People with disabilities invited to tell their stories at research roadshow

first_imgAre you a person with a disability? Have you experienced difficulty accessing services related to fertility, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth or parenting?The Re(al) Productive Justice project wants to hear from you.This project is setting out to highlight the reproductive experiences of persons with disabilities in Ireland. Researchers are visiting Letterkenny Resource Centre on Friday November 22nd to record the personal accounts of persons with disabilities, over the age of 18, who want to talk about accessing reproductive services in Ireland. Dr. Áine Sperrin and Maria Ní Fhlathartha from the research team will be in Letterkenny to tell people more about the project, to record Oral History or Key Informant interviews or to take potential participants’ details to get in touch at a later date. The Re(al) Productive Justice project is based at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. Led by Prof. Eilionóir Flynn, the Research Team is comprised of Dr. Áine Sperrin, Dr. Jenny Dagg and Maria Ní Fhlathartha. The project runs from 2019 to 2022 and focuses on experiences across the Republic of Ireland. The researchers said: “We want to hear your stories about difficulties you have had based on your disability when you have used, or tried to use, reproductive services. Reproductive services include fertility and contraception – including surrogacy, abortion, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting – including fostering and adoption. Oral Histories will be recorded on a tape recorder. All Oral Histories collected can be anonymous if desired and will be archived for use by researchers in the future.” Who can participate?The project is open to people over the age of 18 who identifies as having a physical, intellectual, sensory or psychosocial disability.Anyone who identifies as neurodivergent and users and survivors of psychiatry.We are interested in people with disabilities who live in rural communities, are members of the Travelling Community, the LGBTQI Community, the Direct Provision community and people who have experiences with institutionalisation. “Key Informant interviews will determine the impact of legislation and policy on people working in the disability and reproductive services sectors. “Do you work in the field of reproductive rights for persons with disabilities? “Are you a legal, medical or social work professional with experience of supporting a persons with a disability to access reproductive services?“We also want to hear from you!”The Re(al) Productive Justice project is coming to the Letterkenny Resource Centre on Friday November 22nd from 10am to 2pm. For more information see www.realproductivejustice.com or contact the Research Team on realproductivejustice@nuigalway.ie or by calling 091 49 42 72People with disabilities invited to tell their stories at research roadshow was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brandon Belt’s success with Giants flying under the radar

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — There are several different ways to evaluate a hitter’s contributions to a lineup, but one of the most important is a player’s ability to get on base.Over the last three and a half weeks, no one in baseball has been better at doing so than Giants first baseman Brandon Belt.If you’re surprised to learn Belt has the highest on-base percentage (.474) in baseball since May 23, you’re not alone. Belt’s recent success has flown under the radar, in large part because of the way …last_img read more

Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Lewis says the clock would be “not a rule change, just a visible device on the court to manage the rule.”Players have 25 seconds to prepare after a point for the next first serve. They are first warned, then assessed a fault for the second violation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWimbledon will have a 38 million pounds ($49.5 million) prize fund this year and give the men’s and women’s singles champions a 4.4% raise to 2.35 million pounds ($3.06 million).First-round losers get a 15% raise to 45,000 pounds ($58,600). FILE – A detailed shot of a serve clock is seen in Louis Armstrong Stadium prior to the start of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 24, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA/AFPLONDON — Wimbledon is “highly likely” at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year’s US Open.Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed the timetable at a news conference on Tuesday which announced a near-12% raise in prize money for the July 1-14 edition.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ PBA D-League: Metropac-San Beda clobbers Trinity, rises to 1st place tie with CEU Wimbledon’s No. 1 court will have a new retractable roof and increased capacity of 12,345.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Official vanishes with Tk 140m

first_img*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam. A civil servant named Setaful Islam has disappeared allegedly after embezzling Tk 140 million meant for compensation for the people affected by the government’s land acquisition, reveals an investigation.Setaful Islam, an administrative cadre officer of the 24th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS), was posted as land acquisition officer at Kishoreganj deputy commissioner’s office.With sacks and vehicle, Setaful Islam went to the Sonali Bank in Kishoreganj branch in December to withdraw the huge sums of cash, witnesses told investigators. Once the matter came to the notice of the authorities and his colleagues, Setaful Islam disappeared from the scene.He could not even be reached over phone for comments as his cell phone remained switched off.The cabinet division, in a letter, asked the immigration department to halt Setaful if he tries to flee the the country.Setaful Islam embezzled the money, instead of distributing it as compensation packages among the respective people, shows the investigation.It says a total of Tk 50 million was allocated for land acquisition purposes in Kishoreganj in recent times.However, a cheque of the said amount signed by the accounts officer was deposited as salaries for employees of the land acquisition section of the district on 5 December.Record shows, Setaful Islam withdrew a total of Tk 49.40 million in two phases — on 6 and 7 December.The rest Tk 600,000 was sent to an organisation named Tapan Industries.In cheque books, the recognition of the cheque recipients was not found, according to the investigation. Some 13 cheques went missing. Instead of distributing cheques among the land owners, these were given to unnamed persons. In this way, he has allegedly embezzled over Tk 88.60 million more.He prepared a cheque to embezzle Tk 100 million more. As the matter was exposed, he fled, said the investigation.Auditor supers SM Jaman and Golam Haider of Kishoreganj district accounts office, accounts officer Sirajul Islam and a section of officials at Kishoreganj branch of Sonali bank are also responsible for embezzling the money.Dhaka additional divisional commissioner Nurunnabi said the money was embezzled in collusion with the bank officials and the district accounts office.”How did the bank give so much money in Setaful’s name?” Nurunnabi questioned.Denying the allegation, bank manager Md Mahbubul Islam Khan said, “The money was given as the land acquisition officer was delegated power to operate the account. We are bound to give the money as he submitted the required documents.”When asked, the bank manager said Setaful along with car, a few companions and sacks came to the bank and took the money.District accounts officer Sirajul Islam also denied the allegation.”I have properly verified the cheque. He was supposed to give details after the disbursement of compensation money. I could not anticipate that he would do such an act of disbelief,” the official said.Additional divisional commissioner Nurunnabi said, “I think the bank is involved in the incident. The district accounts office can’t approve the cheque.”Dhaka divisional commissioner M Bazlul Karim Chowdhury, in a letter, asked the public administration ministry to take departmental, legal and administrative actions against this officer.”I have never seen such a dreadful and dishonest person in my whole career. I have requested the Anti-Corruption Commission to file a graft case against him,”Dhaka divisional commissioner’s office and Kishoreganj district administration have investigated the case of Setaful’s money embezzlement.Land was acquired for implementing different development projects. The land ministry is assigned to accomplish this task. Affected people are to be compensated for land acquisition and cheques of compensation money are sent to the district administration in advance.On 3 December 2017, Setaful Islam was transfered to Pirojpur. Later, he was tranfered as aditional deputy commissioner to Sherpur. After lobbying, he was able to cancll his transfer order. As per his choice, he was transfered to Pirojpur as land acquisition officer.He could not be traced in Kishoreganj or in Pirojpur.Speaking to Prothom Alo, deputy commissioner of Pirojpur Abu Ahmed Siddique said, “Setaful Islam was not seen after his joining in Pirojpur.””I have heard he was appointed as ADC of Bhola,” Siddique added.”I have seen the appointment of Setaful in a circular on the website, but not practically.”last_img read more