MPs seeking to relieve the government of its authority are playing a dangerous game

first_img Ahead of tomorrow’s vote on Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement, it is worth reflecting on the legislative events that have brought us to this point.554 MPs voted in favour of holding a referendum. It was presented, by the government of the day as well as leading Remain campaigners, as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Campaign material sent to every household in the country declared that “the government will implement your decision.” Christian May whatsapp Sunday 13 January 2019 7:54 pm On the Remain side, everyone from Sir John Major to the late Paddy Ashdown declared that once a result was in, there was no going back. The result, when it came, delivered a majority of more than a million votes for Leave, and shortly afterwards 448 MPs voted in favour of triggering Article 50, setting in motion a legal timeframe that would culminate in the UK’s formal departure from the EU not more than two years later.In the 2017 general election both Labour and the Tories stood on manifestos that pledged to honour the referendum result.These are the milestones that mark the road to our current impasse. It is true that political events and partisan divisions have muddied the waters, but at every substantive opportunity the legislature has acknowledged the referendum result and endorsed the legal steps required to implement it.Until now.A cross-party group of anti-Brexit MPs is preparing to ambush the government. Their plan involves a fundamental alteration to the British constitution that would enable MPs to seize control of the legislative agenda. According to reports, Downing Street’s assessment is that “without control of the order paper, the government has no control over the House of Commons..[and] would lose its ability to govern.” Aided and abetted by the increasingly imperial Speaker John Bercow, MPs would effectively relieve the government of its authority. This would be the responsible, and democratic, thing to do. Sharecenter_img MPs seeking to relieve the government of its authority are playing a dangerous game More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com Those who still consider Brexit to be a mistake may cheer this act of parliamentary intervention, but it should cause alarm for two reasons.Firstly, once a constitutional convention is torn up it cannot be easily repaired. Upending parliamentary process in pursuit of an objective today could lead to serious trouble tomorrow – on different issues in a different parliament.Secondly, the spectacle of anti-Brexit MPs manipulating parliamentary process in a bid to overturn the result of a referendum is not a sight that voters will forget in a hurry.This course of action risks damaging – at a stroke – both our constitution and public trust in politics.It amounts to an arrogant and reckless endeavour and the MPs’ stated objective, to avoid a no-deal scenario, can be achieved by supporting the PM’s deal and turning their energy to the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Nome Native corporation sells mining equipment, reclaims land

first_imgAlaska Native Corporations | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Economy | Energy & Mining | Environment | Government | WesternNome Native corporation sells mining equipment, reclaims landNovember 20, 2015 by Emily Russell, KNOM Share:Muskox grazing on the reclaimed land of Rock Creek Mine. (Photo courtesy of Bering Straits Native Corporation)It’s been a long and unproductive road for the Rock Creek Mine. But now that it’s being liquidated, money will finally flow into the pockets of its current owner, Bering Straits Native Corporation.The mine was originally owned by Canadian mining company NovaGold and operated by its subsidiary, Alaska Gold. It opened briefly in 2008 before shutting its doors just months later. In the two years of preproduction and the two months of actual production, the mine went more than $20 million over budget, lost two of its workers in a construction-related accident, and violated the Clean Water Act, resulting in over $800,000 in federal fines.There was a glimmer of hope that the mine’s doors would reopen when Bering Straits bought it from NovaGold in 2012. CEO Gail Schubert told KNOM in an interview at the time of the purchase that they planned to bring the mine back into production, albeit on a much smaller scale.“Economic development opportunities are few and far between in rural Alaska and given the fact that this mine site has already been developed that NovaGold put several hundred million dollars into developing this site we just really felt that it was a good opportunity and kind of our responsibility to look closely at it to see whether it couldn’t be made operational,” Schubert said.At the time, Schubert hoped the mine could be an economic engine for the region.“You know we want to be able to provide some jobs and other opportunities to our shareholders and descendants and other folks that live in the region,” she said.But what they hoped would be a source of revenue for locals, turned out instead to be a continuation of cleanup and reclamation. Now, it seems that along with ridding the land of toxins, Bering Straits will also be clearing out the facility’s interior. A news release published by another Canadian mining company, Almaden Minerals, revealed that it was entering into an agreement with Bering Strait to purchase much of the mine’s equipment.Almaden will pay Bering Straits $6.5 million for the equipment over the next 30 months. Jerald Brown, Bering Straits’ vice president of Nome operations, has been working on the sale for a little over a year and says the initial investment in the failed mine turned out to be quite profitable.“We’ve actually recovered 100 percent of the purchase price to date without including the proceeds from selling this equipment so it actually was a very good investment decision that Gail Schubert worked on a negotiated,” Brown said.Along with the profitability of the purchase, Brown is optimistic that the land will eventually give back to Nome though this time in a different way.“The land will be reclaimed, in fact, it already has been, and it will go back to being an area where people can go berry-picking and look at the muskox and everything they were doing before the mine was there,” Brown said.The mine’s used equipment will be shipped south, where it will be put to work at a gold mine in Mexico.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaska’s Danielle Riha is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year

first_imgEducation | SouthcentralAlaska’s Danielle Riha is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the YearJanuary 26, 2019 by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media Share:Danielle Riha, the 2019 Alaska Teacher of the Year, was selected as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)Danielle Riha teaches at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage, and was selected as the Alaska Teacher of the Year in October. Riha began her career in Togiak and New Stuyahok and has been at the charter school since its founding 11 years ago. She says the values she learned while living in rural Alaska are a vital part of her teaching today.“I teach it. I teach my kids how to work together in a way that promotes positivity,” Riha said. “And everybody that works here does that, and when I worked in the village, I felt the same thing.”Riha will take those values to Washington D.C. in the spring for the national competition. Riha says she’s excited to share with the other three nominees and learn from their experience as teachers.“I’m meeting people that understand how I feel cause we’re all in the same boat,” Riha said. “And we can share our stories and build on our wealth of knowledge to bring back to share with our other staff members and students.”Through the years, Alaska has had seven national finalists — and Elaine Griffin of Kodiak won in 1995. Riha will find out if she was selected in April.Share this story:last_img read more

People / Cargolux appoints easyJet strategy boss as new head of flight operations

first_img Cargolux has announced its replacement for Marcel Funk, head of flight operations, who resigned earlier this year. The new executive vice president of flight operations is Jason Holt, who leaves his role at easyJet, where he was head of operational strategy, business planning and change.Prior to that he was managing director of Nigeria’s Arik Air, and he has also worked at low-cost carrier National Air Services as well as Virgin Atlantic.Jason HoltMr Holt, who also joins the carrier’s executive committee, will start at Cargoux in the final quarter of this year. Chief pilot Claude Zehren has become deputy head of flight operations and will report to Mr Holt. By Alex Lennane 22/07/2015 Mr Funk retired as vice-president at the end of April, but will continue flying for the carrier until the end of the year when he will leave. Sources had suggested to the local media that he is leaving over differences of opinion with the management. He denied his departure was related to the now infamous wing wave last September when Cargolux collected a new aircraft from Boeing. Mr Funk was on board, but not flying at the time.Marcel FunkMr Funk was promoted a year ago after becoming chief pilot at the carrier in 2004. He will be the fifth board member to leave Cargolux since the beginning of 2014.last_img read more

News / X-Press Pearl ‘chemical’ fire continues to flare up, but ‘crew are all safe’

first_imgPhoto: Sri Lanka Ports Authority The fire on a feeder vessel anchored outside the Sri Lankan transhipment hub of Colombo continued over the weekend, despite initially being brought under control.The 2,700 teu X-Press Pearl, owned and operated by X-Press Feeders and deployed on its Singapore-Middle East SMX service, reported the fire on 19 May while it was waiting for a berth at the port.Firefighting tugs launched by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and Sri Lanka Navy helped bring the blaze under control, but it continued to flare up and the SLPA said the fire was “believed to have been caused by a reaction to chemicals in the containers”.There is particular concern about a shipment of some 25 tonnes of nitric acid loaded at its previous call, at the Indian port of Hazira.According to local reports, Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment Protection Agency said early investigations showed that fire continued to burn under a container floor in the vessel.The SLPA said a team of salvors from Dutch firm Smit had arrived on a specially chartered flight yesterday and had boarded the vessel to begin inspections.This morning, X-Press Feeders released an update: “Fire/smoke still remain on board the vessel but is currently under control. More firefighting tugs have been deployed and they will continue to fight the fire. All the crew are safe.“The salvage team, with fire experts and firefighters, are on board the vessel and are carrying out the risk assessment. They have already taken steps to stop the spreading of fire into other areas.“We have been advised that special firefighting equipment will arrive tomorrow. We therefore remain hopeful that the fire will be put out by the salvage team as soon as possible,” it added.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organisation has begun collecting air samples in the vessel’s vicinity to determine if it has led to a significant increase in air pollution levels. By Gavin van Marle 24/05/2021last_img read more

Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 171 Renault Kadjar from €68 per week

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Majority of first-time buyers maxed out budgets to buy a home: CMHC

first_img Keywords HousingCompanies Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. Despite this, 76% say they were still confident that they would be able to make their monthly mortgage payments.Sixty per cent of first-timers and 69% of repeat buyers reported having “sufficient assets” such as investments or other properties to help them if they were to run into financial trouble with their mortgage.The federal housing agency, which has been conducting the survey since 1999, says housing affordability continues to be the most important factor cited among first-time and repeat homebuyers, when compared to other factors such as a property’s neighbourhood, proximity to work and condition.More than half of those concerned say their top worries included unforeseen costs, paying too much for their home and rising interest rates.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times to 1.5% since July 2017. It is widely anticipated that the central bank will announce another hike at its next meeting on Oct. 24.Some housing markets across the country have already been feeling the cooling effects of higher interest rates coupled with some recently introduced measures like the new mortgage stress test and a 15% foreign buyer tax in Ontario.Earlier this week, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that national home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto.Despite prices also flattening, the outlook on the national real estate market remains positive.The CMHC survey found that 80% of homebuyers polled still believe that buying property is a good long-term financial investment. Sixty-six per cent believed their home value would increase within the next 12 months.The online survey, which was conducted in April, polled more than 4,000 Canadians who became mortgage consumers in the last year.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population. Canada’s real estate market may be taking a breather, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of recent homebuyers are maxing out their budgets to purchase their first homes.In its annual mortgage consumer study, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. found that 85% of first-time buyers reported spending the most they could afford on their property. Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Related news female homebuyer shakes hand with real estate agent in office seoterra/123RF Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Linda Nguyen last_img read more

Put public at heart of pandemic response

first_imgPut public at heart of pandemic response A growing group of public health, social justice and human rights advocates have today released a Call to Action to heads of state and government to put the community at the centre of the COVID-19 response.The Call, Reclaiming Comprehensive Public Health, sets out 10 principles to guide leaders towards more comprehensive and effective action to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and future global health challenges through stronger, more equitable public health approaches. The Call advocates highlight that this will save more lives and livelihoods.“Early in the pandemic, the dominant response from global leaders was biomedical, top-down, command-and-control oriented, with people and civil society largely ‘locked-out’ of meaningful decision-making. We cannot afford the same narrow and limited approach,” said Professor Kent Buse (Director of Healthier Societies program, The George Institute for Global Health). “We all stand to gain if leaders ensure that all parts of society are actively engaged in shaping the pandemic response.”On 3-4 December, heads of state and government will convene for the UN General Assembly Special Session on COVID-19 to assess the impact of the pandemic, to share insights on how to best shape the ongoing COVID-19 response, and to prepare for future global health crises. In the run-up to this Special Session, the Call is being made public to encourage leaders at local, national and global levels to practice solidarity and implement this rights-based, gender sensitive approach that puts the public at the heart of the pandemic response.Publication of the Call is well-timed. The pandemic continues to surge in many settings; more than 58 million people have been infected and over 1.39 million people had reportedly died by 25 November 2020. Authors of the Call believe the principles it sets out are critical to mitigating ‘pandemic fatigue’ currently affecting some parts of the world, and to invigorating inclusive responses that are sustainable and protect all at risk, especially those most marginalised.Dr Shakira Choonara (Youth Activist, South Africa) said: “A critical aspect of this Call, in a year when the African Union committed to Silencing the Guns by 2020, is to ensure we avoid at all costs coercive, militarised interventions; discriminatory measures; and actions that undermine dignity in public health responses. Youth leaders in this space have described how during the COVID-19 pandemic, young refugees who have been at the mercy of the military with demands of young women for sexual favours for their food. This is unacceptable and a clear abuse of power and authority.”Insights gathered by the EQUINET research collective into how communities in different countries have countered COVID-19, include reports of an ‘outbreak of generosity’ and solidarity that ‘show that a compassionate society is not contradictory to, and in fact enhances, public health’. Building trust is one of the key principles outlined in the Call, along with ensuring that interventions are context-appropriate, inclusive, and built with community agency and voice.“The Call stems from concern and frustration about failings in many government-led responses to COVID-19, but also the recognition that there are many examples of action that align with the Call, invariably by putting communities at the heart of response” said Ateeb Ahmad Parray (Public Health Professional). “For instance, in Dhaka, which is a hub of urban informal settlements in Bangladesh, community health workers from BRAC conducted rapid needs assessments to help the government ensure equitable relief distribution across marginalised and vulnerable communities. The Call aims to help leaders at all levels do better for everyone.”Over 250 individuals and leading organisations and networks – including a range of global health initiatives, schools of public health, development institutes, international and local NGOs – have signed the Call so far.The Call will be conveyed to the President of the UN General Assembly to inform the deliberations of the Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.Join the call to action here /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bangladesh, biomedical, building, community, community health, George Institute for Global Health, global health, Government, Human Rights, President, Professor, public health, social justice, South Africa, sustainable, United Nationslast_img read more

CBA collaborates with Queensland Government to offer contactless payments to Gold Coast commuters

first_imgCBA collaborates with Queensland Government to offer contactless payments to Gold Coast commuters From today onwards, Commonwealth Bank will activate payment technology across the Gold Coast Light Rail (G:link) network to enable local commuters to pay with any MasterCard or Amex debit or credit card, including smartphones and wearables, as well as cash or the traditional go card.CBA’s payment technology enables new G:link card readers as payment acceptance devices to seamlessly link contactless payments with the relevant payment scheme network (for example MasterCard), while also clearing and settling the contactless payment, regardless of the card or device used. This puts the Gold Coast in the select few global cities around the world that offer this commuter experience.The pandemic has influenced people’s confidence in paying with cash and the new contactless payment option offers G:link commuters an alternative, and potentially safer, way to pay. At the height of the lockdown in April 2020, the value of cash withdrawals made by households who are CBA customers decreased by 35 per cent compared to same time last year and continue to decrease at a more rapid pace than pre-pandemic*.CBA Group Executive for Institutional Banking & Markets Andrew Hinchliff said: “A modern payments network is the backbone of a successful economy. CBA recently launched a similar payments solution with the South Australian Government, and has also seen this technology embraced by NSW commuters, who have used this payments solution for over 36 million journeys since 2018.“We are delighted to be activating this payment method to give commuters on the Gold Coast an additional way to pay and hope they enjoy the speed, convenience and security that it offers.”Queensland’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said the day marked a key milestone for the $371 million project, which is on track to deliver innovative public transport technology for all Queenslanders.“Today is possible due to a strong and productive partnership between TransLink, G:link, our technology partner Cubic Transportation Systems, valued scheme partners Mastercard and American Express and banking partner Commonwealth Bank,” he said.Commonwealth Bank was the first Australian bank to be involved in providing a contactless technology solution for public transport. For NSW, the successful contactless technology rollout offered Sydney commuters an additional payment option to the Opal card – firstly for Sydney ferries and light rail in March 2018, followed by Sydney trains in November 2018, and Sydney buses in September 2019. More recently in September 2020, a contactless payment option was enabled for Adelaide Metro tram fleet commuters.“We look forward to continuing to work with TransLink as this payments capability expands to all modes of public transport in South East Queensland and 18 regional centres. I would also like to compliment the Government’s Smart Ticketing team in Queensland for their use of the First Nations art featured on the G:link trams and equipment,” Mr Hinchliff said.The new payment technology is part of a pilot being operated by TransLink, in partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems, Commonwealth Bank, MasterCard and Amex. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, bank, CBA, commonwealth, Commonwealth Bank, credit card, Gold Coast, Government, MasterCard, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney, technology, Transportlast_img read more

Readout of Senior Administration Economic Officials’ Meeting with Small Business Leaders and Advocates

first_imgReadout of Senior Administration Economic Officials’ Meeting with Small Business Leaders and Advocates The White HouseToday, Acting Small Business Administrator Tami Perriello, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti, and other senior Biden-Harris Administration officials from the SBA and Department of Treasury held a virtual meeting with more than 100 representatives from small business advocates, minority and women small business leaders, lenders, and other economic organizations.The senior administration officials underscored President Biden and Vice President Harris’s commitment to providing small businesses with the support they need throughout the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, especially ensuring minority- and women- owned businesses have fair and equitable access to small business relief programs. They discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration will focus on identifying Navigators to ensure small businesses in communities of color and underserved communities can better access the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other emergency assistance programs.Acting Administrator Perriello also asked community navigators to share successes about how the community navigator approach has helped underserved businesses. The American Business Immigration Coalition and the Resurrection Project shared their perspectives on implementing a community navigator model in Illinois, and the City of Columbus provided insights on its community navigator efforts.The senior administration officials thanked participants for joining and said they look forward to continued dialogue about the best ways to support small businesses throughout the ongoing economic crisis. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, business, community, council, crisis, dialogue, director, Emergency, Government, Illinois, immigration, pandemic, participants, President, project, Small Business, United States, White Houselast_img read more