Assistant Professor of Economics, Tenure Track (Joint Appointment, Environmental Sustainability and

first_imgOpen Date12/18/2020 Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementWriting SampleOptional DocumentsScholarly PublicationsTeaching EvaluationsOther DocumentSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Duties and Responsibilities Department Name Qualifications Close Date Position Number Location CodeSCH OF ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY (03250A) Job TypeFull-Time Job TitleAssistant Professor of Economics, Tenure Track (JointAppointment, Environmental Sustainability and Business) Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter ofinterest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a teachingstatement with materials demonstrating teaching expertise, aresearch statement, samples of scholarly writing, and the names andcontact information for at least two letters of recommendation towww.careers.luc.edu. Please address questions to:Dr. Richard (Max) MelstromSchool of Environmental SustainabilityLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan Rd.Chicago, IL [email protected] of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, weseek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan todeliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Inorder to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidatesshould consult our website athttp://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. Forinformation about the university’s focus on transformativeeducation, please consult our website athttp://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women,minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especiallyencouraged. Posting Details Job NumberNew The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in economics,agricultural economics, applied economics, ecological economics,resource economics, public policy, or a closely related field, anactive research agenda addressing contemporary complex andinterrelated economic, social and environmental problems, and astrong commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate willwork across disciplinary lines, bridging environmental science andeconomics scholarship in a research university setting. Evidence ofinterdisciplinary research or demonstrated recognition of the rolecoupled human and natural systems have in social welfare orsocioeconomic outcomes is desirable. Experience overcoming orhelping others overcome barriers to degree completion or anacademic career is also desirable. Our preferred candidate willconduct empirical research on topics relevant to ecological andpublic economics. The candidate must share Loyola UniversityChicago’s Jesuit commitment to social justice, care for our commonhome, and walking with the excluded, ideally evidenced throughtheir research, teaching and/or service. Candidates for theposition should have a record of or clear potential fordistinguished scholarship, external research funding, and studentmentorship. CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Working Conditionscenter_img Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Open Until FilledYes Position Details Ph.D. in economics, agricultural economics, applied economics,ecological economics, resource economics, public policy, or aclosely related field Position TitleAssistant Professor of Economics, Tenure Track (JointAppointment, Environmental Sustainability and Business) FLSA StatusExempt Physical Demands Number of Vacancies1 Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14801 Is this split and/or fully grant funded?Yes Organizational LocationPROVOST Position End Date Loyola University Chicago’s ( LUC ) School of EnvironmentalSustainability ( SES ) and Quinlan School of Business ( QSB )invites applications for a 50/50 jointly appointed full-time,tenure-track endowed position at the as AssistantProfessor/Advanced Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2021. SESand QSB are strong partners in cross-school curricular developmentand research, and this position will further strengthen theinterdisciplinary research team in environmental economics. Pleasevisit http://www.luc.edu/sustainability/index.shtml for moreinformation about the SES, andhttps://www.luc.edu/quinlan/index.shtml for more information aboutthe QSB .The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationallyrenowned research program that leads to high quality journalpublications with a focus on environmental, ecological and publiceconomics. Teaching responsibilities shall include two courses persemester, including ecological economics and public economics.Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to collaboratewith current faculty in interdisciplinary research, strengthenconnections across SES and QSB, and secure external funding. Special Instructions to Applicantslast_img read more

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Leahy, Sanders, Collins, others propose MAPLE Act

first_imgUS Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation Thursday to make the fraudulent sale of maple syrup a felony offense.  The legislation is cosponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  The bill is called the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement (MAPLE) Act. ‘Vermonters take pride in the natural products our state produces, and I have been alarmed by the growing number of individuals and businesses claiming to sell Vermont maple syrup when they are in fact selling an inferior product that is not maple syrup at all,’ said Leahy.  ‘This is fraud, plain and simple, and it undermines a key part of Vermont’s economy.  I know that hardworking syrup producers in Maine, New York and other states have been similarly hurt by this crime.  Our bill will deter this criminal conduct.’ ‘Maine is the third largest producer of pure maple syrup in the country, producing more than 360,000 gallons this year, and bringing in nearly $11 million to our state each year,’ said Collins.  ‘Fake labeling not only hurts this growing agricultural industry, but also defrauds consumers who have the right to know exactly what they are purchasing.’ ‘We are very proud of the high-quality maple syrup produced in Vermont,’  said Sanders.  ‘Some of us think it’s the best in the world. We think it is terribly wrong for people to produce a phony product and call it Vermont maple syrup.’ The MAPLE Act creates a felony offense carrying a five-year maximum penalty for fraudulently selling maple syrup that is not, in fact, maple syrup.  Under current law, the sale of this fraudulent maple syrup is only a misdemeanor offense carrying only on a one-year penalty.  Vermont U.S. Attorney Tris Coffin recently sought an indictment against a Rhode Island man who, as revealed by a Food and Drug Administration investigation, was selling cane sugar-based syrup as ‘maple’ syrup. The MAPLE Act is cosponsored by New York Senators Chuck Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D). # # # # # Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.),Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee,On Introduction of The MAPLE ActOctober 20, 2011 I am pleased to be joined by Senators Collins, Schumer, Sanders and Gillibrand as we introduce this legislation to hold accountable those criminals who fraudulently sell what they call ‘maple’ syrup.  Vermont iconic maple syrup — painstakingly produced, and prized across the Nation and beyond — is one of our state’s fine, high-quality, natural products.  I have been alarmed by the growing number of individuals and businesses claiming to sell genuine Vermont maple syrup when they are in fact selling an inferior product that is not maple syrup at all.  This is fraud, plain and simple, and it undermines a key part of Vermont’s economy and reputation for quality that has been hard-earned through Vermonters’ hard work.  I know that diligent syrup producers in Maine, New York and other states have been similarly hurt by this crime.  Our bill, the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement — or ‘MAPLE’ Act — will deter this criminal conduct. The MAPLE Act creates a felony offense with a five-year maximum penalty for fraudulently selling a product purported to be maple syrup that is not, in fact, maple syrup.  Under current law, doing so is only a misdemeanor offense with a one year penalty. The sale of fraudulent maple syrup is a real problem facing consumers and producers.  Recently, Vermont U.S. Attorney Tris Coffin sought an indictment after a Food and Drug Administration investigation revealed that a Rhode Island man had been selling cane sugar-based syrup as ‘maple’ syrup and representing to consumers that the syrup was authentic.  The legislation we introduce today will more effectively protect consumers and the maple industry by punishing and deterring this deceptive conduct. Vermonters ‘ and consumers across the country ‘ should be confident that when they buy food, they know exactly what they are getting.  The fines that may result from criminal violations under current law are often not enough to protect the public from harmful or fraudulent products.  Too often, those who are willing to endanger our livelihoods in pursuit of their profits see fines as just a cost of doing business.  We need to make sure that those who intentionally deceive consumers get a trip to jail, not a slap on the wrist.  Schemers should not easily be able to sully the seal of quality that is associated with genuine Vermont maple syrup. I have a longstanding commitment to comprehensive food safety and food integrity reforms, and our work is not done.  Earlier this year, the Senate unanimously passed my Food Safety Accountability Act, which would hold those criminals who intentionally poison our food supply accountable for their crimes.  I urge the House to pass that noncontroversial bill, and I hope that all Senators will join us in supporting the MAPLE Act.WASHINGTON (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011) ‘  # # # # #last_img read more

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IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods chase $1,000 top checks at Fall Challenge

first_imgWEBSTER CITY, Iowa – One thousand dollar checks go to both the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winners at Hamilton County Speedway’s Saturday, Sept. 26 Fall Challenge.The Modified event is a 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $750 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $250.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be given in all four divisions. Modified and Hobby Stock drivers also earn regional points.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students ages 6-15 and free for kids five and under. Pit passes are $30. Entry fees of $60 for the Modifieds, $50 for the Northern SportMods and $35 for the Hobby Stocks include the driver’s pit pass.Pit passes are $15 for the Friday, Sept. 25 test and tune session from 7-9 p.m.Gates at Webster City open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. on race day. The 5:30 p.m. drivers’ meeting will be followed by hot laps and the first heat race.More information us available from promoter Jason Vansickel at 515 835-9686 or 515 832-5382, on Facebook and at the www.hamiltoncountyspeedway.com website.last_img read more

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Kenin stuns Barty to reach Aussie Open final

first_imgRelatedPosts New South Wales offers to host Australian Open as Melbourne battles COVID-19 spike Federer out of tennis until 2021 Nadal switches attention to 2021 season American 14th seed Sofia Kenin stunned home favourite Ashleigh Barty to reach her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open. Barty was looking to become the first Australian woman to make the final in Melbourne since Wendy Turnbull in 1980 and, as the top seed and world No 1, expectations were sky high. But 21-year-old American Kenin had other ideas and she took advantage of Barty’s understandable edginess on a steaming hot Rod Laver Arena to win 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. Barty had two set points in both sets but could not convert any of them and Kenin reeled off the final four games of the match. “She’s such a tough player, she’s playing really amazing and I knew I really needed to find a way to win,” said Kenin. “She came up with some really great shots, it was really tough. There’s a reason why she’s world number one. I’m just so thankful for this.” The Russian-born Floridian, who had never had been past the fourth round at a major tournament until now, could scarcely believe what she had achieved, and this victory will be enough to take her into the top 10 whatever happens on Saturday. Barty could not pull away from Kenin, though, seeing three break points come and go at 3-2 and then a lead evaporate in the tie-break. Barty had two set points at 6-4 but tightened up and her opponent took full advantage, winning the last four points. She burst onto the scene in 2019 by winning three singles titles, upsetting Serena Williams in the third round at the French Open, and soaring from No 52 to No 12 in the rankings. She didn’t face a seeded player in this tournament until Thursday, but did eliminate 15-year-old sensation Coco Gauff in the fourth round. Kenin’s talent and competitive nature marked her out from an early age so it was no surprise to see her rise to the occasion on the biggest day of her tennis life. As the temperature soared to 38 degrees, it was Barty who made the move in the second set with a break for 2-1, the baking fans on Rod Laver Arena willing her on. Serving for the match at 5-4 she was poised to push the contest to a decider but again was unable to play freely and Kenin, whose speed of foot is matched by her speed of thought, continued to make life difficult. The American saved two set points before retrieving the break and kept her foot on the accelerator to take her second match point.Tags: Ashleigh BartyAustralian OpenSofia Keninlast_img read more

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Do A’s have secret bullpen weapon vs. Yankees in AL Wild Card game?

first_imgIt’s been almost four years to the day since Yusmeiro Petit played a huge role in keeping the Giants postseason alive. Can he do the same for the A’s on Wednesday night?It’s anyone’s guess as to how or even if A’s manager Bob Melvin will use Petit in the American League Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium. But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest Petit would be up to any challenge.As Melvin plots his bullpen usage after opener Liam Hendriks, Petit becomes an attractive option based on how he’s …last_img read more

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Appreciate Your Gifts

first_img Microsoft has a novel take on human beings: use them as antennas.  Live Science reported that since the human body gives off detectable electromagnetic signals, the signals could be harnessed to create a home automation system that learns the layout of the house, then automatically responds to the body.  Some day you might turn on lights when you walk into a room, use gestures to turn up the thermostat or control the volume of music, or operate appliances without knobs or switches.     The human body is a natural antenna, the article said.  “It reliably picks up the electromagnetic signals that emanate from all electrical systems and appliances in the home.  These ambient signals can be used to create an affordable home automation system that controls household electronics with a pat on the wall or even a simple hand gesture.”     Many are already familiar with the Wii and Kinect game consoles that respond to body movements, and light switches that respond to hand clapping.  Tapping into human electromagnetic signals opens up new vistas.  The possibilities for “controller free living” are virtually limitless, reporter Leslie Meredith said.     A visitor from the past would probably worry he was seeing witchcraft if a wave of the hand could turn on the lights – but it would just be a clever application of manipulating plain old natural forces, like the old theremin musical instrument that fascinated 1920s viewers with music made by a wave of the hand (see Theremin World).  When humans can get cats to respond to gestures, then they’ll really have something. Math brain:  Studies of Amazon tribespeople show that they have an innate understanding of Euclidean geometry, even without ever learning it at school.  For the BBC News, Jason Palmer reported, “Tests given to an Amazonian tribe called the Mundurucu suggest thatour intuitions about geometry are innate.”     People in the Mundurucu tribe only have approximations for numbers, and no language for geometry, but they showed comparable skill to French and US schoolchildren, even exceeding them in some ways.     The researchers believe this shows that geometry is intuitive for humans: “they seemed to have an intuition about lines and geometric shapes without formal education or even the relevant words.”  They even grasped some non-Euclidean geometry better than some westerners, such as understanding that parallel lines on a sphere can intersect. Baby skill set:  Live Science posted a gallery of “Nine Brainy Baby Abilities,” including innate knowledge of social power, mind meld with dogs, following others’ moods, dancing, mimicking, learning during sleep, rudimentary math abilities, ability to learn language, and innate ability to judge character. Infant rationality:  A study in Science was titled, “Pure Reasoning in 12-Month-Old Infants as Probabilistic Inference.”1  Whether they can or Kant make a Critique of Pure Reason is a question for philosophers.  The abstract said, Many organisms can predict future events from the statistics of past experience, but humans also excel at making predictions by pure reasoning: integrating multiple sources of information, guided by abstract knowledge, to form rational expectations about novel situations, never directly experienced.  Here, we show that this reasoning is surprisingly rich, powerful, and coherent even in preverbal infants.  When 12-month-old infants view complex displays of multiple moving objects, they form time-varying expectations about future events that are asystematic and rational function of several stimulus variables. See also the Live Science review of this paper.  It commented that robot designers have biomimetics on their brain: “The goal, [Joshua] Tenenbaum [MIT] said, is a sort of‘reverse engineering’ of infant cognition that might help robotics developers build machines that interact with the world more like the human brain does.” Beautiful brain:  Behind the outward shows of rationality are amazing cells.  Science Dailyposted a color picture of the brain’s most common cell, the astrocyte.  “Long considered to be little more than putty in the brain and spinal cord, the star-shaped astrocyte has found new respect among neuroscientists who have begun to recognize its many functions in the brain, not to mention its role in a range of disorders of the central nervous system.”  A group of researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconsin has now succeeded in culturing some of these cells in a lab dish.     Other animals have astrocytes, don’t they?  “Astrocytes, some studies suggest, may even play a role in human intelligence given that their volume is much greater in the human brain than any other species of animal,” the article answered.  They are involved in every brain function. Blind as a bat:  The BBC News, Medical Xpress and Live Science discussed how the blind can develop a sixth sense, a kind of echolocation, that helps them navigate in the absence of vision. “Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to ‘see’ where things are and to navigate their environment,” Live Science said.  “Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds.”     In fact, even sighted people can learn how to echolocate.  This raises the interesting idea that humans are “over-engineered” for perception, but through lack of practice fail to use all the latent abilities available to them. Power stroke:  When you switch from walking to running, your body switches gears.  The power in walking comes from the hips, but when running, the body switches to get its power from the ankles, an article on PhysOrg discussed.  Researchers at North Carolina State measured this “tradeoff” that occurs automatically; humans just take it in stride. We like to showcase stories of amazing animals, but humans are special, too.  What animal can boast some of the qualities that science has recently reported?center_img 1.  Teglas, Vul et al, “Pure Reasoning in 12-Month-Old Infants as Probabilistic Inference,” Science, 27 May 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6033 pp. 1054-1059, DOI: 10.1126/science.1196404. Have you ever seen an animal make shadow puppets of human beings?  Why not?  Parrots can talk and sing, but they don’t reason about parallel lines on spheres.  Gorillas make gestures, but they don’t write software to turn up the music with them.  Peregrine falcons are fast, but humans make jets that fly faster than sound.  Whales are great divers, but humans build submarines that study life at deep-sea vents.  Birds navigate by the stars, but humans build spacecraft with star trackers that orbit distant planets.  It seems we have some bragging rights.  Let the one who designed these innate capabilities in himself cast the first boast. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Nelson Mandela science school – a promise fulfilled

first_imgAn artist’s impression of the new science and technology high school in Mvezo, Eastern Cape. Click image for a larger view. (Image: Mandela School of Science and Technology) • Patuxolo Toni Acting school principal Mandela School of Science and Technology +27 73 508 9447 • Science school comes to Mvezo • A fun approach to science teaching • Denel helps maths, science pupils • South African education project wins top award • Zuma: South Africa to meet 2015 education goalSulaiman PhilipThe first high school to open in the rural village of Mvezo, Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, is a state-of-the-art school dedicated to science and technology. The modern campus, set on the banks of the winding Mbashe River deep in rural Transkei, is the fulfilment of a promise Siemens chief executive Peter Loescher made to Mandela in 2010.Cutting the ribbon at the opening on Friday 17 January, President Jacob Zuma said that the Mandela School of Science and Technology was a dream fulfilled for Madiba. Madiba was Mandela’s clan name and the name by which he was fondly known; his official title was Nkosi Dalibhunga Mandela. Just as he was able to convince American businesswoman Oprah Winfrey to spend her own money to establish her Leadership Academy for Girls, Zuma said, he convinced the European technology giant’s Loescher to build a school in Mvezo.In his speech, Zuma told the incoming students: “Madiba had to travel far to obtain secondary education because there was no secondary school in this area. Siemens has ensured that the children of Mvezo receive a state-of-the-art science and technology school that Madiba did not even dream of way back then.”Siemens spent R98-million on the construction and will be responsible for the running costs of the school for the first three years. It will accommodate 700 students from 22 feeder schools in the Eastern Cape. The cream of the region’s high school science talent will be tutored at the leafy campus and have access to computer and science labs, a library and resource centre, and well-maintained sports and recreation facilities.The first year’s intake comprises 400 students in grades eight to 10.South African President Jacob Zuma, Siemens Southern Africa CEO Sigi Proebstl, and Mandla Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, at the official opening of the school in Mvezo on Friday 17 January 2014. (Image: GCIS)Education and freedomThe school’s colours of green and orange were inspired by the indigenous aloe. Its emblem, designed by Siemens with input from the local community, is a wind turbine set on a traditional Xhosa battle shield. The turbine blades divide the shield into three fields. The top section represents the village of Mvezo, and the left and right sections highlight the science and technology focus of the school. The school motto, developed by local community members, is: Education is freedom. It was inspired by Mandela’s words: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The crest of the Mandela School of Science and Technology. Click image for a larger view.Siegmar Proebstl, Siemens Africa chief executive, said that beyond the importance of building a world-class school where none existed, the project was socially rewarding as well. Using Siemens water filtration technology, the school will supply clean water for its own use, and for the surrounding community. In a nod to sustainability, building materials were sourced from the surrounding area, and the sun will be harnessed to light the resource centre and the external lighting. As part of the education programme, students will be trained, alongside members of the Mvezo community, to maintain the technology.“We are a technology company focusing on technology solutions. The learners in the school will be exposed to this cutting-edge technology and will hopefully get excited about technological solutions and the fascinating world of engineering. South Africa and the rest of the Africa needs engineers to find answers to the continent’s infrastructure challenges and to create jobs,” Proebstl explained.Altruism and a desire to celebrate Madiba’s legacy are not the only reasons for the school’s existence. Siemens, like other corporations, struggles to find qualified South Africans to fill vacant posts in the country. As many as 600 engineering and technology posts at Siemens have gone unfilled because South African graduates do not have the skills levels to step into employment. For this reason, the company has sought to invest in educational initiatives.Explaining the large investment in Mvezo, Rita Nkhulu, Siemens South Africa head of corporate strategy and the project leader for the school, told Business Week: “There are lots of students coming out of school with grades that are really not up to par.”Science and technology challengesConceding that there were still challenges to be faced in the teaching of science and technology, Zuma thanked Siemens for its vision. He said co-operation between the government and the private sector was the best way forward. “We appreciate the support from the private sector in our quest to improve the quality of education in the country.”As his speech drew to a close, Zuma reminded the learners of the responsibility they had as the first students at the Mandela School of Science and Technology. They were being trained to be the leaders of tomorrow and had to honour the memory of the greatest South African, whose name was on the wall above the entrance.The school falls under the government’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative, an R8.2-billion public-private initiative that aims to eradicate the 496 “mud schools” and provide water and sanitation to 1 257 schools and electricity to 878 schools by March 2016.last_img read more

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South Africa to deliver Status of Women Report

first_imgSouth Africa will know the state of women in the country when President Jacob Zuma presents the first State of the Women Report on Women’s Day. (Image: WSU)To mark Women’s Day on 9 August, President Jacob Zuma will release South Africa’s first Status of Women Report in Sasolburg, in Free State at the official ceremony for the day.This year, the theme for Women’s Month, observed each August in South Africa, is “Women united in moving South Africa forward”, and festivities are taking place against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter as well as the 61st anniversary of the Women’s Charter. Some 20 000 women from all nine provinces are expected to attend the rally in Free State.“Following the demise of apartheid‚ South Africa has moved towards the advancement of women empowerment and gender parity,” says the government. “This was affirmed at the recent Beijing +20 Country Report, which highlighted South Africa’s human rights-based legislative framework; the institutional mechanisms put in place to promote women’s human rights‚ dignity, empowerment and gender equality; and the achievements in the representation of women in decision-making structures and processes‚ both in the public and private sectors.”ADVANCING WOMEN’S RIGHTSThe report was compiled by the Ministry in the Presidency responsible for Women. It serves as a baseline document for the work to promote the socio-economic empowerment of women and gender equality, and to advance their human rights.South Africa has been trying to advance women’s rights since the demise of apartheid.“Over the years, great strides have been made to ensure that women enjoy the same rights as their male counterparts in relation to education, employment, property, inheritance and justice,” said Phumla Williams, the acting cabinet spokesperson. “Women now enjoy equal rights, as enshrined in the Constitution. South African women have taken their rightful place in parliament, government, the private sector and civil society.”WOMEN STILL AT RISKDespite the measures put in place to protect women, as well as the strides that have been made towards gender equality, women remain vulnerable to social risks such as violence, abuse, rape, unemployment and poverty.“[The] government is aware of the challenges and will continue in its endeavours to protect democracy and women’s rights that were built on the actions of the women of the liberation movement,” Williams said. “[The] government has put in place legislation and policies to create an enabling environment for women, and to improve their participation in income-generating activities in the economy.”Gender equality and women’s empowerment was central to the government’s efforts to combat poverty and stimulate sustainable development.MONTH-LONG ACTIVITIESFestivities marking Women’s Month are aimed at creating awareness and promoting understanding of women’s issues. Activities will be held throughout the country, listed on the websites of the South African government, its communications department, and its Ministry for Women.last_img read more

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UAAP Wednesday games to push through

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Tropical depression Maring ravaged the Metro since Monday, forcing schools to suspend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA cancelled its Tuesday’s triple header. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Maring” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon. The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite the torrential rains, UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball games scheduled on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum will push through.After their losing their opening day assignments, University of the East and Far Eastern University look for their first win as they clash in the first game at 2 p.m., while University of the Philippines and Ateneo dispute early leadership at 4 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes and Duje Dukan Are Hanging With Local Elementary Students Today

first_imgFrank Kaminsky on the court against Duke.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 06: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after falling to the court in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team last played at Michigan on Saturday and won’t take the court again until this Saturday at Iowa. With some extra free time this week, Badger big men Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes and Duje Dukan are hanging out with the students at Glacier Edge Elementary School in nearby Verona, Wis. All three players spoke with the students as part of the school’s Kindness Week activities. The All-American Kaminsky even took a selfie with some students: #BadgersGiveBack #Notor #NigelHayesA photo posted by Frank Kaminsky (@fskpart3) on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00am PST Dukan, who is 6-foot-10, tried to blend in with the crowd but it didn’t work out too well.New game: #WheresDuje? pic.twitter.com/GOY5bm3J8V— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 28, 2015 Hayes, meanwhile, may not have a future as a comedian judging off this joke, but he does know his state geography. Stand-up comedy with Nigel Hayes #BadgersGiveBackA video posted by Wisconsin Basketball (@badgermbb) on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:39am PSTOne underrated aspect of these photos and video is the impressive jersey game of some of the students at Glacier Edge. The local staples (Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers) are of course represented, but shoutout to the kid in the sweet Dallas Mavericks throwback, and the two young men who wore the NFL jerseys of Badger alumni Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt.last_img read more

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