German company supports Treasure Beach 5K

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Chief organiser for the Women with a Purpose third annual 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk, Janette Kaloo, expressed delight that German bra manufacturers Anita have come on board as title sponsors for the October 15 event.Ms Kaloo says she is excited about the development, adding that Anita’s association will bring tremendous benefits to the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims who have beaten the odds and have managed to survive.The group is seeking to raise approximately $3 million from this year’s event, which will go towards their outreach services.”Anita joining is great for the event. They are a worldwide brand. They even have a line of bra for women who have had a mastectomy. This could not be any more significant,” Kaloo noted.Speaking at the event’s recent press launch at the Sunset Resort and Villas, Kaloo said indications are that this year’s staging will attract close to 1,000 participants to easily eclipse combined participation in the first two years.BIGGEST YEAR”We are already beginning to see registration numbers that suggest this year will be our biggest yet. I think the message is starting to get out there and people are now warming to the idea,” Kaloo said.Herself a cancer survivor, Kaloo serves as vice-president of the Treasure Beach Women’s Group (TBWG).”October is celebrated as Cancer Awareness Month, so we specifically choose this month for the race, which is dedicated to these women and their families who have suffered through the various stages of this deadly disease,” she stated.Joy Haizen, the Anita international representative, spoke of her company’s involvement, adding that it was for a worthy cause. Anita will provide female participants with free sports bra for the event.Jassette Bromfield is the defending male champion, having won the title in back-to-back years. He ran a time of 22:13 minutes last year with Kirk Roach second (22:55) and Larry Devimy third in 25:24 minutes.It is expected that Bromfield and last year’s female champion, Sarah Wiese, will return to defend their titles.The race is set to start at 7 a.m., with an after-race party at 6:30 p.m. in the evening.Sponsors include Sunset Resort and Villa, Anita International, Jakes Treasure Beach, Rainbow Tree Villa, Music 99 FM, Power 106 FM, GraceKennedy, Treasure Tours, BOJ-TV, the Treasure Beach Women’s Group, WATA, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Treasure Beach Hotel, CA Parchment and Sons and 2 Seasons Guest House.last_img read more

US women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title United States’ Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)Three months before beginning their defense of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay.Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rampaging Beermen Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59PNP – Anti-Kidnapping Group rescue kidnapped Chinese, Vietnamese women01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We believe it is our duty to be the role models that we’ve set out to be and fight to what we know we legally deserve,” forward Christen Press told The Associated Press. “And hopefully in that way it inspires women everywhere.”The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association is not party to the lawsuit but said in a statement it “supports the plaintiffs’ goal of eliminating gender-based discrimination by USSF.”The USSF did not have an immediate comment.The men’s and women’s U.S. national teams have separate collective bargaining agreements, and their pay is structured differently. That means there is no dollar-to-dollar salary comparison.The lawsuit claims that from March 2013 through Dec. 31, 2016, when the previous collective bargaining agreement expired, players on the women’s team could make a maximum salary of $72,000, plus bonuses for winning non-tournament games as well as World Cup appearances and victories, and for Olympic placement.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ruemmler also said men’s games generated about $144 million from 2008-15, while women’s matches generated $53 million, and television ratings for men’s games from 2013-15 averaged twice the figure for women’s matches.But those figures were for years prior to the women’s 2015 World Cup victory and also did not include the men’s failure to reach the 2018 World Cup. The women’s team brought in $6.6 million in profit in 2015, compared to less than $2 million for the men’s team.Following the EEOC action, the women took the fight for equality into contract negotiations and struck a collective bargaining agreement covering 2017-21.Players received raises in base pay and bonuses as well as better provisions for travel and accommodations, including increased per diems. It also gave the players some control of certain licensing and marketing rights.The lawsuit filed Friday seeks “an adjustment of the wage rates and benefits” for the women.“At the heart of this whole issue we believe that it’s the right thing. We believe that there has been discrimination against us,” Rapinoe said. “And while we have fought very hard and for a long time, whether that be through our CBA or through our players association, putting ourselves in the best possible position that we can to get the best deal that we can, we still feel that we don’t have what we’re trying to achieve, which is equality in the workplace.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The women’s team has often championed equal rights issues and sought more equitable pay during collective bargaining two years ago.“I think a lot of people look to us and our team and the collective voice that we have and what we’ve stood for, for inspiration and for power, and as an ally in this broader fight for equality and human rights, really,” said winger Megan Rapinoe, a co-captain and veteran of 149 international appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 28 members of the current women’s player pool filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed on International Women’s Day.Players seek damages that include back pay. “A comparison of the WNT and MNT pay shows that if each team played 20 friendlies in a year and each team won all 20 friendlies, female WNT players would earn a maximum of $99,000 or $4,950 per game, while similarly situated male MNT players would earn an average of $263,320 or $13,166 per game against the various levels of competition they would face,” the lawsuit says.It concludes that a top-tier women’s player would make only 38 percent of a similarly situated men’s player.A pay disparity was very apparent at the World Cup: In 2014, the federation gave the men’s roster a performance bonus of nearly $5.4 million after the U.S. went out in the round of 16 in Brazil. The women’s team received a bonus of $1.72 million after winning the 2015 World Cup in Canada.The last time the U.S. men made the World Cup field (for Brazil) male players selected to the roster received a $55,000 bonus, while the women received $15,000 each for making the 2015 World Cup, according to court documents. Additionally, the men shared a $2 million bonus for qualifying, while the women shared $300,000. The USSF has long maintained that any disparity is the result of separate collective bargaining agreements.   Compensation for the women includes a guaranteed salary and also salaries paid by the USSF for their time with clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League. The men get paid based on roster selection for appearances for friendlies and tournaments.While star players on the women’s team, like forward Alex Morgan, can make as much as their male counterparts because of endorsement deals, the disparity becomes greater for players with lesser profiles.Terms of the collective bargaining agreements have not been made public.A group of players filed a complaint in 2016 with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that alleged wage discrimination by the federation. The new lawsuit effectively ends that EEOC complaint, brought by Morgan, Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Carli Lloyd and former goalkeeper Hope Solo. The players received a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC last month.Kathryn H. Ruemmler, a lawyer representing the federation, wrote in a May 2016 letter to the EEOC that over the previous four years, women’s national team players averaged almost $280,000, a figure $90,000 more than men’s national team players. She pointed out that women receive benefits the men don’t, including severance pay, medical insurance, maternity leave, child care and a relocation allowance. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Record six-goal triumph for South Africa

first_img0Shares0000Captain Thulani Hlatswayo hit the second goal as South Africa recorded their biggest ever win before a tiny crowd against the Seychelles © AFP / PHILL MAGAKOEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 13 – South Africa achieved their biggest victory when they hammered the Seychelles 6-0 Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before a tiny rain-soaked crowd in Johannesburg.The previous widest winning margin by ‘Bafana Bafana’ (The Boys) was 5-0 at home to Guatemala in a friendly match as the republic prepared to host the 2010 World Cup. South Africa scored three times in four minutes midway through the first half with a Nigel Hoareau own-goal followed by goals from captain Thulani Hlatshwayo and Lebo Mothiba.A string of saves from goalkeeper Romeo Barra prevented South Africa going further ahead until Percy Tau and substitutes Dino Ndlovu and Teboho Mokoena netted in a late burst.Mokoena scored the record-creating sixth goal two minutes into stoppage time with a close-range header off a cross at Soccer City stadium.The one-sided affair matchday 3 affair in Group E came as no surprise as South Africa are ranked 73rd in the world — 116 places above the Seychelles.Only a few thousand watched the mismatch in heavy rain despite the public broadcaster not screening the qualifier because of a financial dispute with the national football body.Matches involving ‘Bafana Bafana’ used to draw 80,000 crowds, but poor results in recent years has seen a dramatic fall-off in attendances.South Africa have seven points from three matches and Libya four and Nigeria three from two in a three-team chase for two places at the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Nigeria, who suffered a shock matchday 1 home loss to South Africa, host Libya later Saturday in Uyo.In Kampala, Uganda cruised to a 3-0 victory over Lesotho that moved them three points clear of Cape Verde at the top of Group L.Emmanuel Okwi opened and closed the scoring with a goal in each half and Farouk Miya converted a penalty to give the ‘Cranes’ a two-goal half-time advantage.Uganda have seven points halfway through the six-round qualifying competition, Cape Verde four and Lesotho and Tanzania two each.Another eight qualifiers are scheduled for Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jordan Henderson injury ‘doesn’t look good’, admits Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took full responsibility for Borussia Dortmund’s equaliser but was happy with most aspects of the 1-1 draw against his former club, except a potentially serious knee injury to Jordan Henderson.The visitors were resolutely solid at the back in an impressive first half in which Divock Origi, preferred to Daniel Sturridge up front, scored.However, just three minutes after the break Mats Hummels equalised with a header after beating Adam Lallana to a quickly-taken short corner but Klopp shouldered the blame for that.“We did it really well, we scored a wonderful goal,” he said.“Then a set-piece. Yes that’s how it is in football – a fault for all of us. I decided to have Adam Lallana in this position instead of Origi, so sorry for this.“But we were still in the game and our really big chances after, it really fell into an almost perfect performance.”Aside from the goal a knee injury to Henderson, which forced the captain off at half-time and saw him leave the ground on crutches, was the other downside.“Jordan is really frustrating because each team in the world needs a little bit of luck but it looks like we don’t have it,” added Klopp after another injury this season affected his side.“We need to wait for the scan and we hope for the best, but it doesn’t look good.“I don’t want to speculate, what can I say until we have the scan, but it is not a small thing, I think, but we have to wait.”It is feared the problem could rule the midfielder out of England’s Euro 2016 campaign.Meanwhile, Origi fully justified Klopp’s decision to include him at the expense of Sturridge but the Reds boss said it was a fairly straightforward decision which fitted his game-plan.“I don’t really understand questions like this because you have to try to imagine where you can have some small advantages and that’s what we did – it was nothing about Daniel,” he said.“He has played the last games, it is completely normal. I know people say things about me taking him from the pitch after 60 minutes but it is completely normal and now he is fresh for the game against Stoke.“When Daniel came on he immediately had a brilliant moment, it was outstanding, so you could see the impact he had and I cannot say we played better with Divock ahead of Daniel.“It was not too brave to put Divock to be honest. He has had no rhythm because of injuries. He is a young lad and we have to work with him.“Divock was made for this game with the space he can make and how he can hold the ball.” It is feared Jordan Henderson could miss England’s Euro 2016 campaign 1last_img read more

The Warm Up with Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson – Saturday, July 9

first_imgA light-hearted look at the weekend’s sporting action with comedy duo Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson.They are joined by Fred Sirieix, the maitre d’ from First Dates, and Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip, to discuss all sorts of antics and nonsense.last_img

SIGHTSEERS WARNED MASSIVE CRUISER WILL BE DELAYED COMING INTO KILLYBEGS

first_imgThe MS ArtaniaThere has been a delay in the arrival of the MS Artania into Killybegs tomorrow.Hundreds of people are due in the port to see the massive liver arrive.The cruiser, which has 1,200 passengers and 800 on board, was due to arrive in Donegal at 8am but will not now arrive until 11am. The ship will be leaving at 8pm as scheduled.Many of the passengers on board, most of whom are German and Swiss, will visit various sites across the North West including Glenveagh National Park, Glemcolmcille and Sligo.Tourism chiefs are hoping many of those who enjoy a day long break to Donegal may return on longer trips in the future.   SIGHTSEERS WARNED MASSIVE CRUISER WILL BE DELAYED COMING INTO KILLYBEGS was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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:cruiserdonegalKillybegsMS Artaniatouristslast_img read more

DONEGAL TD SLAMS EDUCATION MINISTER OVER CUTS TO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

first_imgFianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has accused the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of giving with one hand and taking away with the other in relation to supports for young people experiencing mental health difficulties.Deputy McConalogue said the Government is completely undermining the potential success of any new anti-bullying initiative by simultaneously slashing one-on-one counselling supports at second level.“There is no doubt that we are seeing an extremely worrying surge in mental health problems among young people, much of which results from bullying. Any initiative to tackle this pattern and increase the supports available to young people within the school setting is of course welcome,” said Deputy McConalogue. “However, my concern is the hypocritical approach that Minister Quinn appears to be taking. On the one hand the Minister tells us he wants to enhance the role of schools in tackling bullying, however in reality he has crippled the ability of the school system to respond to students in difficulty.“By removing ex-quota allocation for guidance counsellors, the Minister has radically reduced supports in schools for teenagers experiencing problems. If the Minister is serious about addressing the serious and growing problem of bullying and youth mental health problems, he would not have started by presiding over the unprecedented decline of the guidance counselling system.“The Minister now has evidence that the decision he made in Budget 2012 has resulted in a massive 51% reduction in one-on-one counselling supports in secondary schools since September alone. The reduction is even greater in disadvantaged areas. How can schools be well enough resourced to take on this new initiative while their student support system has been radically undermined since September?“Minister Quinn can count on my support, and that of my party, in introducing substantive policies to address mental health issues among young people, both within the school system and the wider community. But this must start with him realising he made a major mistake in cutting the guidance counsellor allocation in last year’s budget.”  DONEGAL TD SLAMS EDUCATION MINISTER OVER CUTS TO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES was last modified: January 21st, 2013 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:DONEGAL TD SLAMS EDUCATION MINISTER OVER CUTS TO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESlast_img read more

Man with 110 previous convictions jailed again for petrol station drive-off

first_imgA man with 110 previous convictions has been jailed for three months after driving off from a petrol station without paying for €82 of fuel.Gardai spotted Thomas McDonagh after he spun the wheels of his red Hyundai Tucson and he left the Applegreen Filling Station and drove across four lanes of roadway in Letterkenny on May 4th, 2018. McDonagh’s solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client was a 39-year-old father of three who had battled drug and drink addictions for many years.The court also heard that McDonagh, with an address at Castlerea Prison, had pleaded guilty to public order charges at Letterkenny University Hospital and at Lower Main street in Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly imposed fines totalling €300 and also jailed McDonagh for three months on the theft charge.Another charge against McDonagh was put back until June 17th to allow the Director of Public Prosecutions to review the charge.Man with 110 previous convictions jailed again for petrol station drive-off was last modified: June 5th, 2019 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:drive-offjailedpetrol stationThomas McDonaghlast_img read more

Half-time: Arsenal 2 Fulham 2

first_imgDimitar Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic scored as Fulham stormed back from 2-0 down at the Emirates Stadium.Olivier Giroud’s 11th-minute opener put Arsenal in the driving seat and Lukas Podolski doubled their advantage before Berbatov netted his fourth goal in seven appearances for the Whites.And Kacaniklic, on as a substitute for the injured Kieran Richardson, equalised five minutes before the break.Giroud got in front of Aaron Hughes to meet Theo Walcott’s right-wing corner with a bullet header which keeper Mark Schwarzer got a hand to but was unable to keep out of the net.Fulham were dealt another blow 10 minutes later when Richardson went off after pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.They then found themselves further behind after a ricochet in the box fell kindly for Mikel Arteta.The Spaniard went past Chris Baird and pulled the ball back, with Podolski sneaking between Hughes and Sascha Riether to score from close range.It seemed like Fulham were heading for a thrashing before they were hauled back into the match by Berbatov’s header from Bryan Ruiz’s corner.Berbatov then turned provider, drifting into space on the right and crossing for Kacaniklic to head home.Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Ruiz, Baird, Sidwell, Richardson (Kacaniklic 22), Berbatov, Dejagah. Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Duff, Rodallega. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Seeing Sound and Hearing Light

first_imgSynesthesia, the syndrome in which people’s senses become confused, may not be so off the wall.  Research at the University of British Columbia “flips the traditional view of how we perceive the world on its head.” Experiments show that our brains perceive the world by synthesizing multiple inputs.  The latest evidence of this is that we can “hear” through our skin.    BBC News and Live Science reported on experiments by Bryan Gick at the U of BC that show blindfolded subjects perceive words differently when receiving puffs of air on their skin.  He believes that this is very different from traditional interpretations of sense organs as independent channels of perception.  According to Gick, humans are “whole-body perceiving machines.”  The research, he believes, could lead to more effective hearing aids and prostheses for the blind and deaf.Our bodies are marvelously designed whole entities.  Evolution cannot “tinker” with one thing without affecting other things.  Applying a proverb by John Muir to anatomy, the more we try to pick out one function, the more we find it tied to everything else in the body.(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more