Boris Johnson — whose lies and showmanship were highly influential in having the “leave” option adopted in the Brexit referendum three years ago — won the election July 23 to become Britain’s next prime minister replacing Teresa May. He got 92,153 votes to his opponent’s 46,656. Voting was restricted to 159,320 dues-paying members of the center-right Conservative Party. Great Britain is a country with over 64 million people, but as Johnson’s election shows, the big decisions are often in the hands of an elite few.Brexit is the term for the process of Britain leaving the European Union. Brexit has been a contentious issue. Currently all the major British parties are themselves split between a “soft” faction which promotes Britain keeping some formal links with the EU, a “hard” faction that demands rigorous checks of people and goods at all border crossings and a third faction called “remainers,” who want Britain to stay in the EU.The previous Conservative prime minister, Teresa May, spent two years negotiating “soft” exit plans with the EU. All her proposals were rejected by the British Parliament. Frustrated by these rejections, she resigned and the Conservative Party elected Johnson as the new prime minister.The major sticking point for the British ruling class is the 300-mile border between the Republic of Ireland and the six counties in the northeast that the British state still controls. This border has been completely open since 1998. Closing it would be a tremendous disruption to the economy of both the Republic of Ireland and the six counties. Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31, whether or not it has a deal with the EU. He says that this removal would restore the population’s faith in democracy. Characterization of the EUThe European Union is a free trade zone and also a single market. This allows both the free flow of capital and “the free flow of labor.” An unelected bureaucracy based in Brussels makes economic decisions that serve European finance capital, especially the banks based in Germany and France. EU rules have imposed wage austerity and budget cuts, dismantled social protections and insisted on deregulation throughout Europe — without input from or consultation with the people these changes seriously affect. Throughout Europe the EU bureaucracy has facilitated the increased exploitation of the working class. The rules hit hardest where the ruling bourgeoisie is relatively weak or the workers’ movement relatively strong — for example, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy. The British ruling class was able to impose its own austerity rules on the workers inside its territory, without relying on the EU bureaucracy. British capitalists have successfully reduced the standard of living for large sectors of the working class. In addition, sectors of the British ruling class undoubtedly resent Germany’s dominance of the EU. On the other hand, under Brexit, British capitalists will face a disruption of trade and capital flows after 40 years of integration in the EU.Not just BrexitBoris Johnson has been compared to Donald Trump. Both come from rich, elite backgrounds but pretend to be men of the people, and both are quick to use the dog whistles of flagrant racism and homophobia.In a column he wrote for the Daily Telegraph, a major right-wing paper in England, Johnson claimed that the problem with Africa was that the British “are not in charge anymore.” On a visit to Libya, when he was foreign minister, Johnson claimed that the only thing getting in the way of an economic recovery after its civil war was “clearing the dead bodies.” Johnson has proposed a way of cutting taxes for the rich in England, Wales and the six occupied Irish counties by sharply increasing taxes in Scotland. (tinyurl.com/y2twtfom)The three million non-British EU citizens working in Great Britain face an uncertain future. As do the million British citizens working in the EU.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick Hoteliers urge Government to address tourism crisisNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 15 | Irish Coffee Meghann Scully Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live While many indigenous companies were initially impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, most are already back in operation in some capacity and working to the protocols set down by Government. How they are managing and what their and Enterprise Ireland’s priorities are, both nationally and regionally, will be just some of the topics for discussion in this hour-long webinar, which runs from 12noon until 1pm. The event is supported by IQEQ and Clare County Council.Anchor sponsor Fine Grain Property, an Irish company that owns close to 1 million square feet of business park workspace across Ireland has over 60 client companies, and 7,000 employees, working in its property portfolio, including Enterprise Ireland, whose national regional headquarters are based at the company’s Westpark Business Campus Shannon. Chief executive Colin MacDonald is delighted to be associated with this webinar as Fine Grain is committed to fostering the growth of small and medium sized enterprises in Ireland, many of them clients of Enterprise Ireland.During the webinar, Ms Sinnamon will share her views on the new normal and what it means for Enterprise Ireland’s teams in the marketplace, how clients have been managing and the issues they are facing. She will also outline the ranges of supports available from the Government and Enterprise Ireland and share the range of feedback received from client companies over the last ten weeks and the difficulties they are facing and will face in the months ahead.With Brexit taking a silent back seat to COVID-19, it nevertheless it is an issue of concern to many companies, particularly those for whom the UK is a key market. Ms Sinnamon will address this issue before opening up the webinar to questions from attendees.This webinar will be of immense interest to companies of all sizes and in all sectors. It is free of charge but advance booking is required via www.shannonchamber.ie/events/summer-lunch-by-julie-sinnamon/ Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys with Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon and Jerry Moloney, regional manager, at the launch of the €45 million Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF). Twitter WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSEnterprise IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon Chamber Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live HAVING committed to address Shannon Chamber members at a luncheon sponsored by Fine Grain Property in Dromoland Castle Hotel, in pre-COVID-19 times, Enterprise Ireland’s CEO Julie Sinnamon is skipping lunch but honouring this commitment to Shannon Chamber by partaking in a Webinar on Wednesday, 3 June for a live interview with Chamber CEO Helen Downes. LimerickNewsEnterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon to join Shannon Chamber Webinar to share advice for companies as they embrace the recoveryBy Meghann Scully – May 29, 2020 320 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
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WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – May 22, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Social distancing in pubs and restaurants will be halved to one metre when they re-open.The Irish Independent reports new regulations will mean hospitality businesses are allowed to welcome more customers.The revised rules will also see time limits for indoor and outdoor dining scrapped – and there’ll be no requirement for a 9 euro meal. Previous articleTaoiseach happy with vaccination progressionNext articleGardai investigating fire in Kilmacrennan News Highland Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Social distancing to be halved for pubs and restaurants Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21
Age-related variation in reproductive traits in the wandering albatross: evidence for terminal improvement following senescence
The processes driving age-related variation in demographic rates are central to understanding population and evolutionary ecology. An increasing number of studies in wild vertebrates find evidence for improvements in reproductive performance traits in early adulthood, followed by senescent declines in later life. However, life history theory predicts that reproductive investment should increase with age as future survival prospects diminish, and that raised reproductive investment may have associated survival costs. These non-mutually exclusive processes both predict an increase in breeding performance at the terminal breeding attempt. Here, we use a 30-year study of wandering albatrosses (Diomedea exulans) to disentangle the processes underpinning age-related variation in reproduction. Whilst highlighting the importance of breeding experience, we reveal senescent declines in performance are followed by a striking increase in breeding success and a key parental investment trait at the final breeding attempt.
Tags: Boys Golf/Region 12/Richfield Wildcats/South Sevier Rams Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORGAN, Utah-The final Region 12 boys golf tournament of the 2020 season was held at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan Monday and the Richfield Wildcats were crowned region champions.The region title is based on the average score for the season. The Wildcats finished with a 331 average, nine shots ahead of Carbon’s 340. Grand finished third with a 342, South Sevier came in fourth with a 360, followed by Emery at 362 and San Juan at 429.Individually Carbon’s Bode Salas is the region 12 champion after averaging a 72.7 for the season. Grand grabbed second and third with Wyatt Toney at 76.4 and Rafe Saunders at 77. Richfield’s Keaton Anderson came in fourth with a 77.7 and South Sevier’s Carson Thornock and Richfield’s Jaygen Mullen tied for fifth with an 81 average. Richfield had two more in the top ten with Gage Brower at No. 8 and Dylan Stubbs at No. 9.In the final tournament Monday Grand shot a 316 to win the event, followed by Richfield’s 327. Carbon came in third with a 337, Emery fourth with a 342 and South Sevier shot a 343.Individually Grand’s Wyatt Toney shot a 71 to win the tournament. Carbon’s Bode Salas shot a 72 followed by Grand’s Rafe Saunders with a 73. Richfield’s Keaton Anderson finished fourth with a 78 and his teammate Gage Brower along with Emery’s Trevin Wakefield tied for fifth with a 79. September 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Richfield wins Region 12 boys golf title Robert Lovell
Everyone welcomed the Government’s intervention to fund cladding remediation, but the scale of the problem is understated. We are dealing with a national challenge on an unprecedented and, to some extent, unknown scale, with the signs far more worrying that initially expected. Recent analysis by my organisation estimates that half a million people could be living with unsafe cladding.Today, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee published its official response to its high-profile public inquiry into cladding remediation, having carried out a review of the progress in removing potentially dangerous cladding from high-rise and high-risk buildings, and the adequacy of funding provided by the Government.The report outlines a series of recommendations on how to speed up this process and make it more effective.There are a number of ways the Government can address these challenges. First and foremost, we need to develop a risk profile overview, prioritising the high-risk buildings and making available the necessary financial and physical resources to remediate them swiftly. This has been introduced by the Victorian Government in Australia, who is ranking buildings according to risk.Arbitrary heightBy creating a centralised system which ranks buildings according to their risk profile, we can work as a sector to put in place the right safety measures and carry out the necessary works to remediate affected blocks. It’s also worth pointing out that Victoria has not imposed the arbitrary height restriction of 18m and above.With regards to the fund itself, it needs to be far quicker and easier to access. The portal is now open for the additional £1bn of funding for non-ACM cladding – as announced by the Chancellor in the Budget.However, this must be better than the process last year, as the administrative burdens and short-time scale meant a significant number of people missed out and are continuing to live in unsafe buildings.The required collection of state-aid signatures from all leaseholders living in a property caused significant delays, and there is shared view across the industry that the process must be greatly simplified for the second portion of funding so remedial works can be undertaken far quicker.Internal defectsThe fund should also spare leaseholders from associated costs, such as waking watches, high building insurance premiums and internal defects.Longer term, the Government needs to implement a solution that will generate the funding needed to remediate all unsafe buildings across the UK. This requires an appreciation of the scale of the project – to remediate potentially tens of thousands of buildings could take 5-10 years, with people unable to move on with their lives in the meantime.And the cost isn’t only financial, the stress and uncertainty that leaseholders face on a daily basis must also be taken into account. Whatever the solution, the bottom line remains that we cannot have people living in unsafe buildings. We need a comprehensive solution and we need it now.Visit the ARMA website.Reading more about ARMA.Nigel Glenn ARMA Association of Residential Managing Agents 2020-06-12Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » Guest Blogs » Ministers have underestimated scale of cladding problem, say managing agents Ministers have underestimated scale of cladding problem, say managing agentsThe industry needs to persuade the government to speed up the cladding remediation process, make it more effective and make funding easier to access to helped trapped leaseholders.Nigel Glen, Chief Executive of the Association of Residential Managing Agents12th June 202001,033 Views
Claudia Comberti, a 31-year-old doctoral student at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, was killed after colliding with a bus on Botley Road on Tuesday.Detective Sergeant Gavin Collier said: “it is believed that the cyclist sadly fell from her bicycle just prior to the collision. Investigations remain ongoing to establish the cause of the incident, however we do not believe it was as a result of any interaction with another person or vehicle.”Emotional tributes to Comberti poured in on Wednesday, as a group of more than 100 cyclists rode from Carfax Tower to Seacourt Park and Ride. They were wheeling an empty white bicycle, which together with flowers was placed at the site of the crash.Sam Chapel, a friend of Comberti’s, said: “There were so many friends that wanted to do something, we thought that was the right thing to do.There were huge crowds. When I looked around at one point I thought it looked like a mini festival. It must have been quite a spectacle.”Before beginning her DPhil, Camberton had previously worked as a Forests and Wellbeing Researcher at the Global Canopy Programme.According to the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, Comberti’s research focused on the “adaptation to climate change in Amazonian Indigenous communities, and the role of human ecosystem interactions and biocultural diversity in supporting resilience and positive responses to environmental change.”Speaking about her loss, Comberti’s partner, Lucille, said she was a “lovely person” who “still had so much life.“She knew what she wanted and she was really playful at the same time. She was really restless but she loved being here in Oxford even though her home was in the jungle.”Phil Southall, managing director of the Oxford Bus Company, said that pursuant to the crash, the bus driver in question was being treated for shock. He further said that it was “far too early to speculate” regarding the cause of the crash. Southall said his company was also helping Thames Valley Police with their investigations.Police are still appealing for witnesses of the collision, estimated to have taken place at 2.45pm on Tuesday 11 May.Oxford Bus Comapny has been contacted for comment. The University did not wish to make a statement.
Charles “Chuck” Cusack served as an Ocean City police officer for 25 years and later managed beach tag operations in Ocean City.The sentencing of a former director of Ocean City’s beach-tag program director who admitted to having sexual contact with an underage subordinate has been postponed until after the new year.Charles E. Cusack, 53, was scheduled for sentencing Friday in state Superior Court in Cape May Court House. But, his sentencing has been rescheduled to 8:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, to give the prosecution and defense more time to prepare sentencing documents for the court, Assistant Cape May County Prosecutor Dara Paley said.Cusack, a retired Ocean City police officer, pleaded guilty in November to one count each of criminal sexual contact and official misconduct. In exchange for his pleas, prosecutors agreed not to seek prison time for Cusack.Cusack was charged in August 2012 with one second-degree count of sexual assault. Prosecutors alleged Cusack had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female beach-tag inspector, who was then 17. At the time, Cusack was director of the city’s beach-tag operations.In February 2015, a Cape May county grand jury handed up a superseding indictment adding a second-degree charge of official misconduct and a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child against Cusack.Cusack had sex with the girl both in his city office and at his home in Egg Harbor Township on various occasions, prosecutors alleged.In New Jersey, the age of consent is 16. But Cusack was charged under a provision in state statute that makes it illegal for a person to have sex with someone over whom he or she has supervisory authority when an alleged victim is 16 or 17 years old.Cusack also faces an ongoing civil lawsuit filed by the victim. The civil complaint, filed in March, alleges Cusack helped the girl land a plum summer job with the city’s beach fee office, and then used his position of authority to sway her into a sexual relationship. The City of Ocean City is also named as a defendant in the civil suit.
It is not every day you have the opportunity to tell your peers that a movie your produced will be screened in Times Square, however Lucas Rooney of Ocean City is living that dream as we speak. The Ocean City High School Junior’s comedy film “Man Bun” was officially selected for the 2016 All American High School Film Festival, which will hold a screening for all the student films the over the weekend of October 7th-9th at the AMC Empire Theaters in New York City’s Times Square. “This could not have been created without the utter cooperation of my friends for whom without them, my film would not exist.”- Lucas Rooney, 16The All American High School Film Festival was designed to showcase a variety of the best student made films from around the world. This year they received over 1,850 submissions from 48 different states and more than 40 countries. Since Lucas was an official section, he is eligible to win one of the organization’s many awards that total over $300,000 in scholarships and prizes. The winners will be announced on Sunday, October 9th at the Teen Indie Awards Show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.Since Lucas was 11, he has attended a one-week camp called Cape May Film Camp, which is a part of the Cape May Film Society. Lucas has also spent many years creating his own short films for his YouTube channel. He had the experience of a lifetime this past summer when he flew to Florence, Italy for four weeks to attend a study abroad session with Abbey Road Programs in Filming and Cinema, where he produced a short film yet to be released. Lucas hopes to pursue a career in both computer science and film/ editing/ production.Lucas is also enrolled in the TV/Media Program at Ocean City High School, currently in TV/Media 2. The school’s TV studio was just remodeled this past summer, with the new reveal happening as the 2016-2017 school year began. The updated studio offers a better layout and more resources for students interest in media production.You can catch Lucas’ film on Saturday, October 8th at 4:40PM. To buy tickets, go to the All American High School Film Festival’s website at www.hsfilmfest.com. Lucas Rooney