Planned mass women’s strike in Mexico like ‘Cinderella’ dream come true, organizer says

first_imgActivist Arussi Unda knew many across Mexico shared her fury over violence against women and impunity for the perpetrators, but she was still surprised when her vision of women staging a national one-day strike took off beyond her home state.In many towns and cities, women next Monday will skip school, work and other activities to show how public life looks without them, delivering a critique of the violence that has led to a surge in femicides, or gender-motivated killings of women.”It’s like a Cinderella story,” Unda told Reuters, marveling at how her obscure 15-member feminist collective Brujas del Mar [“Witches of the Sea”] had suddenly been thrust into the national spotlight by the protest it helped inspire. Topics : “This is like the lost village, the tiny collective, the nobody women … but sooner or later, it was going to happen,” said Unda, whose group in the eastern state of Veracruz lives off its own funds, plus sales of bandannas and key chains.Femicides in Mexico jumped 137% in the past five years, according to Mexican government statistics, as gang violence pushed the national murder tally to record heights. Most violent crimes go unsolved.In Veracruz, one of the main battlegrounds of warring drug cartels, femicides leapt almost 300% to 159 in 2019, fueling the indignation of women’s advocacy groups.”Women in Mexico are fed up,” said Unda, 32, the spokeswoman for Brujas del Mar, which became known in Mexico late last year for its advocacy of abortion rights.center_img “It’s not just the obvious crisis of femicides in Mexico but also what happens every day at home, at school, at work. There’s no place that is safe for us.”Notorious cases including the recent kidnapping and killing of a young girl, and the newspaper publication of photos of a 25-year-old woman’s mutilated corpse, have pushed the strike known as “a day without us” to the center of national politics.Support for next Monday’s protest, one day after International Women’s Day, has cut across a swath of society from companies and universities right up to government ministries.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said government employees are free to join the walkout. But he has also accused political opponents of seeking to exploit the country’s security problems to undermine his administration.Unda dismissed his comments as a macho and condescending attitude toward the organizers.”So, we’re stupid, or what?” she said. last_img read more

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Floods kill 4 in France

first_imgAnother body was found in a car inCabasse and two people were found dead in Tanneron, the police added.    A 77-year-old man has been missingsince Saturday morning in Saint-Antonin-du-Var. One person was found dead near Muyafter falling off a rescue boat late on Saturday, the police said. Waves flood the street in Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France on Nov. 23 in this still image obtained from a social media video. BRICE RODIERE/VIA REUTERScenter_img PARIS – Four people were found deadafter massive flooding hit southeastern France since Friday, local authoritiessaid. Interior Minister Christophe Castaneron Sunday met with the victims and rescue workers as rain continued to fall inthe region.(Reuters)last_img

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Men’s Basketball Drops Back-And-Forth Contest At Loyola, 68-63

first_img Live Stats ESPN 1350 MVC TV Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (HTML) Story Links Photo Gallery Next Game: Full Schedule Roster center_img Preview at Illinois State 1/26/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (PDF) CHICAGO, Ill. – In a game that featured 13 lead changes, Loyola secured the final lead of the afternoon to defeat the Drake University men’s basketball team, 68-63, Saturday at Gentile Arena.Ten of those lead changes came in the second half as neither team led by more than five points in the second half of the back-and-forth contest.Drake (5-15, 0-8 MVC) was led by Ore Arogundade’s (Chicago, Ill.) 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting to match his career high. Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) each added 11 points with Woodward registering five of the Bulldogs’ 14 assists.”I’m proud of our guys, that’s about as good as we’ve played on the road in a while,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “I thought we did some good things and feel bad we couldn’t get over the hump. But with that kind of effort it’s going to happen eventually. We had some guys come off the bench and give us some good minutes.”Loyola (9-11, 2-6 MVC) benefitted from Montel James’ 17 points with Milton Doyle adding 13 points.Drake briefly took the lead twice in the first three minutes of the second half before Loyola rattled off 7-straight points but were unable to build a lead greater than five during that span. Drake claimed the lead via an 11-3 run, but the Ramblers went on to drain four three-pointers in 2:20 to create a 59-54 advantage with 5:25 left off back-to-back makes from Donte Ingram.Two minutes later, the Bulldogs jumped back in front off a pair of three-pointers from Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) to take a 61-60 lead. However, with 1:23 left, Loyola took the lead for good on a Montel James layup. James and Milton Doyle then combined to go 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to seal the victory as Drake could not convert on either of its two attempts during its final full possession of the game.The Ramblers began their scoring with an 8-0 ignited by a pair of three-pointers to take an early 8-5 lead. Loyola stretched that run to a 16-3 spurt to take a 16-8 lead on back-to-back layups from White with 11:38 left in the period.The Bulldogs answered by scoring 15 of the next 21 points to take a brief 23-22 lead on a Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) three-pointer with 3:13 left in the half. However, 7-straight points from Loyola erased the Bulldogs’ lead and helped account for the Ramblers’ 29-26 lead at halftime. Timmer scored seven of his points in the first half with Arogundade adding five points as the Bulldogs shot just 10-of-28 in the opening period but converted on 44.7 percent of their second-half attempts.Drake remains on the road for its next contest at Illinois State Jan. 26. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Redbird Arena with the contest broadcast on MVC TV affiliates.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Fortuna boys use big second half to pull away for win over Del Norte

first_imgFortuna >> Fortuna head coach Alex Rump is well aware of his team’s on-again, off-again struggles to open games.Luckily for the Huskies, they put together quite a second half to make things anything but stressful down the stretch.Getting contributions from everywhere Rump could look, the Fortuna boys basketball used an impressive second-half showing to pull away for a 68-44 win over Del Norte at Damon Gymnasium on Friday night.When it was all said and done, the Huskies outscored the Warriors …last_img

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 19

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 19: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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The world comes to Nelson Mandela Bay

first_img28 June 2010Despite its famous namesake Nelson Mandela Bay, comprising Port Elizabeth and its surrounding areas, often misses out on international events, which tend to go the way of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. But that is all changing as a result of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.With the hosting of World Cup matches at the city’s beautiful football stadium, the world has come to Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth’s doorstep.Tens of thousands of international guests have flocked to the Friendly City to watch one, or in the case of Korea Republic, two of the eight scheduled matches taking place at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.Although historical links to European countries like Germany and England are strong, a host of other countries are getting a taste of Nelson Mandela Bay hospitality and a good dose of the Friendly City, as it is known.Father and sonFather and son Cecil and Juan Rodriguez from Montevideo, Uruguay, landed in Johannesburg and headed to watch their team clash with Korea Republic in the city. They both said their experience so far had been “outstanding”.“This is the best birthday present anyone could ask for,” said Juan, who is travelling with his father in celebration of his 16th birthday. “When I think of South Africa, I think of Cape Town or Johannesburg – I didn’t even know about Port Elizabeth until recently, but this is a place I will keep in my memory forever.”Cecil, 55, an entrepreneur, said: “We never heard of Nelson Mandela Bay before. But we had to come here because our team was playing. Now, after we have seen the beautiful beaches and the relaxed lifestyle, we will definitely come back.“I am going to bring my wife and daughter to see this beautiful city.”A lasting impactAlthough Uruguay beat Korea Republic 2-1, the fans were all in agreement that the city in which the clash took place is going to leave a lasting impact.Korean fan Jung Hin Kim, 33, a Seoul businessman said he enjoyed the pristine natural beauty the city had on offer.“Of course, I went to Addo National Elephant Park and have done the tourist trips in the Eastern Cape, but just walking on the clean, beautiful beaches and looking at the changing colours of the sea here and all the shellfish and mussels on the rocks, those are the simple things I love about Port Elizabeth,” he said.“Also remember that South Koreans are always going to have a special place for Nelson Mandela Bay in their hearts and memories,” added Kim.For Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile, the tournament has already done so much for the city.‘We are very happy’“We are very happy with what has happened so far,” said Wayile. “I have not received any complaints from anyone in the city. Everybody is very happy. It has been a great success.“This is the first time we as a city are hosting a tournament of this magnitude, and we have managed to rise to the occasion in terms of transport, accommodation and organisation.”Wayile also encouraged those who have visited the city to go home and tell their friends and family about their experiences.“There have been many negative reports about South Africa regarding crime and infrastructure. And now they know that we have proven ourselves capable.Quality and hospitality“Although we are a developing and emerging economy, we have managed to stage a successful tournament,” said Wayile. “The quality of service and hospitality they have received is testament to that.“We want to say to them, they must go back and be the ambassadors of our city and our country. We would like to welcome them back to our country at any time in any season and visit our beautiful beaches and surrounding areas.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 20 | State Fair Livestock Legends, Dairy and the 2018 Farm Bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the 20th edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Ty Higgins, Joel Penhorwood and Bart Johnson visit about the first case of southern rust detected in Ohio this summer.As the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions celebrates 50 years, some of the greatest stories about the sale aren’t told nearly as often as they should be. Matt Reese wrote one of those classic stories down and Ty Higgins narrates it.And much needed changes are possibly coming for the dairy industry in the 2018 Farm Bill. Senator Sherrod Brown talks about some of the adjustments that need to be made to the Margin Protection Program (MPP) in order to make it a viable safety net program.last_img

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Spartans saved by bigger stronger LeVeon Bell

Whether Michigan State junior running back Le’Veon Bell will be a contender for this year’s Heisman Trophy remains to be seen, but Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has already compared Bell to a former Wisconsin running back who won the award in 1999. “(Bell) reminds me of Ron Dayne, even a little more athletic,” Meyer said. “Extremely strong, powerful guy, and times up his blocks very well, and runs through tackles, and then we see the athleticism that usually people that size don’t have.” Bell, a native of Columbus who played high school football at Groveport Madison High School, will be starting at running back for the No. 20 Spartans when they play his hometown No. 14 Buckeyes on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich. OSU’s defense is tied 34th nationally in rushing defense with 117.5 yards allowed per game, but it could be facing its toughest test on Saturday in Bell. Bell, a 6-foot-2, 244-pound running back, ranks second among all Football Bowl Subdivision running backs with 610 rushing yards through his first four games of the season, and is coming off of a career-best 253-yard rushing game in a victory against Eastern Michigan last Saturday. OSU co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers said the skill set that has made Bell so productive this season. “He’s a patient runner. He does a nice job of setting up blocks within their offense in the power game, and I think he does a nice job of cutting back,” Withers said. “He knows where the soft spots in the defense (are), he knows when to take it on the edge. He does a nice job with a stiff arm out on the edge. He will lower his shoulder inside. He’s built for an I-back inside runner, and I think it fits what they’re trying to do offensively.” The worst day for OSU’s rushing defense thus far this year came on Sept. 15 versus California, which ran for 224 yards against the Buckeyes, 160 yards of which came from sophomore Brendan Bigelow on just four carries. Meyer said the Buckeyes cannot allow Bell, who has already gone for more than 200 yards in a single game twice this season, to do that again on Saturday. “If it turns into a 200-yard rushing day,” Meyer said, “then we’re going to lose the game.” Withers explained what the OSU defense must do to keep Bell’s rushing yards in check. “We’re going to have to make sure we keep him sideways and not let him go north and south,” Withers said. OSU redshirt senior safety Orhian Johnson said that the key to tackling Bell, considering his combination of size and athleticism, is to “get him before he gets to you.” “You definitely want to get to him before he gets started because he’s real top-heavy, so you know he’s going to run downfield,” Johnson said. “He’s got good feet, so you just can’t chop at him, but you just got to make sure you’re going to get up there, you’re going to wrap him up.” As a sophomore in last year’s matchup with the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium, Bell only ran for 50 yards on 14 carries. At that point, however, Bell had only run for 217 yards through his first four games of the season, and was splitting carries with then-junior running back Edwin Baker. This season, with Baker having moved on to the NFL, Bell has become the Spartans’ workhorse at running back. Bell already has 117 carries this season, with no other running back having more than 15 attempts through the first four games. MSU coach Mark Dantonio said during the Spartans’ weekly press conference on Tuesday that Bell has progressed as a running back since last year’s matchup with the Buckeyes. “Where (Le’Veon’s) grown is as a complete football player,” Dantonio said. “He’s always been very, very good. But he’s gotten bigger, stronger.” OSU senior fullback Zach Boren, who said he tackled Bell in high school when he was playing on both sides of the ball for Pickerington High School Central, said Bell has “stayed true to himself from high school to college.” “In high school, they would feed him the ball 30 to 40 times a game, and that’s the same at Michigan State,” Boren said. “He’s a great player, he’s a powerful runner.” In addition to lining up at running back, Bell has also returned three punts for a total of 18 yards for the Spartans this season. Meyer said the fact that Bell has been used as a punt returner is a testament to his athleticism. “He might be the biggest punt returner in the history of college football,” Meyer said with a laugh. read more

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Football Ohio State releases conference schedules for 2020 and 2021

Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Big Ten schedules for the next four seasons were released Tuesday, nearly completing Ohio State’s full schedules up to 2021. A pair of nonconference matchups in 2020 and 2021 remain the only two yet-to-be determined opponents for the Buckeyes.Ohio State will only play games on Saturdays for every game announced through 2027, unlike 2017 when Ohio State had opened up on the road against Indiana on a Thursday. And in 2021, Ohio State’s first game will be on the road against Big Ten opponent Minnesota, the team’s only scheduled conference matchup to start a season. Nebraska is scheduled to play Ohio State every year from last season’s matchup in Columbus and 2021, marking six straight seasons the two teams will match up against one another. Ohio State won last season’s game 62-3 and is scheduled to travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, on Oct. 14.Ohio State also will play host to Iowa in 2020, which will be the Hawkeyes’ second visit to Columbus since 2013.Upcoming Schedules2018 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 1 – Oregon StateSept. 8 – RutgersSept. 15 – vs. TCU*Sept. 22 – Tulane Sept. 29 – at Penn StateOct. 6 – IndianaOct. 13 – MinnesotaOct. 20 – at PurdueOct. 27 – Off Nov. 3 – NebraskaNov. 10 – at Michigan StateNov. 17 – at MarylandNov. 24 – MichiganDec. 1 – Big Ten Championship Game *AT&T Stadium; North Dallas 2019 Ohio State Football ScheduleAug. 31 – Florida Atlantic Sept. 7 – Cincinnati Sept. 14 – at IndianaSept. 21 – Miami (Ohio) Sept. 28 – at NebraskaOct. 5 – Michigan StateOct. 12 – OffOct. 19 – at NorthwesternOct. 26 – WisconsinNov. 2 – Off Nov. 9 – MarylandNov. 16 – at RutgersNov. 23 – Penn StateNov. 30 – at MichiganDec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game2020 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 5 – Bowling Green Sept. 12 – at OregonSept. 19 – TBDSept. 26 – RutgersOct. 3 – OffOct. 10 – Iowa Oct. 17 – at Michigan StateOct. 24 – at Penn StateOct. 31 – NebraskaNov. 7 – Indiana Nov. 14 – at Maryland Nov. 21 – at Illinois Nov. 28 – Michigan2021 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 4 – at MinnesotaSept. 11 – Oregon Sept. 18 – Tulsa Sept. 25 – TBDOct. 2 – at NebraskaOct. 9 – PurdueOct. 16 – OffOct. 23 – at RutgersOct. 30 – Michigan StateNov. 6 – at IndianaNov. 13 – MarylandNov. 20 – Penn State Nov. 27 – at Michigan read more

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Bahamas Tourism cuts staff Minister says to save 1M

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 11, 2017 – Nassau – Tourism and Aviation Minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar says he is trying to save $1m a year at the ministry with the layoff of mainly recently recruited staff.    The Minister said 22 people were hired within weeks leading up to the General Elections and that the new hires would cost the country some $750,000 in salaries.Speaking to media about the layoffs, Minister #D’Aguilar explained, “… we are mindful of the fact that people need jobs but we also must be mindful of the fact that the core mission of the Ministry of Tourism is to grow the overall visitor count or the total number of stopover visitors to our country and therefore they bring significant spend to the country and create economic opportunities.   You don’t grow employment by the government hiring more people, you want the private sector to grow and thereby hire more people, that’s the route you need to take.”It was reported that last week 11 people in Grand Bahama were made redundant and that in July 12 people were recalled to Nassau as Tourism combined its Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices with New York and Houston.    The minister accused the Christie Administration of gross spending just before the election and shared, that there were 260 employees when former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe assumed office in 2012, five years later the staff ballooned by 155% to 403 people.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#D’Aguilar, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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