Seminar to discuss issues facing migrant and minority ethnic women

first_imgA seminar will take place in Donegal next week to discuss issues affecting women in the border region.Issues affecting migrant, black and minority ethnic women living on both sides of the border will be explored at an upcoming “Women, Culture and Crossing the Borders” seminar, hosted by the PEACE IV Building Intercultural Communities (BIC) Project.Women who are migrants or members of black and minority ethnic communities as well as other members of the public are invited to share stories, discuss struggles and celebrate identities at the seminar, which will be held on Wednesday the 13th of November, at an Grianán Hotel in Burt from 9.30am to 3.30pm, with lunch included. “This seminar will be a fantastic opportunity for migrant and minority ethnic women, living both in the North and South, to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity and explore some of the challenges we share”, said Francine Blaché Breen, BIC Project Community Development and Training Officer.“Women on both sides of the border face many of the same issues in situations where their gender, migration status and ethnicity intersect. This is a very timely event considering the uncertainty in relation to the border, and I urge women from all communities to contact us to book a place”.The seminar will feature a number of speakers and strategic planning amongst participants to address the issues raised. Discussion topics will include: border-related issues, such as Brexit and visas; experiences with An Garda Síochána and the PSNI; issues arising from ethnicity, religion, class, culture, domestic violence and housing.The BIC Project is a collaboration between Intercultural Donegal (formerly Donegal Intercultural Platform) and Donegal Travellers Project. Like other projects in Donegal County Council’s 5.5 million euro PEACE IV Action Plan, BIC is designed to promote a society where people from different backgrounds and traditions can enjoy living, learning and socialising together.For more information about the “Women, Culture and Crossing the Borders” seminar or to book a place, either send an email with your name and phone number to BIC Project Worker Caoimhe Sweeney at [email protected] or ring her on (086) 858 0298.This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Seminar to discuss issues facing migrant and minority ethnic women was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Katie GillenShare 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:Intercultural DonegalWomen Culture and Crossing the Borderslast_img read more

Half-time: Villa 1 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea’s chances of securing Champions League qualification were dented as they trailed to Christian Benteke’s tidy finish and then had Ramires sent off just before half-time.The Blues, needing a victory to secure a top-four spot, dominated possession for long spells.But although Demba Ba and Frank Lampard both went close to scoring, the visitors did not create many chances against an impressive Aston Villa side.Benteke grabbed the opener inside 15 minutes after a slick counter-attack when he easily went past Gary Cahill and then beat Petr Cech at the near post.Ba almost levelled but his shot was well blocked by Brad Guzan.And Lampard went close with a fizzing low free-kick that skidded off the turf and Guzan fumbled onto the outside of the post.But Chelsea’s hopes of getting back into the game were hit when midfielder Ramires was given a second yellow card just before the interval.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Ba.Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Luiz, Torres, Oscar, Benayoun, Ake.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Delta slaps life ban on noisy Trump supporter.

first_imgUS giant Delta Air Lines has warned of “heightened tensions” in US society as it banned a passenger who launched a pro-Donald Trump rant  on one of its domestic flightsThe airline has banned the passenger for life after he shouted pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton comments on a flight to Allentown, in Pennsylvania.The video showed other travellers looking uncomfortable as the man clapped his hands and shouted “Donald Trump, baby! That’s right, this man knows what’s up. We got some Hillary bitches on here?”He added: “Donald Trump! It’s your president. Every goddamn one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad.”Watch the video.Staff questioned the passenger but allowed him to remain on the flight, a move that has since embarrassed the airline after a video of the incident went viral.Delta chief executive Ed Bastian said in a message to staff the passenger displayed behaviour that was “loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers’’.Bastian said the plane’s crew made best decision they could given the information they had on hand but there was no question the man would have been kicked off the plane had staff witnessed first-hand what was shown in the video.“Delta has apologized to the customers onboard that flight,’’ he said “We are also refunding those customers the cost of their tickets.“I also want to make sure all of you know we have your backs.“The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities. We must stay true to Delta’s core values and treat one another with dignity and respect.“We also must remain committed more than ever to the safety of our customers and our crew members. We will not tolerate anything less.”last_img read more

Pork elections July 20

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2018 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at noon on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of Ohio Pork Council at the Cincinnati Radisson, 668 W. 5th Street, Covington, Kentucky.All Ohio pork producers are invited to attend. Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted.last_img read more

Hayley Turner suspended three months for breaking BHA betting rules

first_imgHayley Turner described herself as living two lives, one as a broadcaster who could bet when she pleased and one as an occasional jockey who could not, as she sought to explain how she had come to breach racing’s strict rules that bar jockeys from betting. A disciplinary panel said it would not “reject that explanation out of hand” but still felt it necessary to suspend her from riding for three months.While Turner described the outcome as “a bitter pill to swallow”, she may also have felt a modicum of relief. The entry-point punishment for a breach of this rule is an 18-month period of disqualification from the sport, meaning the jockey in question would be banned from all racecourses and racing stables and from discussing the sport with licensed professionals.For someone with a nascent broadcasting career, that would have been a disastrous outcome. Turner’s solicitor, Rory Mac Neice, said such a ban could only be justified “when the sport’s integrity has been threatened” and insisted there was no such threat here, which the panel eventually accepted.However, while Mac Neice argued for a fine, the panel insisted on a short suspension of Turner’s riding career, though she will not otherwise be restricted and can continue with her broadcasting work from the races. The panel said she was guilty of “a lax and complacent attitude to the rules of racing and a lack of awareness of the potential damage to racing posed by a jockey regularly betting while riding in races”.Turner opened a betting account with Paddy Power in December 2015, one month after her well-publicised retirement. But she fell into a trap of her own making by reapplying for a licence the following year in order to ride in invitation events, while continuing to bet. More recently, she has taken rides in France to take advantage of the weight allowance offered to all female jockeys there. Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this content The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage news Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Topics Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Thank you.center_img British Horseracing Authority Horse racing Hayley Turner Share on Twitter Share via Email In total, she placed 164 bets until August, when Paddy Power notified the British Horseracing Authority they believed she was breaching the rules. She made a net profit of £160.Explaining the circumstances in which she would bet through an app on her phone, Turner said: “You’re just stood around doing eight races from Chelmsford with Bob Cooper [on At The Races]. ‘We’ll have a fiver on this one …’ It’s all Bob’s fault!“When I was actively riding, I would never have a bet. I respected the rules for 15 years when I have been riding. But then when I’ve been doing the media and retired, in my head I’m not a jockey, so therefore it’s OK to have a bet. And they’re small bets, £5 here, £10 there. There’s nothing serious. I’ve never had a bet on my own horse, I’ve never had a bet in a race that I’m riding in, or even near a time that I’m riding. As soon as I knew I was riding, that’d be it, I wouldn’t.“I’m a bit disappointed. Three months is a quarter of a year not earning any money and the BHA have said I’m not a threat to the integrity of the sport. It’s hard to understand, to be honest.”It may have counted against Turner that some of her bets, in July 2016, were placed within hours of being told by the BHA she had been granted a renewed jockeys’ licence, and again over the following two days. The BHA’s Tim Naylor suggested to the panel that she had no excuse for not being aware of her responsibilities to the sport at such a time.However, Naylor said: “There are certainly no integrity issues in relation to Miss Turner’s betting.” He said her bets had all been on horses to win and there was no discernible pattern as to the trainers or jockeys who carried her money.Turner said she hopes to return to the saddle when her ban expires in March and will continue with her media work in the meantime. She will not bet again until she is finally, definitively finished with race-riding.“I feel like I’ve been riding quite well, I’m having plenty of winners and more importantly I’ve been enjoying it again, which I stopped doing before and that’s why I retired in the first place,” she said. “I’m just going to have to watch my weight for three months now, aren’t I? I’m 34 but I’m still learning. It’s tough but I can’t moan too much, really.”Tips for Friday racesDoncaster 11.50 Kilronan Castle 12.25 Don Lami 1.00 Stowaway Magic 1.35 Clondaw Kaempfer 2.10 Alvarado 2.45 Manny Owens 3.20 Big Penny Bangor 12.00 Champagne James 12.35 Knocknamona 1.10 Forest Des Aigles 1.45 Waterlord 2.20 Tawseef 2.55 Virginia Chick 3.30 Ofcourseiwill Cheltenham 12.10 Western Ryder 12.45 Sizing Tennessee 1.20 Okotoks 1.55 Song Saa 2.30 Mysteree (nb) 3.05 Cantlow 3.40 Arthur’s Gift (nap) Chelmsford 5.45 Ertidaad 6.15 Trick Shot Jenny 6.45 Dance Me 7.15 Knight Errant 7.45 Bahamian Heights 8.15 Stylish Dancer 8.45 Pass The Cristal Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Melon looks tasty for Cheltenham return as thaw enables resumption Share on Messengerlast_img read more