Tokyo conference crucial to future Afghan aid

first_imgBritain already has promised about $280 million in development assistance per year until 2017.The World Bank said the delivery of international aid and its use in building a more effective state has been hampered by “inevitable waste and corruption, aid dependency and use of parallel systems to circumvent limited government absorptive capacity.”An abrupt aid cutoff, it warned in a report ahead of the conference, could lead to a collapse similar to the one after the Soviet Union pulled out in 1989, cutting off funding to the regime it once supported.Humanitarian organizations and agencies fear that the Tokyo conference will focus on accountability and managing declining funds to the detriment of Afghanistan’s needy.“The Tokyo conference will decide the lives of millions of people for years to come. We know that when the troops leave the attention will leave,” said Christine Roehrs, spokeswoman for Save the Children in Afghanistan. “We are worried that at Tokyo they will be talking about the conditions for aid rather than the aid itself.”Other organizations worry that there is a feeling that the Afghan war has been won or is at an end.“There is a need to portray this as a success story, especially in the United States. There have been gains, but they are reversible,” said Louise Hancock, Oxfam’s head of policy and advocacy in Afghanistan. Sponsored Stories Top Stories The Afghan economy, which is largely driven by international aid and military spending, is widely expected to go into recession after 2014. The U.S. already has almost halved the just over $4 billion it gave in 2010 and that is expected to be further cut next year.European Union countries are expected to contribute the equivalent of about $1.5 billion of the funds required post-withdrawal, but they like others, worry about how their funds will be spent.“We know Afghanistan will need continuous support and the EU is committed to that. But we are not blind and we feel a considerable fatigue among taxpayers in the EU and beyond,” said Vygaudas Usackas, the EU’s special representative for Afghanistan. He described Tokyo as a “game changer” because the Afghans would be held accountable for the funds they receive in the future.Japan agrees that the conference won’t merely be a handout fest.Tadamichi Yamamoto, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed that Afghanistan must demonstrate its ability to properly implement and govern development projects.That commitment is expected to come in a document that will lay out a number of requirements including free and fair elections in 2014, improved finances and management, respect for human rights and respect for the rule of law. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghanistan will seek at least $4 billion from international donors this weekend at a crucial aid conference aimed at propping up the country after most foreign combat troops leave at the end of 2014.Nations that once gave liberally, however, want more guarantees that their taxpayers’ money will not be lost to corruption and mismanagement.Representatives from about 70 countries and organizations meeting Sunday in Tokyo will establish a roadmap of accountability to ensure that Afghanistan does more to improve governance and finance management, and to safeguard the democratic process, rule of law and human rights _ especially those of women. Foreign aid in the decade since the U.S. invasion in 2001 has led to better education and health care, with nearly 8 million children, including 3 million girls, enrolled in schools. That compares to 1 million children more than a decade ago, when girls were banned from school under the Taliban.Improved health facilities have halved child mortality and expanded basic health services to nearly 60 percent of Afghanistan population of more than 25 million _ compared to less than 10 percent in 2001.But donors have become wary of corruption-busting pledges that have not always been delivered. Some highly placed Afghan officials have been investigated for corruption but seldom prosecuted, and some of the graft investigations have come close to the president himself.The stakes are high as President Hamid Karzai faces international weariness with the war and frustration over his failure to crack down on corruption more than a decade after the U.S. invasion that ousted the Taliban.Afghanistan has received nearly $60 billion in such aid since 2002. The World Bank says foreign aid makes up nearly the equivalent of the country’s gross domestic product.Those funds, which are needed for basic services such as health care, education and infrastructure, are expected to sharply diminish after international troops withdraw even as the country faces continued threats from the Taliban and other Islamic militants. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daycenter_img The funds themselves will be channeled through the Afghan budget or trust funds controlled by international organizations such as the World Bank. To get the funds, the Afghan government has drafted 22 “national priority programs.” But to get endorsed, they have strict implementation and accountability clauses.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 0 Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Check your body, save your life Quick workouts for men Karzai has said he will ask for $4 billion annually for the first three years of what his government describes as a period of transformation from 2015 to 2025. That will come on top of $4.1 billion pledged last May at a NATO conference in Chicago to fund the Afghan National Security Forces from 2015 to 2017.The World Bank has calculated that Afghanistan will need $3.3 billion to $3.9 billion in annual non-security spending for those first three years of the transition to cover a shortfall in its gross domestic product of just over $17 billion.But donors will be looking to provide their funds through the government’s bureaucracy in a way that will minimize the risk of having them siphoned off in a country that was listed last year as the third most corrupt in the world.Despite the concerns, Britain and other nations agree Afghanistan will need significant help in the post-2014 era so it does not slip back into chaos and civil war.“Afghanistan faces enormous challenges in the years ahead, and will require significant long term international development assistance. If that is not forthcoming the progress made so far with security and development will be put at risk, with repercussions for Afghans, the region and us,” Andrew Mitchell, Britain’s international development secretary, warned during a trip to Kabul earlier this week. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

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first_imgMany lawmakers from both parties disapproved when the five Guantanamo detainees were swapped for Bergdahl. They complained that the White House did not give Congress a 30-day notification of the transfer, which is required by law. The White House said it couldn’t wait 30 days because Bergdahl’s life was endangered.After the transfer, the House Armed Services Committee demanded the Pentagon release internal documents about the swap. The committee received hundreds, but lawmakers complained that they were heavily redacted. The committee inserted language in the fiscal 2016 defense policy bill that threatens to cut Pentagon spending by about $500 million if the Defense Department doesn’t provide additional information about the exchange.On Friday, lawmakers stepped up their calls.“This release was a complete overreach by the White House, ignoring U.S. law,” said Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Already over the past year, it’s been reported that the flimsy ‘security assurances’ in Qatar have been violated, jeopardizing our security. In a few days, these assurances disappear and Taliban leaders will be free to return to the battlefield, putting U.S. security interests and Americans at risk.” Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, meanwhile, said Congress would “continue our efforts to investigate the administration’s handling of the Taliban Five swap.”___Klapper reported from Geneva.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist FILE – In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)center_img The White House on Friday acknowledged that discussions were underway with Qatar as to how the former detainees should be handled but refused to divulge details.“The United States has been in touch with our partners in Qatar about the kind of steps that we believe are important to protecting the national security of the American people,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.Under the terms of the May 2014 exchange, the five detainees were sent to Qatar, where government officials agreed to monitor their activities and prevent them from traveling out of the country for one year. In return, Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after walking away from his Army post in Afghanistan, was released to the U.S. military. He recently was charged with desertion.At least one of the five allegedly contacted militants during the past year while in Qatar. No details have been disclosed about that contact, but the White House confirmed that one was put under enhanced surveillance.One or more of the detainees met with some members of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani militant group in Qatar earlier in the year, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. That was an indication that the group was reaching out to communicate with the so-called Taliban Five, said Graham, who predicted all five will rejoin the fight. Four of the five former detainees remain on the United Nations’ blacklist, which freezes their assets and has them under a separate travel ban. But the U.N. itself has acknowledged that its travel ban has been violated. In a report late last year, the U.N. sanctions committee stated, “Regrettably, the monitoring team continues to receive a steady — albeit officially unconfirmed — flow of media reports indicating that some listed individuals have become increasingly adept at circumventing the sanctions measures, the travel ban in particular.”The State Department insists that U.S. officials work to mitigate the risk of former Guantanamo detainees returning to the fight, threatening Americans or jeopardizing U.S. national security. U.S. officials have noted in the past that the five Taliban leaders are middle-aged or older, were former officials in the Taliban government and probably wouldn’t be seen again on any battlefield, although they could continue to be active members of the Taliban.Members of Congress have repeatedly expressed concern about what will happen after the travel ban expires and criticized the administration for releasing the five in the first place. They have asked the Obama administration to try to persuade Qatar to extend the monitoring. Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend travel bans for five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. officials said Friday.A deal now being negotiated with Qatar would see the restrictions that expire Monday extended for another six months, the officials said. If the talks are successful, the agreement could be announced over the weekend, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly speak to the matter. Quick workouts for men Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals also signed tackle Kelvin Palmer to the practice squad. He was released from the practice squad, where he had spent the entire season, last week. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals shuffled their roster a bit Monday, releasing veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop and elevating rookie offensive lineman Anthony Steen to the active roster from the practice squad.Bishop, who was signed as a free agent in training camp, spent time on the roster, but didn’t play a down for the Cardinals this season. Steen, an undrafted rookie from Alabama, has spent the entire season on the practice squad after being released Aug. 30. The 6-foot-3, 309-pound lineman played in 51 games for the Crimson Tide in college, starting 36.last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Denver Broncos offensive lineman Evan Mathis during an NFL football scrimmage at the Broncos’ headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Mathis was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2014, and Monday morning the analytics site ProFootballFocus.com ranked him as the third-best free agent still available. Highest PFF Run Block Rating for Gs over past 5 years: 1.Evan Mathis +148.5 2.Marshal Yanda +111.3 3.Mike Iupati +87.5 4.Logan Mankins +56.9— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) March 16, 2016Mathis entered the league as a third-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He has played in 130 career games, with 90 starts. Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their offensive line Wednesday with the signing of guard Evan Mathis.The deal, which NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported is for one year and $6 million, fills a hole the team had at right guard.It was reported Tuesday the Cardinals had offered the 34-year-old a two-year contract.Mathis spent last season with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, for whom he started 12 games at left guard. Before that, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) 2 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling After five preseason season games, the Arizona Cardinals decided that Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert would remain on the active roster. This was a change from previous years where the 53-man roster only featured two quarterbacks.Gabbert performed well in offseason workouts and training camp, which then carried over to the preseason where his QB rating of 76.6 was the highest of any of the four signal callers that saw action. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Gabbert becomes Arizona’s third starting quarterback this year, making the Cardinals the first team to have three different starters this season.According to Pro Football Focus, Gabbert logged 67 pass attempts and ended the preseason schedule ranked 29th among quarterbacks with an adjusted completion percentage of 76.6 percent.Gabbert has shown potential to perform under pressure. Since 2015, Gabbert’s passer rating of 49.7 and completion percentage of 46 is higher than Stanton’s, who has a 31.5 passer rating and 29.3 completion percentage.Additionally, Gabbert has shown promise on the road. In his past six starts away from home, he has thrown seven touchdowns and just three interceptions.With better coaching and overall talent around him, Gabbert has an opportunity Sunday make people start forgetting about his 9-31 career record despite being a high first-round pick in 2011. “I’ve been very pleased,” Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said of Gabbert in August. “Short-term, I’d be very comfortable if he had to play for us. Long-term, if he continues at this rate, he could be a starter.”Fast-forward to November and Gabbert will have an opportunity most third-string quarterbacks don’t get.With regular starter Carson Palmer on injured reserve, and backup Drew Stanton nursing a sprained knee, Gabbert will start for the Cardinals Sunday against the Houston Texans.When it comes to Gabbert, “intriguing” is a common term heard from the Cardinals. If he plays well he could be in the picture next year, possibly competing for a starting position or a backup role if Palmer returns.Arians has seen significant growth in Gabbert since he was signed by the Cardinals in May.“Just his understanding of what we do and how we do it,” Arians said, when asked about the areas in which he’s seen growth. “You have to learn the protection schemes, to know your hots and sights. That’s the hardest thing for all quarterbacks is to find those things, especially when teams get exotic blitzing-wise.“Once you’re comfortable with that and you know your system, you can pretty much just go back and play.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img by Lynn Elber And Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jul 29, 2019 6:02 am PDT Cancel reply Sign in to comment (not connected to your Insider Club login).You’re logged in as . Edit Profile | Logout.Loading profile…Unexpected error. Please try again.Notice: Your email may not yet have been verified. Please check your email, click the link to verify your address, and then submit your comment. If you can’t find this email, access your profile editor to re-send the confirmation email. You must have a verified email to submit a comment. Once you have done so, check again.Comment Please read our commenting policies FILE – This March 11, 2019 file photo shows Gabrielle Union at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 14 Kickoff in Pasadena, Calif. Union, who won a contract dispute with media giant Viacom over her BET series “Being Mary Jane,” tells The Associated Press that based on what she’s learned about actresses’ salaries, there’s “no logical reasons” why actresses of color are paid less other than the color of their skin. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) Actresses of colour make equal-pay quest a group effort LOS ANGELES — When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded “Sisters Are Doin’ it For Themselves” in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem.“‘Equal pay, that’s what we say!’” she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers last fall. “And I said, ‘She gets the message. She knows what this is about.’”Actresses, especially women of colour, are getting the message as well: In seeking the roles and money that their talent warrants, they’re putting sisterhood to work.Giving colleagues a peek at their paychecks, speaking out about economic disparity and using hard-won success to boost others are among the measures slowly gaining traction in an industry where most actors are hunting for their next job and women of colour face entrenched barriers.“One of the first things we say is, ‘Find out what the people around you are making,’” said entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw, a founding member of Times Up, the organization created in 2018 to fight sexual misconduct and workplace inequality. “And more and more, we’re finding that people are willing to talk to each other.”Without knowledge of what other actors with a similar track record are getting for equivalent work, “you are way behind the eight ball,” said Gabrielle Union (“Think Like a Man,” ”Being Mary Jane”).Changing entrenched behaviour takes time, Union said, but “little by little we’re communicating, and women of colour, specifically black women, are like, ‘Oh, hell nah.’ We are so woefully underpaid, under-appreciated, disrespected.”Ana de la Reguera (“Power,” upcoming movie “Army of the Dead”) saw the value of networking as part of “Latinas Who Lunch,” an informal group started by Eva Longoria. Actresses, as well as writers and directors, gathered to share their experiences and job and career building tips.“We were actually encouraging each other to, say, shadow (observe) a director, ask to direct an episode, ask to be the executive producer,” de la Reguera said. The #MeToo movement consumed their attention, but she continues advising women one-on-one as they learn to navigate Hollywood’s intricate system, which she said is more challenging than the still-growing industry in her native Mexico.What performers earn is difficult to verify, say researchers who track film and TV employment. Privacy concerns are one obvious reason, as are the complex deals that include compensation for acting and other work (as with HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman starred in and produced). The actors guild, SAG-AFTRA, does not publish specific salaries.But there is research adding weight to complaints of disparity. In the latest San Diego State University analysis of TV’s broadcast, cable and streaming programs, women had 40 per cent of speaking roles while men had 60 per cent in 2017-18, despite the genders being evenly split in the population. Further limiting opportunities for women of colour: 67 per cent of all female roles went to white actresses, according to the findings of the school’s Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film’s study . That exceeds the approximately 60 per cent they represent among U.S. women.Movies are proving more resistant to inclusiveness. In a study of the top 100 films of 2017, a third had an actress in a starring or a co-starring role, with just four of them an underrepresented ethnicity, according to research by the University of Southern California Annenberg Inclusion Initiative .Fewer jobs mean fewer chances for an actress to build a resume and the fan base that leads to more and better roles. Yet box-office receipts and TV ratings show that audiences embrace projects with multiethnic casts, according to an annual Hollywood diversity report from the University of California, Los Angeles.Asked if industry racism is at play, Union, who won a contract dispute with media giant Viacom-owned BET over her series “Being Mary Jane,” had a ready reply.“Based on the numbers that I know that black women, Latinas, Asian women, indigenous actors are making, there is no other logical reason why we are paid what we are paid versus what our contemporaries are paid who are lacking melanin,” she said.As for the perception of a field packed with multimillionaires, U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics show a contrary reality. In the most recent report, for 2018, the estimated median hourly wage for actors was $17.54, with $18.58 the hourly median for all U.S. occupations.There are examples of well-rewarded actresses of colour, notably “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, pegged by Forbes magazine in 2018 as TV’s top earner at $42 million, in part because she’s converted her celebrity into lucrative commercial endorsements. Kerry Washington, who as the star of “Scandal” worked for African American producer Shonda Rhimes, also made Forbes’ list of the 20 best-paid actors and actresses on TV.In movies, big paydays are notably scarce for women of colour: All of the world’s 10 top-earning film actresses on Forbes’ 2018 list were white. Two American men of colour, Dwayne Johnson and Will Smith, made the actors’ list.But white women have their own ground to make up: The 10 highest-paid actresses earned a combined $172 million compared to $488 million for the top-paid actors in 2016-17. In one glaring instance that became public, Michelle Williams received less than $1,000 vs Mark Wahlberg’s $1.5 million for reshoots on “All the Money in the World.”Entertainment lawyer Shaw cautioned against reducing inequality to one element, although “clearly people of colour have not historically made as much as their counterparts” and are considered more “replaceable.”“I think it has been a question of, ‘Are we going to pay the highest salary to a very select few people?’” she said, adding that the reality is lead characters are overwhelmingly white and male.Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar in 2012 for “The Help” and earned consecutive nominations in 2017 and 2018 for “The Shape of Water” and “Hidden Figures,” nevertheless faced subpar compensation. Then she found a booster — Jessica Chastain, her co-star on “The Help” and producer of a movie comedy planned to star both actresses.Spencer opened Chastain’s eyes to pay inequity for women of colour, the African American actress said during a Sundance Film Festival panel last year. Chastain vowed to make things right on her film and the result, according to Spencer, was an increase of five times in what she’d expected.Jada Pinkett Smith was heartened by Chastain’s actions (“such a beautiful thing”) and hopes it’s an example of more to come.“We’ll even come along at a more rapid pace when we as women really start to empower each other in a much more substantial way,” she said. “We need our male allies, too, but more than anything we have to start concentrating on our relationships with other women.”Union is proving what that can yield. She wanted an established actress playing opposite her in “L.A.’s Finest,” which spins off Union’s character from “Bad Boys II,” and settled on Jessica Alba (“Sin City,” ”Dark Angel”). As executive producer of the Spectrum TV series , Union was positioned to make that happen.“Because of the way my deal is set up, I had no problem giving back money to make sure Jessica Alba gets paid what Jessica Alba is worth,” Union said. “But you have to have the studio, the network, everyone to sign off on that.”Women can’t do all the heavy lifting in an industry in which the majority of decision-makers are men, said Kate del Castillo (“Weeds,” ”La Reina del Sur”): “We need more men who are feminists.”When she’s been able to negotiate a better deal, who could she thank?“A woman, of course. A woman producer, a woman manager, a woman agent. It’s always women who helped me to do better,” del Castillo said. “I want to empower women because I have been empowered by women.”Some influential men have joined the fight, producer-writer-actor Tyler Perry among them. Taraji P. Henson has said she was paid approximately $150,000 for her Oscar-nominated role in 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She credits Perry for paying her what she was worth for her starring role in 2009’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” and helping her get bigger paychecks from then on.Asserting one’s economic value can be complicated when the sensitive subject of ethnicity is involved, even for celebrated actress Viola Davis, an Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner. In a 2018 interview with Tina Brown, Davis said that while people have termed her “a black Meryl Streep” she isn’t paid what she’s worth.Davis later felt compelled to offer a public apology, telling The Associated Press she doesn’t compare herself to Streep, others do, and that she was taking responsibility for making the most of her potential with her own productions.“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez ran into a buzz saw of criticism after gingerly addressing the topic during a public discussion last year, saying it was “petrifying” to do so. Rodriguez compared the earnings of women by ethnicity, putting blacks at the top and Latinas at the bottom — comments that detractors alleged were anti-black and pitted women of colour against each other.Responding in a radio interview, Rodriguez said she wasn’t referring specifically to her industry but to female workers in general, and that such discussions were needed “because we all must rise.”While African American actresses fight for pay that matches the stardom and critical acclaim they’ve achieved after decades of struggle, the scant number of leading roles for actresses of Asian and Latino descent is a different burden.Even with the box-office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” the sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” and Sandra Oh’s success in “Killing Eve,” actors with Asian roots struggle to get lead roles and commensurate pay, said Nancy Wang Yuen, a Biola University professor and author of “Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism.”“There isn’t a kind of a consistent platform advocating for Asians in Hollywood, and that’s part of the problem,” she said.The departures of “Hawaii Five-0” regulars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park made headlines in 2017 after it was reported the two left because they didn’t have pay equity compared to their white counterparts. Kim and Park declined to go into detail about their contract negotiations, but the showrunner maintained that they had been given generous contracts and had declined them.Jennifer Lopez made a huge leap for Latinas with 1997’s “Selena,” becoming the first Hispanic actress to earn $1 million. The importance of that payday has grown in retrospect, said Lopez, who recalled that she felt undeserving and even ashamed of her success at the time.“But now I realize that it was important because our community needed that boost to say, ‘Yes, we are just as much value as any other actor (in) a leading role in Hollywood, in a big film,” Lopez said.“Everybody knows there is racism, there is sexism …. it all exists. It’s just about us getting to the point of you realizing what you’re worth and who you are,” she said.Awkwafina, the young breakout star of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Farewell,” finds herself in a similar position but forced to navigate among established actresses fed up with the status quo and past ready to make waves.“Maybe I should inform myself how getting paid works but, at this point, I’m a newcomer. … And I don’t know what I should be getting,” she said. “But I think if I continue to deliver products that are doing well and that are well-received, I should be compensated fairly, right?”___AP writers Sian Watson in London and Nicole Evatt in Bangkok and AP researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed to this report.___Lynn Elber can be reached at lelber@ap.org and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lynnelber . 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Neerja movie review: Sonam Kapoor fumbles in a couple of initial phases) This is just… ?? #Neerja pictwittercom/gQaKxWaUKJ — Temperance (@Sakiinaa) February 20 2016 To this Sonam said: “Ram this is all you… Thank you for making me an honorary alumni… I humbly accept this beautiful tribute to #neerja by her pals of #bombayscottish class of ’78 … This has truly truly moved me” “Neerja” tells the story of how Neerja lost her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in September 1986 And a special screening was organised for alumni of the Bombay Scottish School here on Friday The film also stars Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: January 11 2017 3:27 pm Russia’s athletics ban has continued into 2017 and may include the August world championships Top News Russia’s top state sports official has claimed his country is “among the cleanest in the world” after a group of anti-doping leaders called for the nation’s teams to be excluded from all international competitions Following a summit this week leaders from 19 national anti-doping organizations also called for Russia to be stripped of the right to host major sports events; a measure which would hit next year’s World Cup Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko who oversees sports policy accused the agencies of meddling in politics and said they “should be analyzing urine” instead in comments to Russian agency R-Sport Mutko said “Russian sports are among the cleanest in the world” because the British anti-doping agency had handled tests since its Russian counterpart was suspended following allegations of corruption For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 15 2017 8:27 pm Katrina Kaif sharing a childhood picture with her mom as a Mother’s Day post on her Instagram account Related News Katrina Kaif has been on a roll ever since she joined Instagram From mood pictures to her moments from the sets the actor has been sharing it all So as the world celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday it was must that we have the star sharing a moment Katrina Kaif‘s Mother’s Day message is sure to bring a big smile on your face The actress has shared a super cute throwback photo with her mom and the caption is sure to melt your hearts She starts by describing how her mother was always her dancing partner and she’s the strongest person that the actress has ever come across Here’s what the caption reads: “My most favourite memory of my childhood is dancing with my mother To the strongest woman I knowWhat would the world be without you#happtmothersday” We’ve always known that Kat is really close to her family especially her mom and sisters She shares a special bond with her mother just like every other girl Now we do know where you get your good looks from Kat In sharing a special message for mom on her special day Katrina was not alone Starting from Alia Bhatt Sonakshi Sinha and Kajol to Shraddha Kapoor Farhan Akhtar and Anil Kapoor most of the celebs wrote their hearts out and shared their messages for their mothers on social media While many of them took to Instagram Twitter and Facebook early in the morning to wish their beloved moms actors like Shahid Kapoor Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan posted their wishes later in the evening and totally nailed it with their extra special messages Also Read |Tiger Zinda Hai: Austria to Abu Dhabi Katrina Kaif is still glowing despite the extreme change in weather Seephoto On the work front Katrina is busy with Tiger Zinda Hai which also stars Salman Khan The actress is currently in Dubai shooting for the film and every now and then she keeps posting a picture or two from the sets of the film We must say she’s turning into this person who is very social media friendly and that’s a little surprising because Kat had always stayed away from it For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: April 19 2017 3:27 am Built in 1970s the lift is in close proximity to the spiral staircase of the main building and leads to the GM’s officer on the second floor Top News DIFFERENT FROM the 14 other elevators inside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) the officers’ lift inside the main building attracts visitors for a special reason Reconstructed in teakwood to give it a heritage feel the elevator is often called the “General Manager” lift Built in 1970s the lift is in close proximity to the spiral staircase of the main building and leads to the GM’s officer on the second floor It has wooden sliding doors mirrors on the three walls and a liftman to guard it in two shifts “The lift was built in 1970s for the convenience of officers It had heavy sliding doors and would move slowly It was then used by senior officers to reach the GM’s office” a CR official said In 2002 the officials decided to renovate the elevator and grant it a heritage feel The lift was re-made using teak wood The mirrors used in it were chosen to suit the age of the building “We have made the entire lift with wood and iron so that its design matches the heritage standards of the building Though we did not take an expert’s help for the renovation it was meticulously handled to ensure the lift looks royal” the official added Built at a cost of Rs 5 lakh the lift has received much appreciation from daily visitors and officers CR officials said Special care is taken for its maintenance as the lift is used by senior officers frequently “We polish the wood every three months so that it retain its shine We have also placed a red carpet inside the lift to grant it the royal feel The carpet is cleaned or changed every two days” the official added Care is also taken while assigning liftmen for this elevator as their “friendly behaviour” while greeting the visitors is essential Only the senior liftmen are given duty here “I like to guard the lift here because it is cleaner and looks better than the other lifts I am frequently given a post here considering my seniority and good behaviour with others I ensure I am not impolite with the guests as they must be really important people” Ashok Kadhalkar liftman says The lift comes with a beep to ensure it does not stay unused at one floor for a long time “We were inspired by a heritage lift in a five-star hotel in the city For a building like CST the elevators too must match its charm” the official added Have a comment or suggestion for Life On The Local Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Life On The Local For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PranabDhalSamanta | Published: June 15 2013 1:07 am Related News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is arraigned against his own advisors over the appointment of the next foreign secretary And whats important is that this is no longer about who favours whombut has now turned into a larger question of Singhs worldview versus his own establishment Singhs growing distance from his advisors surfaced well and truly in Japan recently when he endorsed his counterpart Shinzo Abes idea of treating the Indo-Pacific as a strategic geopolitical space a vision that his own advisors did not share Such were the nature of differences that the PM is believed to have sought independent advice and inputs on the content of his two defining speeches in Tokyo When the PM was to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time in Durbanthen too there was a debate on whether Singh should be upfront in expressing Indian concerns or should he just hear Xi out He decided against predominant advice and took charge of the conversation Thats how the trans-boundary river issue returned to the front burner Even during the Depsang crisis with ChinaIndia emitted doubtful signals at firsttrying to downplay the issue UltimatelyNew Delhi was forced to take a tough stand to send the right message In many waysthese are tough days for India The relationship with the United States has lost political directionwith bureaucracies on either side playing defensive on what was to be a bold strategic agenda On the other handWashington and Beijing are exploring new common groundwhich may have a significant impact on how matters pan out in Afghanistan and Pakistan ahead of the transition Even though India is entering election yearthe Manmohan Singh government cannot take its eye off the external world TodayNew Delhi looks jaded while new governments in WashingtonBeijing and Tokyo are far more energised to take the initiative Singh has a choice does he want to resign to this fact and embrace the safe non-aligned approach or does he want to send a strong signal that India is willing to do businesseven if its his last year That is why whether the PM goes by his choice or defers to seniority in the selection of the next foreign secretary will be a signal in itself both to the system and the outside world Pranab is EditorExpress News Service pranabsamanta@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 11 2017 2:36 pm Hosting IIFA 2017 Green Carpet is like a dream come true for Arjun Bijlani Related News Second-time IIFA host and television actor Arjun Bijlani is excited to host the IIFA weekend stories IIFA rewind and the Green Carpet in New York The actor who was last seen in Star Plus show Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil last year too hosted one of the most glamorous events of Bollywood IIFA Festival in Madrid Spain But this time it is special for the anchor-actor as it is like a dream come true for him “I am going to have a blast this time in New York I have not been to New York before I am super excited to go to Times Square When we were kids we had heard so much about the city that it is fast and pacy it is like Mumbai but in America I always wanted to go there and experience that So it is like a dream come true” said an excited Arjun The actor who seems to like anchoring more than he likes acting camera said “I am an impromptu anchor Anchoring is not what you prepare it is all about your presence of mind and how easy flowing you are when you are actually doing it I think I am very easy flowing my anchoring is not caricaturish I do not imitate anyone I have a conversation which is funny and impromptu and make the other person comfortable” Like any other Bollywood fan Arjun is excited to meet his favourites Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan at the Green Carpet of the award show “I am looking forward to meeting Varun Dhawan I have actually met him before and he is very sweet He is always been very nice to talk to I am also looking forward to meeting my favourite Alia Bhatt and having a nice conversation with her” said Arjun IIFA has brought together the finest of 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