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GATE Changes

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first_imgFarmers looking to maintain their current sales tax exemptions on agricultural supplies in 2013 will have to apply for a new state certification before heading to their local supply store. Under new state tax rules passed this spring in House Bill 386, farmers must register with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in order to use current farmers’ sales tax exemptions. The same new law expands the range of products that are sales tax exempt for farmers. “The new G.A.T.E. ID card will provide a more streamlined process when making qualified purchases on items used on the farm,” said Bo Warren, director of business development with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. “Our department determines who is eligible to participate in the program while the Georgia Department of Revenue will determine what specific items are exempt under the program.” Under the new rules, retailers will no longer fill out the ST-A1 sales tax exemption forms when farmers buy their supplies. Instead, farmers will present a certificate of tax-exempt status that will be issued by the Department of Agriculture, and sales tax will not be charged. Farmers started registering their operations with the Department of Agriculture on Nov. 15. So far more than 5,000 have applied for their tax exemption certificates, Warren said. Producers can register by mail, by phone or online, but so far about 90 percent have applied through the department’s website.There are four primary areas in which producers may qualify. Farmers who make more than $2,500 from their fields each year qualify for the sales tax exemption, but so do many value-added producers and farm-related businesses. Those who perform $2,500 of some farm-related services are eligible, including people who maintain timberland or land that is kept in a conservation easement and farmers who have new orchards or other long-term crops that will one day produce $2,500 worth of produce in a year. “Once agricultural producers have registered with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and received their sales tax exemption certificate, doing business with multiple vendors or new vendors during the year will be simpler than in the past,” said Keith Kightlinger, an Extension economist and Georgia farm tax expert. “Instead of obtaining, completing and providing a Form ST-A1 to each vendor, the farmer or rancher will only have to present their state-issued certificate.” However, the new GATE program will also mean that the farmer or rancher will have to renew his or her sales tax exemption and pay a processing fee each year, Kightlinger noted. The new legislation expands the description of many sales tax exempt products, which will in many cases remove confusion over whether or not a specific product qualifies for the tax exemption, Kightlinger said. One area clarifies the definition of agricultural production inputs to specifically include “…ice or other refrigerants, including, but not limited to, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia and propylene glycol used in the processing for market or chilling of agricultural products.” Another section provides more specific information on the energy used in agriculture, listing propane, butane, natural gas, wood, wood products and wood byproducts as eligible energy sources and “…electricity or other fuel used in the drying, cooking or further processing of raw agricultural products, including, but not limited to, food processing of raw agricultural products.” A full list of the new definitions is available in sections 5-2 and 5-3 in the text of House Bill 386, which can be found here: www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20112012/HB/386. The public can review and comment on the current draft definitions until Dec. 20. The Georgia Department of Revenue will finalize the list of tax-exempt items before the New Year. Those seeking information on applying for tax-exempt status can visit the Department of Agriculture’s website at www.forms.agr.georgia.gov/GATE. Those wanting to comment on the tax-exempt list can visit http://etax.dor.ga.gov/inctax/proposed_regs/11-15-12__Notice_SUT_2012-011_Agriculture_Regulations.pdf.last_img read more

Križevci statutes entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia

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first_imgThe first concrete step was taken in the protection of the Križevci Statutes as an intangible cultural asset, and they received preventive protection and as such were entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia, reports the City of Križevci. The next step that the City of Križevci plans to take is to apply for the Call of the Ministry of Culture to propose a program of public needs in culture of the Republic of Croatia for 2020, for the program of protection and preservation of intangible cultural assets. The announcement is expected on September 4, 2019. The decision submitted by the Ministry of Culture states that “following the above, it is assumed that the Križevci statutes – wine-pajda rules have the status of cultural property and based on the provision of Article 10 of the Law on Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, a decision on their preventive protection.” Križevci statutes – a set of rules and regulations of behavior in cheerful company with various wine festivities The bearers of this custom are civic families in Križevci, the general public and the population in Križevci and Potkalnički Prigorje, associations and cultural and artistic societies. Source: Krizevacki-statuti.hrcenter_img Namely, the City of Križevci, in cooperation with the City Museum of Križevci and the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci, reported the Križevci Statutes to the Ministry of Culture with the aim of obtaining protection, ie acquiring the status of protected intangible cultural property. The Križevci statutes are written rules of good behavior at the table, and they were created so that everything would be respected at public festivities, no one would be insulted and there would be no drunks. The statutes of Križevci have been mentioned since the 18th century, and without them real fun and festivities are hard to imagine. Three toasts must be held in every society: for the homeland, for a friend and for the fairer sex. When saying toasts, a “digital” (ornate) way of speaking is nurtured. This gives the Statutes patriotic, sociological and literary value. Customs according to the statutes of Križevci are one of the most important features of the recognizability of the city and its surroundings, and many guests of the city and its surroundings have been fondly remembering these old, good customs for decades. People have always known how to have fun, break the monotony of everyday life in the company of friends and so that everyone will remember. Statutes and occasions in which they are used were created as a kind of counterpoint to the Parliaments held in Križevci and in a sense parody and satirize them. Find out more about the Križevci statutes herelast_img read more

Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

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first_imgNZ Herald 11 June 2014The ban last month of so-called legal highs came as a welcome relief to staff at Waitemata District Health Board, particularly our doctors, nurses and mental health workers who see first-hand the effects synthetic cannabinoids can have.As the discussion around synthetic cannabinoids evolved in the public sphere, it was not unexpected that talk would soon turn to the issue of decriminalising cannabis.Legalising or decriminalising cannabis are not sensible solutions to the legal highs problem.Let’s not convey the message – especially to our young – that cannabis is harmless. It is not. Any initiative that potentially makes cannabis more freely available will only further increase the burden of medical, psychological and social problems cannabis use has on our health system and our communities.Dr Dale Bramley is a public health physician and chief executive of Waitemata District Health Board.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11271358last_img read more

Frankie “Danny” Whiteford

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first_imgFrankie Daniel “Danny” Whiteford, 72, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday September 5, 2019 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born December 31, 1946 in Milan, IN, son of the late Dan Whiteford and Ruth (Lutherbeck) Whiteford.Danny was a local small business owner as well as a painter, retiring after over 50 years of service.He was a member of the Bear Creek Coon Hunters Club in Dillsboro, Indiana .Danny is survived by his daughter, Tanya (Michael) Milliron of Lawrenceburg, IN; brothers, Mike Whiteford of Aurora, IN, Timothy (Angela) Whiteford of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Danielle McGraw Rucker, Brett Burdette; great-grandchildren, Joplin Burdette, Lincoln Rucker.He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Judy McElfresh.Friends will be received Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 7:00 pm.Private Interment will be held later at the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn Baptist Women’s Missionary. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Betty Allen – Brookville

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first_imgBetty Burkhart Allen, age 79, passed away on April 24, 2020.  She was born on July 4, 1940, in Brookville, IN to the late Robert and Pauline Burkhart.  She graduated from Brookville High School in 1958.  During her first year of high school, while cheering for the Brookville Greyhounds, she met her high school sweetheart and lifetime love, Charles Allen, and enjoyed 58 years of marriage.  They had 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.Betty was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Parish.  In addition to caring for her family, she enjoyed volunteering her time at St. Michael’s School working with children.  She held the role of librarian, Brownie leader, and classroom aide throughout the years, and the highlight of her days was running into students in the community and having them run up to give her a hug.Those who knew Betty would describe her as a creative soul.  She loved sewing clothes for her children as they were growing up.  Her family is blessed to have many dolls and baskets in their homes that were crafted by Betty.  She also loved spending hours working in her beautiful flower gardens.  Although not a professional, everyone enjoyed the delicious dishes she cooked up, especially her desserts.Betty (Granny) was always happiest when she was surrounded by her grandkids.  They were her “Sunshine, her only Sunshine,” and she sang that song to them often.  She even commented on her last day how happy she was to have a visit from the grandkids.Betty is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Tonya (Lester) Beesley, April (Shane) Huber, Leah (Mike) Dooley, and Jason (Caroline) Allen; grandchildren Courtney & Ross Beesley, Dylan & Abby Huber, Ryan, Quinn & Sage Dooley, and Jade, Carson & Will Allen, as well as great-grandchildren, Kionna Hauk and Jackson & Tyler Beesley; 3 brothers, Donald, Charles & John Burkhart; and 5 sisters, Dorothy Burkhart, Sr. Andre (Patricia) Burkhart, Mary Strohmier, Linda Grocox, and Debbie Pierce.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Burkhart, as well as an infant brother, Harold.last_img read more

The Latest: Borna Coric reaches 1st Slam QF at US Open

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first_imgThe Latest: Borna Coric reaches 1st Slam QF at US Open No. 27 seed Borna Coric has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Jordan Thompson 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday night in Louis Armstrong Stadium.This one was much more straightforward than Coric’s previous outing. In the third round Friday, the 23-year-old from Croatia needed to save six match points to come back and beat No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round.Next for Coric is a matchup with No. 5 Alexander Zverev.___6:05 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):8:35 p.m.While Novak Djokovic’s disqualification is grabbing all of the attention on Day 7 of the U.S. Open, there are other matches on the fourth-round schedule. The hard-hitting, 25-year-old Brady knocked off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match Sunday. The 41st-ranked Brady used her dominant forehand to take control in a 22-minute first set.Brady has yet to drop a set and has lost only 19 games in her four matches.For Kerber, it was an abrupt end to a resurgent week. The 2016 U.S. Open champion couldn’t make headway against Brady’s consistently solid serve and groundstrokes.Brady, who is one of four American women still alive in singles, will face either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match.Brady took a medical timeout while leading 3-2 in the second set to get her left leg treated. She returned to the court with her upper leg wrapped and finished it off in an hour and 28 minutes — her longest match of the tournament. Shelby Rogers has become the second American women to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open.The 93rd-ranked Rogers upset sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) for her second berth in a Grand Slam quarterfinal and her first at Flushing Meadows.In the day’s opening match, American Jennifer Brady extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time, knocking off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4. She’ll face Yulia Putintseva in the quarterfinals.___4:20 p.m. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has been defaulted from his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open after he accidentally hit a line judge with a tennis ball.It was a stunning end to Djokovic’s bid for an 18th Grand Slam title and his 26-0 start to this season.Djokovic had just lost a game to his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, to fall behind 6-5 in the first set.As he walked to the sideline for the changeover, Djokovic smacked a ball behind him. The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court.After a discussion of several minutes with officials on court, Djokovic walked over to shake hands with Carreno Busta, and the default was announced. September 6, 2020 Martic took a medical timeout to get her left foot treated and wrapped before the final game of the match. She finished with 39 unforced errors — 14 more than Putintseva, who will play American Jennifer Brady.Brady also reached her first U.S. Open quarterfinal by beating Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the day’s opening match.___2:45 p.m.Alexander Zverev used a dominating serve to beat an injury-slowed opponent and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time. Associated Press Zverev served 18 aces during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alexandro Davidovich Fokina, who got his right ankle taped after the opening game of the third set and had trouble moving on court.The fifth-seeded Zverev is the first German to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Tommy Haas in 2007.___12:45 p.m.Jennifer Brady has extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time. ___11:15 a.m.The U.S. Open reaches its midpoint today under a sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the low 80s Fahrenheit (around 28 degrees Celsius).The day begins with Angelique Kerber — a three-time Grand Slam champion who won at Flushing Meadows in 2016 — trying to extend her strong run through the bracket, facing 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady. Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka plays later.On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovak is trying to stay unbeaten in 2020 and extend his bid for a fourth U.S. Open title. ___3:05 p.m.Yulia Putintseva threw her racket to the ground after dropping the second set, a moment of frustration that became her turning point.The 35th-ranked player recovered for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Petra Martic and her first berth in a U.S. Open quarterfinal.Putintseva has been the best in the women’s bracket at breaking serve, and she converted four of nine chances. ___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

After trailing at half, SU offense rallies to push Orange past Boston College

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu For the first time this season, No. 2 Syracuse (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) trailed at the end of the first half. Then a successful comeback in the second frame produced a familiar result.Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster both netted hat tricks to help the Orange storm past No. 10 Boston College (3-1, 1-1) for a hard-fought 11-9 victory in Newton, Mass. With the win, Syracuse now sits in sole possession of first place in the ACC.“We rushed our shots early on, and some of our players lost a little confidence,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “We came out in the second and responded.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game remained scoreless until Murray received a pass from Kayla Treanor and fired it past BC goalkeeper Emily Mata with 19:41 remaining in the first half.Mata, though, made five saves during the frame to help the Eagles jump in front. Mikaela Rix provided the offensive fireworks by firing three tallies past SU’s Kelsey Richardson to help build a 4-3 lead by the break.“It was extremely cold, and it played into BC’s style,” Gait said. “They slowed the ball and the game down.”But Syracuse was able to pick up the pace.Webster tied the game only 2:22 into the second half, and minutes later a four-goal spurt put the Orange ahead for good. Treanor began the run with her 17th goal of the year, and freshman Taylor Poplawski also raised her goal tally on the season to 12. Treanor added another score for her team-leading 18th goal.The Eagles stuck around and faced a manageable 10-8 deficit with only three minutes remaining. Then an empty-net goal by Gabby Jaquith dashed any hopes of overtime.The Orange will kick off a seven-game home stand Sunday at 1 p.m. against Towson, the team’s third consecutive ranked opponent.“Being on the road isn’t a bad thing at times,” Gait said, “but it will be good to be back home in the Dome.” Commentslast_img read more

From Dedeaux to the Bronx: Aaron Boone reflects on his baseball career

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first_imgYankees’ manager Aaron Boone is known for his home run in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, which sent the Yankees to the World Series. (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) Still, his experience in those games would prove crucial. Though the stakes might have been a little higher, Game 7 of the ALCS wasn’t Boone’s first time playing for a ticket to the final destination.  With one swing, none of that mattered. Boone clobbered a first pitch knuckleball into the left field seats at Yankee Stadium, sending New York to the World Series. Though Aaron and Bret just missed out on donning the Cardinal and Gold together, they finally had a chance to take the field as teammates with the Cincinnati Reds in 1998. On the last day of the season, the Boones made up half of the first starting infield in baseball history comprising two sets of brothers.  Boone has made a name for himself as a manager for his willingness to get in an umpire’s face when he disagrees with a call. His most famous rant, during which he screamed at a home plate umpire, “My guys are fucking savages in that box,” has become a rallying cry for the 2019 Bronx Bombers. Boone, who was ejected from his MLB debut as a player, described himself as “pretty laid back” before conceding that “I had my moments.” “I guess it just kind of happened to work out that way,” Boone said, laughing. “I’ve loved, obviously, my ties to USC. I think people that know me know how much it means to me and how much the University means to me … I feel so proud and honored to get to come to work every day for the Pinstripes. I feel blessed [for] the opportunities that I’ve had in my lifetime in being able to chase my dreams.” Boone made the most of the opportunity to play collegiate baseball at USC. In his three years as a Trojan, Boone hit .302 with an .821 OPS to earn a third round selection by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1994 MLB Draft.  But this is the season you think of when you think of Aaron Boone. Not because of those numbers, not even because of his stellar first half with the Reds that landed him a spot on the National League All-Star team.  The Yankees were facing their archrival Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. Boone was at the plate against Boston’s Tim Wakefield in the bottom of the 11th. He was in the midst of a forgettable postseason, going 5-for-31 with nine strikeouts and 1 RBI to that point.  However, that doesn’t mean that USC has no alumni who could make a potential Fall Classic run. It’s only fitting that former Trojan Aaron Boone is leading the charge for the New York Yankees as they look to add to an MLB-high 27 World Series championships, 25 years after he played for the program with double the College World Series titles of any other school in the nation. Boone, now in his second season as the Yankees’ manager, played third base at USC from 1992-1994. He is the younger brother of Bret Boone, a retired 14-year major leaguer and three-time All-Star who also played for the Trojans.  “It’s such a majestic place,” Boone said of USC. “I think they do a great job of preparing people for careers and for life after college, so to speak. Not just me and baseball — I think it’s just something that the University has always done well, and it’s a great place to have gone to school.”  But now, with father and son on the same team, the circumstances were different. Most people would find Boone’s situation peculiar and, at times, slightly uncomfortable, but that’s not how it played out.  It’s one of the most famous moments in baseball history, and it came out of nowhere — a surprising feat considering Boone’s lack of postseason experience (in the majors, at least). The father-son duo in Cincinnati was short-lived. After two-and-a-half subpar seasons, the elder Boone was fired midway through the 2003 season. Just three days later, Aaron was traded to the Yankees.  The two had shared a clubhouse before. When Aaron was a toddler, Bob was a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. The future Yankees manager routinely hung out in the Veterans Stadium clubhouse with his father and his teammates — including Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose — who often got a kick out of Aaron’s impersonations of various Phillies.  It’s the year when Boone became an October legend. Though Aaron claims to have been a Trojan fan before his brother started college in 1988, he admitted that continuing the family tradition made his time at USC all the more special.  Now, Boone finds himself back where he’s spent a good chunk of his life: in the dugout. From playing third base at USC to taking over as the manager of baseball’s most famous franchise, it’s clear that Boone can’t seem to keep out of the spotlight.  “One of the things I’m so grateful [for] with my dad is he always took us with him,” Boone said. “We were always at the park with him, so we got to know and be around so many great guys, got to do so many great things at the ballpark as kids growing up that  allowed us to fall in love with the game.” “He didn’t really treat me any different, wasn’t harder on me, wasn’t easier on me,” Boone said of his father. “I was an established player at that point, and he treated me with a lot of respect like I was one of his established players. And then away from the field, to have my mom and dad around was cool … I never felt weirdness from my teammates … I never wanted them to feel like they had to hold their tongue around me or anything like that, and I don’t think that was the case.” Six months after writing goodbye letters to his family in case he didn’t survive the procedure, Boone became the first Major Leaguer in history to play after undergoing open heart surgery.  Perhaps Boone’s most remarkable feat came when he was a Houston Astro in 2009. That March, he received open heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. Boone had known of his heart condition since he was at USC, but the effects had recently accelerated.  With the MLB postseason beginning Tuesday, the Trojans have exactly zero former players taking the field on baseball’s biggest stage.  Boone spent half a season with New York. He hit six home runs, drove in 31 runs and posted a modest .254/.302/.418 line through 54 regular season games there.  “To be able to get back to where I got to play in the big leagues again in the month of September — I remember my first game back, how nervous I was just being out in the field again,” Boone said. “But it was really rewarding to get to play with my teammates again for that month of September.” Through all of his career’s twists and turns, Boone hasn’t forgotten the campus that kickstarted it all.  “It was a great way to get my feet under me at the big-league level,” Aaron said of playing third base in the latter half of his rookie season while Bret played across the infield at second. “To have [my] brother over there, it was really cool.” In the last two years of Boone’s college career, USC reached the NCAA Regional Finals, where a win would have put them in the College World Series. The Trojans lost to Texas in 1993 and LSU in 1994, and Boone twice fell a game shy of Omaha.  2009 was Boone’s last season as a player. On Feb. 23, 2010, the 12-year veteran hung up his spikes, headed for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and shuffled between the studio and the broadcast booth until 2017.  “Everything you experience in the course of your life prepares you and hopefully plays a role in your career,” Boone said. “Playing in huge regional settings at LSU and Texas with everything on the line — I think those are where you gain experience. I certainly think it helped me moving forward in my career.” “I had become a huge ‘SC [football fan] when I was in middle school,” the La Mesa, Calif. native said. “And then my brother happened to go to ‘SC, so it just got me more entrenched with the school and with the program. And then all throughout high school, I always wanted to go to ‘SC. So when that became a reality, it was pretty cool.” Though he denied that college Boone was also a “savage,” it wouldn’t be an unfair word to describe his baseball career. Boone has already etched his name into the history books, and a 28th World Series ring for the Yankees would further cement his legacy as one of baseball’s greats.  The Boone lineage in Cincinnati didn’t stop when Bret was traded to the Atlanta Braves in the winter after the 1998 season. Aaron only had to wait two years for his father Bob to take over as the Reds’ manager.  If there’s anyone in the game who’s up to the task, it’s Aaron Boone — the man who has seen and done it all.last_img read more

Tipp hopes for Munster Junior Cup still strong

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first_imgHowever, both Clanwilliam and Thurles are out following losses to Galbally and Young Munster respectively. Cashel followed up their victory against holders Shannon in the previous round by defeating UCC 18-17 at the Mardyke.Clonmel also won in Cork – they defeated Youghal 30-12.Kilfeacle advanced to the next round too courtesy of a 23-7 home win over Highfield.last_img

Director of PANCAP Dr Rosmond Adams Celebrates Women on International Women’s…

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first_imgDr Rosmond Adams, Director, PANCAP KINGSTON, Jamaica – As the world gears up to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020, the Director of Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), Dr Rosmond Adams acknowledged and celebrated the role of women in today’s society.In a statement, he said:International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March. This year, the theme is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The theme is aligned with the United Nations’ Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.International Women’s Day is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.In the Caribbean, women play an important role in community building, nurturing families, national and regional development, inter alia.Women live very progressive lives in some parts of the world. Their lives have, however, not been without certain struggles. In other parts of the world, they continue to struggle for equality and remain oppressed, and face specific issues, such as domestic abuse, gender-based violence, and the lack of access to education, jobs and health care.Women account for more than half the number of People Living with HIV worldwide. Young women (10-24 years old) are twice as likely to acquire HIV as young men of the same age. HIV disproportionately affects women and adolescent girls because of the vulnerabilities created by unequal cultural, social and economic status.As we celebrate IWD let us, therefore, reflect on the women in our lives: our teachers, our doctors, our nurses, our grandmothers, our mothers, our wives, our sisters, our aunts, our daughters, our nieces, our friends, and recognise the important role that they have been playing to make the world a better place for all of us.PANCAP recognises the importance of women in our society and their struggle for an equal world. We support their development and will work to ensure that the rights of women are addressed and advanced, particularly in areas related to HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence.PANCAP, therefore, salutes all women on this their very special day.last_img read more