Independent nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:26:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://list-nation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Independent nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ 32 32 Four EU countries urge Israel to reconsider its decision on building new homes in East Jerusalem https://list-nation.com/four-eu-countries-urge-israel-to-reconsider-its-decision-on-building-new-homes-in-east-jerusalem/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:10:21 +0000 https://list-nation.com/four-eu-countries-urge-israel-to-reconsider-its-decision-on-building-new-homes-in-east-jerusalem/ Four EU countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, have expressed concern over Israel’s decision to build new homes in East Jerusalem and demolish buildings in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called on the Jewish state to reconsider its decision. According to the joint statement by the countries’ foreign ministries, Israeli activities pose a […]]]>

Four EU countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, have expressed concern over Israel’s decision to build new homes in East Jerusalem and demolish buildings in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called on the Jewish state to reconsider its decision.

According to the joint statement by the countries’ foreign ministries, Israeli activities pose a direct threat to the future of Palestine and violate international law. The four nations believe this could become another obstacle to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We are deeply concerned about the decision to advance plans to build hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem, including between Givat HaMatos and Har Homa… We are also deeply concerned about recent developments in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. -Jerusalem. Jerusalem. We urge the Israeli government to permanently suspend the procedures for the eviction and demolition of Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem, as well as in Area C, which contribute to fueling tensions on the ground,” the foreign ministries said in a statement. the joint press release.

Relations between Israel and Palestine have been broken for decades. The Palestinians are demanding diplomatic recognition of their independent state in the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli government refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity and builds settlements in the occupied areas, despite the objections of the United Nations.

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England Six Nations squad LIVE: Eddie Jones reveals squad for 2022 tournament https://list-nation.com/england-six-nations-squad-live-eddie-jones-reveals-squad-for-2022-tournament/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:15:24 +0000 https://list-nation.com/england-six-nations-squad-live-eddie-jones-reveals-squad-for-2022-tournament/ ]]>


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Eddie Jones is set to confirm his England Six Nations 2022 squad with an expanded limit of 36 players this year.

One of the dynamics of this squad is Jones’ ability to select unvaccinated players despite strict travel rules that could rule them out of two of England’s three away matches, including a possible title decider against France on Super Saturday. That should give Jones the chance to experiment more, with young fly-half Orlando Bailey, 20, one to watch. Bailey’s inclusion could cast doubt on George Ford’s future, with the Leicester Tiger dropped at the end of last year by Jones.

A year ago Jones could only select 28 players with Covid causing problems throughout the campaign and the Red Rose finished a dismal fifth, meaning there’s extra motivation here. Wales triumphed in 2021, winning the Triple Crown, but missed out on the Grand Slam after losing in a thrilling match in France on the final weekend of the campaign.

Jones will also be optimistic after a resounding victory over world champions South Africa at Twickenham last year. It promises to be a very open tournament after a surge in form from both Ireland, following a sensational victory over New Zealand, and France’s eye-catching style, which also proved too much for one team tired of the All Blacks in the Fall Nations.

Follow live updates, reactions and analysis below as Jones releases his 36-man squad:

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Will bolters do?

It also wouldn’t be an England Eddie Jones side without a surprise or two. One under-the-radar name reportedly being considered is Kyle Hatherell, the Worcester Warriors South African rower who reportedly offers plenty of physicality. The back row is an area of ​​strength for England, but Jones likes to watch new faces – could Hatherell or another unexpected name be included?

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Room for an apprentice or two?

Eddie Jones likes to look to the future with his teams, often including younger players he sees as having real potential with an “apprentice” tag, allowing them to gain experience with the squad without being included in the main team.

This may be the route to this team for Orlando Bailey, Bath’s young fly-half with a lot of fine qualities.

Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:56 a.m.

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New names in frame

A group of 36 people should allow Eddie Jones to discover new faces. Loud back rower killer Alfie Barbeary is among those tipped for a call-up after moving more permanently to the back of the scrum after emerging as an impressive prostitute in the group of age.

The Independent also understands that Jones and his coaching staff have been impressed with a number of Harlequins. Defensive end Cadan Murley and well-rounded center Luke Northmore have put themselves in contention with a string of solid performances, while resurgent tight header Will Collier, who earned two caps in Argentina in 2017, is another who could stand. sneak out.

Wasps’ Alfie Barbeary (left) has recently stood out at club level (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:49 a.m.

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England Six Nations squad – Experienced trio still to be missed

It’s always best to expect the unexpected with Eddie Jones, but as things stand, we don’t expect any callbacks for Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola and George Ford. The experienced trio were all left out for the Autumn Nations Series but have impressed with their performances at club level since, although they are unlikely to have done enough to convince Jones to hand them a reminder of the Six Nations.

With Ford out, it’s likely to be Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell again, who should be fit for the start of the tournament, as the first-choice fly-half in the squad. Farrell is also expected to retain the captaincy.

Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:42 a.m.

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Hello. It’s a big day in Six Nations team news, with England and Wales set to name their first squads for the tournament.

As mentioned, it will be an expanded group appointed by Eddie Jones at 10:45 GMT who meet in Brighton next week for a training camp, and the Aussie will have greater flexibility in bringing players in and out of the group after the RFU reached an agreement. with Premiership clubs.

Eddie Jones is set to name a squad of 36

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Harry Latham CoyleJanuary 18, 2022 9:38 a.m.

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England confirm Six Nations squad

Eddie Jones is set to confirm his England Six Nations 2022 squad with an expanded limit of 36 players this year.

One of the dynamics of this squad is Jones’ ability to select unvaccinated players despite strict travel rules that could rule them out of two of England’s three away matches, including a possible title decider against France on Super Saturday.

That should give Jones the chance to experiment more, with young fly-half Orlando Bailey, 20, one to watch. Bailey’s inclusion could cast doubt on George Ford’s future, with the Leicester Tiger dropped at the end of last year by Jones.

A year ago Jones could only select 28 players with Covid causing problems throughout the campaign and the Red Rose finished a dismal fifth, meaning there’s extra motivation here.

Wales triumphed in 2021, winning the Triple Crown, but missed out on the Grand Slam after losing in a thrilling match in France on the final weekend of the campaign.

Jones will also be optimistic after a resounding victory over world champions South Africa at Twickenham last year.

It promises to be a very open tournament after a surge in form from both Ireland, following a sensational victory over New Zealand, and France’s eye-catching style, which also proved too much for one team tired of the All Blacks in the Fall Nations.

Ben BurrowsJanuary 18, 2022 9:14 a.m.

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Sudan’s pro-democracy faction accepts UN-brokered talks | United Nations News https://list-nation.com/sudans-pro-democracy-faction-accepts-un-brokered-talks-united-nations-news/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:04:44 +0000 https://list-nation.com/sudans-pro-democracy-faction-accepts-un-brokered-talks-united-nations-news/ The Forces of Freedom and Change said they would participate in UN-sponsored talks to end months of political stalemate. A prominent Sudanese pro-democracy group has conditionally accepted a UN offer to broker an end to the political stalemate following the October military coup. Jaafar Hassan, spokesman for the Central Council of Freedom and Change Forces […]]]>

The Forces of Freedom and Change said they would participate in UN-sponsored talks to end months of political stalemate.

A prominent Sudanese pro-democracy group has conditionally accepted a UN offer to broker an end to the political stalemate following the October military coup.

Jaafar Hassan, spokesman for the Central Council of Freedom and Change Forces (CCFFC), said in a press statement on Sunday that the council had decided to accept the invitation of the United Nations mission (UNITAMS) to support dialogue between the parties to the Sudanese crisis.

Hassan said a CCFFC delegation will meet with UNITAMS on Sunday to present the coalition’s vision regarding the dialogue initiative between the different Sudanese parties.

Another key civilian group, the Sudanese Professionals Association, however, rejected the UN offer.

Protesters have staged regular marches against the army since it overthrew the civilian-led government of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok last October. They want the military to be kept out of the transitional government coalition.

Hamdok was reinstated on November 21 under an agreement that called for an independent technocratic cabinet under military control.

But Sudan’s pro-democracy movement has denounced the deal, insisting that power be handed over to an all-civilian government. Hamdok resigned in early January, citing longstanding disagreements with military leaders and the slow pace of reform.

The CCFFC’s decision to participate in the UN-brokered talks comes as regional and international efforts to resolve the crisis intensify.

The African Union envoy, Edewe Bankole, is in Khartoum where he met with representatives of the Forces for Freedom and Change.

Bankole said the aim of the talks was to listen to the views of all Sudanese in order to find solutions to this crisis.

Separately, David Satterfield, the new US envoy to the Horn of Africa, is scheduled to travel to Sudan next week where he and US Under Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee will meet military and political figures as well as pro-democracy activists.

The meeting aims to “mobilize international support” for the United Nations mission to “facilitate a new civilian-led transition to democracy” in Sudan, the US State Department said in a statement.

The CCFFC had earlier stipulated the end of what it called the state of coup, the end of violations and the lifting of the state of emergency.

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Here’s how to repay developing countries for colonialism – and tackle the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò https://list-nation.com/heres-how-to-repay-developing-countries-for-colonialism-and-tackle-the-climate-crisis-michael-franczak-and-olufemi-o-taiwo/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:03:00 +0000 https://list-nation.com/heres-how-to-repay-developing-countries-for-colonialism-and-tackle-the-climate-crisis-michael-franczak-and-olufemi-o-taiwo/ AActivists who demand global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. Internationally, however, reparations are more plausible than one might think. Indeed, an international mechanism to transfer resources to the formerly colonized world in a politically feasible way already exists: the policy instrument of “special drawing rights” (SDRs) […]]]>

AActivists who demand global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. Internationally, however, reparations are more plausible than one might think. Indeed, an international mechanism to transfer resources to the formerly colonized world in a politically feasible way already exists: the policy instrument of “special drawing rights” (SDRs) managed by the International Monetary Fund.

Calls to change the allocation of SDRs are not new, nor is the idea that SDRs could function as reparations for transatlantic slavery and colonialism. Professor Cynthia L Hewitt of Morehouse College championed exactly this strategy as early as 2004. What is new is the political possibility opened up by growing awareness of the global climate crisis, which requires solutions that are not only practical but historically correct. . The reallocation of SDRs, as Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley suggested in her “scathing” speech at Cop26, is both.

Introduced in 1969, SDRs are essentially “IMF coupons” distributed to central banks or national treasuries around the world, who can either hold them or exchange them with other member countries for cash. “Adding SDRs to a country’s international reserves makes it more financially resilient,” says the IMF. “In times of crisis, a country can dip into its savings for urgent needs (for example, to pay for importing vaccines).”

Unfortunately, the general allocation of SDRs is unfair and inefficient. It is not a coincidence. At the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, 44 nations “negotiated” plans for the IMF and World Bank, but only two counted: the United States and the United Kingdom, with the latter ranking far behind. The allocation of quotas was decided by wartime politics, as Raymond Mikesell, the author of the “formula”, explained 50 years later. No European country expected to lose its empire; The presence of India as the only colony was the exception proving the rule.

Two decades later, dozens of new countries in Africa and Asia had achieved political independence from Britain, France and others. In the mid-1960s, Third World countries dominated the UN General Assembly, but the “economic decolonization” they sought was impossible without equal representation in global economic governance – the IMF created a whole new “African department” to manage the overflow. It is in this context that the SDRs were born.

“In 1965, when serious discussions about the creation of the SDR began, a group of experts…argued that SDRs should be allocated with a view to meeting the development needs of newly independent countries,” explains the historian Economics Barry Eichengreen. As the former colonial powers and the United States enjoyed a “golden age” of fossil fuel-fueled capitalism, inequality between rich and poor countries reached new heights. According to some, SDRs would allow poor countries to prioritize development that colonialism had denied, without risking massive capital flight or default. “But when the SDRs were issued in 1970, they were allocated in proportion to IMF member quotas.”

Last August, the IMF’s board of governors approved $650 billion in new SDRs, its largest allocation since 1945 and more than double its expansion in 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. However, because SDRs are allocated by quota, low-income developing countries only received 1.4% of this massive sum. High-income developing countries like China did better, at 22%, but rich countries took the lion’s share – more than 60%. The United States gobbled up an obscene 17%. Additionally, U.S. law requires the U.S. Treasury to consult with Congress on any material changes to SDR allocations, giving U.S. lawmakers a functional unilateral veto over any new and significant SDR allocations.

Of course, the US will never touch its SDRs – the “exorbitant privilege” of the US dollar means the country can print all the money it needs. Other rich countries have equally low or zero utilization rates; reaching their SDRs would be an admission of failure. At the other end, the vast majority of small island developing states and low-income developing countries – countries that, let’s not forget, have never created a global financial meltdown – rely on their meager reserves for emergencies of all kinds.

The quota system is worse than a relic – it is a literal representation of how colonialism continues to exclude poor countries from global governance. For African countries still using the CFA franc currency instituted by the French empire, the link with colonialism goes far beyond the symbolic: while most countries in the world are authorized to use their SDRs without conditions, the use of SDRs by these former French colonies is assessed through IMF-backed “surveillance consultations” on a “case-by-case” basis. The size of the quotas also determines voting power on the IMF’s board of governors, giving the United States a 17% share of the vote. Since major IMF decisions require an 85% vote share, this gives the US a functional veto over the voting system on which SDR allocations are currently based. The IMF recognizes the need for change, but the US has blocked even marginal reforms, while hoarding SDRs it neither needs nor uses.

Yet it is entirely possible for the IMF and the international community to turn SDRs into an effective tool for climate reparations, rather than more money under the mattress for rich countries. Here are some ways that could happen.

The first is the IMF’s own proposal. As its Director General, Kristalina Georgieva, has rightly acknowledged, Africa contributes “almost nothing” to global warming but bears the consequences – and the costs – largely on its own. His idea, endorsed by G20 finance ministers at their October 2021 summit in Rome, is a new Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) within the IMF worth up to $50 billion. Through the RST, rich countries could turn their SDRs into climate finance for low- and middle-income countries vulnerable to climate shocks. But $50 billion – less than half of the new US allocation – isn’t just insufficient, it’s unlikely. As a mechanism and not a mandate, the RST cannot force rich countries to redistribute their SDRs. Even if the target is achieved, “design flaws” including eligibility requirements and conditionalities “would render the planned RST ineffective for most climate-vulnerable countries”, as noted by members of the a working group from Boston University.

The good news is that better alternatives already exist. In fact, most Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are prescribed holders, including new climate-focused banks like the UN Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund that could be added with the consent of the United States. MDBs have climate knowledge and expertise that the IMF lacks, lagging behind in the climate game, and as prescribed holders, MDBs can use SDRs as part of their normal financial operations.

“Redirecting SDRs to multilateral development banks will expand [their] reach and power,” says the Center on Global Development. The African Development Bank and other multilateral development banks have asked for just that, but so far the IMF has rejected them. Another option is the creation of special environmental drawing rights within the IMF, which would help fund national investment plans aligned with a country’s climate goals.

The best option is the simplest and fairest: eliminate the system of allocation based on the “quota” of members and build a new one based on restorative principles, as Professor Hewitt argued years ago and as Prime Minister Mottley puts it today. Such an alternative ranking system would award the most SDRs to countries most disadvantaged by slavery and colonialism as well as climate vulnerability.

International funding for phasing out fossil fuels and adapting to climate impacts is trillion dollars short of what will be needed to avoid the worst climate impacts. More than a decade later, the Green Climate Fund (the largest dedicated climate fund in the world) has only managed to raise a tenth of a target that was an order of magnitude too small in the departure. SDR allocations can provide an alternative to the failing global climate finance system via an institution that is at least nominally publicly accountable, instead of relying on fantasies about private sector social accountability.

Not only are SDRs great dollar-for-dollar climate finance, but rich countries have little to lose beyond IMF “coupons” they don’t need and won’t spend. Abandoning the quota system outright may not happen (yet), but redistributing SDRs is a serious and workable way for rich countries to begin a process of reparations and avoid the worst versions. of the climate crisis at the same time.

  • Michael Franczak is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House and author of the forthcoming book Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s

  • Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and author of the forthcoming book Reconsidering Reparations

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Africa Cup of Nations match descends into chaos as referee ends Mali v Tunisia early https://list-nation.com/africa-cup-of-nations-match-descends-into-chaos-as-referee-ends-mali-v-tunisia-early/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:47:11 +0000 https://list-nation.com/africa-cup-of-nations-match-descends-into-chaos-as-referee-ends-mali-v-tunisia-early/ The Africa Cup of Nations match between Mali and Tunisia descended into chaos and ended in confusion after the referee whistled twice before the full 90 minutes were played. In a bizarre series of events, referee Janny Sikazwe blew full time in the 85th minute, with Mali leading 1-0 and Tunisia seeking the late equaliser. […]]]>

The Africa Cup of Nations match between Mali and Tunisia descended into chaos and ended in confusion after the referee whistled twice before the full 90 minutes were played.

In a bizarre series of events, referee Janny Sikazwe blew full time in the 85th minute, with Mali leading 1-0 and Tunisia seeking the late equaliser. Play then resumed, only for the Zambian official to signal full time again, 20 seconds before the 90 minute mark.

There was then more confusion as Mali returned to the pitch nearly 30 minutes after Sikazwe’s second full-time whistle, seemingly in anticipation of the game restarting.

However, Tunisia refused to return to the pitch and Mali were declared 1-0 winners in the Group F game.

Tunisia were furious as they expected there would be a lot of extra time. The match had been stopped several times, including for drink breaks and VAR reviews.

“There must have been seven or eight minutes of added time,” said Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier. “His [the referee’s] decision is inexplicable.

Explaining Tunisia’s decision not to go out and play the rest of the match, Kebaier said his players were not ready to start again.

“The players took ice baths for 35 minutes before being called up again,” he said.

“I’ve been a coach for a long time, I’ve never seen anything like it. The fourth referee was about to lift the board, then the whistle blew.

Mali led 1-0 thanks to Ibrahima Koné’s penalty in the 48th minute. They were reduced to 10 men after El Bilal Touré was sent off in the 87th minute, between Sikazwe’s two full-time whistles.

Mali coach Mohamed Magassouba had his first post-match press conference interrupted after being told his team had to return to the pitch.

“I told the players that we could only control what was on the pitch. Off the pitch, it’s up to the administrators to decide,” he later said.

“When we were told to go back and play, the players were more than willing. Unfortunately, our opponents didn’t want to come out.

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Africa Cup of Nations Day 2: Sadio Mane scores the winner in the last minute while Morocco beats Ghana at the end of the match https://list-nation.com/africa-cup-of-nations-day-2-sadio-mane-scores-the-winner-in-the-last-minute-while-morocco-beats-ghana-at-the-end-of-the-match/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:24:24 +0000 https://list-nation.com/africa-cup-of-nations-day-2-sadio-mane-scores-the-winner-in-the-last-minute-while-morocco-beats-ghana-at-the-end-of-the-match/ After hosts Cameroon and Cabo Verde started the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with wins on Sunday, four more fixtures were held on day two – with late drama a regular theme throughout. The opening game of the day was not settled until the sixth minute of the stoppage time, when Sadio Mane buried a […]]]>

After hosts Cameroon and Cabo Verde started the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with wins on Sunday, four more fixtures were held on day two – with late drama a regular theme throughout.

The opening game of the day was not settled until the sixth minute of the stoppage time, when Sadio Mane buried a penalty in added time to give Senegal a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe. It took a long time for the competition favorites to find the breakthrough despite strong dominance of possession, with the threat of a counterattack always presenting the possibility of upset.

It was a similar story when Morocco met Ghana, with Sofiane Boufal scoring the winner and the only goal of the game just seven minutes to go. Goalkeeper Joseph Wollacott had to make several late saves to prevent the score from widening further in the finals. Comoros and Gabon, the other two Nations in Group C, met later on Monday evening. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was absent for Gabon after testing positive for Covid but his team won the match thanks to a well-taken strike from a narrow angle from Aaron Boupendza in the first half.

Meanwhile, Guinea beat Malawi by the same score of 1-0 to join Senegal at the top of Group B.

Issiaga Sylla scored the lone goal in the 35th minute after a good job down the left flank from Naby Keita and Jose Kante, but it only came after Malawi’s Yamikani Chester missed two glorious one-on-one chances at the other end – a weak shot saved, before losing ground for the second. Guinea, coached by former national team striker Kaba Diawara – briefly from Arsenal in the late 1990s – were indebted to goalkeeper Aly Keita who made several first-half saves to keep them ahead, Malawi having arguably created the most impressive chances despite the final match. -the winners control possession.

Tuesday’s matches will see the nations of Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi Iheanacho all in action, with Nigeria v Egypt being the highlight of the day when kick-off at 4pm.

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Yukon parents vote on proposed First Nations school board – National https://list-nation.com/yukon-parents-vote-on-proposed-first-nations-school-board-national/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:43:48 +0000 https://list-nation.com/yukon-parents-vote-on-proposed-first-nations-school-board-national/ Parents in eight Yukon schools are voting on a proposal that could put control of their children’s education in the hands of the territory’s Indigenous bands, the result of an effort that an official says began nearly 50 years old. Parents vote on proposal to create a First Nations school board with the power to […]]]>

Parents in eight Yukon schools are voting on a proposal that could put control of their children’s education in the hands of the territory’s Indigenous bands, the result of an effort that an official says began nearly 50 years old.

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Melanie Bennett, executive director of the First Nations Education Branch, said the pressure to establish a First Nations school board in the territory dates back to 1973.

Bennett, who is from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation of Dawson City, said the council would offer a chance to improve a system that left Indigenous children behind and provide education from an Indigenous perspective and not native.

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“This is a model of reconciliation and in order to do that you have to provide a platform where both worldviews are recognized,” she said.

The branch is an independent body created in 2020 to help First Nations take more control over education.

The school board would be unique because it would involve multiple First Nations across the land instead of a single band on a reserve taking responsibility for education, Bennett added.


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A framework agreement for the proposed school board was signed in June between the Department of Education and 10 of the 14 Yukon First Nations. It aimed to improve the education of Indigenous students and provide them with a culturally appropriate education.

Approximately 23% of the territory’s public school students in 2018-19 identified themselves as Yukon First Nations.

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In a 2019 report, the territory’s auditor general said Indigenous children routinely lack educational supports to help them succeed in school and graduate. The Yukon has also failed to adequately reflect First Nations culture and languages ​​in the classroom, according to the report.

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An Indigenous school board would go a long way in resolving these issues, Bennett said.

“You need to tackle the racism of low expectations that occurs with Indigenous students,” she said, adding that research has found that 80% of Indigenous children in kindergarten need extra help with their education. homework.

The eight schools will hold separate votes on whether or not to approve the creation of the board. If more than 50 percent of a school’s parents vote in favor, the board would run that school.

If approved, an election will be held in March for the five directors on the board. Schools run by the new board would not be exclusively for Indigenous students and any child could enroll.


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Vuntut Gwichin leader Dana Tizya-Tramm, who is also chairman of a chiefs committee on education, said the importance of the proposal cannot be underestimated.

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“This is an opportunity to allow innovation to break down the walls of pre-existing education systems,” he said. “It will not negatively affect non-native students. “

The committee was created a few years ago to improve the educational outcomes of aboriginal children and youth.

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Tizya-Tramm said the council would also help build common ground between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.

Lauren Wallingham, whose child attends one of the schools where the vote on the proposed board takes place, said she believes it would be beneficial for all students to have an Indigenous perspective taught.

“It’s going to be huge to have this incorporated in a real way, not just as an add-on,” she said.

Wallingham, who is Indigenous, was part of a group that called on parents to participate in the referendum at Takhini Elementary School in Whitehorse.

She said most of the parents she spoke to were open to a referendum after being explained by the school board.

The vote will run until Jan. 27, but whatever the outcome, Bennett said she hopes the process inspires others across the country.

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“At first, it’s extremely positive,” she said.

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Fans could watch Wales Six Nations games, PM says https://list-nation.com/fans-could-watch-wales-six-nations-games-pm-says/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:52:44 +0000 https://list-nation.com/fans-could-watch-wales-six-nations-games-pm-says/ A decision on whether fans will be able to attend the home matches of the Guinness Six Nations Championship for Wales will be made in the coming weeks, Mark Drakeford said. Restrictions imposed on sporting events in Wales by the Welsh government to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant mean that professional meetings are […]]]>

A decision on whether fans will be able to attend the home matches of the Guinness Six Nations Championship for Wales will be made in the coming weeks, Mark Drakeford said.

Restrictions imposed on sporting events in Wales by the Welsh government to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant mean that professional meetings are being held behind closed doors.

The prime minister said he hoped the waves of Omicron variant infections would abate as quickly as they had increased – meaning the Six Nations could move forward as planned.

“Of course we would all much prefer to be in a position where the Six Nations could move forward with people watching the game here in Wales,” said Mr Drakeford.

“It is not a matter of dispute between the parties. The question that is under the microscope is whether we can do it safely.

“For the number of people who get sick with the virus to be so high that adding more to that risk just wouldn’t be a responsible thing to do.

“We won’t know, I know it’s really tough when you’re hosting a major event and you’re under time pressure, but we won’t find out for the next few weeks.

“But we will be watching this very carefully and like I said, as soon as we can make a decision, we will make a decision, but the decision will be made for reasons of public safety and public health safety.

“At the end of the day, that has to be the primary consideration for the government.”

Wales is currently subject to Alert Level 2 restrictions, which means only 50 people can participate in organized outdoor activities, such as amateur sports, but for elite level events spectators are prohibited.

Scotland are due to play Wales in Cardiff on February 12 and the Welsh RFU have explored alternatives, if crowds are not allowed to attend.

Wayne Pivac’s side are also set to face France on March 11 at the Principality stadium, and Italy eight days later.

In England there are currently no restrictions to attending sporting events, but for those hosting more than 10,000 people, spectators must show proof of double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test.

The financial implications of home games behind closed doors for the Welsh Rugby Union would be significant.

They faced a similar situation for last season’s tournament, with the shutters closed for Cardiff’s clashes with Ireland and England.

Mr Drakeford told a Welsh government briefing that reviews of the restrictions were happening on a weekly basis.

“Decisions about where to play matches ultimately rest with the Welsh Rugby Union, not the Welsh government,” said Mr Drakeford.

“I’m not criticizing the WRU for exploring all the options available to them.

“It’s a business and, as a responsible business, it seems to me that they have to look at all the different possibilities available to them.

“Whether they choose to go ahead and play games elsewhere with the undeniable risks that this would entail, if we were still in the eye of the coronavirus storm, I think you know a very debatable question. .

“But if I have a problem with them looking at the options available to them, no, I don’t.

“I think that’s perfectly legitimate for them as a multi-million pound organization that has to think about its business as well as its sporting interests.”


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Next Six Nations campaign set to start behind closed doors https://list-nation.com/next-six-nations-campaign-set-to-start-behind-closed-doors/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://list-nation.com/next-six-nations-campaign-set-to-start-behind-closed-doors/ Some Six Nations games this season could go behind closed doors if the situation around Covid-19 does not improve. Currently, five of the six participating countries have crowd restrictions – with the exception of England – and organizers are in talks to see if they will be lifted in time for the tournament to kick […]]]>

Some Six Nations games this season could go behind closed doors if the situation around Covid-19 does not improve.

Currently, five of the six participating countries have crowd restrictions – with the exception of England – and organizers are in talks to see if they will be lifted in time for the tournament to kick off in a month’s time.

According to reports in England, organizers are determined to avoid cancellations and would rather move forward in empty stadiums rather than postpone matches.

Ireland host Wales in their opener at Aviva Stadium on February 5, before facing France in Paris a week later. Currently, crowds in Ireland and France are limited to 5,000.

In Ireland, these restrictions are in place until January 31, and, with the IRFU deriving the majority of its income from internationals, and three home games against Wales, Italy and Scotland scheduled for this spring, the governing body will be desperate to see that number increase by next month.

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New rules for travel to and from France are also expected to cause disruption, with the French government requiring all members of travel groups to be doubly vaccinated to be allowed entry from January 15.

Although the IRFU reported a 99.2% vaccination rate among its playing, coaching and administrative staff in October, it is understood that not all members of the national team are fully vaccinated.

This could prevent some squad members from making it to the second round game against France. It could also have a disruptive influence on the Heineken Champions Cup.

Rounds one and two were heavily disrupted by the virus ahead of Christmas, and organizers are working on government guarantees that rounds three and four can take place on the weekends of January 14 and 21.

“The EPCR continues to work with leagues and unions to secure assurance that travel exemptions for players, club staff and match officials will be in place for Heineken rounds 3 and 4 matches. Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup, ”said a spokesperson. .


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Senegal accuses Watford of having “blocked” Ismaïla Sarr from the Africa Cup of Nations | Watford https://list-nation.com/senegal-accuses-watford-of-having-blocked-ismaila-sarr-from-the-africa-cup-of-nations-watford/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:04:00 +0000 https://list-nation.com/senegal-accuses-watford-of-having-blocked-ismaila-sarr-from-the-africa-cup-of-nations-watford/ Ismaila Sarr is unfit to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, her club Watford said on Sunday after being accused of preventing the player from making it to this month’s tournament in Cameroon . Senegal have said Watford provided “false” reasons for denying Sarr permission to travel, but the Premier League club have […]]]>

Ismaila Sarr is unfit to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, her club Watford said on Sunday after being accused of preventing the player from making it to this month’s tournament in Cameroon .

Senegal have said Watford provided “false” reasons for denying Sarr permission to travel, but the Premier League club have urged the Senegalese to send their own doctor to assess the injury.

“Ismaila Sarr suffered a knee ligament injury on 20 November in the match against Manchester United and has not been fit to play for Watford since,” the club said.

“In early December, the club wrote to the Senegalese Football Federation describing the clinical diagnosis of Ismaila’s injury and immediately followed up by providing MRI scans detailing the extent of the injury. After further consultation with medical experts, we informed the federation of Ismaïla’s rehabilitation process and the probable recovery schedule.

“Over the past 10 days, the club has reiterated to the Senegalese Football Federation the player’s current state of health and his recovery schedule,” the statement continued. “The Hornets have also called on the Senegalese Football Federation to ask their own independent surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and the period of rehabilitation.”

Earlier, Senegal said they would seek intervention from Fifa and demanded the release of the winger to join the rest of the squad preparing for Dakar.

“The English club Watford has notified on the basis of spurious arguments its decision to block the player, who has expressed his desire to join the Senegalese selection for the Nations Cup,” said a statement signed by the secretary general of the Federation Senegalese footballer, Victor Seh. Cisse.

“The FSF responded immediately to confirm the player’s summons and the club’s obligation to release the player by January 3 at the latest. The FSF would like to express its deep condemnation of the disrespectful, pernicious and discriminatory behavior of Watford who seeks by all means to prevent a player from playing with his national team.

“Africa, its football and its footballers deserve the same respect as that accorded to other continents, confederations and players. The FSF will take all the necessary measures to guarantee respect for the fundamental right of its footballers to play for their country, ”he added.

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Watford has previously refused to allow Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis to join his country, saying the Nigerian Football Association did not call him in time, missing the deadline to inform the club of his selection.

Nigeria did not contest the request and have since replaced Dennis in their squad.
Watford, who lost in stoppage time to Tottenham on Saturday to move closer to the relegation zone, will lose three other players in the tournament – Nigerian William Troost-Ekong and Moroccan pair Imran Louza and Adam Masina.


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