Joe Biden is projected to win

first_imgPolling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state.The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election.This is breaking news. Check back for updates. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Imagescenter_img Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday.The projected victory for the former vice president comes in yet another state that incumbent President Donald Trump had won in 2016.Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Haitian reconstruction must ensure human rights, says UN

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Share Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A senior United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday that post-earthquake development efforts in Haiti should be based on people’s rights, ensuring there is no discrimination in reconstruction plans and that they are guided by transparency and participation of beneficiaries in decision-making.Kyung-wha Kang, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights, who has been on a five-day mission to Haiti, said she was encouraged by President Michel Martelly’s commitment to achieving the fundamental rights of the Haitian people, including economic and social rights, such as housing, education and health.“Strong leadership and support of the president on human rights is essential to address the systemic shortcomings of the rule of law and to make solid progress on economic development and reconstruction efforts,” Kang told a news conference in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.Kang pointed out foreign aid alone cannot address impediments to human rights in Haiti, which she said were complex and entrenched. She said initiatives by the international community must be part of a broader plan to increase access to adequate housing in the camps and in poor neighbourhoods.“Only a comprehensive plan for housing, combined with a massive job creation, can break the cycle of extreme poverty and the inability to achieve economic and social rights, in which Haiti has been imprisoned for so many years.”The deputy high commissioner said she had taken note of reports of trafficking of children across the border into the Dominican Republic, and praised the work of national and local authorities, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in trying to stop the practice.Kang, however, stressed the need for devoting additional resources to institutions responsible for protecting children and strengthening the legal framework to curb human trafficking.She also voiced concern over high levels of gender-based violence, including rape.“I welcome the existence of a national action plan to combat domestic violence, and I encourage all state authorities to work closely and to increase their efforts to address these endemic and odious practices that cause so much suffering to so many women in Haiti,” she added.She welcomed the efforts by the judiciary to reduce prolonged pre-trial detention, stressing that the judicial reforms approved four years ago should be implemented for greater judicial capacity and autonomy.“More investment is needed in the judicial system, not just in buildings, but also in adequate working conditions for its staff. It is imperative that transparent, fair and timely [procedures] are established for the selection and dismissal of judges.”Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Share NewsRegional Haitian reconstruction must ensure human rights, says UN by: – July 7, 2011last_img read more

Fruta Conquerors FC are LIMACOL Champs

first_imgAFTER an intense month of footballing action, Fruta Conquerors FC can call themselves Kings of the LIMACOL football tournament.The team overcame their rivals, Santos FC, 2-0 in the final of the tournament on Sunday evening at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.The match, touted as the grudge match of the best two youth teams in Georgetown, lived up to expectation, with fans petering on the edge of their seats when the ball went into either of the final thirds.Still, both sides were kept in the game during the early stages by their respective shot-stoppers, both men pulling off saves that left the crowd in awe.Not for the want of trying, as each team had more than 10 attempts on the other’s goal, the game had to go the route of extra time as no-one could find the back of the net at the end of 90 minutes.It would take a captain’s effort from Nicholas Mc Arthur to let Fruta surge ahead, his timing in the air proving impeccable as he headed pass the flailing Santos keeper for the first goal of the tournament.The Fruta captain was not finished there; he capitalized on a sensational through ball from Ryan Hackett and slipped it slyly by the keeper for his second of the match and the tournament sealer.For his efforts, the team carted of $400,000 with Santos taking $200,000.In the third place playoff, Riddim Squad edged out Pele with a lone goal in the closing minutes of their game to cop the $100,000 prize. Pele received $50,000.Mc Arthur picked up the most-goals award for his twelve goals, inclusive of two hat-tricks, along with the most valuable player award. Joel Yhap, his team was given the best goalkeeper award.last_img read more