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Judge Theresa May on her policies, not on her gender

Judge Theresa May on her policies, not on her gender

first_img Tags: Brexit People Theresa May Friday 14 December 2018 9:32 am Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. 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. Judge Theresa May on her policies, not on her gender I for one am grateful that, on the whole, May’s femaleness has not been a major focus on her premiership. Please, let’s not make it one. Judge us on our actions, our achievements, and our failures – not on our gender.£ Kate Andrews is a columnist for City A.M. It’s not exactly a kind write-up for the Prime Minister – but more importantly, it’s a hopeless message for anyone who ticks the “working woman” box.The WEP is not alone in its perspective on the past few weeks of political shenanigans with the implication that eurosceptic MPs are attacking the Prime Minister for more than just her Brexit agenda.The act of male politicians – who hold one opinion – pushing back against a female politician – with another opinion – apparently has undertones of sexism. But the only “evidence” I have seen to back up such claims is literally the PM’s gender – which is to say, no evidence at all.The eurosceptic movement has not been accused of language that is particularly loaded, gendered, or belittling. May’s backbenchers are not making references to her outfits, her hair, her tone of voice, or her body.Indeed, the majority of criticisms about the Prime Minister have been linked to profound disagreements on policy – mainly the withdrawal agreement which she has negotiated with Brussels, and what it means for trade, tax, and regulatory opportunities post-Brexit. Opinioncenter_img But in reality, it is making the radical pronouncement that you cannot disagree with a woman in a position of power, without making yourself vulnerable to accusations of sexism.If you must be able to criticise the Prime Minister, but you cannot criticise female leaders, where does that leave women? Jobless, and powerless.This kind of messaging is insulting to a Prime Minister who, regardless of what you think of her politics, has proven herself to be extremely stoic and strong in the face of backlash.But it also reinforces problems that women in everyday jobs face when trying to climb the work ladder. A report from Lean In and McKinsey found that, while women were just as likely to ask for feedback from their managers at work, they were 20 per cent less likely to get it, as managers “are more likely to hesitate… due to the risk of sounding mean or hurtful”.We must continue to fight for women’s equality in areas of society that haven’t caught up to today’s standards – but treating women as delicate wallflowers who can’t take the swipes of men is moving us further away from this goal. And denying women critical but useful feedback to protect their feelings advantages men in the long run. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10Total PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyPaws ZillaLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonPaws Zilla whatsapp Share whatsapp “Having failed at an impossible task no one else wanted, the men in grey suits are lining up to push… their female leader off the glass cliff.”So tweeted the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) on Wednesday afternoon, before the confidence vote in Theresa May’s leadership took place. But if fiercely disagreeing with a woman is equated to sexism, we’re going to have some very serious problems on our hands.This definition essentially rules women out of top jobs, and indeed any job that requires some element of decision-making that another colleague could object to.Prime Minister is – thankfully – no longer a gendered position. It is the leader of the United Kingdom, the most important decision-maker in Westminster, and any person of any gender or association can do the job.It is also a position that must be constantly scrutinised and criticised. To label journalists, MPs, or members of the public as “sexist” for playing their role in a free and liberal society is dangerous – for the safety of society, and also for the rights of women to hold positions of power.I’m sure that the WEP thinks, in some roundabout way, that it has come to the aid of the PM – and women everywhere – by attacking the “men in grey suits”.last_img read more

Seven black Alaskans are running for the Legislature — and most are Republicans

Seven black Alaskans are running for the Legislature — and most are Republicans

first_imgElection Coverage | Politics | State GovernmentSeven black Alaskans are running for the Legislature — and most are RepublicansNovember 2, 2018 by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media Share:Marilyn Stewart is running for House District 21. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)Alaska State House of Representatives candidate Marilyn Stewart grew up in a family of Democrats in Alabama. Her first political job in Alaska was with Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles in community relations. Stewart later joined the Republican Party when she began to feel the Democratic Party wasn’t doing enough to elevate people from lower economic standings — especially for black Alaskans like her.“I would hear things like, ‘Well we gotta get those people to the polls to vote. Who in the black community should we reach out to that can galvanize these people and get them to the polls and vote?’” Stewart said. “Versus in the Republican Party, the conversation we’re having is that we want prosperity, we want business opportunity for all.”The Alaska Legislature has always been overwhelmingly white. Even in the most diverse areas of the state, white Alaskans have almost always been elected to serve in Juneau. This year, there are seven black Alaskans running for the Legislature — six for the House and one for the Senate.Anchorage NAACP president Kevin McGee said he’s never seen so many black candidates on the ballot.Ceezar Martinson is running for House District 20. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)“Not to my knowledge, and like I said, I’ve been here since ’73,” McGee said.And four of the candidates are black Republicans — like Marilyn Stewart. They make up about 11 percent of the Republicans running for the state House.Tuckerman Babcock chairs the Alaska Republican Party. He said the party doesn’t go out of its way to recruit diverse candidates, but the party has been encouraging minority candidates who show interest in Republican politics to seek prominent roles.“People who have traditionally not given the Republican Party any thought, despite their being moderate or conservative themselves, now they realize they are welcome, they are encouraged,” Babcock said.All four black Republicans running for the House ran unopposed in the primary elections, something Babcock attributed to the support of the party for those candidates. But they’ll have an uphill battle to win the general election. All are running for office in districts that have been long-represented by Democrats. Ceezar Martinson is running to fill the District 20 seat of retiring Democratic Rep. Les Gara.The other black Republican candidates are Marcus Sanders, running against incumbent Andy Josephson for House District 17, and Stanley Wright who’s challenging incumbent Ivy Spohnholz in House District 16.One of the black Democrats running for the state House is Danyelle Kimp, who’s running against Republican Nancy Dahlstrom to replace outgoing Rep. Dan Saddler. The other, Dennis Harris, is running to unseat incumbent Louise Stutes in House District 32.Martinson said that he’s encouraged that, even if he and the other candidates don’t all win, they are showing a diversity of thought among black Americans.“And it’s been an honor to run with all of them, because I think all of us have a diversity of background and experience that we have brought to our races and to the discussions that we’re having around different issues,” Martinson said. “And I think it’s really elevated the conversation.”Elvi Gray-Jackson is running for Senate District I. (Photo by Alaska Public Media)One of the black candidates running for office who might have a clearer path to victory is Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson, the sole black candidate running for the Senate. Gray-Jackson has a career in Alaska politics that stretches back to the 1990s with her service for and on the Anchorage Assembly. She’s also running against Republican Jim Crawford to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Berta Gardner in a traditionally liberal district.Gray-Jackson has worked locally to help recruit diverse candidates for the Democratic Party, and she said that diversity for its own sake can’t be a minority candidate’s sole platform.“I happen to be African American, but the people that I’m going to represent are not all African Americans,” Gray-Jackson said. “We have a diverse community. I represent everybody. I work for all the people, not just people who look like me, but I work for all the people.”Local NAACP president McGee said that even though most black Alaskans identify with the Democratic party, issues-focused campaigns are a common thread among all of the candidates of color running for office.“If people are honest with themselves, you get an honest approach to seeking out solutions,” McGee said. “Now if you just go in there and say, ‘I’m a Democrat, and I’m only gonna look at the Democratic side of things,’ that’s not right either.”McGee said he’s hopeful that seeing higher numbers of minority candidates in general will encourage those who thought politics wasn’t for them to reconsider.Correction: This story has been updated to reflect a seventh black candidate for the Legislature: Dennis Harris, a Democrat running for House District 32.Share this story:last_img read more

Santander and Deutsche fail US Fed stress tests

Santander and Deutsche fail US Fed stress tests

first_imgWednesday 11 March 2015 10:16 pm Santander and Deutsche fail US Fed stress tests whatsapp Show Comments ▼ TWO EUROPEAN banks have failed the Federal Reserve’s stress tests.The US central bank objected to the capital plans of the US operations of both Deutsche Bank and Santander. The Fed said its objections were made “on qualit­ative concerns” rather than quantitative.All the large US banks passed the tests, which were introduced in 2009. However, the Federal Reserve said that, while it did not object to the Bank of America’s capital plan, it is requiring the institution to submit a new capital plan by the end of the third quarter “to address certain weaknesses in its capital planning processes”. Daniel Tarullo, Federal Reserve governor, said: “Our capital plan review helps to ensure that the capital distribution plans of large banks will not compromise their ability to continue lending to businesses and households even during a period of serious financial stress. It also provides a structured assessment of their risk management capacities.”The tests assess whether or not banks will survive periods of financial upheaval. They also look at firms’ planned capital actions such as dividend payments and share buybacks and issuances. Sharecenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementFlight 10Secret Car Features Most Don’t Realize Their Car Is HidingFlight 10 Express KCS whatsapp Tags: Deutsche Bank Federal Reservelast_img read more

News / LNG will slash costs for box ship operators as ECAs spread and oil price rises again

News / LNG will slash costs for box ship operators as ECAs spread and oil price rises again

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 29/09/2015 LNG-fuelled containerships could offer operators considerable cost savings when the price of traditional fuel rises again, according to one leading German shipowner.Speaking at last week’s JOC Container Trade Europe event in Hamburg, Keno Eden, project manager at shipowner Nordic Hamburg, which has six LNG-fuelled feeder ships on order with a Chinese shipyard, claimed an operator could enjoy a reduced fuel bill of $55,000 on a 12.5-day North European feeder loop within the region’s Sulphur Emissions Control Areas (SECAs).The six 1,400 teu vessels on order by Nordic Hamburg have been placed on long-term charter with Finland’s Containerships Group and are expected to be deployed on a loop that runs from the Baltic ports of St Petersburg and Riga down to Rotterdam and up to the UK’s Teesport.The current average fuel price of heavy fuel oil (sulphur oxide-heavy shipping fuel that has been banned in the Channel, North and Baltic seas since the beginning of this year) is $230 per tonne. This compares with $440 per tonne for SECA-compliant marine gas oil (MGO). But the price of LNG is currently $250 per tonne.“Compared with vessels burning MGO, the new LNG vessels will offer cost savings of $55,000 per trip,” Mr Eden said.“The development of SECAs in Europe is a real game-changer because it leads to a significant cost increases, but it’s also an opportunity in the push for LNG fuel. The technology is ready; emissions are down; it means reduced costs in ports; and there are no residual costs such as waste disposal of water used in scrubber systems,” he added.In addition, the design of the vessels will mean they are better suited at combining feeder and shortsea cargo flows, as they will boast the highest number of 45ft container slots (639) and, according to vesselsvalue.com, some 329 reefer slots.The first vessel is expected to begin sea trials next year and enter service in the first quarter of 2017, with the remaining five due to follow over the remainder of that year, said Mr Eden, adding that the owner was talking to other container operators and the market “is becoming more receptive”.However, he added, in contrast to much of the current container market – which operates on six-month to one-year charter terms – the new vessels have to be fixed for much longer.“The capital cost of the LNG vessels is about 25% higher than for a traditional vessel, so as a shipowner we need a long-term charter. Many won’t do it for more than 12 months, but having the long-term charter made the financing possible.“With box ships that operate on fixed rotations, the demand will pick up quicker than with bulkers chartered on tramp voyages,” he added.One potential obstacle to be overcome before the first ship is deployed is the current lack of LNG bunkering facilities in the region – although Shell’s decision to install a facility in Rotterdam will mean the first Containership vessels have one refuelling station on their intended deployment.“A challenge is the infrastructure. We need more LNG bunkering facilities in the region,” he said. “Initially, it won’t be a problem because of the specific port rotation, but most ports also have no LNG bunkering regulations and procedures, so we will also need more political support.”last_img read more

Novartis paid Trump’s lawyer’s firm far more than any of its actual lobbyists

Novartis paid Trump’s lawyer’s firm far more than any of its actual lobbyists

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Novartis paid Trump’s lawyer’s firm far more than any of its actual lobbyists Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints Senior News Editor GET STARTED What is it? What’s included? WASHINGTON — The $100,000 monthly fee Novartis paid a company set up by President Trump’s personal attorney to help it better understand “U.S. healthcare policy matters” in the Trump era is almost four times more than it paid any actual outside lobbyist in the same time period.None of the contracts for the nearly four dozen external lobbyists Novartis employs to help explain and advocate on health care policy issues came close to the amounts paid Essential Consultants LLC, according to a STAT review of the Swiss drug maker’s 2017 and 2018 filings.center_img By Erin Mershon May 10, 2018 Reprints Photo illustration: Dom Smith/STAT; Photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Erin Mershon Politics Tags pharmaceuticalspolicyTrumpWhite House @eemershon [email protected] last_img read more

CDC broadens guidance on Americans facing risk of severe Covid-19

CDC broadens guidance on Americans facing risk of severe Covid-19

first_img About the Author Reprints HealthCDC broadens guidance on Americans facing risk of severe Covid-19 Helen Branswell Support STAT: If you value our coronavirus coverage, please consider making a one-time contribution to support our journalism. “This pandemic is not over. The most powerful tool that we have, a powerful weapon, is social distancing,” he insisted during a press conference, only the second the CDC has been allowed to conduct since early March.The new advice frames the risk as rising with age, jettisoning earlier warnings that mainly those 65 and older faced higher risk. It also puts greater emphasis on the risk presented by a number of health conditions, including having a body mass index of 30 or over. Previously the warning related to people who had a BMI of 40 or over.advertisement Privacy Policy @HelenBranswell CDC Director Robert Redfield Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. By Helen Branswell June 25, 2020 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: The new guidance reflects what has been apparent for months now, with countless new severe cases among young people and those with underlying conditions. But warnings of those cases have largely gone unheeded as states have begun to reopen.The country is seeing a fresh surge of cases, particularly in the West and South, where hospitals are swelling with new cases and state governments are struggling to respond. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the state would pause its reopening in the face of outbreaks across the state.Despite the surge in cases, President Trump has continued to express the view that the virus is going away. When asked if Americans were getting mixed messages about whether they need to take precautions to prevent becoming infected, the CDC director appeared to seek a middle ground.Redfield suggested many of the infections now being diagnosed would have been missed earlier in the pandemic, when testing was less common.“I’m asking people to recognize that we’re in a different situation today than we were in March, in April, where the virus was being disproportionately recognized in older individuals with significant comorbidities and was causing significant hospitalizations and deaths,” he said.“Today we’re seeing more virus. It’s in younger individuals. Fewer of those individuals are requiring the hospitalizations and having a fatal outcome. But that is not to minimize it.”But Redfield went on to note that descriptions of the state of the pandemic in the country can be misleading, with maps that show where transmission is high suggesting much of the nation is experiencing high levels of spread. In reality, he said, about 110 or 120 counties in the country currently have significant transmission. There are more than 3,100 counties in the United States.The new guidance breaks down medical conditions that can influence disease severity into those for which there is strong evidence, and those for which the evidence is not as strong, classifying the latter as conditions that might increase the risk of severe illness.Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, obesity, any immuno-suppressing condition, sickle cell disease, a history of an organ transplant, and type 2 diabetes are classified as having strong evidence of increasing the risk of Covid-19 infection.Conditions that are considered ones that might increase the risk of severe illness are chronic lung diseases, including moderate to severe asthma and cystic fibrosis, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, neurologic conditions, such as dementia or history of stroke, liver disease, and pregnancy. Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Tags Coronaviruspublic health The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday broadened its warning about who is at risk of developing severe disease from Covid-19 infection, suggesting even younger people who are obese or have other health conditions can become seriously ill if they contract the virus.The new advice, timed to influence behavior going into the July 4 weekend, came as CDC Director Robert Redfield acknowledged serology testing the agency has conducted suggests about 20 million Americans, or roughly 6% of the population, has contracted Covid-19. Redfield said for every person who tests positive, another 10 cases have likely gone undiagnosed.While the 20 million estimate is far higher than the figure on the CDC’s Covid-19 website, it still represents a fraction of the country’s population, Redfield said.advertisement “Younger people are in no way completely immune to the effects of SARS-CoV-2 nor are they at zero risk of severe manifestations,” said the Jay Butler, incident manager for the CDC’s Covid-19 response. “And among young people, that risk is elevated in those with underlying illness or health conditions, including things like diabetes or obesity.”The agency is also warning that being pregnant may increase a woman’s risk of being hospitalized and having a severe bout of the illness, based on a study of more than 8,000 pregnant women in the United States who were diagnosed with Covid-19.The study, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an online journal, found that pregnant women were 50% more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than infected women who weren’t pregnant and had a 70% greater chance of needing mechanical ventilation than non-pregnant women with the infection.But the study did not find an increased risk of death among the pregnant women.last_img read more

Man fined $3,500 for breaking coronavirus quarantine for 8 seconds

Man fined $3,500 for breaking coronavirus quarantine for 8 seconds

first_imgTAIWAN (CNN) – A man was fined $3,500 for breaking quarantine regulations for eight seconds in Taiwan.The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, was quarantining in a hotel in Kaohsiung City when he walked out of his room into the hallway briefly, the city’s Department of Health said. He was caught on camera by hotel staff, who then contacted the Department of Health. The department then fined him 100,000 Taiwan dollars, or roughly $3,500.Under Taiwan’s quarantine rules people aren’t allowed to leave their rooms no matter for how long. The Department of Health said people in quarantine shouldn’t think they won’t be fined for leaving their hotel rooms. Advertisement Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 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 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19quarantine Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 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 The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementKaohsiung City has 56 quarantine hotels, with a total of about 3,000 rooms. Taiwan has been praised for its approach to containing the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, it’s never had to enact strict lockdowns. The island of 23 million people has recorded only 716 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementPlease login to join discussionlast_img read more

Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General Election

Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General Election

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Big drama. Thomasina Connell withdraws. After all of that, there will be no vote. Bit of an anti climax. John Clendennen, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Charlie Flanagan will contest the next General Election— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018SEE ALSO – John Moloney planning political comeback as he eyes up General Election bid WhatsApp We’ve had nine speakers so far. Nominator and seconder for each candidate. John Clendennen the first candidate to speak. 36-year-old Councillor from Kinnity. “I am a vote for the future. A genuine alternative option. New vision, new voice, new generation.”— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Rugby Charlie Flanagan, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy and John Clendennen will represent Fine Gael at the next General Election following the party’s selection convention in Clonaslee this evening.Upwards of 500 people packed into the Community Hall in the border village but an election was avoided when Thomasina Connell withdrew at the last minute.All four candidates had spoken and been nominated but Ms Connell withdrew after it was revealed that the party would be selecting three candidates. A great turnout for @FineGael selection convention. A car has even blocked the road. “We’ve brought Clonaslee to a standstill,” jokes @martinheydonfg pic.twitter.com/rPTi800x0c— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Among the big hitters in the house are TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor, former TD Tom Enright, former senator Charlie McDonald and a host of councillors and former councillors. The Offaly crowd are here in far bigger numbers however— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Pinterest We’ve had nine speakers so far. Nominator and seconder for each candidate. John Clendennen the first candidate to speak. 36-year-old Councillor from Kinnity. “I am a vote for the future. A genuine alternative option. New vision, new voice, new generation.”— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Previous articleAll of tonight’s GAA resultsNext articleAll of this week’s local golf results from around the clubs 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. Twitter Community Martin Heydon tells the crowd they will be selecting three candidates. HQ can also add or delete candidates— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Charlie Flanagan has finished his speech. He references previous speakers point about youth. “I very much value experience.” “Put me on the team to lead the charge.” He has fought 8 previous elections. His father Oliver J fought 14.— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Pinterest Home News Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General Election NewsPolitics TAGSCharlie FlanaganFine GaelGeneral ElectionJohn ClendennenMarcella Corcoran-KennedyMartin HeydonThomasina Connell It led to an anti climactic atmosphere but ensures that the sitting TDs Deputies Flanagan and Corcoran-Kennedy will be joined on the election ticket by Kinnity-based councillor, 36-year old John Clendennen.It was his third time to contest the convention. He has been a councillor since 2014, following on from his father Percy who represented the party at local level for 40 years.The convention was chaired by Kildare South TD Martin Heydon with all four candidates proposed and seconded by various supporters.All candidates then spoke for five minutes each, putting forward their case as to why they should be  selected.Thomasina Connell polled over 4,000 votes when she was Minister Charlie Flanagan’s running mate in 2016 and said in her speech that she was a stronger candidate now than she was then.A huge crowd packed into the hall, the large majority of them from the Offaly side of the costituency – and most of those from the Birr District that Clendennen and Corcoran-Kennedy are from.Charlie Flanagan will now contest a ninth General Election campaign, whenever that may arise. He was first elected in 1987. Between him and his late father Oliver J, they have fought in 22 General Elections, going all the way back to the late 1940s.Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy was first elected to the Dail in 2011 and was a junior minister for a short while prior to being removed from the post following her show of support for Simon Coventry during last year’s leadership contest.Big crowd in the house. Long queues to register to vote. High proportion of Offaly voters. Could there be a shock on the cards pic.twitter.com/xJtwjh1S1s— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Community Twitter By Steven Miller – 30th July 2018 WhatsApp Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy the next speaker. “I bring 20 years of hard-won experience. “I’m not in politics for personal gain. Never have been, never will.” Has a pop at the Taoiseach over her demotion as junior minister. Says herself and Charlie Flanagan are proven winning team— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General Election Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Facebook Thomasina Connell the next speaker. Says she was virtually unknown prior to last election yet got 4,200 votes. “A proven vote getter.“Didn’t win the seat but broadened Fine Gael vote in Laois by 5%, bucked the national trend.” “Stronger candidate than I was the last time.”— Steven Miller (@steven_miller12) July 30, 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad last_img read more

In Pictures: Very special guest switches on Christmas Lights in Spink

In Pictures: Very special guest switches on Christmas Lights in Spink

first_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Previous articleScoil Chríost Rí hoping to add to silverware and book a spot in All Ireland Cup finalNext articleMajor change in Offaly GAA as Michael Duignan elected as new county chairman Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter The Christmas lights were officially turned on in Spink recently by a very special guest.Photographer Alf Harvey was there to do the necessary in front of a big crowd.Knock Vintage Club also presented a number of cheques on the evening to different organisations.€5,000 each was presented to Knock National School and the parish of Ballinakill and Knock.While the Ballinakill Bowls Club benefited to the tune of €300.Speaking about the evening, Alf Harvey said: “I was delighted to have had the honour of being asked to switch on the Christmas tree lights for Knock Vintage Club.“What a super party across the road in Headen’s Spink afterwards with music by Ceol le Cairde where the club distributed funds from the very popular Knock Vintage Day held during the Summer.“While I am well used to driving the countryside in all weathers, this time huge thanks goes to Ned Kelly who collected me and dropped me home in his beautiful 1980 Rolls Royce.”After switching on the lights, Alf managed to also snap some great pictures.Check them out below:Lit up at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Members of Knock Vintage Club at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.The crowd gathers at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Watching on at HeadenÕs Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Mary Gorman on behalf of Knock National School is presented with a cheque for Û5,000 by Knock Vintage Club, treasurer James Fitzpatrick, secretary Niall Headen and chairman Brian Brennan at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Pakie McDonald and Annemarie Brennan on behalf of Ballinakill and Knock Parish are presented with a cheque for €5,000 by Knock Vintage Club, treasurer James Fitzpatrick, secretary Niall Headen and chairman Brian Brennan at HeadenÕs Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Mick and Joan Lacey on behalf of Ballinakill Indoor Bowls are presented with a cheque for €300 by Knock Vintage Club, treasurer James Fitzpatrick, secretary Niall Headen and chairman Brian Brennan at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Members of Ceol le Cairde Laoise playing at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Members of Ceol le Cairde Laoise playing at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Members of Ceol le Cairde Laoise playing at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Members of Ceol le Cairde Laoise playing at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.Thumbs up at Headen’s Spink for the turning on of the Christmas tree lights by Knock Vintage Club.Photo: Alf Harvey.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Two Laois students win at Regional Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition Pinterest Home Lifestyle In Pictures: Very special guest switches on Christmas Lights in Spink LifestyleOut and About WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA WhatsApp In Pictures: Very special guest switches on Christmas Lights in Spink Facebook TAGSSpink By Alan Hartnett – 10th December 2019 Pinterest Facebook GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

Man dies in industrial accident at tobacco farm

Man dies in industrial accident at tobacco farm

first_imgThe Namyang Workers District in Onsung, North Hamgyong Province. / Image: Daily NK A young man in his early 20s died last month after becoming trapped in a drying machine on a tobacco farm in North Hamgyong Province, Daily NK sources have reported. “The accident occurred at the Paper Tobacco Farm in Onsong County in late August,” a North Hamgyong Province-based source said. The man had been working at a light industrial factory in the area before being sent to work at the tobacco farm temporarily. During the summer season, the tobacco farm took on young people from local factories, organizations and universities to assist with the tobacco manufacturing process, including the drying of tobacco leaves. The victim had been working at the farm for around two months before the accident occurred and was tasked with feeding coiled-up tobacco leaves into a coal-powered drying machine.  “The man and his colleagues had placed a ladder near the drying machine and would hand up the coiled up tobacco leaves to be placed in the machine. They would then ensure the tobacco leaves were fed into the machine properly,” the source said. One of the coils shifted out of place, so the man went inside the machine to secure it but evidently became trapped inside. His body remained there until he was found dead the next day. His body was a gruesome sight, according to another source familiar with the accident. The man’s death was reported to his parents, who also worked at the farm. It remains unclear whether the man was working by himself or with colleagues at the time of the incident. It appears that either a more experienced farmer was absent or his work unit had not been organized properly. His colleagues were unaware that the man was inside the drying machine, according to testimony they provided to local police, the source added. North Korea is angling to make tobacco one of its major exports and has invested a great deal in both manufacturing facilities and improving its production processes.Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% TAGSagriculturefarming SHARE Facebook Twitter AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News last_img read more