Self-control deters sexual harassment

first_imgSelf-control deters sexual harassment Bill O’Riley, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein were all powerful, influential American men, with a common embarrassing history. They all have been accused of sexually harassing women.In recent weeks, America has witnessed the dramatic fall of Weinstein from the pinnacle of America’s movie industry. After a woman went public of being sexually harassed by Weinstein, this sparked an avalanche of accusations. This resulted in Weinstein being fired from his own company, and ostracized by the movie industry and movie fraternity.Some argue Weinstein is a scapegoatSome argue that Weinstein’s downfall is unfortunate, and he’s a scapegoat for what has been a sick culture of the movie industry. For decades, there were allegations of women aspiring to be actresses or other movie related careers, being subject to sexual harassment by men that control the industry. This was never right. It can never be right for a woman to have to sacrifice her morals to advance, or have security, in any type of career.Somewhat hypocriticalBut the flair of publicity, and the furor of criticism over Weinstein’s alleged sexual exploits, and other men similarly accused, is somewhat hypocritical.Women indirectly sexually harassed dailyWomen, especially women in America, are indirectly sexually harassed daily. In almost every facet of American life women are highlighted, not for the positives of their gender, but as targets for sex. Women, and sexual innuendo, are powerful marketing tools. The closer to nudity, and the more sexual explicit a woman appears in an ad, the more likely a product or service sells. Almost every magazine cover on bookstands depict scantily dressed women.In male dominated sports, cheerleaders are scantily dressed women. Some men are more interested seeing the cheerleaders kicking their bare legs, and gyrating their bodies, at NBA and NFL games than the games themselves.Diet of women as sexual objects Every day, America is fed a diet of women as sexual objects.  Children fed on too much sugar, tend to act wild and disorderly. Similarly, some American men fed with a daily diet of women as sex objects, act wild and disorderly, unable to control themselves around women. They see women as only targets for sex, and assume they can take liberties that’s basically sexually abuse or harassment.There’s a reason why reports of sexual abuse isn’t prevalent in  most Middle East countries. In these countries, women are not publicly portrayed as sexual objects. Women are mandated to cover themselves from head to foot in traditional garments. In some countries a female athlete cannot even compete in shorts.Historically, men have been sexually aroused by women. Books, including the Holy Bible, relate this phenomenon; David aroused by Bathsheba, Sampson by Delilah; even with these women wearing long robes. To portray women in the nude daily in modern life enhances the risk of sexual abuse by men who cannot control their sexual urges.Onus on men Since America, and the western world, generally, isn’t likely to mandate women to wear burka’s, or shift the focus of using sex and scantily dressed women as marketing tools, the onus is on men not to harass women sexually.Some men unaware what’s sexual harassment Sadly, some men are unaware what construes sexual harassment. This is true of men from the Caribbean where society tend to be more tolerant to men openly gawking at, and making sexually suggestive comments, and relating sexually explicit jokes to, women. Several soca, reggae and dance-hall songs have lyrics sexually demeaning to women. Nonetheless, women join men in listening and dancing to these songs with great enjoyment.However, in American society, the way in which a man looks on, speak to, interact with, and touch a woman can be determined to be sexual harassment. Relating a sexual explicit joke to a woman, or women, is also regarded as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment isn’t limited to forced, unwelcomed sexual encounters with women.Don’t use sex to manipulate vulnerable women What men in the western world must realize and adhere to is no matter how sexual tempting women are portrayed; irrespective of how sexual enticing a woman is; they have no right to harass,  abuse, or force women into direct or indirect sexual involvement. It’s worse for men to use sex as means to manipulate vulnerable women who need jobs, career advancement, housing, transportation, furniture, finances, or any other kind of help.Every man should realize that using sex as a bargaining chip is effectively sexual harassment.For news on strides against sexual harassment in the Caribbean, click the link: Jamaica to pass amended (sexual) harassment billlast_img read more

ICC investigates attempt to fix Windies – Zimbabwe

first_imgCricket’s world governing body, the ICC, is investigating an illegal approach made to Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer to fix a segment of the recent two-Test series against West Indies.Former Zimbabwe Cricket Board memberMedia reports Wednesday said that Cremer had rejected the approach, allegedly from a former Zimbabwe Cricket Board member prior to the first Test on October 21, and reported the incident to head coach Heath Streak.The matter was referred to Zimbabwe Cricket and then to the ICC who has since confirmed that it’s Anti-Corruption Unit was investigating.Confirmation from ICC“The ICC can confirm that there is an ACU ongoing investigation in Zimbabwe and because there is an ongoing investigation, I cannot share any further details,” an ICC spokesperson said was quoted as saying.The Test, played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, saw West Indies win by an innings and 17 runs inside four days.Zimbabwe, however, hung on for a draw in the second Test at the same venue, leaving the Caribbean side with a 1-0 series win.For more on cricket in Zimbabwe, visit the link: Windies denied whitewash against Zimbabwelast_img read more

CARICOM reiterates commitment to Petion Ville Declaration

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has reiterated its commitment to the Pétion Ville Declaration which was formulated in 2013 in Haiti by the regional governments to work closely with the disabled community.In a statement to mark the observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, CARICOM’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater, said the declaration is the commitment given by regional governments to address, with renewed energy and dedication, the development of legal frameworks at the national level to give effect to the commitments made through their adherence to international and regional instruments to promote and protect the rights and needs of persons with disabilities.According to Dr. Slater, the implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration “will not only contribute towards the achievement of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to building Social Resilience, a strategic priority of the Caribbean Community’s Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019.”The Assistant Secretary-General noted the CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities, in fulfilling its mandate, will facilitate, on a fast track, a number of actions necessary for achieving the goals embedded in this year’s theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and by extension advance the establishment of a   of a disability-inclusive society, for all in CARICOM Member States.On   September 22, the 35th Council for Human and Social Development endorsed the appointment of a CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities.   This appointment represents the culmination of a series of actions undertaken in response to a specific mandate, issued by the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Thirty-Fourth meeting in July 2013 that priority attention be given to the concerns of persons with disabilities.  In accordance with this decision, a high Level Ministerial Meeting on People with Disabilities was held 5- 6 December, 2013, in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, to further discuss the issues affecting people with disabilities.last_img read more

Businessman opens Bath & Body Works in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe Caribbean’s first Bath & Body Works store will open in Trinidad and Tobago on April 12. The outlet is being opened by Trinidadian businessman Omar Hadeed, who is known in the country as the “Franchise King”. Hadeed also owns outlets for popular American stores, Aldo, Skechers and Domino’s. He is also slated to open an Aeropostale store later this year.Hadeed’s vision is to turn the country into a major shopping hub.Hadeed told the press, “In a time where it is becoming more difficult to acquire a US visa and it is becoming more expensive to travel, I would like to ensure that we have enough brands here to possibly prove to be a selling point to Trinidad’s tourism.” The young, successful businessman is only 35 years old, and, among many other ventures, also has a brand called Raw – an apparel store with branches in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. Hadeed has Skechers stores in Curacao and Suriname, and is also looking at Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana for possible locations for businesses.last_img read more

Haiti Receives US$16.1 Million in Assistance from United States to Fight…

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The government of Haiti has received funds amounting to US$16.1 million from the United States, to help the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CMC The funds from the   United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will support the Haitian government’s national Covid-19 response plan, led by the Ministry of Public Health, the Department of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior, the Haitian intensive care hospital network and local organizations and international. Through the USAID  and the Centers for Disease Control, the Untied States will support, among other things, the purchase and distribution of hand washing kits to reach approximately 400,000 Haitians ; launch a national hand washing campaign in health facilities, religious centres, marketplaces and public spaces in French and Creole and to amplify the government’s messaging through national and local radio, sound trucks, megaphone announcement and visual materials to specifically address any stigmas, discrimination, misinformation and myths.  To date, the  number of active cases in Haiti now stands at 61 cases. There have been six deaths. “The American people have a long history of helping their neighbors both at home and abroad. The United States provides aid because we believe it’s the right thing to do; we also provide assistance as a matter of pragmatism. If we can help countries contain outbreaks, we’ll save lives abroad and at home in the United States,” said US Ambassador to Haiti, Michèle Sison.last_img read more

Haiti Records New COVID-19 Case Every Seven Minutes

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 10 – Haiti records on average one new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) every seven minutes as the country recorded nearly 500 cases over Tuesday and Wednesday, health authorities here have said. Japan has also named Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as countries to be avoided by its citizens. Meanwhile, the Haitian Embassy in Santo Domingo is distancing itself from what it claims to be fake news circulating on social networks, indicating that Haitians living in the Dominican Republic will benefit from financial aid during the pandemic. The Ministry said that there were now 3, 582 active cases and that the country is recording one confirmed case of the virus every seven minutes, particularly over the past three days. Citizenship and Patriotism Minister, Guy François Junior, said nearly nine million masks have already been distributed throughout the country. Meantime, Japan has raised its travel alert to level 3 for 18 countries and has included Haiti among countries to be avoided by its citizens as a result of the increased cases of the virus. The Ministry of Public Health said that two new deaths had also been reported the west of the country, including a child under the age of nine and bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 56. CMC In addition, the Embassy is warning that the images broadcast on social networks, showing certain shopping centers with a crowd of Haitians who would wait to receive this assistance from Banco Reservas is not true. They said that 124 new cases were reported on Wednesday bringing the total to 3,662 since the first case was detected on March 19. But it acknowledged that Haitians residing legally in the Dominican Republic may benefit from certain assistance programmes from the government there, making reference to the Employee Solidarity Aid Fund (FASE) intended to provide a monetary supplement to workers affected by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus in the country. “Over the last 32 days, there were 3,615 cases, an average of one case every 12 minutes, it added. The Mission said that it has “not been informed that organizations or institutions, Dominican, Haitian or foreign, have set up an emergency fund via a bank in the Dominican Republic for Haitian nationals living in the country.”last_img read more

Chelsea Seal £40m Deal For French Powerhouse Bakayoko

first_imgEnglish Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea have completed the transfer of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French side AS Monaco for a fee believed to be around £40m. The 22-year old powerhouse has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and has been given the no. 14 jersey ahead of the new season.Bakayoko was instrumental for AS Monaco as the club won their first French Ligue 1 title since 2000 in addition to reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League.Tiemoue Bakayoko becomes Chelsea’s third summer signing after Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero and German international defender Antonio Rudiger. His £40m transfer makes it Chelsea’s second most expensive purchase behind Fernando Torres’ 2011 move from Liverpool for £50m. Relatedlast_img read more

AUDIO: We Can’t Afford To Lose To Nigeria – Cameroon Coach, Hugo Broos

first_imgCameroon coach Hugo Broos has said the African Champions cannot afford to lose against Nigeria in a double-header 2018 World Cup qualifying match as that will mean elimination from the race to be in Russia for the Mundial.The Indomitable Lions are guests of the Super Eagles on Friday in a highly-anticipated clash in Uyo before the reverse fixture three days later in Yaounde on Monday.Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Thursday, the 65-year old Belgian disclosed that his target is to grab a minimum of 4points from the six at stake against Nigeria but admitted that it will be difficult to achieve.“I think it is first of all; a very difficult game because we are playing against a good opponent that started well in the elimination games for the (2018) World Cup,” Broos, who led Cameroon to the 2017 AFCON title said.“Secondly, we are in the situation where we know before the game that losing points against Nigeria is elimination from the World Cup.So in those two games on Friday and Monday, we need at least four to six points. If we lose, it is finished.“We know what to do. One side is simple: don’t lose and win once. But at the other side, it is very difficult because for now, the pressure is ours. We have to win and this is not so easy but I’m very confident because my team is ready to play those two important games beginning tomorrow (Friday). We will try to win it (the two games).”Nigeria lead Group B with 6 points, 4 better than second-placed Cameroon who they face on Friday and Monday in Uyo and Yaounde respectively. Algeria and Zambia with a solitary point apiece, are the other teams in the Group.Eventual group winners will advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAUDIO: Cameroon Coach Admits Losing To A Better Nigerian SideSeptember 2, 2017In “Africa”Hugo Broos Still In Charge Of Cameroon National Team, Laughs Over Resignation RumoursSeptember 2, 2017In “Africa”2018 World Cup Qualifier: FOURmidable Eagles Stay Top After Trashing Cameroon In UyoSeptember 1, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more

Battling Blues Edge London Derby In Six-Goal Thriller

first_imgChampions Chelsea received a shot in the arm in the title race after they battled back from behind to beat London rivals Watford in a six-goal thriller in what was an English Premier League (EPL) clash.The Stamford Bridge outfit took an early lead through Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez but were pegged by a late Abdoulaye Doucoure goal in the first half. In-form Brazilian youngster Richarlison missed a sitter just after the interval before setting up Roberto Pereyra to put the Hornets 2-1 up some 54 seconds later.Richarlison missed another sitter that would have given Watford a two-goal advantage and that appeared to prompt the champions into a fightback. Substitute Michy Batshuayi headed in an equaliser before another header from Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta edged the champions ahead for the first time in the half. Batshuayi added his second to make the scoreline a flattering one for the home side.The win takes Chelsea back into the top four ahead of former recipients Watford after recording 16 points from 9 games. Watford have amassed 15 points from 9 games and are in 5th position ahead of the other fixtures for Matchday 9.RelatedAngelo PalomboJune 30, 2017Similar postEuropean League Round-Up: Chelsea Stunned At Home, Marseille Extend Winning StartAugust 13, 2017In “England”Diego LaxaltJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

Yggdrasil player hits €3.3 million jackpot on Joker Millions

first_imgShare Related Articles Yggdrasil Gaming selects SBC Summit to showcase latest innovations February 17, 2020 Fredrik Elmqvist, YggdrasilChristmas came early for a player on Yggdrasil Gaming’s Joker Millions progressive jackpot slot, who won almost €3.3 million on Thursday 23rd December.The lucky player was spinning the reels on, a brand of Cherry iGaming, when he hit the jackpot of €3,291,513 from a bet of just €2.50.The win was the largest to date on Joker Millions, beating previous big wins of €2.9 million, €720,000 and €460,000, all of which have been collected since March 2015.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “We were thrilled to see a player win such a life changing sum of money, especially so close to Christmas and while playing one of our slots games.“Joker Millions is our first progressive slot and it is loved by both operators and players. With more operators continuing to join the Yggdrasil network, the jackpot will be building up again quickly.”The CMO of sunnyplayer commented: “We love it when one of our players wins big, and this is among the largest we have ever see on our site. It goes to show big wins can happen, but you have to be spinning the reels to be in with the chance of scooping the prize!” SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Submit SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more