Brexit: Theresa May is losing the confidence of colleagues as negotiations stall, says ex-minister

first_imgThursday 18 October 2018 9:14 am Brexit: Theresa May is losing the confidence of colleagues as negotiations stall, says ex-minister Joe Curtis Tags: Brexit People Theresa May One key issue was how to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland, with Brussels preferring to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs unions while using the Single Market as a so-called ‘backstop’ plan.May has proposed keeping the entire UK in a customs plan with the EU on a temporary basis.“If there is a gap between the end of the implementation period and the point at which the future relationship comes in – we don’t expect a gap to exist, but if there is, we want to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland,” the Prime Minister told media yesterday. whatsapp Prime Minister Theresa May is losing Cabinet members’ trust in her ability to reach a Brexit agreement, a former minister claimed today, accusing both the UK and EU of secretly hoping for a no-deal scenario. Meanwhile, May said this morning that she is open to extending the UK’s transition period with the EU until the end of 2021, without actually having to use it.The transition period would see the UK abide by EU rules as it prepares to exit the bloc in order to allow businesses to adapt to the change.“I’m clear that I expect the implementation period to end at the end of December 2020,” May told EU leaders at a summit, according to Reuters. “The point is that this would not have to be used.”It comes after she attempted to convince EU leaders yesterday that a Brexit deal is still possible after talks between negotiators stalled last weekend.Read more: Dominic Raab seeks to scupper MPs’ ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Share May and her EU counterparts are running down the clock towards a no-deal Brexit, said Tory MP Nick Boles, who served as skills minister between 2014 and 2016.“I’m afraid she is losing the confidence now of colleagues of all shades of opinion – people who’ve been supportive of her throughout this process,” Boles told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.Read more: Bank of England talks with EU continuing as it urges no-deal Brexit action“They are close to despair at the state of this negotiation because there is a fear that both the government and the European Union are trying to run out the clock. That they’re trying to leave this so late that they can then credibly say there is no alternative but a no-deal Brexit and most people agree that would be chaos.“Now that is not an acceptable way for a leader of a government to behave.” whatsapplast_img read more

Premium / Analysis: DSV Panalpina – I smell fear in the market as its model becomes the benchmark

first_img Reset Your Password It’s unsurprising that in today’s remarks contained in the debut interims of DSV Panalpina, chief executive Jens Bjørn Andersen noted that “the closing of the Panalpina transaction on 19 August was the all-important event in Q3?.In fairness, that was the only unsurprising bit.Details The narrative has changed somewhat from the second quarter, when the benchmark deal had just closed, and it couldn’t be any different after the sealing of the most expensive, sizeable transaction in human memory for a freight forwarder bought out at … << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER By Alessandro Pasetti 01/11/2019 Password* LOGIN Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Resetlast_img read more

President Lula Lauds PM

first_imgRelatedPresident Lula Lauds PM President Lula Lauds PM Official VisitsAugust 10, 2007 President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Luiz Inacia ‘Lula’ da Silva has said that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s visit to Brazil last year, served as a milestone in the strengthening of relations between both countries.President da Silva, who was speaking at the closing of the Brazil/ Jamaica business forum and seminar on (Aug. 9) at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, said that Mrs. Simpson Miller’s address at the 2nd Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora in the South American country helped to highlight some of the barriers that people of colour still have to overcome.“Your presence, when you visited Bahia to participate in the meeting on Africa and the Diaspora, was a milestone in our relations of friendship. what you did in Bahia when you spoke was to really set off the lines that have to be crossed for black people to gain respect in the world,” he stated.During her three-day visit to Brazil in July 2006, the Prime Minister reiterated Jamaica’s long and enduring contribution and commitment to Africa’s liberation and development.The Brazilian President visited Jamaica from Wednesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 9, as part of efforts to deepen cooperation between both countries. RelatedPresident Lula Lauds PM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Advertisements Story HighlightsPresident of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Luiz Inacia ‘Lula’ da Silva has said that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s visit to Brazil last year, served as a milestone in the strengthening of relations between both countries.During her three-day visit to Brazil in July 2006, the Prime Minister reiterated Jamaica’s long and enduring contribution and commitment to Africa’s liberation and development.The Brazilian President visited Jamaica from Wednesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 9, as part of efforts to deepen cooperation between both countries. RelatedPresident Lula Lauds PMlast_img read more

Senator Dwight Nelson to Act as Minister of National Security

first_imgRelatedSenator Dwight Nelson to Act as Minister of National Security RelatedSenator Dwight Nelson to Act as Minister of National Security FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, has been appointed to act as Minister of National Security in place of the Hon. Derrick Smith who underwent surgery last night. (April 7).On the advice of the Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, the Governor-General has charged Senator Nelson with responsibility for the subjects and departments which were assigned to Mr. Smith. Senator Nelson will act in this position until Mr. Smith resumes duties.Mr. Smith is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged from the hospital later this week. Senator Dwight Nelson to Act as Minister of National Security UncategorizedApril 8, 2008center_img RelatedSenator Dwight Nelson to Act as Minister of National Security Advertisementslast_img read more

Supporter spotlight: Anne Culver

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 15, 2019 • By Jessie Bauters Anne Culver always knew music would be a part of her life, even as a child growing up near the Adirondack High Peaks of New York.“My mother used to hear me humming in time with recordings, so she knew I had an ear,” Culver says. “Almost from the beginning, music was always there.”It was always there, but it was always a bit unclear what role it would take. Culver—pictured here with her brother and fellow CU Boulder alum Roger Mitchall (BA ’59)—played the piano, but she also sang and had a keen interest in music theory and history. But whether she was singing or sitting at the piano, one thing was clear by the time she came to the College of Music as a piano performance major in 1955: She liked to practice. A lot.“I felt at that time that I had room and time to grow, so I made a lot of use of the practice rooms. I spent more time there than most of my colleagues.”That’s why Culver (BM ’59, PhD ’73) was happy to provide support for the new practice rooms being built at Imig—and to name one of them for her late husband, alumnus Richard A. Culver (BME, MME ’50).The long and winding roadThough she somewhat reluctantly came to Boulder to study music (as a New York native, she originally had her eyes on the big East Coast music programs), Culver quickly found her place at the College of Music. Studying with such well-known former faculty as Storm Bull and Howard Waltz, Culver found a way to feed all of her musical passions as an undergraduate student.“I loved singing in the choruses—the University and Modern choirs—and in some of the theatrical productions. And I got great training on the piano. I grew a lot there and I was grateful.”After graduating with her piano degree, Culver went back east for her master’s studies. Again, she ended up on a different path than she anticipated.“I lived for about five years in New York, teaching at a small school there while trying to start my master’s. Then I went to the Vienna Conservatory to study voice.”After returning from Europe, Culver took advantage of the now-defunct National Defense Education Act to pursue PhD studies in music theory and music history back at CU Boulder. She got paired with yet another legendary faculty member, Bill Kearns.“My speciality was 20th-century music. I taught two 20th-century music classes, aesthetics and orchestral literature, while teaching a course on American music at Metro State.”Returning to CU Boulder was a serendipitous move. Dick Culver, who already had two degrees from the College of Music, enrolled in one of Kerns’ seminar classes with Anne during her PhD studies. He was on sabbatical from his work at South High School in Denver.“And then we got married in 1971, as I was close to finishing my degree.”A leader is bornAfter receiving her PhD, Anne joined Dick in Denver, where she taught music theory and history for several years at Metropolitan State University before taking a job at the University of Denver in 1981. Thus began a prolific career in teaching and administration that carried her just through the new millennium.“I became the director of the School of Music in 1985, serving until 1988. Then I was assistant dean for arts, humanities and social sciences, then acting dean. After that I went back to teaching at the School of Music until I retired.”Culver is familiar with facilities issues like the ones the College of Music has been facing: During her time at DU, the School of Music was located in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood—about 10 miles north of the main campus—at the site of the old Colorado Women’s College. She says the distance had its drawbacks, but it was worth it.“The music and law schools were both up in Park Hill. We were there for quite a while, from when I moved us there in 1985 until 2003 when the Newman Center opened. “It was a mixed blessing, but we felt that the quality of the facility was far superior, so we had to do it. If we hadn’t, we may have lost our accreditation. We had to do something.”Since retiring in 2000, Culver has continued playing music regularly, the grand piano in her living room motivation enough to keep practicing. And now the College of Music alumna is proud to be giving back to her and her husband’s alma mater.“As an alum, I think the College of Music has done an outstanding job. The people that I worked with had a lot of integrity and I respected the faculty and the staff a lot. I made some lifelong friends there—not to mention I met my husband!”Anne Culver is one of many in the College of Music extended community who has given generously to help turn our new wing into a home. For more information about the Imig Music Building expansion and to give yourself, visit the project page.Tags:AlumniGivinglast_img read more

Join CU in a moment of silence March 29

first_img Published: March 26, 2021 The CU community will hold a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives and those impacted by the tragedy in Boulder. Students, faculty and staff are asked to take a moment of silence at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, to reflect on this tragic event.Traumatic event resources and support are available.Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

Surgical equipment market shifts focus from trading to precision manufacturing

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Surgical equipment market shifts focus from trading to precision manufacturing Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By Sanjiv Das on June 20, 2018 Read Articlecenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” India has now become one of the top countries in Asia to import surgical instrumentsVarious innovations and newer applications are changing the dynamics of precision surgical instruments. India has now become one of the top countries in Asia to import surgical instruments.Highlighting about the industry, Jayant Joshi, MD, RUJ and SRM Mechanics said, “Demand of precision manufacturing for the surgical instruments industry is nearly untouched and being fulfilled by traders who are mainly importers. At RS India’s Jaipur plant, the manufacturing processes and techniques like 5Axis Milling, turning, Swiss type turning, surface-, cylindrical- and centre less grinding, punching, laser cutting, bending, vacuum heat treatment, anodizing (aluminum and titanium), plating, powder coating, assembling under clean conditions is installed and available for all types of precision machines and assembled as required for B2B manufacturing.”Pointing out that India has a huge potential in this sector, Switzerland-based scientist, Dr Rajendra Joshi, Chairman, RUJ and SRM Mechanics said, “India has a huge potential to overcome from being a trader dependent to innovative and precision manufacturing entity in surgical equipment market. By reducing import and producing cost-effective high-end products, the country will be able to save huge cost on healthcare spending. However, during the last few years, the Indian government has succeeded in attracting many Swiss, German, Japanese and US companies. Many of them have shown keen interest in setting up their manufacturing base in India.”According to industry sources, many new players have made entries in this segment. SRM Technologies (Switzerland) is in a Joint Venture (JV) with RUJ Group (Jaipur); MAG Industrial Automation Systems (USA) has set-up a subsidiary in India; Heller (Germany) has formed a JV with TAL Manufacturing Solution; Glidemeister (Germany) has set up a tech centre in Bengaluru; Schuler (Germany) has entered into a JV with an Indian Company; MAUS (Italy) formed a JV with TAL Manufacturing Solutions; Rosa Ermando (Italy) has entered into a JV with UCAM of Bengaluru to set up a manufacturing facility in India.As per industry sources, the Indian medical devices industry is currently sized at around $5 billion which is 6.9 per cent of the $ 72.6 billion Asia/Pacific industry size. The overall healthcare industry in India is valued at $160 billion, which is expected to reach $280 billion by the year 2020. India’s medical devices, surgical equipment and pharmaceutical industry are promising to grow significantly in the coming years and will emerge as cost effective supplier to the whole world. There are about 1800 domestic firms in the country, mainly MSMEs which are competing in the range of low to medium technology products.Experts say that increasing number of minimally invasive surgeries is anticipated to accelerate the market growth. Road accidents, treatment of chronic diseases, increasing trend of plastic surgeries etc. are other trending causes to raise the demand for surgical instruments. News Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Gov’t Committed to Timeline for Changes to Telecommunications Act

first_imgGov’t Committed to Timeline for Changes to Telecommunications Act TechnologySeptember 1, 2011 RelatedGov’t Committed to Timeline for Changes to Telecommunications Act RelatedGov’t Committed to Timeline for Changes to Telecommunications Act FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has assured that the Government is fully committed to the six-week timeline that it has given to have changes to the Telecommunications Act brought to Parliament. Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, in announcing the Government’s approval of the acquisition of the Claro network by Digicel on August 30 at a sitting of the House of Representatives, said in light of the takeover, it had become necessary to fast-track specific aspects of the amendments to the Act, to enable the regulator (Office of Utilities Regulation) to discharge its functions more effectively. “We are also fully committed to making sure that at the end of the day when those regulations have been legislated, that the consumer will be the ultimate beneficiary in terms of competition and rates,” Mr. Vaz stated. He stressed that during the five months in which the proposed merger was before the government for its consideration, there had been full bi-partisan dialogue on the issues, demonstrating the Government and the Opposition’s commitment to resolving matters of concern to the sector. In fact, he said, “most of the issues raised by the Opposition Spokesman on telecommunications would be part and parcel of the amendments to be made to the Telecommunications Act within the six weeks mentioned by the Prime Minister”. He noted that some of the issues raised by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) are already being pursued, such as the matter of number portability. This allows the subscriber to migrate to another network, using the same assigned phone number. “The regulator has already completed the feasibility study and the cost benefit analysis. The first consultation document on number portability will be issued in September (and) all telecommunications providers will need to participate fully in this exercise in order to complete the matter in the shortest possible time,” he outlined. Mr. Vaz noted that providers have also indicated that they agree in principle to the introduction of number portability Some of the amendments that are being fast-tracked include: empowering the regulator to obtain information from licensees without a formal enquiry; the automatic amendment of the terms and conditions of all interconnection agreements to conform to the most current Reference Interconnection Agreement authorised by the regulator; and enabling the regulator to determine application rates and charges to take into account all relevant factors, including cost orientation and local and international benchmarks. The proposed changes will also empower the regulator to prescribe, after consultation with the Fair Trading Commission, competitive safeguards aimed at preventing anti-competitive activity in the market; and make special provisions to protect small service providers in utilising services offered by large carriers, including the power and responsibility of the regulator to examine and approve customer contracts for wholesale and retail services. RelatedGov’t Committed to Timeline for Changes to Telecommunications Act By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Slum Upgrading Programme to Address Social Needs

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerUnited Nations Habitat Coordinator in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Alicia Smith, said the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) will also address the social needs of residents. She was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on Wednesday, January 21, at the agency’s head office in Kingston. RelatedPhase 2 of UN Habitat’s Slum Upgrading Project to be Launched Slum Upgrading Programme to Address Social NeedsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedOld Porus Road to be Rehabilitated Story HighlightsThe Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), being implemented by the Government, will improve the housing infrastructure within informal communities while also addressing the social needs of residents.The Government is set to launch Phase Two of the programme, which will run from January to September 2015. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) has provided US$125,000 to undertake the second phase, which will involve action planning and programme document formulation.center_img The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), being implemented by the Government, will improve the housing infrastructure within informal communities while also addressing the social needs of residents.The Government is set to launch Phase Two of the programme, which will run from January to September 2015.  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) has provided US$125,000 to undertake the second phase, which will involve action planning and programme document formulation.It will be implemented in three towns, Old Harbour/Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine; May Pen, Clarendon; and Montego Bay, St. James.UN Habitat Coordinator in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Alicia Smith, said the programme, which is being implemented in three phases, will have a positive social impact.“This programme is really good. It does not only deal with infrastructure, but it will also deal with the social sustainability of the community members. Going into the communities, we realise that they are interested in capacity building that will help to sustain their social livelihood,” she said.Ms. Smith, who was addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank held on January 21, said residents of informal communities have been proactive, with some already implementing their own social programmes and sharing plans for future initiatives.“The main thing that we realise in all the communities that we have visited is that the residents really want to participate and they need the help. They have been showing signs that they have been doing so on a regular basis without our help, so just imagine when we go in to formalise the process of what they are supposed to do,” she stated.PSUP is a regional project of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), in collaboration with the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Community.Jamaica is among 33 countries benefitting from the programme, which is designed to improve the living conditions of the urban poor living in slums.Segment one was administered by the University of Technology and encompassed the rapid profiling of the country’s cities and towns. Phase Three will see the pilot implementation of the programme in one selected community. RelatedJUTC To Remove ‘Pay For Other’ Feature Slum Upgrading Programme to Address Social Needs TransportJanuary 23, 2015Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer Advertisementslast_img read more

Nursery takes root at Samohi

first_imgHomeFeaturedNursery takes root at Samohi Sep. 20, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsNursery takes root at SamohiAngel Carreras3 years agoNewsSamohismmusdSamohi students and staff celebrate their new nursery. Santa Monica High School’s future is looking bright. And green.While the City expands its sustainability efforts, schools are getting the green thumb, too. In a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, September 18, Samohi students and faculty members broke ground on the high school’s student-run tree and plant learning nursery, dubbed Branching Out.Tucked behind the Samohi football field is the nursery’s colorful square of shrubbery. Colorful flowers in bloom, young trees stretching towards the sky, and beds of many plants fill the lot while busy students sprint back and forth to care for them.This nursery will soon plant 89 trees at the school, part of Samohi’s 25-year Campus Plan. Trees will range from purely cosmetic (such as Sycamore) to those with function (Lemon, guava and fig trees were mentioned).Branching Out will also be home to a greenhouse filled with fruits and vegetables that students will cultivate and possibly serve at lunch. The greenhouse will be a free learning center of sorts, receiving lessons from the City on composting, ocean-friendly gardens and general sustainable practices.“[The nursery] was invented for many reasons,” said Caroline Coster, the school district’s sustainability coordinator. “Aside from what students can learn through gardening, it gives them a connection with the campus; a stronger school spirit, a motivational, environmental engagement tool, and community engagement.”Engaged is the right word for this community.Surrounding the greenhouse was stacks of fertilizer as tall as the greenhouse itself, with many tree beds and shovels punctuated around the nursery. Many of these items were donated from local nurseries, Tree People, the City and involved residents.Samohi seniors Molly McGee, Ava Tung and Gabriel Ramirez spearheaded many aspects of Branched Out, including its creation, ribbon-cutting event and the (overwhelming) community outreach.“Community feedback has been insane,” McGee, one of the leaders of the Samohi Gardening Club said. “When we first started, this was just a dirt patch.”“Not a lot of people knew about it and it was kind of slow to start,” Tung added, “but now that people are aware, the community wants to help.”“People wanted to be involved in something like this, and we just had to help motivate them. We all want to work together and make this work,” Ramirez said.When asked what it meant to literally plant the seeds of Samohi’s future, the trio smiled and nervously laughed, thinking out loud about how generations to come can be impacted by their actions today.“Most of these trees will go to the new building and give a lot of people shade, at least,” McGee says with a laugh, “but we’ll be planting flowers for people’s prom someday, too. Fresh food for students … it’s exciting to think about that for future Samohi.”[email protected] :NewsSamohismmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentAmazing live music week!California scraps helmet mandate for motorized scootersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more