Virginity test: Maharashtra Minister promises action against Kanjarbhat caste panchayats

first_imgThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday assured the State Legislative Council that caste panchayats of the Kanjarbhat community would face action if they compelled newly married women to undergo a ‘virginity test’Action would also be taken if the panchayat members were found to be interfering in cases of rape and sexual harassment, said Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil.The Minister was responding to a calling attention motion tabled by Shiv Sena’s Neelam Gorhe.‘Hurts women’s dignity’The Kanjarbhat community’s custom, in which newly married women are expected to undergo a test to prove that they were virgin before marriage, hurt women’s dignity, Mr. Gorhe said.She also alleged that these panchayats also tried and settled cases of rape and sexual harassment outside the court.‘File criminal case’“Cases should be registered against them (panchayat members). Conducting a virginity test and announcing its result publicly is a violation of woman’s right to privacy. Her virginity status should not be disclosed to the public,” Mr. Gorhe said.Mr. Patil said police would be asked to register a criminal case if a panchayat forced a woman to undergo a virginity test.Awareness meet“The government will also take action if caste panchayat members are found interfering in cases of rape and sexual harassment,” he added.“We will hold a meeting of caste panchayats and social activists next month to create awareness about the issue,” Mr. Patil said.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And orchestrating Perpetual’s offense was Necelle Gual who had 41 excellent sets.Aira Binondo led EAC with 13 points. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cindy Imbo goes up for a kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help climbed to the third spot after fending off woeful Emilio Aguinaldo College in five sets, 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 15-13, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament  Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Altas improved to 3-1, just half a game behind second seed San Beda that has a 3-0 card, while the Lady Generals stayed at the bottom of the ladder with a 0-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Players get chance to show skills to scouts in PBA D-League Showdown Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities This was Perpetual’s second straight five-setter win after the Altas trumped Season 92 runner-up San Sebastian, and  Lady Altas head coach Macky Cariño believes it is testament to the team’s character.“Those two straight five-set wins became a test of our character because if you really don’t have that strength within you will fail,” said Cariño.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual saw five of its players display the fortitude Cariño looked for with Cindy Imbo leading the bunch with 17 points.Captain Maria Tripoli and Maria Clemente each had 15 points for the Lady Altas while Allysa Sangalang and Hershey Llorente added 11 and 10 points, respectively.last_img read more

Child Porn charges for Pinewood Gardens man remanded til September

first_img Related Items:#Burrowsfacechildpornographycharges, #magneticmedianews, #SharranBurrows Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 21, 2017 – Nassau – Having photos on his cell phone of an under-aged girl performing sexual acts is what got a 41 year old Pinewood Gardens man remanded to prison and facing a dozen charges of child pornography.Sharran Burrows was slammed with 12 counts of possession of child pornography under Section 16A and 2b of the Sexual Offenses Act, chapter 99.For two years, investigators allege, Burrows had lewd images of a female under the age of 18 but the man says he is not guilty and will stand trial in the Magistrate’s court.Chief Magistrate, Joyann Ferguson-Pratt remanded the man to the Department of Correctional Services to await that trial but Burrows can apply for bail at the Supreme Court level if he wants to.September 13 (2017) is the date given for a fixture hearing to determine within which court this trial, for Sharran Burrows, will play out.#MagneticMediaNews#SharranBurrows#Burrowsfacechildpornographycharges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Zedd Announces Tour With Jax Jones

first_img Zedd Announces Tour With Jax Jones Email Facebook “Insanely excited to show you this brand new tour !!!!” the GRAMMY-winning DJ tweetedJennifer VelezGRAMMYs May 1, 2019 – 3:49 pm GRAMMY-winning DJ/producer Zedd has announced a tour that will take him and DJ Jax Jones across parts of the U.S. and Europe.The Zedd Orbit tour will kick off in Seattle on Sept. 13 then head to Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis as well as other cities before going to London in November.  https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/1123588070681350149 News Zedd Announces Tour With Jax Jones zedd-announces-tour-jax-jones Twitter “Insanely excited to show you this brand new tour !!!!” Zedd tweeted. The DJ was recently announced as one of the acts at the Life Is Beautiful festival happening in September in Las Vegas. His latest single, “365,” features GRAMMY-nominated pop star Katy Perry. Fans can register for presale tickets at the Tunespeak website. New L.A. Recording Studio Residency To Help Develop Emerging Artistslast_img read more

Prince Williams Shocking confession on growing up as a Prince

first_imgPrince William and Kate Middleton.Getty imagesPrince William opened up about the expectations of being a Royal and the pressures he had to face growing up as one. Prince William seems to have grown in his role as the second-in-line to the throne, but that wasn’t always the case it seems.It is known that William met Sacha Hashim while they were volunteering together with Raleigh International in Chile. The prince spent several months working on community projects in the South American country during his gap year.During his months volunteering, William reportedly told Ms. Hashim: “I wish I could be normal,” according to The Scotsman. As a Royal, Prince William had to grow up in the limelight, his every move being scrutinised. This confession is even more heartbreaking as it comes from him in his youth. The future Duke of Cambridge also told Ms. Hashim he would love to go clubbing like everyone else, but that his bodyguards made it impossible.  Prince William and Prince HarryGetty ImagesBut even as an adult he seems to reflect the same sentiments. Prince William and Kate Middleton are Royal couple goals. But they have managed to give their children a modicum of normalcy it seems, or at least they have tried to. Reportedly Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, released images of their young family at the Chelsea Flower Show. Royal photographer Ian Lloyd has claimed the pair will be “desperate” for press attention in the future. He told Sky News: “I think they have to remember in 20-years time when they are in their late 40’s or early 50’s or whatever it is, they will desperate for the press coverage, because the press coverage will have moved on to other people, that is what happens.Well, we have to say, until then Prince William and Kate Middleton can give their children the privacy they deserve. You can check out the videos here:last_img read more

Half of children with cancer left undiagnosed

first_imgNearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated, according to a Lancet study which estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. The model makes predictions for 200 countries and estimates that undiagnosed cases could account for more than half of the total in Africa, South Central Asia and the Pacific Islands. In contrast, in North America and Europe only three per cent of cases remain undiagnosed. If no improvements are made, researchers estimate that nearly three million further cases will be missed between 2015 and 2030. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated,” said Zachary Ward from the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the US. “Accurate estimates of childhood cancer incidence are critical for policy makers to help them set healthcare priorities and to plan for effective diagnosis and treatment of all children with cancer,” Ward said in a statement. “While under-diagnosis has been acknowledged as a problem, this model provides specific estimates that have been lacking,” he said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePrevious estimates for the total incidence of global childhood cancer have been based on data from cancer registries, which identify cases in defined populations. However, 60 per cent of countries worldwide do not have such registries and those that do only cover a small fraction of the overall population. Many patients are not diagnosed and are therefore not recorded. This can occur due to lack of access to primary care, with patients dying undiagnosed at home, or due to misdiagnosis. The model developed for this study, the Global Childhood Cancer microsimulation model, incorporates data from cancer registries in countries where they exist, combining it with data from the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory, demographic health surveys and household surveys developed by Unicef. The model was calibrated to data from public registries and adjusts for under-diagnosis due to weaknesses in national health systems. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology journal, provide estimates of under-diagnosis for each of the 200 countries. They estimate that in 2015 there were 397,000 childhood cancer cases globally, compared to 224,000 that were recorded as diagnosed. This suggests that 43 per cent (172,000 cases) of global childhood cancer cases were undiagnosed. There was substantial regional variation, ranging from three per cent in both Western Europe (120 undiagnosed cases out of 4,300 total new cases) and North America (300 of 10,900 cases) to 57 per cent (43,000 of 76,000 new cases) in Western Africa. In most regions of the world, the number of new childhood cancer cases is declining or stable. However, the researchers estimate that 92 per cent of all new cases occur in low and middle-income countries, a higher proportion than previously thought. “Health systems in low-income and middle-income countries are clearly failing to meet the needs of children with cancer. Universal health coverage, a target of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, must include cancer in children as a priority to prevent needless deaths,” said Rifat Atun, from Harvard University in the US. Taking population growth into account, the authors estimate that between 2015 and 2030 there will be 6.7 million new cases of childhood cancer worldwide. Of these, 2.9 million cases will be missed if the performance of health systems does not improve.last_img read more

New taxi drivers face knowledge test if they want a licence from

first_imgWhen driving in a built up area with street lights what is the maximum speed limit (unless otherwise stated)? Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailASPIRING taxi drivers will be required to demonstrate their abilities to speak English and navigate Stafford’s roads as part of a “knowledge test” set by the borough council. The written and oral test for new taxi licence applications is part of a new policy which aims to “promote excellent standards of customer service and ensure that customers can be confident they can travel safely”, a report to Stafford Borough Council’s full meeting said. Last week councillors approved the document, which brings together existing policies and conditions. It follows a formal consultation with the Hackney carriage and private hire trade in the borough, including licensed operators and drivers, as well as organisations including Stafford and District Access Group, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards department. Councillor Jeremy Pert, cabinet member for communities, said: “I want to recognise the vital role taxi drivers play in making sure vital information is passed through to the relevant authorities, so nowhere can be seen to be immune from issues such as child sexual exploitation, gangs, modern day slavery, radicalism and extremism. “They are so close to the communities, and having that understanding and being able to come back to the council and police to share issues is really important. They play a really important role in the safety of the borough. “They are key to the success and health of the night time economy and they ensure people get home safely after a night out.” Opposition group leader Councillor Jack Kemp said: “I would like to ask about the medical exemption for carrying assistance dogs. “When I was at the Local Government Association conference the Guide Dog Association asked how many taxi drivers have this exemption. They say there is an awful lot of taxi drivers saying they don’t want to carry dogs in their cab. I wonder how many in the area have this exemption. “Also I am sure some of you will have had the email from a man about the knowledge test. He said it’s almost like doing a GCSE. Next question 20 miles per hour30 miles per hour35 miles per hour40 miles per hour Question -1 of 5Score -0 of 0center_img Traffic on a road Thanks for taking part in this quizYou scoredReplay quiz “There are a lot of things in there about driving on the roads of Stafford Borough, if they get closed off and the locations of popular destinations.” But Councillor Chris Baron said: “The drivers have to apply for a medical exemption through a professional. I do accept assistance dogs are very important but I also understand that some people are allergic to animal fur.” Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health said: “Councillior Baron is right, it is about anyone who suffers from an allergy and I understand there is one taxi driver in the borough who suffers from that. Stoke-on-Trent cabbie hit with fine – after picking up passengers in Stafford “With regard to the knowledge, it is nothing like the London knowledge test. I think it is only right and proper drivers should have the right knowledge to get people to places in the quickest possible way. Big Issue: Should Uber lose its licence to operate in North Staffordshire? “For new visitors to the town, their first point of contact is very often a taxi and it is of vital importance the taxi drivers and services they give are of the highest order. “I think we have achieved something that has been done by consensus.”last_img read more

WestJets new TorontoBelize City flight is now up and running

first_img Travelweek Group Monday, October 31, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Belize, New Routes, WestJetcenter_img Share CALGARY — WestJet has officially become the only Canadian carrier that directly connects Canadians to the country of Belize, following the departure of flight 2604 from Toronto Pearson on Oct. 29.“This is a very exciting moment for the tourism stakeholders in Belize. After a long planning period with WestJet, we are thrilled that the route has become a reality,” said Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism for the Belize Tourism Board. “This flight comes at the perfect time, as we are approaching the start of our upcoming high season, making travelling to Belize so much easier and more convenient for Canadians. We expect that with such ease in accessibility, tourism arrivals from Canada will increase, thereby contributing positively to the growth in the overnight tourism sector in Belize.”Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, added: “This is truly a historic milestone for our nation. We certainly foresee an increase in travel to Belize from thousands of Canadians who have been deterred in the past due to inconvenient layovers and connections in the United States. After today, this is no longer the case.”More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyBelize is WestJet’s 21st destination in the Caribbean and third destination in Central America.  During peak winter months the airline has a total of more than 90 flights per week from Toronto to the Caribbean and Central America.Flights will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s inflight entertainment system connected directly to smartphone, tablet or computer. Almost 70% of WestJet’s Boeing fleet is now equipped with WestJet Connect.Toronto-Belize City flies twice weekly at 9:15 a.m., while Belize City-Toronto also flies twice weekly at 12:50 p.m. All flights allow WestJet Rewards members the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars to be used towards the payment of a WestJet-marketed flight or a WestJet Vacations package (excluding taxes, fees and charges). WestJet’s new Toronto-Belize City flight is now up and runninglast_img read more