Brexit: These are the MPs who have submitted no confidence letters to the 1922 Committee

first_imgMarcus FyshTory MP Marcus Fysh is said to have submitted a letter this afternoon, according to reports from the Telegraph’s Christopher Hope. Jacob Rees-Mogg​Announcing he had submitted his letter yesterday, Mogg said it was “harder to leave this backstop than it is to leave the EU”. Joe Curtis whatsapp Share The number of MPs who have admitted to sending no confidence letters in Prime Minister Theresa May surpassed more than 20 today as the threat of a no confidence vote grows.A total of 48 letters must be sent to Sir Graham Brady, chair of the influential backbench 1922 Committee in order to trigger such a vote. Peter BoneHaving submitted his letter some time ago, Bone told the BBC yesterday: “I’ve always wanted the policy to change not necessarily the prime minister but when the prime minister won’t change the policy the only way to change the policy is to change the prime minister.”Andrea Jenkyns”She can fight it. But I am confident she will not win it. Time to save Brexit and our party with a new leader,”https://twitter.com/andreajenkyns/status/1063063046472548352Philip DaviesAnother who submitted his letter some time ago, he reportedly told constituents: “Many people have told me that as a result of this they have lost trust in the PM to properly and fully deliver the referendum result. It is with much sadness that I have to say that I have also lost trust in her to deliver the referendum result too.”Nadine DorriesDorries submitted her letter some weeks ago, saying: “The writing has been on the wall for some time.”Andrew BridgenHaving submitted his letter long ago in July, Bridgen reportedly said: “All we have asked from the Prime Minister, is that she sticks to what she has promised on repeated occasions when she declared that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and pledged to take back control of our money, borders and laws. But it now appears those promises are all a pretence and a charade intended to dupe the electorate.”Martin VickersAnother who sent a letter in July, Vickers told local media: “It was clear at that time further concessions were inevitable and now we have a much worse agreement that fails to deliver what my constituents voted for in the referendum.”James DuddridgeDuddridge submitted his letter in October, telling Sky News:”I don’t know any Conservative MPs that expect Theresa May to be leading us in the next general election.“Given that’s the case, let’s get on, let’s make the change now and let’s get someone that believes in Brexit delivering Brexit.”Adam HollowayHolloway submitted his letter yesterday, posting on Facebook: “My letter of No Confidence has now been delivered – with regret. Mrs May is a remarkable woman – just look at her fortitude today in the House of Commons, even more please remember her long career of public service.“But as we see from the events of today, you can not have someone leading a mission who does not believe in the mission. The country needs Leadership.”Anne Marie MorrisYesterday Morris told the BBC she believes the 48 letters have been sent, meaning a vote can be triggered.“Now the one thing which is going to be a bit of a challenge is some of the letters have gone in on a conditional basis. MPs have said you can use this letter but only when I say so,” Morris said.John WhittingdaleThe former culture secretary told the BBC this morning that he has submitted a letter.Laurence RobertsonHe admitted to BBC Radio Gloucestershire that he sent a letter “months ago”.Lee Rowley“I’ve written that because sadly I have come to the conclusion that the prime minister isn’t going to change her policy and I wish she would,” he told ITV.Sheryll Murray”I have lost confidence in the Brexit policy of the Prime Minister and have therefore written to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for a vote to take place over her leadership,” she said on Twitter. Friday 16 November 2018 2:33 pm Mark FrancoisSaying this is “something I thought I would never do”, Francois’s letter was titled “She Just Doesn’t Listen”. Tags: People Theresa May https://www.cityam.com/269167/jacob-rees-mogg-submits-no-confidence-letter-against-primeBen BradleyBradley became the 20th Tory MP to submit a letter this morning.Steve BakerThe former minister announced his letter yesterday, saying: “We’ve tried everything to change policy but not the prime minister, but it has not worked.“It is too late – we need a new leader.” Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostUndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndoLearn It WiseColleagues Find Woman’s Bikini Photos Inappropriate, Give Her UltimatumLearn It WiseUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndo Fysh voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, and has previously supported the #StandUp4Brexit pledge. Henry SmithSmith tweeted a picture of letter yesterday afternoon.https://twitter.com/HenrySmithUK/status/1063062577142472704Simon ClarkeClarke yesterday confirmed he submitted a letter.Maria CaulfieldCaulfield quit her role as vice-chair of the Conservative Party over summer.On Twitter on Wednesday she said she would vote against the deal More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Here are all the MPs who have publicly declared they have submitted letters so far.Many more could have sent them privately, and only Sir Graham will know.Chris GreenGreen confirmed this afternoon that he has sent a letter to the committee, saying on Twitter: “With a heavy heart, I confirm that I have put my letter in calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, Theresa May.”My constituents want a clean break from the European Union, taking back control of our laws, our borders, our money and our trade. The withdrawal proposal from the Prime Minister will not help deliver that result.” whatsapp Brexit: These are the MPs who have submitted no confidence letters to the 1922 Committee last_img read more

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US stocks fall as trade war shows little sign of abating

first_imgTrump has opened up a line of attack on the giant tech firm as part of his trade war with China, which has seen his administration ratchet up tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods to 25 per cent from 10 per cent.British chipmaker Arm has paused its dealings with Huawei, which could greatly damage the Chinese company’s production of mobile phones, while EE and Vodafone have both blocked Huawei from their 5G launches this summer.Apple was among the biggest fallers on the Dow Jones today, following an analysts’ note from HSBC yesterday that expressed fear over the company’s exposure to the US-China trade war. It had fallen 1.6 per cent to $183.65.Read more: Chip designer Arm to suspend business with HuaweiUS technology company Applied Materials, which is closely involved in semiconductor chip making, was among the biggest Nasdaq fallers, dropping 1.7 per cent to $40.83. Harry Robertson US stocks fall as trade war shows little sign of abating whatsapp Tags: Apple Donald Trump EE People The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite had fallen 0.5 per cent shortly after 4pm UK time, with Chinese internet technology company Baidu among those leading the drop.The S&P 500 had fallen 0.4 per cent after opening down, while the Dow Jones industrial average had fallen 0.3 per cent.Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, said of US-China trade talks: “Markets are not getting the kind of conciliatory talk from either side that might suggest that progress is being made.”“Having been so badly caught out with hopes of a deal in late April, perhaps investors will be tougher to convince this time around,” he said.UK companies today fell in line with US President Donald Trump’s blockade on Huawei, the controversial Chinese technology company with close links to China’s government, which the US say poses a security risk. US stock markets have fallen shortly after opening as global companies are sucked in to the Trump administration’s trade assault on China.Read more: US-China trade tensions a major threat to global growth, says OECDcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Fun Wednesday 22 May 2019 4:33 pm whatsapplast_img read more

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US condemns ‘unjustified use of force’ in Hong Kong

first_img“As the President has said, the United States expects Beijing to honor its commitments under the Sino-British joint declaration and to protect Hong Kong’s freedom, legal system and democratic way of life,” the official said. The US has condemned the “unjustified use of force” in Hong Kong after the city’s police force attempted to storm a major university on a night of fire and violence. Harry Robertson whatsapp Last week, the police shot a protester, who was left in critical condition, a person was set on fire, and a 70-year-old died after being hit with a brick. Monday 18 November 2019 9:30 am Share Hong Kong police laid siege to the Polytechnic University last night and on Monday morning, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin down anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs to stop them from fleeing. Hong Kong’s economy has been hard-hit by the protests which have rocked the city since April. The city fell into its first recession in a decade in the third quarter, with the economy shrinking by 3.2 per cent. Read more: China condemns ‘attack’ on Hong Kong minister in London More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Student try to extinguish a fire at the entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. – Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze November 18 to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned they may use live rounds if confronted by deadly weapons. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP) (Photo by YE AUNG THU/AFP via Getty Images) Following this violence on Sunday night and Monday morning – some of the worst the city has yet seen – a senior US official called on Beijing to protect Hong Kong’s freedom. whatsapp “We condemn the unjustified use of force and urge all sides to refrain from violence and engage in constructive dialogue,” the senior official in President Donald Trump’s White House said. Read more: Hong Kong falls into recession amid ongoing unrest US condemns ‘unjustified use of force’ in Hong Kong after night of violence (Image credit: Getty) Many protesters retreated to the Polytechnic University, where barricades were erected and fires raged both inside and outside the building. The scenes were the latest iteration of protests that have led to an increasingly violent atmosphere in Hong Kong. Protesters – mainly students – have turned their ire on the city’s police force, which they accuse of brutality. The stand-off at the university followed a day of violent clashes that saw protesters throw bricks and petrol bombs at police and set alight a police car. Tourists have been deterred from travelling to the city while many students from mainland China have returned home.last_img read more

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Mike Pence receives Covid vaccine on live TV to build public confidence

first_imgSecond lady, Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams also recieved the a shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an emergency basis last week. Mike Pence receives Covid vaccine on live TV to build public confidence whatsapp Pence said he “wanted to step forward to take this vaccine to assure the American people that while we cut red-tape, we cut no corners.” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received his Covid vaccine live on television as the White House tries to build public confidence in the vaccine’s safety. Joe Biden, President-elect, will receive an injection on camera next week. He has vowed to rollout 100 million Covid vaccinations within his first 100 days in office. This comes as U.S. has suffered over 3,000 deaths per day for three days in a row. Total deaths of Covid in the US stands at 285,000, according to John Hopkins University research. whatsapp He attended a vaccine summit on Tuesday which outlined his plans, known as Operation Warp Speed, to vaccinate 24 million people by mid-January. He commented on Twitter, saying “Moderna vaccine overwhelmingly approved. Distribution to start immediately.” However, the FDA has not yet approved the second vaccine. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorComedyDogs Too Dangerous For Houses, Ranked in OrderComedyBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesSportinal20+ Female Gymnasts And How They Look NowSportinal Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony and will not be administered with the vaccine until it is recommended by the White House medical team, a White House official told CNN. Also Read: Mike Pence receives Covid vaccine on live TV to build public confidence Show Comments ▼ Tags: Coronavirus Donald Trump Share Friday 18 December 2020 2:37 pm Harriet Habergham Also Read: Mike Pence receives Covid vaccine on live TV to build public confidence last_img read more

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Video: Forty years of Alaska’s failed gas line plans

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | North SlopeVideo: Forty years of Alaska’s failed gas line plansSeptember 20, 2016 by Eric Keto, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Since the 1970’s Alaskan leaders have dreamed of building a gas pipeline from the North Slope. There have been presidential proclamations, congressional hearings and lots of  backroom deals, but no project has come close to breaking ground. This week, in the series Pipeline Promises, Alaska’s Energy Desk is taking a look at that history- asking why the project has failed again and again, and whether it may still have a chance.Pipeline Promises: Alaska’s quest for a natural gas lineVideo: Forty years of Alaska’s failed gas line plansGas line: A love storyMan on a mission: Gov. Walker and the gas lineThe man with the plan: Can Keith Meyer sell the gas line?Meet the skeptics: Questions surround Walker’s gas line planShare this story:last_img read more

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Vintage and Contemporary Works Show and Tell at Photo L.A.

first_imgUncategorizedVintage and Contemporary Works Show and Tell at Photo L.A.By Amy Feitelberg – January 12, 2012371ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItClear some space on the wall. At this art exhibition, every picture has a story, and they’re all for saleThink of PHOTO L.A. as a global gallery and master class rolled into one. From January 12 to 16 dealers will showcase vintage and contemporary photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Brassaï, and Walker Evans at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The event, in its 21st year, will feature lectures, book signings, and roundtable discussions on topics like building your own collection—plus tech advice from the folks at Samy’s  Camera. Don’t miss the vintage cheesecake in the installation Golden Age of Physique Photography: 1945-70. Bring the baby oil. Photograph: Woman by the Pool, Beverly Hills Hotel, 1975 by Anthony Friedkin  TAGS2012January 2012L.A. CulturePrevious articleTweets of the Day, Locals Love Coffee EditionNext articleMy LA to Z: Thomas JaneAmy Feitelberg 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

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Some sea slugs can regenerate after decapitation, scientists say

first_imgAdvertisement RELATEDTOPICS Ceremonial shrunken head returning to the Amazon after decades on display in US May 12, 2021 TOKYO (AP)– Scientists have discovered some decapitated sea slugs can regrow hearts and whole new bodies.This “wonder of nature,” reported in a biology journal on Monday, could eventually help scientists better understand and tackle regeneration of human tissue.Biology researcher Sayaka Mitoh said she loves studying Japanese sea slugs because they are small, cute and weird. The slugs can even briefly photosynthesize like a plant, turning sunlight into energy. One day, she saw something bizarre in the lab, the AP reported. Advertisement One of the sea slugs had decapitated itself. The crazier part was the head kept moving and living. A few more did the same, according to a study in Current Biology.So the doctoral student and Nara Women’s University aquatic ecology professor, Yoichi Yusa, tried it themselves, cutting the heads off 16 sea slugs. Six of the slugs began regeneration, with three succeeding and surviving. One of the three even lost and regrew its body twice. Two different species of Japanese sea slugs did this regeneration trick.They are not the only creatures who can pull off this kind of trick. Lizards can drop their tails to get away from a predator, in a biological phenomenon called autotomy.“We think that this is the most extreme case of autotomy,” Yusa said. “Some animals can autotomize their legs or appendages or tails, but no other animal shed their whole body.” AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Colorado officer accused of knowingly hurting 73-year-old woman with dementia during arrest April 28, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: associated presssciencesea slug This undated photo provided by Sayaka Mitoh shows a Elysia cf. marginata sea slug after autotomy. According to a study released in the journal Current Biology on Monday, March 8, 2021, scientists have discovered that some Japanese sea slugs can grow whole new bodies if their heads are cut off, taking regeneration to the most extreme levels ever seen. (Sayaka Mitoh via AP) The secret to a long life? This 111-year-old recommends eating chicken brains May 19, 2021 NBC says it will not air 2022 Golden Globes May 12, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

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My Life in Politics: Seamus McDonald on early memories, busy life as a councillor and his choice as the greatest Laois person of all time

first_img News My Life in Politics: Seamus McDonald on early memories, busy life as a councillor and his choice as the greatest Laois person of all time Pinterest TAGSFianna FailMy Life in PoliticsRosenallisSeamus McDonald Previous articleIn Pictures: The Heath Golf Club members thrilled to be back in actionNext articleMomentum gathering for the Jamie wants to walk campaign Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. By Steven Miller – 25th May 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Home News My Life in Politics: Seamus McDonald on early memories, busy life as… NewsPolitics Facebook Facebook Twitter Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil’s longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having been elected in 1985.Indeed only current Cathaoirleach Willie Aird of Fine Gael matches Cllr McDonald for longevity.Now in his early 70s, Cllr McDonald said he briefly considered retiring aheas of last year’s Local Election – but he threw his hat in the ring again and returned with his highest ever number of first preference votes (1,089).He is the latest local councillor to feature in our Life in Politics interview where he chats about his early memories, the politican he admires the most and the businessman he considers to be Laois’s greatest person of all time.What is your earliest political memory?I had an interest in politics from a very young age. I can clearly remember cycling to local Fianna Fail Cumann meetings in the old hall in Rosenallis with my father.My father, Jim McDonald had an active interest in politics and was a Fianna Fail stalwart.During an election, I had always brought people without transport to vote on polling day.I canvassed in my younger days with Paddy Lalor and Liam Hyland.What politician do you most admire?Charlie Haughey. He was a man who had vision and got things done. His involvement in setting up the IFSC (Irish Financial Services Centre) in Dublin and his work in trying to find a resolution to the troubles in the North is something that I admire.The IFSC has since contributed billions to the economy. He ensured the vulnerable in society were looked after by providing free travel for pensioners and gave more access to medical cards.Seamus McDonald celebrates with supporters following his success at the 2019 Local ElectionsWhat is your favourite thing about being a councillor?I’ve always been a people person and particularly enjoy being out and about meeting the people.You get to know many and that leads to life-long friendships. It gives me satisfaction when someone asks for my help to intervene with a problem that they are experiencing and to be able to solve it in how ever many steps it takes.No problem is ever too big or small. The variety of situations you find yourself faced with on a weekly basis make the job interesting.Seamus McDonald as Chairman of Laois County Council in 1997You are also nearly always busy with having to attend meetings, call to people’s homes, take and return phone calls, meet engineers to get jobs done and so on (although not at present with the restrictions.)I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m also delighted that I can have an input into the development of the county and highlight issues in my area that need urgent attention. Cllr Eamon Rafter, Cllr Theresa Muhare, Cllr Kieran Phelan, Seamus, and Paddy Lalor, then an MEP What’s the most frustrating thing about being a councillor?It always comes down to funding and the lack of it. It’s a major issue. That can include funding allocations to social housing, housing adaption grants for the elderly and those with disabilities and roads repair.For example, a road in my area has not had repairs carried out to it in many years despite its appalling condition. I have been tirelessly seeking to have this road included in the roadworks programme over the years and only recently has it been given the go ahead.It’s the slow progress and sometimes the difficulty to get things done that can be very frustrating.The current shortage of housing has proved to be very difficult and crops up on a weekly basis.October 1995 with Mick Clear and Jacinta Davis What if any changes would you like to see made to local government?Local government has weakened in Ireland with regard to spending and power.Central government hold the levers of power and this waters down local government. Councillors and the council in general over the years have been lessoned more and more of functional powers.For example we have lost the driving licences and higher education grants to name a few. I would like to see more power devolved to councillors from central government in the hope that it gives us the ability to carry out our roles more effectively.Seamus Sexton, Minister John Moloney TD, Seamus and the late Senator Kieran Phelan at Leinster House in 20091985 Canvass Card What advice would you give to anyone considering getting into politics?You have to be committed to the role and be true to your word. You must work hard and set out to deliver on what you said you would do if elected.Set out to get the job done, don’t beat around the bush. It’s a very time consuming role.If you are considering entering politics then you need to build a profile locally and make yourself known in the community.If you intend on knocking doors in years to come seeking a vote and you don’t have name and facial recognition from your work in the community etc, you may struggle, even if you are hard-working and genuine in your efforts.Politics and elections has changed since I was first elected in 1985.The era of social media has impacted how an election campaign is run. Candidates and representatives are now open to deeper scrutiny.You would also want another job to fall back on should you lose your seat. No seat is safe during an election.1980s – Seamus Mc Donald at a Fianna Fail dinner dance with his late wife PatriciaSeamus McDonald with his son Daniel and daughter at the election count 2004Would it have interested you to contest a General Election at any stage during your career?No, not at all.Who do you consider as the greatest Laois person of all time?Tom Treacy, a man who I greatly admire. Tom is a great businessman who has provided employment in the county for many decades.Tom has done much work for the county of Laois. To name one of many, he has made a significant contribution towards tourism in Laois through the annual Gordan Bennett Classic Run which has drawn people from all over the world and has injected money into the local economy.Cllr Ray Cribbon, the late Cllr Jerry Lodge, Liam McMahon, the late Cllr Kathleen O’Brien and Seamus in 2014 What four people – dead or alive – would you invite to a dinner party?Joe ‘The Barber’ Conroy, John Moloney, Eamon Rafter and Pat Bowe.SEE ALSO – My Life in Politics: James Kelly on election memories, Tony Gregory and why local representatives should have more power Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Pinterestlast_img read more

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G-G Praises Jamaicans in South Florida

first_imgRelatedG-G Praises Jamaicans in South Florida G-G Praises Jamaicans in South Florida UncategorizedMarch 30, 2007 RelatedG-G Praises Jamaicans in South Florida FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, has praised Jamaicans in South Florida for their contribution to the development of Jamaica and the communities in which they resided.Professor Hall, who was addressing an audience of nearly 400 persons at the Miami Consulate’s inaugural Community Service Awards ceremony held recently at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, noted that the “ongoing involvement of Jamaicans in the Diaspora in various aspects of development, signals a commitment to strengthen the network between Jamaicans residing abroad and those at home”.Citing the vital contribution of nationals at the regional and international levels, he said that Jamaicans have earned worldwide, an enviable reputation for creativity, energy, resilience and the ability to achieve extraordinary results, often against the odds.Turning to economic development issues, Professor Hall stated that Jamaicans continued to view the country’s development with optimism, pointing to advances being made in agriculture, fishery and forestry, maritime, bauxite, tourism and services.Meanwhile, he stated that national priority was now being placed on education, with the sector undergoing significant transformation with emphasis on early childhood. With this emphasis, school attendance had significantly improved, he said.Turning to the ICC Cricket World Cup, now underway in the region, Professor Hall said the Jamaican leg of the tournament has so far been a success and congratulated the organizers, noting that all Jamaicans should take credit for its successful planning.The award ceremony recognized 18 persons, who have contributed to the development of the South Florida community, and those who continue to render significant support to Jamaica.Nearly 400,000 nationals are resident in the South Florida tri-county region of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. These are affiliated with nearly 70 charitable and service organizations throughout the region.center_img RelatedG-G Praises Jamaicans in South Florida Advertisementslast_img read more

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RESMED: knowing about and protecting marine littoral of Pyrenees

first_imgRESMED: knowing about and protecting marine littoral of Pyrenees The marine coasts of the Pyrenees are a large area that covers a part of the biodiversity of the north-western Mediterranean, (photo: Sphyraena sphyraena). RESMED will help to make common action protocols among administrations and countries. The project will provide new knowledge about the ecology of several species of heritage and commercial interest (photo: Epinephelus marginatus). The RESMED project team installed a fix network with 94 acoustic receptors. The work is completed with the marking of 103 fish of various species, which allows them to report their movement in the network of acoustic receptors. RESMED also wants to give importance to participatory science.Acoustic telemetry to study the movement of fish, citizen science, common protocols of work and collaboration with managers and fishermen are some of the essential elements in RESMED, a project to study the ecosystems of the marine littoral of the Pyrenees. The initiative is coordinated by the lecturer Bernat Hereu, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Instiute (IRBio) of the University of Barcelona.RESMED project (2019-2021), cofounded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG POCTEFA program, will help to make common action protocols among administrations and countries –with the distinguished participation of local agents– to protect and improve the quality of marine ecosystems and the linked ecosystem services.RESMED: effective cross-border management Overfishing, pollution, invasive species, climate change and the impact of human activities are factors that threaten marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean. In order to improve the management of the preservation of habitats and marine species, it is crucial to know about the features of each ecosystem.The marine coasts of the Pyrenees are a large area that covers a part of the biodiversity of the north-western Mediterranean, with several habitats frequented by emblematic species and ecosystem services with a great economic value (fishing, tourism, leisure, etc.). However, current management arrangements do not consider this marine region as an ecological unit where species move and use different habitats over their life cycle. “The RESMED project (marine reserve network and integrated management of cross-border Mediterranean coastal areas) is a cross-border regional initiative that takes the whole region as a joint ecological unit”, notes Bernat Hereu, lecturer at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the UB.Using combined techniques of acoustic telemetry, visual and video censuses, and with the support of citizen science, the project will provide new knowledge about the ecology of several species of heritage and commercial interest, essential habitats throughout their life cycle (feeding, reproduction and breeding), their ability to move (distances, used habitats and periods), and the connectivity of populations between different marine protected areas. RESMED will also evaluate the effectiveness of the area’s marine reserve network and fisheries management to contribute to the development of more sustainable fishing.The project counts on the participation of the University of Barcelona and the University of Perpignan, in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalan Government, the natural park of cap de Creus, the natural park of Montgrí, illes Medes and baix Ter, the French Agency for Biodiversity, the natural marine park of León, and the marine reserve of Cervera-Banyuls, stated as partners of the project. In addition, the confreries of fishermen of Girona take part in the project too, as well as the Catalan Federation of Underwater Activities (FECDAS), diving clubs –such as the Diving Club of Biology (CIB) of the UB– and the association of diving centers of Costa Brava.Participatory science to protect marine ecosystemsThe RESMED project team installed a fix network with 94 acoustic receptors –or underwater locator beacons– to study the movement of fish in all marine areas they studied. There are a total of 25 devices in the marine reserve of Cervera-Banyuls, 28 in the natural park of cap de Creus, 15 in the bay of Roses, and 26 in the natural park of Montgrí, illes medes and Baix Ter. In addition, there are 116 receptors previously installed in the gulf of León by MARBEC Ifremer unit, in Sète (RESMED project collaborator).At the same time, artisanal fishermen are also collaborating. They have installed acoustic receptors in their fishing gear to detect the marked fish outside the covered area by the fixed receptor network. The work is completed with the marking of 103 fish of various species (sea bream, European sea bass, black sea bass, red head, dentex, white seabream, bluefish), which allows them to report their movement in the network of acoustic receptors.“This project wants to give importance to participatory science. Professional or recreational fishermen can intervene as volunteer staff to catch fish that will be released later with the implanted acoustic transmitter”, highlights Bernat Hereu.“Interaction with fishermen and federations –he continues– has allowed us to open a debate and an exchange of ideas on the problems and potential measures to improve the sustainable use of resources. For example, during this period we are collaborating to determine the breeding areas of the sea bream and sea bass, species that are now undergoing their breeding season”.Volunteering divers can also join the participatory science in the RESMED project. To do so, there will be a program on specific training sessions to enable them to take part in the creation of censuses and characterization of the populations of species to study.Protecting marine biodiversity in the MediterraneanAmong other actions, RESMED has completed the censuses of fish in all coasts and determined common protocols for the studies on quantification of abundance of species. Recruitment, reproduction and breeding areas of coastal fish species have also been studied, and more than 140 places along the coast have been identified with presence of juveniles. The project will continue with the evaluation of the current management, the study of the biology and ecology of commercial species and the design of common action protocols and strategic tools to improve integrated management and the uses of the marine environment.“There is no doubt that more efficient management tools will allow an improvement in the use of resources, as well as in the uses and the several ecosystem services provided by this marine region of the Mediterranean coast”, concludes Bernat Hereu. /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). 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