AMEC dropped from Manchester scheme

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COVID-19 crisis erodes women’s rights in Indonesia: Activists

first_imgAs large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) forced people to stay at home, some women found themselves trapped with abusive partners. The Jakarta chapter of the Legal Aid Foundation of the Indonesian Women’s Association for Justice (LBH APIK Jakarta) alone received 366 reports of domestic violence between March 16 and June 30, an average of 110 reports a month.Read also: House in hot water as critics demand resumption of pro-women bills“Some abusers are able to go free because the regional administration ended their imprisonment because of a lack of testing facilities,” North Sulawesi activist Lily Djenaan said.As women face increased adversity during the pandemic, lawmakers have put women’s issues on the back burner, stalling two long-awaited pieces of legislation: the sexual violence prevention bill and the domestic worker protection bill.The sexual violence prevention bill, first proposed in 2016, was removed from this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list in July. Lawmakers called deliberation of the bill “too complicated”.“Even before the pandemic, violence against women was rampant,” Women’s Institute (Institut Perempuan) founder Valentina Sagal said. “The state should have prioritized the bill, especially during this pandemic. We need to have laws that show the government’s presence in protecting the victims.”The domestic worker protection bill, which has been under deliberation for even longer (16 years), remains stuck in the House of Representatives Legislative Body (Baleg).“The country does not use a gender-responsive perspective to address the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s one problem among many others in this country’s COVID-19 response,” Asfinawati said. Valentina echoed Asfinawati’s sentiment.“The state needs to include women in its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Otherwise, the government’s rhetoric of protecting the country will end up neglecting women,” she said.Topics : Health care was one of these fault lines.Lusi Peilouw, an activist from Ambon, Maluku, said that some pregnant women had to pay more for maternal health care because hospitals required patients to undergo COVID-19 swab and rapid tests.“Some women were even denied labor and delivery services by the hospital because their rapid test results came back positive,” she added.The government’s response to the pandemic has also brought unintended consequences for women. The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia continues to disproportionately affect women, exacerbating gender inequalities that were already present in the country, women’s rights activists say.The 40 organizations that belong to the Women’s Awakening Alliance have gathered data on women’s experiences nationwide and have found that the health crisis has intensified existing social and economic inequalities between men and women.“The pandemic has exposed the fault lines on women’s issues in a myriad of ways,” Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati said in a webinar on Sunday.last_img read more

Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartson

first_imgHartson has slammed Arsenal’s bid for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are also prioritsing a move for a centre-back this summer and reports in Italy claim a £22m offer is being prepared for Torino’s Armando Izzo.However, Izzo has insisted he’s ‘happy’ in Turin amid rumours linking him with Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.‘For now I’m happy. Everyone likes to be courted,’ the Italy international told Gazzetta dello Sport.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I have four years left on my contract at Torino, and I want to show my worth: I don’t like just being called a good player. I’m worth more.’‘Among Italian defenders, other than [Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger or more determined than I am.‘I’m honoured to wear Torino’s shirt and I will spill blood until the last day I wear it.’MORE: Lucas Torreira’s agent ‘gives green light’ for Arsenal midfielder to join AC Milan Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Jun 2019 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link214Shares Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s opening £15m bid for Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)John Hartson has accused Arsenal of ‘taking the p***’ following their failed £15million bid to sign Celtic star Kieran Tierney.With Nacho Monreal set for the exit door at the Emirates, the Gunners have identified Tierney as their number one target at left-back and Unai Emery has sanctioned a move for the 22-year-old Scotland international.Advanced talks have taken place between the two clubs, with Arsenal offering various players in an attempt to sweeten a potential deal, but the Bhoys would prefer an upfront cash bid for their prized possession.The Scottish champions have slapped a £25m price tag on Tierney which could prove a problem for Arsenal as Emery has only been handed around £40m to spend on reinforcements this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityCeltic legend Harton, who also enjoyed a two-season spell with Arsenal from 1995 to 1997, has hit out at the laughable offer for Tierney.‘Kt [Kieran Tierney] situation is Arsenal have made an offer of 15m for the player.. it’s taking the P***,’ Hartson told his followers on Twitter.‘Celtic rightly have refused as they don’t want to sell. Arsenal to up the stakes to £20m with add-ons. £25m… then it’s Celtic’s call.‘They could just say no of course!Kt situation is Arsenal have made an offer of 15m for the player.. it’s taking the P***.. Celtic rightly have refused as they don’t want to sell.Arsenal to up the stakes to 20m with addons. 25m.. then it’s Celtic’s call. They could just say no of course !— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) June 24, 2019 Arsenal ‘taking the p***’ with £15m offer for Kieran Tierney, says John Hartsoncenter_img Advertisement Advertisement In a previous tweet, Hartson said: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney.‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’last_img read more

Thiago’s departure from Bayern could be imminent – Rummenigge

first_img Loading… Thiago Alcantara looks set to leave Bayern Munich and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects an offer for the midfielder in the coming days.Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for Thiago, though Rummenigge said this week that Bayern had received no contact from the Premier League champions.However, asked about Thiago in an interview with Welt am Sonntag, Rummenigge replied: “It looks like he will leave us.“It was important for him that he showed that he can play well in the big games.“When it comes to that, it’s a finish that hurts a bit. I expect an offer for him in the next few days.”Thiago helped Bayern to a treble-winning campaign as they lifted the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League under Hansi Flick.He may not be the only Spain international to depart the Allianz Arena ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.Defender Javi Martinez also appears to have his heart set on pastures new, with Rummenigge confirming Bayern would not prevent him from seeking a move.Read Also: Marcelo ready for Real Madrid first return in 2020-21 campaign“Javi thinks about leaving us. It will be difficult for him now, too,” Rummenigge added.“His contract is still valid for one year and we have given him to understand that we are not going to put any obstacles in his way.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Tragedy strikes Nigeria football again as Amodu dies

first_imgAmodu rose to prominence when he guided BCC Lions of Gboko to win the Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1991.He was subsequently rewarded with leading the Super Eagles in 1994.He would take up this post at least three other times during which time he qualified the country to two World Cups.But on both occasions he was not the man in charge at the final tournaments.He also handled top South African club Orlando Pirates between 1996 and 1997.Share on: WhatsApp Nigeria’s coach Shuaibu Amodu talks to the press following the World Cup 2010 draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town on December 4, 2009. The draw, which saw the 32 qualified teams split into eight groups of four for the first round stage of the June 11-July 11 tournament, laid down the battle lines for what will be the first World Cup to be played on African soil. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu died just days after another national team coach Stephen Keshi passed away.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Saturday that Amodu, 58, died after complaining of chest problems.On Wednesday, Keshi, 54, died suddenly in the southern Benin City.Amodu, four-time Super Eagles coach, also died in his sleep in the same city.Amodu, who qualified Nigeria to two World Cups, in 2002 and 2010, was to have replaced Sunday Oliseh, who quit as the country’s coach in February, but he declined on health grounds.The top coach was recently appointed Nigeria technical director.Senior football officials told AFP Amodu was hypertensive and had been on medication.Keshi assisted Amodu when Nigeria qualified for the 2002 World Cup.last_img read more

Vipers SC set to defend solid home record, seek 2 goals

first_imgVipers SC at an earlier match this year. Crunch time today at St. Mary’s KitendeTODAY 4PM CAF Champions League Vipers ?? vs CS Constantine ?? St Mary’s StadiumKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Venoms have won two of their three home continental matches and know they must keep this record intact, if they are to stop CS Constantine and march into the CAF competitions “money” bracket for the first time.Vipers Sports Club host Algerian side CS Constantine at the St Mary’s stadium today in a return leg of the Caf Champions League.The Venoms who lost 1-0 away in Constantine in the first leg must win with a two goal margin to qualify for their ever first group stages of the clubs competition. Javier Martinez Espinoza’s charges know the magnitude of qualifying to the next level and have to bring their ‘A’ game if they are to make this a reality.“This is a tough competition where every opponent is a champion. We know it is not going to be a walk in the park for us but team work will be our weapon in this encounter,” Vipers defender Geofrey Wasswa explained.Coach Espinoza is confident. “It’s an important match for the team, we have prepared very well and we are excited We know that it’s victory or never and I have much confidence that we will go through.”Despite coming into this tie with a slim advantage, CS Constantine face a task of breaking Vipers home record which stretches to 13 months minus a loss.The Venoms have not lost at home in CAF engagements; they beat Enyimba FC from Nigeria 1-0, drew 0-0 with Comoros’ Volcan de Moroni and recently won 1-0 over El Merriekh of Sudan.The spirits are high after mauling stubborn domestic opponents Bul FC 3-1 on Wednesday away in Njeru.Any win with a two goal margin will not only see Vipers through to the money bracket, the group stages, but will mark a milestone for the club since officially moving to their magnificent refurbished home in Kitende.Team News:Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya is ruled out of this game after suffering a knee injury during the 1-0 defeat to CS Constantine last Friday.Therefore either Derrick Ochan who made his league debut against BUL FC or Fabien Mutombora will be selected to start in goal on Saturday.Steven Mukwala is unavailable as he is in Tanzania for the East African University Games with Kampala International University (KIU).Vipers captain Tadeo Lwanga who missed the first leg in Constantine may return to the starting team but will face a late fitness test.CAF Champions League round-of-30 second leg fixtures SaturdayZesco Utd (ZAM) v TP Mazembe (COD) (0-1) 1300 GMT FC Platinum (ZIM) v AS Otoho (CGO) (1-1) 1300Vipers SC (UGA) v CS Constantine (ALG) (0-1) 1300Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) v Al Ahly Benghazi (LBA) (0-0) 1300African Stars (NAM) v Orlando Pirates (RSA) (0-0) 1400Lobi Stars (NGR) v Gor Mahia (KEN) (1-3) 1400Coton Sport (CMR) v Ismaily (EGY) (0-2) 1430ASC Jaraaf (SEN) v Wydad Casablanca (MAR) (0-2) 1700SundayJimma Aba Jifar (ETH) v Al Ahly (EGY) (0-2) 1300Simba (TAN) v Nkana (ZAM) (1-2) 1300Bantu (LES) v V Club (COD) (1-4) 1400Ittihad Tanger (MAR) v JS Saoura (ALG) (0-2) 1500ASEC Mimosas (CIV) v Stade Malien (MLI) (1-0) 1600Horoya (GUI) v Al Nasr (LBA) (0-3) 1700Al Hilal (SUD) v Club Africain (TUN) (1-3) 1700Note: defending champions Esperance (TUN) have a bye to the group stage******SOURCE: AFP & Vipers SC MEDIAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more