Boris Johnson gears up for war with a cabinet of resurrected soldiers

first_img Boris Johnson gears up for war with a cabinet of resurrected soldiers While Shapps denied allegations that he had ignored the reports of bullying, the whole tragic affair was generally considered – whether fairly or not – to have put a stake through the heart of his political career. whatsapp What of Williamson and Shapps, who were both Remainers back in 2016? Why reignite the controversies that led to their removals by promoting them? City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Gavin Williamson, who just months ago looked at risk of prosecution for allegedly leaking information from a classified national security meeting, has been reincarnated as education secretary. They say you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs. Apparently, you also can’t build a governmental team capable of taking Britain out of the EU without breaking apart any sense of unity or collaborative sentiment in the Conservative party. Boris Johnson has appointed a cabinet of the living dead, not in the way of Theresa May’s lurching zombie government, but in that it resurrects a host of figures from the murky past who you thought had been axed for good. Opinion Friday 26 July 2019 4:28 am A calculation has been made that moderates aren’t worth fighting for – as they will either reluctantly vote Tory in fear of Jeremy Corbyn, or support the Liberal Democrats and split the opposition vote. Disenchanted Brexit voters are the prize. But more than that, this is a sign that Boris is ready to fight, and for that he needs hardcore strategists, both to push through legislation in the Commons, and to crunch the numbers when he inevitably goes to the nation for a fresh mandate. And then there’s the new transport secretary, who has made the most astounding comeback of all.  David Frost was Johnson’s adviser while he was foreign secretary Whisking up the cabinet is just the start for Boris. Next stop: the country. Why? Boris was not short on choice for his new cabinet. In fact, many of the 17 ministers culled this week were expecting to keep their jobs. It isn’t hard to imagine an alternate universe cabinet that keeps the disgraced mavericks far from the front benches, instead inviting a broad coalition of moderates to join the obvious Brexiteer choices. Share The return of Patel, Raab and Leadsom is obvious. For all their sins, they were part of the core Vote Leave team during the referendum.  One word: numbers. Say what you like about Williamson (and everyone does), he was a ruthless chief whip who knows exactly where the bodies are buried. And he put those whipping skills to good use when it came to the first rounds of the leadership contest.center_img Rachel Cunliffe In the words of George Washington in the hit musical Hamilton, “winning was easy, young man, governing’s harder”. Despite rows over spilt wine and a few rocky interviews, securing the Tory leadership was a breeze for Boris. Governing with a majority of just three, when he has just antagonised 17 members of his own party, won’t be.  That proverb about omelettes and eggs is usually credited to Aimable Pelissier, Napoleon III’s leading general in the Crimean War, noted for its “long-drawn-out… notoriously incompetent butchery”. Grant Shapps resigned as David Cameron’s international development minister in November 2015, following revelations of a party-wide bullying scandal and the suicide of a young Tory activist.  Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom, who both resigned at different points over a Brexit deal that they had either helped negotiate or signed off on, now have top jobs.  Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The plan, evidently, is to win the anti-EU voters who have drifted towards Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party – and who better to lead the charge than the team who won the referendum in the first place?  With Michael Gove promoted to the vaguely titled office of chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (colloquially known as “secretary of state for getting things done”), and Stephen Barclay keeping his job as Brexit secretary, this is essentially the Vote Leave government, reuniting after three years in the wilderness for an epic comeback tour.  Priti Patel is home secretary, despite being sacked by May for conducting secret meetings with Israeli officials while on holiday. Shapps, meanwhile, was the “spreadsheet guy” for Boris, keeping meticulous track of how MPs planned to vote, and expertly “lending” votes to other candidates in order to manipulate who made it into the final two. Tags: Boris Johnson Main image credit: Getty So rather than attempting to build consensus, the new Prime Minister is gearing up for another battle, having breathed fresh life into a team of footsoldiers who are now gratefully ready to take a political bullet for him if necessary.  And, of course, it will all be stage-managed by Vote Leave architect Dominic Cummings, who is on board as de facto chief of staff. Widely regarded as instrumental in winning the referendum, Cummings is now back to orchestrate a Brexit-based election along the exact same lines. The answer is simple: Boris is preparing for war, and this cabinet is his army. whatsapp Never mind the new foreign secretary’s self-professed dubious grasp of European geography, or the business secretary’s reputation as one of the most inept Treasury ministers ever. They’re in. Not so. Shapps is back from the parliamentary dead.last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer spend tops £100m and smashes previous record after Gabriel Paulista signing

first_imgThursday 29 January 2015 11:33 am Victor Valdés £0 Players in Players in Everton 8. Marko Marin (RSC Anderlecht)Loan Ulises Dávila (Vitória Setúbal FC)Loan Nathaniel Chalobah (Reading FC)Loan Tomás Kalas (Middlesbrough FC)Loan Todd Kane (Nottingham Forest)Loan Lewis Baker (Sheffield Wednesday)Loan Fernando Torres (AC Milan)£2,640,000 Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City)£0 Alex Kiwomya (Barnsley )Loan Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) £31,810,000 Aston Villa Perhaps he had a point after all.For a look at how Arsenal’s January spend compares to the rest of the league, explore our interactive below. Last updated 29th January 2015 All the deals so far Swansea Oussama Assaidi (Al-Ahli Club)£0 Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town)Loan Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town)Loan Lloyd Jones (Cheltenham Town)Loan Doneil Henry (Apollon Limassol) £1,670,000 Total amount spent by all premier league clubs: £74,420,000 Players out Newcastle United Top Deals in the Window So Far Below is a list of the most expensive signings thus far in the january transfer window Stuart O’Keefe (Cardiff City)£942,000 Andy Johnson (Released)£0 Alex Wynter (Colchester United)£0 Jake Gray (Cheltenham Town)Loan Jimmy Kébé (Unattached)Released n/a Tags: January transfer window Players in Players out 6. All data courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk Players out Jermain Defoe £0 n/a Michael Keane £2,250,000 Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) £31,810,000 Ashley Richards (Fulham FC) Loan Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) Loan Stoke City Gabriel Paulista £13,200,000 Arsenal 2. 9. Tottenham Hotspur 10. Players out Why are Arsenal suddenly spending more money? The simple answer is that they have lots more of it. The Premier League’s latest TV deal, which came into effect last season, saw the club’s broadcast income rise by £36m to £93m per season. The club’s new manufacturing deal with Puma is worth £150m, as is its current deal with sponsor Emirates.Arsene Wenger put it best when he explained last month:Those periods we did not spend we did not have the money. What I don’t like is to spend money we haven’t got. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) £0 Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) Loan Jordan Graham (Wolves) £0 12. Players in Jamie Harney (Colchester United) £0 Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) Loan Mauro Zárate (QPR) Loan Nathan Mavila (Wealdstone FC) Loan Paul McCallum (Portsmouth FC) Loan Ricardo Vaz Tê (Akhisar Belediye Genclik ve Spor) Loan Players out n/a Players out Players out Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) £5,590,000 West Ham United Carles Gil (Valencia CF) £3,700,000 Joe Hall 4. Players in TOTAL SPENT TOTAL SOLD TOP DEALS Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka) £7,920,000 Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea) £0 Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers)Loan Adam Smith (Mansfield Town)Loan Jack Barmby (Rotherham United)Loan Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)Loan Callum Elder (Mansfield Town)Loan Andrej Kramaric £7,920,000 Mark Schwarzer £0 What I fought against is to spend money that would put the future of the club in danger. Now I have money, no problem at all.For Arsenal fans who have long been infuriated by the club’s perceived lack of transfer activity, this season’s splurge will represent a welcome change in approach. And yet, many of the old frustrations remain: Arsenal are fifth and have suffered disappointing losses in the league that have set back their season. Dissent is still present in the stands and has manifested itself in unsavoury fashion.With a 2-0 victory over Manchester City last week, Arsenal seemed to have turned a corner in their approach to games against the top sides. However, the standout performers in that game – Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla – have been at the club for a number of seasons.Back in 2011 when he was questioned about his cautious approach in the transfer market, Wenger replied: “I don’t say that money doesn’t play a part in it, but it’s not only about that. What is the game about then? Football has to be even, interesting, unpredictable.” Josh Laurent (Brentford FC) £0 January Transfer Window Players in Carles Gil £3,700,000 Share Players in Players out 1. Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) £0 David Ferguson (Blackpool FC) £0 Connor Oliver (Blackpool FC) £0 Mikael Mandron (Shrewsbury Town)Loan Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United)Loan Players in To be specific, Arsenal have spent £105.2m on just seven players, demolishing their previous record of £57.62m set in the 2011/2012 season. It doesn’t feel like long ago that Arsenal’s transfer windows were better defined by richer rivals plucking its stars away and chants to “spend some money” sweeping around the Emirates stadium. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Alloa Athletic FC)Loan Eljero Elia (Werder Bremen) Loan Jos Hooiveld (Millwall FC) Loan Players in Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) Loancenter_img Players out whatsapp Leicester City Gabriel Paulista may not be the most significant signing Arsenal will ever make, but the Brazilian centre-back’s arrival in North London has created a little bit of history for his new club.After spending roughly £13m on the 24 year-old, Arsenal’s spending for the season has crossed the £100m mark. Never before have the Gunners spent so much in a single campaign. Michael Keane (Manchester United) £2,250,000 n/a Players in Liverpool Players in Players out Now 12 years old, the January transfer window has evolved into one of the most important months in the football calendar, and the source of frenzied excitement for fans. Explore our interactive to find out who’s spending big during the window and who’s using the month to make some money. Players in Manchester City Players out Players in Players out Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union) £0 Tomi Adeloye (Macclesfield Town) Loan George Waring (Barnsley) Loan Luke Daniels (Scunthorpe United) Loan Callum McManaman £5,590,000 7. Samuel Eto’o (UC Sampdoria)£0 Christopher Long (Brentford FC)Loan John Lundstram (Leyton Orient)Loan Ben McLaughlin (Telford United)Loan Hallam Hope (Bury)£0 n/a Devante Cole (Milton Keynes Dons) Loan Matija Nastasic (FC Schalke 04) Loan Chelsea Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) £5,810,000 Total amount made by all premier league clubs: £51,330,000 Players in Total Spent By Each Club Click on your club badge to find out more information about the transfers that the club have made Sunderland Queens Park Rangers Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)£0 Joel Campbell (Villarreal CF)Loan Yaya Sanogo (Crystal Palace)Loan Matt Macey (Accrington Stanley)Loan Lukas Podolski (Inter Milan) Loan (fee: £528,000) Krystian Bielik £2,740,000 Southampton Doneil Henry £1,670,000 Players in Players out Hull City Kyle Naughton £5,810,000 Players in Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) Loan Players out Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal FC)Loan n/a Wilfried Bony £31,810,000 Players in 3. Arsenal transfer spend tops £100m and smashes previous record after Gabriel Paulista signing Players out Burnley Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) £6,470,000 Hatem Ben Arfa (OGC Nizza) £0 Adam Campbell (FC Gateshead) Loan Callum Roberts (FC Gateshead) Loan whatsapp Victor Valdés (Unattached) £0 Crystal Palace Players out n/a Players out Michael Keane (Burnley) £2,250,000 Joe Rothwell (Blackpool FC) Loan Will Keane (Sheffield Wednesday) Loan Sam Johnstone (Preston North End) Loan Ben Pearson (Barnsley) Loan 5. Manchester United Players in Total Sold By Each Club Click on your club badge to find out more information about the transfers that the club have made Players in Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC) £0 Players in Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) £5,810,000 Milos Veljkovic (Charlton Athletic) Loan Dominic Ball (Cambridge United) Loan Grant Hall (Blackpool FC) Loan Players out Players out West Bromwich Albion Gabriel Paulista (Villarreal CF)£17,600,000 Krystian Bielik (Legia Warszawa)£2,740,000 11. Players out Show Comments ▼ With just four days remaining in the January transfer window, Arsenal are the second-biggest spenders behind Manchester City. Having also bought Krystian Bielik for £2.9m their total outlay for the month stands at £15.7m. That also makes it their second-biggest January spend since the window first came into existence 12 seasons ago. In January 2006 Arsenal spent £23.3m on Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Vela and Abou Diaby.What will be even more encouraging to Arsenal fans is that none of the big spending has been offset by many big sales. The club’s current net spend for the season stands at £88.7m, once again obliterating the previous record of £34.9mlast_img read more

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IMF tells Eurozone: Learn how to hire and fire

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 27 July 2015 9:24 pm Show Comments ▼ Share The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stark warning to Eurozone leaders, saying the economy is at risk of tipping back into stagnation unless it gets on with reforms to promote competition and make hiring and firing easier.“A moderate shock to confidence—whether from lower expected future growth or heightened geopolitical tensions —could tip the block into prolonged stagnation,” Mahmood Pradhan, the IMF’s mission chief for the Eurozone, said yesterday.The IMF, led by Christine Lagarde, expects the Eurozone economy to grow by 1.5 per cent this year and 1.7 per cent next year, but said high youth unemployment and excessive levels of corporate debt clouded the outlook for growth over the next five years.The bailout provider believes that medium term potential growth is only around one per cent a year, which it said is well below what is needed to cut unemployment to acceptable levels.If reforms are not undertaken, the IMF says, then the Eurozone’s nascent recovery is at risk of turning back into a stagnation. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Express KCS whatsapp IMF tells Eurozone: Learn how to hire and fire last_img read more

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People / Top line growth the aim as John Pearson takes the helm at DHL Express

first_img Modernisation and investment will be the focus for new CEO of DHL Express John Pearson, who has also become a board member of the parent company, DP-DHL.Formerly CEO of DHL Express Europe, he brings a decade of experience with the company.Mr Pearson took over from Ken Allen, who took on DHL’s new eCommerce Solutions division in September in a bid to revamp and boost the company’s struggling Post, e-commerce and Parcel (PeP) unit.“We are pleased to have John Pearson join our corporate board,” said Frank Appel, CEO, DP-DHL. “John’s extensive operational knowledge and business experience within the division will ensure a continuation of the successful growth path of DHL Express in the years to come.” By Alex Lennane 08/01/2019 Noting that he expected continued growth in express, Mr Pearson added that the Express division’s “annual top line growth has made substantial financial contributions for the group”.“This development was very much driven by our dedication to quality, the uncompromising engagement of our 100,000 employees worldwide and the customer-centric culture,” he said.“We will use all existing channels to transform every opportunity into top line growth. We are modernising our regional and intercontinental air fleet, we will continue to invest in our international infrastructure and innovative technologies, while making sure to further align our delivery processes with the needs of our customers in order to maintain our excellent level of customer experience and satisfaction.”last_img read more

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Park Calls for Trust-Building Process

first_img News Facebook Twitter News AvatarCho Jong Ik News By Cho Jong Ik – 2012.02.29 10:26am Park Calls for Trust-Building Process RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News Park Geun Hye, the head of the Saenuri Party’s interim leadership, yesterday called for a trust-building process on the Korean Peninsula aimed at turning North Korea into a responsible member of the international community. Park wrote a piece outlining something similar for Foreign Affairs in August last year.The presidential hopeful made the comments during her keynote speech to an international academic conference at the 63 Building in Seoul, claiming, “It is necessary for us to seek a guiding role, to accelerate change in North Korea by building trust through dialogue and exchanges based on sound security.”“The Saenuri Party has made it abundantly clear that it is necessary for both Koreas to hold onto the clear mindset of mutual respect and recognition,” she went on, emphasizing, “Military provocations cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.”Park also declared that humanitarian issues and reciprocal exchanges must be handled separately of whatever political changes manifest on either side. She highlighted the need for the governments of both countries to keep the window for dialogue open, discuss reciprocal exchanges through the maintenance of constant dialogue and build mutual trust one step at a time.“If trust builds between the two Koreas, we may see this result in more diverse economic cooperation and infrastructure building in North Korea,” she explained. “Such large-scale economic cooperation would help develop and raise living standards in North Korea and ultimately provide the basis for a united economy on the Korean Peninsula.”If such a trust-building process were successful, Park said, then this would also help to resolve the nuclear issue, and progress on the nuclear issue could help reinforce the trust-building process itself. Additionally, the ‘right choices’ by North Korea in combination with South Korean cooperation would bring about development across the Peninsula and make it a “shining example of peace throughout the world.”The Korean Peninsula is currently standing at a historical point for a ‘new beginning’, she said, noting, “The choices made by the Kim Jong Eun regime following the death of Kim Jong Il will have an enormous influence on peace in Northeast Asia, and of course the Peninsula itself.”Park said that she and her party would work to guide inter-Korean relations down a path of sustainable peace and mutual development by repairing the deep mistrust caused by the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island attacks. She did not, however, reveal any new proposals for how to go about bridging the gap between the positions of the two Koreas on those issues. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

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TD launches three new equity ETFs

first_img Related news An inhospitable environment for bond ETFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter ETF inflows hit $7 billion in May BMO launches new U.S. ETF series Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Three new ETFs from TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) have begun trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the company announced Thursday.The actively managed TD Active Global Enhanced Dividend ETF invests primarily in dividend-paying equity securities of issuers from around the world, with the objective of earning income and generating moderate capital growth. This People Working Finance Stock Exchange ConceptPeople Working Finance Stock Exchange Concept rawpixel/123RF IE Staff TD Systematic International Equity Low Volatility ETF invests directly in, or gains exposure to, equity securities of developed market issuers outside of Canada and the U.S., with the objective of achieving long-term capital growth while also reducing volatility.TD Global Technology Leaders Index ETF tracks the performance of the Solactive Global Technology Leaders Index, a custom index designed by TDAM and Solactive AG that provides investors with exposure to leading and emerging technology companies. Keywords ETF,  ETFsCompanies TD Asset Management Inc. last_img read more

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Wall Street bumps London from top spot for finance, survey finds

first_img Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement Keywords Surveys,  Brexit,  United Kingdom With the prospect of Brexit still hanging over the UK, New York has usurped London as the world’s top financial centre, according to a new survey of global industry professionals.New York-based consulting firm Duff & Phelps reported that its latest survey of financial sector professionals finds that more than half (52%) now see Wall Street as the world’s preeminent financial centre, up by 10% from last year’s survey. Consumers’ trust in banks wanes, but confidence in advice remains James Langton “Britcoin” digital currency being considered by U.K. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Wall street sign in New York with American flags and New York Stock Exchange background. kasto/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Just over a third (36%) of respondents still give the title to London, down 17% from a year ago.“Looking ahead five years, respondents’ confidence in London returning to the top spot does not improve either,” the firm reported.It said that only 21% expect London to be the world’s financial centre in 2024. New York is cited by 44% of respondents, and 12% expect Hong Kong to take top spot by then.“Brexit has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the UK’s world-class financial sector and its ability to dominate other major financial hubs in the coming years,” Monique Melis, managing director, compliance and regulatory consulting at Duff & Phelps, said in a statement.“Looking ahead, we see the combined effects of Brexit and the emergence of Asia with respondents expecting Hong Kong to play a bigger role as a leading global financial centre,” she added.Among other things, the report also found that “firms are spending more on compliance and that the increase is occurring more quickly than expected.”Duff & Phelps said it also found that 30% of respondents rated at least one aspect of their anti-money laundering (AML) processes as either “not at all effective” or only “somewhat effective,” adding that nearly 25% of firms gave themselves low marks in their internal audit of AML risk.last_img read more

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Bitcoin rally ends

first_img Fiona Collie The recent Bitcoin rally came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday as the cryptocurrency’s price began to drop on rumours of new regulation.    The cryptocurrency’s price reached US$16,285 around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, a sharp dip from the US$19,374 it was sitting at around 9:00 a.m. the day before, according to CoinDesk. (All following amounts are also in U.S. dollars).  Share this article and your comments with peers on social media This followed a low of just under $5,000 in mid-March, and Bitcoin last hit an all-time high in December 2017 when the price reached $19,783.  The recent sell-off was triggered by a tweet from Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, a San Francisco-based cryptoexchange. The tweet concerned rumours that Washington was planning new regulation around digital wallets — a software system used to store cryptoassets such as Bitcoin.  “We all know that Brian is exceedingly well plugged-in,” says Fred Pye, president and CEO of Toronto-based 3iQ Corp., which manages The Bitcoin Fund. “So, that was enough to pull back the price of Bitcoin in the short term.” Yet, Pye notes that such a drop should also be seen as part of the natural investment cycle of any asset class. “I think people have to expect [that] when any asset class runs up as strong as bitcoin has run up in the last three months it’s natural for a consolidation, a pullback,” says Pye. “It’s a perfectly normal retrace.” Pye expects the price of Bitcoin to continue to move between $16,000 and $20,000 for the next couple of months, before starting to climb to its next plateau.  “Next stop is 50 [thousand] probably,” says Pye.   Related news Keywords Bitcoin,  Cryptoassets,  Investing Abstract bitcoin crypto currency blockchain technology on global world map illustration olgazhurba/123RF BoC digital currency would be greener than Bitcoin, deputy says Carney warns of climate exposure at RIA conference Bruised but unbowed: meme stock investors are back for more Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Refurbishing of Gray’s Charity Labour Day Project for St. Mary

first_imgRelatedRefurbishing of Gray’s Charity Labour Day Project for St. Mary RelatedRefurbishing of Gray’s Charity Labour Day Project for St. Mary FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The refurbishing of the Gray’s Charity building in Port Maria, St. Mary, which is part of the Fort Haldane heritage site, has been chosen as the parish project for Labour Day 2007.Secretary Manager of the St. Mary Parish Council, Kerry Chambers, told JIS News that the historic site was chosen as the parish project in keeping with the Labour Day theme of ‘Honouring our ancestors.Strengthening Communities’.The scope of work to be undertaken will include repairing roof and other structural damage, bushing and clearing the compound, and painting the building. According to Miss Chambers, the refurbishing of the building, which was damaged during Hurricane Ivan in 2004, will return the facility to its former glory and it will once again serve as a reaction centre for senior citizens of the parish.Fort Haldane, which was built for coastal defence in 1759 during the Seven Years’ War, was named for General George Haldane, then Governor of Jamaica. In 1872, the fort was sold to the merchant John William Gray, and he directed that 500 pounds be paid to the government for the establishment of a place for the exclusive benefit of the poor in the parish. After Hurricane Allen in 1980, some victims were housed in this building.The site, which still has a few things remaining of the fort, including two complete and three incomplete cannons, has been declared a heritage site by the National Heritage Trust.In addition to the parish project, Miss Chambers said that nine other projects have so far been registered with the St. Mary Labour Day Committee.These include the building of bus sheds, refurbishing of post offices, cleaning of drains, beautification of communities and the painting of community centres.The communities of Clonmel, Mile Gully, Dressikie, Wallenford, Woodside and Dean Pen are among those that have registered projects and Miss Chambers expressed confidence that other communities and organizations will come forward as soon as plans are finalized.Labour Day 2007 will be observed on May 23. Refurbishing of Gray’s Charity Labour Day Project for St. Mary UncategorizedMay 18, 2007center_img RelatedRefurbishing of Gray’s Charity Labour Day Project for St. Mary Advertisementslast_img read more

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CU-Boulder dancer, artist Michelle Ellsworth awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 12, 2016 “It means I have resources to make a new piece entitled, ‘Post Verbal Social Network,’” said dance Professor Michelle Ellsworth about what it means to win a Guggenheim Fellowship. “This live performance work investigates what a physically productive, non-language based, non-mediated, pre-industrial, 3D dance/communication looks and feels like.” Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitycenter_img Michelle Ellsworth CU-Boulder dance Professor Michelle Ellsworth is among a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship this year.The awardees are appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, and were selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants.According to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Ellsworth “uses her expansive definition of dance as well as video, text, performance sculptures, and the World Wide Web to explore topics ranging from pharmaceutical art to experimental surveillance.”Ellsworth said she was “so grateful” to be named a fellow.“It means I have resources to make a new piece entitled, ‘Post Verbal Social Network,’” she said. “This live performance work investigates what a physically productive, non-language based, non-mediated, pre-industrial, 3D dance/communication looks and feels like.”Ellsworth did note, however, that a web app accompanies the piece.Associate Professor Ellsworth earned her MFA in dance from CU-Boulder in 2000, then began teaching as an instructor. She was named assistant professor in 2006. Ellsworth won the Doris Duke Impact Award in 2015; a NEFA National Dance Project Grant in 2014; a Creative Capital Fellowship in 2013; and a USA Artists Knight Fellowship in Dance in 2012. She has received three National Performance Network Creation Fund Commissions. Ellsworth was also featured in The New York Times’ article Best of Dance 2015 under the heading “Dances With Gadgets.” “Ellsworth’s work is meticulously designed, thought out and executed,” said CU-Boulder Theatre and Dance Chair Bud Coleman. “She takes unlikely approaches to societal problems and offers options that help break open the receptive patterns of her audience. For those of us who value dance as more than entertainment, with its inimitable capacity to effect change, Michelle is a gift from the gods.” Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $334 million in fellowships to over 18,000 people, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, Turing Award winners, poets laureate, members of the various national academies and winners of the Pulitzer Prize.Contact:Michelle [email protected] Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, (O) 303-492-4007, (M) [email protected]last_img read more

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