DEBATE: Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

first_img whatsapp Olivia Utley and Jayne Adye Monday 4 March 2019 10:42 pm Opinion Share 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. Up until now, the ERG has managed to present itself as an entirely unified group. But that’s not the full story.The ERG is, in fact, a loose collection of MPs, with subtly differing ideas on what sort of Brexit is acceptable.The hardcore, noisy ringleaders of the group – Peter Bone, Bill Cash, Jacob Rees-Mogg, etc – will have insisted on the tests, but the quieter, more practical members will have been sceptical about such a blunt tool from the beginning.Now that the tests have been rejected, the ERG is bound to split.A few refuseniks will continue to hold out for a pure Brexit, but the vast majority of the so-called group will put their weight behind the Prime Minister’s deal, helping to get it over the final line.Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, says NO. DEBATE: Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal? center_img Will the European Research Group’s three legal tests help pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal?Olivia Utley, deputy editor at TheArticle, says YES.The three tests proposed by the European Research Group (ESG) have been rejected by the European Union. But, although they are now off the table, the very fact that they were mooted will help Theresa May get her deal passed. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesUndo The ERG’s three Brexit tests take a direct approach to the Irish backstop issue alone, when in reality there are several problems with the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement, as we identify here.Many of these are far more serious. They include a commitment to a level playing field policy with the EU, which will restrict the ability of the UK to set its own standards of regulation and our own tax policy. It’s a betrayal of the vote to leave.Many MPs understand this and rightly believe, as May has said herself, that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.These tests might convince the ERG to back the agreement, but that does not guarantee victory. The Conservative Party is not run by the ERG. Remain-backing MPs know that by voting against no deal and then for a delay, they can plan to prevent Brexit, which defies the democratic will of the great British public.Assurances about the backstop will not solve Mrs May’s Brexit dilemma, or guarantee a good trade deal. whatsapp Tags: Brexit Conservative party conference People Theresa Maylast_img read more

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New Year’s Eve in London: Where to watch the fireworks from

first_imgAlly Pally There are plenty of pubs nearby too to enjoy a drink beforehand, but don’t leave it too late to find a decent spot. The riverbank by Cannon Street is just outside the ticketed area further along the bank of the Thames, but still free from obstacles that could block your view of the fireworks. This year’s event opposite the London Eye is the fifth in succession that has been all-ticketed, but travel disruption and overcrowding are likely to remain an issue throughout central parts of the capital. While Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Hungerford pedestrian bridge will all be closed off within the ticketed area, you can still catch a great sight from several others. Able to offer similarly picturesque views of the city, Primrose Hill is a prime spot for Londoners on New Year’s Eve, standing at 76 metres tall. To see if you will be affected, please refer to the Metropolitan Police’s road closures map below. The ticketed areas span across the river banks of both sides of the Thames between Lambeth bridge and Blackfriars bridge, covering large parts of South Bank, Westminster and Waterloo. While the official tickets to watch London’s firework display from the banks of the River Thames have long sold out, there are plenty of spots around the city to watch the action for free. The nearest tube station is Wood Green, while Alexandra Palace also has its own train station with lines to Finsbury Park and Kings Cross. The vast parkland at Hampstead Heath will offer great views and is also home to a number of amenities and public toilets. London’s bridges If you don’t mind watching the display with more of a side-on view, there are a few bridges in London that will prove great spots to watch the fireworks display.  Road closures will have a wider impact, though, with closures expanding as the day progresses. Lambeth Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge will all be open and ready for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the 12,000 fireworks set to shoot out of the London Eye. From 8pm onwards, the majority of roads throughout central London will be off limits to vehicles. Michael Searles New Year’s Eve in London 2019: Where to watch the fireworks There are sweeping views across the London skyline and you are guaranteed to see a number of smaller displays as well as the main attraction. Saturday 28 December 2019 9:00 am Sharecenter_img whatsapp An alternative view of the firework display in central London Primrose Hill It’s expected to be extremely busy being in the middle of the City still, so make sure you arrive early to get a good view. Around 12,000 fireworks will be let off from the London Eye to see in the new decade The nearest tube stations are Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage. Not too far from the city centre, but close enough to plenty of pubs to get in the festive spirit. Which roads will be closed? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistatezenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker Cannon Street TOPSHOT – Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year’s celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) The nearest tube station is Hampstead, with overground services ending at Hampstead Heath station. Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath Greenwich Park whatsapp Another north London vantage point for watching the display will be at Hampstead Heath, while people often bring their own fireworks to Parliament Hill. Further afield there is plenty of open space out toward Greenwich Park and up toward the Royal Observatory. Show Comments ▼ Fear not if you are yet to decide where to watch the display from though. Here are a number of options available. If you were hoping to catch the fireworks from north London, then Alexandra Palace could be the ideal destination. last_img read more

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Fire reported in hospital’s bathroom Wednesday morning

first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauFire reported in hospital’s bathroom Wednesday morningOctober 4, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Juneau police and fire investigators are looking into a fire Wednesday morning at Bartlett Regional Hospital.Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto said a witness heard an explosion about 3 a.m. Wednesday in the bathroom in the emergency room’s waiting room. Quinto said other witnesses in the waiting room saw smoke and fire in the bathroom.The hospital’s sprinkler system activated and knocked down the fire in the bathroom, and Quinto said there was water damage in the emergency room and waiting room.There were no injuries reported.Quinto said a suspect was detained by Juneau police officers.Share this story:last_img read more

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Melissa McCarthy

first_imgCelebrityMelissa McCarthyThe Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids star on being carless in L.A., learning comedy from Kathy Griffin, and serving coffee to Chris FarleyBy Nancy Miller – February 8, 20131094ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItI moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1992. I had never been here before. I just kind of showed up. I didn’t have a car and had about $150. My best friend, José, was nice enough to let me share his studio apartment in Santa Monica, which was literally a lean-to—I’m sure it’s been demolished by now. We weren’t in a romantic relationship, but we shared the same full-size bed, which was wedged inside the kitchen area, for almost a year. What’s insane is that we thought nothing of it. I thought everything was great. My older sister Margie had more sense. She came from Illinois to visit me, and since there was nowhere for her to sleep, the three of us now had to share the same bed. In the morning she sat bolt upright and shouted, “This is not OK!” and I was like, What’s her problem?I didn’t have a car, so I only took jobs that I could walk to. I worked at the YMCA and at the Starbucks on Montana. One time Chris Farley came into Starbucks, and I lost it. He was the one person I admired so much that every muscle in my body just froze. I could tell he was shy, and I was trying not to freak him out. I just stared at him and thought, Tell him you love him. Tell him you love him. Instead I said, “Hi, can I help you?” That was it. I couldn’t even process how amazing it was to have him standing in front of me.The big change for me was joining the Groundlings. It’s where I learned how to write and really act. I remember [comedian-writer] Mike McDonald saying, “You can’t just be crazy for the sake of crazy. You have to justify why.” That was the missing link I needed—I apply this to everything I do now. The first show I ever went to at the Groundlings was when McDonald, Kathy Griffin, and Jennifer Coolidge were doing improv. My head exploded. They were fearless. There was nothing they wouldn’t do, but they were also excellent technicians of comedy. The next day I started taking classes, and it’s where I spent the next 12 to 13 years of my life. It’s also where I met my husband [Ben Falcone], so that’s pretty good.Anybody who moves to L.A. is constantly explaining why we live here to other people. The first question is usually, “Do you like it?” I understand this because I once swore I’d never live here. I was a wild animal when I lived in New York, staying out until four in the morning, then I moved here and started living like a senior citizen. Going to dinner before 9:30 used to be an atrocity to me. I wondered, What kind of savages eat at 6:30? Now Ben and I wait outside a restaurant at 4:15 and I’m looking in the window, pointing at my watch. This city has turned me into a 90-year-old woman. I’m also still a chatty Midwesterner. My big thing here is that people don’t say “good morning” on the street. That doesn’t make sense. I’m not asking for a hug. Stop acting like a jackass. So now I make eye contact and force people to respond. It’s my personal quest. TAGSBen FalconeChris FarleyGroundlingsJennifer CoolidgeKathy GriffinMelissa McCarthyMike McDonaldYMCAPrevious article5 Things Beyonce Must Do at the Grammys To Maintain World DominationNext articleVenice Says Goodbye to Austin PeraltaNancy Miller RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORJust in Time for Midterm Elections, the Comic-Con of Politics Rolls Into TownGarry Shandling’s Funny Friends Play One Final Basketball Game at His L.A. HomeOlivia Wilde Recalls Eating Brownies with Chris Farley and Bests Every Celebrity Sighting Story You Havelast_img read more

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PSOJ President Explains Position on Tax Measures

first_imgPSOJ President Explains Position on Tax Measures Finance & Public ServiceDecember 22, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), Joseph M. Matalon, has explained that the organization is not in favour of the one percent increase in the General Consumption Tax (GCT) rate announced in Parliament last Thursday.‘We believe that the Government may find that there are diminishing returns in terms of the revenue performance from increases in the rates of GCT, and that it would have been much more efficient, from an economic standpoint, to have even further widen the base and use the traditional revenue generated to actually reduce the rate of GCT,” Mr. Matalon reiterated.He also stated among the “other recommendations” that should be considered was the unification of the “tariff structure”, and not the “tax structure” as was reported in his interview with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) on Friday (December 18).In the interview, Mr. Matalon, who chaired the 2003/04 Tax Policy Review Committee, said that he believes that there is recognition among the private sector membership that tough measures were required, and that it was anticipated that, in addition to the initiatives already announced that are designed to compress the level of public expenditure, there was going to be the need to raise significant additional revenue.However, he said that one of the PSOJ’s main disappointments was the “fairly narrow range” of taxes targeted, rather than a more “comprehensive approach” to include various other tax inputs and regimes, such as corporate and personal income tax and property tax. RelatedPSOJ President Explains Position on Tax Measures RelatedPSOJ President Explains Position on Tax Measurescenter_img RelatedPSOJ President Explains Position on Tax Measures Advertisementslast_img read more

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Fire destroys garage in Washougal

Fire destroys garage in WashougalPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, September 18, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Some of the contents of the building in the area of origin are likely a total loss WASHOUGAL — A fire destroyed a garage and some contents Wednesday at a residence in Washougal.At about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a crew from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3300 block of G Street in Washougal. Photo courtesy of Camas-Washougal Fire DepartmentAt about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a crew from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3300 block of G Street in Washougal. Photo courtesy of Camas-Washougal Fire DepartmentAt about 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 18), a crew from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3300 block of G Street in Washougal. Upon arrival, crews found a working fire in a large detached garage.  Initial suppression attempts were unsuccessful due to the age of the structure and the heavy fire load of vehicles and equipment.  A defensive strategy was adopted and the fire was eventually extinguished from the exterior of the building.  The building suffered partial roof collapse.  Some of the contents of the building in the area of origin are likely a total loss.  Other contents suffered significant smoke and water damage. There were no injuries reported.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation by the CWFD Fire Marshal’s Office.  Information provided by Camas-Washougal Fire Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyWashougalshare 0 Previous : Extreme playground makeover takes place at South Ridge Elementary School Next : CCSO detectives request public assistance in locating hit and run vehicleAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). read more

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CU Money Sense: Top 10 money tips for college students

first_imgNow that you’ve had time to settle in to the school year, take a minute to check out some financial tips and tricks from CU Money Sense.1. Open your mail; read your bills and statements; pay attention to due dates.2. Track your spending; use a notebook or try mint.com (a budgeting website).3. Save for large purchases.4. Protect your private information from identity theft.5. Take advantage of student discounts.6. Be organized; keep financial information in one easy-to-remember location.7. Don’t take out more student loans than you absolutely need.8. Read reviews and do lots of research before making any large purchases.9. Take your vitamins! Live a healthy lifestyle and save on health-care costs.10. Have fun…but make sure to graduate in four years.For more information on money and budgeting, including financial tools and resources especially for college students, visit CU Money Sense, or schedule an appointment with Niomi Williams, CU-Boulder’s financial literacy educator (303-492-0726). Published: Oct. 1, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Money SenseCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Newly minted professors of distinction to be celebrated

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 1, 2017 In Sept. 21 event, professors of art and art history, classics, geography and linguistics will give public lectures on their areas of expertiseThree members of the University of Colorado Boulder faculty have been named 2017 Professors of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research.The new professors of distinction are Mark Amerika of art and art history, Martha Palmer of linguistics and Mark C. Serreze of geography.This revered title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international acclaim whose college peers also recognize as exceptionally talented teachers and colleagues. Honorees of this award hold this title for the remainder of their careers in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder.The trio will be honored on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m., in the Old Main Chapel on campus. At the free and public event, each will give a 20-minute public presentation based on his or her research or scholarly work.Additionally, Carole Newlands of classics, who was named professor of distinction in 2015 but was unable to deliver her lecture that year, will give join the 2017 honorees and deliver her lecture on Sept. 21. Professors of distinction discuss distinguished careers Newly minted professors of distinction have notable expertise in artists’ personas, natural-language technology, classic poems and climate-change education, and on Sept. 21, they offered a public overview of their work. Read more CU Boulder scholars to lead effort analyzing China’s huge infrastructure push China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at CU Boulder, this trend raises new questions they aim to address with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. Read more Related Articlescenter_img From left to right, Amerika, Palmer, Serreze and Newlands.A reception in the CU Heritage Center Museum on the third floor of Old Main will follow the presentations.Amerika’s artwork has exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Walker Art Center. He will speak on “The Artist as Fictional Persona.”Palmer is a professor of linguistics and the Helen & Hubert Croft Professor of Engineering in the Computer Science Department. She is also an Institute of Cognitive Science faculty fellow, a co-director of CLEAR and an Association of Computational Linguistics fellow. Her lecture is titled “Capturing Meaning.”Serreze is a professor of geography, a fellow of the CU Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and director of the CIRES National Snow and Ice Data Center. He specializes in Arctic climate research, including atmosphere-sea ice interactions, synoptic climatology, boundary layer problems, numerical weather prediction and climate change. He will speak about “Shifting Priorities: A Personal Journey.”Newlands has been a professor of classics at CU Boulder since 2009. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor at Cornell University, an associate professor at UCLA and a full professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, serving four years as the department chair. Her lecture is titled “Confronting the Classics: Ovid in the Caribbean.”For a full listing of previously named professors of distinction, click here.  NASA, NOAA, others are nation’s ‘crown jewels,’ scientist says Mark Serreze talks about being named a Distinguished Professor, how he got interested in the cryosphere, and why you should care about snow and ice. Read more Issue: Fall 2017Tags:Art and Art HistoryClassicsFall 2017GeographyLinguisticslast_img read more

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Bog Walk Gorge Reopens

first_imgRelatedBog Walk Gorge Reopens RelatedBog Walk Gorge Reopens FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine reopened this morning, August 11. The corridor, which had been closed to vehicular traffic since July 4, will reopen at 5 am. The corridor was closed for one month to allow for the completion of pipe-laying works by the National Water Commission (NWC). In order to facilitate the closure of the roadway, the National Works Agency (NWA) carried out repairs to the alternative route through Barry. Minister of Transport and Works, Hon Mike Henry, says that while the Gorge will be reopened to vehicular traffic, some works remain outstanding on the section of the corridor between the Old Harbour Road Round-a-Bout and Dam Head. The Works Minister says that this work, which is to complement the effort in the Gorge, is to be undertaken with funds diverted from another project. The NWC had been asked to assist with the repaving of the area, but denied this request. Minister Henry says that he is asking commuters to be patient, as the NWA, over the next five days, will be carrying work to ease the difficulties that persons may experience while using the road. In the meantime, Mr. Henry says the rail service between Linstead and Spanish Town will continue. He says that this decision was taken Wednesday, during a meeting with trade unions who represent workers of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC). He said that a Submission will be taken to Cabinet this month, for further discussions on the way forward with the rail service. RelatedBog Walk Gorge Reopenscenter_img Advertisements Bog Walk Gorge Reopens TransportAugust 11, 2011last_img read more

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US failing to pick up pace with 4G

first_img 4G LTE speeds in the US are causing a “considerable drag” on global averages, according to a new report by OpenSignal, as the country struggles to advance its networks in the face of spectrum and technology challenges.The study, which analysed both 4G worldwide availability and speeds based on 17 billion measurements from half a million OpenSignal 4G users, found that the US was achieving average 4G speeds of just 13Mb/s, below the global average of 17.4Mb/s.To put the US performance into context, major Asian rivals Singapore and South Korea both achieved speeds of nearly 46Mb/s, while 8 countries fell into the 30 to 40Mb/s range. Notably, India was the lowest scoring in tests, with average speeds of 6.4Mb/s.However, when it comes to 4G availability, it was some major western European countries that struggled, with countries including France, Germany, Italy and the UK languishing well below the 60 per cent mark for offering LTE.The US, meanwhile, achieved more than 80 per cent, along with 10 other countries, from Asia, Europe and the Middle East.OpenSignal found there were several countries with high 4G availability, such as the US, India and Kuwait, but which struggled with ‘low’ speeds, while other countries had fast LTE, but fairly low availability, such as Turkey, New Zealand and Romania.“A lot of disparity between countries has to do with their own unique mobile markets,” said OpenSignal.It highlighted the example in Turkey, where the majority of its 4G networks went live in April, “but they did so with a bang”, when three of the country’s operators launched LTE on multiple frequency bands, and all used LTE-Advanced for superfast connections.However, they are still in the midst of building out 4G infrastructure, so finding a signal is a challenge.In the case of the US, it has exactly the opposite situation.US limitations“It was among one of the first adopters of LTE technology and it’s built one of the most extensive 4G infrastructures in the world, hence its top 10 in 4G availability, but it’s still limited by spectrum and technology,” read the report.“It can’t yet match LTE-Advanced networks that we’re seeing in many countries in the world.”And the challenge for the US to keep up is only set to increase.OpenSignal said it anticipates LTE speeds to be pushing beyond 50Mb/s in the near future. Kavit Majithia Home US failing to pick up pace with 4G Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Tags US chip association presses for export control review Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 NOV 2016 China hit as US limits tech imports Previous ArticleNetflix ups app install advertising on Facebook in USNext ArticleDeutsche Telekom encourages at home, while US is (great) business as usual US operators push for staffing boost Related 4G LTEOpenSignalUSlast_img read more

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