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December 21, 2019

Coveney outlines cross-border plans for health, education and crime in no-deal Brexit

first_imgThe Irish Tanaiste has stressed the controversial Irish backstop would only ever be temporary if the UK agrees a Brexit deal with the EU as he outlined plans for how cross-border services would work in a no-deal Brexit.Simon Coveney was speaking as the Irish Government published their Brexit contingency plans to manage a potential no-deal.There are fears a no-deal Brexit could result in a hard border, making life difficult for people in Derry and Donegal who cross the frontier daily for work, business, visiting relatives and socialising. The Omnibus Bill, which will be fast-tracked through the Oireachtas parliament in Dublin, covers a wide range of governmental functions, and is designed to support businesses and jobs and secure ongoing access to essential services and products.It includes legislation covering several cross-border areas of co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic.These include the security of the all-island electricity market and ensuring those in Northern Ireland can access healthcare in the Republic and vice-versa.The bill also includes protections for UK students studying in the Republic by ensuring eligibility for financial support grants after Brexit. As the European Arrest Warrant system will not apply in the North of Ireland after Brexit, the Omnibus Bill includes arrangements to maintain the legal extradition of citizens between the UK and the Republic.Mr Coveney said the backstop will not be renegotiated or abandoned, but it would not be permanent if it is enacted.“I cannot say it any louder and clearer to our friends and colleagues in London, the backstop is a result of a fair negotiation between the EU and the UK,” he said.“It was designed by the UK and the EU together to protect peace on our island and it will not be jettisoned by the EU at the last minute.“The EU could not be any clearer on this issue. “The backstop is fiercely supported by the people it is designed to protect.“If the backstop was ever used, it would be temporary, we don’t want it to be permanent – we never have,” added Mr Coveney.“The backstop would only apply unless or until alternative solutions can be found.“We want a close future trade deal with the UK for future generations to come for so many obvious reasons. Coveney outlines cross-border plans for health, education and crime in no-deal Brexit was last modified: February 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BrexitDonegal-Derry Bordersimon coveneyTánaiste Simon Coveneylast_img read more

December 19, 2019

African film awards honour SA

first_imgThe stars of “Gugu and Andile” LungeloDhladhla (red blouse) and Litha Booiwere both recognised for their outstandingperformance at the recent AMAA awards.(Image:TVSA) Litha Booi having a light moment on set.(Image: Fireworx Media) A scene from the film,  gun peddlersselling firearms to some of the residentsduring the violent era in the Thokozatownship.(Image: Fireworx Media)Khanyi MagubaneOne of Africa’s most prestigious film awards, The African Movie Academy Awards, recently honoured two young South African actors.Litha Booi and Lungelo Dhladhla, both leading actors in the  film Gugu and Andile, were lauded for their outstanding performances.Booi and Dhladhla walked away with the Most Promising Actor and Most Promising Actress awards at the ceremony, held in Nigeria in early April 2009.Gugu and Andile was nominated for eight awards and scooped an impressive three.The local production’s young actors wowed the industry with their portrayal as a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The film’s director, Minky Schlesinger, was also recognised for her work. She accepted the award for the Best Picture in an African Language.The Department of Arts and Culture congratulated the winners via a statement released to the media, “There is no doubt that this is a giant leap for African filmmakers to tell the African story to the international community and South African filmmakers are making their mark as important contributors to this continental effort.”The film was part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) six-part mini series, Shakespeare in Mzansi.Classic Shakespearean tales were used tell South African stories, with Gugu and Andile as the modern adaptation of the touching love story, Romeo and Juliet.The local adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous book tells the story of two star-crossed lovers who find themselves in the middle of a volatile political environment set in 1993.It’s the year before the historic 1994 democratic elections but politically motivated violence is tearing up the Thokoza township, as a result of a bitter divide between the Zulu and Xhosa tribes.Gugu Dlamini (Dhladhla) is a 16-year-old girl who hails from a Zulu family while 18-year-old Andile Mcilongo, comes from a loving, attentive Xhosa family. The community sees their love as the ultimate insult to tribal loyalty and are vehemently against their relationship.While violence and politics tear through their community, both teenagers remain loyal to their own love. Their respective families ban them from having a relationship, a decision which only fuels the two lovers.As in the classical tragic tale of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the two teenagers end up taking their lives, as they cannot bear the separation.Reacting to the news of the three awards, the film’s producer Bridget Pickering said it was well worth the sweat put into the project, “This is an incredible recognition for the years of hard work that the team put into developing the script.”Pickering said the awards were a testament to the team’s united spirit during filming, “Despite the challenge of a limited budget, the production crew and director Minky Schlesinger pulled out all the stops under testing shooting conditions in the Thokoza township in the middle of the rainy season to bring the film in on budget and still focus on creating a compelling story with strong visuals.”The Kenyan film From a Whisper proved to be another big winner, walking away with overall Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Editing.Recognising African filmThe African Movie Academy Awards, or popularly known as the AMAA’s is currently in its fifth year.The 2009 awards were the biggest to date, with Hollywood stars including 2007 Academy Award winner Forest Whittaker, who won an Oscar for his portrayal as the notorious Ugandan leader Idi Amin in the film, The last King of Scotland.A-listers Danny Glover and Angela Basset attended the ceremony as honoured guests.The awards were conceptualised out of a need to recognise not only the stars of the film industry, but technical practitioners who work behind the scenes.According to the organisation, the AMAA’s are an “annual celebration of the brightest and the best in African movies. [The awards are about] class and style, blitz, glitz and razzmatazz.“It is the biggest gathering of movie makers across the African continent and the Diaspora.”Co-producer of the film Andile and Gugu Niel Brandt, expressed their appreciation for the awards, “The AMAA’s was a truly fascinating experience, with the selection of films exceptional, and of course the opportunity to engage with fellow filmmakers from across the continent is an opportunity not to be missed.“I strongly recommend that more South Africans submit their films to the AMAA’s in future years. We at Fireworx are certainly going to be using this opportunity to explore future co-production opportunities with filmmakers in Nigeria.”Do you have any comments or queries about this article: e-mail Khanyi Magubane at: [email protected] Useful linksAmma AwardsFire worxmediaNational Film and Video FoundationDepartment of Arts and cultureThe South African School of motion picture medium and live performancelast_img read more

December 19, 2019

New vacancies

first_imgThe mandate of the IMC is to build South Africa’s Nation Brand reputation in order to improve SA’s global competitiveness. If you are suitably qualified and experienced, please join this exciting and vibrant brand and make your mark for your country.DIRECTOR: STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS R 933 751 00 – R 1 201 250 total cost to company: Negotiable(3- Year renewable contract)Ref no: DSM 001Job Outline:To identify and establish strategic partnerships with stakeholders who are well positioned to enhance IMC’s efforts through collaboration and leveraging on synergies for purposes of attracting the local communities to invest in South Africa.Manage and influence relationships with all stakeholders and use an account management approach to fulfill IMC’s mandate and brand development and reputation management objectives to external audiences.Download PDF for full detailsPROGRAMME MANAGER: AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Salary: R781 000- R825 000 total cost to companyREF: PM 003Job Outline:The purpose of this position is to influence relationships with identified markets in Africa and Middle East as identified markets to promote the IMC’s branding and communications objectives in partnership through those markets. It is also to play a key Programme Manager role in the definition and delivery of projects through obtaining the brief, needs and expectations of the stakeholders and ensuring they are effectively addressed in the roll-out plan facilitated by IMC and through efficiently leveraging stakeholder resources. The Programme Manager is the main IMC custodian of the relationship with all stakeholders in Africa and Middle East to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the collaborations. Ability to speak Portuguese and/or French is highly essential.Download PDF for full detailsPROGRAMME MANAGER: CIVIL SOCIETY Salary: R781 000- R825 000 total cost to companyREF: PM 002Job Outline:The purpose is to manage and influence relationships with civil society to promote the IMC’s branding and communications objectives in partnership with all stakeholders, to external audiences. To play a key Programme Manager role in the definition and delivery of projects through obtaining the brief, needs and expectations of the stakeholders and ensuring they are effectively addressed in the roll-out plan facilitated by IMC and through efficiently leveraging stakeholder resources. The Programme Manager is the main IMC custodian of the relationship with civil society stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the collaborations.Download PDF for full detailsBOARD SECRETARY Salary: R348 000- R465 000 total cost to companyREF: BS 004Job outline:The purpose of this position is to provide the Board and all its committees with legal and governance advice and to provide secretarial services to the Board – minutes-taking and reporting, compilation and distribution of documents, important document filing and management of documents on SharePoint and necessary archiving and storing for referencing and legal compliance.Download PDF for full detailsASSISTANT BOARD SECRETARY Ref no: ABS 005Job Outline:The aim of this position is to provide administrative support to the Board Secretary in the compilation and distribution of documents including minutes for Board packs; filing, indexing and up-to-date maintenance of all Board documents on SharePoint; administration of legal documentation in terms of the Trust and on instruction of the Board Secretary and as directed by the Board, including all necessary archiving and referencing of compliance documents. Assist with general administration on Board activities and provide assistance in the organising of Board meetings, events and associated activities as instructed by the Board Secretary.Download details in PDF formatlast_img read more

December 12, 2019

New Hampshire Adjusts Rates, Possibly Adopts Singles Sales Factor Apportionment

first_imgThe businessenterprise rate after 2021 also depends on revenue collected. If the amountcollected is: New Hampshire had existingrate changes set to take effect. The law repealed the future changes. The rate,for tax periods ending on or after: After 2021, New Hampshire ischanging the business profits and business enterprise rates. New Hampshire enactedlegislation: 6% ormore above projected revenue, the tax rate will be 0.5%;6% ormore below projected revenue, the tax rate will be 0.675%; orif between106% and 94% of projected revenue, the tax rate will remain 0.6%. The business profits tax rate is now: Business Profits Tax Rate Therate after 2021 is dependent on revenue collected for the fiscal year endingJune 30, 2020. If the amount collected is: 6% overprojected revenue, the tax rate will be 7.5%;6% ormore below projected revenue, the tax rate will be 7.9%; orifbetween 106% and 94% of projected revenue, the tax rate will remain 7.7%. The lawalso repealed existing future rate changes for the business enterprise tax. Therate for tax periods ending on or after: Singles sales factor apportionment will apply for the business profits tax to tax periods ending on or after December31, 2022. Currently, New Hampshire uses a three-factor formula with a double-weighted sales factor. Tax Rate Changes The business enterprise tax rate is now: Thecommittee must provide a report by December 1, 2020. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative. By Andrew Soubel, J.D. Single Sales Factor Apportionment changing the rates of thebusiness profits and the business enterprise taxes; andpossibly adopting singles salesfactor apportionment for the business profits tax. 7.7%after December 31, 2019; and7.5%,7.7%, or 7.9% after December 31, 2021, depending on revenue collections. December 31, 2018 is 7.9%;December 31, 2019,the rate was going to be 7.7%; andDecember 31, 2021,the rate was going to be 7.5%.  apportionment of gross business profits under the business profits tax; andwhether to authorize single sales factor apportionment for the business profits tax and business enterprise tax. Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect. Business Enterprise Tax Rate However,the legislation also creates the Legislative Committee on Apportionment. If a majority of the committee votes torescind single sales factor apportionment, the changes will not take effect. 0.6%after December 31, 2019; and0.675%,0.5%, or 0.6% after December 31, 2021, depending on revenue collections. The committeewill study: December31, 2018 is 0.675%;December31, 2019 was going to be 0.6%; andDecember31, 2021 was going to be 0.5%.last_img read more

November 30, 2019

Roma ride luck to roll Napoli over

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Nicolò Zaniolo and Jordan Veretout gave Roma a precious victory, despite Alex Meret saving an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty and Napoli rattling the woodwork. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game, Bologna-Inter and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG.last_img

October 28, 2019

14 days agoCarragher warns Liverpool of injury jeopardy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Carragher warns Liverpool of injury jeopardyby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher has warned they’re only a couple of injuries away from a title collapse.The Reds have streaked away at the top of the table by winning all eight of their fixtures and amassing an eight point lead over City at the top of the pile.”I think what we are seeing with Man City now is they are being affected by injuries now in the same position and that’s a problem for them,” Carragher told talkSPORT.”That’s a problem for anyone even though they have got a better squad than Liverpool and you see how much it is hurting them.”You may actually think it would hurt Liverpool more if they injuries because, as I said, they don’t quite the squad City have. But there is no doubt a big injury to a big Liverpool player will severely hinder them.”So that’s why I don’t think anyone really at Liverpool is getting too carried away.””But to be fair, Man City have problems where they are weakest, at centre-back, in terms of numbers and quality. last_img read more

October 27, 2019

Photo: Penn State Hockey Is Wearing “409” Decals On Its Helmets Tonight To Celebrate Joe Paterno

first_imgPenn State hockey's '409' decals.The Penn State men’s hockey team is celebrating Joe Paterno getting his wins back tonight. The Nittany Lions will be wearing “409” decals on the back of their helmets for their home game against Michigan State. Paterno, who had 111 wins vacated by the NCAA due to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, is now the winningest coach in the history of major college football with 409 career victories. The NCAA ruled Friday morning that Penn State would be getting back the 112 wins taken away because of the scandal.Here’s the decal: The number 409 has been seen all over Penn State’s campus today.last_img

July 29, 2019

STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

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July 28, 2019

Bisexual men and women report poorer health than gays lesbians and heterosexuals

first_imgAddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTDavid [email protected] [email protected] men and women report poorer health than gays, lesbians and heterosexuals HOUSTON – (June 30, 2015) – Bisexual males and females report poorer health than gays, lesbians and heterosexuals, according to a new study from sociologists at Rice University.“A New Piece of the Puzzle: Sexual Orientation, Gender and Physical Health Status” will appear in an upcoming edition of Demography. The study examined the self-rated health of 10,128 sexual minorities (gay, lesbian and bisexual adults) and 405,145 heterosexual adults to see how it differed across sexual orientation.“According to the Institute of Medicine, existing health research on the sexual minority population is sparse and typically does not make distinctions between the different types of sexual minorities,” said Bridget Gorman, a professor of sociology at Rice and the study’s lead author. “We developed this study both to examine the health of these different sexual minority groups and to assess how risk factors for poor health contribute to their overall health.”In addition to recording self-rated health information, the researchers analyzed the participants’ lifestyle according to a number of factors that traditionally impact health, including socio-economic status (including education level, employment status, household income and access to health insurance), health behaviors (smoker or nonsmoker, drinking habits, body mass index and access to health care) and social support and well-being.The study found that 19.5 percent of bisexual men and 18.5 percent of bisexual women rated their health as “poor or fair,” the highest proportion among the groups surveyed. In contrast, only 11.9 percent of men identifying as gay and 10.6 percent of women identifying as lesbian rated their health as “poor or fair,” the lowest proportion of those surveyed. Health was also rated poor by 14.5 percent of heterosexual men and 15.6 percent of heterosexual women.Across the groups surveyed, the researchers also found that bisexual men and women are disproportionately disadvantaged on important social, economic and behavioral factors strongly associated with health and well-being. For example, bisexual men and women were the least likely of the three groups to be college-educated. (Only 26.5 percent of bisexual men and 32.1 percent of bisexual women were college graduates, compared with 55.7 percent of gay men and 57 percent of lesbian women and 37.9 percent of heterosexual men and 37.5 percent of heterosexual women).Bisexual men and women were more likely to smoke (23.8 percent and 21.9 percent, respectively), compared with 14.9 percent of gay men, 16.6 percent of lesbian women, 11.1 percent of heterosexual men and 8.3 percent of heterosexual women.Bisexual men and women were the most likely of the three groups to have an annual household income of less than $25,000; 39.5 percent of bisexual men and 42.1 percent of bisexual women fell into this category, compared with 22.9 percent of gay men, 25.4 percent of lesbian women, 24.8 percent of heterosexual men and 29.5 percent of heterosexual women.“If bisexuals are minorities within the minority and experience unique and more extreme forms of discrimination, this might contribute to disparities in things like earnings, educational attainment, the propensity to smoke cigarettes and other factors that affect well-being,” said Justin Denney, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Health Program and an assistant professor of sociology at Rice.Both Gorman and Denney said that the study has important implications for the study of the health of sexual minorities.“Our study illustrates the importance of examining health status among specific sexual minority groups, and not among ‘sexual minorities’ in the aggregate, since the health profile of bisexual adults differs substantially from that of gay and lesbian adults,” Gorman said.Hilary Dowdy, a graduate of Rice, and Rose Medeiros, a senior statistician at StataCorp, co-authored the study. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (part of the National Institutes of Health) supported the research.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Bridget Gorman bio: http://sociology.rice.edu/gorman/Justin Denney bio: http://sociology.rice.edu/denney/Image for download:http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/06/gorman-health-lg-1200.jpgImage courtesy Rice University/thinkstockphotos.comlast_img read more