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President Weah Names 83 to Cabinet

first_imgMinister Tarpeh: “Fronting has over the years undermined the essence of Liberianization policy.” Wilson Tarpeh heads Commerce Ministry; Jefferson Koijee, Mayor of MonroviaThe Executive Mansion has released a list of 83 cabinet appointments so far by President George Manneh Weah, subject to confirmation by the Senate, where applicable. Ministers-designate include: Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Prof. Ansu Sonii, Ministry of Education; Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection; Gesler Murray, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy; D. Zogar Wilson, Ministry of Youth and Sports; and Varney Sirleaf, Minister of Internal Affairs.Interestingly, the name of Justice Minister-designate, Cllr. Charles Gibson, is not on the list, though his suspension by the Supreme Court of Liberia was lifted late this week, just days after he finally paid back money that he siphoned after collection on behalf of his client, foreign businessman Anwar Saoud. However, Presidential Press Secretary Sam Mannah told the Daily Observer that President Weah has not rescinded Cllr. Gibson’s appointment; therefore the appointment still stands.Lenn Eugene Nagbe will remain at the helm of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), as will Mary T. Broh at the General Services Agency (GSA); Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS); Florence Brandy, Montserrado County (Superintendent); and Lemuel Reeves, Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).Also in the security sector, James Henric Pearson, Jr. will head the National Security Agency (NSA), while Trokon Roberts will head the Executive Protection Service (EPS).President Weah has also appointed Archibald Bernard as Legal Advisor to the President; as well as CDC deputy secretary-general Janga Kowo, Comptroller General, Republic of Liberia; and CDC youth chairman Jefferson Koijee, Mayor, City of Monrovia.The full list of names also includes deputy and assistant ministers-designate as well as director-generals-designate, a number of who are being retained from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration. Eddie Tawalie Assistant Minister-designate for Correction and Rehabilitation, is listed under Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, instead of Ministry of Justice, his actual assignment.Mannah also noted that the President, through these appointments, “is trying to demonstrate that he is dedicated to the empowerment of women and youth.”See full list of appointments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pribilof scientists work to bring back decimated blue king crab population

first_imgThe restrictions put in place to protect blue king crab also make it difficult to do research on the species. (Photo by Celeste Leroux/Alaska Sea Grant)The last commercial harvest of Pribilof Island blue king crab was in 1999. Extremely low population numbers have kept that fishery closed.Listen Now“They’re almost like unicorns in the trawl survey now,” Lauren Divine said. Divine is the co-director of St. Paul’s Environmental Conservation Office. “There are very, very, very few being found. When you find one it’s kind of unreal. It’s kind of surreal.”As the blue king crab population goes down, fishermen on St. Paul Island face more restrictions to reduce bycatch. When those crab are caught accidentally, that can lower fishing quotas even more. Those precautions are intended to protect crab and help the species rebound.One idea Divine thinks could help the species recover is outstocking. That’s when female crab are plucked from the wild, flown to a hatchery where their eggs are raised until the young crab are dime-sized, and then they’re all returned to the ocean.That method is being tested in Kodiak on red king crab and Divine said they’re seeing positive results.“That gives us a lot of hope to say if it worked with red king crab, we could do this outstocking,” Divine said. “We could put these babies in the wild somewhere where we could go back and check. We could actually track survival, see them molt, and see the success of these crabs surviving.”But the restrictions in place to protect the crab also make it difficult to do research on the species. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would have to issue a permit to allow Divine to remove crab from the water. That permitting process takes a long time, but Divine thinks it’s time to try.“In the 16 years that we’ve been looking at this species and have been trying to rebuild this species, nothing else has worked,” Divine said. “There is nothing to suggest that simply not touching them is going to do anything for the population in the future.”At this point, Divine said scientists have exhausted other ideas. There’s only so much you can take from one population and apply to another.Divine dreams of the day St. Paul’s fishermen will be able to fish without being limited by blue king crab bycatch.last_img read more

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LGBTI women are being left behind gay men in the gender pay

first_imgShutterstock.comLGBTI women earn less than their male LGBTI counterparts. | Photo: File Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… LGBTI domestic abuse: Here’s a global list of where you can go to get helpWhy are lesbians the most likely to be biased against bi women?LGBTI’s in the US less likely to have jobs or health insurance – studyRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-women-are-being-left-behind-gay-men-in-the-gender-pay-gap/ GAYSTARNEWS- LGBTI people are better offWhile there definitely is a gender pay gap in the LGBTI community, it is not anywhere near as bad as the gap between straight people.The report found LGBTI women earn 18% less than LGBTI men, but heterosexual women earn 31% less than straight men.LGBTI women are five times more likely to have to IVF or reproduction related expenses in the next 10 years than straight women. And they are less likely to be a home owner-occupier and less likely to benefit from shared expenditure in retirement.‘The report suggests LGBTQI women are feeling less of a pinch than hetero women when it comes to the gender pay and super gap, however they are doing it tough in other respects,’ Miller said.‘We’re seeing some grave concerns impacting LGBTQI women with 63% surveyed saying they are worried about their ability to financially provide for themselves and their family, and 33% saying money is a source of conflict in their household.‘International Women’s Day is a timely reminder for us to enhance the financial wellbeing of all Australian women.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Australia has come a long way on LGBTI rights but there is one place where it still lagging, the gender pay gap.New research has found that there is gender pay gap that exists within the LGBTI community.LBTI (lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex) women earn an average wage 25% less than men.On top of that 60% of LBTI women earn less than AU$40,000 a year (US$31,130) compared to 42% of LGBTI men.The St.George LGBTQI Financial Wellbeing Report researched the financial needs of Australia’s LGBTI communities.The report looked household finances, overall wealth and financial outlook.Ross Miller, General Manager for St.George said the research was undertaken to help the bank understand more about the financially diverse needs of LGBTQI families.‘As an inclusive family bank, we are committed to helping all our customers, including seniors, multicultural Australians and the LGBTQI community,’ Miller said.‘The report is an important step for us to identify and understand the financial needs of LGBTQI Australians.’last_img read more