All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup with convincing win over Australia

first_imgSunday Aug 7, 2011 All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup with convincing win over Australia There was a special feeling at Eden Park as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 30-14 in front of an expectant Auckland crowd, retaining the Bledisloe Cup and putting themselves in a great position to take the 2011 Tri Nations title. Yesterday there were a number on internationals taking place, with some sides looking more impressive than others. In fact, perhaps the All Blacks (of the New Zealand variety) were the only side that looked like anything worthy of taking the big title in a few months time. They’re yards ahead of the opposition at this stage. But, that is what these warm up games, and the Tri Nations, are all about. The Wallabies were outplayed, and despite scoring a brilliant try through Digby Ioane, and a consolation try to flatter the scoreline, they were off the pace. New Zealand on the other hand, looked possessed, tackling everything that moved. They made 116 tackles, missing just 21. Conrad Smith was playing on another level, while for Australia, Will Genia and Quade Cooper seemed anonymous behind a pack that wasn’t getting much go-forward. In many ways it looked like a dress rehearsal for the World Cup for them, and if they play like for the next two months, will be very tough to beat in front of their home crowd. Maintaining that level of intensity will be the challenge, and a fascinating prospect for rugby fans around the globe. For now though, they’re in the driving seat of this Tri Nations campaign, way out in front on 9 points having played two and won two. They will play South Africa in two weeks time, before returning to New Zealand to face the Wallabies again on 27 August. We’ll have highlights of the rest of yesterday’s games shortly.Time: 04:05 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Tri Nations 2011 Related Articles 511 WEEKS AGO The Wallabies take the Tri Nations in thriller… 512 WEEKS AGO Springboks get morale boosting win over the… 512 WEEKS AGO Courageous Wallabies beat the Springboks… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Queens receives its largest ever legacy

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Queen’s University Belfast has received its largest ever charitable legacy of £3.2 million for cardiovascular research.The donor was Carol Crozier, a graduate of Queens whose father was a staff member and doctor, Dr Thomas Crozier. Ms Crozier’s brother had left her his estate in 2007 and since then she had been providing support to medical causes at Queens. When Ms Crozier died last year the legacy gift was made to Queens.Queens say that 131 people have pledged a gift to the university in their will while 1,205 have expressed an interest in leaving a charitable bequest.Fundraising income for Queens was down considerably last year compared to the year before, from nearly £15 million in 2015 to just under £8 million in 2016. While donations from individuals, at around £1 million stayed steady over the two years, income from foundations and legacies fell from £12.4 million to £3.4 million. Corporate income was up last year to £2.6 million from over £1 million in 2015. Legacies (which don’t include the most recent large legacy) more than doubled to £770,000.The university’s current campaign is Vision 2020 which seeks to raise £350 million.More on legaciesLegacy income forecast predicts rise to £3.26bn by 2021 Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 October 2017 | News Queens receives its largest ever legacy Photo: Queens University Belfast by theapothecaryguy on Flickr.com  91 total views,  1 views today Legacy income grows 6.3% in past 12 months as growth flattens Donations to UK universities rise above £1bn for first time Tagged with: legacy fundraising Northern Ireland Research / statistics  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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21-year-old Man Missing in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News Business News Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old man who has been missing since Monday night.The man, last seen around 8 p.m. at Las Encinas Hospital on East Del Mar Blvd., is being considered a missing “at risk” person. Police said Nathan Naviaser is suffering from a mood disorder and is possibly bi-polar.Pasadena Police detectives described Naviaser as Caucasian, with brown curly hair and brown eyes. He is five feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sports coat and black shirt, blue jeans, a black beanie and had no shoes on.Anyone who knows about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501 or call 911. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 21-year-old Man Missing in Pasadena Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 1:28 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Dig deep for Limerick’s Dreamland

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsDig deep for Limerick’s DreamlandBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2015 1170 WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Cllr Jerry O’Dea is shown the plans by Shay Kinsella of Share A Dream on site at Park Point on the Dublin Road.Picture: Keith Wisemanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Jerry O’Dea is shown the plans by Shay Kinsella of Share A Dream on site at Park Point on the Dublin Road.Picture: Keith WisemanLIMERICK people are being urged to help raise €1 million to make dreams a reality for over 12,000 sick and disabled children in the Mid-West.After bringing a little magic into the lives of 24,500 children in the last 25 years, the Limerick-based Share A Dream Foundation has now embarked on its biggest venture yet.Currently being built at Park Point on the Dublin Road, Dreamland will be Ireland’s first ever fully accessible and all-inclusive play centre for sick and disabled children and their siblings. Designed to reflect a child’s idea of a magical place, it is envisaged that this project will provide a haven for children to have fun and let their imagination run wild.“All children have a right to play and it’s essential to their all-round emotional and physical wellbeing, especially for children with a disability,” Share A Dream founder Shay Kinsella explained.“However, if you visit any playground or play centre in Ireland and see the total lack of inclusive play opportunities available to disabled children to play, it is non-existent. This is heartbreaking for the disabled child, siblings and parent, as having a disabled child is a disabled family. Please, help us change this,” he pleaded.The charity are now calling on the Limerick and Mid-West community to get behind this wonderful project and help make a difference in the lives of over the 12,000 disabled children in this region.With the support of the HSE, JP McManus Foundation, Department of Children and the goodwill of countless volunteers, this project is now at the halfway point. But more is needed.“We’ve raised € 1 million ourselves but we still need to raise another million. We know that the Limerick people have big hearts and will want to see this project completed.“It’s a wonderful good news story for Limerick reaching out a hand of love and friendship and showing thousands of sick and disabled children that they are not forgotten in Limerick and we care deeply,” said Shay.Share a Dream are now asking people, from children to workers to corporate heads, to help them recognise the “right to play for all children” by joining the #Dreamland Challenge. To make a donation or for details on sponsoring an event email [email protected] Alternatively, text ‘BEEP’ to 50300 and donate €4. Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSDreamlandJP McManus FoundationlimerickShare a Dream Foundation Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleRent freeze to bring savings and certainty to Limerick tenantsNext articleLimerick men urged to mind their mental health Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printlast_img read more

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SC Issues Notice On Plea Against 12% Maratha Reservation In Medical, Dental PG Admissions For 2020-21; Lists Main Challenge To SEBC Act On July 7

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea Against 12% Maratha Reservation In Medical, Dental PG Admissions For 2020-21; Lists Main Challenge To SEBC Act On July 7 Mehal Jain9 Jun 2020 5:17 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday, while considering a petition challenging the SEBC reservations (i.e Reservation of 12% of Maratha community) in Medical and Dental PG admissions in the State of Maharashtra, issued notice, and also directed all the connected matters including the main challenge to SEBC Act to be listed on 7th July 2020 for final hearing. The State of Maharashtra issued…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday, while considering a petition challenging the SEBC reservations (i.e Reservation of 12% of Maratha community) in Medical and Dental PG admissions in the State of Maharashtra, issued notice, and also directed all the connected matters including the main challenge to SEBC Act to be listed on 7th July 2020 for final hearing. The State of Maharashtra issued notice dated 13.04.2020 and has re-started the admission process to Medical and Dental PG courses for the academic year 2020-2021. Due to SEBC reservation prescribing 12% reservation to Maratha community in education, the meritorious students of open category are suffering in extreme as their chances of getting admission in Medical PG Course are minimised despite they having higher scores than others. It was stated by the counsel for the Petitioners, Mr. Amit Anand Tiwari and Mr. Vivek Singh, that reservation in the higher education above 50% seats should not be allowed and is unconstitutional. Reservation in speciality and super speciality courses above 50% is against the law and the concept of merit and cannot be permitted. The petitioners, who are MBBS doctors of State of Maharashtra and have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET- PG 2020) with high merit, have approached the Court against violation of their fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14,16, 19 of the Constitution of India. It is stated that the application of SEBC reservations (i.e. Reservation of 12% of Maratha community) in Medical PG admissions has led to gross injustice and unequal treatment to the open category meritorious students of Maharashtra, who can now compete only on the reduced 26% seats in PG admission as 74% of seats in the state are reserved. The reservation in State has seriously prejudiced the meritorious candidates in the open category and has jeopardised their future. The challenge to SEBC reservation is pending hearing before the Apex Court and it appears that the disposal of the said SLP will take some time due to COVID-19 pandemic. In these exigencies, the petitioners are constrained to approach the Court on urgent basis for seeking an order to the effect that the SEBC reservation should not be made applicable to the admission to Post Graduate Medical & Dental Courses in the State of Maharashtra for the academic year 2020-2021. “This Hon’ble Court time and again in catena of decisions has held that at the highest levels of medical education excellence cannot be compromised to the detriment of the nation. Admissions to the highest available medical courses in the country at the super speciality levels, where even the facilities for training are limited, must be given only on the basis of competitive merit. There can be no relaxation at this level. This Hon’ble Court observed that at the highest scales of speciality, the best skill or talent must be hand-picked by selection according to capability. Losing a potential great scientist or technologist would be a national loss. That is why the Court observed that the higher the level of education the lesser should be the reservation”, it is advanced. The plea asserts that the framers of our Constitution had never visualised the misuse of reservation at the hand of political parties to such an extent wherein the competitiveness of an open category student (general category) has been reduced only to 26% of seats in PG Medical courses. It is pointed out that till 2018 the reservation in the State of Maharashtra was 52%. Thereafter, EWS reservation of 10% and Maratha reservation of 12% was added in 2019. It is submitted that the petitioners who had taken admission in MBBS in or before 2018 cannot be subjected to these additional reservations which came into force in 2019. It is submitted that it would be extremely unfair and a grave violation of principles of natural justice to the petitioner who admitted themselves in MBBS course under 52% reservation policy of the state with legitimate expectation to compete under 48% seats in PG but are forced to compete only under 26% seats for PG admissions due to subsequent reservation policy. “The application of the additional reservation is disadvantageous and should be made applicable to the students who have taken admission in MBBS in 2019 onward”, it is sought. The petitioners beg the Court to look into the precarious situation of the open category students whose rights under article 14, 16 & 19 are grossly violated and pray to safeguard the jeopardised future of the petitioners. The State of Maharashtra notified ‘Maharashtra State Reservation (of seats for admission in educational institutions in the State and for appointments in the public services and posts under the State) for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018’ prescribing 16% reservation in education and Government Jobs for Maratha community. It is narrated that several Writ Petitions had been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the Constitutional Validity of Maharashtra State Reservation for Seats for Admission in Educational Institutions in the State and for appointments in the public services and posts under the State (for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes) SEBC Act, 2018. The High Court vide Judgment dated 27/06/2019 upheld the provisions of Maharashtra State Reservation for Seats for Admission in Educational Institutions in the State and for appointments in the public services and posts under the State (for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes) SEBC Act 2018 and recommended the quantum of 12% to be reserved for Marathas in education. Pursuant to the aforesaid judgment, the SEBC act was amended and reservation for Maratha community in education was reduced from 16% to 12%. Thus the total reservation in education in State of Maharashtra is about 74% which comprises of: (i) Schedule Caste-13%, (ii) Schedule Tribe – 7%, (iii) Other Backward Class – 19%, (iv) Special Backward Class- 2%, (v) Vimukta Jati- 3%, (vi) Nomadic Tribes B – 2.5%, (vii) Dhangar-(Nomadic Tribes C- 3.5%, (viii) Vanjari-(Nomadic Tribes D – 2%, (ix) Maratha-12% and (x) Economically backward in the unreserved category-10%. “This leaves 26% seats for open category candidates. The 74% reservation in the State of Maharashtra in Medical & Dental PG Courses is in violation of catena of judgments of this Hon’ble Court wherein it had been categorically held that there cannot be reservation at the highest levels of medical education, as excellence cannot be compromised to the detriment of the nation”, the petitioners argue. It is advanced that several Special Leave petitions were filed challenging the aforesaid judgment dated 27.06.2019 and the Supreme Court vide order dated 12.07.2019 and other connected petitions had passed the following order: “Permission to file SLP is granted. Impleadment allowed. Issue notice. Issue notice on the prayer for interim relief also, returnable in two weeks. We have heard learned counsel for the parties, we make it clear that the action taken pursuant to the order of the High Court shall be subject to the result of the special leave petitions. However, we make it clear that the order of the High Court or the reservation in question shall not have any retrospective effect.” The petition contends that in the meanwhile, process of admission to Post Graduate Medical and Dental Courses i.e. NEET 50 % State Quota in State of Maharashtra for the academic year 2020-2021 were underway and the first Selection List was to be published on 04.04.2020, when the counselling was postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. The plea avers that vide notice dated 13.04.2020 issued a revised schedule for admission where by the admission process to State Quota seats in Maharashtra has been started and the 1st selection list of State Quota would be released on 24/04/2020. It is submitted that due to the discrimination made to the open category students by way of SEBC reservations, the merit would receive a set-back as the chance of open category student securing a seat in Post Graduate Medical admissions has been minimized to only 26% of seats. The petition stated that since the SEBC Act is under challenge before the Apex Court and unless and until this Court sets aside this discriminatory reservation act, the open category students will continue to suffer. Since the hearing in the SLP is not expected soon due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is prayed to the Court to direct the respondents that the provisions of ‘Maharashtra State Reservation (of seats for admission in educational institutions in the State and for appointments in the public services and posts under the State) for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018’ should not be made applicable to the admission to Post Graduate Medical & Dental Courses in the State of Maharashtra for the academic year 2020-2021. Next Storylast_img read more

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PSNI and Gardai conduct search of land at Killea Reservoir

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter PSNI and Gardai conduct search of land at Killea Reservoir Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+ By News Highland – December 8, 2020 Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit, with support from An Garda Siochana, have conducted a search of land at the Killea Reservoir on the border of Derry and Donegal.Police say this is part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA.Derry City and Strabane Area Coordinator Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones said the search operation today covered a large area of land at the Reservoir and officers from the Police Service were supported by colleagues from An Garda Siochana. Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleValuable oyster bags stolen at Inch IslandNext articleTD welcomes almost €3m Bonus pay to Donegal PUP recipients News Highland last_img read more

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Passenger seriously injured in south Inishowen crash

first_img Twitter Gardaí in Buncrana are seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision in Burnfoot. The crash happened yesterday evening at around 6.10pm in the town land of Tieveban.The car is believed to have been travelling from the Burnfoot direction towards Tooban Upper when it collided with a tree.There were three occupants in the car at the time of the collision and one of the passengers sustained serious injuries.If anyone was in that area and witnessed anything that would assist Gardaí with their investigation or if anyone was on that stretch of road and had dash cam footage we would ask that they contact Buncrana Gardaí on 074-9320540. Facebook Passenger seriously injured in south Inishowen crash Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – June 9, 2020 WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleStill time to ‘salvage Donegal summer season’Next articleHarps Looking Forward as Football Inches Towards Restart News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestlast_img read more

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Seattle Seahawks trade Michael Bennett to Philadelphia Eagles, Richard Sherman could be next

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Seahawks may be preparing to mark the end of their Legion of Boom era, as they traded away one member of their star defense on Wednesday, and reports indicate another could be on the way out next.ESPN reports that defensive end Michael Bennett will be sent to the Philadelphia Eagles, along with a seventh-round draft pick. In return, Seattle will get a fifth-round draft pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson. The Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were also in the running to acquire Bennett, ESPN says. The teams can’t officially announce the trade until March 14, when the 2018 league year starts. Bennett joins an organization that is supportive of players engaging in social and political advocacy. Bennett sat during the national anthem last season to protest social issues. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is a co-leader of the Players Coalition, which has worked with the league to encourage players to contribute to their local communities. Eagles defensive end Chris Long and wide receiver Torrey Smith have also been among the most socially active players in the league.Bennett, 33, registered 8.5 sacks last year, despite dealing with knee injuries and a torn plantar fascia in his foot.Earlier in the day, Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane tweeted a vague statement that seemed to indicate cornerback Richard Sherman would not return to the team. While there is no indication that a trade involving Sherman is close, the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the cornerback was scheduled to meet with members of the team’s front office to discuss his future.The Seahawks have featured one of the league’s best defenses for most of the past five years — winning Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. Over the last two years, however, Sherman and Bennett, as well as defensive standouts Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, have dealt with injuries that have kept them off the field for extended periods.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Seattle Seahawks trade Michael Bennett to Philadelphia Eagles, Richard Sherman could be next Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Speech: Recognising ECOWAS and Civil Society’s Role in Resolving Crisis in Guinea-Bissau

first_imgThank you Mr President, and thanks to SRSG Toure and the other briefers for sharing their views and insights.The situation in Guinea Bissau is concerning. It is not the first country in the world to experience a political impasse. But it is a country still emerging from serious instability and violence in its recent past.This political impasse has prevented progress on reforms that are critical to addressing key conflict risks in Guinea Bissau. The situation is only likely to become more volatile as we move towards elections. We have already seen violent confrontations between demonstrators and police, and witnessed worrying efforts to curb political freedoms. Economic growth is at risk and a serious deterioration in stability would be deeply damaging for development and human rights. The illicit economy and transnational organised crime risk becoming further entrenched – with global implications. More broadly, instability in Guinea Bissau will affect the wider region, which over the last year has been, for the most part, the site of positive political progress.Mr President,The United Kingdom welcomes the leadership shown by the West African region, particularly through ECOWAS. It has shown persistence and patience; this is a crisis that started in 2015. It brokered the Conakry Agreement 15 months ago. It has agreed to countless communiques and published innumerable statements. It has sent numerous high level delegations to Guinea Bissau – three in the last six months alone.But now those most responsible for Guinea Bissau’s crisis responded with stubborn refusal to give ground and find compromise.Therefore, it is understandable that the region’s patience has worn thin. ECOWAS has now forced to sanctions against individuals deemed responsible for impeding implementation of the Conakry Agreement. The African Union PSC has endorsed this move. The United Kingdom supports ECOWAS decision and we urge the Security Council and the whole international community to remain united in support of ECOWAS efforts.We also believe it is important to recognise the bold efforts of civil society in Guinea Bissau to resolve the crisis. In particular, the mediation efforts led by the Women Facilitator’s Group were an encouraging initiative and we welcome the support given to them by the UN.As set out in resolution 2343, political support from UNIOGBIS for efforts towards implementation on the Conakry Agreement should be a priority for UNIOGBIS. The key next step remains appointment of a consensus Prime Minister so that preparations can go ahead for legislative elections in 2018, as per the country’s constitution.As we open discussions on its renewal, the UK will focus on ensuring the Mission’s mandate responds to the political reality on the ground today and that it is focused on the highest priority needs.Mr President,Guinea Bissau’s people watched the country emerge from a period of instability but then found their hopes for democracy obstructed by a political knot which their own leaders tied. Support from the region and the international community to prevent the country from backsliding further will not succeed until those who tied the knot untangle it. We hope that good sense, compromise and a commitment to Guinea Bissau’s future prevails.Thank you.last_img read more

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Press release: International Development Secretary calls on the global community to ‘end the cycle of crisis’ in Somalia

first_img Telephone 020 7023 0600 54,000 children will be treated for severe acute malnutrition; 157,480 people will receive emergency water and sanitation; 400,000 people will be treated by emergency health services, including cholera prevention, measles vaccination and life-saving primary health care services; 212,315 children and 53,333 pregnant and nursing mothers will receive treatment for moderate acute malnutrition; Multi-purpose cash transfers will be collected by 676,920 people; And 9,850 households will be able to support a harvest thanks to agricultural and pastoral livelihood support packages, including delivery of 300 water bladders and 500,000 animals in 25,000 households. Email [email protected] Last year the UK stood up and called for international action at a landmark conference to agree critical help for the people of Somalia. Together, we helped avert a famine and saved thousands of lives. But drought continues to haunt Somalia, where today half the population is hungry and at risk of disease. The job is not yet done. Drought and famine do not have to go hand-in-hand. We must harness the potential of new ideas to build future-proof resilience against drought – and end the cycle of crisis. We cannot let the world forget Somalia. It’s not just the right thing to do – we are all less safe when hunger and poverty are free to feed extremism and mass irregular migration. EndsNotes to Editors:Today’s event, which is taking place at the Department for International Development, will be opened by International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Gamal Hassan, the Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Harriett Baldwin, the Minister for Africa, will also be in attendance, as will Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.Today’s £24.6million funding package will be allocated as follows and will be spent before the end of March 2018, to ensure urgent delivery: General media queries (24 hours) If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. This £24.6million package from the Crisis Reserve Fund will be delivered through The United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Norwegian Refugee Council – this package announced today brings the total UK contribution to the 2018 Humanitarian Response to £85.65million.This includes the £21million announced by the Secretary of State in January, £40million already allocated within the DFID Somalia Country Programme, and an additional £24.6million made available today from the UK Government Crisis Reserve.The Crisis Reserve was designed to enable the UK to scale up support in humanitarian crises such as this one.The £21million announced in December and the emergency £25million from the Crisis Reserve will be released before the end of March – ensuring that funds are already available in the system to support early intervention.All of these funds will be managed and disbursed through DFID’s existing Somalia Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (SHARP). The International Development Secretary will today announce a further emergency package to get urgently needed medical, nutritional, health and livelihood support to the country, including to 54,000 children who will be treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition.The package will be distributed before the end of March 2018, to ensure urgent delivery of these life-saving services.UN humanitarian chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said: International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will tell an audience of global donors today that while swift action last year saved thousands of lives and held-off famine in Somalia, “the job is not yet done”.At an event co-hosted by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Development Secretary will praise the efforts of the international community in 2017 – but call for continued global support for the 5.4 million people in need living in Somalia.Six years ago Somalia was ravaged by a deadly famine which killed 260,000 people – half of those who died were children.With extreme weathers and an unprecedented fourth consecutive year of poor rain forecast for the country, Ms Mordaunt will today deliver the stark warning that half the population is still hungry and at risk of disease – and will call on global partners to generate innovative ideas for building long-term resilience to drought.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: Last year, more than US$90 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund were released to mitigate against the worsening food security situation in Somalia. Thanks to generous and timely contributions from the UK and other donors, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund is this year already programming $22 million for life-saving support. The CERF is also stepping up quickly with complementary, time-critical and life-saving funding which will help minimize further displacement of people in Somalia and other risks caused by the drought.last_img read more

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