Angela Merkel calls for Brexit delay of ‘several months’

first_img whatsapp Tags: Angela Merkel Brexit Donald Tusk Jeremy Corbyn People Theresa May Angela Merkel calls for Brexit delay of ‘several months’ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Wednesday 10 April 2019 3:01 pm European Council president Donald Tusk is also favouring a longer extension, and ahead of tonight’s summit in Brussels wrote to EU leaders asking for them to back a plan which could Brexit delayed for another year.May will make her bid for a short extension this evening, before EU leaders discuss over dinner whether to grant her request and how long any extension should lastSpeaking ahead of the summit, Merkel said: “I will support – and see if there’s broad majority for – an extension of several months, but not far beyond that so that when the UK decides, an exit can proceed successfully.“The extension should be as short as possible, but it should give us a certain amount of calm so that we don’t have to return to this issue every two weeks.”The EU had previously told May another extension would only be granted if the UK can present a credible alternative Brexit plan to the one which has been rejected by MPs three times. The government and Labour have been engaged in talks to find a compromise deal which could win the support of the Commons, but almost a week of talks have yet to produce an agreement.Labour want to see the UK enter in a customs union with the EU after Brexit, but May has repeatedly said the government must be able to operate its own trade policy.A spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said today the talks are “being conducted in a serious, detailed and engaged way”.He added: “But at the same time, as Jeremy, Becky Long Bailey and Keir Starmer have all said at different points, we’ve yet to see clear evidence of the kind of real change and compromise that would be necessary to reach an agreement.”The Government side has been engaged in the detail explaining its position and how it sees its own deal, which has been rejected three times in Parliament. But there really is going to need to be a move off their red lines in a substantive way if we’re going to reach an agreement.”center_img Owen Bennett Angela Merkel has seemingly rejected Theresa May’s call for short delay to Brexit as she talked up an an extension of “several months”.The German chancellor told her country’s lower parliament that she hoped the EU would back a plan that would see the Article 50 process extended beyond 30 June – the date which May has proposed. Share whatsapplast_img read more

National Guard seeks Alaska Natives with subsistence skills

first_imgAlaska Native Government & Policy | Military | Southwest | WesternNational Guard seeks Alaska Natives with subsistence skillsOctober 27, 2016 by Adrian Wagner, KYUK-Bethel Share:The Army National Guard has announced the start of a three-year pilot program that gives waivers to Alaska Natives who might try to join the guard, but face barriers to qualification. Some of these potential recruits have the very skills the military is looking for.Not only is the National Guard making it easier for Alaska Natives to join up, it’s seeking them out. And that’s because of soldiers like Spc. David Smart.David Smart is a third generation serviceman from Hooper Bay. (Photo courtesy David Smart)“My grandfather would take me out to the Bay, and we would go set a net for whitefish,” Smart said.Smart, 28, who grew up in Hooper Bay, is a third generation serviceman. His grandfather inspired him to join the military.“Going through the house, came across his discharge papers and his medals,” he said.Smart said that he’s lucky to have this job.“Pretty hard to get a job in the village, because there’s only so many places to work,” said Smart.Smart is one of a relatively small number of Alaska Natives to get into the guard recently, but that might change. The new program, among other things, relaxes requirements for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a general knowledge test that the guard admits favors people for whom English is their first language.The guard is going to make it easier to join, and what it wants in return is something many Alaska Natives already possess.“Somebody that grows up in rural Alaska lives the weather, they don’t watch it on the weather channel,” said Bob Doehl from the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Doehl said that not only do Alaska Natives make better soldiers in the Arctic, practicing subsistence makes them better soldiers in general.“Studies found that those from rural locations, who are active outdoors, are better able to spot patterns and changes in patterns,” said Doehl.Doehl said this increased awareness can make the difference between life or death. He asks why the military would spend years training people when it’s already taken care of, which is something that Spc. David Smart agrees with.“Give somebody fish, you feed them a day. Teach em’ how to fish, you feed em’ for life,” Smart said.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, traveling with Doehl to Bethel to spread the news about the recruitment thrust, said that in the face of a troubling fiscal situation, he still supports increased enlistment.“It comes at a difficult time because the state does not have financial resources to significantly support such an effort,” Mallott said.Mallott said he remembers when the military was a major leadership avenue for Western Alaska, and he wants to get back to that place.“As a young man, having grown up in Southeast Alaska and traveled the state, the National Guard was once a major presence in rural Alaska, and it was a point of inspiration,” Mallott said.Mallott echoes a thought frequently heard in many of the state’s rural locations, and throughout much of Indian Country in the Lower 48.  Now the effort is underway to rebuild that force.Share this story:last_img read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Release 2021 Show Schedule

first_imgCanadian Forces Snowbirds Release 2021 Show Schedule From: National DefenceToday the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds are releasing their tentative schedule for the 2021 Show Season, which will celebrate their 50th Anniversary.Today the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds are releasing their tentative schedule for the 2021 Show Season, which will celebrate their 50th Anniversary.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule is subject to change. The CF Snowbirds are committed to the health and safety of their audiences and will adhere to the highest level of COVID-19 precautions. The team will work with each air show and event to ensure COVID-19 measures are in place for both the Snowbirds team and the general public.As Canada’s iconic air demonstration team, the CF Snowbirds inspire the public by highlighting the extraordinary skill, professionalism, teamwork, and diversity of the Canadian Armed Forces.Quotes“We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th season with Canadians in 2021. We are going to ensure that we follow recommended health measures in order to see our fans again in a safe environment this season.” Lieutenant-Colonel Denis Bandet, Commanding Officer 431 Air Demonstration SquadronQuick factsThe CF Snowbirds have been entertaining audiences across North American since 1971 and are excited to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021.The CF Snowbirds’ show is the result of six months of intensive preparation and training and consists of over fifty different formations and maneuvers.431 Air Demonstration Squadron consists of approximately 80 personnel, 24 of whom comprise the show team that travels during the show season. The CF Snowbirds’ demanding schedule is met through the dedicated teamwork of not only the Royal Canadian Air Force pilots and technicians, but also the entire home team in 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the squadron’s home base. /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:air force, america, american, anniversary, Canada, coronavirus, covid-19, demonstration, environment, Force, Government, health and safety, North America, pandemic, pilots, Safety, seasonlast_img read more

Azerbaijan Republic Day 28 May

first_imgAzerbaijan Republic Day 28 May On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Azerbaijan as you celebrate Republic Day and mark the 1918 establishment of the first democratic government in the Muslim world.The United States values the thirty years of partnership with Azerbaijan on economic, energy, and security cooperation, and our ongoing dialogue on improving Azerbaijan’s respect for human rights and the rule of law. We recognize Azerbaijan’s significant contributions to European energy diversification through the Southern Gas Corridor. Strong institutions and processes that respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, rule of law, transparency, and accountability, are vital to us achieving our shared goals and building stronger and deeper ties.The United States also values the connections fostered between thousands of Azerbaijani and American citizens through people-to-people exchanges, as well as through our Embassies’ public outreach.As a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States remains committed to helping the sides negotiate a long-term political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and address the humanitarian impact of the fighting, including the release of all detainees, accounting for those missing, and the full and expeditious exchange of remains. /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, Azerbaijan, conflict, Department of State, dialogue, european, Government, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Minsk, Nagorno Karabakh, rule of law, security, settlement, southern, United Stateslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Alums Donate $1 Million To Leeds School Of Business

first_img Published: May 8, 2003 Dick and Jean Engebretson donated $1 million to the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business today to support various initiatives. Dick Engebretson earned his MBA in 1972 from the school and today he is the executive vice president of dmg world media, an international exhibition and publishing company. Jean Engebretson graduated with her master’s degree in education in 1976. The gift was announced at the MBA graduation ceremony on May 9. After graduating from CU, Dick Engebretson formed his own real estate appraisal company in Boulder. In 1984, he launched a trade exhibition company, TSI Productions, which he sold to dmg world media in 2001. Upon selling TSI Productions, he assumed his current position. An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media produces trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs. It also generates 70 trade-related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. The company is one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. Dick Engebretson has significantly contributed to CU-Boulder over the years. From 1986 to 1987, he was the president of the CU-Boulder National Alumni Association. He received an Alumni Recognition Award in 1986. In 1990, he established the Engebretson Fellowship at the Leeds School of Business, and he currently serves as a member of the Leeds School of Business Advisory Council. Engebretson also is involved with his community. He was elected mayor of Deephaven, Minn., in 1991 and has consistently contributed to charities in his community. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities

first_imgRelated$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities $100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilities InformationOctober 14, 2010 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Related$100 Million Earmarked to Assist Persons with Disabilitiescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, has announced that over $100 million has been set aside in this year’s budget for activities aimed at further empowering persons with disabilities.Making his contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Oct. 12), Minister Charles informed that of the sum allotted, $15 million will go toward grants to the various voluntary organisations providing a variety of services for persons with disabilities.Another $10 million have been allocated for grants to help disabled persons start their own small businesses, while additional resources will go towards skills training.Minister Charles said that persons with disabilities represent an integral part of the labour force, many of whom have developed a wide range of competencies. He noted that the Ministry has been working to further assist them, particularly in terms of income tax exemptions.“Each year, the Ministry has afforded employed persons with various levels of disabilities, the accommodation for income tax exemption. In 2009, 95 persons were granted income tax exemptions and 57 persons for this year, to date. This includes all categories of workers,” he informed.In addition, the Abilities Foundation has strengthened its programme of vocational training for persons with disabilities to prepare them for the labour market, Minister Charles further informed, noting that more than 100 persons with disabilities are currently pursuing HEART Trust/NTA training courses at the Foundation. Advertisementslast_img read more

Google accused of GDPR violations

first_img Google taps retail with NYC store Previous ArticleApple launches developer camp for womenNext ArticleEC clears Tele2, T-Mobile Netherlands deal Google came under fire from consumer groups in European countries, which accused the company of tracking user locations in violation of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).Organisations from the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden claimed the company manipulates Android users into sharing location data by hiding key controls and repeatedly asking users to share their whereabouts.The groups, which are all members of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), filed complaints with their respective national Data Protection Authorities.Monique Goyens, director general of BEUC, in a statement said Google’s practices are “more than alarming,” adding “smartphones are being used for spying on our every move. This is not the digital society that European consumers want to live in”.Another consumer interest group, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, cited the BEUC complaints in a letter urging the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s practices.In a statement provided to Reuters, a Google representative noted location history is turned off by default, but said the company makes clear that “depending on your individual phone and app settings, we might still collect and use location data to improve your Google experience”.Similar allegations were lodged against Google in a US lawsuit filed earlier this year, which accused the company of tracking both Android and iPhone users even after they switched off a location history feature.Google could face fines of up to 4 per cent of its global revenue from the previous financial year if it is found to have violated GDPR. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Related data privacyGoogle Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IAcenter_img Español Home Google accused of GDPR violations Tags Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 NOV 2018 Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RANlast_img read more

News / More choice and faster transits offered by alliances’ Asia-Europe service shake-up

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 26/01/2015 With the reshuffled east-west container shipping alliances now in full swing, supply chain consultant Drewry says Asia-Europe shippers now have a greater range of services and options available, including faster transits for time-sensitive cargo.According to Drewry’s analysis, the four mega-alliances are offering a “well-balanced network” of a weekly westbound capacity of around 220,000 teu across a total of 21 services, underscored “by a wide port coverage at both ends of the trade”.Currently 232 ships with an average nominal capacity of 12,600 teu have been deployed on the Asia-Europe trade by the new alliances, making a total of 84 weekly calls in North Europe, which ought to allay shipper councils’ concerns of declining competition.The alliance “battleground” for cargo is unsurprisingly China, said Drewry, given its 70% dominance of container traffic to North Europe. The new alliances collectively serve 10 mainland Chinese ports each week with 74 voyages. However, its analysis awards the 2M alliance of Maersk and MSC a “clear advantage” of 27 sailings a week to North Europe, followed by the Ocean Three (O3) with 18, CKYHE with 17 and the G6 with 12.One negative element of the new schedules is that shippers will not enjoy the same frequency of service to North Europe from Japan and South Korea, with weekly departures reduced to seven and nine respectively.In the case of Japan, the weaker coverage is “a reflection of the country’s declining volumes” said Drewry, although for the carriers that are serving Japanese ports the incentive is a spot rate premium of around $1,000 per 40ft over South China rates.Shippers have been very vocal in complaining of the slow-steaming techniques and elongated transit times enforced by ocean carriers in the past few years, aimed at mitigating the impact of high fuel costs and industry overcapacity.Some, with time-sensitive and high-value cargo, have suggested that they would be prepared to pay more for the option of a faster transit.Now, with bunker costs having plunged by 60% since last summer, there is some evidence that carriers may be trying to gain a marketing advantage by offering a faster transit time than their peers.With Drewry’s analysis of transit times, published in its Container Insight Weekly, shippers can compare transit times per port pair between the alliances – the fastest time between Shanghai and Rotterdam is recorded as 28 days, compared with the slowest of 36 days.Moreover, based on the theory of the alliance proforma schedules – but without the benefit of operational practice – the average service speeds of ships plying the headhaul Asia-North Europe trade have increased from 17.8 knots in December to 18.5 knots now, with the fastest at 19.8 knots.last_img read more

Bulls suffer Sage blow

first_img BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comThe Best Place To Meet Guys Your Own Age in Tsuen WanDatemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Vodacom Bulls centre Dylan Sage faces an extended period on the sidelines after injuring his ankle during a warm-up match last weekend.Sage was playing for the Bulls XV in their Rugby Challenge warm-up against the Sharks in Durban, a curtain-raiser for the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the two sides last Friday.The 28-year-old fractured his ankle and is expected to be out for three months. This would also put him in a race to be fully match fit for the Blitzboks’ Olympic Sevens campaign, which begins at the end of July.Another serious injury concern for the Bulls is young prop Simpiwe Matainzima, who took a blow to the shoulder after coming off the bench against the Sharks and could be out for between four and six weeks.Meanwhile, the Bulls were boosted by the return to training of loose forwards Marco van Staden and Muller Uys.Van Staden, who has been struggling with a concussion, has started selective training sessions and is unlikely to be available this weekend.  Uys has started full training ahead of the derby against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.Photo: Johan Rynners/Gallo Images Bulls back Dylan Sage Post by SA Rugby magazinecenter_img ‘ Bulls suffer Sage blow Posted in Bulls, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged blitzboks, Bulls, Dylan Sage, Super Rugby ‘ ‘ Published on February 4, 2020 Loans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  207  32last_img read more

GameStop raises $2.8m for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

first_imgGameStop raises $2.8m for St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalRetailer supports charity with annual donation scheme Rachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 7th January 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGameStopRetailer GameStop has raised $2.8 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through in-store and online donation programs through November and December. “The support of our amazing corporate partners, like GameStop, allows our doctors and scientists to continue our lifesaving work,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for the hospital. “Their unwavering commitment to St. Jude also helps us to keep my father’s founding promise that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. At St. Jude, we will never stop searching for the cures that will save the lives of children everywhere.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focuses on childhood cancer and life-threatening diseases. Since 2013 Gamestop has raised $4.2 million for the charity. “Our customers are truly amazing,” added Matt Hodges, vice president of public and investor relations at GameStop. “Thanks to each customer that donated. Because of their generosity and the incredible support of our associates, we collected $2.8 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Together we are all making a difference in helping the patients and families of St. Jude.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGameStop opening new US east coast fulfillment centerNew 700,000 square-foot Pennsylvania facility opens later this year, intended to support ecommerce “transformation”By Brendan Sinclair 9 days agoGameStop CEO reportedly due to receive $179m windfallOutgoing chief benefits from GameStop stock surgeBy Marie Dealessandri 20 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more