Swiss women stage a mass scream over domestic violence, pay gap

first_imgAnother Geneva resident, Rose-Angela Gramoni, said she had joined all the women’s strikes since 1991.”Now I can die in peace, the next generation is here to take over. But for a while, I was very sad. I thought we fought for many things, but we did not finish the job and nobody was here to finish it,” said Gramoni, who is in her 70s.Read also: Only a third of managers in Europe are women: EurostatSwitzerland has a high quality of life but lags other developed economies in women’s pay and workplace equality. Women earn roughly a fifth less than men, better than 30 years ago when it was about a third less, but worse than in 2000, according to government data. Thousands of marchers in Geneva and other Swiss cities screamed for a minute at 3:24 p.m. — the time of day when women technically start working for free given the wage gap.They also staged a flash mob and held a minute’s silence for women killed by husbands or boyfriends.Demonstrators decried violence against women and the LGBT community, and called for recognition of often unpaid work caring for family and relatives.”I would love to walk at night wearing a skirt, shorts or leggings without being insulted, without being scared to be raped,” said Geneva resident Vani Niuti, 20.Topics : Women across Switzerland let loose with screams during a national protest on Sunday, demanding equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men.Last year half a million people marched to highlight the nation’s poor record on women’s rights. This year’s version of what organizers call the Women’s Strike was more subdued given coronavirus restrictions.”For me it is emotional. Because I scream for me, but I also scream for my sisters and brothers, I scream for all the other children who lost a mother or a father, and I also scream for my mother, who would have screamed if she was still here,” said Roxanne Errico, a 19-year-old student who said her mother was killed by her violent boyfriend.last_img read more

Arsenal want £40m for Barcelona and PSG target Matteo Guendouzi

first_img Comment Arsenal want £40m for Barcelona and PSG target Matteo Guendouzi Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 9 Aug 2020 11:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Advertisement Guendouzi is out of favour at the club (Picture: Getty)Despite failing to tie down a first team spot with the Gunners, Guendouzi has attracted interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Football.London claim that Guendouzi is now attracting interest from PSG and the French club are now considering a move for the 21-year-old. Despite the interest in Guendouzi, a stumbling block may by the Gunners’ valuation of the Frenchman.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal reportedly want £40m for Guendouzi, which is significantly more than the £5m they paid Lorient for him in 2018.The Gunners offered £22m and Guendouzi in a bid for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey last month but the Spanish side rejected the offer.Given Partey has a £45m release clause in his contract, that offer would value Guendouzi at around £23m but reports suggest that Arsenal would want a bigger upfront fee to sell him outright.MORE: Diogo Dalot returns to Manchester United’s Europa League squad after missing LASK victory Matteo Guendouzi is surplus to requirements at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hope to raise as much as £40million through the sale of midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer.The Frenchman is deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates after a falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.The midfielder hasn’t featured for the club since a 2-1 defeat to Brighton in July, in which he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat and reportedly mocked the salaries of Brighton players.Guendouzi was subsequently banned from first team training and Arteta is happy to offload the midfielder, despite being an admirer of his. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Developer changes plans to meet demand for large penthouse-style units

first_imgDemand for large penthouse-style apartments has prompted the developer to reconfigure one entire block.“We knew this project would be popular, everything from the location, views, design and value for money has really resonated with buyers,” development director Alex Rigby said. “The true test is always when it hits the market and it’s pleasing that we’ve had such a good mix of stock sold to a wide range of buyers.” The majority of more affordable stock around the parklands and cafe have now sold, Mr Rigby said. Apartments with Lake Weyba views are also selling well.“Due to the demand for large, four-bedroom, penthouse-style apartments, we have decided to reconfigure one of the buildings within the Luxury Parkridge Terraces to ensure we have enough of this stock to meet the growing number of buyers wanting a spacious residence with plenty of room to entertain guests,” Mr Rigby said. Parkridge Noosa is the result of a collaboration between the developeMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Parkridge Noosa L-R Developers Alex Rigby and Rob McCready with sales consultant Jeremy Gilmore from 360 Propertyr and local designers and architects, who took their inspiration from the environment.Blackburne Jackson director Rohan Jackson said the design brief was based around creating a luxurious modern living destination which reflected the Noosa lifestyle and the natural context in which it was located.“We pay homage to Noosa’s light, bright, balmy days and its relaxed energy,” he said. Sales consultant Jeremy Gilmore from 360 Property Group said Parkridge Noosa was proving particularly popular with local buyers.He said the site’s location, which is surrounded by Girraween Nature Reserve, Noosa National Park and has 180 degree views of Lake Weyba, ensured privacy.“Within Parkridge there is a range of quality communal facilities including a large gymnasium, 25m lap pool, restaurant and cafe, a local providore and over 2500sq m of lush parkland to relax, exercise or socialise,” he said. “It’s also just minutes away from Noosa’s stunning beaches, world class restaurants, cafes and boutiques as well as local entertainment, sporting and cultural centres.” Parkridge Noosa consists of two, three and four bedroom apartments and villas located on the last major undeveloped block in the Noosa Springs master planned community.The developers behind a luxury residential project will reconfigure one entire block to meet the demand for large penthouse-style apartments in Noosa.Peregian Beach-based Altum Property Group and Thakral Capital are constructing Parkridge Noosa, and have fast-tracked stages due to strong sales.center_img Paint Right store owner Phil Fortington has secured a terrace apartment. He said he had seen many new developments but Parkridge Noosa was “one of the best ones that I have come across”.“My partner Jos and I have been looking at some properties to live in around Noosa, including Noosaville and Sunrise Beach, but nothing matched what we could find at Parkridge Noosa,” he said. “The design of the apartments is great, the 180 degree water views of Lake Weyba are stunning and best of all it is privately tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa and yet it’s just a few minutes from Noosa Junction and Hastings Street. “Jos loves to swim and there’s a great pool within the community, I am a keen golfer and with the Noosa Springs Golf Course right next door it’s absolutely ideal.“We also love the fact that we’ll have our own cafe, convenience store and gym within the development so it’s very similar to the facilities that we enjoyed at the Hyatt when it was at its prime when we lived in Coolum.”Prices start from $705,000. Four bedroom villas with Lake Weyba views range up to $2.5 million.last_img read more

Real Madrid armed with €30m for Arsenal star Saka

first_img Arsenal though are reportedly confident of tying Saka down to a new long-term contract after his breakthrough into the first team this season. read also:Osaka overtakes Serena as world’s highest-paid female athlete According to Football.london Saka has not yet penned a new deal with Arsenal, but Mikel Arteta’s side are confident the youngster, whose deal expires next summer, will commit his long-term future to the Gunners. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Don Balon claim Real are watching the 18-year-old’s contract situation very closely and if he fails to pen a new deal the LaLiga giants are willing to put €30m on the table.Advertisement Loading… Real Madrid have identified Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka as a potential summer transfer target, claims a report in Spain. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

Allardyce future decided on Monday

first_img “There was speculation like this after the season when we came up, but this time around it’s more about all the other managers who seem to be taking my position. “Probably the next one will be Carlo Ancelotti. He’ll be the next in line. I can’t affect that and by early next week the situation will be sorted. “I’ve been comfortable with it (the speculation) and don’t have a problem with it. As a manager distractions are something that you put aside all the time. Being paid to do your job is what you’re here for. “I’m hopeful Newcastle won’t be my final game, but we’ll wait and see.” Allardyce’s future has been the subject of intense speculation with his contract set to expire in the summer and Slaven Bilic and David Moyes are among the names touted as a possible successor. The 60-year-old will travel to Spain for a family holiday after Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle so will send his agent for the talks with Sullivan and Gold. Press Association “It will be all sorted Monday, one way or the other. I’m not personally having a meeting but my agent will be available to speak to the owners,” Allardyce said. “Because the season is finishing so late, the only opportunity I have to go away with my grandchildren is half term. So I’ll be shooting off to Spain to see them and whatever will be, will be.” Allardyce is to move out of his Canary Wharf flat after this weekend’s final round of Premier League fixtures, fuelling the belief that his West Ham reign is almost over. “It’s bound to bring up speculation but the apartment was sold around two months ago,” Allardyce said. “In the contract there was a two-month notice period which meant that….in actual fact I should have been out on the 15th, but they extended it for me until the end of the season. “The apartment has been bought and I had to move out one way or the other. I can only say what the truth is, if you want to ring up (estate agents) Morgan Randall and ask if the apartment has been sold, give them a ring.” Since Christmas West Ham have fallen out of the Champions League places and now occupy 11th and while Allardyce stopped short of blaming the uncertainty over his future for the slump, he admits the scrutiny of his position has been intense. “The speculation can breed some complacency in the dressing room, there’s no doubt about that,” Allardyce said. Sam Allardyce will discover on Monday if he is to continue as West Ham manager, but will not be attending the scheduled meeting with owners David Sullivan and David Gold. last_img read more

Perez sets eyes on 2018 Youth World Cup

first_imgOPENER Raymond Perez is another young Guyanese batsman who seems to have a great future.The 18-year-old was part of the National Under-19 squad, who won both the three-day and 50-over tournaments, at the just concluded Cricket West Indies Regional Youth championships, played in St Kitts and Nevis.With a generation of stars who brought unprecedented success for Guyana over the years, Perez’s performance with the bat has put him in the spotlight, and no doubt he is quickly emerging as one of the most talented youngsters locally.Despite a horrible outing in his debut Regional Under-19 season in St Vincent in 2016, his name has been floating around among those of the brightest young batting prospects in the country for some time now.He finished as this year’s MVP and leading run-scorer in the limited-overs version of the tournament. The right-handed opener recorded 348 runs from a total of six matches at a healthy average of 116. He also counted four half-centuries, with a top score of 77 in his final outing against Windward Islands.The Demerara Cricket Club player also made an impact for his team in the three-day version of the tournament with returns of 243 runs at an average over 30.Meanwhile, Perez disclosed that he is pleased with his performance, adding that his eyes are now set on finding a place on the West Indies squad for the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.Further, national Under-19 coach Julian Moore rated Perez’s performance as definitely one of Guyana’s standout players during the tournaments, adding that Perez did exceptionally well.“I always knew his ability and talent but I think to go out there and get the most runs, and not just get the most runs in the one-day version, I thought he was very consistent throughout the three-day format as well.“His performance is attributed to his hard work and determination he really showcased since inter-county, camp and then in the tournament, and I am pretty much pleased for him,” Moore said upon his return to Guyana on Tuesday.last_img read more

The Latest: 1st test at Bologna negative for coronavirus

first_img Associated Press May 28, 2020 The Latest: 1st test at Bologna negative for coronavirus The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season.Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28. Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img The club says that a “further, definitive test” will be carried out in the next few hours.The players will nevertheless train individually as a precaution.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed. The entire squad would have to go into quarantine.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bologna says a test carried out on a member of its staff who was suspected of having coronavirus has come back negative. Another six remain postponed.F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the league’s next season.Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium.last_img read more

AIM consulting coordinates LAPD campaigns

first_imgThe Association of Innovative Marketing Consulting, a student organization that provides marketing services, is trying to create a safer environment on campus. AIM was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department to create campaigns centered on three issues on campus: sexual assault, alcohol awareness and bike safety.AIM has taken on this challenge and begun to raise awareness about these issues by utilizing social media and planning interactive events. This month, AIM is coordinating a “Month of Change” campaign.“The LAPD did not set particular guidelines, so we had to set goals on what we wanted to achieve through this campaign,” said Eduardo Melchior, the consultant for the sexual assault campaign.Melchior explained that his team worked to bring awareness to sexual assault on campus by focusing on bystander education. According to USC’s campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct, 75.7 percent of students who said they were a bystander to sexual assault or misconduct did not act. The findings from this survey drove the Sexual Assault Awareness team to help educate the student body on how to react to sexual misconduct.“It is scary to think that so many people are not doing anything when others are being sexually assaulted,” Melchior said. “The ultimatum is to create a safe environment where victims can feel comfortable to come out. We also want people to feel safe from being sexually assaulted.”The theme of the sexual assault prevention campaign is Helen of Troy. Students interested in participating in this campaign are encouraged to visit the Helen of Troy Facebook page and the website, iamhelen.com.The likelihood of sexual assault is often increased by alcohol. Given that, AIM has also worked to bring awareness to alcohol safety. The Alcohol Safety campaign targets freshmen.“We realize that when freshmen come to school, they may have never been exposed to alcohol in this way before. They may not be aware of their own tolerance levels,” said Udai Chopra, a member of the Alcohol Awareness team.The Alcohol Safety Campaign has already hosted events at Parkside Arts & Humanities and the USC vs. Arizona tailgate. The event at Parkside was the Party Smart Carnival. Students were invited to eat free food and play games that engaged them in alcohol education. One of the games included a mixology booth, designed to teach students how much of a certain drink should be poured to make one cup. Another game was called “take a shot.” Students were challenged to shoot a basketball from different distances. The farther away a student stood, the more difficult it was to make the basket, signifying how alcohol impairs coordination.“The line for this event was out the door. We had a good turnout. Our priority is to make our events fun and educational,” Chopra said.The Alcohol Safety campaign also set up a station during the tailgate called “Trojans, Think Before You Drink.” AIM handed out water bottles and KIND bars to students. The goal was to teach students how to drink responsibly.“It is very strategically planned. We target freshmen and want to create a culture of drinking responsibly,” Chopra said.The third campaign promoted bike safety on campus and consisted of three parts. The first was the “Awareness Campaign” in which AIM wrote statistics about bike safety in chalk around high-traffic areas. The second was “Operation Firefly” in which the team posted flyers about bike registration, proper methods of parking and effective bike-locking techniques. The third was “DPS Bike Registration.” AIM encouraged students, faculty and staff to register their bikes at a booth set up on Trousdale Parkway. Registering a bike with the Department of Public Safety allows a stolen or lost bike to be returned if found.“A lot of bikes on campus are not registered. Even if DPS finds a bike that has been stolen, there is no way of getting it back to you because it is not registered,” Chopra said.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 8, 2018 at 8:02 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR After losing to Wake Forest for the first time in program history on Jan. 3, Syracuse tries to get back on track on Sunday at 1 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange (16-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) is coming off probably its best win of the season against Louisville while the Demon Deacons (9-15, 2-10) have dropped two straight, at home against Clemson and on the road at Miami. Since beating SU at home last month, WFU has had a rough go in conference play that included a seven-game losing streak. Syracuse, after playing WFU the first time, knows the weaknesses and will now try to exploit them.Here’s what you need to know ahead of Sunday afternoon’s matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 5-1Last time they played: On Jan. 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Syracuse lost to Wake Forest, 73-67, mostly because the Orange defense allowed three straight 3-pointers from guard Bryant Crawford in the corner down the stretch. Crawford’s team-high 19 points were buoyed by Terrence Thompson (13) and Mitchell Wilbekin (10) in the victory. Syracuse’s bench played 15 total minutes — freshman Marek Dolezaj had nine of them — and Frank Howard had a game-high 23 during his 3-point shooting hot-streak. But, ultimately, it wasn’t enough because the Demon Deacons crushed the Orange on the glass.The Wake Forest report: The Demon Deacons have lost nine of the 10 games since its meeting with Syracuse, only fending off Florida State at home to end the seven-game slide. Since beating the Seminoles, it has lost to Clemson and at Miami, 87-81, in Florida on Wednesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe biggest trouble for Wake Forest over its dismal ACC stretch wasn’t the offense — WFU scored 67 or more points in 10 of 12 games — but its offense has been unable to contain even the most offensively challenged conference opponents. Beyond the arc, especially, teams have found success and, this season as a whole, Wake Forest has allowed 38.8 percent of team’s points to come from there, one of the nation’s worst rates, according to Kenpom.com. Strangely, teams also hit 73.9 percent of their free throws against WFU, one of the nation’s worst rates.On offense, WFU goes as Crawford does. He ends nearly 30 percent of the Demon Deacons’ possessions with the ball in his hands, one of the country’s top percentages. He has shot well — a 54 percent true-shooting mark — but on most nights it has not been enough. Wilbekin, a senior guard, has also missed a few games with an ankle injury and that has left WFU without one of its best all-around players. His status for Sunday’s game is unclear.How Syracuse beats Wake Forest: Keep Wake Forest off the offensive glass.The key to this would be stopping Doral Moore, WFU’s 7-foot-1 and thick center out of Atlanta whom we profiled earlier this week. Moore grabbed nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end, in these two teams’ last meeting. The Demon Deacons won the overall rebounding battle (38-to-29) and pulled down a dozen offensive boards total to garner the extra possessions it needs to beat the Orange. Ensuring this does not happen again is crucial for SU.This might be difficult, because backup center Bourama Sidibe’s season seems to be in jeopardy because of recurring pain in his left knee due to tendinitis that will eventually need surgery. He has missed both of Syracuse’s last two games and his availability for WFU is unclear. Without him, Syracuse has three available forwards and one center, Paschal Chukwu. If any of them encounter foul trouble like they did against Louisville, then this might inhibit any ability to get tough inside and stifle Moore and the Demon Deacons down low.Stat to know: 17.5 percentWake Forest’s defense, which has struggled to stop opponents all season, has particularly struggled to force turnovers. On defense, it picks up turnovers on only 17.5 percent of its opponent’s offensive possessions and that has stunted any offensive opportunities for the Demon Deacons.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 75 percent chance to win the game, its best odds for the rest of the season. Kenpom predicts the Orange follow up its offensive outburst with another and beat the Demon Deacons by a score of 70-63.Player to watch: Doral Moore, junior center, No. 4The 7-foot-1, 280-pound Moore has been an imposing presence all season, and he’s also the first player who visibly frustrated Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu. Moore went to work on Chukwu in the two team’s first meeting, out-rebounding him nine to five. Also, Moore’s presence in the lane affects teams the same way Chukwu does. The shot-blocker will affect Syracuse’s offense, which is primarily one-on-one and relies on drives from Tyus Battle and Frank Howard. Commentslast_img read more

Team Nigeria Lists 23 Athletes for Rio 2016 Paralympics

first_imgCompeting in athletics events are, Hannah Babalola, Eucharia Iyiazi, Lauritta Onye, Lovina Onyegbule, Flora Ugwunwa while Friday Aibangbe is the only male athlete in the event. Patrick Aieto and Adekunle Adesoji are the two accompanying coaches.Those for power-lifting include, Nsini Ben, Lucy Ejike, Ndidi Nwosu, Bose Omolayo, Josephine Orji, Esther Onyema and Latifat Tijani (all women) while Yakubu Adesokan Roland Ezuruike, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, Nnamdi Innocent, Opeyemi Jegede, Paul Kehinde and Tolu-lope Taiwo are to compete in the men’s category.Prince Are Feyisetan, Luke Ibeh are the male accompanying coaches with Patience Igbiti as the only female coach. Faith Obiorah (female), Ahmed Koleosho (male) and Emmanuel Nick (male) are those for table-tennis with Chinedu Njoku as their coach.Secretary General of the Paralympics Committee Nigeria, Dr. Frank Thorpe who departed for Rio at the weekend ahead of the Games has commended the Sports Ministry for not neglecting the Paralympics athletes but provided a level playing ground for them while the President of PCN, Monday Emoeghavwe is optimistic of Team Nigeria’s good outing at the Rio 2016 ParalympicsGames.The team won 6 gold, 5silver and 2 bronze medals to take the team’s total haul from previous edition to 26 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze totaling 49 medals since first outing at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.“Team Nigeria Paralympic athletes have never been found wanting when it comes to winning medals for the country. This is why Nigerians usually bank on them for medals when the chips are down no matter the colour of medals.“We are always at the fore-front of winning medals for Nigeria in any event. We don’t go to any championship jamboree or mere participation. We go there to do Nigeria proud by winning medals.” Dr. Thorpe remarked before departure to Rio.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaThe Paralympic Committee Nigeria in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports has named 23 athletes and six coaches that will represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games holding between September 7 and 18, 2016 in Brazil.The Media Officer of the Paralympic Committee Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Ibeh, said on Sunday that Team Nigeria will compete in three sports where it has comparative advantage at the Games. The events are athletics, power-lifting and table-tennis.Ibeh listed six athletes made up of five females and one male to compete in athletic events while 14 athletes (7 males and 7 females) are to take part in power-lifting events. Table-tennis has three athletes (2 males and 1 female) representing Nigeria.last_img read more