UN Human Rights Council 46 UK statement for Universal Periodic Review Adoption – Mongolia

first_imgUN Human Rights Council 46 UK statement for Universal Periodic Review Adoption – Mongolia Thank you, Madam President.The United Kingdom welcomes Mongolia’s engagement with the Universal Periodic Review process. The UK commends Mongolia on the progress made since its last review and we remain committed to continue helping Mongolia strengthen human rights and democratic institutions.We welcome Mongolia’s acceptance of all three of our recommendations and urge Mongolia to work to implement these. Namely, to strengthen domestic legislation to ensure all forms of modern slavery are criminalised, including criminalising human trafficking in line with the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; to adopt an open, merit-based process when selecting national candidates for UN Treaty Body elections; and to Protect freedom of expression by abolishing article 6.21 of the Law on Administrative Offences.The UK also welcomes Mongolia’s commitment at the UPR to implement activities aimed at protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, migrant workers, stateless persons and persons with disabilities. We commend Mongolia’s gender equality record and support its Government’s efforts to end violence against women and girls and increase women’s economic empowerment. It is important to commit government resources to ensure that Mongolia’s existing anti-discrimination laws are fully implemented.Thank you. /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). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:empowerment, gender equality, Government, Human Rights, human trafficking, legislation, modern slavery, Mongolia, President, resources, transgender, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdom, womenlast_img read more

Westmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project

first_imgRelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project Westmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project EnvironmentApril 29, 2013 RelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Project RelatedWestmoreland Residents to Benefit from $445 Million Water Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Approximately 9,000 residents of communities in Western Westmoreland are to benefit from improved access to potable water under the Nonpareil Water Supply Mains Replacement and Upgrading Project. The project, which is slated to cost $445 million, will be undertaken over 18 months from May 2013 to November 2014. The beneficiary communities include: Nonpariel, Sheffield, Negril Spots, Hopewell, Retirement, Orange Hill, Little London, Mount Airy, Good Hope, Revival, Little Bay, Retreat, Brighton and Whitehall. The project will involve the replacement of the existing transmission and distribution mains from Sheffield to Little London; Sheffield to the Nonpareil Relift Station; Negril Lighthouse to Orange Hill; Mount Airy to Good Hope and Whitehall; and from the Mount Airy Tank to Orange Hill. Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, on Friday, April 26, signed a contract for the Negril Lighthouse to Orange Hill component of the project, at his offices in New Kingston. Two additional pipeline contracts, as well as contracts for pump stations and reservoirs, are left to be signed. Minister Pickergill said the project is of “significant importance” as the residents of the targeted communities are experiencing severe problems with low water pressure and intermittent supply. “This is due to constant leakage along the antiquated pipeline,” he noted. The Minister informed that the project is expected to reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW), which is water lost primarily through leaks and unauthorised connections to the system, by 50 per cent. Minister Pickersgill said the National Water Commission (NWC) should see returns of $62.8 million on an annual basis, due primarily to the reduction in NRW in the area and increased energy efficiencies. Member of Parliament for the area, and Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. the Hon. Wykeham McNeill, expressed gratitude for the works to be done, noting that the residents are appreciative. Specific deliverables under the project include: the installation of two storage tanks at Mount Airy and Revival, which will provide a combined storage capacity of 4.3 million litres of water; the supply and installation of a Booster/Relift Station at Whitehall and Retirement; and the supply and installation of strategically located Pressure Reducing Stations on the distribution mains. The Nonpariel system is currently served by three branches of the Lucea/Negril Water Supply System. The project will be undertaken by the NWC, via Contractor, D. R Foote Construction Company. The Nonpareil Water Supply Mains Replacement and Upgrading Project is one of six rural water supply projects, which will be undertaken under the NWC’s K-Factor Programme in the parishes of Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, St. Mary and Hanover. These projects will be implemented at a collective cost of $1.8 billion. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

FEI President HRH Princess Haya Will Stand for Re-Election

first_imgHRH Princess Haya has signalled her intention to stand for re-election as FEI President following an overwhelming vote in favour of amending the FEI Statutes to allow FEI Presidents to serve three consecutive four-year terms in office.The vote on amending the Statutes to prolong the term of the FEI President took place at the FEI Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) in Lausanne (SUI) on April 29th, with 103 National Federations voting in favour of the amendment. There were three votes against the amendment and no abstentions. The EGA also voted in favour of applying the same term to all FEI Bureau members.Princess Haya had stated in September last year that she would not stand for re-election, despite an earlier move by FEI Regional Group Chairpersons and the National Federations to amend the FEI Statutes at the 2013 General Assembly.Following Princess Haya’s statement, the amendment proposal was removed from the General Assembly agenda, but a petition signed by 100 National Federations during the meeting in Montreux (SUI) called for an EGA. As a result, the EGA was included in the timetable for this week’s two-day FEI Sports Forum, which got underway yesterday at the International Management Development Institute (IMD) in Lausanne.Princess Haya excused herself from today’s pre-vote discussions and the vote itself, seeking delegates’ approval to allow FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos to chair the meeting. Following the vote in favour of amending the Statutes, an emotional Princess Haya returned to a standing ovation.“I always felt that when people are given a responsibility, given faith and given belief they are given an opportunity to do well in their lives and that’s what you’ve always given to me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that, it’s a huge honour,” a visibly moved Princess Haya said, prompting further prolonged applause from delegates at the meeting.“I’m very honoured for the opportunity you’ve given me to be available as a future president of the FEI for a third term. I don’t want to go further than that today because I do believe there’s the possibility that there’ll be other candidates and I believe they should be given the opportunity to come forward. But at the same time you have my commitment to you.”At her first meeting FEI Bureau meeting after her election in 2006, Princess Haya proposed limiting FEI Presidents to two four-year terms, a reform which was later adopted as an FEI Statute. Today’s vote reverses that decision, but still limits the Presidential term. Previously the FEI Presidential term of office was unlimited.The FEI Presidential election will take place at the General Assembly in December. The FEI Bureau will decide on the application period for Presidential candidates during its in-person meeting on 9 and 10 June. The Swiss National Federation has already announced its support for Swiss businessman and former President of the Geneva CHI, Pierre Genecand, although his candidacy has yet to be officially declared.Today’s EGA also unanimously supported the creation of the FEI Olympic Council. The Council, which was proposed by the FEI Bureau in February of this year, will be a more permanent liaison between the FEI and the members of the Olympic Family with an equestrian background in order to protect the place of equestrian sport in the Olympic programme.The Council, which will be chaired by the FEI President, will include all IOC members and honorary members with an equestrian background, the chairs of the FEI Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing Committees, the FEI Secretary General and other representatives invited by the FEI President.The full composition of the FEI Olympic Council will be announced shortly. Tags: FEI Extraordinary General Assembly, HRH Princess Haya, FEI President HRH Princess Haya, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

Everyone Orchestra Confirms Northeast Dates

first_imgMatt Butler’s improvisational experiment The Everyone Orchestra, which employs a constantly revolving cast of musicians, has just confirmed a few Northeast dates.  Conducted by Butler, each performance creates completely different sets of music through conducted musical exploration and audience participation.  Members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., The String Cheese Incident, ALO, and Tea Leaf Green, among others, have all performed with The Everyone Orchestra over the years.We recently had an EO experience while on Jam Cruise 11, and it was extraordinary, to say the least.  For this string of Northeast dates, the ensemble includes (via Jambands.com):  Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth (Rubblebucket), and Reed Mathis and Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green).  For the Philly show, Marco Benevento will open and join the group as well.  Expect special surprise guest to be ann0unced for these performances in coming weeks.  Dates for these shows are as follows:4/18 – South Shore Music Hall – Quincy, MA4/19 – The Blockley – Philadelphia, PA4/20 – The Cutting Room – New York, NYEveryone Orchestra will also be playing Raleigh, NC’s Southland Ballroom on March 7th and 8th.L4LM’s exclusive interview with Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra.Purchase tickets for these shows here.Here is a video of Everyone Orchestra set from Jam Cruise 11 w/ members of moe., Tea Leaf Green, Pimps of Joytime, Mike Dillon, Jeff Coffin, and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, just to name a few:last_img read more

What’s ahead for dairy in 2012?

first_imgA three-part webinar series, offered by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, will run from September through November. “What’s ahead for dairy in 2012?” will be presented by Dan Basse of AgResource on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. Central Time.The first webinar “The crop report: What does it mean for dairy?” will take place on Monday, Sept. 26. You’ve heard the crop reports but what do these numbers mean to your business and future? This savvy market analyst who has one of the best track records in the industry will provide an outlook for 2011 U.S. corn and soybean production based on field surveys and summer weather conditions – and he’ll share how the size of the U.S. major summer row crops will impact feed pricing throughoutthe remainder of 2011 and 2012. Participants of this webinar must register this week.advertisementadvertisement “Running your business during volatile times” will be held on Monday, Oct. 31. Get the answers to nagging business questions: How does a busy dairy producer handle the volatility of markets, input prices and the resulting revenue?What’s driving economic activity? How can anyone producing milk stay on top of it all and make smart business decisions? What tools can be used to stay ahead? Basse will share information that can help you navigate through these tough economic times with more confidence. Participants of this webinar must register by Oct. 24.On Monday, Nov. 28 discover “What does 2012 look like for dairy?” What in the world is going to happen with our prices next? This session will discuss the outlook for 2012 and zero in on the economic and fundamental factors that will drive dairy pricing and profitability. You’ll gain answers to these – and other – questions: Will the corn/milk ratio improve? Will New Zealand production recover in the wake of the drought? Will a rise in U.S. dairy trade continue to bolster the U.S. milk price outlook? And you’ll find out why it’s important to know what country is the lowest grain price seller and which is the highest grain price buyer. Participants of this webinar must register by Nov. 21.Click here or call PDPW at (800) 947-7379 to sign up today. PDPW members register for $100 per session or save when you sign up for the entire series at $275. Non-PDPW members can register at $125 per session or save when you sign up for the entire series at $350.If you have a date/time conflict, you can watch a fully recorded version at your leisure. You must be registered to receive a recorded session. PD—From PDPW news releaseadvertisementlast_img read more

Boys HS Tournament Hoops: Lutheran East Advances to Regional Tournament Following 80-71 Win Over Elyria Catholic

first_imgBy Don DiFrancescoElyria Catholic 13 17 16 25 = 71Lutheran East 18 22 17 23 = 80OHSAA Division 3 District Final at Garfield HeightsLutheran East will be making a return trip to Canton for the regional tournament after defeating Elyria Catholic 80-71 on Friday evening.The Falcons were without injured starter Davyon Adams, who scored 11 points on Monday in the semifinal win over Kirtland. But 6’-6” junior forward Nehemiah Benson more than picked up the slack.Benson took 10 shots over the course of the game, and sank all 10. He also converted 7 out of 8 free throws to finish with 27 points scored. After a back and forth first quarter, Lutheran East took an 18-13 lead on a layup by junior guard Collin Albert just before the buzzer sounded. When Albert hit a jumper at the 6:20 mark of period two, the Falcons had a nine-point lead at 24-15.Elyria Catholic bounced back, and trailed by only one when senior guard David Griffin scored on a layup with 2:50 remaining in the first half making the score 31-30. That was the closest the Panthers would get for the remainder of the game.Lutheran East finished the second quarter on a 9-0 run and took a 40-30 lead into the locker room.The Falcons were able to maintain a double-digit margin through most of the second half, and notched the evening’s largest lead when Albert scored on a put-back with 6:47 remaining in the ballgame making the score 61-46.Elyria Catholic connected on four 3-point shots in the fourth quarter to keep the final margin respectable.The Panthers were led in scoring by junior guard Edward Wright with 23. Senior forward Jarred Logan added 16 points, and Griffin finished with 11.In addition to Benson’s 27 points, Lutheran East’s offense boasted sophomore guard E.J. Farmer with 19 points, Albert with 17, and sophomore guard Sirr Hughes with 13.Elyria CatholicWright 7-6-23Logan 6-2-16Griffin, D. 4-1-11Taylor 2-3-7Griffin, J. 1-2-5Damron 1-2-4Palmer 0-3-3Trockley 1-0-2Rebounds: 34 Turnovers: 12Field goal shooting: 22/58, 38% 3-point shots: 8/20, 40% Free throws: 19/22, 86%Lutheran EastBenson 10-7-27Farmer 6-6-19Albert 4-9-17Hughes 5-1-13Billingsley 0-4-4Rebounds: 33 Turnovers: 8Field goal shooting: 25/44, 57% 3-point shots: 3/9, 33% Free throws: 27/42, 64% Related TopicsElyria Catholic PanthersLutheran East Falcons NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

Diamond Hogs drop series finale to Mississippi State

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:38cf1807f3c961ed95ba383c Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-616262-4198049263001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – The University of Arkansas baseball team (26-18, 11-10) came up on the short end of a 2-1 decision Sunday afternoon, falling to Mississippi State (23-21, 7-14) in the series finale at Baum Stadium.Despite dropping the series finale, No. 25 Arkansas won its fifth consecutive SEC series victory for the first time since the 2004 season and remains the only team in the conference to win each of its last five league series. The Razorbacks move to 12-4 in the month of April, including winning seven of the last nine games.Andrew Benintendi continues to tear the cover off the ball, recording his fourth multi-hit game in the last five contests as he raised his batting average to second in the SEC at .381. He has reached base in 17 straight games and in 17 of his last 21 plate appearances.Down 2-1 in the eighth inning, Arkansas loaded the bases with one out, but came up short as a strikeout and groundout ended the threat. The Razorbacks stranded 10 runners in the game, including the bases loaded twice.Keaton McKinney worked another stellar outing, lasting 5.1 innings and giving up 6 hits and no earned runs, while walking two and striking out one. Jackson Lowery (4-1) suffered the loss, giving up a run in the seventh inning, which turned out to be the difference. Josh Alberius and James Teague combined to throw a scoreless ninth frame.UALR falls on another walk-off hit by Indiana StateArkansas returns to action next weekend, traveling to Hoover, Alabama for a three-game series with the Crimson Tide Thursday through Saturday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Thursday and Friday’s games will be televised on SEC Network, followed by an ESPN2 telecast on Saturday.Coach Dave Van Horn opening statement: “We didn’t play good, obviously. It’s one of those losses that I don’t know if we would have won the game, but we just didn’t play like we’ve been playing. We gave up one earned run, should’ve been two, that ball has got to be caught on that fly ball. Communication – the left fielder, that’s his over call if he wants it. Somebody’s got to call him off. That ends up being your winning run. We had our shot to win the ballgame even though we didn’t play good at all.”Van Horn on the Razorbacks working the counts at the plate: “Deep counts are a good thing, but you can’t take strike three. You can’t foul off too many pitches and hope you get a better one. That’s how deep counts happen a lot of times—you foul off pitches and you’re trying to work the count. That wasn’t our game plan, it just happened today.”Junior infielder Bobby Wernes on today’s game: “I think it’s going to help us. I think that at the end of the day maybe we were getting a little bit of a big head. I think that we’ll definitely find a positive out of this and we’ll definitely learn from it – not to take any games off or anything like that.”Game Notes· Arkansas has posted a record of 12-4 during the month of April.· The Razorbacks have won an SEC-best five consecutive conference series.· The Arkansas pitching staff has allowed two runs or less in three of the last four games.· Tyler Spoon collected his 45th career multi-hit game.· Andrew Benintendi has reached base in 17 straight games and in 17 of his last 21 plate appearances.· Benintendi’s .490 on-base percentage ranks second in the conference.· Benintendi now holds a .381 batting average, good for second in the SEC.· Benintendi continues to lead the SEC with 112 total bases and a .723 slugging percentage.· Benintendi has 20 multi-hit games in back-to-back seasons.For more information on Arkansas baseball, follow @RazorbackBSB on Twitter. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Marcos questions advance payments for vaccines

first_imgSenator Imee R. Marcos expressed surprise on Monday that  advance payments for government purchases such as the impending procurement of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for 2021 are allowed.Senator Imee R. Marcos (Senate of the Philippines / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)Because of this, Marcos urged her colleagues to pass a bill that would amend the current Procurement Law to avoid confusion at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department on Health (DOH), local government units (LGUs) and other agencies.The lady senator’s pitch for amendment to the Procurement Law followed her questions fielded at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) during a public hearing today on the 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP) by the Senate finance sub-committee.Marcos, chairwoman of the Senate economic affairs committee, wanted to know whether an advance payment does not violate the law.These agencies, according to Marcos, do not know that this procedure is available to them.The Procurement Law strongly states the use of public biddings in government purchases.The DOH set aside P2.4 billion for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines under its proposed 2021 budget.Marcos, vice chairwoman of the Senate finance sub-committee, said a slew of bills had been filed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and had been discussed at both Legislative chambers but the DBM has yet to submit its position paper on the issue.  Marcos said she is concerned about a DOH statement that advance payment for the purchase for the COVI0-19 is required.The GPPB said advance payment is allowed by Commission on Audit (COA) rules.DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire had said that the P2.4 billion could still be augmented once the cost of vaccines is released by manufacturers.The DOH is looking at 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 20 percent  of the country’s more  than 100 million population. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

Brazil learn their Olympic Games football group opponents

first_imgBrazil, who are still not 100 per cent sure they will have Neymar in the Olympic Games, have found out their schedule as they bid to win their first gold medal in football.  Group D: Argentina, Honduras, Portugal and Algeria “It has to be this time,” Dunga told the head of the Rio organizing committee, Carlos Nuzman. “Brazil will always have pressure. But we have a good group of players. Some that play in the Copa America will also be in the Olympics.” Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Group C: Mexico, South Korea, Fiji and Germany Sport ENcenter_img The groups: 15/04/2016 Group B: Japan, Nigeria, Sweden and Colombia They kick off on August 4 in Brasilia against South Africa, a day before the Olympics officially starts, before later playing Iraq and Denmark.  Group A: Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche involved in heated spat after game

first_imgAdvertisement 74cmoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6bxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Em7y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ri5Would you ever consider trying this?😱cfsbCan your students do this? 🌚5nsyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool managed to keep themselves the title in this year’s Premier League campaign after a hard-fought victory at Turf Moor against Burney. The Reds trail Manchester City by two points at the top of the table with the hope of winning the title after 3 decades. The victory at Burnley however was marred by a heated exchange after the match between the two managers after the game.Advertisement The two managers shook hands at the final whistle but were involved in a heated exchange as they made way to their respective teams dressing rooms. Klopp was visibly frustrated by the rough tackling of the Burnley players, one of which left Joe Gomez and substituted in the first half. Gomez had to be stretchered off the pitch and it is unsure for how long he will be out of action.Advertisement Phil Bardsley’s subsequent tackle on Alberto Moreno enraged Klopp and he spent most of the second half in Mike Dean’s ear. His Burnley contemporary didn’t exactly enjoy his touchline antics during the game and had apparently “scolded” the German over it at full time.Liverpool had to come back from being a goal down to win the match 3-1 thanks to goals from Milner, Firmino and Shaqiri to keep themselves only two points behind leaders Manchester City. The Reds travel to Bournemouth this weekend in what could be a tricky encounter.Advertisement Read full article here :https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/what-jurgen-klopp-cause-sean-13694536Read also :Pele says ‘one skill’ Messi not good enough to be best player of all timeJose Mourinho explains why he left Pogba, Lukaku out of the starting lineup   Advertisementlast_img read more