DUP says ‘no compromise’ on Brexit redlines after meeting with EU’s chief negotiator

first_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Owen Bennett The EU wants Northern Ireland to stay in its customs union and Single Market after Brexit if no other solution can be found to keep the border with Ireland invisible.That suggestion was met with anger by Theresa May, who claimed no Prime Minister could ever agree to a proposal which would effectively split the UK.Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has sought to “de-dramatise” the issue by suggesting any customs checks could be carried out away from the border, but speaking in Brussels on Tuesday morning after a meeting with the Frenchman, Foster doubled down on her position.”I am the leader of the Democratic Unionist party. The clue is in the title. I am a unionist, I believe in the union of the United Kingdom, all four elements of the United Kingdom.”We do not want Northern Ireland going off in a different direction from the rest of the UK.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny The DUP’s 10 MPs prop up May’s Conservative government in Westminster, meaning Foster plays a key role in shaping Downing Street’s Brexit strategy. DUP leader Arlene Foster refused to compromise on her Brexit redline today as she shot down the EU’s proposal for the Irish backstop. She added: “Why would we need checks between GB and Northern Ireland or between Northern Ireland and GB if we were an integral part of the single market of the United Kingdom?”May’s compromise issue on the backstop would see the whole UK stay in a customs union with the EU after Brexit for a time-limited period.However, the UK would not follow the same rules on regulations – something which Brussels is opposed to.May has pledged to come up with a new plan on the backstop in a bid to force a breakthrough in the Brexit talks, but Foster revealed the Prime Minister has yet to show her any detail on the proposal.She said: “We cannot talk in a vacuum. We need to see what has been proposed and we will check that against what we have called our red line.” Sharecenter_img DUP says ‘no compromise’ on Brexit redlines after meeting with EU’s chief negotiator whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 9 October 2018 1:50 pm Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

Commerzbank forecasts profit drop amid challenging conditions

first_imgHe added: “CEO Martin Zielke also unveiled a raft of new cost cutting measures. Zielke reiterated his plan to sell off its Polish bank MBank, an incomprehensible decision when you consider the challenges the bank faces domestically. “Consolidated net income for the 2019 financial year is expected to be lower than in the previous year,” the bank said. “The European banking sector continues to remain challenging as Commerzbank once again downgraded its profit outlook, the second time the bank has done in this in a matter of weeks,” said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, Despite the outlook, the firm posted net profit in the third quarter of €294m, rising from €218 in the same period last year. Citing the negative impact of monetary policy and geopolitical uncertainty, the lender said that net profit for the year would be lower than last year. “MBank is one of the areas where margins are good, and while a sale would improve cash flow in the short term, its hardly conducive to improving the banks long term future.” Commerzbank has warned that its profit for the year will be below previous expectations, as lower for longer interest rates take their toll on the German banking giant. Like its peer Deutsche Bank, the German lender has struggled amid higher costs and tough trading conditions. Read more: BoE: Brexit deal and trade wars will hold back growth whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Thursday 7 November 2019 3:08 pm Commerzbank forecasts profit drop amid challenging conditions Read more: Pound sinks as Bank of England comes closer to interest rate cut Share whatsapplast_img read more

Alaska Aerospace Corporation schedules launch at Kodiak facility

first_imgMilitary | Southwest | TransportationAlaska Aerospace Corporation schedules launch at Kodiak facilityJune 25, 2018 by Kayla Desroches, KMXT-Kodiak Share:Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Aerospace Corporation)The Alaska Aerospace Corporation scheduled a launch next month at its Kodiak facility.President and CEO Craig Campbell said a commercial company will conduct the launch sometime July 14-20. He says the site will be closed for certain hours during those days.“The intention is that the rocket will launch in the first day, but if the weather’s bad, if there’s an equipment issue, it protects the next few days so that they can continue to launch the rocket within the specified window.”Campbell said a couple of previous launch attempts this year were not completed, and he isn’t able to share anything more about the operation because of a nondisclosure agreement.He said Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which has a contract with the Missile Defense Agency, is trying to build the number of commercial companies it contracts with.Share this story:last_img read more

How To Do… Olvera Street

first_imgUncategorizedHow To Do… Olvera StreetSavor early L.A. as you succumb to the kitschy charms of this historic marketplaceBy Chris Nichols – December 16, 20132592ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSingle mom Christine Sterling came to L.A. in the 1920s in search of its romantic Spanish history, only to find the city’s birthplace suffering from neglect. Her campaign to revitalize Olvera Street transformed a forgotten alley into a fantasy Mexican mercado. Olvera Street is the centerpiece of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles historic monument, where some 70 merchants sell everything from silver jewelry to marionettes. The tourist draw hosts dozens of events, including a Día de Los Muertos festival in the fall and Las Posadas, a Nativity celebration leading up to Christmas. It may be a Jazz Age facsimile of old Mexico, but it brims with authentic curiosities.Don’t Rush At the 1818 Avila Adobe, L.A.’s oldest home, there’s a worn wood bench where you can enjoy the aroma of freshly made corn tortillas. Check out the huaraches at the Caballero Company puesta, one of the brightly colored kiosks that have occupied the street since the 1930s. Take In ArtIn 1932, David Alfaro Siqueiros’s mural of a crucified Indian was deemed too shocking and painted over. After a $10 million preservation effort, América Tropical is back. An interpretative center about the muralist’s work is more Apple store than fusty museum. Say CheeseVendor Jesus Hernandez fired his fortune-telling canaries in 1964 and hired a donkey to pose for novelty photos. Generations of tourists, not to mention the last three mayors of Los Angeles, have had their picture taken with a (now-stuffed) burro. Park It CheapYou pay for the parking, but all the museums are free. Five city-owned lots sit within a one-block radius. Lot 5, at Alameda and Arcadia streets, is a bargain, charging $5 for the day. Or take the Metro, hop off at Union Station, and cross Alameda. Triple Bill ☛EAT: At Cielito Lindo, Aurora Guerrero’s taquitos, deep-fried cigars of shredded beef slathered in avocado sauce, haven’t changed since 1934. Caesar salads are prepared tableside at El Paseo Inn, whose design is modeled on the deco Tijuana resort Agua Caliente.☛DRINK: La Golondrina cafe, with its massive fireplace of Civil War-era workmanship, is famous for its tart pomegranate margaritas. It’s worth the walk across Cesar E. Chavez Avenue to sample local brews from Spring Street Smokehouse, especially if you hit the $3 happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.☛SHOP: Pick up a handmade leather purse or wallet at Guadalajara novelty.Photographs courtesy Shutterstock TAGSL.A. CultureOlvera StreetPrevious article’Tis The SeasonNext articleCalder’s “Constellation Mobile” Depicts the Universe in Colorful Wood and WireChris Nichols RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

$100 vouchers to support local economy

first_img$100 vouchers to support local economy NSW GovernmentNSW residents will receive $100 worth of vouchers to use for dining and entertainment to help support local businesses and jobs.The NSW Government’s Out & About scheme will rollout from January 2021. It will provide NSW residents over the age of 18 with four $25 digital vouchers.The vouchers can be used at participating eligible businesses and venues who are registered as COVID Safe.The Out & About scheme will be divided into two categories:dining out – two vouchers can be used to purchase food at venues such as restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs. going out – two vouchers can be used for activities, such as visiting cultural institutions, performing arts, cinemas and amusement parks. The vouchers will stimulate the NSW economy, support local businesses and help the arts, hospitality and tourism industries bounce back from COVID-19.The vouchers will be available via the Service NSW app.Visit Out & About for more information.Stay active and get ready for a COVID Safe summer.Learn more about the latest COVID-19 updates. /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:Arts, Australia, coronavirus, covid-19, digital, Economy, food, Government, jobs, New South Wales, NSW, purchase, Service NSW, tourism, visitlast_img read more

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrates Australia Day across all its Mosques in Australia

first_imgAhmadiyya Muslim Community celebrates Australia Day across all its Mosques in Australia Ahmadiyya Muslim CommunityMedia Opportunities: LIVE interview of Australian Imams, National President, Proud Aussie Muslims, Volunteers, Youth & more. Flag Hoisting | National Anthem | Thanksgiving Speeches | Complementary Dinner The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Australia invites you to their annual Australia Day celebrations where people can come together, united in allegiance to Australia.In all its Mosques across Australia, a formal ceremonial event will also take place where the Community will come together to pay respect to and hoist the Australian flag followed by national anthem. Short thanksgiving speeches by community members and invited dignitaries will take please as they share their thoughts on what it means to be an Australian. The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Australia, Imam. I.H. Kauser said:“We, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, always pray for the progress and development of our homeland, Australia. As per our traditions we will celebrate Australia Day in all Mosques across Australia. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our nation, government and people because our religion teaches us that love of country of residence is part of faith.”This day holds special significance for the Community; the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques across the country will begin the day offering prayers for the prosperity of Australia. Members of the community will also participate in community celebrations throughout the day. The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Caliph, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad guides Community members in this regard: “True loyalty requires a relationship built on sincerity and integrity… it is essential for a citizen of any country to establish a relationship of genuine loyalty and faithfulness to his nation. It does not matter whether he is a born citizen, or whether he gains citizenship later in life…”To participate in one of our events we welcome you to contact our regional representatives listed below. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Aussie, Australia, Australian, citizenship, community, Government, interview, love, Muslim, President, Youthlast_img read more

Continued suppression of protests in Russian Federation and sentencing of Alexey Navalny UK statement

first_imgContinued suppression of protests in Russian Federation and sentencing of Alexey Navalny UK statement Mr Chair,The UK calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexey Navalny and all peaceful protesters and journalists arrested during the last two weeks by the Russian authorities.The UK is worried by Mr Navalny’s sentencing. The perverse ruling of 2 February targets the victim of a poisoning with a banned chemical weapon rather than those responsible, and shows Russia’s failure to meet the most basic commitments expected of any responsible member of the international community. It also raises concern over the independence of the judiciary and wider rule of law in Russia. It is deplorable that Mr Navalny is being detained in relation to court decisions which the European Court of Human Rights determined to be arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable.Furthermore, the UK is disappointed by the Russian MFA spokesperson’s claim that the presence of foreign diplomats at the court was evidence of interference. This unfounded claim is particularly disappointing given the commitment of all OSCE participating States to accept each other’s’ representatives as court observers as a confidence building measure, adopted in the OSCE Copenhagen Document.Mr Chair,As stated at last week’s Permanent Council, a free and independent media is a cornerstone of any democratic society. We are appalled by the Russian authorities’ use of violence and arbitrary arrest of peaceful protesters and journalists. This continued violent suppression of individual expression is unacceptable. These events confirm a continuous negative pattern of shrinking space for the opposition, civil society, human rights defenders and independent voices in Russia. Russia must respect its citizens’ right to freedom of expression, adhere to its national and international obligations and release those detained arbitrarily for exercising their right of peaceful assembly.Once more, we call on Russia to demonstrate its commitment to its international obligations, including its commitments in the OSCE, to release all those detained during peaceful demonstrations, and to release Mr Navalny without delay. /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:Assembly, building, Chemical, community, Copenhagen, Europe, european, Government, Human Rights, independent media, poisoning, rule of law, Russia, Society, UK, UK Government, violencelast_img read more

NSW Women’s Alliance releases 9 point plan to address sexual violence

first_imgNSW Women’s Alliance releases 9 point plan to address sexual violence The NSW Women’s Alliance has called on the NSW Government commit to our nine-point plan to address sexual violence in New South Wales:Introduce affirmative consent laws in NSW.Introduce changes to evidence and procedural law to make the court process more accessible, safer, and trauma-informed for adult sexual assault complainants.Better recognise sexual assault in the context of domestic and family violence in our laws, including introducing jury directions on domestic violence.Develop a model for the practical implementation of court specialisation for matters involving domestic, family and sexual violence in NSW, including attached support services for victim-survivors and offenders.Fund sexual assault case management teams to operate out of currently funded domestic and family violence specialist services, and supports for young offenders.Fund independent legal representation for sexual assault complainants in criminal trials.Introduce mandatory reporting and systematic audits of sexual assault complaints in aged and disability care settings, and develop a trauma specialist, survivor-led response to disclosures.Fund a comprehensive, whole-of-community primary prevention strategy for NSW, in line with the national framework Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, including a roll out of whole-of-school community education on consent.Examine alternative pathways to supplement the criminal justice system in holding perpetrators to account and delivering justice for victim-survivors, noting that the overwhelming majority of victim-survivors of sexual assault do not want to report to police or engage in current court processes but do want access to justice.“Enough is enough” says Hayley Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Safety NSW. “We know what needs to be done to reform the system. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on implementing these long overdue reforms.”“Everyone deserves to be free from sexual violence.” /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:Australia, children, community, Criminal, criminal justice, domestic and family violence, domestic violence, education, family violence, Foster, Government, New South Wales, NSW, prevention, Sexual Assault, women, Women’s Safety NSWlast_img read more

Letter: ‘Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has navigated through the partisan sinkholes that stop so many good causes in Washington’

first_imgLetter: ‘Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has navigated through the partisan sinkholes that stop so many good causes in Washington’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, September 24, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Camas resident Brad Jensen comments on Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which was passed in the House last weekEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.comCamas resident Brad Jensen comments on Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which was passed in the House last week.Brad Jensen, CamasOnce again, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has navigated through the partisan sinkholes that stop so many good causes in Washington and succeeded in gaining a critical win for women and for Southwest Washington. Jaime’s bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, passed in the House last week with overwhelming support from members of BOTH parties. This bill would implement reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant workers to allow those women to continue working to provide for their families. This is significant and timely! There are few members of Congress who are aware of or focused on the issues facing young working women and young mothers. Jaime is a leading voice on this issue and is delivering effective results for working women across Southwest Washington. Many politicians talk about supporting women who face discrimination in the workplace, but few have done more to actually help these women than Jaime Herrera Beutler. Thank you, Jaime!Brad JensenCamasAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:CamasClark Countyshare 0 Previous : Letter: ‘Fire District 3 works hard to be transparent and a good steward of your tax dollars’ Next : City of Battle Ground offers COVID-19 Utilities Relief ProgramAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The growing field of cannabis research: A lecture on Feb. 15

first_imgSaturday, February 15, 2020 • 1–3 p.m.Research Associate Daniela Vergara, Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyIn this lecture, Vergara, a research associate who is also part of the cannabis industry, will describe the latest results of her cannabis genomics research. Vergara has been studying the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored questions, such as the genetic variables that control tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) production and the biological mechanisms that give the plant its psychoactive effects. Her research has also shown the limitations of using federal government cannabis, because it lacks potency and variation. She will discuss future research directions and how her investigation can inform consumers, legislators, growers and breeders.Download posterLearn more about Vergara’s researchAbout this PresenterDaniela Vergara is an evolutionary biologist researching cannabis genomics at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to her multiple publications on cannabis, she founded and directs the Agricultural Genomics Foundation, which seeks to make cannabis science available to a broad public. Vergara’s latest scientific publication compared federal cannabis to that produced by the private market, showing that the government’s cannabis lacked potency and variation. Other scientific publications include a compilation on the existing genomic tools available for cannabis research, which she authored while working as part of Assistant Professor Nolan Kane’s lab at CU Boulder. These publications are a product of collaborations between graduate and undergraduate students, and scientists from the cannabis industry.Together Vergara and Kane founded the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative to explore the cannabis genome. Currently, Vergara is exploring the genes related to the production of CBD and THC, and is associating this important physical trait to the genome. Vergara has a doctorate from Indiana University, where she explored host-parasite co-evolution and researched one of the biggest questions in evolutionary biology: why organisms bother with male/female sexual reproduction at all instead of having female members clone themselves in perpetuity. For more information, visit Vergara’s website. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more