Women in politics: 60 years of milestones

first_imgFour years later she was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards following a deadly confrontation between Indian security forces and Sikh separatist militants at the Golden Temple in Punjab state.  First female majority parliamentIn the period following the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the population was majority female and in 2003 the government pledged to give women a more prominent position in politics.The country’s constitution that year included the requirement that at least 30 percent of positions of responsibility in government should be occupied by women.In 2008 Rwanda went beyond this quota, becoming the first country in the world to have a majority female parliament.  Progress and glass ceilings In 2020 Germany was the only country in the G7 group to have a woman at its helm, with its Chancellor Angela Merkel. The first woman to head a G7 country was Britain’s Margaret Thatcher in 1979.For the most part however the major powers are still led by men. The United States, Russia, China and Japan have never been led by a woman. First gender parity governmentIn 1995 Sweden became the world’s first gender parity government, made up of eleven women and ten men.Twenty years later Sweden became the first country in the world to describe itself officially as “feminist”, meaning “gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities -– in decision-making and resource allocation”, according to its website.Since then Spain and Canada have made similar moves. First head of government  Sirima Bandaranaike followed in the footsteps of her husband when she took the post of prime minister of Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, on July 21, 1960. S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike had become the country’s leader in 1956 but three years later he was assassinated by an extremist Buddhist priest.She remained at the helm till 1965, and would serve another two mandates, from 1970 to 1977, and then when her daughter Chandrika Kumaratunga was president, from 1994 to 2000. In her last term the role of prime minister in the country had become ceremonial.Not long after Bandaranaike, in neighboring India in 1966, Indira Gandhi became the country’s first female prime minister. The daughter of Indian independence icon Jawahrlal Nehru remained in power till 1977 and was then elected again in 1980.  Topics : On July 21, 1960 in Sri Lanka, Sirima Bandaranaike became the world’s first democratically elected female head of government. Here is a look back at sixty years of milestones for women in politics: First elected president In 1980 Iceland became the first country to democratically elect a woman as president, Vigdis Finnbogadottir. Six years earlier in Argentina Isabel Peron had been named president of the country, but without an election.Finnbogadottir was re-elected three times, serving until 1996, and faced no opposition in the elections of 1984 and 1992.The role of president in Iceland is mostly ceremonial and Finnbogadottir focused on raising the country’s profile internationally. Universal suffrage everywhereIn 2015, Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to give its female citizens the right to vote, some 118 years after New Zealand was the first to do so in 1893.While there have been some reforms, including the lifting of bans on female drivers, women’s rights in the country continue to be among the most restricted in the world.last_img read more

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Simona Halep crashes out French Open

first_img“I felt like I played a great match,” added Swiatek who will be playing in her first quarter-finals at the majors.It was a stunning turnaround for the Pole who won just one game against Halep at the same stage in Paris last year, getting swept off court in just 45 minutes.”Last year I wasn’t experienced enough, it was my first match in a big stadium so I was a little stressed.”But I have made a lot of progress since then, playing girls like Simona, Naomi and Caroline Wozniacki. Now I can handle the pressure.” Top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep was sent crashing out of Roland Garros on Sunday when Polish teenager Iga Swiatek stormed to a shock 6-1, 6-2 victory to reach the quarter-finals.Swiatek, just 19 and ranked 54 in the world, will take on either Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens or Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan for a place in the semi-finals.”I am surprised I could do this,” admitted Swiatek after ending the 17-match winning streak of Halep who was the overwhelming favourite in the absence of 2019 champion Ashleigh Barty and US Open winner Naomi Osaka and the injury-enforced withdrawal of Serena Williams. Topics :center_img Swiatek swept through the opening set in just 23 minutes, firing 17 winners to Halep’s four.The teenager tightened her grip, breaking in the first game of the second set with Halep having to fight off four break points in the third game to stay afloat.Swiatek’s assault continued against a player who arrived in Paris with claycourt titles in Prague and Rome.Halep, 29, saved five more break points in the fifth game but a weary forehand drifted wide and her Polish opponent was 4-1 up with the cushion of a double break.She took victory on a second match point, ending the tie in 68 minutes on the back of 30 winners and not having allowed Wimbledon champion Halep a single break point.last_img read more

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Musa magic sets up dramatic climax in Group D

first_imgLeicester fans will be begging for the Nigerian to return to the King Power after that display. Musa, who didn’t even start Nigeria’s first game, had a point to prove. I think there’s little doubt he proved it.Moment of the matchThere’s nothing quite like watching a footballer run at the kind of speed Musa did for his second goal. 5 5 Ahmed Musa illuminated the Volgograd Arena with two spectacular goals to keep Nigerian and Argentine World Cup hopes alive in Group D.The magnificent Leicester forward brought the game to life when he plucked Victor Moses’ cross out of the air and lashed a ferocious half-volley into the net. His blistering pace was too much for the Icelandic defence and he left them all for dead with a brilliant individual second.Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsoon could have ensured a tense finish but fired a late VAR-awarded penalty into the crowd, as Group D stands perfectly poised for a dramatic final day.The second-half of this one had everything but the highlight of the first-half came from the stands. Iceland’s famous Viking thunderclap could not inspire the same level of awe from the players, while Nigeria’s football failed to match the exciting standards set by that beautiful kit.The Super Eagles dominated possession; however Iceland created better goalscoring opportunities through the heavily-involved Sigurdsson.Nigerians and Argentinians roared in unison when Musa broke the deadlock at the start of the second-half.Chelsea’s Victor Moses flew down the Super Eagles’ wing, before finding the goalscorer with a cross. His first-touch was immaculate, his second was emphatic on the half-volley.Unencumbered by the prospect of an early exit, Nigeria began to express themselves and attacked Iceland with pace. Moses, in particular, enjoyed acres of space on the right and grew into the talismanic figure many expect him to be for his country. His country needed a hero, and Musa sprinted to the rescue in some style.How does Group D look? 5 Iceland’s desperate chasing of the game only left them vulnerable at the back and, in truth, a Nigerian second was always more likely than a leveller. Leon Balogun should’ve provided it with a free header in the 73rd minute before the majestic Musa hit the bar from distance a minute later.But the Leicester misfit, who spent last season on-loan at CSKA Moscow, would not be denied. Iceland simply couldn’t catch him as he tore into the box, took the ball round Hannes Halldorsson and scored an electrifying individual goal with 15 minutes left.Referee Matthew Conger failed to spot Tyronne Ebuehi’s clear trip on Alfred Finnbogason in the 81st minute, but he corrected his decision with the help of video replays. Sigurdsson tried to be too clever, though, and made a horrible mess of the spot-kick.Nigeria will meet Argentina on the final day, while Iceland play the already-qualified Croatia. All three nations can join the Croats in the knockout stages.Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste and the Icelanders must get three points to stand a chance, while a draw would be enough for the Super Eagles if Iceland fail to win.The pot is well and truly bubbling in Group D.Star manWho else?center_img 5 Musa brought the Volgograd Arena to life Musa was sensational Musa rounds the Icelandic keeper for his second 5 Nigeria came out of their shell in the second-half last_img read more

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Finding a Compelling Reason for Your Dream Client to Change

first_imgOne of the most difficult challenges we face in sales today is helping our dream clients understand that they should not be satisfied with the status quo. Opportunities that you develop by assisting your prospective clients in establishing a new vision of greater possibilities helps you to create opportunities that you are more likely to win.Prospecting is easier when your prospective client is dissatisfied and contacts you. But winning those opportunities can be more difficult and less likely, especially if they’ve engaged in a formal process and you do not have the inside track for your relationships.So how do you prospect in a way that allows you to leverage the compelling reasons that your dream client should be changing?Systemic Challenges Tend to Be UniversalThe systemic challenges that your prospective clients face either universally, or in their specific vertical, is the place to discover those compelling reasons. The systemic challenges tend to affect everyone in an industry, and mostly all at the same time.Maybe one of the challenges your prospective clients face is that they can’t find enough of the talent they need. If their problem is systemic and universal, it’s a useful trend to create the case for change, provided what you sell allows you to help them identify the talent they require, or find a way not to need so much of it.One company I spoke for had a software program that allowed people with no skills to do the work of a specialist who would normally be compensated hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Not only were the specialists expensive, they were rare. This company’s prospective clients didn’t know how they were going to find the talent they needed at a price they could afford. This problem was universal, and the company’s solution solved it.Another company I know has a process where they find billings that their clients normally miss. The amount of this absent billing can be as much as 20 percent of their overall revenue. These prospects know that there’s something wrong, but they don’t know how to identify it or a solution. With a simple audit the company shows them how their solution pays for itself in a matter of months.These challenges are universal and they’re systemic. They are a starting point for conversation about the value that you can create around the problem that’s compelling enough for your dream client to want to solve. What are the common problems and challenges that your prospective clients face that are universal and systemic?How do you engage with your dream clients around these compelling reasons to change instead of a pitch about your company, your features, and your benefits? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Roger Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

first_imgRead Next Elite Alive “What an amazing run it’s been, to be number one again means a lot to me,” Federer said.“This is incredibly special, I’m so happy. I didn’t really think I could get back to number one, this is a significant moment in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFederer surpasses Andre Agassi, who held the top spot aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003, as the oldest man to claim the world number one spot.It is Federer’s first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “I’ve struggled to try and get there. I had to win a lot of matches last year,” said Federer, who was as low as 17 in the world in January 2017 before he returned to form with the Australian Open title.The ageless wonder dropped his first set of the week against Haase, who later said he had been sick all week and unable to do any more than play his matches.Federer is back on top after winning three majors in 13 months, including another Australian Open in January.– ‘Double nice at my age’ –Federer was on his heels in the opening set as the aggressive Haase prevailed, but the Swiss top seed regained control to ease to the victory as he controlled the Dutchman in the remainder of the contest.The Swiss triumphed to the cheers of the fans in 79 minutes, ending with six aces. Haase finished on a disappointing note with his second double-fault on match point.Federer will now face a decision whether to try and stretch his leading margin over Nadal by competing in just over a week in Dubai, his Gulf training base.“To rank this high, I don’t know how I did it. This is really big for me, especially because of the gap (between his last time at the top).“It’s double as nice at my age to be number one, there is a lot that goes into it.”Despite his achievement, Federer still has a semi-final to play on Saturday. “I hope all this is not a distraction, it may or may not be. I came here to get to number one and then win the tournament.“But I’ve got all day tomorrow to recalibrate. This could also free me up, lay the pressure aside and start to play my best tennis.”Second seed Grigor Dimitrov edged towards a possible first final in Rotterdam as he dispatched young Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.Sixth seed Tomas Berdych withdrew prior to his quarter-final, with the Czech’s absence putting fourth seed David Goffin into the semi-finals. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “Reaching number one is the ultimate achievement in tennis. When you’re older you have to work double the amount, you have to wrestle it back from someone who’s also worked hard to get there. It’s a dream come true,” added an emotional Federer.“It’s been an amazing journey and to clinch it here, where I got my first wildcard in 1998, means so much.”Agassi was amongst the first to congratulate Federer.“36 years 195 days… @rogerfederer continues to raise the bar in our sport. Congratulations on yet another remarkable achievement!!,” tweeted the American.Federer had talked on Thursday of his desire to retake the world number one spot but doubted it would ever happen after he underwent knee surgery last year.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Roger Federer faces the media Friday Feb. 16, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after becoming ranked as the world number one player. Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence Friday, returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time in more than five years and becoming the oldest player to reach the top spot. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder)ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Roger Federer became the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Perpetual takes NCAA Shooting Stars crown

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The Altas edged Arellano which was comprised of Zach Nicholls, Kobe Camacho, and Donald Gumaru, who had a time of 41.7 in the Final round.Perpetual also led the preliminaries as Razon punctured the halfcourt shot to end the time at 20.7 seconds.Other participants were the Lyceum unit of Spencer Pretta, Mac Guadaña, and Chico Lanete; the San Beda team of Clint Doliguez, Evan Nelle, and Dan Sara; the JRU squad of MJ Dela Virgen, Toby Agustin, and Dave Sanchez; the Mapua team of Cedric Pelayo, Clint Escamis, and Randy Alcantara; the San Sebastian group of Michael Are, Rustin Rodriguez, and Paul Riguera; the Letran crew of Daryl Pascual, Neil Guarino, and Robert Guevarra; the EAC team of Jervin Guzman, Maui Cruz, and Bong Melocoton; and the St. Benilde squad of Edward Dixon, Joshua David, and Karl Santos.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When I shot it, it was straight. I thought it would go board. I’m just thankful it fell in,” the alumnus said in Filipino.Dizon even had a fun bet with Razon and Ylagan before the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We really do this. Whoever loses will buy us a meal,” said Dizon. “It really feels good. Even before the competition, we all talked and said that we wanted to win this. But we didn’t put any pressure to anyone. We just told each other to keep on shooting,” said Ylagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGerald Dizon nailed the title-clinching halfcourt shot to give Perpetual the Shooting Stars crown in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Only a year removed from his playing year with the Altas, Dizon, who is now an assistant for the juniors team, capped off the victory for his team which includes GJ Ylagan, and Jielo Razon as they finished with a time of 24.8 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request View commentslast_img read more

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Coach downplays win after Mighty roars to rout of varsity squad

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Mighty Sports-Philippines hammered out a dominant 87-58 victory over American University in Dubai on Friday night in the Dubai International Basketball Championships at Al Ahli Club gymnasium here.In front of Filipino overseas workers who filled the arena and cheered their hearts out, Mighty Sports roared to a strong start despite the struggles of former LA Lakers star Lamar Odom.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ronda now an Olympic qualifier ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Odom made just two of his 10 attempts for the night but got a lot of support from his teammates in the victory.Justin Brownlee came off the bench and led the attack with 17 points highlighted by three triples. Big man Randolph Morris showcased uncanny playmaking ability with a game-high four assists aside from 14 points and six rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We played a good game, but I don’t think this is the real competition. This is probably the weakest team in the whole tournament,” said Mighty Sports coach Charles Tiu, stressing that the opposing squad was made up of collegiate players.last_img read more

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