PANCAP urged to become a leader in human rights

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first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional PANCAP urged to become a leader in human rights by: – November 19, 2011 23 Views   no discussions Image via: topnews.usNASSAU, Bahamas — Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been called upon to revamp the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) by establishing the partnership as the Caribbean’s leader in promoting human rights and developing legislation to protect the rights of those persons living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The call was made by Dr Antonie Gabriel Thimothé, Directeur Général, Minister of Public Health and Population of Haiti during his special presentation at the opening ceremony of the PANCAP’s 11th Annual General Meeting, which took place on Friday in The Bahamas under the theme “Enhancing Country Ownership and Sustainability.” “Stigma and discrimination can hinder efforts to fight the AIDS epidemic, the Ministry of Health of Haiti strongly supports the idea that countries in the region, through PANCAP, work together to address those issues by adopting a regional legislation that can enforce the rights of people living with HIV and facilitate their integration into society,” Thimothé said. He added that the contribution of PANCAP in parliamentarian advocacy, resource mobilization and promotion of universal access continues to be valuable. However, he noted that there was a need for CARICOM member states to adopt a more holistic approach, including economic, social and cultural to ensure ownership and sustainability of the national response to HIV and AIDS. Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health of The Bahamas said harmonisation is critical to the new direction of the partnership and sustainability of its programmes. “We are still faced with a number of challenges. One such challenge is sustainability of current HIV and AIDS programmes within the Caribbean. All efforts must be made in the region to sustain HIV programmes in all aspects – in prevention, care and treatment. This will require the commitment of governments and people’s of the Caribbean,” he said. He explained that the primacy of prevention efforts could not be overemphasized and the region ran the risk of irrelevant and sub-optimal programming if it did not consistently and accurately characterise the epidemic, its drivers and trends. Minnis further added that in this time of reduced resources for HIV and AIDS, improved coordination and harmonisation of efforts had become even more important. “In these times of scarcity, we should seriously consider multi-sectoral involvement, strengthening health systems, integration of HIV interventions and decentralization of services into conventional and non-conventional settings. Equally important is the collection of strategic information coupled with monitoring and evaluation,” Minnis said. He urged PANCAP to concentrate on new developing strategies, strengthening existing successful ones and accelerating the pace of the Caribbean’s fight against the epidemic. Julius Timothy, Minister of Health of Dominica said the extent to which countries could create enabling environments, increase access by key populations and slow new HIV infections required the support, solidarity and the creative energies of PANCAP. He advised that in a time of economic recession, the Caribbean must ensure that it shaped international investments in the region’s own image to better own the outcomes. “National success says something about the region much like national shortcomings. We must therefore be prepared to support each other as countries,” Timothy said.Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Syracuse thriving when faced with man-down situations

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first_img Published on September 4, 2017 at 8:10 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Usually when a team loses a man to a red card, it plays more reserved. It packs the penalty area to compensate for having fewer players in an attempt to stop the opposition from scoring. Syracuse does the opposite.Twice this season, a player for No. 8 Syracuse (3-0-1) has been sent off after a red card. Both times, SU either trailed or had been tied with its opponent. After the red cards, extra offensive pushes have translated to nearly 37 shutout minutes of defense and two goals — 25 percent of the team’s total goals this season.“We played our best soccer a goal down and a man-down,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said after SU tied Princeton on Friday. “… When you’re behind and you’re down … those emotions, you have nothing to lose. It becomes a lot easier.”Tied 1-1 against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Aug. 27, Syracuse’s Sondre Norheim was sent off with a red card just 42 seconds before the end of regulation. Thirteen seconds later, the Orange made an offensive push and freshman Petter Stangeland scored what became the game-winning goal.In the next contest, Princeton clung to a one-goal lead over Syracuse, which had yet to score a goal. The Tigers mirrored Syracuse’s 3-5-2 formation, which forced SU to attempt riskier passes and hope for open space. That “disjointed” play, as McIntyre called it, led to missed opportunities and a one-goal deficit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA later Princeton corner kick ended with a collision between junior defender Kamal Miller and another Princeton player. The referee blew his whistle and, as Miller walked by, he said something to the referee.The referee immediately drew the red card from his shorts for abusive language. Down a goal and a player, Syracuse decided to attack and try to tie the game.Rather than using his bench, McIntyre relied on his starters. He immediately subbed back in Johannes Pieles and brought back Hugo Delhommelle after a six-minute rest.“Coach brought us in (after Miller’s red card) and he said, ‘We’re not going to sit back and let them come after us,’” sophomore defender John-Austin Ricks said. “We’re going to come after them.”The offensive push, “twisting” the Princeton defense, McIntyre said, led to players cramping. After a full 90-minute game, all but Stangeland stayed on for the additional two overtime periods.“(When you’re) a man-down,” Delhommelle said, “(the coaches) want us to step up and give a little extra and that’s what I tried to do. Most of the players were cramping at the end, but that’s what we have to do.”With slightly under seven minutes left to play, Ricks found open space. He chipped a shot from about 30 yards out and sent the ball beyond the jumping goalkeeper’s reach to tie the game.Though SU failed to score again, the offense kept the pressure on. After Ricks’ goal, the Orange finished the final 26 minutes outshooting Princeton seven to three and held three to zero advantage in corner kicks.On Sunday night, Syracuse dominated Northwestern. But in the three games prior, the Orange struggled to find its rhythm until late. In the opening game, it took SU 79 minutes before scoring its first goal, and then the game-winner came in overtime.“Traditionally you sit and let the other team have it,” McIntyre said after Princeton. “I’ll be honest with you, today we went the opposite of that and we went brave and we went for the game.“That was when we were the best.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Donald Sterling sues V. Stiviano, TMZ over loss of L.A. Clippers team

By on August 26, 2020

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Billionaire Donald Sterling sued celebrity website TMZ and an ex-girlfriend over the recording of his off-color remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.Sterling’s lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court accused TMZ and V. Stiviano of violating his privacy and causing damage on a “scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude.”The suit is the latest salvo in a legal soap opera that began in April 2014 after the recording caused a firestorm of criticism when the real estate baron was heard whining to Stiviano that she shouldn’t associate with black people.The remarks led the NBA to ban him from the league and ultimately led Sterling’s estranged wife to sell the team owned by a family trust to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion. Shelly Sterling won court approval for the sale by showing her husband of six decades had dementia and couldn’t handle his business affairs.Donald Sterling is suing his wife, the league and two doctors who examined him, claiming in federal court that they conspired to remove him from the team.Despite litigation that put the couple at odds, they made nice during Shelly Sterling’s recent court case that forced Stiviano to relinquish a $1.8 million home and $800,000 in cash, gifts, a Ferrari and other luxury cars Donald Sterling lavished on the younger woman. A judge ruled the items belonged to Shelly Sterling as community property.The recordings of Donald Sterling surfaced just weeks after Shelly Sterling sued Stiviano, claiming she was her husband’s mistress.Stiviano has said Sterling consented to recordings she made on phones while they carried on a sexless relationship. Donald Sterling, however, said in the lawsuit that the “illicit” recordings were secretly made and provided to TMZ by Stiviano “and/or her agents.”Attorney Mac Nehoray, who represented Stiviano in the previous lawsuit, said Sterling doesn’t have a claim to privacy because his insensitive remarks were made in front of Stiviano’s sister.“It’s ridiculous if he says he was damaged by it when he made $2 billion,” Nehoray said. “I think he’s just a litigious person. Unless he has something going on in the public eye, he can’t exist.”The latest suit was lodged two days after Donald Sterling filed for divorce from his wife just weeks shy of their 60th anniversary.TMZ representatives didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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