25-november

scribblefool  asked:

Jojo por favorcito!

  • Full Name: Josefina “Jojo” Lopez
  • Gender/Sexuality: Female, Pansexual
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Ethnicity/Species: Mexican+Black (as a gijinka)/Darmanitan
  • Birthplace and Birthdate: Desert Resort, November 25
  • Guilty Pleasures (gijinka): She likes to sleep in the nude.
  • Phobias: Drowning
  • What They Would Be Famous For: Her weightlifting record?
  • What They Would Get Arrested For: For bringing this ILLEGAL HOT GUN SHOW!!! eyoooooo (on a more serious note, she wouldn’t do anything to get arrested. If anything, she is the friend who is bailing others out from jail)
  • OC You Ship Them With: No one in particular…Rex is her BFF
  • OC Most Likely To Murder Them: No one
  • Favorite Movie/Book Genre (gijinka): Romance
  • Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche (gijinka): Any plot twist involving someone having an affair for drama
  • Talents and/or Powers: Fire manipulation, Boxing, Weightlifting
  • Why Someone Might Love Them: JOJO IS A STRONG AND COOL AUNT IN THE TEAM. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER
  • Why Someone Might Hate Them: KILL THE HATERS
  • How They Change: …. :)
  • Why You Love Them: For Jojo, I just wanted to depict a chill, older female character. And she is hella fun to draw!
|News| 160728 BIGBANG to Hold Dome Tour in Japan for Fourth Consecutive Year

[마이데일리=전원 기자] BIGBANG will hold a dome tour in Japan for the fourth consecutive year, making them the first foreign artist to do so.

BIGBANG will kick off their tour with a concert at the Tokyo Dome on November 5-6. Then, they will hold concerts at the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on November 19-20, at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on November 25-27, at the Nagoya Dome on December 2-4, and again at the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on December 9-11. A total of 13 concerts will be held in four cities attracting 631,500 people.

From November 2015 to February 2016, BIGBANG successfully held their “BIGBANG WORLD TOUR 2015~2016 MADE IN JAPAN”, which drew 911,000 people. They were the first foreign artist to hold a dome tour for three consecutive years, and the number of audience was the biggest for a foreign group.

In addition, BIGBANG is to hold “BIGBANG10 THE CONCERT : 0.TO.10 IN JAPAN” to celebrate their 10th anniversary at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka on August 29-31. All the tickets to the concerts were sold, and a total of 165,000 people are expected to come to the concerts.

2016. 7. 28.

src: YG Life

The Chronological Superman 1955:
Noel Darleen Neill (born November 25, 1920) boasts more Superman credits than practically any other performer in any incarnation of the series, particularly those who have played the role of Lois Lane. Debuting in the Superman serial, she took over for an otherwise-committed Phyllis Coates and reprised her role on The Adventures of Superman television series for its remaining five seasons. She also appeared in a silent cameo in the 1978 motion picture Superman: The Movie (alongside Kirk Alyn), appeared on the syndicated Superboy television series (alongside Jack Larson), and had a small role in Superman Returns in 2006.

Unlike many of her co-stars, Neill embraced her notoriety as Lois Lane, despite the inevitable typecasting. Although she retired from public life a few years back, she spent decades as a regular sight at conventions, press tours and fan events, eager to discuss her years involved with Superman on television and film.

Sadly, Noel passed recently on July 3 2016 at the age of 95.

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I’m dead. I’m crying. I’M SO HAPPY!!!!

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Harry and Niall

8 days to go! 

NEW REPORT: LIFE-SAVING BLACK WOMEN’S GROUPS IN CRITICAL STATE & FACING CLOSURE – GOVERNMENT MUST RESPOND

Imkaan: the National Network of BME Women’s Support Organisations

STRICTLY EMBARGOED: SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015, 00.01HRS

NEW REPORT: LIFE-SAVING BLACK WOMEN’S GROUPS IN CRITICAL STATE & FACING CLOSURE – GOVERNMENT MUST RESPOND

PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPP: Trafalgar Square to Downing Street march and petition hand-in, Saturday 21 November from 12.30pm

A powerful and authoritative new report on the health of the black and minority ethnic (BME) women’s organisations which support women and girls fleeing or at risk of violence and abuse in the UK, is published today (21 November) as campaigners march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to hand in the report and a petition on protecting these services, ahead of the Spending Review on Wednesday (25 November) which is also the International Day for Ending Violence Against Women. 

The report outlines the extremely serious funding crisis now facing these BME women’s services, which include refuges, helplines, outreach services and advice centres. The report warns of the devastating consequences the loss of this unique sector would have for BME women and girls in the UK, which prominent leaders in these organisations now fear could happen.

The report finds that BME women and children in the UK have great and urgent need of specialist BME women’s services, which uniquely understand the situations they face - in the last financial year, in London alone, 733 BME women sought refuge spaces (1) and only 154 were successful (2).  Nationally, in one year alone, 17 BME VAWG organisations supported a total of 21, 713 women (3).

Marai Larasi MBE, Executive Director of Imkaan, said:

“Support services which are set up and run by black and minority ethnic women are unequivocally the best at providing tailored support for women and girls who may be fleeing domestic violence, a threatened forced marriage, sexual abuse and more. The women leading and working in these services understand the particular risks and dynamics of violence in different communities. And they understand how the barriers to approaching mainstream services like the police and health, or even other charities, are greater for some women.

“These organisations are well known in the communities they serve and have the highest numbers of women approaching them directly rather than being referred on by police, social workers or others. Bigger, more generic services are rarely able to achieve this profile or these ‘self-referrals’. If these services are lost, lives will be lost. When this lesson is learnt, it will be hard to start again and rebuild. We urge the Government to show that it understands the needs of BME women facing violence and to commit to a nationally ring-fenced funding solution.”

Case study: Apna Haq - The crisis facing Black women’s services came to national attention this Summer when Rotherham-based Apna Haq was threatened with closure, despite being the only specialist service for BME women and girls in a town which has a national spotlight on it following the child sexual exploitation prosecutions there. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council awarded funding for ‘floating support’ targeted at BME women at risk of domestic violence to a non-BME specialist provider. Apna Haq’s fight to survive continues, and service users and supporters will gather at Trafalgar Square and deliver their petition to Downing St this Saturday 21st November to demand centralised funding for Apna Haq, and the national network of BME violence against women and girls services.

Zlakha Ahmed, Executive Director of Apna Haq, said: 

“Independent, specialist and dedicated services run by and for the communities we seek to serve are life saving. Our ‘led by and for’ services offer uniquely empowering experiences to women and children as service users are reflected in staffing, management and governance structures. In Rotherham, we are a critical space for Black women to come together and share our experiences, keep each other safe and share our dreams. Demand is increasing every day. We, and many others, simply cannot afford to close. Central Government must take action now.’

More report findings - The 2011 census found that the BME population of the UK increased from 8.8% in 2001 to 14%, and in London stands at 40.2% (4). Yet BME women’s services have experienced a devastating reduction in funding, forcing some to close down and many to reduce capacity. There are currently over 34 dedicated specialist BME VAWG services in the UK, of which half are refuge providers who between them have over 700 years of experience of supporting women from BME communities. But the Imkaan report shows that these services make up only a tiny proportion of violence and abuse services offered in the UK - most local councils fund no support for BME women facing these issues at all. Many areas in the UK have no such service meaning BME women must travel further to receive support. This also demonstrates the need for a national funding solution for these life saving services.

67% of BME VAWG organisations spoke about the huge barriers they experience in accessing local funding because of the unequal playing field created by a funding/commissioning environment and culture, which favours larger, generic service providers. Imkaan’s data suggests a worrying increase in specialist BME VAWG organisations being taken over and managed by generic providers across the UK, where just over half of BME VAWG services currently managed by a large, mainstream organisation (5).

BME VAWG services reported overwhelming uncertainty “In the long term it does not look bright…they have announced the budget from 2015-2018 and I’m not convinced BME services will be considered from 2018-2021.”

Recommendations: To ensure the protection of BME women victims and survivors of violence, Imkaan makes the following recommendations:

1. National and local recognition of BME violence against women and girls (‘VAWG’) organisations as a unique specialist model of provision, providing local and national benefits across all aspects of health and social care, as well as contributing to the development of better-informed policies, legislation, practice innovation and significantly enhancing UK society.

2.  A single national ring-fenced budget for specialist BME VAWG ‘led by and for’ organisations including refuge providers and outreach/ advocacy services, similar to the nationally based precedent set through the Rape Support Fund (6)

3. A mixed package of funding, consisting of national ring-fenced funding and grant-based funding by Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners and Health commissioners to BME VAWG organisations. This should be attached to robust local accountability structures including lead VAWG commissioners in local areas, trained on all equalities strands. Any VAWG commissioning approach and setting of priorities should be linked to national and regional hate crime and VAWG strategies.

4. National accountability through a Violence Against Women and Girls Ombudsperson who will hold to account local commissioning services, highlight good practice in local areas and regions and take complaints.

5. Central funding for second–tier organisations, which supports services around sustainability including the development and implementation of specialist BME quality assurance frameworks, measuring impact, supporting consistency and strengthening skills and expertise.

6. For charitable funders, trusts, foundations to develop specific funding streams framed around VAWG and equalities based principles and aims.

Full report and summary available on www.imkaan.org.uk 21 November 2015.

Statistics on violence against women and girls - With 2 women a week killed in the UK at the hands of current or ex partners (7), 1,267 people seeking support from the forced marriage unit in one year (8), an estimated 137,000 women and girls affected by FGM (9), and approximately 85,000 women raped in England and Wales every year (10), we know that any further cuts to VAWG services will cost lives.  

New EU obligations to provide high standard services for victims - By November 2015, all EU member states will need to fulfill requirements set out in the Victims’ Directive 2012/29/EU which sets out a set of minimum standards to ensure rights, protection, support and dignity to all victims of crime, regardless of residency status.

ENDS

Media contacts: 

Sumanta Roy (Imkaan) 07939 936 467 www.imkaan.org.uk 

Zlakha Ahmed (Apna Haq) 07521 983 277 http://www.apna-haq.co.uk/ 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1707404936212629/ 

#saveapnahaq #nothingaboutuswithoutus #stateofthesector #blackwomenblackservices  

Notes to Editor:
1. Information collected by Women’s Aid for London Councils from UKRefuges Online courtesy of Women’s Aid, November 2015  
2. Some of these may be repeat request’s as count is of instances of referral, not individuals
3. Imkaan national member survey, September, 2015
4. Office for National Statistics (ONS), (2015), citing the Homicide index from the Home Office, Figure 2.5. Accessed online November 2015 at: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-376027
5. Imkaan BME VAWG services directory accessible online at: http://imkaan.org.uk/membership
6. Ministry of Justice (July 2014) Organisations awarded funding from the female Rape Support Fund: 2014 to 2016.
7. Office for National Statistics (ONS), (2015), citing the Homicide index from the Home Office, Figure 2.5. Accessed online 20 November 2015 at: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-376027
8. Forced Marriage Unit 2014 data, accessed online 20 November 2015: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/412667/FMU_Stats_2014.pdf
9. Macfarlane and Dorekenoo 2014 Female Genital Mutilation in England and Wales: Updated statistical estimates of the numbers of affected women living in England and Wales and girls at risk Interim report on provisional estimates 2014 Equality Now and City University
10. Rape crisis England and Wales Statistics page, accessed online 20 November 2015 at: http://rapecrisis.org.uk/statistics.php