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first_imgGuyana has the second highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in the entire Western Hemisphere, and this reality means that women’s health is in a terrible crisis.International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region Youth Director Kobe Smith speaking at the Women Deliver 2019 conferenceThis is according to International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, Youth Director Kobe Smith, who in quoting from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) statistics on Guyana, said that it was estimated that 97 out of every 1000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 would give birth.Smith made the comment during a plenary discussion on “The Power of Stories: making sexual and reproductive health and rights come to life” at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada. The youth leader, who is pursuing a degree in law at the University of Guyana, told the gathering of hundreds of women that something must be done to reduce and eventually curb the high rate of adolescent pregnancy.He noted that teen pregnancy, gender-based violence and family planning are all seen as women issues “but to think of it, who got the 14-year-old girl pregnant? Who waits at bus terminals to strip women of their dignity and their rights and sexually harass them? Who forces a young woman to carry through with an unplanned pregnancy against her will? Yes, men; men do,” he said.Smith noted that he believed that men would play a critical role in achieving gender equality, because in some cases, sadly, they hold the power in homes, in courts, in Parliaments and other dominant decision-making places in society. He added that some of the clearest pieces of evidence which demonstrate the recent attacks on reproductive justice for women and girls are seen in the restrictive ban on abortions in several states in the United States of America.Meanwhile, coming from a family history of gender-based violence and adolescent pregnancy, the young leader said that he never imagined that he would join the Board of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, as a teenager, adding too that he never imagined that he would be fighting for the rights of women and girls, but that all changed after his mother lost her battle with cancer a few years ago.Breaking down in tears before a packed conference hall, Smith added that he believed that he has a responsibility and a debt of service to pay not just for his mother but for girls who do not have the resources, the finances, and the access to the services to help them in this critical area.“To talk about sexual reproductive health rights and services, I believe that comprehensive sexuality education is an important tool to engage men and boys in gender equality and sexual reproductive rights,” he said.Speaking about his experience in Guyana, Smith added that while working with young people in Georgetown on gender-based violence, he experienced a most shocking response from a young teen. Recalling his experience, Smith told the gathering that during one of his workshops, a teen bluntly told him that if women misbehaved, they needed to “get it”, referring to being hit as a means of discipline. Clearly horrified by the teen’s response, Smith said he then asked the young man if he was at home and his mother “misbehaved”, then what should happen? He noted that again his response was that she too should “get it”.“…but at the end of that session change occurred … because one of his colleagues revealed during the session that she was sexually and emotionally abused and when she burst into tears – the same young man stood up and said to her “everything gon be alright” and at that point I felt hopeful and satisfied and optimistic that he would become an ally and also influence other peers to become allies for issues in gender equality,” Smith noted.Speaking about his personal exposure to comprehensive sexual education, the youth leader said that most of his knowledge came from the media and, unfortunately, his friends, who just did not know better.”…and I, like so many others, viewed adolescent pregnancy as the fault of the young girls because they didn’t know better but to be quite honest we were the ones that didn’t know better and the school system in Guyana did not allow us to know better,” he told the gathering.Smith added that they must challenge the restrictive gender norms that affect women and girls. “We must empower them with the education on sexual and reproductive health information and services to ensure that they lead positive healthy lives,” he said.He further added that he wanted to use his power to ensure that men and boys in Guyana were allies for gender equality in order for there to be a gender equal world.Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.last_img read more

first_imgTuesday, December 10th, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and residents can participate in the competition by having their lights on during the stated date and time. TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor Council is hosting a Light up Competition. Have fun by participating in spreading Christmas cheer in the Community this Holiday Season by hanging lights or getting out and enjoying the displays. – Advertisement -The best-decorated houses will receive prizes and a special thank you from Council. To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

first_img 5. Block Cesc Fabregas’ pass to the forward – Click the right arrow for more ways Arsenal can beat Chelsea… – The ex-Arsenal man hasn’t had the greatest campaign ever but he remains a huge threat. Against Everton he linked superbly with Diego Costa and, if the bruising centre forward is fit, Fabregas will be looking to use their partnership to get goals at the Emirates. The Gunners’ centre-backs will have to marshal the frontman and watch for Fabregas’ pinpoint passing. 5 5 4. Shackle the improving Oscar – Without Francis Coquelin, you’d have been forgiven for thinking the Gunners would have crumbled but they’ve remained pretty resilient. Conceding three goals against Liverpool and four against Southampton were an aberration but they must keep a close eye on Brazil star Oscar on Sunday. If he returns to the starting XI for the Blues, he is likely to put on a show given his recent resurgence. Stop him and you’ve most probably stopped Chelsea. 5 5 3. Get Theo Walcott to use his pace against Branislav Ivanovic – The Serbian right-back is beginning to improve after a terrible start to the season, but he’s still way off his former glory. If speedster Walcott can punish Ivanovic then Arsenal could well be on their way to a triumph. On the outside, or in the channel between right-back and centre-back, the Englishman can do real damage if he’s on form. 5 It wasn’t always this way, but Arsenal haven’t beaten Chelsea in the Premier League since October 2011.The Gunners went undefeated in the Premier League against the Blues from September 1995 until August 2005 but are now on the other side of things, with their rivals retaining bragging rights for far too long.Even Chelsea struggling at the start of the current campaign couldn’t help Arsene Wenger’s men down their opponents, who they had recently defeated in the Community Shield.Now, at the Emirates, the Gunners need to grab three important points from the match as they look to keep pace in the title race.But just how can Wenger guide his team to glory? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see how we think Arsenal can beat Chelsea… 2. Keep your cool and don’t rise to the bait – When the two sides met earlier in the campaign, Gabriel lost his head when dealing with Diego Costa and saw himself sent off in the first half, while in the second period Santi Cazorla was sent off for two bookable offences. Do that again and it will be costly, the Gunners stars need to keep a level head and get business done. 1. Focus the attacks down the right flank – It might sound obvious given the attacking prowess of full-back Hector Bellerin, but Arsenal’s best option is to hit the Blues down the right side and double up on Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea star Willian has been superb on the opposite side and has held up some star performers while doing his defensive duties. Whether it’s Pedro or Eden Hazard trying to halt Bellerin, they won’t do nearly as much work going back, allowing the Spanish youngster, and Joel Campbell, time and space. It will be essentially one of the two cuts inside too, as this is where Everton found plenty of joy up against the Blues.last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Youth Information Centre, which is managed by the Donegal Youth Service, will hold a series of Student Grants Information seminars for parents and young people across the county over the coming weeks.The seminars will have information and guidance on how to apply for third level grant assistance for young people and parents of those who recently completed their Leaving Certificate, or those who are entering the third level system as mature students. The Student Grant process has seen significant changes this year, with all new applications now having to be completed online.The grant is now administered nationally through Dublin VEC’s Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), meaning Youth Information Centres will now provide vital mentoring support at local level for those who need help in filling out the online application.The dates and locations for the seminars are as follows:Thursday 21st June – Raphoe Family Resource Centre Monday 25th June – Buncrana Youth Drop InTuesday 26th June – Letterkenny Youth Information CentreTuesday 26th June – Castlefinn Youth ClubWednesday 27th June – Planet Youth, BallybofeyTuesday 3rd July – Donegal Town (Family Resource Centre)Wednesday 4th July – Milford Youth Project 10th July – Clonmany (St Brigids Youth Club)Wednesday 11th July – The Yard, FalcarraghAll seminars get underway at 7pm.Youth Information Officer Martin Keeney is urging those who have not yet applied to do so now. “The deadline for applying for the grant is 31st August so if people haven’t already applied now is the time to do so. We are here to help with any student grant queries you may have so don’t hesitate to contact us. ”The Youth Information Centre also offer a free consultation service for those who are experiencing difficulties completing the new online application form, and are open on a daily basis from Monday to Friday for those with specific queries in relation to this. They will also be running a special late evening clinic on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm through July and August for those who need help in filling in the form online. Bookings for this evening clinic must be made via telephone.As Information Co-ordinator Gareth Gibson explains: “This service is just one example of a wide array of information services available from the Youth Information Centre we are planning to roll out across the county as part of our new youth information strategy.”For more information contact the Youth Information Centre at 074-9129640. The Youth Information Centre is located at 16-18 Port Road, directly opposite the Grill.YIC TO HOLD COUNTYWIDE STUDENT GRANT INFO SEMINARS was last modified: May 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:grantsYOUTH INFORMATION SERVICESlast_img read more

first_img 5 Ronald Koeman (Barcelona 1989-1995) – Another Dutch centre-back to enjoy success at Barcelona, the current Everton manager was hailed as one of the world’s best. Koeman was a crucial component in Johan Cruyff’s ‘Dream Team’ that won four consecutive LaLiga titles from 1991 to 1994. He had superb passing skills, an impressive shot and excellent vision for a team that had passing at its core. He left for Feyenoord in 1995 after winning 10 trophies in total with the Catalan side. Pep Guardiola (Barcelona 1984-2001) – The Manchester City manager originally joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old and, including his time in the youth setup, spent 17 years at the club as a player. After rising through the ranks, Guardiola made his first team debut in 1990 before developing into an impressive defensive midfielder. Was part of the famous ‘Dream Team’ alongside Koeman and went on to captain the side. He left the club in 2001 for Italian team Brescia and, of course, returned to Barcelona in 2008 to become their most successful manager of all time. 5 5 5 Mauricio Pellegrino [pictured playing for Valencia] (Barcelona 1998-1999) – The new Southampton manager spent almost a decade at his first club Velez Sarsfield before arriving at the Camp Nou on loan in 1998. In doing so he became part of the side, alongside De Boer and Van Gaal, to win the 1999 LaLiga title. That season was to be the Argentinean’s only campaign for Barcelona as he was then transferred from Velez to Valencia where he won LaLiga on another two occasions in a six-year stay. Frank de Boer played for Barcelona between 1999 and 2003 – Recent managerial appointments means 25 per cent of the bosses are former Barcelona players. Here, talkSPORT looks at them beginning with new Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer. After a highly successful spell with Ajax the centre-back moved to Barcelona in January 1999 alongside his twin brother Ronald. In doing so they were reunited at the Camp Nou with their former manager in Amsterdam, Louis van Gaal, and went on to win LaLiga that season. However, Van Gaal was sacked in 2000 and Frank tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone a year later. He was suspended for 12 months before UEFA cut the ban short after finding contaminated food supplements were the likely cause for the positive test. He left Barcelona for Galatasaray in 2003. 5 Crystal Palace’s appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager and Mauricio Pellegrino getting the Southampton job means 25 per cent of the Premier League’s bosses are former Barcelona players.Staggeringly this means there are now more ex-Barca men in the top jobs than there are Englishmen.Before Pellegrino arrived there were three ex-Barcelona players managing – Everton’s Ronald Koeman, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Stoke City’s Mark Hughes.Now two more names have recently been added to take the list to five – beyond the current number of four English bosses in the Premier League.The current managers from these shores are Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Swansea’s Paul Clement, Leicester’s Craig Shakespeare and Sean Dyche at Burnley.Brighton manager Chris Hughton was born in London but represented the Republic of Ireland at international level while Hughes and Tony Pulis (both Welsh) add an extra British flavour to the league.Undoubtedly the situation raises a number of questions about English coaches getting a chance at the highest level.Or, perhaps, this means the schooling and education gained at Barcelona is of a more impressive standard – even if you have only been at the club for a limited amount of time.While these questions will linger for plenty of time to come, for now you can scroll through the gallery above to see how the ex-Barca players fared during their time at the Catalan club. Mark Hughes (Barcelona 1986-88) – The Welsh forward is known for his time with Manchester United and Chelsea but the Stoke City manager spent two seasons on the books at Barcelona. Hughes arrived at the Camp Nou from United in 1986, but struggled to find his feet in Spain. He was signed by manager Terry Venables at the same time as Gary Lineker to form a new strike partnership but after scoring just five goals he was loaned to Bayern Munich the following season. Eventually he returned to Manchester United in 1988.last_img read more

first_imgScoil Iosagain Buncrana competed in the All Ireland Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics semi finals in Athlone yesterday.The 3rd and 4th class girls , 3rd and 4th class boys and the 5th and 6th girls were all successful in their categories and  now progress to the  finals in Athlone next week (Wed ).The school represented Donegal after their success in the Donegal finals at the Aura centre last week. This is a fantastic achievement for the students.The students are coached by teachers Pauric McKinney (Letterkenny AC) and Pat Gallagher (Inishowen AC).Juvenile athletics in Inishowen is in a great state right now and the club can only get stronger and stronger.maith sibh  ATHLETICS: SCOIL ISOAGAIN BUNCRANA ON TOP OF THE WORLD! was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: SCOIL ISOAGAIN BUNCRANA ON TOP OF THE WORLD!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faced another setback last week, this one not at the polls, but in a court of law. A judge has ruled that the state cannot sell $525 million in bonds to cover pension costs, at least not without getting the public’s approval first. And that points to two serious problems facing California: First, even though revenues are up, the budget still depends on borrowing to stay “balanced.” Second is that soaring public-employee pension costs threaten the state’s long-term financial stability. The state cannot borrow its way out of its problems forever. This latest ruling is one more sign that Schwarzenegger and the Legislature must come together to address these issues head-on – and soon.last_img read more

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first_imgA man caught in a dramatic armed Garda sting on Ramelton bridge has been arrested in Northern Ireland.Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch today arrested a 41-year-old Damien McLaughlin in Armagh following his extradition from the Republic of Ireland.This follows a ruling by the High Court in Dublin on December 2 to extradite him to Northern Ireland for trial on charges in connection with the murder of David Black. Following his extradition the man was arrested on 4 warrants for offenses of aiding and abetting murder; membership of a proscribed organisation; commissioning and instigating preparatory acts of terrorism; and committing and assisting acts of terrorism.He appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody until January 12.Before he was arrested, it is understood that McLaughlin was hiding out for several days in West Donegal.He was arrested as he traveled from the direction of Milford when armed detectives blocked both sides of the bridge as McLaughlin and another man traveled towards Letterkenny. Damien McLaughlin is led away by armed Gardai. Picture by kind permission of the Irish Sun. These pictures cannot be reproduced without permission.Man caught in armed Garda sting in Ramelton is arrested was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestDAMIEN MCLAUGHLINdonegalRameltonlast_img read more

first_imgSee how many of these five questions about Joey Barton you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-40]See also: Hughes to respond to Barton verdictQPR legend urges club to sack BartonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img