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Trinidadian academic and activist Rhoda Reddock elected to UN committee

first_imgEminent scholar and activist Professor Rhoda Reddock has been elected as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).First timeA statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Reddock will serve for the period, 2019-2022, and “this is the first time since becoming a party to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1990 that Trinidad and Tobago has presented a candidate to CEDAW.Reddock was one 16 candidates competing for the 12 vacancies on the Committee. She was elected on Thursday during balloting at the United Nations securing 158 out of 185 votes – the highest number of votes received among the candidates.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said as a member of the Committee, Reddock, who served as deputy principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), will join 22 other independent experts in monitoring the progress made by States in the implementation of the Convention.It said the Committee represents one of the foremost mechanisms worldwide for the promotion of human rights and fair treatment of women as it assists State Parties in improving their human rights record and providing women and girls with equal access to opportunities for growth and development.last_img read more

Leaf roster starts to take shape as Maida & Company works through KIJHL preseason

first_imgThe next day, the Leafs play its home opener at the NDCC Arena.   Nice local flavour remains in camp   This season Leaf fans should have a chance to see a lot more Nelson Minor Hockey products on the roster.   Currently five players from the Heritage City remain in camp, including forwards Dallon Stoddart, Linden Horswill and Carsen Willans along with defence men Nolan Taylor and Blake Arcuri.   Both Arcuri (recovering from off-season shoulder surgery) and Horswill (concussion) are both being held out of any contact skills or games.   Maida has also said defenceman Cole Arcuri, a member of the Kootenay Ice of the Major Midget squad, should also see some action as an affiliate call up during the season.   Other players back from last season include Patrick Martens, Colton Schell, Riley Henderson and Tyler Parfeniuk. Leafs know a lot about goalie Andrew Walton, former of Castlegar and Fernie. Walton is also the main man in goal for the Leafs.   New players for the Green and White   Before former coach and GM Chris Shaw left for Vernon Vipers of the BCHL, the skipper recruited a few players who have turned up in Nelson.   Joining the Leafs are defence man Taylor Carribeau and defence man Nicholaus Newman of California, forward Max Bois, coming from the camp of the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings and Russell Turner of Westside Warriors.   Brett Norman is also in Nelson after missing out with Dawson Creek.   Maida also said defenceman Walker Sidoni, playing last season as a 16-year-old, was on the bubble for the Vernon Vipers while forward Marcus Dahl was in  Manitoba. [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsWhen your a rookie coach a win is a win no matter what the time of the season.Which is why, despite burning the candle at both ends, Frank Maida is smiling a little more after just over a week into the 2011-12 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.   “We played 10 games in just over five days which gave us a good look at the kids,” Maida said following the weekend pre-season tournament in Fruitvale that saw the Leafs defeat Beaver Valley I 5-3 in the final.   “So the boys were given a well-deserved day off but were going to get right back at it Tuesday.”   Maida was pleased with the goal-scoring explosion of sniper Colton Schell.   “Colton had a great weekend and scored multiple goals all the games,” he said. Maida has yet to make any significant cuts to the roster, with 25 players remaining in camp.   Tonight is another chance for bubble-boys to impress coaching staff as the Leafs travel to Castlegar to face last years KIJHL finalists, the Rebels. Game time is 7:30 p.m.   Thursday is the final game of the pre-season as the Rebels meet Nelson at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.   “I’ll probably make a few changes to the roster for each of the games,” Maida said. “But whoever is playing we’re going to roll the lines and allow the players the opportunity to show us what they’ve got before we make our final decisions.”   Nelson opens the season September 16th in Castlegar against the same Rebel team.   last_img read more

Edwards, Milligan lead Selkirk Saints past Eagles

first_imgEastern Washington started to chip away in the second period after a shorthanded goal by Cody Ogrin made the score 4-1. But just three minutes later, Saints first year forward Ryan Edwards returned the favour, also with a man down, to regain the four goal lead.Milligan got his second of the night to build a 6-1 Saints lead heading into the final break.The home side continued to pound Eastern Washington in the last 20 minutes, outshooting the Eagles 13-3 and 41-15 overall. Edwards scored his second of the night with just over a minute left to cap off the convincing win.James Prigione earned the win in goal, his second of the year and seventh out of 10 over the past two seasons.The win evens the Saints season record at 3-3-0-1. Selkirk is four points behind league leading Trinity Western and one in back of second-place Simon Fraser and University of Victoria.The Saints biggest test of the year will come this Friday and Saturday as they host a double header versus longtime rival Simon Fraser University. The puck drops on both games at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex. The defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Champion Selkirk College Saints have proven they are tough to beat at home after defeating the Eastern Washington University Eagles for the third straight time in as many games.Unlike in the previous week when a dramatic victory was earned in the final seconds, on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex it was all Saints, all game as the hosts blasted the Eagles 7-1.Selkirk College flew out of the gates with a relentless attack that saw them find the scoreboard four times in the first nine minutes. Matt Martin, Alex Milligan, Thomas Hardy and Mason Spear notched the first period goals for the Saints who outshot the Eagles 12-6.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, AVANZARE, WINNER: “He had tunnel vision in the starting gate. I was able to go out there and Fernando (Perez, on El Nino Terrible) set a decent pace that was comfortable. He kicked home really nice and he was giving me that feeling down the backside.“I breezed him five days ago on the dirt and when I looked at the work, he had the second-fastest work that morning (at the distance.) I thought he went in 1:01 and he actually went in 59 and usually when they do that they’re doing awfully well. He’s a great turf horse and he’s still improving. He’s gained some confidence from the Native Diver, which was the first time I rode him. It was kind of gooey and he didn’t seem like he was enjoying it but he still ran third.”TRAINER QUOTES WINNING TRAINER TOM PROCTOR HAD NO COMMENTcenter_img NOTES: The winning owners are Donato Lanni or John S. Youngblood of Springfield, MO.-30-last_img read more

Crumbs: the award-winning African sci-fi film now available to watch online

first_imgThe Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs, which has earned a cult film status among critics and movie-lovers around the world, has finally been released online. (Photo: Crumbs Facebook)CD AndersonBypassing the traditional route of commercial theatre and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs is now available to watch online on Vimeo, following two years of building its reputation on the international film festival circuit as one of the most innovative and entertaining independent films in the last two years.Watch the Crumbs trailerDirected by Spanish-born, Addis Adaba-based filmmaker Miguel Llansó, Crumbs blends an apocalyptic science fiction narrative with a touching love story, incorporating visual elements of Afro-futurism, surreal Romanticism with Western pop culture touchstones.Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs’ Now Available for Streaming Worldwide— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) November 17, 2016The film tells the story of Gagano (Daniel Tadesse) and Birdy (Selam Tesfaye) and their journey of exploration (both physical and metaphorical) deep into a dystopian wasteland. Along the way, the pair tackle witchcraft, aliens, Nazis and, most bizarrely, Santa Claus, all building towards an epic confrontation between forces of good and evil.Tonight, 13th! Ethiopian Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film “CRUMBS” in COPENHAGEN!— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) July 13, 2016The 70 minute low-budget production, completed in 2015, earned a Nightfall Jury mention at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film at Montreal’s annual Fantasia International Film Festival. The film has been shown at various festivals across Europe, Africa and the US.The New York Times called the film “stunningly shot” and admired the film’s lo-fi charm and quirky humour. Highlighting the film’s outlandish and imaginative style, the Hollywood Reporter compared Crumbs to films such as District 9 and ET, saying it was a film that does more with its meagre resources (a budget less than US$250,000) than most Hollywood blockbusters could do with multi-million dollar budgets.Ethiopian sci-fi film #crumbs tonight and tomorrow @FilmhuisCavia in Amsterdam. Event here:— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) March 31, 2016Its growing reputation amongst sci-fi geeks and cult movie fans, thanks in part to an engaging organic social media campaign by producers, has built up considerable word-of-mouth buzz around the film, to the point where the time is right to give Crumbs a wider release using the power of the internet.Crumbs is now available to stream and download for less than US$10 on the Vimeo website. For something more permanent, fans can also order the film on DVD featuring behind the scenes action as well as two additional short films by director Llansó.Watch the opening scene of Crumbs below:Source: OkayAfricalast_img read more

Utica FFA advances in Food Science CDE

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Submitted by Kimberlee Hornyak, Utica FFAOn Monday, November 12th, 9 members from the Utica FFA chapter attended the District Food Science CDE at Zane Trace high school and qualified for the state competition in December. The Food Science CDE tests members abilities to identify aromas, identify food safety errors, and identify food science equipment. This CDE also requires members to perform a triangle taste test and use mathematics to find information about foods. The Utica FFA chapter placed second out of fourteen teams. Individually, Trina Orr placed placed 4th, Aramaik Wright placed 5th, Seth Blake placed 13th, Kimberlee Hornyak placed 23rd, Georgia Gamble placed 35th, Montanna Moran placed 78th, Bella Ellis placed 90th , Lindsay Gray placed 104th, and Melodie Woodruff placed 133rd out of 140 participants. Trina Orr, Aramaik Wright, Seth Blake, and Kimberlee Hornyak will be represeting the Utica FFA chapter at the State Contest on December 1st at the Ohio State University.last_img read more

Indian designers Shivan, Narresh all set to showcase bikini collection at Miami

first_imgPadma LakshmiIndian fashion designers are making a giant leap towards the international runway. This time it’s beachwear designers Shivan Bhatiya, 27, and Narresh Kukreja, 25, who are wooing the world.With international celebrities like hip-hop sensation Fergie, pop star Nicki Minaj and supermodel Padma Lakshmi sporting their designs, the duo is,Padma LakshmiIndian fashion designers are making a giant leap towards the international runway. This time it’s beachwear designers Shivan Bhatiya, 27, and Narresh Kukreja, 25, who are wooing the world.With international celebrities like hip-hop sensation Fergie, pop star Nicki Minaj and supermodel Padma Lakshmi sporting their designs, the duo is already hot property. They are now gearing up to premiere their Spring/Summer Collection 2011, Mosaic, at the Swimshow Trade Fair in Miami.They will introduce bikinis that have been hand crafted using a special tech fabric resistant to tan, sunscreen lotion and chlorine water. Sensible style anyone?last_img read more

10 months agoMassive Chinese offer made for Barcelona attacker Malcom

first_imgMassive Chinese offer made for Barcelona attacker Malcomby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA Chinese Premier League club have tabled a huge bid for Barcelona attacker Malcom.While unnamed, AS says the offer is worth a massive €65m.Malcom only joined Barca last summer from Bordeaux and has battled to find a place in coach Ernesto Valverde’s plans so far this season. His move from France cost Barca €40m.Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is now weighing up whether to accept.With plans to buy a centre-half and a striker next month, Bartomeu could cash in on Malcom with the aim to put the money raised towards their own transfer targets. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Videos: Angel Rodriguez Tip-In With 1.4 Seconds Remaining Gives Miami Big Win Over Pitt

first_imgAngel Rodriguez makes last-second tip-in against Pitt.Vine/Rob DausterGuard Angel Rodriguez led all scorers with 17 points in Miami’s 65-63 win over Pitt, but no basket was bigger than his final one. With just 1.4 seconds remaining on the clock, Rodriguez tipped the ball in to give the Hurricanes the decisive lead.Wild sequence as Miami takes the lead with 1.4 seconds left over Pitt— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 10, 2016Angel with the huge tip-in and the BUC is going nuts as Miami leads 65-63 with 1.4 sec left. Here’s my view:— Austin Sapin (@AustinSapin) February 10, 2016There was a bit of drama on the ensuing Pitt inbounds, with some contact on the last second heave, but the refs did not make a call, giving Miami the win.Refs swallow the whistle and Miami wins over Pitt.— Adam Comarow (@ComarowsCorner) February 10, 2016Miami is now 19-4, and 8-3 in ACC play.last_img read more

The Latest Russia says critics politicizing Interpol

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on the Interpol general assembly and leadership election (all times local):1p.m.Russian authorities are accusing unnamed Kremlin critics of trying to politicize the upcoming election of the Interpol president.Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to lead the international law enforcement agency will undermine Interpol and politicize police co-operation across borders.In a Tuesday statement Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk lashed out at critics, which she did not name, accusing them of running a “campaign to discredit” the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk. She said that Prokopchuk, who is an Interpol vice-president, is a respected professional, and, if elected, he will be leading the organization “in the interests of the international police community.”Interpol’s general assembly is expected to elect its new president on Wednesday.___10:30 a.m.Kremlin critic Bill Browder says naming a top Russian police official as president of Interpol could undermine the international law enforcement agency.Browder says President Vladimir Putin has tried to use Interpol to hunt down critics and electing a Russian to lead the agency could intensify such efforts. Browder, who runs an investment fund that had operated in Moscow, has campaigned for sanctions against Russian officials charged with human rights abuses after his former lawyer died in custody.Alexander Prokopchuk, a general in the Russian Interior Ministry, is the front-runner to become Interpol’s next president.Browder told the BBC on Tuesday that Interpol shouldn’t put a Putin subordinate “in charge of the most important law enforcement” institution at a time when Russia is charged with using chemical weapons and hacking elections.The Associated Presslast_img read more