under the ICC ACU Anti-Corruption Code is related to match-fixing, betting on cricket, misuse of inside information, failing to report an ‘approach’ or corrupt conduct to the ICC ACU, failing to cooperate with, or obstructing an investigation or proceedings.Read: ICC Suspends UAE Trio For Match Fixing Ahead Of WT20 QualifiersRead: TNCA Gives Clean Chit To TNPL T20 On Allegations Of Match Fixing(With Inputs from Agencies) 9 months ago Jonny Bairstow breaches Level 1 of ICC Code of Conduct against NZ Sri Lanka brought in tougher penalties for match-fixing and became the first South Asian nation to criminalise offences related to it after the Parliament passed “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” bill on November 11. All the three readings of the bill were passed without any amendment and if found guilty in offence related to corruption in sports, it provides for a fine not exceeding 100 million Sri Lankan rupee or a prison term not exceeding 10 years or both.  SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bycenter_img FOLLOW US 9 months ago ICC asks fans for a ‘Caption This’ moment featuring Jimmy Neesham WE RECOMMEND First Published: 12th November, 2019 14:47 IST COMMENT 9 months ago Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Bringing Smiles Back to Sri Lanka WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago ICC T20 rankings: Latest update after India vs Bangladesh T20I serieslast_img read more

IGT seeks new financial lead as Alberto Fornaro ends CFO tenure

first_img Submit StumbleUpon IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Share Alberto Fornaro – IGTNew York-listed gambling technology group International Game Technology Plc (IGT) has confirmed that senior executive Alberto Fornaro has chosen to end his tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Fornaro will leave the management team on 31 January 2020 to ensure a smooth corporate transition.IGT’s board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Rishton, current Senior VP and Chief of Group Auditing, to serve as interim CFO as it undertakes an executive search for Fornaro’s replacement.IGT Group Chief Executive Marco Sala praised the eight-year tenure for Fornaro, who served as a key stakeholder for the company through multiple transitions merging the business domains of IGT, GTech and Lottomatica.“I would like to thank Alberto, both personally and on behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, for his leadership and outstanding contribution during the last eight years as CFO of first GTECH and later IGT,” said Sala.“Alberto played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance, including helping to secure large, strategically important contracts for the next several years. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities, and wish him well in his future endeavours.”Fornaro added: “It has been a great honour to serve as IGT CFO and to participate in the company’s success during the last eight years. With the recent completion of important refinancing activity and a strong finance organization in place, it is the right time for me to move on to a new challenge.”last_img read more

Amazing video of Black Queens striker’s sister doing keepy uppies goes viral [WATCH]

first_imgPure talent I pray it doesn’t go waste but rather yield a fruitful results for the country 👌— BarimaShot Ababio (@BarimaShot) December 14, 2019 Wow! She would improve the Arsenal backline! Sign her up.— Robbo Ratings (@RatingsRobbo) December 15, 2019 Lovely, talented and she kept her sandals the whole time!— Brian Robertson (@Biesseman) December 15, 2019 Black Queens forward Samira Suleman has earned a number of plaudits for her time with the women’s senior national team.And it seems that her little sister is hot on her heels.Samira posted a video of her kid sister doing astonishing keepy uppies, a skill where a person keeps an object, usually a ball, off the ground by constantly hitting it up in the air with their foot or any other part of their body.The girl, who was unnamed, kept the object she was kicking in the air for quite a while, with both her left and right feet.She even switched things up a bit a couple of times in the video, kicking it with both feet as she jumped.The amazing video, originally posted on Twitter by her sister’s account, @Soccer_Diva9 has since gone viral, garnering over 6,000 likes and almost a thousand retweets. The reaction to the video and the girl’s extraordinary skills has been massive, with many people praising her.last_img read more

Gold for B&H: Adnan Pribišić won the first place on the Special Olympic World Games

first_imgAdnan Pribišić won the first gold medal in the race to 25 meters at the Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Thus, B&H won the first medal on this year’s Special Olympics, held in Los Angeles.Adnan won the gold medal in the category of breaststroke swimming on 25 meters, and Asmir Begović congratulated him on the success. Begović’s foundation donated the amount of 5 000 GBP to the Special Olympics of B&H for the purposes of going to Los Angeles.To recall, the International Special Olympic World Games will be held in Los Angeles this year from the 25th of July to the 2nd of August. 10,000 male and female athletes from 187 countries will participate, and the Olympic Games were officially opened by the US President, Barack Obama.Our delegation is made of athletes from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Gračanica, Srebrenica, Pale and Čelić who are making 29 members of our team, from which 20 athletes will compete in 4 sports: athletics, swimming, table tennis and women’s unified football. (Source: read more