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Share Money market funds offer investors lower risk, but also a higher exposure to cash, which so-called “Trumpflation” would make more attractive.Read more: Will the Trumpflation trade be followed by a Santa rally this month?Trump’s campaign promises have been taken by investors worldwide as a de facto fiscal stimulus package, running up a large budget deficit which will boost inflation.US equity funds also finished the year strongly, posting the biggest quarterly flows of the year. This movement reflects US stock markets which have reached repeated record highs since Trump’s election – although there are signs they may be slowing, at least until he is inaugurated.The moves into equities have been allied with moves out of bond funds, which recorded their biggest quarterly outflow of 2016 as the threat of inflation makes coupon payments less attractive. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped Speed whatsapp Jasper Jolly Friday 6 January 2017 9:24 am Meanwhile investors are betting that Trump’s deregulatory leanings – and appointments at the more laissez faire end of the scale – will boost the financial sector. Financial sector funds experienced a record quarterly inflow in the last three months of 2016, while over $1bn was moved into bank loan funds – which track loans to companies – for the fifth week in a row.Read more: Clamour for a rapid Brexit will grow if Trump slashes financial regulationTrump’s campaign promises include massive tax cuts for businesses as well as removing regulation such as the Dodd-Frank Act on “too big to fail” banks.The data also show that moves out of emerging markets – which could suffer under Trump-inspired protectionism or if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to combat inflation – have slowed slightly. More money flowed into emerging markets bond funds than at any point since the start of October. whatsapp Investors have rushed to put money into money market funds, as they continue to back the story that inflation is going to grow under US President-elect Donald Trump.Fund flows into money market funds in the week ending 4 January grew to $31.7bn (£25.7bn), up from $16bn in the week including the Christmas holiday, according to data provider EPFR. Donald Trump reflation story continues to enthral investors as money market fund flows increase More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com read more

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“It is a positive outcome for the group, securing its future, and forging the market leader … here in the UK,” Phil Duffy, of administrator Duff & Phelps, said in a statement.The administrator will wait until the assets have been sold to assess what went wrong for Call Print. However, it said that cash flow showed the company could not survive in the medium term.Call Print turned over around £10m during the year ending March 2018, down approximately £5m from its previous financial year.Hobs Repro has bought most Call Print branches, and some remaining UK sites have attracted interest, a spokesperson for Duff & Phelps said. Local insolvency legislation may complicate the sale of Call Print’s Dubai assets, however.Call Print has yet to make any redundancies, but there could be a risk of layoffs if sites cannot be sold. Hobs Repro did not immediately comment on potential job losses. whatsapp August Graham whatsapp Craig Horwood, managing director of Hobs Repro, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Call Print team into the Hobs group. Together we will be much stronger and both sets of clients will benefit from new services that will be made available.”The acquired branches will be gradually rebranded as Hobs Repro, which will retain the Call Print name for the managed services division. Monday 3 September 2018 7:24 pm Hobs Repro swallows Call Print’s assets to create UK-wide network of printing branches Share Hobs Repro has swallowed most of struggling competitor Call Print’s assets, creating a UK-wide network of 24 printing branches, the company announced on Monday.Cash flow problems forced the scanning, stationery and printing firm into administration on Friday. It was sold the same day in a pre-pack transaction that had been marketed for several weeks. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout read more

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first_imgTuesday 21 May 2019 2:58 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGem Share Read more: Don’t let trust become the next plaything of the cyber criminals“I think collaboration is really important across the industry because, particularly with the cyber aspects, one of the absolutely critical things is the speed of response,” Richards told the City Week conference in London today.“Because we’re worried about competition and because we’re always tried to minimise reputational risks and damage, I don’t think we’ve historically always been as fast at sharing with other people in the ecosystem.”Richards, who is one of the best-known figures in the asset management sector, said new regulation had helped improve corporate attitudes towards cybersecurity.But she warned a reluctance to share information may have caused problems to escalate faster than they might otherwise have done. Richards also called for “safe places” where firms can share information on cybersecurity to stop threats from becoming more systemic.Read more: Cyber criminals face EU sanctions under new crackdownSpeaking alongside Richards, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) chief executive Sam Woods said the regulator was taking an “exploratory” approach to cybersecurity issues.Woods said the PRA is looking to take a similar approach to cybersecurity as it does to capital, and will expect businesses to carry out stress testing to ensure they could withstand an attack on their critical systems. James Warrington Companies must put competition aside and take a more collaborative approach to fighting cyber crime, a top asset management boss has said.Fidelity International chief executive Anne Richards urged firms to be more open in sharing information about cyber attacks in a bid to minimise future threats. Firms must be more open about cyber attacks, says Fidelity International boss Tags: Asset management Company Prudentiallast_img read more

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first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Business | Federal Government | Juneau | Southeast | WildlifeA good sign for Native artist after Etsy relists his sea otter craftsFebruary 13, 2018 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:Marcus Gho hunts for sea otters on June 8, 2013, near Pleasant Island in Icy Strait. Gho, who is Inupiaq Eskimo, lives in Juneau and creates items using sea otter fur. (Photo courtesy Marcus Gho)An international e-commerce retailer has relisted items that a Juneau resident crafted from sea otter fur.It happened on Saturday, after the Alaska Native artist petitioned Etsy to relist the items, and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan exchanged some letters with the company.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/02/13ETSY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Etsy says it’s moving away from local and national laws — such as the U.S. Endangered Species Act — and toward international standards.Those standards don’t include an exemption for Alaska Native artists. So the company says it removed ivory items from its website. Items made from endangered species, such as some populations of sea otters, were also removed.Marcus Gho is Inupiaq Eskimo. He hunts sea otters in Southeast Alaska and uses the pelts to create scarves, gloves, vests and other items. He heard of Etsy delisting other artists’ items and reached out to his Etsy customer service representative out of concern.That’s when the representative noticed his sea otter items.“After awhile she told me that because sea otters were endangered, my items would be delisted,” he said. “This confused me, because they’re not, we have so many sea otters here.”Marcus Gho poses with his daughter at his craft table at the Native Artists Market in November 2016. (Photo courtesy Marcus Gho)The two began exchanging links. Gho said the confusion on Etsy’s part comes from geography and the distinct populations across Alaska.“I have sold some things on Etsy, it’s not the biggest source of the revenue that I have for my sea otter fur business,” Gho said. “Most of the stuff that I sell goes to other stores for resale.”Gho said he uses Etsy to reach customers that he otherwise couldn’t. He petitioned Etsy saying that the population of Southeast sea otters aren’t endangered. And eventually his items were relisted.That was good news for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s office.“I think it’s important to recognize that there has been some movement or conversations between Etsy and Alaska Native artists,” said Sullivan spokesman Matt Shuckerow. “The senator and the office is hopeful that we can find a possible solution for those that may not have been able to relist their items, and we can find some resolution for those artisans.”Earlier this month, the Alaska Republican had sent a letter to Etsy following reports of walrus ivory and sea otter items being delisted from the online retailer.Ketchikan-based fur artist Christy Ruby uses harbor seals to create clothing and accessories. She uses Etsy as a way to network with others. Harbor seals are not listed as endangered or threatened, but items, containing material from those animals, had not been relisted.And as far as Alaska Natives using walrus ivory?An Etsy representative responded via email saying the company prohibits the sale of all ivory products, regardless of its age, origin or legality.Editor’s note: This story now includes reference to a Ketchikan artist who also had items delisted from Etsy and an update about Etsy’s response to its ivory policy.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgEducation | Juneau | PoliticsCapitol rally calls for more funding to support STEAM education in AlaskaApril 14, 2018 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Participants brave the rain outside the state capitol at the second annual March for Science in Juneau on Saturday. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/04/14science.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Supporters of science and public education rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday as legislators debated education funding.First grade teacher at Harborview Elementary School Jennifer Thompson led the crowd in a chant so the legislators inside could hear them.“STEAM starts early. Learning makes it great. We all work together; innovate and create!” they yelled in unison.This was the second annual March for Science. Participants in the international event call upon lawmakers to base their policies in evidence-based research and facts. This year, organizers partnered with Great Alaska Schools, a statewide organization that advocates for quality public education.“Right now, as we know, the Legislature is deciding about school funding,” said Emily Ferry, a volunteer with Great Alaska Schools who helped organize the rally. “And we know that having hands-on science experiences, as well as art and music experiences, can really enhance education and we want to have those experiences for our kids so that we can have a strong future for Alaska.”Ferry and many of the speakers talked about the importance of emphasizing STEAM — an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and math education — at an early age.As nearly 100 people rallied outside, the Legislature was inside discussing two critical education bills.The Senate passed House Bill 287 on Saturday; it’s likely to go to conference committee to resolve differences over funding. It funds education independently from the overall state budget, with the intent that it would pass earlier.And HB 339 would increase the state’s per-student funding to school districts. The House passed the bill Saturday afternoon. It now goes to the Senate.School districts and educators across the state have advocated in favor of both bills, but particularly HB 339. The Juneau School District built its budget for next school year with the hope that HB 339 would pass.“If the Legislature does not increase education funding, then the school board’s going to have to go back and cut even more programs, more teachers,” Ferry said. “That’s going to make bigger class sizes, it will be less individualized, harder for students to learn, less programs to make it engaging and hands-on. I think the kids lose.”Among its budget cuts, the Juneau School Board voted to end a college readiness program called AVID at the middle school level.Thunder Mountain High School junior Laurine Araneta spoke about the program and the advantage it gave her when entering high school and starting to think about college.“For me personally, my mom didn’t graduate college and AVID has helped me just get into it … like, find out how to apply for grants and scholarships and financial aids,” Araneta said. “You know, for students who really want to go to college, if they’re not informed, then I feel like they’re discouraged to even try because they don’t have that guidance or support.”Earlier in the week, a report card from the National Center for Education Statistics revealed that Alaskan students in grades four and eight scored below the national average in both reading and math yet again.Those scores also declined from 2015, the last time the national test took place.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_img Dr. Shanna Levine, instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who was not involved in the study, agrees with its conclusion that BMI is not a good surrogate for fat. When counseling her patients, Levine advises them not to fixate on the bathroom scale but to focus on how their clothes fit because that’s a better indication of their body composition and weight distribution. Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. Tags fatobesityweight gain By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu March 7, 2016 Reprints Your body’s fat percentage is a better predictor of health risks than the number you see on the scale, confirms a new study.Body mass index — a ratio of weight to height — is still widely used in doctors’ offices. But it’s an imperfect measure of body fat and, therefore, researchers say, categorizes some muscular people as being overweight.Now, a new study of more than 50,000 middle-aged and older adults reveals that a high body fat percentage, but not high BMI, is a risk factor for near-term death. Researchers examined the medical charts and X-rays of people in Manitoba, Canada, who had gotten osteoporosis screenings between 1999 and 2013. They calculated BMI based on the patient’s medical chart, and body fat based on the area seen in the scan.advertisement The study found that high body fat percentage — defined as greater than 38 percent fat in women and greater than 36 percent fat in men — was associated with increased mortality over an average of 4-6 years.The study also found that people with a low BMI face a greater risk for death. That may be because low muscle mass reflects unhealthy weight loss, or the frailty associated with chronic disease. The results were published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine.advertisement [email protected] About the Author Reprints “Healthy body composition is not just thinness,” said study author Dr. William Leslie at the University of Manitoba.The study’s wider application is limited in a few ways. Most of the participants in the study were white females, and the study didn’t track participants’ BMI or body fat over time. Some relevant data, such as whether participants smoked, wasn’t collected.Despite these limitations, Leslie believes the study had general implications for both patients and physicians. “It attunes them to the fact that weight and BMI are not the be-all and end-all,” he said.Though the average person won’t have access to high-tech X-ray machines, Leslie said assessing body fat composition “can be as simple as just looking at somebody” or measuring waist circumference. Skin tissue folds or low overall fitness would also be signs of more fat. Can detox waters really flush your fat and toxins away? Related: @JenniferAdaeze Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu M. Spencer Green/AP Can detox waters really flush your fat and toxins away? HealthBody fat may be more significant than weight in predicting health risks Related:last_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Great scenes in Errill as students welcome Laois hurlers with… LifestyleOut and About Twitter Previous articleDisappointment for Tuohy as Geelong miss out on Grand Final placeNext articleJOB VACANCY: SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney looking to fill HR and Payroll position LaoisToday Reporter Facebook SEE ALSO – ‘Absolutely elated’ – St Brigid’s camogie club passionate to grasp first adult championship trophy since 2004 WhatsApp Facebook Among the photos we got was a great one of school secretary Mary Nolan with the cup and her four grand-children who are all current students.Laois won the Joe McDonagh Cup back in June and then shocked Dublin in the All Ireland Qualifiers before putting up a great performance against eventual champions Tipperary in the All Ireland quarter-finals.Paddy Purcell, who is from Errill, captained Laois while a number of Rathdowney-Errill players were involved with the side including today’s visitors Mark Kavanagh and Ross King as well as Jack Kelly and Eric Killeen.And after a hectic morning in Errill the cup and the players were off to the nearby Rathdowney school where there in line for a similar welcome.All concerned will be hoping that there will be another trophy to visit the schools in a couple of weeks.Rathdowney-Errill are in the Laois SHC semi-final in two weeks’ time and will be hoping to get their hands on the Bob O’Keeffe Cup once more for the first time since 2014.Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was in Errill this morning where she captured a selection of great images.You can check them all out below. School Secretary Mary Nolan with her four grandchildren Twitter Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th September 2019 center_img WhatsApp The students at Errill NS pulled out all the stops on Friday morning to welcome the Joe McDonagh Cup which was brought to the school by Laois hurling captain Paddy Purcell and his Rathdowney-Errill and Laois team-mates Ross King and Mark Kavanagh.For Purcell it was a momentous day as he brought the trophy back to the school he went to himself.Principal Tony Lawlor and the students in the small school were in mighty form on what was a glorious September morning.Fittingly the students sang Lovely Laois and on a really joyous occasions the school was decked out in blue and white bunting for the occasion.Unsurprisingly the players were mobbed for autographs and photographs and there was ice cream all round. In Pictures: Great scenes in Errill as students welcome Laois hurlers with Joe McDonagh Cup Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA GAA TAGSErillJoe McDonagh CupPaddy PurcellRathdowney-Errill last_img read more

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first_imgJames Langton BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs Keywords ETFs Related news Equity products led the way, with net inflows of US$3.1 billion in the first half, ETFGI reports. That is followed by the fixed income sector, which had US$2.6 billion in net inflows. Commodity ETFs/ETPs have suffered net outflows of US$17 million so far this year. In June, equity funds gathered the lion’s share of the net inflows, with US$814 million. Fixed income funds had US$85 million of net inflows, and commodity funds added US$20 million. According to ETFGI, iShares led the way in June, with inflows of US$518 million. BMO Asset Management was a distant second, with US$146 million in net inflows, and Vanguard ranked third with US$124 million net inflows. However, in the first half, BMO was the top provider with US$2.9 billion of net flows, followed by Vanguard at US$1.1 billion, and iShares had US$761 million. Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Desjardins to close four ETFs Canadian exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets grew by a modest 2.6% in the first half of 2015, according to preliminary data from U.S.-based independent research firm ETFGI. The firm reports that the Canadian ETF industry had US$68 billion in assets by the end of June, spread across 367 funds from 11 issuers. Through the first half, ETFs and exchange-traded products (ETPs) have had net inflows of US$6.6 billion, including US$984 million in June. Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedHouse Approves Motion for Establishment of Sexual Offenders’ Registry RelatedHouse Approves Motion for Establishment of Sexual Offenders’ Registry RelatedHouse Approves Motion for Establishment of Sexual Offenders’ Registry Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The House of Representatives yesterday (March 21) unanimously approved a motion calling for the establishment of a sexual offenders’ registry and the implementation of a programme for monitoring sex offenders, including notifying victims and the wider community if necessary, when the offender is released.The private members motion, which spoke specifically to carnal abuse and incest, also requested that the Human Resource and Social Development Committee of the House, urgently conducts a comprehensive review of the social and economic implications of these offences.The motion, which was piloted two weeks ago by Member of Parliament for South Central St. Catherine, Sharon Hay-Webster, further called for the Committee to consider an assessment of the confinement periods for offenders to include more stringent measures, such as life imprisonment.Noting that she had first raised the matter in 2001, after coming across a number of cases of sexual abuse in her constituency, Mrs. Hay-Webster stressed the urgency of reviewing the Sexual Offences Bill that had been drafted since 1995.“Let us have a comprehensive sexual offender’s bill in this House that looks at the issue of stalking, indecent assault, carnal abuse, incest and the establishment of the sexual offenders’ registry,” she stated.She acknowledged that the process would represent “a paradigm shift for us in the culture of our sexual practices” but noted that, “much of what we have accepted is because we have not been willing to have the conversation and effect change”.Mrs. Hay-Webster called for particular protection for children, who, in recent times, have been the victims of violent sex crimes. “There seems to be a resurgence of interest in the incidence of sexual abuse. The Women’s Centre (of Jamaica Foundation) and Women Inc. are now deepening the support that they give and are going to undertake a study of the incidence of rape, so we can begin to understand the offenders and look at the issue of treatment,” she stated.The Member of Parliament pointed out that the recent world report on violence and health had indicated that this issue was a public health consideration that most countries were not giving any review. “We should look at the incidence of sexual abuse and violence and deepen the intervention and conversation, so that it is not something that is under the table that we just whisper about, but that we confront it and find resolution on it,” she told the House.The Member of Parliament further informed, that the Commissioner of Corrections had advised that rape was the most repeated crime in the island. “It means that there is a deep well of hurt amongst many persons in this nation. It’s about time we begin to effect change,” she remarked.Supporting the resolution, Health Minister, John Junor, said that a number of fundamental issues had to be addressed, in addition to new legislation. Of particular concern, he said, was parenting, including the fact that many mothers were far too lax in the supervision of their children. This issue, he noted, was of particular concern in instances where mothers were in relationships with men, who were not the biological fathers of their children.“In many instances of rape, we see this factor coming to the fore. Clearly, in the cases of incest, we have repeatedly seen instances of abuse where mothers tolerate the abuse on the basis of support.sheer economic instances,” he pointed out.However, Mr. Junor noted, the blame was not to be placed on such mothers, because “the despicable act committed by those males, who prey on young girls and boys, we need to condemn equally”.He noted that special punishment was necessary to deal with the sexual exploitation of children and that in fact, it was not unreasonable for child murderers to receive the ultimate penalty of hanging. Mr. Junor said that there were too many communities in which sexual abuse of children was open knowledge, but not reported.Opposition members also gave their full support to the resolution, with Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Ann, Shahine Robinson, highlighting the need for the police to be provided with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology to help catch perpetrators and to create a database on repeat offenders.Member of Parliament for Central St. Catherine, Olivia Grange, submitted that legislation must be reformed to factor in the psychological effect on victims. She said public institutions needed to be improved and personnel such as the police should be better trained, to deal with victims of sex crimes.In his contribution, Member of Parliament for South Western St. Ann, Ernest Smith, said that in addition to a sexual offenders registry, perpetrators should be further exposed by having their names published in the national newspapers. 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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedFTC Must Protect Talent and Innovation – Samuda FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Commerce and Investment, Karl Samuda, has said that the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) must protect those who bring to the market, innovation and talent that leads to true economic development.Speaking at the 8th staging of the annual Shirley Playfair Lecture held on Thursday night (Sept. 20) at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, the Minister said, “no foreign investment can thrive or be attracted by us in an environment of non-adherence to the basic rules of fair competition,” noting that the FTC is responsible for stimulating investment through lending that support and protection.Pledging his support for the FTC, the national competition enforcement agency, Mr. Samuda said, “I bring to the table a promise to work hard and be as cooperative as possible as a good team player in keeping with the commitment of the new government to do so in all aspects of our administration”.Israeli scholar, Dr. Michal Gal, who delivered the lecture entitled: ‘Competition Law Enforcement in Regional Trade Agreements’, said that “merger regulation is still absent in Jamaica”, adding that “it limits firms’ discretion to externally change market structures.”Dr. Gal pointed out, “national competition law is often not sufficient to solve all the competition challenges faced” and went on to state that, “countries like Jamaica may lack sufficient resources to enforce competition laws or prosecute big offenders and the ability to create credible barriers to anti-competitive behaviour.”She proffered that, “solutions are often found in bilateral and regional agreements” adding, “there have been a proliferation of these over the last two decades with NAFTA, AFTA and Mercursor being among at least 140 such in existence.”In this context, Dr. Gal, who was addressing business scholars, consumers, corporate executives, public sector technocrats, among others, heralded the planned November 30 launch of the CARICOM Competition Commission as an important development for the region. However, she cautioned that, “given the new wave of competition law proliferation, we need to examine the motivation and whether the benefits justify the costs.”“We have selected regional competition enforcement as the topic for our Shirley Playfair lecture this year because this is very topical now and very important to us in this region” said Executive Director of the FTC, Barbara Lee, in an earlier interview with JIS News.She added that, “the launch of the CARICOM Competition Commission is a big event in the life of the region.”“There will be a sensitization programme, where a team will travel to each member state educating the citizenry, based on provisions of the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which gives us the mandate to get trading agreements effective throughout the region,” she explained.Mrs. Lee told JIS News that Dr. Gal, who is from Haifa University in Israel, was chosen to deliver the lecture, because of “her strident views on how competition is to be enforced in small economies”. RelatedFTC Must Protect Talent and Innovation – Samudacenter_img RelatedFTC Must Protect Talent and Innovation – Samuda FTC Must Protect Talent and Innovation – Samuda UncategorizedSeptember 23, 2007last_img read more

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