Labour will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, says shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry

first_imgSaturday 15 September 2018 10:21 am Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said Labour would most likely vote against any Brexit deal Theresa May brings back from Brussels. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPail Labour will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, says shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry whatsapp Share The frontbencher told the FT she “can’t see” the government reaching an agreement that would meet Labour’s six key tests, one of which is that Britain would continue to enjoy the same benefits on leaving the EU that current membership. Thornberry said yesterday the party would not agree to an eventual deal or back a no-deal, in which the UK wold crash out on the EU and default on trading terms set by the World Trade Organisation.Read more: Bank of England ‘well prepared’ for disorderly BrexitLabour would instead push for a general election. “We’re either going to have a general election in the autumn or we’re going to have it in the spring.” She added: “Even if [the government] comes back in October, November, and they say, ‘this flimsy bit of paper is what you’re going to have to agree to, otherwise there’ll be no-deal’. We’re not going to agree to either of those.”Prime minister Theresa May has come under fire from all sides of the Brexit divide for her Chequers proposal, in which a free trade area would be created with the EU for goods and agriculture. Former former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said the plan was akin to “wrapping a suicide vest” around the British constitution, while former minister and remainer Nick Boles also came out against the idea in favour of remain in the European Economic Area (EEA).Ministers are hoping to finalise a deal by October or November. The UK is set to leave the bloc on 29 March 2019.Read more: Mark Carney: Chequers-style Brexit could ‘bounce’ UK economy by £16bn More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Alexandra Rogers whatsapp Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

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London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government

first_imgForeign Affairs Committee chair Tom Tugendhat praised Scully as “one of the good guys” in the party. “I have a lot of time for him,” he says. Stefan Boscia London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September Also Read: London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government “People are not just going to stay away from these areas, you’ve heard from a number of businesses that are going to bring people back in when it is safe to do so,” he says. “I want to make sure we have someone who won’t just point the finger and blame other people, otherwise you sit there and think, ‘what’s the point of the mayor if he’s just going to blame someone else for doing what he’s doing?’” He’s a typical small government, low tax Conservative that happens to be serving in government when public spending is at its highest point since World War II. Another called him “very politically astute”. An interesting observation that may demonstrate that the minister’s claims of “not being a deliberate politician” may be a tad modest. London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September Also Read: London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government Scully campaigns with then PM Theresa May in the 2018 local elections (Getty Images) Unlike his boss, and many prominent cabinet members, Scully was not involved in student politics. He even rankles at the suggestion. “Crikey, no! I was never involved in student politics,” he says. Khan has gone to battle with Johnson’s administration on a range of issues, from Brexit to Transport for London (TfL) funding, with the sparring often tinged with personal malice. whatsapp Monday 15 March 2021 8:30 am London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September Also Read: London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government Speaking to some of Scully’s Conservative colleageues paints a picture of someone who is well liked in the party. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyPost Fun20 Lies About The Wild West You Probably BelievedPost FunNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactable “I’ve always been a conservative minded person – I believe in comparatively small government, which is why us putting in £407bn worth of intervention into the UK means I’ve got £407bn reasons why I have to make sure we have to shape that change of getting back to a truly free market, non-interventionist government,” he says. London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September Also Read: London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government All this begs the question of how Scully and Khan get on. The irony is not lost on him. His south London twang is noticeable and so is his relaxed, chatty demeanour – the antithesis of the stuffy Tory MP cliche. He’s made the capital his home over the past 30 years, starting businesses in an eclectic range of fields, before entering the political arena where he now serves in the dual role of London minister and business minister. Scully says he is “very typical of someone who wanted to do something instead of moan at my newspaper”. London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September There have been some major political figures in the post, including Tony Blair cabinet minister Tessa Jowell, Theresa May chief of staff Lord Gavin Barwell and Boris Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson.  Paul Scully seems a natural fit for London minister. While the Sutton and Cheam MP didn’t grow up in the capital, Scully was born in Warwickshire and went to school in Bedforshire, he certainly sounds like a nailed-on Londoner. “My other part of the job is to make sure he is accountable for the money the government is putting in and the government’s overall strategic position on London as the capital city of the UK.” London minister Paul Scully visits a shop in London last September Also Read: London minister Paul Scully on his rise to government He also lived in his South London constituency for many years before being elected in 2015, unlike most MPs. One MP said he’s “very approachable” and “has a great sense of humour”. Share A mayoral spokesperson refused to get drawn on Scully’s comments and instead said Khan “looks forward to working with the minister for London…to ensure the capital recovers from the pandemic as quickly as possible”. So then, will Scully be going for a pint with the mayor when pubs are back open next month? “I work with him when we need to work with him and I hope when we can get to opening London again we can get to a single coherent message, but we clearly have different approaches to how we would run London,” he says. “I’ve been in property, financial services, I imported olive oil and olives, I’ve supplied the hospitality sector and most recently I ran a communications company in Croydon,” he says. Perhaps that’s a ‘no’ to the pub then. whatsapp Central government and City Hall tend to have an antagonistic relationship, with this dynamic amplified under the current arrangement. “If you’re a young person its great to be spending time next to someone to see how someone 20 years in the business is working.” His entry into organised politics came in the shadows of his party’s lowest ebb for 101 years. He joined the Conservative party in 1997, after Tony Blair inflicted a catastrophic defeat on John Major that left the Tories rudderless for almost a decade. Scully firmly believes the death of central business districts and their associated High Streets is much exaggerated. In any case, both of them have a shared interest in getting people back into central London and the West End as soon as possible to revive the capital’s ailing economy. “One is making sure the mayor of London gets levers of government to be able to pull to deliver his strategy as the elected representative for London,” he says. While Scully may be popular in the party, few people outside SW1 would know him or anything about his role as London minister. Launched by then PM John Major in 1994, the role was created to give the government greater centralised oversight of policy affecting the capital after the Greater London Council was scrapped by Margaret Thatcher. Show Comments ▼ However, the role is overwhelmingly overshadowed by the mayor of London and their £18bn Budget. Scully said there were two parts of his job, both intimately involved with Sadiq Khan.last_img read more

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Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg tells rivals to close failing mines to help rally copper price

first_img Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg tells rivals to close failing mines to help rally copper price More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Madeline Ratcliffe Show Comments ▼ Monday 5 October 2015 12:19 pm The chief executive of ailing mining company Glencore said today rival companies should also be closing their loss-making mines to stop flooding the copper market.Ivan Glasenberg said: “If you’re not making money I believe you should take production out and reduce supply. Don’t create oversupply in the market for no reason.” Speaking at a Financial Times Africa summit in London, Glasenberg said Glencore had temporarily suspended two copper projects in Africa when copper prices fell towards $5,000 a tonne, and other companies should be prepared to do the same. He said he intended to resume operations in 2016 “and make them lower-cost.”The governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia supported the decision to pause mine construction so long as the company tried to help staff affected by the closures, Glasenberg continued.“They told me: ‘We don’t want you producing copper from our country if you’re not making money’ as they won’t get revenues unless we’re making profits.”Copper prices fell to a six-year low in August, but the Glencore chief seemed optimistic for the future, saying “demand is still there, the market should tighten,” especially if other mining companies pause production to help rally prices.He said hedge funds were “playing the commodity cycle,” and betting against copper prices to make a point about China’s economy, “but ultimately the fundamentals will play out.”Glasenberg made no comment on Glencore’s recent stock market crash, which saw prices fall 30 per cent at the beginning of last week.This morning shares in Hong Kong surged as much as 72 per cent, and were trading up 10.53 per cent in London at pixel time. Share whatsapplast_img read more

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IOSCO report compares prudential standards in the securities sector

first_imgJames Langton FCA seeks consumer duty standards The report highlights several key issues where, it says, that regulators should consider whether their current practices are adequate to oversee and mitigate risk. These include: whether risks in related companies have the potential to spillover and affect the capital adequacy of a regulated affiliate; and, potentially different capital treatments of similar activities in different jurisdictions, which could create an incentive for regulatory arbitrage. In Canada, the risk of spillover effects has been evident in recent years after several U.S. firms have run into financial trouble, taking down their Canadian subsidiaries in the process. In terms of Canada’s prudential framework, the report notes that investment dealers in Canada follow a very similar risk-adjusted capital framework to the U.S. The key difference, it says, is that the actual capital requirement is deducted when calculating the risk adjusted capital. “This means that investment dealers have to maintain a risk-adjusted capital amount that is greater than zero,” it notes. Additionally, it says that Canada is one of the jurisdictions that specifically incorporates operational risk into the prudential requirements, along with Australia and Singapore. Overall, the report finds that many of the key themes it identified are already reflected in IOSCO’s existing approach to capital adequacy, however, it also highlights a couple of areas that might be considered in any update. In particular, it suggests that any update should identify whether opportunities for regulatory capital arbitrage have materialized; and, it says that the increasing use of internal models should be considered, along with the commensurate increase in infrastructure, systems and controls that are necessary to help ensure that firms are not undercapitalized compared to the risks posed by their positions and activities. The report poses three questions that IOSCO is seeking public comments on. Specifically, it asks whether the report covers all of the key issues on prudential standards in the securities sector; whether it has successfully identified and properly analyzed the main similarities, differences and gaps between different regimes; and whether any update to IOSCO’s standards are required as a result. Keywords Securities regulationsCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions In an examination of industry capital standards, global securities regulators highlight the risk of regulatory arbitrage, and the possibility of spillover effects between related companies. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Monday published a consultation report that compares the prudential capital frameworks for securities firms in different parts of the world. IOSCO says that it intends to to update its approach to capital standards based on the findings in the report, which aims to highlight similarities, differences and gaps among the different frameworks. Related newscenter_img OSC adds three to IAP U.S. securities watchdogs reviewing recent stock market turbulence Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Pickersgill Points to Strides Advancing in Human Development

first_imgRelatedPickersgill Points to Strides Advancing in Human Development Pickersgill Points to Strides Advancing in Human Development UncategorizedOctober 30, 2006 RelatedPickersgill Points to Strides Advancing in Human Development FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill, has pointed to the country’s strides in advancing human development, including reduced poverty and increased access to health and education.The Minister, who was addressing the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association’s 17th annual heroes’ banquet and awards gala recently in Canada, informed that 93 per cent of Jamaicans now had access to water, while poverty had been reduced to 14.8 per cent. He also pointed to strides in information and communication technologies, and the provision of physical and social infrastructure.“In 1944, with a population of just over 1.2 million, Jamaica had a secondary school enrollment of 4,026 and life expectancy of 52.9 years. Today, Jamaica is ranked 21 on the Human Poverty Index (HPI) out of 103 developing countries and areas. Jamaica’s life expectancy at 70.8 years is comparable to that of developed countries,” he stated.Minister Pickersgill, who spoke on the topic: ‘Leadership and Belief’, noted that the function was important in recognising the contribution of those who fought and struggled for the social and political development of Jamaica.“We should constantly remind ourselves of the journey that we have trod and why we should walk tall in the corridors of the world as proud and free people,” he said.Paying homage to national hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, who was the focus of the celebration, Minister Pickersgill said Bustamante’s “steadfast belief that everyone has a right to dignity and a decent standard of living continues to reverberate in every corner of this world”.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall and the Most Hon. Mrs. Rheima Hall, were the special guests at the event, held under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency Patricia Rodney Evering, Jamaica’s Acting High Commissioner to Canada.Awards were presented to several volunteers whom President of the Association, Harvey Brown called “everyday heroes.”“Although they have their own personal hardships and businesses to attend to, they take the time out of their lives day-after-day and year-after-year to give to others, thus exemplifying what it means to be a hero,” said Mr. Brown.The recipients were Thelma Gravelle for community service; Elinor Inglis for business; while the youth award for community service went to Tovia Johnson. In addition, Bernice Brown was named volunteer of the year; and Edwin (Sammy) Sayles, lifetime member.JOCA members Joanne Robinson and Barbara Wilson were also presented with community service awards from United Way for their work with the Multicultural Health Coalition, a United Way-sponsored charity.center_img RelatedPickersgill Points to Strides Advancing in Human Development Advertisementslast_img read more

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WRHA gets 47 More Nurses

first_imgRelatedWRHA gets 47 More Nurses RelatedWRHA gets 47 More Nurses RelatedWRHA gets 47 More Nurses FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The complement of nurses in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has been bolstered with the addition of some 47 graduate nurses since the beginning of January. One Public Health Inspector has also been employed.A two-day orientation exercise for the new nurses began at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) on Tuesday, January 2.Presenters at the orientation included Acting Regional Director of the WRHA, Dr. Alexander Konstantinov; Training Development and Recruitment Manager, Jacqueline Martin-Hall; Personnel and Industrial Relations Manager, Celia Huggan; Regional Health Promotion/Education Officer, Michael Kington and In-service Education Officer at the CRH, Marlene Marsh-Robinson.Following this exercise, 22 registered nurses and eight enrolled assistant nurses will be posted at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James; seven will be placed in the parish of Westmoreland; four will be sent to Trelawny, while the parish of Hanover will receive three registered nurses and two enrolled assistant nurses. Hanover will also receive the Public Health Inspector.Addressing the orientation ceremony, Dr. Konstantinov expressed delight that the nurses were joining the WRHA.He said that while primary care and secondary care were important in the delivery of healthcare, emphasis must now be placed on preventive care and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.There are four hospitals and 83 health centres within the WRHA, which covers the parishes of St. James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland. They serve a combined population of approximately 450,000 persons.center_img WRHA gets 47 More Nurses UncategorizedJanuary 3, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Suburban Rail Loop in Bayside

first_imgSuburban Rail Loop in Bayside The Victorian Government’s Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will reshape the way we live and move around Melbourne and will bring areas around the new train stations to life, triggering investment, enhancing amenity and increasing connectivity to the rest of Melbourne.The selection of Sir William Fry Reserve on the Bayside/Kingston LGA boarder as the anchor station in the SRL offers Bayside a significant opportunity to improve sustainable, efficient and connected public transport across and onward from Bayside as well as bring broader benefits to our local community.Bayside will work alongside the Victorian Government to minimise construction impacts and maximise long term benefits of the new Suburban Rail Loop including greater connectivity with other sustainable transport options across the municipality.Virtual engagement room now openEngage Victoria have a new way for people to engage with the Suburban Rail Loop and learn more about the project with the launch of the virtual engagement room.Just as you would do at a face-to-face information session, visitors can explore information boards, read fact sheets, view videos and maps and sign up for project updates – all from the comfort and safety of their own home.Engage Victoria want to hear what’s important to you, what you value and what you would like to see happen in Cheltenham. Your feedback will help inform planning of design enhancements to the Cheltenham Precinct.Virtual Engagement RoomBack to news /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bayside, Bayside City Council, community, Government, Investment, launch, local council, Melbourne, project, public transport, Safety, sustainable, Transport, Victorialast_img read more

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9-11 World Trade Center Evacuation, Homeland Security To Be Addressed At CU-Boulder Hazards Workshop

first_imgThe Sept. 11 evacuation of the World Trade Center will be addressed by USA Today reporter Martha Moore at the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center’s 28th annual workshop to be held in Boulder July 13-16. The event will bring together about 350 researchers and front-line managers who deal with the impacts of terrorist attacks and extreme natural events such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The workshop, which is not open to the public, will be at the Millennium Harvest House at 1345 28th St. in Boulder. Michael Brown, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Michael Byrne, director of the Homeland Security unit that protects Washington, D.C., are scheduled to be among the participants. Moore, who has both written and spoken about the World Trade Center evacuation, will give the keynote address from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, July 14. The Sept. 11 attacks had a major impact on the work of people who deal with natural disasters, said Professor Dennis Mileti, chair of the CU-Boulder sociology department and director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center. In terms of physical impacts, the Sept. 11 attacks were indistinguishable from natural events such as great earthquakes and hurricanes, he said. The agency responsible for responding to catastrophic natural events, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is now part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This year’s workshop topics include “All Hazard Management and Mitigation in a New Bureaucracy,” “Managing Fear and Anxiety in the Future: Challenges for Emergency Managers,” “Communicating Emergency Warnings to the Public: An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art” and “Looking Back and Moving Forward: Lessons Learned and Long-Term Effects of Sept. 11.” Addressing another type of disaster, a four-hour field trip on Sunday, July 13, will address the growing threat of wildfires as more and more people move into forested areas of the West. The Natural Hazards Workshop was launched in 1976 and includes invited participants from across the United States and several other nations. The Natural Hazards Center, part of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, is funded by a consortium of agencies including the National Science Foundation and FEMA. The center serves as an information clearinghouse for disaster professionals and publishes several periodicals including a newsletter sent to more than 15,000 recipients around the world. For information visit the center’s Web site at www.colorado.edu/hazards. Published: June 30, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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CU-Boulder to Hold Alcohol Screenings for Students on Campus April 13-16

first_img Published: April 10, 2009 The University of Colorado at Boulder is hosting four alcohol-screening events April 13-16 where students can have a professional assessment of their drinking patterns and the risks associated with those patterns.Sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Counseling and Psychological Services office and the CU Parents Association, the screenings involve a quick student survey followed by an assessment by a licensed therapist of each student’s risks from alcohol use. A main part of the assessment is to determine whether students have a pattern of binge drinking, and if they do, explaining the risks associated with their behavior.Students who are unable to attend any of the alcohol screening events on campus also can take the screening online at www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling/selfhelp.html.”The goal of the event is to help raise awareness of the risks of binge drinking alcohol, and to offer some alternatives to reduce this risky behavior,” said Matthew Tomatz, the substance abuse program coordinator at CU-Boulder.Students are invited to participate in any of the following alcohol screenings:o April 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Darley Commons.o April 14-16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Memorial Center dining area outside Baby Doe’s.Students also are invited to attend three other campus events focusing on alcohol and other drug education and finding alternatives to alcohol use:o April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in UMC 384, the Counseling and Psychological Services office is sponsoring the presentation “Cursed Concentration: The Ups and Downs of Adderall Use on the College Campus.”o April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 231, the Counseling and Psychological Services office is sponsoring the presentation “Natural Highs: Healthy Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol.”o April 19 at 2 p.m. at North Boulder Park, the group Phoenix Multisport is sponsoring an afternoon of activities including hiking, biking and a picnic in the park. The group fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from substance abuse and who choose to live a sober life. To RSVP visit www.phoenixmultisport.org. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Conference on World Affairs Announces Keynote and Annual Jazz Concert

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 8, 2013 The Sixty-fifth Annual Conference on World Affairs will be held April 8-12, 2013 on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus. Last year’s CWA attendance was 94,281 at 200 sessions over five days.This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith in Macky Auditorium on Monday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m.In his 26 years with The New York Times, Hedrick Smith has covered six American presidents and their administrations. In 1971, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. He covered the Vietnam War from Saigon and the Cold War from both Moscow and Washington. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.Smith’s number one best-selling book The Russians was based on his years as New York Times Moscow bureau chief from 1971 to 1974. His recent book Who Stole the American Dream? hasbeen hailed by critics for its brilliant analysis of political, economic and social trends in the U.S. over the past 40 years.Smith has created 26 prime-time specials for PBS, including two Emmy Award-winning Frontline programs. His PBS specials have included topics such as Wall Street, Wal-Mart, Enron, education reform, health care and the environment.Preceding the opening keynote will be the traditional keynote procession into Macky through the CWA’s colorful “avenue of international flags” in Norlin Quad at 11:10 a.m.The keynote procession and address is a time-honored Boulder tradition. Past keynote speakers include Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Kissinger, Arthur Miller, Charles Krauthammer, and Chuck Hagel.Another CWA tradition is the annual Tuesday night jazz concert, which will be on April 9 at 8 p.m. As with all Conference sessions, the concert will be free and open to the public. However, due to the enormous popularity of the event, advance seat-specifictickets will be allocated through a random lottery drawing. To receive instructions on how to enter the free lottery, write to [email protected] biographical listing of participants confirmed to date is now online at www.colorado.edu/cwa. The full CWA schedule will be posted to that site in late March.last_img read more

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