Panel discusses gender and politics in the Andes

first_imgSubject of the documentaries “Soy Andina” and “Soy Andina II: The Return,” Nelida Silva spoke alongside associate producer of both films, Doris Loayza, and associate political science professor Guillermo Trejo in a panel discussion that examined local politics and gender in rural Peru.Silva said she was born and raised in the rural Andean town of Llamellin, Peru but moved to New York when she was young and lived there for 20 years. In New York, Silva said she worked as an accountant before eventually returning to her hometown.“I decided to back to my village to teach women, so they could earn some money,” she said.Silva said she was proposed as a candidate for mayor of Llamellin, though she initially struggled to decide whether or not to run for office.“I wasn’t sure,” she said. “Candidates are seen as corrupt people.”The documentary “Soy Andina II: The Return” details Silva’s campaign to be mayor. Silva said she ran on a platform of economic development and ultimately lost the election.Traditional gender roles often deter women from becoming involved in politics, but her candidacy demonstrates women’s capabilities, Silva said.“Despite the macho system, which is dominated by males, there is more space for women,” she said. “However, there were more receptive young people — some men, too, but not those who had a [stake] in politics.”Loayza said producing a movie featuring Silva’s political campaign was an arduous task that presented constant challenges, especially in terms of objectivity.“My role was not easy,” Loayza said. “We had to be objective.”Loayza said making two films about the same place brought about some challenges, especially concerning the locals’ perceptions of the documentaries.“The townspeople were developing the idea that the footage from the town was going to be big and disseminated internationally, which made it hard,” she said.Trejo said the film almost never discusses the country of Peru at large because Peruvian politics has a “more local dimension.”“There’s this idea that you leave but you never leave,” he said, “We are living in a reality with the question of universal citizenship. We are not trees. You don’t belong to one place.”According to Trejo, Silva’s gender played an integral role in the success of her campaign.“[Silva] was facing two enemies: political machines and the question of gender,” Trejo said. “It was interesting and infuriating. It is hard for a woman to be heard — not to speak up, because she was, but the audience wasn’t listening. It doesn’t matter if you have the [microphone].”Tags: Documentary, Peru, soy andinalast_img read more

Onuoha: Eze can cut it big at Premier League level

first_img Loading… “And obviously he plays for QPR, that was a big part of my career and I hope he stays but I also hope that he gets the opportunities to play at a high level and really test himself and see if he can be amongst that company. “So if he’s to leave, I think the fans will thank him for everything he’s done. Read Also:QPR place £20m price tag on Eberechi Eze “And I want to see what he’s like playing in a different team, maybe in a bigger stadium, maybe bigger atmosphere, maybe some bigger games.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester City fullback, Nedum Onuoha, has said Queens Park Rangers defender, Eberechi Eze, can cut it big at Premier League level. Eze Eze is being linked with Tottenham this week. And Onuoha told Love Sport Radio: “I played with him. He’s a friend of mine.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Chelsea sextet return for US trip

first_img After playing in the final game of a three-match tour of Asia in Jakarta last Thursday, Chelsea travelled to Washington DC today boosted by the return of six players who missed the previous trip due to their Confederations Cup commitments this summer – Brazil duo Luiz and Oscar, Spain trio Torres, Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta and John Obi Mikel of Nigeria. The futures of Luiz, Mata and Torres, in particular, have been in doubt, but Mourinho insists he has no intention of selling any member of his squad. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea continued their preparations for the new season when a 25-man squad – including David Luiz, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres – travelled to the United States for four friendlies. Luiz and Mata had been linked with Manchester United in a swap deal for Wayne Rooney, claims angrily denied by Chelsea, while the pursuit of the England striker has put Torres’ position in sharp focus. But all six made the trip across the Atlantic after meeting up with Mourinho for the first time on Sunday. Henrique Hilario was included as one of four goalkeepers in the 25-man group for the tour, which begins with a match against Mourinho’s former club Inter Milan in Indianapolis on Thursday and concludes on August 10 in Washington against Roma. Hilario was on the Premier League’s released list last month and his status at Chelsea is uncertain, amid suggestions he would be handed a new one-year contract. Defender Tomas Kalas missed the trip due to injury, while Josh McEachran, Sam Walker, Nathaniel Chalobah, Lucas Piazon and Islam Feruz were on the Asia tour but have not been selected for the USA. McEachran, Chalobah and Piazon are poised to be sent out on loan for the forthcoming season. Chelsea squad: Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Henrique Hilario, Jamal Blackman; Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz; John Mikel Obi, Michael Essien, Oscar, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Marco van Ginkel, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Victor Moses, Andre Schurrle, Kevin De Bruyne; Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City League Roundup

first_imgAllderdice’s coach Andre McDonald, a Westinghouse alum, will face off against the Bulldogs. If his Dragons are victorious, they’ll move on to the Feb. 25 City title game in an attempt to three-peat as champs.“Westinghouse is indicative to it’s culture,” McDonald said. “They’re tough and they don’t go away easily.”Their first matchup this season, Allderdice won easily, blowing out the East End school by 40. But, true to McDonald’s statement, Westinghouse came back in their second bout after being down by as many as 17 to surrender a more subtile 65-59 margin.“They’re going to come out of the gates rough,” McDonald added. “I don’t expect this to be an easy win for us. We are going to have to put our best out there and play until the end.”One of the best players the league has to offer, Allderdice senior Justin Dobbs, will not be available to play in the semifinal game.“During our senior night, Justin was called for two technical fouls,” the coach said. This causes for a player to be ejected and automatically suspended for one game. We will miss Justin, but we’re going to have to rely on the guys that we gave to pull it out for us.”Brashear stunned Carrick with a 66-65 win to move on and face Obama Academy, who will look to complete a storybook first season with a city championship.On the girls side, Allderdice’s best record gave them a first-round bye and they will take on Carrick in the semi’s. The Lady Bulldogs will do business with USO. Both games took place on Feb. 20, before press time.The Feb 25 Boys City League Championship game will be streamed live on the Westmoreland Sports Network on their website at www.westmorelandsports.com.(Malik Vincent can be reached at mvincent@new pittsburghcourier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.) SHARDEA MOCK, Langley’s slick sophomore guard shoots a three pointer against Brashear. Mock scored 15 points but it was not enough as the Lady Mustangs lost their final game Feb. 16. by Malik VincentBrashear and Westinghouse clawed out close victories to qualify as semi-final teams this season. After Courier press time Feb. 21, each team will square off against the teams with the best regular season records this year in Allderdice and USO. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama).last_img read more

Major League Baseball Standings 6-21

first_imgWashington3636.50066½5-5W-219-1317-23 Los Angeles3340.452986-4W-220-2013-20 East Division Colorado (Chacin 5-3) at Washington (Haren 4-8), 12:05 p.m.Houston (B.Norris 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-6), 4:05 p.m.Miami (Ja.Turner 1-0) at San Francisco (Zito 4-5), 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-7) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-3), 4:05 p.m.Atlanta (Hudson 4-6) at Milwaukee (Undecided), 4:10 p.m.Cincinnati (Leake 7-3) at Arizona (Corbin 9-0), 7:15 p.m.L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-2) at San Diego (Volquez 5-5), 7:15 p.m.Texas (M.Perez 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-4), 7:15 p.m.Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 6-4), 10:05 p.m. Boston4431.587––4-6L-223-1521-16 New York3933.5423½1½3-7L-220-1519-18 Chicago2941.41410½10½3-7L-316-1413-27 Milwaukee2942.40817135-5L-116-2013-22 Detroit4031.563––5-5W-124-1216-19 WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway East Division Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 p.m.Baltimore (Britton 1-1) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 1:07 p.m.Boston (Doubront 4-3) at Detroit (Verlander 8-5), 1:08 p.m.Tampa Bay (Archer 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Undecided), 2:05 p.m.Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-4) at Kansas City (Shields 2-6), 2:10 p.m.Houston (Lyles 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-7), 2:20 p.m.Pittsburgh (Morton 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-10), 3:35 p.m.Oakland (J.Parker 6-6) at Seattle (Bonderman 1-1), 4:10 p.m.Texas (Tepesch 3-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 10-4), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis4726.644––6-4W-222-1325-13 Houston (Keuchel 4-3) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 1-1), 2:20 p.m.Minnesota (Deduno 3-1) at Cleveland (Kazmir 3-4), 7:05 p.m.Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 4-7) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 4-4), 7:05 p.m.Baltimore (Hammel 7-4) at Toronto (Dickey 6-8), 7:07 p.m.Boston (Lester 6-4) at Detroit (Fister 6-4), 7:08 p.m.Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 2-5) at Kansas City (Guthrie 7-4), 8:10 p.m.Texas (D.Holland 5-4) at St. Louis (Lyons 2-3), 8:15 p.m.Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-3), 10:05 p.m.Oakland (Colon 9-2) at Seattle (Iwakuma 7-2), 10:10 p.m. Texas4132.5621–3-7W-222-1519-17 AMERICAN LEAGUE ___¢ Miami2349.3191919½5-5W-113-2310-26 Tampa Bay3835.521534-6W-221-1617-19 West Division New York2841.40612½135-5W-114-2314-18 Baltimore4231.5751–7-3W-220-1522-16 Cincinnati4430.5953½–6-4L-126-1418-16 Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 4Texas 4, Oakland 3Houston 7, Milwaukee 4, 10 inningsTampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 3Detroit 4, Boston 3L.A. Angels 10, Seattle 9 Houston2846.37814½13½6-4W-115-2513-21 NATIONAL LEAGUE Cleveland3635.507446-4W-222-1414-21 Kansas City3436.4865½5½6-4L-217-1617-20 Tampa Bay (Colome 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-5), 1:05 p.m.Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 5-2) at Toronto (Wang 1-0), 1:07 p.m.Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-2) at Kansas City (W.Davis 4-5), 2:10 p.m.Houston (B.Norris 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-6), 4:05 p.m.Boston (Webster 0-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-0), 7:15 p.m.Minnesota (Walters 2-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-4), 7:15 p.m.Texas (M.Perez 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-4), 7:15 p.m.Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 6-4), 10:05 p.m.Oakland (Straily 4-2) at Seattle (Harang 3-7), 10:10 p.m. Seattle3242.43210½9½5-5L-218-1714-25 Colorado3737.50036½3-7L-423-1714-20 Los Angeles3041.4238½123-7L-119-2011-21 Atlanta4331.581––4-6L-125-1118-20 AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday’s Games Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez hits a double off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani with the bases loaded to drive in three runs in the 7th inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Cincinnati. Alvarez also hit a solo home run and rbi single to drive in all the Pirates runs in the game won by Pittsburgh 5-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) Chicago2942.40817134-6L-215-2114-21 Pittsburgh4330.5894–6-4W-125-1318-17 Saturday’s Games Arizona3933.542––4-6W-219-1520-18 Sunday’s Games WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway Central Division West Division Minnesota3336.478666-4W-319-1714-19 Central Division Oakland4332.573––5-5L-222-1221-20 Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Dodgers 4, 1st gameBaltimore 13, Detroit 3Cleveland 6, Kansas City 3L.A. Dodgers 6, N.Y. Yankees 0, 2nd gameToronto 5, Colorado 2Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2Texas 9, Oakland 4Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 4Milwaukee 3, Houston 1L.A. Angels 1, Seattle 0 Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Washington (Detwiler 2-5), 1:35 p.m.N.Y. Mets (Harvey 6-1) at Philadelphia (Lannan 0-1), 1:35 p.m.Atlanta (Maholm 7-6) at Milwaukee (Figaro 1-1), 2:10 p.m.Houston (Lyles 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-7), 2:20 p.m.Pittsburgh (Morton 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-10), 3:35 p.m.Miami (Eovaldi 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 5-3), 4:05 p.m.Cincinnati (Latos 6-1) at Arizona (Delgado 0-0), 4:10 p.m.L.A. Dodgers (Undecided) at San Diego (Cashner 5-3), 4:10 p.m.Texas (Tepesch 3-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 10-4), 8:05 p.m. WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway Philadelphia3538.4797½84-6L-118-1617-22 San Francisco3735.51425½4-6L-123-1314-22 ___¢ WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway San Diego3736.5072½68-2W-123-1414-22 Toronto3536.493758-2W-819-1716-19last_img read more

Wayling, Chargers pull off shocker at CCAA Women`s Volleyball Nationals

first_imgFormer Mount Sentinel Wildcats athlete Katie Wayling was front and center, turning back the clock at the CCAA volleyball National Championships this past weekend in the BC Provincial Capital.Wayling, who has been out of the sport of volleyball for the past six years, came on as a substitute setter to help the Camosun College Chargers to the school’s first CCAA Women’s Volleyball National silver medal.The Chargers fell 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 26-24) to the Lakeland College Rustlers of Vermilion, Alta., in the gold medal game Saturday before a boisterous home crowd.Camosun College finished the regular season in the PACWEST in sixth spot with a 8-16 record.The team then lost in the first round of the PACWEST playoffs.Entering the eight-team tournament as the host wildcard team and seeded seventh, the Chargers began to turn the tables on the favoured schools, first knocking off second ranked Humber Hawks Thursday winning 15-13 in the final game.Wayling came on as a substitute for the Chargers against Humber. Friday, Camosun continued its red-hot play with a sweep over the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves that advanced the PACWEST squad into the school’s first ever women’s gold medal match 3-0.Lakeland, also looking for its first national crown, took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five match before the Chargers showed resiliency winning the third set.Camosun then came within one point of forcing a sudden death fifth set before losing the fourth set, and match, 26-24. Comosun led at one stage of the fourth game 18-12.Once again Wayling was substituted into the game.This is Wayling’s first season with the Chargers.The 5’7” setter had a stellar high school career with the Wildcats, leading the South Slocan-based school to a pair of provincial crowns during the four years at Mount Sentinel.Wayling was part of the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball champion in 2007 and B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball winner in 2008.After high school, Wayling decided to take her skills south of the 49th parallel to play a season in in sunny Florida at Palm Beach State College, located 60 miles north of Miami in Lake Worth, Florida.The daughter of Rand and Christine Wayling of Castlegar took a few years off before returning to the classroom, and the volleyball court, at the Victoria-based school.Vancouver Island Mariners, winners of the PACWEST title over Douglas College, won the bronze medal in the National Tournament by sweeping RSEQ champion Lynx d’Edouard Montpetit.It was VIU’s 17th national medal.last_img read more