The 18-member Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – the first body created by the UN to review actions by States to fulfil obligations under a specific human rights agreement – will meet from 3 to 21 March to review national anti-discrimination efforts and discuss ways to prevent racial discrimination.The Governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Morocco, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Uganda are expected to send representatives to present reports on national efforts to give effect to their treaty obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. These countries are among the 167 States parties to the Convention, which took effect in 1969.At this sixty-second session of the Committee, its members will also look into the state of affairs in Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana and Papua New Guinea under its review procedure. All of these States parties, except Guyana, have previously submitted reports to the Committee, but their periodic reports are overdue.Also at this session, the Committee will continue its consideration of the prevention of racial discrimination, including through early warning measures and urgent action procedures. The members – who serve in their individual capacities – may decide to take steps to prevent existing problems from escalating into conflicts or may decide to initiate urgent action aimed at responding to problems requiring immediate attention to prevent or limit the scale or number of serious violations of the Convention. The Committee may also schedule a review of the situation in some countries at short notice.The Committee is also expected to continue its important practice of examining, in closed session, communications from individuals claiming to be victims of racial discrimination. Only complaints against the 41 States parties that have recognized the competence of the Committee under article 14 of the Convention are admissible.Other agenda items include a general debate on a number of issues, including the Committee’s methods of work; discussion of the effective implementation of international instruments on human rights; review of the progress of the Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination; and follow-up to the Durban World Conference against Racism. read more

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, construction continues on a boutique apartment building on the southeast corner of Florida Ave. and 14th Street NW, in Washington. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its monthly index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2014 8:32 am MDT U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favourable.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped this month to 57, down one point from 58 in November.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.Builders’ view of current sales conditions and their outlook for sales over the next six months also declined slightly. A measure of traffic by prospective buyers held steady.The index also found sentiment had improved in the West and Northeast, but took a step back in the Midwest and South, which accounts for half of the new-home market.The latest reading reflects a housing market that is slowly recovering, said David Crowe, the NAHB’s chief economist.“As we head into 2015, the housing market should continue to recover at a steady, gradual pace,” Crowe said.Housing, while still a long way from the boom of several years ago, has been recovering over the past two years.New home sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000 homes in October, the highest point since May. Still, sales remain sharply below the annual rate of 700,000 seen during the 1990s.At the same time, home prices continue to climb.The median price of a home sold in October was $305,000, up 16.5 per cent from a year ago. November data on new-home sales are due out next week.The steady rise in home prices has held back many potential buyers, particularly first-time buyers. Many lack the savings and strong credit history needed to afford a home, causing them to rent or remain in their existing homes instead of upgrading.Tight credit and flat incomes also have limited the number of buyers who could afford a home.In the latest NAHB index, which was based on responses from 375 builders, the index gauging current sales conditions for single-family homes slipped one point to 61. Builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months also fell, shedding one point to 65. A measure of traffic by prospective buyers was unchanged from November at 45.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to NAHB data. US homebuilder confidence, sales expectations slip in December; outlook remains positive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

LAS VEGAS — Nate Schmidt scored twice in the final two minutes to lift the Vegas Golden Knights over the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.It was the first time Washington skated at T-Mobile Arena since winning and hoisting Stanley Cup in June.Schmidt burst through the neutral zone and beat goalie Braden Holtby with a tiebreaking wrist shot with 1:24 left for his first goal of the season. The former Capital added an empty-netter moments later.Ryan Reaves, Pierre Edouard-Bellemare and Cody Eakin also scored for the Golden Knights, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves.Jakub Vrana had two goals and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington. Holtby also stopped 23 shots.Reaves and Washington’s oft-suspended Tom Wilson renewed their fierce rivalry, with several brutal hits that ignited the crowd, including a vicious shoulder-to-shoulder connection that ended Wilson’s night in the second period. After trading shots and verbal jabs throughout the first two periods, Reaves levelled Wilson, who was helped from the ice. Reaves was ejected and given a game misconduct penaltyReaves scored 2:30 in after taking a feed from Eakin. Reaves has six goals this season, one shy of his career high.Vrana tied the game late in the period, and Ovechkin threaded a backhand from a sharp angle for his 20th goal and a 2-1 lead during the second period.Bellemare redirected Brayden McNabb’s shot from the point early in the third to tie it, and 16 seconds later, Eakin jumped a rebound for his team-leading 11th goal. The goal was also his 200th career point.Vrana notched his second goal of the game and eighth of the campaign when he one-timed a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov past a shielded Fleury, who had Vegas defender Nick Holden blocking his view.NOTES: Two-time World Series champion Shane Victorino and wife Melissa attended the game. … Vegas’ Daniel Carr played in his 100th game. … Ovechkin is one shot shy from 5,000 career. … The Capitals have scored three or more goals in nine straight and 20 of 27 games this season, including 10 games with five or more goals. In games when the Capitals scored three or more goals, Washington is 14-3-3. The Capitals are 1-6-0 when scoring two or fewer goals.UP NEXTCapitals: Visits Arizona on Thursday night.Golden Knights: Hosts Chicago on Thursday night.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsW.G. Ramirez, The Associated Press read more

handball transfersRK Metaloplastika Sabac The most powerful team of 80’s in European handball, Serbian team RK Metaloplastika Sabac made the strong team for the battle at domestic competition and EHF Challenge Cup. Newcomers in Sabac are Ex-THW Kiel’s line player Milutin Dragicevic and former right back of German FA Goppingen, Danish Copenhagen, Polish Wisla Plock and Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje, Vukasin Rajkovic. Both players are born in Sabac where they began to play handball, so this could call “back to the roots”.New deal with fourth Serbian team last season made also Milos Dragas (23), left back of National team who is back from RK Vardar Skopje, where he played last season… ← Previous Story ASOBAL 2013/2014: Winning start for Barca, Leon and La Rioja – Granollers wins in Zaragoza Next Story → RK Borac Banja Luka on the edge of bankrupt! read more

first_imgAs noted earlier, LG sued Sony in Europe over patent infringement. While the European Government did block all Sony PlayStation 3 units from entering, it ended up ruling in favor of Sony. The court ruled that all Sony PlayStation 3 units to be released to retail stores, leaving LG to pay all the court fees of €130,000. If LG does not, the court will charge the company €200,000 per day until it pays up. No word yet on the lawsuit that Sony filed against LG back in the States. Via Engadgetlast_img read more

first_imgReports of Iran capturing another US drone may have been lost in translation. On Saturday, the Associated Press ran a wire story claiming that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard had captured another US drone in Iranian airspace during the Great Prophet-8 military exercise.“While probing signals in the area, we spotted foreign and enemy drones which attempted to enter the area of the war game,” a translated version of a report by the state’s IRNA news agency reads. “We were able to get one enemy drone to land.”In late-2011, Iran had claimed to capture an RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone being used by the CIA. This was the same kind of drone that lingered above Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in the days leading up to the raid. The Revolutionary Guard claims to have downed the drone through spoofing its GPS with a man-in-the-middle attack, forcing it to land at an Iranian landing strip.Once the Revolutionary Guard posted images of the downed drone, armchair analysts in the military blogosphere called into question its claims. The Avationist ran a series of articles analyzing the workmanship of the drone on display, pointing out the quality of construction was too poor to be done by Lockheed-Martin.Image courtesy Dave Krakow, The AviationistWith this is mind, any claims of Iran downing US drones should be taken with a critical eye.As David Cenciotti at The Aviationist points out, a thorough reading of the Revolutionary Guard’s statement reveals that he was describing a scenario played out as part of the Guard’s exercises – an Iranian drone playing the role of a foreign drone was forced out of the air by a cyberwarfare attack.The Google Translate version of the Farsi version of the news story has plenty of ambiguous language that may confuse a reader. “The defense correspondent of Fars News Agency , Sardar Muhammad Azam 8th Army Corps drill Srkhyly spokesman recently told reporters at the end of the exercise in a foreign UAV announced.”In January 2012, Iran offered to return the RQ-170 drone it claimed to have captured as a toy scale model.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.Protect Our Gun Rights sent an email to supporters telling them about the ads that will begin Monday and will initially run a week unless they can raise more money to keep them going longer. The group is behind Initiative 591, which would also prohibit confiscation of firearms without due process.The group said that the TV ad will run statewide on FOX News, and that it will run on CNN, HLN and CNBC in western Washington. The radio ads will run on stations in Seattle, Olympia, Spokane and Vancouver, said Alan Gottlieb, chairman for Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, who is leading the campaign for I-591.The 30-second ad cites endorsements by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs and the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association.I-591 is competing against Initiative 594, which is pushing for universal background checks on gun sales and transfers.Supporters of that measure have raised more than $6 million, including an influx of cash from prominent figures, including Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.I-591 has raised about $1 million so far. Gottlieb said that the combined ad buy for next week cost $36,000.“We know how much money the other side’s got,” he said. “We’re going up early, because we need to raise enough money to keep it going the whole campaign.”last_img read more

first_imgShares of information technology companies gained in a range of 0.60 percent to 5 percent on Wednesday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), while the benchmark equity indices closed flat ahead of interest rate decision by the US Federal Reserve.Sonata Software was the biggest gainer, up 5.11 percent at Rs 157.50, while Infosys and Wipro ended with gains of 0.60 percent and 0.64 percent at Rs 1,056.70 and Rs 483.25, respectively. Tech Mahindra shares closed 0.13 percent lower at Rs 462.35.The BSE IT index ended 0.29 percent higher, while the BSE Sensex closed 16 points down at 28,507. Top Sensex losers included Power Grid Corporation, State Bank of India, ITC and ICICI Bank.Yes Bank shares gained 1.09 percent to close at 1,217.70 after a series of losses over its failed private placement of shares. The stock has lost 15.48 percent from its 6 September closing of Rs 1,440.ICICI Bank subsidiary ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company ended its initial public offering (IPO) with over-subscription of 10.42 times on the closing day (Wednesday) after a lukewarm response in the first two days.The private insurer raised Rs 1,635 crore from anchor investors by selling 48.96 million at the upper end of the price band from institutional investors including GIC Private Limited (formerly Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), Morgan Stanley Mauritius Co. and Goldman Sachs (Singapore).The broader, 50-scrip NSE Nifty remain almost unchanged at 8,777. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 183.85 crore, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).last_img read more

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s prisons chief has fought corruption by aggressively investigating bad behavior and rigorously screening new corrections officers. But some guards say it’s taking too long to hire more recruits, and with nearly 800 positions open, they’re so understaffed the prisons are becoming more dangerous.“We’re scared for our lives because anything can happen in there, and there won’t be enough staff to respond,” said Sgt. Patrick Okafor, who has worked as a corrections officer in Maryland for eighteen years. “We need more staff.”In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. When Moyer took over Maryland’s ailing prison system, coming aboard in January 2015 when Hogan took office, he had one goal: combat corruption. Moyer has overhauled the process for hiring new officers to make better hires, however, guards say the time required for bringing on staff is creating long vacancies and a dangerous work environment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The prisons agency acknowledges the vacant positions but says its facilities always have an adequate number of guards on duty.The problem started years ago, but corrections officers say it has gotten worse since last year, when Maryland shuttered one of the nation’s most notorious jails, a state-run facility in Baltimore, and shifted its inmates to other already understaffed facilities.Inside that Baltimore jail, gang-affiliated guards helped inmates smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband in exchange for money and sex. Authorities said the ringleader impregnated at least three guards.Not long after the scandal grabbed headlines, Stephen Moyer took over the Department of Corrections. Moyer came aboard in January 2015 when Gov. Larry Hogan took office and both men worked to close the jail.Moyer said in an interview with The Associated Press that the governor chose him because of his previous work fighting corruption.As deputy secretary of what was then called the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1999 to 2002, Moyer helped clean house at the troubled Victor Cullen Academy, a 225-bed, privately managed facility that suffered from a rash of escapes and assaults. Under Moyer’s watch, two employees were fired amid allegations they held a “Saturday Morning Fight Club” in a secluded part of the campus to let youths resolve their disputes.Moyer said when the governor called him to lead the troubled prisons agency, he said: “There’s two ways to go after corruption: No. 1, investigate, prosecute and send people to prison who do horrible things, and No. 2, look at who you’re hiring and why you’re hiring them.”Moyer, who spent 24 years with the state police, said under his leadership recruits are now subjected to a rigorous background check and a mandatory polygraph test. Moyer said he would rather pay overtime to the guards he does have than hire any more bad apples.There are 777 positions open in the state’s 24 facilities, which house about 21,000 prisoners. Currently, the state employs just over 6,000 correctional officers.He recently held job fairs to recruit candidates, and this month started offering bonuses to corrections officers who recruit friends and family.But guards say the hiring is not happening fast enough. A corrections officer at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center said he experienced firsthand the consequences of the understaffing. Jermaine Barnes said he was pushed down a flight of stairs by an inmate in January when he was trying to give the prisoner his medication. If there had been another guard, they may have been able to restrain the inmate.“I was giving him his medication, and he pushed me out of the cell. I chased him and he ended up pushing me down a flight of steps. I injured my ankle,” said Barnes, who appeared at a news conference wearing a boot and walking with crutches.The corrections officers who spoke to The Associated Press made it clear they do not represent the agency, but wanted to share personal experiences.Prisons spokesman Gerard Shields said in an email Friday that the facilities are never understaffed because guards are working overtime. He said the corrections officer who injured his foot did so when the prison was fully staffed.The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has for months complained about the hiring lag time.“No one wants correctional officers to be honest more than fellow correctional officers, who depend on their co-workers to have their backs,” union representative Jeff Pittman said in a statement.The most recent plea for more guards came after a news conference last week announced the single largest indictment in Maryland’s history: 80 people, including 18 prison guards, 35 inmates and 27 others, charged with a drug and cellphone smuggling scheme at a prison on the state’s Eastern Shore.Court papers outlined a scheme that involved guards overseeing and encouraging violence. According to the indictment, two guards in separate instances convinced inmates to stab other prisoners, in one case in retaliation for a prisoner filing a complaint against the officer.Moyer said last week that he’s currently conducting many more investigations into allegations of corruption across the entire state.Linda Tilghman, a 13-year veteran at Patuxent Institution, a treatment-oriented maximum-security prison, said she agrees with Moyer that new guards must be more carefully screened, but said the vacancies must be filled soon.“There’s no other way to put it,” she said. “Morale is low, because they’re working folks to death. You never know, when the phone rings at the end of my shift, if they’re trying to draft me again. I’ve never seen it like this.”last_img read more

first_img 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. December 29, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on PCMag Heads up, neat freaks: Samsung just announced a new robot vacuum that you can control with your voice, as long as you also own an Amazon Echo.The POWERbot VR7000 stands at less than 4 inches tall and is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums. When you spend money on a fancy robot vacuum, the last thing you want is to see a bunch of dirt that’s left behind for you to manually clean up, and that’s what Samsung is trying to eliminate with this device.  It generates up to 20 watts of suction power (depending on the model you chose), can pass under beds and other furniture, and even clean within a half inch of walls. The POWERbot VR7000 can map and remember your room, and work around small items less than 0.4 of an inch in diameter, Samsung promised.It also features a self-cleaning brush system that “significantly reduces the amount of dust and hair that gets trapped in the bristles,” Samsung said. That means less maintenance for you.An “Intelligent Power Control” feature, meanwhile, automatically adjusts the level of suction, based on the surface it’s cleaning. So, when it moves from your hardwood floor to a carpet or rug, the motor automatically adjusts suction to accommodate the new surface.For all its fancy features, perhaps the coolest is the aforementioned Amazon Echo integration. When paired with an Echo, you can control the POWERbotVR7000 using voice commands. If you don’t have an Echo, no worries: you can also remotely control the POWERbot VR7000 via an app. You can start and stop the machine, schedule cleaning times and check cleaning history all from your mobile device.Samsung unveiled the device yesterday and plans to show it off next week at the Consumer Electronics Show. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability.”The POWERbot VR7000 keeps up with the floor care needs of today’s busy families,” Samsung Electronics President of home appliances Byung-Sam Seo said in a statement. “Just set it and watch it go to work. The POWERbot VR7000’s navigational features and sensors combined with slim design and increased suction power help make sure the job gets done.” Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_imgVail Resorts Closes on Acquisition of Perisher, AustraliaVail Resorts today announced that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Perisher Ski Resort (“Perisher”), in Australia. Perisher is now officially included in Vail Resorts’ line up of world-class mountain resorts and its industry leading season pass program. Perisher’s 2015 Freedom Pass, now with Epic Benefits, provides all Freedom Pass holders with ski access at the Company’s North American resorts for the 2015-2016 ski season in addition to Perisher, the largest and most popular Australian mountain resort. Likewise, Vail Resorts’ industry leading Epic Pass now includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Perisher. The Freedom Pass and Epic Pass allow for year-round skiing and provide value that remains unmatched in the ski industry. Now is the time to capitalise on the best early-bird deals for a white Christmas or January school holidays ski trip.  Australians looking for the best deals in the U.S. for the 2015-2016 ski season should visit www.snow.com/australia.“The acquisition of Perisher by Vail Resorts, the world’s preeminent mountain resort company, is a big win for local communities, the broader Snowy Mountains region, state of New South Wales and all Australian snow-sports enthusiasts” said John Barilaro, MP for Monaro and Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business. “Families in New South Wales are in a most enviable position having access to high-alpine areas with amenities such as those offered by Perisher. Married with the industry expertise and proven record for driving tourism that Vail Resorts brings with it, our community will gain tremendously from this acquisition.”“Closing on the acquisition of our first international mountain resort is a significant milestone for our Company. We’re thrilled to officially welcome the guests and employees of Perisher, Australia’s largest and most iconic resort, into the Vail Resorts family and deepen ties with one of our most important international markets,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We see this as a ground-breaking acquisition that will dramatically enhance the connection between our Company and Australian skiers and riders, creating a true year-round skiing opportunity. Australians can now enjoy unlimited skiing and snowboarding in their own backyard as well as free access to our world-class ski resorts in the U.S., a value and experience unmatched in the ski industry.”The Freedom Pass with Epic Benefits provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher for the 2015 ski season, as well as unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe during the 2015-2016 ski season. The Freedom Pass with Epic Benefits also includes 10 days of skiing and riding at Vail and Beaver Creek during the 2015-2016 ski season. All U.S. resort access is subject to certain traditional holiday restrictions. All purchasers of the 2015 Freedom Pass receive the same Epic Benefits in the U.S. during the 2015-2016 ski season. Likewise, Vail Resorts’ industry leading Epic Pass now includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Perisher. Purchasers of the Epic Pass, who paid in full prior to 2 June, receive unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher throughout the 2015 ski season, as well as unlimited, unrestricted access to 12 of the best resorts in the U.S. All purchasers of the Epic Pass after Tuesday, 2 June, 2015, will have unlimited access to Perisher for the 2016 Australian ski season, in addition to unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts throughout the 2015-2016 ski season. Book a Ski holiday here!Source = Vail Resortslast_img read more

first_img Actress and author Amber Tamblyn is shown in this undated handout photo. Actress and author Amber Tamblyn started writing “Any Man,” her debut novel about a mysterious female rapist who preys on men, three and a half years ago. That was before #MeToo and Time’s Up, before she became a prominent advocate for those movements, and before she shared her experience of sexual assault on her Instagram account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – HarperCollins, Katie Jacobs Amber Tamblyn novel flips gender stereotypes as it examines rape culture by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2018 7:42 am PDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2018 at 8:41 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO – Actress and author Amber Tamblyn started writing “Any Man,” her debut novel about a mysterious female rapist who preys on men, three and a half years ago.That was before #MeToo and Time’s Up, before she became a prominent advocate for those movements, and before she shared her experience of sexual assault on her Instagram account.So while the book is not a direct reaction to current events, it does reflect a climate that’s been brewing for several years, says Tamblyn, whose book hits shelves Tuesday.“Like most women, not just American women but around the world, we are forced to sit with a lot of our anger for the wrongs that we’ve experienced in our lives — whether it’s in the workplace or at home or culturally — and I think that this book happened for me because it was in the zeitgeist,” Tamblyn, who lives in Brooklyn, said in a recent phone interview.“It’s living in the ether of the world and certainly for our country, with the election of Donald Trump and all the subsequent things that have happened in the last several years — and also the racism and demonization against our previous, wonderful president — I think for many women, a sense of allowing your rage in whatever creative capacity to show through, no holds barred, is how a lot of women are feeling right now, a lot of creative women.”For Tamblyn, the creative spark came from the idea of a woman who had no consequences and was untouchable — who lives “as predatory men sometimes live,” she said.“Especially if it was somebody who wasn’t doing it to get revenge on somebody, which I think is often the norm for dangerous, volatile, female characters — that they’re trying to get back at an ex-boyfriend or a john or their dad.”The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, who published the poetry collection “Dark Sparkler” in 2015, shaped the victims after men she knows.One of her goals was to explore the stereotypes and archetypes of men.“I also wanted to explore masculinity, both the toxic type and the protective type, and even the nurturing type, and find different ways to explore the male mind,” said the star of “Joan of Arcadia” and “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.”Some men who’ve read the book have been “really upset” by it but also admitted they “can’t take their eyes away,” said Tamblyn.“I basically took a lot of the same stories that women have been through in the last several years, certainly some big cases that we’ve seen here in America, and really did apply them to (the men’s) stories.“So while it’s very upsetting for them, it’s an everyday experience for women. And especially for trans women and women of colour, I think in our country and culture, certainly, it’s even worse for them.”Depicting how the victims felt took a physical toll on Tamblyn.She said some of the ailments she had as a child actor — when having to pretend “to feel things for a living” affected her central nervous system — returned.Those ailments included two painful conditions that affected the tendons in both hands and arms (bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis) all while she was expecting her first child with comedy star David Cross.“There were a series of things that would leave parts of my body tingling,” she recalled. “So I had to do a lot of physical work, a lot of meditation, a lot of therapy on the phone with my longtime therapist to process through the feelings and the emotions of it.”The story looks at how society perpetuates rape culture and Tamblyn feels it’s “an indictment of the culture.”She hopes it will help readers “recognize what it feels like, what the experience of someone who’s been sexually assaulted, no matter their gender, what that road is like.”“A lot of what the book does is aim to re-sensitize the conversation and to be able to feel again,” Tamblyn said.“I think for women, too, there’s a sense of not being able to feel, because you haven’t been able to get through to people, it’s sort of brushed off. Even the #MeToo movement has been seen as either called a ‘witch hunt’ or going too far or all of these questionable things that movements like that are being called.“So in the same breath, I think it’s also been kind of reviving for a lot of women to say, ‘Yes, this is the experience. Do you feel it now? Now that it’s on your body, do you feel it? Can you feel it when you read it?’”last_img read more

first_imgHotels offer low wages and then complain they can’t find staff to work for them, unions charged on Wednesday, as the industry called for allowing students from non-EU countries to be legally employed in the hotel sector.The Cyprus hotels association (Pasyxe) and the association of Cyprus tourist enterprises (Stek) said they were offering good pay yet could not find anyone to recruit from the unemployed.“It’s not that they can’t find staff. They’re just trying to keep wages and benefits low,” responded Sek general secretary Miltiades Miltiadous.He went on to add that according to labour ministry figures, there are well over 30,000 unemployed of which 20,000 – if not more – have degrees and as such could be employed.Moreover, 7,000 of those are interested in the hotel sector, Miltiadous said. Bearing these figures in mind, it was unacceptable he said, that the industry was is discussing hiring third country nationals.“With the salaries hoteliers are offering today, between €700 to €800 and six days of work without any other benefits, there is no incentive for anyone to even enter the profession and they look for other jobs.”Pasyxe director Zaharias Ioannides said they were continuously making efforts to hire the unemployed.Ioannides said it was time to find a solution as the summer season had already begun and there were over 2,000 job positions open.Ioannides said Pasyxe had submitted a proposal to the labour minister where hoteliers could have the ability to hire foreign students studying in Cyprus for up to 20 hours a week in ancillary tasks irrespective of their field of study.Stek director Chrysemily Psilogeni outlined that contrary to what the unions were saying, wages are “respectable according to qualifications”.Hotels were offering employees higher wages to convince them to move from the hotel they were currently working at she said.If the unions know of any hotels which give “hunger wages” then they should make those names public and disclose them to the labour ministry she added.Sek said they wanted to be present in job interviews to hear what was really being offered to prospective employees as “it’s very easy to ‘cajole’ an unemployed person into refusing the job.” You May LikeFunStoryz50 Cars That are Plummeting in ValueFunStoryzUndoInsurancexoxo8 Best Cancer Insurance Providers of 2019! | insurancexoxo.comInsurancexoxoUndoColormood BlueIf You Want To Feel The Star Of The Resort, You Should Have This AttireColormood BlueUndo Four dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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