22 Oct

Nominations Sought for Human Rights Award

first_imgPartners for Human Rights and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are looking for nominations for the 2009 Human Rights Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates a significant contribution to advancing or protecting human rights. “Protecting and promoting human rights is not just the job of the commission, but a shared responsibility of all Nova Scotians,” said Krista Daley, director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “There are people throughout the province that have really embraced this notion because they care about their communities and want to make the province a better place. The award is about recognizing their contribution and thanking them for it.” African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Percy Paris received the award in 2005, in recognition of his work promoting respect for difference in sports and adult education and efforts to eliminate barriers to participation in communities for persons with disabilities in sport, learning and creating businesses. “It was a proud moment for me to realize my contributions to Human Rights were recognized and appreciated,” said Mr. Paris. “Everyone should consider individuals they know in their community who have made a contribution and nominate them.” Nominations should relate to this year’s International Human Rights Day event theme Stand Up for Hope. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 30. For nomination forms, visit the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission website at www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights/ . Nominations can be forwarded by e-mail to nichollj@gov.ns.ca or faxed to 902-424-0596, attention Linda Nicholl. Partners for Human Rights members will consider the nominations and forward recommendations to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The award will be presented at the International Human Rights Day event, Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Indian Brook School, near Shubenacadie.last_img read more

25 Sep

India snub nothing to do with decision to quit says Bravo

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBravo out of T&T squad pending WICB meetingJanuary 9, 2017In “latest news”CWI opens doors for Narine, Pollard and Bravo comebacks into national sideJuly 24, 2018In “latest news”WI Captains allegedly sacked; Bravo denies reportsNovember 5, 2014In “Sports” West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo(CMC) — All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has shot down suggestions his decision to retire from international cricket was influenced by his non-selection for the ongoing limited overs tour of India.The 35-year-old last week announced he was quitting international cricket, as he prepared for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s semi-final in the Regional Super50 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.“Not being selected in the West Indies team to go to India had nothing to do with my decision because I haven’t played for West Indies in one-dayers since 2014 and in T20s since 2016,” Bravo told CNC3 TV.“So not being selected in the West Indies team — I’ve actually gotten accustomed to it now.”Bravo made a rare appearance for Red Force in the just concluded Super50 but had little impact, scoring just 96 runs from five innings and picking up seven wickets at 24 runs apiece.Red Force reached the semi-finals before they were upset by eventual champions Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.Bravo, who also quit Test cricket three years ago, said he would continue to ply his trade on the global T20 circuit.“Life continues for me. I just officially announced my retirement but I’m going to continue to play around the world, I’m going to continue to play for Knight Riders,” he explained.“To all my fans who got scared and thought they would never see me play cricket, you can rest assured I will continue playing — just that I won’t be playing for West Indies.“I will be trying to keep my body fit so I can play as long as possible.”Bravo was repeatedly snubbed by Windies selectors despite guiding Trinbago Knight Riders to back-to-back titles in the Caribbean Premier League over the last two seasons.He captained West Indies in ODIs for 19 months up to 2014 when he was sacked and dropped from the squad following his key role in the controversial abandoned tour of India earlier that year, owing to a player’s pay dispute with Cricket West Indies. read more