Indian American lawmakers strongly criticize Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

first_imgPresident Trump’s State of the Union address to the joint session of US Congress was unusually long and it highlighted the performance of the administration and its upcoming initiatives. But the speech didn’t go well with his critics, especially the president’s statements on immigrants and Dreamers.All Indian Americans in Congress, much like their Democratic congressional colleagues, strongly criticized Trump’s speech.Read it at American Bazaar Related Itemslast_img

Bayern Munich Sack Coach Niko Kovac after Suffering Decade’s Worst Bundesliga Defeat

first_img bayern munichbundesligacoachniko kovac First Published: November 4, 2019, 11:15 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Munich: Bayern Munich on Sunday sacked coach Niko Kovac, a day after the German champions suffered a historic 5-1 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt — their worst Bundesliga defeat in a decade.”FC Bayern Munich have relieved head coach Niko Kovac of his duties,” the club said in a statement. The “mutual decision” was taken following talks with club president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and Kovac himself.”The performances of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was a need for action,” said Rummenigge.”We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, particularly for last season’s double win.” Assistant coach Hansi Flick will take charge of the team “until further notice”, the statement added.The 48-year-old former Croatia international said it was the right move for the side who sit in fourth place in the table after a series of disappointing matches.”I think this is the correct decision for the club at this time,” Kovac said.”I would like to thank FC Bayern for these past 18 months. During that time our team won the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Supercup. It was a good time. I wish the club and the team all the very best.”Bayern will play a Champions League match against Olympiakos on Wednesday before facing their biggest rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German top-flight on Saturday.NOT NAIVESaturday’s hammering by Eintracht was the club’s worst league defeat since a humiliating drubbing at Wolfsburg by the same scoreline in April 2009.A 10-man Bayern was shredded by Eintracht after defender Jerome Boateng was sent off in the ninth minute, and leaving Kovac’s future at the club hanging in the balance.”I know how this business works — I am not naive,” Kovac told reporters after the match.Bayern have won only five of their last 10 Bundesliga matches, leaving them with 18 points — four points behind leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.Even their few victories have been lacklustre, with few goals to brag about and a shaky defence that has struggled to gain momentum.”I don’t think the performance we produced will bring us serious success if we don’t get a handle on things,” Rummenigge bluntly told the squad after a hard-won 3-2 victory at Olympiakos in late October.Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper on Sunday reported Kovac’s men had started to lose faith in him.”The players are criticising him more often and more openly, allowing them to shift attention away from their own shortcomings,” the daily wrote.With Kovac’s departure, Bayern will be hoping to turn a page on the stuttering start to the season.”I’m now expecting a positive development from our players and an absolute desire to perform so we can achieve our goals for the season,” said Salihamidzic.After defeating the Bavarians in the German Cup final in his last match in charge of Eintracht in 2018, Kovac went on to win the Bundesliga and the German Cup in his first year in charge at Bayern.Only one month ago, Kovac’s short-term future at Bayern looked secure after he masterminded a 7-2 win over Champions League finalists Tottenham in London.Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are among the coaches named by bookmakers as possible replacements for Kovac, with the latter speaking fluent German and having previously expressed a desire to coach Bayern. last_img read more

Dunga fired as Brazil coach after shock exit from Copa America

first_imgBrazil fired Dunga as coach on Tuesday, the national football confederation said, two days after his side failed to get past the group stages of the Centenary Copa America.The Brazilians drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 but were beaten 1-0 by Peru to exit the competition at the group stages for the first time since 1987.Dunga, who was in his second spell as Brazil coach, was fired after a meeting at the CBF in Rio de Janeiro.CBF SACKS ENTIRE STAFF”The Brazilian Football Confederation decided this Tuesday to dissolve the technical commission of the Brazilian national team,” the CBF said in a short statement.”National teams coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi, coach Dunga and their entire team will leave their posts.””The CBF has began the process of choosing a new technical commission for the Brazilian team.”The overwhelming favourite to become Brazil’s new coach is Corinthians 55-year-old manager Tite.The new coach will also be charged with leading the under-23 squad in August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Tite led Sao Paulo’s biggest club to Brazil’s Serie A title in 2011 and 2015 as well as the Copa Libertadores and World Club Cup for the first time in 2012.last_img read more

Rahul Dravid urges decisive call on MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh’s role in team

first_imgTime has come for India to take decisions with focus on the 2019 World Cup and that includes a call on the role of MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the current team, feels former captain Rahul Dravid.”It is a call that is got to be taken by the selectors and the management,” Dravid told ‘ESPNCricinfo’ when asked about future of Yuvraj and Dhoni, who were the team’s number four and five in the Champions Trophy.”And what they see as the road map for Indian cricket, and where they see the role of both these cricketers going ahead for the next couple of years. Is there a place for both of them? Is there a place for only one of them?”Do you want to reassess it in a year’s time, six months’ time? Do you want to look at the available talent and see what they have to offer before going back to these two players,” he elaborated further.India will play the limited overs series in the West Indies beginning Friday with a full strength squad. However, Dravid hopes the youngsters get a chance in the playing eleven.”They have taken a decision to go to the West Indies with a full-strength squad. I really hope they are willing to experiment at least in the playing XI and give more opportunities to people.”If you don’t do that, suddenly you don’t want to come to a situation and, say, in a year’s time, where you say, ‘We haven’t given people chances so these are the only guys we have got.’advertisement”Better position to be in: ‘We have tried everything else, but we still feel that Yuvi and Dhoni are fit, they are playing very well, and they are the guys to see us through.’ And no one will complain about that,” he said.Dravid added that time has come to also decide on the spin combination with finger spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja not making much of an impact on flat pitches during the Champions Trophy.”We are playing on really flat wickets. It is tough on them, and … it is not happening. If you want wickets in the middle, wrist-spinners and mystery spinners are the ones who look like taking wickets on some of these flat wickets with the fielding restrictions.”It is nice to have Kuldeep Yadav coming in. He needs to be given a lot more game time. He has got ability, he has got a bit of mystery about him,” he added.Kuldeep has been picked in the squad for the West Indies tour comprising five ODIS and a T20 International.last_img read more

Australia call in Chadd Sayers with Jackson Bird out of Test squad

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Paceman Chadd Sayers has been drafted into Australia’s Test tour of South Africa as a replacement for injured quick Jackson Bird, who strained a hamstring during the last round of the Sheffield Shield. The 30-year-old has yet to win a Test cap but will join the Australian squad for their four-Test series starting on 1 March. Reuse this content Steve Smith Australia sport Perry similarly crowned her stellar year with a double century. Her 213 not out in November’s Ashes Test is the third-highest women’s Test score and an Australian record. She polled 116 votes, comfortably clear of Beth Mooney’s 78, while Megan Schutt was third on 65. Perry previously won the Belinda Clark Award two years ago.Smith amassed 1,754 runs in 24 Tests and one-dayers at an average of 67.46 during the voting period, from 8 January last year to 8 January this year.Lyon’s 62 wickets – the most by any Test player in world cricket during the voting period – made him a chance for the Test player category but Smith beat Lyon 32 votes to 16, adding to his 2015 win in the category.Smith scored a whopping 1305 runs in 11 Tests at an average of 81.56 with six centuries. Warner was next on the Test runs aggregate – 420 runs behind him. Smith said resilience was key to his own form and the Australian team’s progression to their Ashes triumph. He said Australia’s draw against India in the third Test at Ranchi and their Ashes draw at the MCG showed their fighting qualities.“You always want to play to win, sometimes it’s just not possible,” he said. “But showing the fight and determination to get through those moments and show resilience … that’s what we’re all about. We’ve made some really big strides in those areas.”While Smith’s Test form was outstanding, he is determined to improve in one dayers. “For my standards, I had a pretty poor one-day year and it perhaps reflects a lot of the results we’ve had in one-day cricket,” he said. Support The Guardian Allan Border medal winner Steve Smith and Ellyse Perry, who won the Belinda Clark Award, speak to media. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images news Cricket Read more Since you’re here… Topics “It’s disappointing for Jackson,” Australia captain Steve Smith said on Tuesday, the morning after he won the Allan Border medal for a second time. “But it’s exciting for Chadd at the same time. They both stand the seam up nicely and Chadd’s been rewarded for what he has done in Shield cricket for the last couple of years.”Smith said Bird’s injury was unfortunate and untimely. “It’s tough news for him,” he said. “He is a terrific guy to have around the group, he works incredibly hard. He’s just a great guy to have on tour with you – a terrific team man. I certainly feel for him that he unfortunately has this injury at this time.”South Australia’s Sayers has taken the most Shield wickets in the past 18 months – he has 246 first-class wickets at an average of 24.11.When the initial touring squad was announced last week, Sayers expressed disappointment at finding out via social media that he had been overlooked. Sayers sought out Australia’s chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns after the squad announcement.On Monday, Smith and Ellyse Perry dominated the major awards at Australian cricket’s Allan Border medal night. Smith’s outstanding year meant he won his second Border medal as well as a second Test player of the year award.Perry also won the Belinda Clark award for the second time as the top Australian women’s player. They were hot tips to take out the two major awards and the voting at Monday night’s function in Melbourne reflected their domination.Smith previously won the medal in 2015 and becomes the fifth player to win it more than once. He polled 246 and his vice-captain David Warner, who had won the previous two Border medals, was well behind on 162. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon rounded out the top three on 156.Smith captained Australia to the 4-0 Ashes series win this summer and also starred in last year’s 2-1 Test series loss away to India. He posted his highest Test score of 239 in the third Ashes Test. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australian selectors only concerned with Glenn Maxwell’s form Australia women’s cricket team Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Australia cricket team Share on Pinterest Pinterest last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HANTS COUNTY: Shubenacadie, Bridge Trunk 2 Shubenacadie Bridge on Highway 2 is reduced to one lane until Friday, Feb. 28. The speed limit is reduced to 50 km/h in the construction area. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction is taking place on Highway 102 at the bridges over Shubenacadie River until September 2015. Traffic is normally two lanes in both directions, however drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement. While the bridge is closed, the province is providing a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.). A detour route for drivers has also been marked. The shuttle bus schedule is available at . GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road.center_img INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Conns Mill Bridge Thomson Road, near Highway 104, will be closed from Hansford Siding Road to Conns Mill Road for repairs to the Conns Mill Bridge until Friday, March 7. Detour signs are in place. HANTS COUNTY: Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook Bridges The Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook bridges, on Route 202 in West Gore, have a 24-tonne weight restriction until further notice.last_img read more

Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores

first_imgSHORT HILLS, N.J. — A growing number of brands born on the internet, from Casper to Indochino, are opening physical stores and moving into suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shop online.Digital natives are discovering that it’s become more expensive to acquire customers through banner ads and email giveaways. At the same time, opening a store has become more affordable as mall vacancies force landlords to offer flexible leases and other perks. Jim Ward, who heads up recruiting for online brands for mall owner CBL, says it can be 10 times as expensive to acquire a new customer online as it is in a store.Store openings are a major shift for once online-only brands that until recently believed they didn’t need a physical presence to generate robust sales growth.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Presslast_img read more

US State Department addresses Turkish issues

first_imgWASHINGTON (AA) – State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf Wednesday tackled several pressing issues on Turkey.The Deputy Spokesperson denied media reports that the US has frozen its assistance to the Syrian opposition.“Not at all. Not to my knowledge. No, our assistance continues. Ambassador Ford is on the ground meeting with them right now. That report would seem to be pretty false to me,” said Harf during the daily press briefing. Turkish daily, Hurriyet, reported that the US had halted its assistance to the opposition pending the opposition meeting certain criteria.US still concerned over CPMIEC missile dealHarf concurred with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey’s missile defense future was ultimately a sovereign question. She added, however, that the US is concerned by the choice of the Chinese firm, China Precision Machinery Import Export Corp. (CPMIEC), and a potential lack of interoperability with NATO missile defense systems.“We have also said, two points, that this company is currently sanctioned by the United States, and that as part of NATO and a NATO ally, it is important to have systems that are interoperable”, remarked Harf.CPMIEC is currently sanctioned by the US for alleged violations of the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act.Source of Ignatius media leak still unknownThe source of a media report that alleged Turkey exposed 10 Iranians working with Mossad to Tehran is still unknown, according to Harf.“I have no information at all about who may have been sources of this kind of stuff that’s out there in the press,” said Harf.Asked whether the incident led to Congress delaying weapons transfers to Ankara, Harf said that such questions should be directed to Congress.last_img read more

Global Citizens Festival Spoiled with Mass Robbery Assaults with No Police

By Shaquile GoffAfter the Global Citizens festival in Johannesburg ended Monday morning, several people reported that robberies that occurred as they left the venue. The festival is an initiative seeking to “end extreme poverty by the year 2030,” according to its website. This year’s celebration was in honor of the 100th birthday of civil activist Nelson Mandela. Notable celebrities including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Dave Chappelle, and South African comedian Trevor Noah attended the event over the weekend. The organization’s original donation goal of $ 1 billion was surpassed seven times over, with donations coming from World Bank, Vodacom, PEPFAR, Cisco, and the government of South Africa, in addition to the celebrities that attended. The organization predicts this commitment will help 137,368,628 people worldwide. Unfortunately, feelings of goodwill were lost soon after attendees left the venue. Social media posts indicated that after leaving FNB stadium in Johannesburg, a crowd of young men rushed the group and snatched phones, purses, and bags. The director of Miss Universe SA tweeted “The screaming of girls and people everywhere still rings in my head…They knifed people, burning people. It was horrifying.” Lack of police presence was criticized as well, with a music publicist saying “We found two cops only when we were getting towards the highway.”A statement from Global Citizens Monday said “After such an inspiring evening, we are saddened to hear the challenges people had while leaving the venue. We have been working to support people getting home safely.” South African police said it only received one report of a single robbery and wasn’t aware of any others. However, the victims’ stories paint a different picture, and one woman said “If you were there you’d understand when I say I #survived. We survived.” read more

Syria Senior UN official voices alarm at ongoing abuses against journalists

The concern expressed by Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), comes amid a number of “disturbing” reports, the Paris-based agency said in a news release. These include news that Syrian caricaturist Ali Ferzat had been beaten by armed men on 25 August, and concern for freelance journalist Hanadi Zahlout, who has been in jail since her arrest on 25 July. “I am alarmed at continuing reports of detention and physical abuse against journalists,” said Ms. Bokova. “Torture and detention will never convince the people of Syria that might is right. “It is essential for the future of the country and its people that the authorities respect freedom of expression and listen to what their critics have to say,” she stated. As many as 2,000 Syrians have been killed in the past five months since the start of the pro-democracy protests, which are part of a broader uprising across North Africa and the Middle East that has led to the toppling of long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and conflict in Libya. A recent UN report found that the Syrian Government’s “widespread and systematic” attacks against its own people may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly warrant an investigation by the International Criminal Court. 1 September 2011The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom has voiced her alarm at continuing abuses committed against journalists in Syria and called on authorities to respect basic human rights, including the right to freedom of expression. read more

Nike nixes nameless tribute sneaker with No 3 76ers colours after Iverson

Nike nixes nameless tribute sneaker with No. 3, 76ers colours after Iverson demands answers by Dan Gelston, The Associated Press Posted Nov 20, 2014 10:39 am MDT PHILADELPHIA – Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honours Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colours while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company’s Zoom Flight ’96 collection.The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 — Iverson’s number — on each back heel and the red, white and blue colours of the Philadelphia 76ers. Neither Iverson nor the Sixers are named on the sneaker or on the branding for the shoe, which were expected to be released later this year or in early 2015.Iverson’s lawyer sent a letter to Nike this week objecting to the shoe.Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores.“Nike has made a business decision to not move forward with the shoe in the red/blue and white/purple colorways,” Wilkins said in an email. “However, two colorways inspired by the original 1996 colorways will still be available for purchase.”Iverson, who retired last season, has had a shoe contract with Reebok since Philadelphia made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft. Iverson’s signature shoe, “The Answer,” was Reebok’s flagship sneaker and runaway top seller during his prime seasons in the late 1990s, early 2000s. And Reebok is getting ready to release a new Iverson version of its iconic “Pump” sneaker.A letter faxed this week by Iverson’s attorney, Derek Challenger, to Nike demands the company remove the sneaker from any retail inventories or website advertisements and cease any future sales of the product.“Nike is clearly trying to use Allen Iverson’s celebrity status and persona to promote Nike’s shoes,” Challenger said. “There’s no other No. 3 that played for the 76ers that came out of the 1996 draft. For Nike to use his status to sell shoes, and not get his permission, to not compensate him, is bad business.”Challenger said Thursday after learning Nike was pulling the shoe that Iverson should be compensated for shoes that have already been sold and would still object if the No. 3 is on the heel of the sneaker.“They should get back to me with a number for all this,” he said. “I hope before the week is over I hear from them directly.”Lucas Ehrbar, editor of the website, said the sneaker released under the Nike Sportswear banner was already released in Asia. Ehrbar said Reebok’s brand has fallen among basketball sneaker junkies, leaving a gap for the dominant brand to model sneakers for the 2001 NBA MVP.“A lot of people would rather wear Nike anyway,” Ehrbar said. “The only reason they’re wearing Reebok is because someone like Iverson has a shoe with them.”Iverson spent his first 10 seasons in Philadelphia, mashing hip-hop culture and hoops like no player before him.Even in retirement, Iverson still has worldwide appeal to sneakerheads. The Nike tribute sneaks can be found on eBay — under a search for Iverson — for $109 to $129 a pair.“They’re not meant to play basketball in. It’s about fashion and lifestyle,” Ehrbar said.Iverson and rapper Jadakiss are scheduled to help launch the Villa x Reebok Pump on Thursday at a restaurant near the 76ers’ practice facility in Philadelphia.Athletes have had mixed results fighting use of their likeness that didn’t directly involve their name. Former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon and others including NBA legend Bill Russell settled a class-action lawsuit against EA Sports for $40 million for its use of their likenesses in their college basketball video games. But former Cleveland running back Jim Brown lost a similar lawsuit against the same company in a decision that was upheld in a federal appeals court. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Policy brief calls for more transparent hiring youth employment strategy

A significant portion of Niagara employers hire their staff through the ‘hidden’ job market, according to a newly-released youth employment policy brief co-researched by Brock University.Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory (NCO) and the Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB) estimate that 20 per cent of the region’s employers could be using private job boards, paywalls and other publicly inaccessible ways of recruiting employees rather than advertising positions openly.This makes it difficult for researchers and policy-makers to assess job demand in the region and come up with ways to address youth employment, according to the brief “Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile,” released Tuesday, March 20 at Brock.Expanding on earlier research by the NCO, the Youth in Niagara brief expands population, education and occupation numbers to give a snapshot of the area’s youth employment situation and employment sectors most likely to hire youth.“If Niagara is going to be a region that remains globally competitive, and one that can energize growth in small-to-medium enterprise, then it is vital for us to engage in research topics that help us map and leverage our talent opportunities,” said NCO Director Charles Conteh.Mario De Divitiis, NWPB CEO, said the research is an important tool for the region.“This project demonstrates what happens when local research organizations collaborate on topics that serve the local needs while laying the groundwork for approaching systemic workforce challenges,” he said.The policy brief notes that there are no specific measures of capturing youth employment numbers outside of specific programs, as age-targeted hiring generally goes against labour and human rights legislation.The researchers therefore looked at entry-level jobs requiring less than two years’ experience.Of the 11,995 entry-level job postings in Niagara the researchers examined during 2017, 74.4 per cent were located in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland, even though those cities house only 61.1 per cent of Niagara’s population.Sales and service occupations dominated youth employment. The sector accounted for 29.6 per cent of total employment for the working-age population in the St. Catharines-Niagara area. However, among youth aged 15 to 29, sales and service jobs accounted for 49 per cent of employment.About a third of jobs in this sector are part time, according to the report. Jobs in this sector had among the lowest incomes in 2016. Yet Niagara’s youth are highly educated, with 64.2 per cent of the region’s 25- to 29-year-olds possessing a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.Their top three areas of study are: health and related fields; business, management and public administration; and social and behavioural sciences and law.The researchers urge employers to advertise their job postings publicly, not only to help young people get jobs, but also to enable policy-makers and organizations to create programs and services for those looking for work.“The challenge with the hidden job market is that, as we move into a more data-driven economy, we are going to see more tools for job seekers and employers depending on open data,” said NWPB research and project manager Adam Durrant.“If that data is only reflecting a slice of what the market actually needs, then we can reasonably expect it to have a ripple effect into training programs or hiring incentives,” he said.The brief recommends providing companies with nine or fewer employees a job posting template. This would make it easier for them — and policy-makers — to get a good picture of labour demand and recruit for the positions.“By creating a culture where it is easier for employers to hire through transparent and measurable means, we address both the short-term challenge of getting a person into a job, and the longer-term challenges of maintaining balance between labour supply and demand,” Conteh said.The brief calls for a “broader youth employment and engagement strategy” to address youth employment challenges in the region. read more

Republic of Shame One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide

first_img Image: Laura Hutton/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article In the course of her research, Hogan said it became clear how much State bodies knew what was going on in these homes.“There were concerns raised about the deaths in these institutions in the very first years they were running and it just seems that nothing was done to prevent these deaths – nothing effective – because the deaths continued,” she said.“I spoke to social workers who visited the institutions and it wasn’t a secret, they were very aware of the various institutions. It was just what was done.It does make you think, what are we accepting today that future generations will say ‘how did we let that happen?’As well as interviewing women who had spent time in the homes, Hogan spoke to members of the religious orders that ran them.A midwife at St Patrick’s institution told her stories of women writing letters to their family pretending to be in foreign countries working.One woman that came in had been wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy because she lived at home.She said it was important for her to speak to people from the religious orders because there has been a “pervasive silence” from them about the treatment of unmarried mothers in the homes. “The religious sisters, they often told me that the families had sent these women to the institutions or they’d ask me where the fathers were, but I also think they did feel that they didn’t speak up at the time and did look back on this with some shame.” These stories are so important, the lived experience of women who were sent to these institutions. A lot of these women haven’t told their children or their families that they were in institutions. Sat 6:01 PM By Michelle Hennessy Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 6:00 PM Image: Laura Hutton/ 35 Comments CAELAINN HOGAN GREW UP just a stone’s throw from Ireland’s biggest holding centre for adoptions.“These institutions were places that you walked by every day and you didn’t know the history, didn’t know what happened behind the walls.”Hogan has friends whose mothers were adopted from mother and baby homes and through her work as a journalist has met people who were born the same year as her – in 1988 – in the Bessborough home in Cork.With her new book, Republic of Shame, she wants to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.“Talking to people my own age who were affected by this really impressed on me how recent this is, it’s not the past,” she told“In the book, there are quite a few women who use pseudonyms, there is still fear of speaking out. A lot of women still feel the stigma, but that is starting to change. Share61 Tweet Email 26,243 Views Short URL Republic of Shame: ‘One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy’ A new book seeks to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.last_img read more

Xperia neo L le premier smartphone Android 40 de Sony

first_imgXperia neo L : le premier smartphone Android 4.0 de SonySony vient de dévoiler son premier smartphone embarquant Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Hélas, seul le marché chinois se verra proposer ce nouveau mobile, tandis que les autres terminaux Android de Sony doivent se contenter de la version 2.3 de l’OS.Alors que la gamme de smartphones Xperia de Sony sont cantonnés à la version 2.3 d’Android 2.3 – même le dernier-né, le Xperia Sola, fonctionnera avec Gingerbread – la firme nippone vient de dévoiler son premier smartphone sous Ice Cream Sandwich. Un terminal pour l’heure hélas réservé au marché chinois.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Baptisé Xperia neo L, le téléphone affichera un écran tactile LCD FWVGA de 4 pouces d’une résolution de 480 x 854 pixels. Il embarquera un appareil photo 5 megapixels capable de capturer de la vidéo en 720p. Le smartphone est équipé d’un processeur Snapdragon S2 cadencé à 1GHz et d’un GPU Adreno 205. Il dispose de 512Mo de mémoire vive (RAM) et offrira 1 Go de mémoire interne extensible via une carte microSDHC.En matière de connectivité, le Xpera neo L est équipé de l’HSDPA jusqu’à 7,2 Mbps, du Wi-Fi N  et du Bluetooth 2.1. Avec ses mensurations de 120.0 x 61.0 x 12.8 millimètres pour 131,5 grammes, il sera proposé en Chine en seulement deux couleurs : noir et blanc. Son prix, comme sa date de sortie, ne sont pas encore connus.Le 21 mars 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more