Business groups urge caution over chancellor’s minimum wage rise

first_imgIn his speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester, Javid announced an increase of the minimum wage to £10.50 by 2024 and a lowering of the age limit at which it is received to 21. British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam Marshall said businesses needed “ample time” to “adjust to any changes” in the minimum wage, which the Conservatives increased and called the “national living wage” in 2016. Harry Robertson “The chancellor’s announcement today to eliminate low pay by the middle of the decade is hugely ambitious, and hugely welcome.” whatsapp Read more: Sajid Javid to increase national living wage to £10.50 Read more: Government hits back at Hammond’s currency conspiracy theory Monday 30 September 2019 5:21 pm Business groups urge caution over chancellor’s minimum wage rise plan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funmaternityweek.comWilliam and Kate Have Been Told Their Fate Once Charles Finally Becomes Kingmaternityweek.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com British business groups have urged caution over chancellor Sajid Javid’s pledge to markedly increase the minimum wage while welcoming his confirmation that he will boost spending on infrastructure. Share The CBI’s director general Carolyn Fairbairn also urged caution, saying: “Increasing productivity is the only way to sustainable pay rises.”center_img whatsapp Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) chairman Mike Cherry said the “increase will leave many small employers struggling and, without help, could make some small firms unviable”. He also promised an “infrastructure revolution” while confirming £25bn would be spent upgrading Britain’s roads. Tej Parikh, chief economist at the Institute of Directors, said: “Funding for transport infrastructure upgrades was top of the domestic wish list for business leaders coming into the year.”  Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell branded the plans a “pathetic attempt at catch-up”. He said: “Labour will introduce £10 as a minimum as soon as we take office,” which would apply to everyone over 16. “The government’s ambition to raise and simplify the national living wage is laudable but the path to doing so must be on the basis of clear economic evidence,” Marshall said. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid arrives at The Midland hotel opposite the Manchester Central convention complex on the second day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the in Manchester, north-west England on September 30, 2019. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has denied allegations he made unwanted sexual advances towards two women 20 years ago. Journalist Charlotte Edwardes wrote in a column for The Sunday Times that Johnson put his hand on her thigh at a dinner party thrown by the magazine he was editing at the time. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) However, Nye Cominetti, economic analyst at the Resolution Foundation think tank, said the minimum wage is one of Britain’s “big policy success stories”. Yet the Institute for Economic Affairs think tank was less keen. Its director general Mark Littlewood said that as long as the expensive High Speed Two railway “remains on the Treasury’s books, it is near-impossible justify any hike in transport spending”.  “Devolved, local infrastructure projects should be prioritised over the government’s grandstanding pet-project”. (Image credit: Getty) Business groups were more receptive of the plans to ramp up spending on infrastructure. The FSB’s Cherry said: “Investing in the road network is vital in keeping the country competitive.” He urged that “upgrades are delivered quickly and effectively”.last_img read more

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Moccasins take over social media for ‘Rock Your Mocs’ 2015

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | CommunityMoccasins take over social media for ‘Rock Your Mocs’ 2015November 16, 2015 by David Purdy, KTOO Share:Crystal Nelson holds up a pair of moccasins passed down to her from her grandmother. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)November is Native American Heritage Month, and people across the world are celebrating on social media with an online event called Rock Your Mocs.Now in its fifth year, the event encourages indigenous people everywhere to post pictures of themselves wearing moccasins. Social networks are full of people sporting an array of moccasins of all shapes, sizes and colors.#rym2015 TweetsCrystal Nelson in Juneau posted a picture of her moccasins to the group’s Facebook page this year. For her, they represent a common symbol for Native people no matter where they are.“I think moccasins are such an iconic image for indigenous people on this continent and they look different from different regions, but we all have a version and it’s probably one of the easiest things we can use to represent us all, ‘cause we can just slip them on and go about our day,” she said.Her moccasins have intricate bead work and fur, but their significance goes far beyond their aesthetic  appeal – they make a statement.Two pairs of moccasins Crystal Nelson has worn for Rock Your Mocs 2015. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)“It’s about family, it’s about heritage, it’s about solidarity,” she said. “To make people remember, we are still here and we still hold the parts of us that they could never take away.”Each pair has a special meaning for her and a story that goes with them. The most significant to her are a pair that has been in her family for generations. When her aunt gave them to her as a graduation gift, she was overwhelmed.“I was like ‘oh my god, you’re giving these to me?’ And she said, yeah, your grandmother put a lot miles on those, and then your mom put a lot of miles on those and now they’re for you to dance in because I know that you’ll use them and I know you’ll take care of them.”Crystal uses these moccasins for dance performances, but for other occasions and every day wear, she has other pairs as well – each with their own story.Share this story:last_img read more

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My LA to Z: Troian Bellisario

first_imgCelebrityTVMy LA to Z: Troian BellisarioThe native Angeleno and star of Pretty Little Liars (the show’s Christmas special airs December 9) took some time out of her acting/pole dancing/scent mixing schedule to dish on her favorite spots in L.A. Here’s where she goes to play dress-up, find unique gifts, and indulge in ”table toast”By Marielle Wakim – December 9, 20141181ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSilver Lake ReservoirIt’s one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I’ve found in this neighborhood. When the sun sets and you look across the water, it reminds me of the hills of Italy. It’s such a great walk or run to take, t00—it’s flat, so you can kind of convince yourself that you’re a hardcore runner even though there’s really only one hill that you ever have to tackle. One’s enough, that’s what I always say.The Greek TheaterI love the Hollywood Bowl, but there’s something so wonderful and tiny and tucked away about the Greek. Especially being outdoors and hearing the coyotes at night. I recently saw Postal Service there, which was a childhood dream. I was actually weeping through everything. I’ve also seen Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes there a number of times. He’s my all-time favorite songwriter. I met him at the Greek when I was 17—too young to meet one of your idols. He invited me to a party, and that was one of those moments where my life could’ve been totally different, except that I was like, I have homework to do and this is the right decision because I want to keep you as one of those people that I love from afar.The Sweat SpotFor a while I was trying to keep it secret and small because I’ve been going there for like five years. But now it’s one of those things where it’s like, there’s no way we’re keeping this a secret because Ryan Heffington, who started it and is the main teacher, is an actual star. He’s has been blowing up because he did Sia’s Chandelier video choreography, the Arcade Fire video with Andrew Garfield, and the latest Lykke Li video. The best part about Sweat Spot, though, is that it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, if you’re male, female, young, or old. You just go and have fun. There’s a great hip-hop class and a really fun rock ‘n’ roll ballet class. It’s just a place to get dirty and sexy. There’s this incredible girl there who must be 15 now, but she’s been going there since she was 12. I’ve been watching her dance and I finally introduced myself and told her, “You are incredible.” And she was like, “I watch your show!” I was like, “No, shut up about my show, you are amazing!” I was kind of enlisting her to teach me how to dance like she does, and she was like, this is so awkward!Jumbo’s Clown RoomOne of my favorite places—even though I’ve only been there twice, maybe—is Jumbo’s Clown Room. I take pole-dancing classes, but I’m just starting. It goes great with aerial silks, which I also do. It’s actually kind of hilarious. It’s not a strip bar—you’d call it a bikini bar because there’s no nudity and because you can drink. The women there are so talented. That’s the thing: I love circus, I love pole, and I love aerial for the gymnastics element and for the creative element. I know most people would be like, Oh my god, she’s talking about a strip bar, but you don’t understand; these women are basically Olympic athletes. They are so beautiful, and they are not there for you! (Laughs.) They are there for themselves. And anyways, it’s fun!ForageI literally go there and think, give me all of the vegetables, and don’t buy anything from that baked goods case. Their desserts are wicked. Every time I go with my friends I’m like, “So, who’s getting the side of mac and cheese…? Not me, but we obviously are.” Whenever I go out to brunch with my best girlfriend we always have “table toast,” which is French toast for the table (laughs). We went out with all of our guys and we were sitting there and we were like, “So we’re going to get a table toast and then we’re going to get blah blah…,” and everybody was like, what?NecromanceIt’s two joint stores, and there’s one side that’s sort of like Victorian medical supplies which is really fun, but the side that I’m into is like an old curiosity shop. It reminds me of this store in New York that I love called Evolution. Necromance is full of the most beautiful collected animal bones and peacock plumes and taxidermy things. I got [costar] Lucy Hale snake vertebra earrings from there. If you want to get somebody a gift that you know they will never ever have, Necromance is your jam.Memoire Liquide Bar At Fred Segal in Santa Monica, there is a bar for this perfume called Memoire Liquide. I’m obsessed with scents, and my favorite thing to do for people when I feel like I kind of understand them is make them a signature scent. Memoire Liquide has the most beautiful display of these tiny little essence oils, and you choose your top notes, your middle notes and your bottom notes. You can make it an eau de toilette or you can make it a spray with an alcohol and oil base. Once you make your scent you can name it, and they’ll keep it on file for you so you can always go back and get more.GjelinaI live so far away from it, but Gjelina is my favorite place in the world. Tasting Kitchen is so good, too, but I never get over to Gjelina enough to be like, it’s okay to go to Tasting Kitchen. At Gjelina I will eat anything with burrata. Anything. And their pizza is so good. I’m a pescatarian, and they always have a beautiful piece of fish. And Gjelina Take Away? It’s so good. They have great tuna salad, but any place that has cases of vegetable as side dishes makes me the happiest person in the world. If they ever opened up a Gjelina on the East Side I would probably never leave.Moon Juice ShopWhat do I get at Moon Juice? What don’t I get at Moon Juice? They have a ginger apple lemon drink that’s incredible. I’m obsessed with ginger, so every time I have juice or anything it has to have a bunch of ginger in it. I’m talking to the point where I can’t really swallow it because it’s clearing out my nose. There’s also a great carrot, lime, and coconut juice that’s amazing. Their almond milks and their date shakes are great, and so is the Mango Lassi, which has coconut meat, mango, and probiotics with a little bit of lime. It is the most refreshing thing. It’s one of those things that cools you from the inside out.Dream Collective It’s one of those incredibly expensive stores, but I will save up to go buy lotion or a beautiful crystal geode necklace. They’ve got these very selective clothing items that are all made of linens as well as sun hats and beautiful handmade sandals made of leather with woven soles. They’ve also got these beautiful prints that are sort of natural geodesic designs from sacred geometry.Shareen VintageShareen is the nicest person. I’ve been going there since I was so little. A lot of the girls that started going to her when they were 14, she dressed them for their proms and now she’s dressing them for their weddings. All of the wedding dresses and all of the gowns that she designs herself are named after women, and it’s the names of all of these girls that she’s known since they were young teens. Taking a trip to her warehouse is also the best girl date you could ever go on because there are no boys allowed inside. You can get naked and eat candy and put on ‘80s prom dresses, or, in my case, Victorian ripped-to-shreds things that I just float around in.Little Dom’sLittle Dom’s is one of my favorite restaurants ever. Their French toast comes out in a cast iron skillet, so technically it’s bread pudding. It’s covered in whipped cream, and it’s pretty much all for me. And their brunch is just as good as their dinner. I love that old Italian atmosphere. Basically anything that reminds me of New York, I’m there.IntegratronIt’s outside of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree. I don’t want to say anything about it except that it’s the most amazing experience you’ll have. If you’re on a desert road trip, which is one of my favorite things to do, always stop by the Integratron for a sound bath. And I won’t say anything more than that.Photographs courtesy (in order): (1) Wikipedia; (2) Flickr/Pedro Szekely; (4) Jumbo’s Clown Room; (5) Forage L.A.; (11) Shareen Vintage; (15) Wikipedia. All other photographs courtesy facebook.com  TAGSDream CollectiveForageFred SegalGjelinaIntegratronJumbo’s Clown RoomLittle Dom’sMemoire LiquideMoon Juice ShopNecromancePretty Little LiarsShareen VintageSilver Lake ReservoirThe Greek TheatreThe Sweat SpotPrevious articleSlide Show: The Beautiful Ruins of an Art Deco Movie PalaceNext articleJohn Cho is “Unforgettable”Marielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Stranger-than-Fiction History of the IntegratronLegendary L.A. Retailer Ron Robinson Is (Happily) Closing Up ShopA Battle Is Brewing Over Fred Segal’s Iconic Signlast_img read more

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Lung cancer drug Lilly bought for $8 billion delivers strong results

first_img What is it? Matthew Herper About the Author Reprints Anne Weston/Francis Crick Institute/Wellcome Tags biotechnologycancerSTAT+ Biotech By Matthew Herper Sept. 9, 2019 Reprints [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included?center_img The experimental lung cancer drug that led Eli Lilly to spend $8 billion on a smaller biotechnology firm, Loxo Oncology, delivered impressive results Monday in a study being presented at a conference in Barcelona.A total of 68% of 105 patients — all of whom had been previously failed by chemotherapy — saw a response after taking selpercatinib, previously known as LOXO-292, meaning that their tumors decreased in size by at least 30%. Those responses lasted for a median of 20.3 months, and the patients had progression-free survival of 18.3 months, although those numbers are based on even smaller numbers of patients and could change. The drug is only effective in the 2% of lung cancer patients with a specific gene alteration. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Senior Writer, Medicine, Editorial Director of Events Matthew covers medical innovation — both its promise and its perils. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Lung cancer drug Lilly bought for $8 billion delivers strong results @matthewherper last_img read more

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Potato Stocks Shrink on Poor Summer Weather

first_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter News The knock-on effect of a poor growing season has arrived on the potato farms of northerly Yangkang Province, where farm laborers have received just two thirds of their normal distribution.A source from the region told Daily NK yesterday, “In most years we get three months of potatoes in autumn, but this year that didn’t happen. Whereas last year we got 200kg for three months, this time around we got just 120kg, enough for two months.”The reduced distribution has raised concerns over winter food insecurity for a lot of farming families, the source added. In northerly upland areas of North Korea, potatoes ordinarily replace corn as the cheap staple food eaten instead of rice. “It rained too heavily in July and the beginning of August, so a lot of potato fields got immersed,” the source concluded. “If the potato tubers cannot develop properly from the start then the harvest also ends up bad.”“The winter will obviously be quite tough, but early next year is a bigger concern,” she added. By Kang Mi Jin – 2012.11.02 2:02pm NewsEconomy There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Potato Stocks Shrink on Poor Summer Weathercenter_img News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News last_img read more

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Manitoba securities investigator randomly contacted by illegal investment firm

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton A senior investigator at the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) was randomly cold called by an offshore firm pitching binary options trading, the regulator announced Wednesday. Earlier this month, Jason Roy was called at home by a binary options trading firm, Central Option, pitching him on an “amazing investment opportunity.” OSC sanctions binary options enabler Roy, who is a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) working group on combating binary options fraud, played along to gather evidence while pretending to be a potential client. “I grabbed my notebook, and after confirming some details with an operator, I was connected to an individual identifying himself as Sean Bessi,” says Roy, in the MSC’s announcement. “Bessi started to pitch me on the exact sort of illegal investments I’ve been investigating for the past two years. It was a bit surreal.” Investors in Manitoba have lost nearly $160,000 in the past couple of months to unregistered, offshore binary options firms, the MSC says, and the true losses are likely higher due to cases that go unreported. There are no binary options trading firms registered to operate in Canada, the MSC says, adding that these schemes can be used for fraud and identity theft. MSC issues warning on binary options Photo copyright: ltphoto/123RF Australian court finds against binary options firm Related news Keywords Binary optionsCompanies Manitoba Securities Commission Aussies join binary options ban Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Bitcoin fund available on NEO Connect

first_imgAbstract bitcoin crypto currency blockchain technology on global world map illustration olgazhurba/123RF Anne-Marie Vettorel Options trading now available for CI’s Bitcoin ETF “At First Block, we provide investment exposure to bitcoin by removing the complicated barriers to investing directly in the cryptocurrency. As the market leader in providing investment vehicles based on blockchain and cryptocurrency in Canada, we are very happy to make our fund more accessible to the accredited investor community,” says Sean Clark, co-founder and CEO of Vancouver-based First Block Capital,  in a statement.“As the world evolves, we are very pleased our unique fund distribution platform can help the investment community access, with ease and efficiency, an ever-expanding spectrum of new and innovative asset classes.” said Jos Schmitt, president & CEO, NEO.Also readMutual fund advisors gain access to platform traded fundsThe vast potential of blockchain technology CME launches “micro” Bitcoin futures Related news CI GAM launches Ether mutual fund Keywords Cryptoassets,  Platform-traded fundsCompanies Aequitas NEO NEO Connect, the mutual fund distribution platform of Toronto-based Aequitas Innovations Inc., has announced that First Block Capital Bitcoin Trust, the only open-ended bitcoin fund approved by Canadian regulators, is now available on its platform under the symbol FBCBT.The fund, which is eligible for accredited investors only, allows unitholders to put units in a self-directed registered account such as an RRSP or TFSA. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Early Childhood Officers Respond Positively to Training Workshops

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedEarly Childhood Officers Respond Positively to Training Workshops Early Childhood Officers Respond Positively to Training Workshops UncategorizedJanuary 15, 2007 RelatedEarly Childhood Officers Respond Positively to Training Workshopscenter_img RelatedEarly Childhood Officers Respond Positively to Training Workshops FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Early childhood education officers are responding positively to the series of training workshops being conducted by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) and the Enhancement of Basic Schools Project (EBSP), which are designed to educate them about the new regulations that will govern the sector.The islandwide training sessions, which got underway in Mandeville on January 9, will prepare the education officers to sensitize other stakeholders in the sector, about the new regulations, which come under the Early Childhood Act of 2005.Education Officer, Carolyn Jackson-Jones, who participated in the second workshop for officers from Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Thomas held recently at the Parenting Partners Office on St. Lucia Avenue, where some 25 personnel attended, said that the session was enlightening as it clarified a number of issues, in particular, how they should proceed with their own workshops in their respective zones.“The workshop was very informative and stimulating, as we got a lot of new information and we have already organized ourselves into teams and are preparing ourselves to conduct the sensitization workshops,” she said.She further noted that the implementation of the new regulations and standards within the early childhood sector would only serve to improve the development of children at the early childhood level.“I think that teachers will be happy for the change in some areas because for them this will mean a different way of doing things, and [they will be] looking for better outcomes in our children’s development,” she observed.Speaking with JIS News, EBSP Consultant, Heather Gallimore, said that the workshops were aimed at providing the education officers with information and the resources they would need in order to undertake their sensitization workshops with stakeholders at the community level.“We are training the trainers.in preparation for them going out and training the management and staff from the early childhood institutions on the new Act and its regulations, as well as getting them prepared for the registration process,” she noted.One of the main objectives of the workshops, she explained “is to ensure that the education officers are very familiar and comfortable with the Act, the standards and regulations, in order to be able to explain them to the staff and operators of the early childhood institutions”.“Secondly,” she added, “the workshops are also to ensure that they (education officers) are prepared for anticipated as well as unanticipated challenges in carrying out the training, in terms of the questions and the concerns that will be presented to them at the zone workshops”.The Early Childhood Act and its regulations come into effect this year, and among other things, require that all early childhood institutions be registered.The workshops, which are a precursor to the ‘Start them Right, Make them Bright’ public education campaign, continue today (Jan. 14) in Falmouth, with education officers from regions 3 and 4, which comprise the parishes of Trelawny, Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James, St. Ann and St. Mary.The final workshop will be held on January 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, immediately following the launch of the public education campaign. This workshop will bring together all early childhood education officers as well as other stakeholders in the sector.last_img read more

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Jamaica Elected to IMO Council

first_imgRelatedJamaica Elected to IMO Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica was on (Nov. 23) elected to sit on the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which has been meeting in London this week.Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry, who headed Jamaica’s delegation to the meeting, said Jamaica’s election to the Council was significant for the country. “It means that we have made another step forward in terms of areas that we are interested in seeing developed,” he told JIS News.He noted further that, “It means new and fresh demand on us as we take on the wider area of responsibility as it relates to the whole area of the Caribbean and the importance of the protection of the environment, which was a key theme of the (IMO) meeting.”The Transport Minister pledged to ensure that, “we live up to the possibilities in terms of expanding the ship registry and the work of the Maritime Authority and increase the involvement of the country and the Caribbean as a whole in the maritime industry. We need to make the wider community and public aware of the importance of the sea, the importance of what it produces and the economic benefit, which can accrue to us if properly handled.”He gave credit to Jamaica’s team at the meeting, which included Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady and Permanent Secretary, Dr. Alwyn Hayles.Rear Admiral Brady also expressed pleasure at Jamaica’s successful bid for a set on the IMO Council, noting that the presence of the Minister at the meeting showed that the government is serious about maritime development.“It shows that the government is serious about maritime development and the various interventions that the Minister made underscored how important it is for our economic development. It also shows that we are a responsible partner in the Caribbean and membership in this Council brings new responsibilities for us. We are a small country, but we have some respect at these international institutions and it augurs well for Jamaica,” he said.In an earlier interview with JIS News, Minister Henry said it is important that the country is involved at the highest level of the international body.“We are interested in the opportunities it (IMO) offers for the facilitation of investments and issues that relate to making our ports safe in line with all the rules and regulations, but if you are not involved at the point where all the rules and regulations are made, then you may end up inheriting things, which may be detrimental to your country,” he said.He noted that, “if you are in at the beginning, you can predict, you can identify, you can isolate, you can promote and you can also advise the government of things and trends that are taking place, which are important.”The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and pollution prevention, while facilitating technical co-operation.Some 40 member states hold positions in three different categories: A, B and C. Jamaica was elected to category C, which includes those countries that have special interest in maritime transport or navigation.Election to the Council will ensure a more equitable representation of all major geographic regions of the world. RelatedJamaica Elected to IMO Council Jamaica Elected to IMO Council UncategorizedNovember 23, 2007center_img Advertisements RelatedJamaica Elected to IMO Councillast_img read more

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Canada invests $1.6 million to help women and girls succeed

first_imgCanada invests $1.6 million to help women and girls succeed From: Women and Gender Equality CanadaTo continue to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that focus on important issues like encouraging leadership and democratic participation among women and girls. Investments like these will help give them the tools they need to succeed.To continue to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that focus on important issues like encouraging leadership and democratic participation among women and girls. Investments like these will help give them the tools they need to succeed.Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced more than $1.6 million for three projects that will accelerate progress on gender equality by empowering women.Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) will receive $498,390 to generate pan-Canadian partnerships and develop a platform to facilitate connections and collaborations among civil society, including frontline service providers to advance gender equality in Canada.Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) will receive $300,000 to strengthen the Canadian Beijing+25 Network, conduct collective analyses and make recommendations to contribute to the Generation Equality Forum and the global Beijing +25 process.Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) will receive $843,750 to strengthen and increase its network, and be better equipped with the appropriate tools needed to incorporate a women’s rights framework into their work. This funding will help analyze women’s rights developed internationally, and address systemic gender-based inequity in the Canadian context.Much more work remains to be done to achieve gender equality, both in Canada and around the world. By supporting these dedicated organizations, our country is better equipped to address systemic barriers to gender equality – bringing us one step closer to a better and more inclusive Canada.Quotes“Women’s rights and equality-seeking organizations play a critical role in creating a stronger, fairer and more inclusive Canada. Since 2015, we have increased direct funding to these organizations five-fold to ensure they can continue their vital work. Today’s investment of more than $1.6 million to these three impactful organizations will help them build programs to empower women and girls everywhere, and advance our goal of achieving gender-equality in Canada and around the world. Each year, our partners across the country improve the lives of millions of women and girls, and we thank them for their essential work.”The Honourable Maryam Monsef, P.C., M.P.Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development“With this support from Women and Gender Equality Canada, CanWaCH has launched the Equal Futures Network which will: develop an online platform dedicated to mapping and amplifying the efforts of organizations advancing gender equality from coast to coast to coast; amplify the stories of impact that this work is accomplishing; and, work in partnership with organizations across the country to advance gender equality in Canada.“The Equal Futures Network is founded on the knowledge that critical work is happening to advance gender equality across the country, across sectors, and across a diverse range of Canadians. This work is often grassroots in nature and happens in small spaces across different communities. Together, through the Equal Futures Network, we can be better seen, better heard, and better able to continue to join the fight for more equality and more justice.”Julia Anderson, Chief Executive OfficerCanadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health“In the lead up to the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), the Canadian Beijing+25 Network, a grassroots network of over 60 feminist organizations, has been working collaboratively to share knowledge, resources, and recommendations. Working together in the feminist movement, diverse women’s rights and feminist civil society organizations play a crucial role in the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality in Canada. Our collective expertise, analyses, and recommendations for actions are vital for progress and implementation of the BPfA. As a member of this diverse pan-Canadian feminist network, the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women is grateful to be the recipient of this funding on behalf of the Canadian Beijing+25 Network.”Jacqueline Neapole, Executive DirectorCanadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women“Thank you to WAGE for their additional funding for FAFIA’s project ‘Implementing Women’s International Human’s Rights’. This funding will allow FAFIA to continue working in partnership with diverse women’s organizations across Canada towards gender equality by working together to reduce and eradicate the social, economic barriers women experience in their daily lives.”Hawa Y. Mire, Executive DirectorFeminist Alliance for International ActionQuick factsTwenty-five years ago, leaders from 189 countries endorsed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This Declaration, also known as Beijing+25, was the most inclusive agenda on gender equality and women’s empowerment to date, and focused on important issues like equality in political participations and leadership, access to education, reproductive rights and healthcare, and assistance to women experiencing gender-based violence.Budget 2019 committed $160 million over five years to the Women’s Program, a program that aims to enable further community action to tackle systemic barriers impeding women’s progress, while recognizing and addressing the diverse experiences of gender and inequality across the country.Projects funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada are estimated to have reached approximately 6 million people in 2019-20, reducing barriers for them in areas of economic equality and gender-based violence, and building capacity and confidence in the areas of leadership.Between 2015 and 2019, the Government of Canada increased funding to women’s and gender equality seeking organizations from under $20 million per year to over $65 million per year.The Government of Canada has provided $100 million in emergency COVID-19 funding to organizations serving women and children experiencing gender-based violence. To date, over 1,000 organizations across the country have received emergency funding supporting over 700,000 people.The Government of Canada is also investing $350 million in the Emergency Community Support Fund to support charities and non-profit organizations requiring financial assistance to address the pandemic.On February 11, 2021, Women and Gender Equality Canada announced a call for proposals, that will provide $100 million to support women impacted by the pandemic. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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