CRICKET-MAD youngster Matilda Hirst is all smiles after being chosen as just one of 11 winners nationally to train with the England Women’s team. The #HeathersPride competition – launched by England Women’s captain Heather Knight on International Women’s Day in March – invited young female cricket players and fans from across the country to win a training session with the England aces. The competition was open to girls between the ages of seven and 11 who each had the opportunity to tell their county or England and Wales Cricket Board why they deserved the chance to take part via social media or email. The regional #HeathersPride winners were chosen by each of the nine counties hosting England Women’s fixtures this summer and two winners were chosen by Knight herself. The skipper was filmed at Lord’s announcing the lucky girls and seven-year-old Matilda, known as Tilly, was thrilled to receive the good news. Tilly, who plays for Cookhill CC … [Read more...] about Cricket-loving Tilly nets date with England Women
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1 July 2019 Chilesocial justice With severe police violence on the rise, many fear the country is sliding back into an era of Pinochet-style repression, reports E Xant* Camilo Catrillanca. Alejandro Castro. Macarena Valdés. If we’d been paying attention, perhaps we would know these names. But it is perhaps not surprising that the names of these activists at ‘el fin del mundo’ – a term Chileans use to describe their country at the bottom of the world – are unfamiliar to international ears. Since the second election of billionaire president Sebastián Piñera in December 2017, there have been violent clashes between activists, indigenous communities and the police. Elected by less than a third of the electorate, Piñera won 54 per cent of the vote with a 47 per cent turnout. His slogan ‘better times’ was built around growth, boosting employment, promoting mining and strengthening the police. His stance on … [Read more...] about Is Chile returning to the bad old days?
The Ministry of Equality has launched its second cycle of the Women’s Mentorship Programme as it invited new applications for the programme. According to the Gibraltar Government this follows the success of the pilot programme, which drew close to fifty participants. The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, first announced the Women’s Mentorship Programme on International Women’s Day 2018, and this is one of the strands of the strategy to address the gender pay gap locally. Mentorship is a demonstrated, effective way to achieve meaningful career progression and the programme will enable mentees to interact with and learn from established professionals whose expertise spans the economic and social spectrum. “This will help mentees to develop a number of key skills including leadership skills, which will prove particularly beneficial when they aspire to senior and middle management positions,” the Government said in a statement. “Ensuring … [Read more...] about Sacramento launches second cycle of Women’s Mentorship Programme
The Duchess of Sussex has celebrated her first Mother's Day with son Archie, on the American date for festivities. An image was shared on the royal couple's Instagram on Sunday of Los Angeles-raised Meghan clutching the baby's feet over what appear to be forget-me-not flowers. It was captioned: "Paying tribute to all mothers today, past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. "We honour and celebrate each and every one of you." While Mother's Day is celebrated in the UK in March, it was held on Sunday in the States, as well as in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Japan. The social media post was accompanied by the poem Lands, by little-known writer Nayyirah Waheed. "My mother was my first country; the first place I ever lived," it reads. Meghan, then acting in TV drama Suits, previously used the poet's words to celebrate International Women's day in 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first son, who is seventh in line to the throne, was … [Read more...] about Meghan celebrates first US Mother’s Day with new baby Archie
Meghan celebrates first Mother’s Day with Archie on US date BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Duchess of Sussex has celebrated her first Mother’s Day with son Archie, on the American date for festivities. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/meghan-celebrates-first-mothers-day-with-archie-on-us-date-38103184.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38103182.ece/422cb/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_f27fc63f-f9c2-4403-9642-d61881c58e3c_1 Email The Duchess of Sussex has celebrated her first Mother’s Day with son Archie, on the American date for festivities. An image was shared on the royal couple’s Instagram on Sunday of Los Angeles-raised Meghan clutching the baby’s feet over what appear to be forget-me-not flowers. It was captioned: “Paying tribute to all mothers today, past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. “We honour and celebrate each and every one of you.” View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about Meghan celebrates first Mother’s Day with Archie on US date