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Dottin hits out at pay disparity

first_imgBRIDGETOWN,Barbados (CMC):Marquee West Indies Women’s batsman Deandra Dottin has complained about the disparity in pay between men’s and women’s players and says she may be forced to take up alternative employment if the situation is not addressed.Citing the example of the respective payouts for the winners at the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India, the 24-year-old Dottin labelled the disparity as “ridiculous” and said it was “discouraging”.West Indies men’s side pocketed US$1.6 million for beating England in the final of the tournament, while their women counterparts won a mere US$100,000.”Barbados does not really give sports people – and from my point of view, women – the recognition and respect they need,” Dottin told Barbados Today online.”We were actually World champions and a lot of people feel we are getting all of this big money and the payment is equal to the men. That is not so.”She added: “In order for cricket to be better, you need to treat everybody as one. You can’t treat the men at a high level and the women at a much lower level. You (women) only have the fame and the name.more money”We women need to be treated way better than we are being treated – money-wise and respect. Regional male cricketers make more money than West Indies women in cricket.”Dottin is one of the most senior players on the women’s side, having played 90 one-day internationals and 88 Twenty20 Internationals.She became the first woman to score a T20 hundred as she scorched 112 off South Africa Women when the Caribbean hosted the T20 World Cup six years ago.Dottin is one of 11 West Indies women’s players with West Indies Cricket Board retainer contracts, which range from US$1,500 to $3,000 per month.In contrast, the men’s contracts are worth anywhere from US$100,000 up to nearly $150,000.The Barbadian Dottin said with the current of affairs, she may have to resort to playing cricket part-time.”This sort of treatment would discourage anybody from playing cricket. Right now, as a person who plays cricket full-time and loves cricket, I am looking for something else to do,” she said.”And if what I choose to do brings me more income and makes life better for me, I will play cricket part-time. They will not get my full dedication anymore.”last_img read more

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Lebanon blows PH 5 to pieces

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Lebanon thus advanced to a clash with China for fifth place even as the Filipinos dropped into a game versus Jordan for seventh (ongoing at press time), which would mean the worst finish for the country in the last eight years.It was the second blowout loss that the Filipinos took as their bid, which started with a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese, will be remembered more for the ripping they suffered at the hands of old nemesis South Korea in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Team Philippines, because of that win over China, swept its preliminary round assignments to top Group B but just couldn’t get anything going when they faced the Koreans in the first round of the knockout stages.The result was a 118-86 bamboozling on Friday as the Koreans drained a total of 16 triples to carve out the victory that added to another of those heart-rending defeats the Philippines has been taking from way back. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia, ranked 10th in the world and a newcomer in the tournament together with New Zealand, advanced to the gold medal game against 2013 champion Iran and Hamed Haddadi on Sunday.Gilas’ next big tournament will be the World Cup Qualifying that starts in November.The Filipinos will play games in Chinese Taipei, Japan and Australia in the first round. The games are scheduled on a home-and-away basis and will be played in November, February and July.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson South Korea pulls off twin kill over Gilas View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Fiba.comThe Fiba Asia Cup campaign that started in the most promising way for Gilas Pilipinas took another wicked turn for the worse on Saturday after the Filipinos were blown off the floor by host Lebanon, 106-87, at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut.Fadi El Khatib, one of the finest scorers the region has produced, torched the dumbfounded Filipinos with 36 points and helped the Lebanese bury the Philippines early in a hole so deep to cruise to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

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Adamson stops skid, downs much-improved UE for 5th spot

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Adamson has lost four of its last five games and head coach Air Padda was well aware of the struggles her team brought in their match against the Lady Warriors.“Well, we’ve battled a lot of adversity,” said Padda, who added that open hitter Chiara Permentilla suffered an ankle sprain in practice and that Eli Soyud would much rather play as an opposite hitter than an open spiker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“When things are falling apart, maybe it’s for us so that we can fall into place. And we knew coming into this game that UE has the confidence and I’m pretty sure that they expected to beat us.”And UE’s confidence showed when it methodically cut Adamson’s lead from four, 8-4, to one, 12-11, after Mary Ann Mendrez’ crosscourt kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University got back on track after scraping past much-improved University of the East in five sets, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 25-12, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons ended their two-game skid and improved to 4-5 for sole possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Warriors, whose two-game run came to a halt, dropped to 2-7.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Mendrez had 17 points to lead UE while Shaya Adorador and Judith Abil combined for 22 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portland wins 12th straight with win over Detroit Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery With the Lady Warriors starting to mount resistance, Adamson’s veterans Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat came to the Lady Falcons’ rescue.Galanza was the first to attack as she found an open corner for the Lady Falcons’ 14-11 match point before Paat ended it all when she bounced her spike off Roselle Baliton’s block.“The team did a good job fighting especially in the fifth set not letting UE go on point runs and keeping the lead,” said Padda.Galanza put up a game-high 22 points while Paat served as her second-in-command with 18 points for the Lady Falcons.Soyud and Mary Joy Dacoron also finished in double figures for Adamson with 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Working to connect rural Canadians to high-speed internet

first_imgThe project, first announced in the 2014 Capital Budget, aims to expand affordable internet to 280,000 Canadians who live in communities under served by internet service providers.“Our government has listened to Canadians’ concerns about the need to upgrade telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas”, MP Zimmer said. “We are taking action to make sure that as many Canadians as possible have affordable access to the internet and opportunities of the 21st century.”An investment of up to $305 million over the next 3 years, the conservatives hope to extend access to broadband internet at 5 megabits per second to 98 per cent of Canadian households, providing incentives for the private sector to invest in under served areas in order to meet this goal.- Advertisement -Residents and internet service providers are encouraged to visit the Connecting Canadians website to offer their input on which communities in the region could be eligible to receive funding.Residents can log on, look up their postal code and leave feedback on the quality of their internet service.Prince George-Peace River residents without internet service can call MP Bob Zimmer’s office at 613-947-4524 and staff can assist in filling out the survey information.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Change to hunting policies: informational session with the BCWF

first_img“Science is the proper tool for the discharge of wildlife policy – that’s a fundamental principle,” Zeman explains. “When you look at the States and their attachment to science, it’s significantly greater than ours.”Zeman adds, “B.C.’s funding in terms of wildlife management, given our biodiversity, is probably one of the worst jurisdictions in North America.”Part of this emotional response, according to Zeman, was a result of economic prosperity for B.C. brought on by the Guile Outfitters Association of B.C. – dating back to 2006.- Advertisement -“There was a push in 2010 to review the economic impacts on outfitters… There were some recommendations made to that process which made things better for the outfitters – but that wasn’t enough,” Zeman goes on to say. “In 2013 the question was, ‘ok what’s the impact to the outfitters.’ They didn’t want to know about the social value of hunting, how much hunters contribute in terms of their volunteer time; they wanted to know what’s the economic impact to the guide outfitting industry.”Moving forward, Zeman says he would like a new allocation split to be negotiated between the federation and association, but this time it should be made into law and not just a policy.“We want to see it legislated so people can’t tinker with policy.”Advertisement Zeman does however say he didn’t attend this town hall meeting at the Pomeroy Hotel to persuade opinion one way or the other.“As far as the B.C. Wildlife Federation is concerned, this is public education to show you – or educate you – on what’s going on,” Zeman affirms. “What you do after that is up to you.”last_img read more

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AFC humble Ulinzi to ease relegation fears

first_img0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars defender Rodgers Omondi (LEFT) tries to block AFC Leopards’ Vincent Oburu. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17- Whyvonne Isuza’s 63rd minute goal was all that AFC Leopards needed to ease Kenyan Premier League relegation fears after humbling Ulinzi Stars 1-0 at their Afraha Stadium backyard in Nakuru on Tuesday.Ingwe were hanging precariously near the drop zone, but the three points head coach Robert Matano picked against his former employers ensured they moved up the standings to 10th in the standings with 36 points. The win against the Soldiers which is AFC’s first since 2010, is a big morale booster for the 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions who ensured they warmed up for their GOtv Shield final against Kariobangi Sharks on Friday with maximum points.Ulinzi fielded an almost makeshift squad with most of the first team players missing.Defensive kingpin Geoffrey Kokoyo left-back Oliver Rutto and forward Sammy Onyango were all missing due to suspension while Mohammed Hassan was ruled out with injury as first choice keeper James Saruni is away on military duty.In his starting team, Ulinzi head coach Benjamin Nyangweso fielded new signing Timothy Odhiambo in goal for his second match since joining from Sony Sugar while Rodgers Omondi slotted at left-back and Ben Sande partnered Omar Mbongi at centre-back.Bernard Ongoma and Mark Bikokwa were also handed rare starts as Ulinzi sought to write off a poor spell that has seen them win only once in five matches.AFC also had their own injury worries with regular centre-back Robinson Kamura missing, forcing midfielder Duncan Otieno to start while winger Samuel Ndung’u was also away with injury.It was a game that wasn’t devoid of chances. Inside the first minute, Marcelus Ingotsi won the ball on the right but his shot hissed across the face of goal begging for the slightest of touches with keeper Odhiambo beaten.Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOn the other end, Mbongi rose well at the edge of the six yard box to connect to a Daniel Waweru corner but his thumping effort went straight to Gabriel Andika in the AFC goal.Ulinzi were culpable of defending set pieces poorly and they were almost caught in the fifth minute when Isuza shook off his marker to head in a corner from Musa Mudde, but keeper Odhiambo reacted well to keep the ball away.The home side were trying to play the ball on the ground well, building up from the back but the final product always failed them with Bikokwa and Cliff Kasuti’s decisions in attack not being the best.Churchill Muloma had a brilliant effort with a volley from distance after AFC’s clearance of a corner fell on his path but his rifling shot went just wide off target.The visitors were more direct and whenever they had the ball, it was a quick switch to attack with searching balls for the forward duo of Vincent Oburu and Ingotsi.In the 20th minute, Ulinzi’s culpability in defending set pieces almost cost them when Mudde sprung up to head an Otieno freekick, but it went over.Ulinzi shot-stopper Odhiambo was forced to make a good reflex save a minute later when a shot from Ingotsi on the left was deflected back to target by defender Omondi.On the half hour mark, Oburu who had been making inroads into the Ulinzi defense all afternoon had his first effort on target with a shot after being flicked on by Mudde, but it went straight to Odhiambo’s waiting arms.At the stroke of halftime, it was Ulinzi who would have snatched the lead when Waweru found some shooting space from the right, but the effort went wide with Andika well beaten.-Second half-Ulinzi Stars’ Daniel Waweru shields the ball from AFC Leopards’ Dennis Sikhayi. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUIn the second half, Ulinzi Stars started stronger and had a close opportunity two minutes after the restart when Victor Majjid almost turned the ball into his own net as he tried to block away a cross from Kasuti.But AFC turned the tide against their hosts and began to press more meaningfully and they finally had their reward in the 63rd minute.Isuza had the simplest of tasks of directing the ball into the net unmarked at the edge of the six yard box from a Majid cross on the right. Ulinzi were guilty of ball watching as Majid casually found space on the right, had the time to look up and pick a cross.The Soldiers put on some last ditch effort to get an equalizer, dumping balls into the Ingwe box but Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah put in an extra shift to defend the high balls and ensure the team warms up for the GOtv Shield final on Sunday with a win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Exclusive – Liverpool are making same mistakes with Balotelli as they made with me, says Anfield flop

first_imgRyan Babel fears Liverpool are making the same mistakes with Mario Balotelli as they made with him.The flying Dutchman arrived at Anfield in July 2007 for a fee of £11.5million, making him the club’s third most expensive signing ever at the time.He was rated as one of the hottest prospects in Europe, but made fewer than 100 Premier League appearances in three-and-a-half years at the club before a cut-price move to German side Hoffenheim.But he believes he wasn’t the only one to blame for his failings on Merseyside and fears history is repeating itself with Balotelli, who is struggling to adapt following his £16m summer move from AC Milan.Babel told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “People think every player should be treated the same, but sometimes you have exceptional players who need a different approach to get the best out of them, and that is Mario.“I don’t know him personally, but judging from the outside he should have different support. We know he has potential and is a good player. He has shown that before at other teams.“If I look at myself, people said in the past I didn’t show it [my best form] every week.“I also felt I didn’t really have the optimum support to get the best out of me, so I think maybe it’s the same with Mario. But I still believe in his quality.”last_img read more

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Obama set to appear on three TV talk shows

first_imgClinton, D-N.Y., is scheduled to attend a fundraiser Sunday at the home of director Rob Reiner, the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety reported on its Web site. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a similar poll conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN April 10- 12, Clinton led Obama, 30 percent-26 percent. All three of the leading candidates in the Democratic presidential race are scheduled to be in the Southland over the next five days. Edwards is scheduled to speak the Democratic Party of Orange County’s 13th annual Harry S. Truman Awards dinner Friday in Anaheim and conduct a fundraiser Saturday at the Beverly Hills home of director Brett Ratner. Following trips to Nevada and Arizona, Obama is set to return to the Los Angeles area for three fundraisers and a town hall meeting in East Los Angeles Saturday. Sen. Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Southern California today to appear on three television talk shows, as he continues to try to overcome Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama, D-Ill. will be on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” tonight, “The Tavis Smiley Show” airing tomorrow on the Public Broadcasting Service and the syndicated “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on a yet-to-be announced date, according to representatives of the shows. In a poll released yesterday, Obama trailed Clinton, 51 percent-21 percent. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was third with 15 percent, followed by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with 4 percent. No other candidate had more than 1 percent. The telephone poll of 485 registered voters who described themselves as Democrats or as independents who lean Democratic was conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN between Friday and Sunday. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points. last_img read more

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Food banks feel the pinch

first_imgFood banks face dwindling supplies of Thanksgiving meals as lawmakers debate the merits of a bill currently stalled in the U.S. Senate that could help. The proposed legislation, which has already passed the House, would increase the minimum food stamp payment and hike the amount of money the federal government gives food banks from $140 million to $250 million. But Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to reach an agreement on several unrelated amendments before the holiday recess, leaving the bill in limbo. Without the extra money, food banks must make up the difference, said Jeff Dronkers, director of programs and agency relations at the L.A. Regional Food Bank. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Back in 2002 we were averaging 10 to 12 USDA commodities (food items) in our food baskets to clients; this year we are down to three – apple sauce, tomato sauce and whole kernel corn,” said Dronkers. That means agencies that provide food to the needy have to use more of their limited resources to purchase additional items, leaving less funds for specialty items – such as Thanksgiving Day turkeys. “I have never heard of an agency having enough turkeys to give out,” said Dronkers. “This year, very few turkeys are going to be distributed at all.” While food banks have been receiving $140 million in bonus foodstuffs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture since the last time the farm bill was renewed in 2002, rising prices have meant less food to give out, said Dronkers. “The $140 million got us 24 million pounds of food in L.A. County in 2002,” he said. “In 2006 it got us 12 million pounds and for this fiscal year, we are on track to get only 9 million pounds.” Upping the federal contribution to $250 million would not bring the county back up to 2002 levels, but it would make up “a good chunk” of what the county has lost in the last five years, Dronkers added. The dwindling resources strain smaller food pantries like the Episcopal Church’s Our Saviour Center in El Monte, said Dorris Dann, the center’s executive director. “It is a very serous problem, because the food bank right now has very limited resources and we depend on those (federal funds),” said Dann. The amount of people who are food-insecure – who don’t know where their next meal will come from and are most likely to seek assistance from food pantries – has risen throughout the state and the county, according to two recent studies. The county Department of Public Health’s “L.A. Health Trends” report, released in September, showed that the number of food-insecure people in households earning below three times the federal poverty level rose from 402,000 in 2002 to 471,000 in 2005, a nearly 5 percent increase. The percent of food-insecure households in the San Gabriel Valley rose by about 1 percent, to a total of 54,000 households, over the same period. Three times the federal poverty level would equate to a family of four making less than $56,500 per year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Poorer households with children have been particularly hard-hit, according to the county study. About 30 percent of households with children that earn below three times the federal poverty level – roughly 282,000 – are forced to choose between paying for food or covering other basic necessities such as rent or healthcare. And a nationwide survey by America’s Second Harvest, the largest charitable hunger relief organization in the U.S., revealed this month that one in five California children – 2 million total – are food insecure. With food sources in such a precarious state and the farm bill stalled, food pantries are resorting to alternate methods to get their clients fed, said Kim McCoy Wade, executive director of the California Association of Food Banks. “Some are fundraising to purchase more food, and some are diversifying their food sources by purchasing more produce,” said McCoy Wade, whose group runs a program that provides donated or below-market produce to food banks throughout the state. “Moving toward more produce is a good thing, but you can’t make a holiday meal with lettuce and strawberries,” she added. “So if Congress can’t provide some additional relief before next fall, the next holiday season will be worse even than this year.” Democrats failed to get the 60 votes needed to cut off debate on the farm bill last Friday. California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have supported the measure, but Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said last Thursday in a statement that the bill might have to wait until after next year’s November elections. The House version was supported by Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, but opposed by San Dimas Republican Rep. David Dreier. Dreier’s spokeswoman, Jo Maney, said the congressman opposed the bill because of its unrelated amendments. “Mr. Dreier remains opposed to the farm bill because it contains a huge tax increase that threatens American jobs,” said Maney in an e-mail. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306last_img read more

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INISHOWEN COUNCILLOR PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY

first_imgBuncrana Town Councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has pleaded with Inishowen people to shop locally.In the run-up to Christmas, the Sinn Fein politician said he is asking the public to consider the jobs dependent on those spending money locally.“I would like to ask everyone where possible to shop local this Christmas. Support local shops,restaurants, pubs and in doing so help secure jobs. The more money spent in Buncrana and local towns in Inishowen, the more jobs we can keep and create. “Businesses pay rates that pays for local amenities such as roads, footpaths, the library and our green areas and parks. I would urge the public to support our local businesses this christmas in our local towns and villages in Inishowen,” he said.He added that small businesses have been badly squeezed and are struggling to keep their doors open.“Let’s also be conscious and where possible choose local, regional and Irish produce and goods which we are lucky to have in abundance.“I know times are tough and money is scarce for many families but let’s support our local businesses,and as the money is spent locally that can only be good for the local economy.”  INISHOWEN COUNCILLOR PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY was last modified: December 7th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:buncranaCHristmasCllr Ciaran McLaughlinInishowenshop locallylast_img read more

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