Empowering Women II: Gender Equality and the Third Sector 2012, France

first_img LinkedIn 0 Empowering Women, Strasbourg January 5, 2012 Published by Site Default Tweet Share 0 +1 Pocket Empowering Women II: Gender Equality and the Third Sector 2012, Francecenter_img Similar Stories ScotCHEM International Graduate School Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, UK → Reddit Deadline: 31 January 2012Open to: participants from Youth in Action Programme Countries and Neighbouring Partner CountriesRemuneration: covered travel costs and board and lodgingFrench National Agency (National Agency) in cooperation with SALTO EuroMed Resource Centre (SALTO) organizes a seminar, “Empowering Women II: Gender equality and the third sector”, which will take place from March 26 to March 31, 2012, in Paris, France.This partnership building seminar will focus on the concept of “empowerment ” circumscribed in the wide area of the third sector. It will overview the different approaches in the third sectors- realties (community and voluntary sectors, etc). The working language is English/French. Aims and objectivesfacilitating the networking process among participants and promoting new common projects.letting participants deepening the topic of empowerment in the third sector (precisely in NGOs)deepening the analysis of the realities of empowerment in NGOs in the four regions (EU + MEDA + SEE + EECA)enquiring on the effective gender equality inside the third sector and participants’ NGOsgiving hints on practical methods for reaching an effective empowerment in and outside the organisations (gender budgeting, gender sensitive internal rules, quotas, flexible working hours, e-work…).getting a direct touch with the external environment, with organizations and bodies with strong connections with the thematicsharing experiences and best practices in the fieldEligibilityThis Seminar is for 30 participants from NEIGHBOURING PARTNER COUNTRIES, YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME COUNTRIES and recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers.Target groupYouth workers, trainers belonging to organisations or bodies dealing with the thematic.Coming from EU and the three regions (MEDA + SEE + EECA)A gender balance would be REALLY appreciated (or at least a significant male participation)RemunerationBoard and lodging will be covered by the Hosting National Agency. Travel costs for Programme Countries will be covered by the Sending National Agency. Travel cost of Meda Countries will be covered by the Hosting National Agency.ApplicationIf you are interested in participating in the training you can submit your online application here.Contact for questions:SALTO EUROMEDE-Mail: [email protected]: +33 1 70 98 93 71The Official Webpage ← The European Economic and Social Committee 2012 Video Challenge Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Despite some reservations, Shawnee planning commission advances scaled-down plan for Westbrooke Green

first_imgBob Johnson, Polsinelli attorney representing Westbrooke Green developersDespite reservations from some members, the Shawnee planning commission last night agreed that a revised, scaled down plan for Westbrooke Green, a multimillion-dollar mixed-use project on the northeast corner of 75th and Quivira, still generally conforms to the intent of the city’s comprehensive plan.The planning commission had agreed in November 2017 that the project was consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan. Representatives with MP Westbrooke North LLC, the developer, said they have been working on plans that fit the site; they have found the revised plans would better suit the character of the neighborhood.Westbrooke Green is one of a handful of projects getting extra scrutiny from city leaders, as the developer has received public incentives in the form of tax increment financing to help fund the development.Bob Johnson, an attorney from Polsinelli representing the developer on the project, said they are now requesting $14 million in TIF funds for the roughly $90.2 million project.Doug Allmon, community development director for Shawnee, said the developer “slightly” revised project plans to have fewer apartment units on site, as well as a reconfiguration of the retail components.Here are the details of the revised project plan on the roughly 32-acre site:Construction of about 107,600 square feet of new and repurposed commercial/restaurant space, including 4 new restaurant pad sites and 2 newly renovated existing structures (slightly less than 108,500 square feet of commercial space approved in original project plan)Construction of about 343 market-rate multi-family residential units in 3 multi-story buildings with surface parking (down from 530 luxury units in five buildings)Construction of a village green open space, a walking trail system, carports for residential tenants and a pond amenityInfrastructure improvements including traffic infrastructure, stormwater treatment facilities, stormwater collection facilities, parking areas, landscaping, lighting and utilitiesHere is a view of the revised project plan:Demolition of several buildings that were part of Westbrooke Village, the derelict and defunct shopping center on the site, was completed over the past few months.The revised project plan no longer includes some components such as a parking garage and amphitheater, much to the concern of some commissioners.Commissioner Kathy Peterson said the planning commission in 2017 had approved a project plan with high-rise buildings, a parking garage and an amphitheater. And the new plan appears to have “significantly reduced” the amount of green space, she added.“This plan in front of me does not look like a destination,” she said. “It looks like a large apartment complex next to a grocery store. This was supposed to be a spectacular new ‘welcome to Shawnee’ on that corner of the city.”The agenda item did not include a period for public comment, so about half a dozen residents followed the developers and their representative out into the lobby to share some of the same concerns about the project.The residents told the developer they wanted a destination place with nice restaurants. They added that they did not want to see high-rise “inner city” buildings taller than five stories, nor did they want a project that only has an apartment complex and more fast-food restaurants.Shawnee Planning Commissioner Kathy Peterson.Johnson said the residents would have the opportunity in future meetings to give input on the project plan.“We’re extremely excited about this project; we think it can be delivered,” he said. “We think it’s good for the neighborhood. We think it’s the right use and the right mixture of uses for the neighborhood.”Johnson said they have taken feedback from residents and revised the plans to create a sustainable development.In the meeting, Allmon said the planning commission will consider approval of a revised project plan, including its various components, before the developer could begin construction.Johnson said a parking garage no longer made sense for the project size, adding that surface parking would fit better with the surrounding neighborhood of single-family homes.Johnson said the green space proposed in the central part of the site would have a raised platform for outdoor concerts and events. The residential component — to be built by NorthPoint Development of Riverside, Missouri — has less density to be more respectful of the neighboring single-family homes, Johnson said, adding that a mixture of surface, carport and in-line parking would fit the site better than a parking garage.Johnson added that the developer is planning to modernize and repurpose the Dillons building to fit the needs of current retail tenants, such as entertainment and fitness businesses. A mixture of brand-new buildings do not fit the market demand, he added.The project plan does not include a grocery store. Further project plan details will be nailed down and considered for approval multiple times at a later date, Johnson added.“It’s almost as if the 2017 plan didn’t exist,” he said.City staff said the planning commission’s decision Monday was simply to agree if the project plan meets the intent of the city’s comprehensive plan. The city’s Land Use Guide of the Comprehensive Plan indicates that mixed-use development — with components of residential, commercial, open space and restaurant uses — is “appropriate for the site,” staff noted in city documents.The planning commission voted 7-0 to agree that the revised project plans conform to the city’s comprehensive plan. Commissioners Bruce Bienhoff, Carrie Bingham, Brian Roth and Steven Wise were absent.last_img read more

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Posting Facebook Messages Threatening To Kill New Mexico Governor,  Law Enforcement Officers, Government Officials

first_imgFBI News:ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Logan Mock, 34, of Albuquerque pleaded guilty in federal court May 13 to two counts of transmission of threatening communications in interstate commerce.In Mock’s plea agreement, he admitted committing these offenses March 2 and March 13 in Bernalillo County. He posted messages on Facebook threatening to kill Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, law enforcement officers and other government officials. Mock is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of up to five years in prison for each offense.The FBI investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaymie L. Roybal is prosecuting the case.last_img

3×3 basketball: The quarterfinals are known in the “Top Gun” tournament…

first_imgOn August 22 and 23, the fifth tournament of the summer stage of the Latvian professional 3×3 basketball league “Top Gun” will take place in Ogre.12 teams have registered for the men’s competition. Four group tournaments were played in the preliminaries on Saturday. The top two teams qualified for the knockout tournament.Sunday in the quarter-finals of the game “Bauerfeind” – “Avotu Reprezent”, BC “3×3 Madona” – Mārupe, VEF BA Valka / VJCĢ – RSU, BC “Ogre” – “Kandava / Anzāģe”Five teams have applied for the women’s tournament, including guests from Lithuania. A round tournament will be played on Sunday. The two best teams will determine the winners in the final game,The Latvian 3×3 Basketball League tournament series “Top Gun” will take place from July to May. There are 6 summer stages and a final stage. In the first stage, BC “Saldus” won in Ventspils, in the second stage, the first place in Saldus was won by the Latvian national team playing under the “Ķekava” flag, in the third stage, the Madona unit was the best in Rēzekne, and in the fourth stage, “Ķekava” won again in Liepāja. A summer stage in Jelgava and a final stage in the shopping center “Akropole” are also planned.The games can be watched live on the LBS YouTube channel. The game calendar and results can be followed on the FIBA ​​3×3 portal.In the final stage of the summer series, a trip to the FIBA ​​3X3 international tournament will be played in the shopping center “Akopole”.Follow 3x3Latvia and be the first to know the news.facebook.com/3x3Latvijainstagram.com/3x3Latvija#submit forbiddenlast_img read more

QPR 0 – 1 Chelsea

first_imgJuan Mata’s controversial second-half penalty earned Chelsea victory over west London rivals QPR and sent them into the fifth round of the FA Cup.Mata scored from 12 yards after Clint Hill was adjudged to have barged over Daniel Sturridge, a decision that looked harsh on replays.Moments earlier, Chelsea claimed a penalty when Hill tripped Sturridge.Mata forced a low save from Paddy Kenny in a game of few chances, while Ramires suffered a serious looking knee injury.Much of the pre-match talk centred on whether there would be a conciliatory handshake between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand, in the first meeting between the sides since Terry was charged with racially abusing Ferdinand in October’s Premier League game.But neither player was given the option as the Football Association announced before kick-off that there would be no customary pre-match handshakes between the sides. While the atmosphere was fiery off the pitch, on it both sides played out a poor first half which lacked creativity.Mata had the only clear chance, forcing Kenny into a decent low save from the edge of the box after seizing on Luke Young’s slip.Joey Barton wasted QPR’s best effort, a half-volley from 20 yards which went comfortably wide of Petr Cech’s post.Mata was the game’s outstanding player and his delightful back heel played in Ramires, but the Brazilian’s delivery across the face of the goal was missed by the Chelsea forward line.Chelsea started the second half brightly and Sturridge went close, sending a fierce drive from the edge of the area narrowly wide after Fernando Torres played him in. QPR were struggling to get a foothold in the game and had no penetration up front, despite the introduction of Federico Macheda at half-time.The visitors were aggrieved not to win a penalty after Hill’s challenge on the lively Sturridge, but referee Mike Dean waved away appeals.However, moments later Chelsea were awarded a penalty that looked less obvious when Hill was deemed to have bundled over Sturridge, who went to ground easily.Mata dispatched the penalty expertly, sending Kenny the wrong way and finding the bottom left-hand corner of the net to give Chelsea a 60th-minute lead.The action on the pitch led to some unsavoury incidents off it, with reports of objects being thrown by fans, while Dean spoke with a steward in the crowd about another incident during a break in play. With 15 minutes remaining, Ramires blocked a shot from Hill, leading to a lengthy delay and the Chelsea player being carried off on a stretcher with suspected knee ligament damage.The delay hindered QPR’s attempts for an equaliser, with Mark Hughes’s side finding it near impossible to gain any momentum and penetrate Chelsea’s defence.But the announcement of seven minutes of injury time spurred them on and, in the final seconds, Young forced a decent low save from Cech before Shaun Wright-Phillips’s volley missed the target.last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti yet to decide if Sergio Ramos will play in midfield

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti says he is still deciding if he will deploy Sergio Ramos in midfield against Valencia or not. Ancelotti is looking forward to facing both Valencia and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu in the next couple of days.  Upd. at 13:58 CEST “I’m focused on the Valencia game. I’m not going to rotate of keep anyone back; I’ll play the strongest team.” The defender has been played there by Ancelotti a few time, to mixed effect. “The team are in good mental shape,” he said. “We know it’s a final and it’s an advantage facing both Valencia and Juventus at home.center_img Ancelotti said: “I’m still yet to decide if Sergio starts in the center of the pitch. I’ll make that decision tomorrow.  Ramos had an awful game in the Champions League semi-final first leg, which Madrid lost 2-1 to Juventus.  Sport EN “I’m confident in him and he can play in numerous positions. It wasn’t rash playing him in midfield against Atletico or Sevilla and if I play him there tomorrow it won’t be reckless.” 09/05/2015last_img read more