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Women must play central role in battle against pandemic: Foreign minister

first_imgAs the COVID-19 crisis amplifies the existing inequalities, with women being impacted more severely by the pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that women can play a central role in the battle against the disease.“The issue of women’s empowerment is always close to my heart. This is not because I am a woman, I see the potential of women being part of the solution,” said Retno as she spoke to The Jakarta Post in the opening session of the webinar series titled “Multilateralism during a pandemic: Indonesia’s Perspective” on Thursday. Read also: Middle powers must step up global role“In Indonesia, women own more than 64 percent of MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises]. Many of them have diversified their businesses during the pandemic to produce masks, protective gear and others,” Retno said, referring to the report published by the United Nations Women Asia Pacific.Drilling down to the households where women actively played a role as the main caregiver and educator, Retno added that women could also take a role in educating their communities about COVID-19 preventive measures. She gave an assurance that the Indonesian government was committed to preventing further discrimination against women during the pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that his administration encouraged the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) – a state-sponsored organization comprising community leaders and officials’ wives – to disseminate information on the importance of complying with health protocols, a move that was praised by the minister.In contrast, however, women’s rights activists have criticized the Indonesian government for putting aside the gender-responsive perspective to address the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbating gender inequalities in the country.As health care for women becomes less accessible during the pandemic, women have also found themselves vulnerable to domestic violence with reports showing a surge in numbers. Activists have also condemned lawmakers for putting women’s issues on the back burner by stalling deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill, which its proponents hope will put an end to the systemic violence against women in the country.Topics : According to her, the issue of women’s empowerment had become a very important element in Indonesian foreign policy in recent years. She added that a group of female foreign ministers from around the world regularly discussed the issue of global women’s empowerment through various perspectives.“I always underline the importance of hitting the reset button in our approach,” she said. “Any policy must always consider women from the perspectives of both vulnerability and potential, so we must provide protection but we must also involve women as part of the solution.”In almost all places, women earn less and are more likely to be in precarious jobs in the informal sector with little to no protection at work. Retno admitted that many women, especially in Indonesia, did not have sustainable incomes and they had been deprived of access to social protection schemes, proper health care and many social economic stimulus measures provided by the government.In fact, according to Retno, women played a major role during the pandemic. Citing the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally women make up over 70 percent of health workers, including those working in care institutions.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Tennis Team Shuts Out Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis Team defated Connersville 5-0 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Nick Mustin 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Ethan Judd 6-0, 6-1#3 Singles- Paul Ritter defeated Cooper McCann 6-0, 6-2#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel defeated Carter Jackson and Cole Jones 6-2, 6-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Tracey Amrhein and Cole Barricklow 6-0, 6-1The JV also beat Connersville 4-0.#1 Singles- Jonathan Kunkel defeated Dakota Davis 8-2#2 Singles- Brandon Laker defeated Ross Ferguson 8-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Jordan Cooley 8-1#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld and Mitch Esser defeated Garet Bailey and Jamel Richardson 8-5The Varsity and JV are both 3-0 (2-0 in the EIAC) on the season, and will play Centerville at home on Tuesday (8-26).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Denver Kevin Inman, 57

first_imgDenver Kevin Inman, age 57, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on December 3, 2019. Denver was born June 18, 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Kermit and Rosemary Brock Inman. He was a master carpenter. In 1984, he met his soulmate Sherry Diane Peterson and he married her on March 22, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Denver was an outdoorsy man he loved hunting ginseng and mushrooms and he was an amazing fisherman.  He loved to travel and was very proud about having been to 44 states.  He was a gifted athlete in track and loved to watch the Colts play.  He also loved to draw.Denver is survived by his: daughter, Nicole (Chris) Baier; son, Dustan Inman; and daughters, Carrie (Ryan) Owens and Natasha (Rob) Dietrich; grandchildren, Austen Owens, Zander Owens,  Ashton Owens, Athena Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Azaria Dietrich, Savannah Dietrich, Malaki Powers, Ziva Dietrich, Alex Mitchell, Kaydan Marshall, Mackenzie Inman and Kayla Baier; brothers, Kurt (Joyce) Inman, Brian Inman, and Kenneth (Vanessa) Inman; sisters, Latisha (Joel) Moore and Kim (Dudley) Paul. Denver was preceded in death by; wife, Sherry Inman; father, Kermit Inman; mother, Rosemary Inman; grandparents, Alvin and Thelma Brock and Kenneth and Daisy Inman.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm until the time of the Funeral services at 4:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, Indiana.Contributions in Denver’s memory may be made to the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gilliland-howe.com for the Inman family.last_img read more

Cech welcomed by new team-mates

first_imgPetr Cech was given a warm welcome to Arsenal by his new team-mates – although Theo Walcott could not resist a cheeky dig. Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey hailed Arsene Wenger’s latest recruit as one of the best goalkeepers the Premier League has had, tweeting: ” Wow what a signing! One of the best @premierleague keepers ever! Welcome @PetrCech.” And Mesut Ozil said on Twitter: ” From blue to red – welcome @PetrCech to the @Arsenal family! #YaGunnersYa #AFC #COYG #WelcomeCech.” Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thanked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for allowing Cech to move to a rival Premier League club. Speaking to BreatheSport, he said: ‘I am absolutely delighted for Arsenal and, as a fan, I couldn’t be happier. We finally have a world class stopper. Thank you Jose!” Wojciech Szczesny, whose place in the Arsenal team Cech is set to take, also welcomed the new signing with a post on his Facebook page. “Petr Cech, welcome to Arsenal FC! Delighted to have a chance to learn from one of the best GK’s in the world!” the Pole wrote. Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman said Chelsea could live to rue letting Cech move across London. “Chelsea’s loss could, and likely will, be Arsenal’s gain. In my opinion this signing could genuinely be the difference between who will come first and who will come second next season,” he said on BreatheSport. Press Associationcenter_img The 33-year-old on Monday completed his move from Chelsea, ending his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge. ” Scored my first ever arsenal goal against him – delighted to welcome @PetrCech to @Arsenal !!! #WelcomeCech,” Walcott wrote on Twitter, also posting a picture of the goal in question. last_img read more

Bruce Lindberg returns to coach boys’ basketball at Bucksport High

first_img Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 BUCKSPORT — After more than 20 years, former Bucksport High School principal Bruce Lindberg will return to the school, this time as coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team.“I’ve always been fond of Bucksport High School,” Lindberg said. “It’s where I received my first opportunity in school leadership.”The 63-year-old Rumford native coached high school varsity basketball for 13 years before heading into school administration for the next three decades. All throughout his career, he never strayed from basketball.“Although he has been out of coaching for a number of years, he has never really been out of coaching,” said Bucksport Athletic Director Ed Hatch. “He’s always had his hands in the game.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMore recently, Lindberg worked for eight years as headmaster at Lee Academy, where he started a postgraduate basketball program.Lindberg also co-owned the nationally recognized Aspen Basketball Academy with longtime friends Coach Gregg Popovich and General Manager R.C. Buford of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.“Basketball teaches you how to work in a group, make personal sacrifices and lifelong friendships,” Lindberg said. “It’s much bigger than throwing a ball into a hoop.”Lindberg will replace Bucksport’s coach of six years, Josh Tripp, who is leaving the program after being named principal of Bucksport Middle School earlier this year.Tripp led Bucksport to a 10-10 record last winter, with his Golden Bucks advancing past the Eastern Maine Class C preliminary round before losing to top-ranked Houlton in the regional quarterfinals. Houlton went on to win the state championship.Lindberg began seeking out coaching opportunities after retiring in January from Lee Academy, where he is credited with pioneering efforts to recruit international students to attend Maine schools.All the while, Lindberg remained connected to his basketball roots through directing youth basketball clinics and serving on the Maine Principal’s Association basketball committee.“He’s very passionate about basketball, and that came through in the interview,” Hatch said. “He also has a great connection to the community.”Lindberg began his varsity coaching career during the mid-1970s at Dirigo High School in Dixfield. He then spent one season at Skowhegan and the next eight at Ellsworth High School from 1979 to 1987.Lindberg doubled as Ellsworth’s assistant principal during his last two years as coach. In 1989, he became principal of Bucksport High School and held thate position for the next four years.“I’ve maintained those friendships with former students, teachers and townspeople,” Lindberg said. “I’m just very excited to rejoin the faculty and staff at Bucksport High School.”Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

Osheku Athletics Academy Celebrates Egbeniyi’s Historic Feat at NCAA

first_imgprestigious championships that has produced several world and Olympic champions.‘I threw a small party for the athletes in the academy on Monday after the morning training session to celebrate what Abike did at the weekend,’ said Osheku who trained Falilat Ogunkoya to two Olympic medals and the African 400m record of 49.10 seconds which is yet to be broken after over two decades.Osheku is happy athletes his academy helped to secure scholarships to American universities have never disappointed him and wants Nigerians to be on the look-out for Isaac Odugbesan in the shot put.“Odugbesan won a track scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University just late last year and the 18 year old has already improved his personal best from the 16.65m he threw last year June in Abuja to become a consistent 18m thrower now. He has thrown 18m and above about five times this year culminating in the new 18.72m personal best he achieved last April at Auburn University in Alabama,” stressed an obviously happy coach.Osheku also revealed that long jumper Omosola Omolayo also won a track scholarship through the academy to the same university which also harbours another Osheku Athletics Academy graduate Cecilia Francis.“Omolayo is also at Middle Tennessee State University. She left the same day Odugbesan left and has been unlucky with injury. She is now feeling a lot better and will soon leap into reckoning. Cecilia (Francis) left the academy for the university some two years ago and she was on fire during the indoor season, topping the Nigerian 2018 55m indoor list with 6.91 seconds.’Osheku also revealed plans are underway to re-launch the academy formerly known as Osheku Striders.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of Nigeria’s most successful athletics coaches, Tony Osheku yesterday celebrated the 800m silver medal won by one of the academy’s graduates, Abike Egbeniyi at the 2018 National Collegiate of Athletics Associations (NCAA) Championships which held in Eugene, Oregon, USA over the weekend.Egbeniyi of Middle Tennessee State University ran 2:04.33 to win the silver medal behind Watson Sammy of Texas A&M University who ran 2:04.21 in pouring rain.It was the first time a Nigerian athlete would make the podium in the event at thelast_img read more

Hoosiers turning heads in Big Ten

first_imgThe Indiana Hoosiers are continuing to turn heads in the conference with a blowout win last weekend, upending schizophrenic Michigan State 46-21 in Bloomington, Ind. The win raised the Hoosiers to above .500 in conference play and has them one win away from being bowl eligible for the first time since 1993. “You want to play meaningful games in later October, then when you get into November and you’re still playing for a lot, they’re even more meaningful,” head coach Terry Hoeppner said. “Players are excited.”In only his second year at the helm, Hoeppner has the Hoosiers on the cusp of a completely unexpected turnaround, considering maybe the most impressive player from a year ago, quarterback Blake Powers, has struggled and found himself benched in favor of the impressive redshirt freshman Kellen Lewis. “This team has grown so much,” Hoeppner said. “The seniors have done a great job and truly are a group of unsung heroes.””He’s doing a good job,” Minnesota head coach Glen Mason said of Hoeppner, the Gophers’ next opponent. “It’s been a few years since they’ve been in the position that they are now, so he’s done a great job. … They are playing very good football, very inspired football.”Not only is the team making a turnaround, it appears as if the attitude of losing and indifference in Bloomington might be changing too.”I’m still getting feedback from fans saying that it was the greatest atmosphere in years, the greatest celebration. We’ve got to come back just to be a part of that, if nothing else,” Hoeppner said. “We’re winning hearts.”Good “bye”A hot topic within the Big Ten conference since the inception of the annual 12-game schedule has been the loss of a bye week, as most conference teams are unable to schedule a bye week. “It’s something we need to have. I think if you are going to ask these kids to go 12 weeks, I think you have to give them a week off somewhere in there,” Michigan State head coach John L. Smith said. One of the problems the Big Ten has had with adding a bye week to the 12-game schedule is that the conference has traditionally done whatever is necessary to avoid playing over Thanksgiving. Typically, the Big Ten season is concluded the weekend before the national holiday. While most coaches would love a bye week, they would rather not add one at the expense of playing later into the year. The only other option would be starting the season a week earlier, which was well received by the rest of the Big Ten coaching fraternity but would require an entire NCAA rule change — which is unlikely. Also, it would likely lead to more games played while students are not in school — a certain drawback. “I talk to our players frequently about things of this nature, and they all thoroughly enjoy having the week off and getting away from football,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “It is a long season, and they all love to go home and just [have] a week to unwind.””We ask so much of our kids, and to not allow them to go over for Thanksgiving, to me, just wouldn’t be my vote,” said Jim Tressel, Ohio State head coach. “I could live with an earlier start and a bye, or I could live with 12 straight.”last_img read more

Alumni honored at 80th annual awards ceremony

first_imgMore than 600 alumni gathered Saturday night in Downtown Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel for the 80th Annual Alumni Award, honoring seven outstanding alumni for their achievements and service to the university.The Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award, the highest alumni honor, was given to ’84 Marshall School of Business alumnus Frank Fertitta III.Recognition · Asa V. Coll Alumni Achievement Award recipient Frank Fertitta III, ‘84, delivers his acceptance speech Saturday night. – Corey Marquetti | Daily Trojan Fertitta joins the ranks of past recipients including school namesakes Ronald Tutor, Andrew Viterbi, Gordon Marshall, as well as Neil A. Armstrong.“I have always been proud to be a Trojan. I am humbled and honored to be in the company of the distinguished past recipients of this award,” Fertitta said.The event atmosphere, inspired by the Hollywood Bowl, featured live music by the Chamber Singers and a jazz quartet from the Thornton School of Music.Fertitta praised his alma mater for its progress throughout the decades, emphasizing his appreciation with a “fight on” to the audience.“USC is a great institution — we all know that,” Fertitta said. “I have been amazed to see the progress since I graduated. Not just in terms of physical facilities [and] the campus itself, but more importantly in terms of the excellence of the academic programs.”Geraldine Knatz, who received her master’s degree in 1977 and doctorate degree in 1979 and is the first female executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, was one of the honorees of the Alumni Merit Award, which is given to those whose accomplishments reflect the range and quality of the university’s education.“Once at USC, I was hooked,” Knatz said of the university in her acceptance speech.Knatz, who received her master’s degree in environmental engineering and doctorate degree in biological science, was responsible for creating and implementing the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, which has reduced port emissions by 60 percent.Mark Ridley-Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the 2nd District, was also a recipient of the Alumni Merit Award. With a doctorate degree in social ethics from the university, he spearheaded the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.Alumni Barbara Cotler, Linda Givvin and Jerry Neely received the Alumni Service Award, which is given to those who demonstrate outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of USC.Cotler was recognized for establishing the Ken Cotler Scholarship fund, which is given to the most outstanding bands member of the Spirit of Troy. Together, both Cotler and her husband established WITFAWN Tours, a travel firm that has grown to serve nearly 2,000 Trojans.Givvin was recognized for her work as a member of the university’s Alumni Association Board of Governors and as a past president of the Town and Gown of USC.Neely, a member of the university’s Board of Trustees since 1981, was recognized for his work with the Marshall School of Business and for creating with his wife the Jerry and Nancy Neely Chair in American Enterprise. Both he and his wife endowed two chairs in the Marshall school.In recognition of alumni under the age of 35 who have had outstanding achievements, the Young Alumni Merit Award was presented to six-time Olympic medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni.Soni, an ’09 graduate from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism who most recently won gold and silver medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, was acknowledged for her work as a supporter for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. The campaign encourages girls to become world leaders by raising awareness and funds for United Nations programs.Soni attributed her success to the unrelenting support she received from the Trojan Family.“I felt your [Trojan Family] commitment,” Soni said to the audience. “Your pride in me has lifted me up and given me so much joy. Sharing my accomplishments with you has really made everything feel twice as strong. Sometimes I didn’t know if I was racing for team USA or team USC.”last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 14-8 ACC championship win over Duke

first_imgCourtesy of the ACC Brick wallAbout a month ago, Syracuse’s goalie situation was wrought with uncertainty. Both Evan Molloy and Warren Hill seemed to be mediocre options at best in net. But with a 13-save and just eight goals allowed performance on Sunday, Molloy continued his recent stretch of dominant performances and led Syracuse to victory.The first-time starter was consistently on the ground making saves with his body and legs. At the end of the first quarter, Molloy picked up a groundball and heaved it to Donahue at midfield, who then scored with just one second left in the first quarter. It was Molloy’s first career assist — something that rarely happens in lacrosse.By the half, Molloy had held one of the nation’s top scoring duo in Jones and Class scoreless. Duke assistant coach Matt Danowski told ESPN’s Paul Carcaterra during the break that its biggest issue was solving Molloy.Jones ultimately tallied two goals, but Class had no goals on 10 shots. Comments Related Stories Syracuse weathers Duke comeback to win 2nd straight ACC tournament championship Fourth-seeded Syracuse (10-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) won its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Sunday, beating third-seeded Duke (10-7, 2-2), 14-8, at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia. SU made its third straight conference title game appearance and grabbed its second consecutive ACC championship victory over Duke.The Orange offense was spread out with Tim Barber leading the way with four goals. At the half, six players scored all six of Syracuse’s goals.Myles Jones paced the Blue Devils with two goals. Deemer Class was held scoreless on 10 shot attempts after scoring seven goals in the teams’ first meeting.Syracuse earned an automatic NCAA tournament berth with the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere are three observations from the game.Weathering the stormWith 7:10 left in a one-goal game and Syracuse in the middle of a minute-long, man-up opportunity, the officials blew their whistles and both teams jogged off the field because of lightning in the area.Syracuse was trying to stall, taking almost every possession in the fourth quarter down to the final seconds of the shot clock. A storm rolled into the area and filled the field with water at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.The original delay started at 1:48 p.m. A restart time was originally set for 3:15 p.m., then 4 p.m. before the teams finally moved to Turf Field 1 at Kennesaw State and resumed the game at 4:45 p.m.Dylan Donahue scored 13 seconds after the game resumed to put the Orange ahead by two. The Orange went on a four-goal run after the restart to win comfortably. Not againWhen Syracuse lost to Duke, 16-15, in overtime in Durham, North Carolina on March 26, a struggling Orange defense watched a five-goal, third-quarter lead and four-goal lead to start the fourth quarter quickly slip from its grasp.Duke scored five straight goals and won 5-of-7 faceoffs in the fourth to send the game into overtime.But on Sunday in the ACC championship game, Syracuse recovered from a late Duke surge to pull out the win.A defense anchored by improved slides and Evan Molloy in net recovered from a three-goal Duke spurt in the third quarter that brought the Blue Devils within one. Williams recovered from losing the last four faceoffs of the third quarter to win five in the fourth.center_img Courtesy of the ACC Published on May 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more