SINGAPORE – Women who need help dealing with sexual assault, family violence, workplace harassment or other types of violence can now turn to a new website.
The portal, dubbed Awareness, Connect, Take Precaution or A.C.T Against Violence, contains details on who victims can contact and where they can get help.
Launched by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) on Monday (Nov 30), it also contains information for women and concerned citizens about the types and cycle of violence.
At the launch event, Minister of State for Social and Family Development as well as Education Sun Xueling said: “The Government is determined to tackle the issue of family violence.
“This is why the Taskforce on Family Violence, comprising public agencies, the courts and community partners such as hospitals, family violence specialist centres, crisis shelters and family service centres, was set up earlier this year to create awareness of the issue,
Which? said its poll of 4,900 members suggested people were better off booking a package deal through a tour operator or going direct to an airline or accommodation provider. Flight booking sites fared particularly badly, with some proving impossible to contact about cancellations, and charging admin fees on refunds. Opodo got the lowest overall score at 41 per cent and just two stars out of five for customer service.
Lastminute.com and Gotogate also scored poorly, at 46 and 45 per cent.
Netflights received the highest score at 65 per cent but still only got three stars for customer service. The firm said refunds “normally” take 45 days to process but wait times are longer because of coronavirus.
Passengers are entitled to refunds within seven days under EU law.
Accommodation booking sites were rated more favourably. Airbnb came first, with five stars for customer service. Its overall score was 75 per
LONDON (Reuters) – London will be placed into the second highest risk category when a national lockdown ends on Dec. 2, according to a government website which allows residents to check the rules which will apply to them.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that nationwide restrictions in England will end after a month long lockdown, to be replaced by a system of regional restrictions to try to stop the virus spreading from the worst-hit areas.
The decision has been keenly anticipated by businesses all across the country whose ability to trade in the pre-Christmas period will be affected. Hospitality is one of the large sectors which will suffer the most in higher tiers.
A postcode checker was briefly available on Thursday on a government website before the official announcement due to be made by health minister Matt Hancock in parliament.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed broad sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.
The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also targeted Iran’s intelligence minister, are the latest action to reinforce the “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran pursued by President Donald Trump’s administration. They come little more than two months before Trump is due to hand over power to Joe Biden after losing a Nov. 3 election.
The department imposed sanctions on what it described as a key patronage network for Khamenei. It said it blacklisted the Bonyad Mostazafan, or the Foundation of the Oppressed, which is controlled by Khamenei, in a move also targeting 10 individuals and 50 subsidiaries of the
Another media outlet is getting ready to vie for fans of sentimental stories in the industry’s massive holiday-programming wars.
Fox Nation, the streaming-video hub that is part of Fox News Media, will launch its first holiday movie, “Christmas in the Rockies,” later this week, part of a new holiday salvo that is expected to include two other projects, “Christmas on the Range” and “Christmas on the Coast.” “Rockies” will be available on Fox Nation starting Thursday, November 26 and will be exclusive until November 2021. “Fox & Friends” hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt will make cameos.
“Originally Ainsley and I were supposed to fly to Canada to film our scenes, but then the pandemic hit, nobody was flying anywhere and the producers were in a pickle, they wanted us in the film, but we couldn’t get there,” says Doocy. “When it became
Whether you’re interested in dairy production, livestock production, or farm management, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Farm Ready Research webinar series has the most up-to-date information for you.
Beginning in December and continuing through April 2021, Extension experts will host webinars throughout the week on topics ranging from determining cost of production to preventing on-farm injuries to navigating your farm business. Visit go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch to see the full list of topics and to register for sessions.
There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but registration is required to allow access to the session. Extension recognizes that producers are receiving information for a lot of meetings this winter; the Farm Ready Research webinar website go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch is your place to find information about UW-Madison Extension Agriculture webinar programs.
A sample week of Extension agricultural webinars begins on Tuesdays with Badger Dairy Insight from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wisconsin
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As the fall semester wanes, Harvard administrators and faculty took stock of the promise and pitfalls of Harvard College Everywhere, a project the College launched to spur student engagement during the remote semester.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced the initiative in a July email to students, describing the program as a set of initiatives aimed at keeping the virtual campus connected. History of Science Professor Anne Harrington ’82 and Phillips Brooks House faculty director Julie A. Reuben serve as the program’s faculty co-directors.
“Harvard College Everywhere was set up to be an incubator for all the main units on campus — academic, athletics, wellness, the arts, student organizations, public service and house life — that normally support residential life on campus,” Harrington and Reuben wrote in an email to The Crimson.
The College built Harvard Everywhere around eight “squads”: academic engagement; arts; diversity, equity, and inclusion; house and
Electric-car seller Nikola (NKLA) – Get Report shares were riding a bit of a roller coaster on Wednesday morning.
First, they soared after a posting reportedly on General Motors‘ (GM) – Get Report website indicated GM agreed to make the Nikola Badger model and to be the exclusive supplier of Hydrotec fuel cells, Seeking Alpha reports.
But then Nikola shares slipped from their high after both GM and Nikola said they have no news to report, according to Seeking Alpha.
Nikola shares recently traded at $24.47, up 11.26%. But they fell back from a high of $26.20 to $23.78 after the GM news was released and then denied, before recovering. The stock has soared 144% year to date.
GM recently traded at $43.90, up 4.59%, and has climbed 20% so far this year.
Earlier this month, GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said that talks with Nikola