Emerging Women-Only Taxis in Africa

first_imgThe streets of the sprawling Egyptian capital have added female taxi drivers, catering to female passengers only, to the traffic mix. Pink Taxi Egypt will offer women an alternative in an industry dominated by men; it will also be a possible solution to the harassment women experience.“We are currently working on receiving the necessary permits and preparing cars to start operating as soon as possible,” Pink Taxi Egypt (PTE) founders wrote on their Facebook page in June.“Our cars will be convenient and safe for female passengers… and will be easily identifiable. Each car will have a specific code for more safety and reassurance.”Here are some reactions on twitter: A similar service is underway in South Africa.  The need for a female-only cab service is certainly catching on, but are there any? There is one such cab service in South Africa but it is only available in Johannesburg.,Cabs for Women. This initiative was started in 2008, and is sponsored by 1st for Women insurance.Robyn Farrell, managing director of 1st for Women Insurance Brokers, says that taxis driven by women, for women is not a passing fad but rather an effective solution for women travelling alone.Do you think introduction of this taxis will curb sexual harassment?last_img read more

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Black women get ‘worse’ breast cancer

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Black women get ‘worse’ breast cancer by: – October 23, 2013 Not all tumours will respond to drugs like tamoxifenYoung black women in the UK are more likely than their white counterparts to develop “worse” breast cancer with a poorer prognosis, research suggests.This group has larger, more aggressive tumours with a higher risk of recurrence.This is despite having the same access to treatment, the study in the British Journal of Cancer shows.As yet unidentified biological factors may be to blame, say the Cancer Research UK investigators.Such women might respond less well to breast cancer drugs like tamoxifen because of the genetic make-up of their tumour, they say.The research team, based at the University of Southampton, looked at data from nearly 3,000 UK women – of whom 118 were black – who were younger than 40 when they were diagnosed with breast cancer.Even when individual differences such as body weight and treatment variations such as availability of chemotherapy were taken into account, black ethnicity remained an independent indicator of poor prognosis.Dr Ellen Copson and colleagues say there have been similar findings in the US, suggesting this could be an international trend, but further research is needed to try to pin down the exact cause or causes.Early diagnosis may also play a role if black women are less aware of the symptoms or less “breast aware”, and so less likely to identify worrying changes, they say.This could mean their cancer is diagnosed at a later stage which would reduce the chance of successful treatment and recovery.Although NHS treatment is designed to be equal for all, some cultural factors such as recent immigration to the UK or language barriers may in practice affect use of health services, they say.Dr Julie Sharp, Cancer Research UK’s head of health information, said: “It’s worrying that ethnic background may be a factor influencing a woman’s chance of surviving breast cancer. We know that some ethnic populations carry higher genetic risks of getting certain types of breast cancer, but if this difference is down to symptom awareness or access to healthcare, that is particularly concerning.“More research is needed to look into the reason why young black women have higher rates of recurrence, but in the meantime women of any ethnic background should be aware of what is normal for their breasts and get any new lumps or anything unusual checked out by their GP. More often than not breast changes won’t mean cancer, but it’s best to get any unusual changes checked out.”BBC Newslast_img read more

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Wounding trial commences May Assizes

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Wounding trial commences May Assizes by: – May 8, 2012 Court gavel. Photo credit: kirkok.comA jury will be pooled on Wednesday for a two day trial in the first matter scheduled for the May Criminal Assizes at the High Court of Justice.Kiwani Jackson who pleaded not guilty to wounding Glen Ducreay with intent to disfigure him will be the first matter of the assizes.The state through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions intend to call a total of 10 witnesses to testify while Defence counsel Kondwani Williams who represents Jackson will call 2 witnesses.The trial involving Sherman Webb who is accused of murdering Barbadian Corey Rohan Poleon has been scheduled for 11th June, 2012.Six weeks has been allocated for this trial as witnesses who are out of Dominica must be summoned and available for the hearing.Dexter Jno. Baptiste who was charged for wounding with intent escaped from the State’s Prison and has not been found. The warrant for his arrest has been extended. Another trial involving a juvenile has been adjourned to the 16th of July, 2012 as Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks asked the attorneys involved to advise her on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to hear a criminal matter without a jury and whether the High Court can assemble a juvenile court.The Young Persons Act stipulates that juveniles be tried in a juvenile court and not at a high court. The murder trial involving David St Jean has been scheduled to commence on May 14th, 2012, another involving Dean Davis the 21st of May, 2012 and the other involving Clement Labassiere has been set for June 18th, 2012.The murder trial involving Jackie Languedoc has been set for July 2nd while the murder trial involving Shane Degallerie has been fixed for July 16th, 2012There are 7 other wounding trials involving Royson and Chasrey Thomas set for May 14th, Julien Davis set for May 21st, Kussy Evans set for May 29th and Marcus Augustine also set for May14th. There are two indecent assault trials one set for June 11th and the other June 25th while one kidnapping trail involving Clive Williams has been set for July 16th. Dominica Vibes News 21 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Arsenal: Arteta already vindicating Luiz’s confidence

first_imgDavid Luiz believes that Mikel Arteta is set to become one of the best coaches in the world, and the new Arsenal manager is already vindicating the faith. Xhaka was tremendous against Bournemouth for the first time in awhile, he showed everything that we needed to see to the point that his exit is dreaded. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang defended so well against Chelsea that he earned man of the match for that work load, not for the goal. Just when you thought he was going to leave in January as well, he’s completely flipped the switch. And Ozil, the man who’s been lost for years, has been as reliable as can be. And against a varying level of opposition too, bizarrely enough. He’s looked brand new. All three have looked brand new. Truly remarkable. As a team, they have defended better and more cohesively, they’ve had more of a midfield presence and they’re actually creating chances. All of these things were major lapses in the Gunners up until Arteta took over. Read Also:Arsenal eye RB Leipzig’s Upamecano as Arteta’s first signing Just two matches—and not even two good matches—and we can see that Arteta is absolutely on track to become one of the best coaches in the world. How could he not at this point? He’s maximizing resources, he’s building youth, he’s doing so much in so little time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal have not won either of Mikel Arteta‘s first two matches. Away at Bournemouth, they only scrounged a 1-1 draw and at home to Chelsea, they dropped a 1-0 lead to fall 2-1. Both results are riding on the backs of some seriously hard luck, with the Chelsea match taking the hard luck cake, but through it all, most aren’t losing the plot—Mikel Arteta’s changes are coming through. David Luiz, who has had his fair share of class managers, spoke up after the Chelsea match to say that Arteta is going to be one of the best coaches in the world. And it’s hard to question that. After all, you have to look at the performance, not the results. Up until Arteta took over, the Gunners were a lethargic bunch, mired in a lack of confidence, without any sort of direction or belief. Freddie Ljungberg didn’t fix that. In just two matches, we’ve seen Arteta completely fix Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Loading… last_img read more

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Man City are the least efficient team in Premier League – report

first_img Despite the poor results City are still dominating most games and that’s what makes them the least efficient team in the league, according to CIES Observatory. The Swiss data analysts base their algorithm on possession, shots taken and where the shots are taken from and have revealed that City should be earning 2.45 points per game and are only earning 2.09. Liverpool meanwhile are the most efficient side with 0.66 more points per game than they ‘should’ have, meaning if both teams were playing at ‘zero’ efficiency then City would be topping the table. To date the Reds’ only dropped points came at Old Trafford against rivals Manchester United and even then they were 1-0 down until a late Adam Lallana goal, showing their determination. City on the other hand have absolutely dominated in games where they’ve dropped points. Against Crystal Palace earlier this month they had 73% possession and 25 shots but drew 2-2, despite Palace having just five shots. That result was also indicative of why Palace are third in the list, behind just Liverpool and Newcastle United, another side doing well to bat above their average. Newcastle beat Chelsea despite having just 30% of possession. Read Also: Ex-Man City winger Henri Ogunby joins Burnley Manchester United fans might despair to find that their club are also one of the most inefficient teams in the league but they wouldn’t actually be any higher up the table. They have the fifth best points per game ratio in the league currently and despite them having a -0.26 efficiency difference they’d still only have the fifth best points per game ratio if everything was even. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team would have 1.74 points per game at zero efficiency but would still be behind City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester City if they were all at zero too. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester City should have .36 points more per game in the Premier League this season, making them the least efficient team with their possession and chances in England’s top tier this season. Pep Guardiola’s men aren’t having a good defence of the title they won last season and are 16 points behind leaders Liverpool, having lost five times and drawn three. There has been several occasions this season when Jurgen Klopp’s team have looked like they would drop points but the mark of their brilliance this season is that they’ve kept going and picked up wins where they’d have usually drawn.last_img read more

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EPL clubs agree to extend summer transfer window

first_img As SunSport revealed, the Big Six voted as a bloc, initially to confirm that change was needed and then in favour of the change back to the previous system. The other option, for an early deadline regarding deals between Premier League clubs and a later one for transfers to and from Europe and the EFL, was backed by some smaller Prem sides. But the Big Six view held sway and the League announced the change. In a statement, the Prem said: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21. Manchester United chief Ed Woodward maintained his desire for the window to shut at the end of August Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish “This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September. “The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday). “Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League clubs have voted to revert to an end-of-August deadline for the summer transfer window. In a victory for the Big Six, all top-flight sides will be able to add players until the European cut-off point of September 1 this summer. Daniel Levy was spotted arriving alongside Chelsea counterpart Bruce Buck The 20 clubs met at a central London hotel this morning to thrash out the divisive issue. Clubs voted to introduce an early window closure for the 2018-19 season. That meant Prem sides could only register players for the new season up until the Thursday before the start of the campaign. Despite a move led by Chelsea and Manchester United to go back to the previous system for this season, the clubs voted to stick with the earlier deadline for another year. But Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal, initially in favour of the early window deadline, changed sides after another summer of uncertainty. Clubs noted that European rivals had up to 25 extra days to finish off their summer business, which meant more than three weeks of speculation. Spurs fretted over schemer Christian Eriksen, while Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future was also an ongoing debate before the end of August.center_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egyptlast_img read more

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Man United ready to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-Wife7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet Manchester United hope to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford. Sportsmail can reveal that the club have requested permission to install rail seating which could be in place later this season. United have approached their local authority to ask for the green light to bring in 1,500 rail seats in Old Trafford’s North East Quadrant. Manchester United have requested permission to bring in safe standing to Old Trafford They believe the seats, which allow people to stand against a barrier, will ‘enhance spectator safety’ in areas where there is persistent standing. Rail seating could be in place in the stadium later this season if permission is granted The club are waiting to hear back from the Safety Advisory Group — a partnership between the local authority and other bodies including the police and fire service — on whether they will get the go-ahead. Sources have suggested a trial could take place before the end of the current campaign, depending on the speed of response.Advertisement Read Also: Arsenal stars head out on desert safari during winter break in Dubai Aware of fan support for safe standing, the club carried out a ‘detailed and comprehensive study’ into the feasibility of installing rail seats at the ground. United lodged the request in December and it is currently under review. A recent change to the stadium safety guide means clubs can now install seats incorporating safety barriers in their grounds. Standing was outlawed in the top two divisions following the Taylor Report into the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The move comes after Sportsmail revealed in September that United had launched a consultation on the matter.# Loading… last_img read more

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Final Hillsborough memorial service postponed due to coronavirus

first_img Promoted ContentTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You Day2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year20 Celebs With Bizarre Hidden Talents And Skills9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX Century8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You The final memorial service for the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Liverpool Football Club announced on Tuesday. The final memorial service for the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Britain’s worst sporting tragedy, at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989, had an eventual death toll of 96. Fans were crushed to death on the standing terraces. “The Hillsborough memorial service planned to take place at Anfield on Wednesday April 15, 2020 to mark the 31st anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster has been postponed,” said a statement on Liverpool’s website. Margaret Aspinall, who chairs the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said she hoped people would say a prayer for the families and the victims. “In light of recent events, a decision was made collectively by the families to postpone our final memorial service at Anfield,” she said in the statement. “We wish to keep as many people safe as possible and we believe this is the right approach.” Loading… center_img Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge She said the plan was to hold the event at a later date. More than 1,500 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Britain and more than 50 people have died. But health officials said last week the number of infections could be as high as 10,000. Britain on Monday stepped up its response to the crisis, recommending household isolation, home-working and an end to mass gatherings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Theft suspect lands in jail

first_imgThe 45-year-old Roberto Salon ofBarangay Luna, La Paz district was nabbed around 12:05 p.m. on Monday, itadded. The court recommended a P3,000 bail bondfor his temporary liberty./PN Officers of the Jaro police station caughtSalon on the strength of an arrest warrant. center_img ILOILO City – A man charged with theftwas arrested in Barangay Ungka, Jaro district, a police report showed. last_img

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Don’t meddle with PH state affairs, US senators told

first_img Nograles explained that De Lima was given due process and the drug charges against her went through the “regular” court process as provided under Philippine laws. De Lima was accused of accepting drug money from prisoners when she was justice secretary from 2010 and 2015. She has repeatedly denied the allegations./PN Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles said the US Senate resolution calling on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Philippine officials supposedly behind the detention of De Lima can be deemed as “meddling.” “Ang malungkot dito, sila ay naulila. Namatay ang kanilang ama. (P)umayag (na nga) sila – in the interest of transparency and in order to warn those that had been in contact with them – na ilahad sa publiko na sila ay (positive for the disease tapos) pinagbabato (pa) ang kanilang tahanan,” says Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles. GMA NEWS It also asked Trump to impose Magnitsky sanctions on Philippine government officials behind her arrest and detention. The Global Magnitsky Act authorizes the US government to sanction those who it sees as human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from the US.center_img The US Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that called for De Lima’s immediate release, branding her as a “prisoner of conscience, detained solely on account of her political views and the legitimate exercise of her freedom of expression.” “We deem it to be pangingialam. Parang dinidiktahan tayo kung paano patakbuhin ang justice system natin,” Nograles told reporters in Malacañang on Friday. “Independent tayo eh. Sovereign state tayo so don’t meddle in our sovereignty,” he stressed. MANILA– A Palace official has urged the United States senators to stop interfering with the Philippines state affairs following numerous calls to let opposition Sen. Leila de Lima go out of detention.last_img read more

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