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Bethel tribe protests 15-day comment period for Donlin Gold water permits

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Environment | Food | State Government | Subsistence | WesternBethel tribe protests 15-day comment period for Donlin Gold water permitsFebruary 19, 2021 by Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel Share:The proposed Donlin Gold mine would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world if completed. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)The Alaska Department of Natural Resources gave the public 15 days to comment on 12 water right permits for the proposed Donlin Gold mine in December 2020. The Orutsararmiut Native Council claims that wasn’t enough time, especially as villages locked down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and taking into account limited access to the internet in rural Alaska.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/200216_donlin_water_permits.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Bethel resident and Orutsararmiut Native Council member Bev Hoffman has protested the proposed Donlin Gold mine for years and is frustrated that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources only gave tribes 15 days to comment on a dozen water right permits that it has granted to Donlin Gold. The comment deadline was December 15, 2020.According to Hoffman, there are a lot of barriers to getting public comment in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.“Communities are in lockdown; they’re not meeting,” Hoffman said. “They don’t have internet data to hold big Zoom meetings.”Hoffman is also worried that Donlin Gold’s plans for those streams will disrupt people’s way of life in the YK Delta. The Donlin Gold mine would be one of the biggest in the world, if completed, and will require a lot of water to treat the mercury and other toxins released during its operations. These 12 water right permits give Donlin Gold permission to draw down the water of 12 streams for its operations.The Orutsararmiut Native Council’s letter to DNR echoed Hoffman’s concerns. ONC wrote:“First, the Department must not proceed with approving these water rights applications without providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on those applications. Notwithstanding the inadequate information provided, we ask that the Department deny these applications pursuant to Alaska Statute 46.15.080 to 46.15.090 because they are not in the public interest and the existing uses of the waters that would be appropriated by these applications are far more important.”Both Hoffman and the letter written by ONC said that the water permits further endanger the region’s food security.“For them to be able to get this water permit that jeopardizes that food security in the manner that it’s happening, it’s so wrong and dangerous. Dangerous to the people that choose to live a way of life out here,” Hoffman said.The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is one of the most food insecure regions in the country; many of its residents cannot access three meals a day.Roughly 22% to 24% of YK Delta households are food insecure, according to Feeding America, a national nonprofit focusing on hunger relief. The organization reports that 21% of households in the Bethel Census Area are food insecure. In the Kusilvak Census Area, which includes villages along the lower Yukon River and Bering Sea coast, those rates are even higher, ranging from 25 to 29%. This makes it the second most food insecure region in the nation, just after Jefferson County, Mississippi. Feeding America reports that one in four Alaska Native households cannot access three meals per day, a rate double that of white households.Most YK Delta residents depend on subsistence foods for the majority of their diet. The Kuskokwim River is the primary food source, and the Donlin Gold mine site would sit near one of its tributaries. The company has emphasized its commitment to building the mine as safely as possible.A spokesperson for the state, Dan Saddler, said that the process was legal; state statute allows a 15-day comment period. The state can extend that deadline period, but Saddler said that they haven’t gotten a request to do that from any of the tribes or organizations who commented.Correction: An earlier version of the article incorrectly said Donlin Gold was granted the 12 water right permits in December. That is incorrect. The public comment for the permits was in December. The article and headline have been updated to include a letter and comment from the Orutsararmiut Native Council that said that DNR did not give adequate time or information for public comment.Share this story:last_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 24 June 2015

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Tags: NULL Express KCS Share To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] BRITISH FOODSRBC Capital Markets has downgraded the Primark owner from “outperform” to “sector perform” with a target price of 3,200p. The broker said that while Primark relatively rare international roll-out story, the company is lacking earnings momentum and its sees more valuation upside elsewhere.TESCOHSBC has trimmed its earnings per share forecast for this financial year by 1.6 per cent but kept its target price of 295p and “buy” recommendation unchanged ahead of Tesco’s first quarter trading update on Friday, when like-for-like sales are likely to be down by two per cent.GREENE KINGBarclays has upgraded Green King from “neutral” to “overweight” with a price of 821p after the pub group’s takeover of Spirit Pub Company was approved by the competition authorities. Barclays said the deal will drive the enlarged group’s return on invested capital higher between now and 2017. Best of the Brokers for 24 June 2015 center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 23 June 2015 8:39 pm whatsapplast_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Amgen suffers big setback with osteoporosis drug

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Amgen suffers big setback with osteoporosis drug Ed Silverman Alex Hogan/STAT Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was refreshing and invigorating, because the usual routine of deadline, meetings, and whatnot has forcefully returned. You knew this would happen, yes? To cope, as you can guess, we are quaffing cups of stimulation. As always, you are invited to join us. Remember, no prescription is required. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits for you to enjoy. Hope you have a smashing day and do keep in touch …Amgen and UCB disclosed their experimental osteoporosis drug, which is awaiting US regulatory approval, yielded a higher rate of serious heart problems that were not seen in earlier studies. Although the drug met the primary and key secondary goals of a late-stage study, Amgen does not expect approval this year. Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat wrote this is “very surprising,” noting Wall Street expected $800 million in peak annual sales. Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? By Ed Silverman May 22, 2017 Reprints [email protected] center_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What is it? @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

More than 100 Nobel Prize winners call for fossil fuel phase out ahead of Biden’s climate summit

first_imgWASHINGTON / CNN — The world’s most powerful leaders will come together for the President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit on Thursday, more than 100 Nobel Prize recipients are laying out a clear message: Keep fossil fuels in the ground.A total of 101 Nobel laureates wrote to President Biden, urging him and other leaders to take concrete steps to phase out fossil fuels in order to prevent irreversible climate change.“The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for almost 80% of carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution,” the letter reads, adding: “Allowing the continued expansion of this industry is unconscionable.”Those who added their name to the letter have make it clear they believe it is up to the summit’s attendees to act. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Queen Elizabeth II to meet President Joe Biden next week June 4, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The world could reach climate tipping point in the next five years May 28, 2021 LIVE NOW: Biden holds news conference following summit with Putin June 16, 2021 The letter, which was coordinated by the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, has been signed by some of the world’s most distinguished scientists, peace makers and writers.The long list of signatories includes Jody Williams, who was awarded the 1997 Peace Prize for her campaign to ban landmines; women’s rights activist and 2011 Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee; Frances H. Arnold who was awarded the 2018 chemistry prize for performing the first-ever “directed evolution” of enzymes; Harald zur Hausen, the 2008 medicines and physiology laureate who discovered that human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer; the 2005 literature laureate Elfriede Jelinek, and the 2010 Economics laureate Christopher Pissarides.Calls for fossil fuels to be phased out are not new. The United Nations said a massive step is necessary if humanity wants to stop irreversible and catastrophic man-made climate change.The goal of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord is to limit warming to below 2 degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.To achieve that, the world would need to cut fossil fuel production by roughly 6% every year between 2020 and 2030, yet current projections show an annual increase of 2%, according to the UN Production Gap report.The UN said last year that the world is on track to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 than scientists said is permissible to keep the planet from warming by more than 1.5°C, and 50% more than we can burn to keep warming to 2°C.While the pandemic caused global greenhouse gas emissions to drop slightly last year, a new report published this week by the International Energy Agency said the bounce back is already happening.The report estimates that carbon emissions from energy use are on track to spike by 1.5 billion tons in 2021, as heavy coal consumption in Asia, and in China in particular, outweighs rapid growth in renewable sources. That would be the second largest annual increase in energy-related emissions in history.The authors of the letter said that efforts to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement and to reduce demand for fossil fuels will be undermined if supply continues to grow.“The fossil fuel system is global and requires a global solution — a solution the Leaders’ Climate Summit must work towards,” they wrote. “And the first step is to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisement Senate Republicans unveil counteroffer to Biden’s infrastructure plan — Here’s what’s in it May 28, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Climate ChangePresident Joe Biden Advertisement“Leaders, not industry, hold the power and have the moral responsibility to take bold actions to address this crisis,” they wrote.The letter outlines three steps they think world leaders should do: put an end to any further expansion of oil, gas and coal production; phase out existing fossil fuel production in a manner that is fair and equitable and invest heavily in the global transition to renewable energy.“In addition to being the leading source of emissions, there are local pollution, environmental and health costs associated with extracting, refining, transporting and burning fossil fuels. These costs are often paid by Indigenous peoples and marginalized communities,” the letter reads.last_img read more

Laois Gardai recover stolen caravan belonging to young Louth boy with special needs

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMy Club & I: St Paul’s ladies footballer and Emo secretary – Anne LawlorNext articleMinister Flanagan leads the tributes after Garda detective shot and killed last night Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 18th June 2020 “The reason the caravan is so important to us is that over the last three months, we have been in lock-up.“We live in the Louth Meath area and, because Sean has autism, we were allowed to travel slightly.“So, we used to go over every second or third day – myself or my husband would take him over. He would have his iPad and his little treat and he would sit in the caravan for a change of scenery to get out of the house.“This child has been stuck in for three months with no school and that was his little piece of heaven. Now, his little piece of heaven has vanished.”But on learning that Laois Gardai had recovered Sean’s caravan, Fiona took to Facebook to share her joy.She said: “Thank you to all the public who have shared our appeal and been so kind.”While Laois Gardai are delighted to have recovered Sean’s caravan, they are determined to catch the culprits and have launched the following plea for information.They say: “Gardaí in Portarlington are appealing to the public for their assistance in establishing the movements of this caravan which had been stolen on the night of the 10th/11th June 2020 from a yard in Gernonstown, Slane, County Meath.“Thieves broke into the yard and caused criminal damage to other property at the location.“On the 17th June 2020 Portarlington Gardaí recovered this caravan in a field in the Ballintogher area of Ballybrittas, County Laois.“We believe it was left there overnight. We are looking for any assistance from both locals and anyone that might have passed through the area overnight to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 0578674100 with information.”SEE ALSO – Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise to be pedestrianised for July and August Facebook Electric Picnic News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home News Laois Gardai recover stolen caravan belonging to young Louth boy with special… News Electric Picnic Twittercenter_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date TAGSFiona Sharkey CarrollGardaiSean Sharkey Carroll Laois Gardai recover stolen caravan belonging to young Louth boy with special needs Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest This is brilliant news.Gardai in Laois have recovered a caravan belonging to a young Louth boy who has special needs.15-year-old Drogheda teenager Sean Sharkey-Carroll, who has Down syndrome and autism, is non-verbal and is blind in one eye, had his caravan stolen from a yard in Meath last week.But LaoisToday understands that Sean, his mam Fiona, dad Peter and sister Aoibhinn, will be reunited with their caravan today.His mam Fiona had launched a desperate plea to recover the caravan as she says that it is her son’s ‘little piece of heaven’.Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast for Your Call yesterday morning, Fiona told just how important the caravan is to Sean.She said: “My son is 15 and he has been a very sick boy all of his life.“He is non-verbal, he has autism and he has no vision in one of his eyes. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role last_img read more

MOFAT Prepares for Reunification

first_imgNews MOFAT Prepares for Reunification North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News AvatarKim Yong Hun Facebook Twittercenter_img News By Kim Yong Hun – 2010.12.29 7:10pm The Ministry of Unification determined its direction for next year to be bolstering preparations for reunification rather than focusing on the inter-Korean relationship. Likewise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade plans to try to get international support for the process of reunification. Regarding MOFAT’s focus next year, an official of the Ministry said yesterday, “We need to win the necessary (international) support while examining all kinds of possible ways reunification may be realized, getting the green light from related international organizations, examining obligations we have under international law, and consultation (with international organizations and society).” President Lee Myung Bak justified preparing for reunification early this month when he said, “It is not far, I can feel reunification is close,” at a meeting with Korean residents in Malaysia.Therefore, MOFAT’s plan for the next year to get international support for its efforts for reunification presumably reflects the president’s intentions. The official said that, “We are going to make an effort to get international support for our plan through explaining to international society the need for reunification and making them understand our legal and administrative preparations.” The official said, “Through discussions of preparation for reunification on the Korean Peninsula and seeking ways to reunify, we are going to win support from major related countries. We have to explain our stance on fundamentally changing North Korea to neighbor countries and win their support.” However, he explained that work related to preparation for reunification does not focus on measures to cope with a sudden emergency in North Korea, but are “to accomplish reunification peacefully eventually.” But he also said that, “It is to cope with all the possibilities.” There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Expect more wearable technology in insurance industry: Accenture

first_img Megan Harman The adoption of wearable technology is part of an effort by insurers to create personalized experiences that engage consumers. Nearly three-quarters of the executives surveyed said that providing a personalized customer experience is one of their top three priorities within the organization, and half claim to already see a positive return from their investment in personalized technologies. “While insurers have traditionally based their underwriting and pricing processes on a limited view of certain customer variables, emerging technologies such as wearables and other connected devices can help insurers break from their traditional business models and provide outcome-based services for their customers,” said John Cusano, senior managing director of Accenture’s global insurance practice. As insurers gain access to large volumes of new data, however, they are also facing new challenges. More than half of the executives surveyed said that managing data is “extremely challenging” or “very challenging” considering the changes in volume, variety and velocity. The survey results suggest that many executives are experimenting with new software and technology to help them manage and decipher their data, and many plan to engage with business partners on digital initiatives in the next two years. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Nearly two-thirds of insurers expect that wearable technologies will be adopted broadly by the insurance industry within the next two years, according to a recent survey by global consulting firm Accenture plc. The firm surveyed more than 200 insurance executives, including some Canadian respondents, as part of its annual Technology Vision report. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The results suggest that the adoption of wearable technology is expected to comprise one of the most significant developments for the insurance industry in the next few years. Nearly one-third of respondents said they are already using wearables to engage customers, employees or partners, and 63% said they believe that the technology will be adopted broadly by the industry in the next two years. One insurer that has recently embraced this technology is Boston-based John Hancock Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corp. of Toronto. In April, it launched a new life insurance program that incorporates wearable technology, allowing clients to qualify for lower insurance premiums when they demonstrate that they are taking steps to improving their health. (See Insurance: Embracing technology)last_img read more

Sun Life deal for U.S. fund manager a win: Moody’s

first_imgBusiness people shaking hands 123RF BMO asset management sale is on strategy: Moody’s U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Los Angeles-based Crescent invests in mezzanine debt, middle market direct lending, high-yield bonds and syndicated loans.Moody’s said that the acquisition is consistent with SLF’s strategy to build up its third-party asset management capabilities while also limiting its reliance on asset management fees.Asset management contributed 35% to SLF’s net income in the quarter ended June 30, it noted.With approximately US$28 billion in assets under management (AUM), Crescent Capital represents a “modest” addition to Sun Life’s stable of third-party managers, Moody’s said.The company’s stake in Crescent “will contribute only a small proportion of net income, therefore the acquisition does not risk creating over-reliance on market-sensitive fee income,” it said. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Asset management companiesCompanies Moody’s Investors Service, Sun Life Financial Inc. Research finds that diversity in asset management pays off Sun Life Financial Inc.’s acquisition of a controlling stake in U.S. alternative asset manager Crescent Capital Group LP is a positive for the firm, says Moody’s Investors Service in a new report.Last week Sun Life Financial (SLF) announced a deal to acquire a 51% stake in Crescent Capital for US$338 million. Related news James Langton last_img read more

Bankrupt sentenced for hiding thousands from trustees

first_imgBankrupt sentenced for hiding thousands from trustees Harvey Tudor (74), of Brookhouse, Lancaster, appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 6 January where he appeared before District Judge Garland.He was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, as well as a 3-month curfew and a contribution to prosecution costs of £2,200.The court heard that Harvey Tudor was made bankrupt in January 2014 owing creditors just over £52,000. Bankruptcy restrictions are normally lifted after 12 months but Harvey Tudor failed to cooperate with the Official Receiver and his discharge from bankruptcy was suspended indefinitely.Whilst still a bankrupt, in February 2015 Harvey Tudor sold a property in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, that he jointly owned with his wife.Harvey Tudor split the proceeds, receiving just under £59,000, but failed to inform the Official Receiver of this amount as he was obliged to do before spending the sum over the course of the next two years.On 6 November 2020 at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court, Harvey Tudor pleaded guilty to one count of failing to declare property whilst bankrupt.District Judge Garland told Harvey Tudor that it was his duty to report the house sale and not doing so was a “big mistake”.Julie Barnes, Chief Investigator at the Insolvency Service, said:Harvey Tudor knew his legal obligations when he was made bankrupt. Despite this, he tried to hide the proceeds from the sale of his house from his trustees to avoid repaying his creditors.This case shows that we will not hesitate to take these matters to the criminal courts where it is appropriate to do so, and this sentence should act as a warning to others who try to hide their assets while bankrupt.NotesHarvey Tudor is of Brookhouse in Lancaster and his date of birth is June 1946.Harvey Tudor’s discharge from bankruptcy has been suspended indefinitely. Details are confirmed on the Individual Insolvency RegisterBankruptcy restrictions are wide ranging. The effects are the same whether you are subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or to an undertaking. Guidance on the main statutory consequences flowing from a bankruptcy restrictions order or undertaking. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Barnes, court, Criminal, Government, Harvey, house, Lancaster, property, prosecution, spending, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Choose to challenge on International Women’s Day

first_imgChoose to challenge on International Women’s Day “Choose to Challenge” gender stereotypes this International Women’s Day by joining Brimbank City Council’s live stream online panel discussion.International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.This year the theme is “Choose to Challenge” – with communities invited to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.Brimbank will celebrate International Women’s Day with an online event, on Wednesday 10 March at 3pm – where audiences can listen to a panel of four leaders discuss their experiences of challenging gender stereotypes.The panel will include:Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka RasicAboriginal Elder & Brimbank Citizen of the Year Aunty Joyce CooperVictoria University Lecturer in Community, College of Health & Biomedicine Dr Mimmie WattsGreen Empire Street owner and entrepreneur Darlene Ladio.Panel discussionWhen: Wednesday 10 March, 3-4.30pmDetails: Brimbank Internaltional Womens Day 2021 EventFilm screeningEnjoy an online film screening of CODED BIAS, which explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that most facial-recognition software doesn’t accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women. CODED BIAS is presented by Brimbank City Council as a part of the Taking the Lead Film Festival.When: From 8am on Tuesday 9 March to 8am on Wednesday 10 March.Registrations essential: https://pvawhub.whwest.org.au/takingtheleadfilmfestival/Quotes attributable to Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic“I am so proud to be Mayor of a Council which includes eight women Councillors.“As a progressive woman in politics, the advancement of female representation across all levels of government and sectors is a huge passion of mine.“As a young migrant who came to Australia in the 90s, I would love to see even more people share my vision of greater female representation.“My journey to becoming both a small business owner and local representative has taught me the hardship women face on the path to success. I hope to be a voice of inspiration to all women of all backgrounds and support them on their journey.“Gender equality is important for the entire community. We know that workplaces and communities thrive in a society where men and women are treated equally.“Brimbank Council lives out its commitment to gender equity in several ways, including advocating for change, partnering with other organisations, and supporting those who are working for positive change in the community.“Guided by our Fairness, Equality and Respect Strategy 2019-2023, Brimbank Council chooses to challenge through programs supporting women’s participation in sport, health and wellbeing, challenge rigid gender roles and help prevent violence against women.“Brimbank City Council will continue working with our communities and our staff to break down gender barriers, change attitudes and improve gender equality.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Australia, Brimbank, Brimbank City Council, film festival, gender equality, gender equity, Government, health, local council, MIT, Small Business, small business owner, university, Victoria, Victoria University, womenlast_img read more