Met Office issues weather warning as Storm Callum approaches UK

first_img whatsapp Share Michael Searles Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapMinnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman shot four times while visitingSportsnaut Wednesday 10 October 2018 6:44 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-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 AthletesBetterBeRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com The Met Office has issued a weather warning with 80mph gale-force winds and heavy rain forecast for later this week as Storm Callum hits the UK. whatsapp The downpour looks set to continue into Saturday and the Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for the north of England and parts of Scotland.Read more: DEBATE: Does the energy market need Corbyn’s proposed renewable subsidies?A more severe orange warning has been issued in the Republic of Ireland for Thursday and Friday as the country expect gale-force winds of up to 80mph.The storm will blow in from the Atlantic and hit the UK early Friday morning. Met Office issues weather warning as Storm Callum approaches UK A yellow warning has been declared for Northern Ireland and western Britain this Friday with strong winds and torrential rain posing a danger to life, the Met Office saya.Read more: United Utilities to spend £80m on safeguarding supplies after heatwaveRainfall is expected to reach up to 10cm and could cause flooding, as well as making driving conditions difficult for those affected.Wind speeds are expected to reach 60mph in many areas and could even hit 80mph in the Outer Hebrides and far northwest of the Scottish mainland.Storm Callum brings with it a risk of flying debris and tiles blowing off of roofs. The Met Office has therefore warned that there is chance of injuries and a danger to life. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

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PZ Cussons remains cautious over full year outlook due to challenges in Nigeria

first_img Tags: Company PZ Cussons whatsapp James Warrington The firm said it expects continuing good performance in Europe and Asia going forward. But it said its overall full-year results would depend on conditions in Nigeria. PZ Cussons remains cautious over full year outlook due to challenges in Nigeria Consumer goods manufacturer PZ Cussons reported good performance in Europe and Asia in its half-year results, but warned of challenging trading conditions in Africa.PZ Cussons, which owns brands such as Imperial Leather and Original Source, said new products and increased distribution had driven its strong trading in the six months to the end of November.center_img But the results were dragged down by weak performance in Africa, largely due to tough political and economic conditions in Nigeria.The company said it has suffered from lower disposable income and a weakening of the naira against the dollar in the run-up to the general election in February 2019.“We expect trading conditions in Nigeria to remain subdued, and we are continuing to actively manage and review the Nigerian portfolio to ensure that we mitigate short term volatility and are best placed for when growth returns to the market,” the company said.Shares in PZ Cussons were down almost five per cent today.In Asia PZ Cussons recorded a strong performance, offset by the weakening of Asian currencies against the sterling. Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp Thursday 13 December 2018 3:10 pmlast_img read more

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Shiver me timbers! G7 leaders to listen to sea shanties on a Cornwall beach with Boris Johnson

first_img Shiver me timbers! G7 leaders to listen to sea shanties on a Cornwall beach with Boris Johnson Leaders will have a reception with Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family on Friday night, before having dinner cooked by chef Emily Scott from Watergate Bay Hotel. The BBQ will be cooked by Hidden Hut chef Simon Stallard, with scallops, crab claws and mackerel to start and seared Moorland sirloin, lobsters, scorched leek and Cornish potato chips for the main course. The musical genre re-gained popularity last year, after videos of Scottish postman Nathan Evans singing ancient sea shanties went viral on TikTok. The G7 summit will be hosted this year at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall (Getty Images)The G7 summit will be hosted this year at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall (Getty Images) Also Read: G7 summit: What Boris Johnson wants to achieve in Cornwall Share whatsapp Downing Street said the world leaders will sit around fire pits on the beach, while being served roasted marshmallows and buttered rum as they watch the Cornish sea shanty group. Show Comments ▼ The online trend spawned countless memes, imitations and remixes as the country was plunged into a lockdown over winter. There is a long and storied history of sea shanties in Cornwall, with the songs used hundreds of years ago to keep seamen in rhythm on ships. Stefan Boscia World leaders will be treated to a beach BBQ after the second day of the G7 summit in Cornwall, before settling down to listen to a group of men singing sea shanties. Sea shanties still make up a part of the cultural landscape for the region, with Falmouth hosting the International Sea Shanty Festival each year. Also Read: Gordon Brown proposes G7 funding model to vaccinate poorer countries by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactablePost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator They will be served spiced melon, gazpacho, coconut, high note herbs to start and turbot roasted on the bone with Cornish new potatoes and wild garlic pesto with greens from the local Padstow kitchen gardens for the main course.  Boris Johnson’s plan to woo some of the most powerful world leaders at the G7 summit will be aided by a group of musical Cornish seamen on Saturday night. The three-day G7 summit will take place at the luxurious Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall starting on Friday. whatsapp Thursday 10 June 2021 10:30 pm last_img read more

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Investigator, former firearms instructor explains revolver action during DeSimone homicide trial

first_imgHightower also described how they found Rosales’ body partly under a picnic table on the cabin’s front deck and the types of wounds he suffered.Share this story: Then, to fire a second time, Hightower said it’s the same thing.“You’d have to manually bring the hammer back and you would either have to press the trigger back,” Hightower testified. “Or, if you were pressing the trigger back as you were bringing the hammer back and let go of the hammer, it would go forward striking the primer.”DeSimone fired two shots, back to back, at Rosales. Crime & Courts | Juneau | SoutheastInvestigator, former firearms instructor explains revolver action during DeSimone homicide trialMay 1, 2018 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Matt Hightower points to blood evidence on a deck railing taken from William Young’s cabin in Excursion Inlet where Tony Rosales was shot. Hightower testified on Tuesday in the Mark DeSimone homicide trial in Juneau Superior Court. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Only one new witness took the stand Tuesday in the Mark DeSimone homicide trial. He explained the action of the firearm used to shoot Tony Rosales, an issue that DeSimone’s defense likely will focus in on later.DeSimone is standing trial in Juneau Superior Court on charges related to Rosales’ death at an Excursion Inlet cabin in May 2016.There’s been long-standing confusion about the weapon used to shoot Rosales. Some have called it a .41 double-action Magnum revolver. But Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Matt Hightower, a former firearms instructor, said it’s actually single-action. That means you must pull back the hammer before or at the same time as pulling the trigger.center_img His defense intends to argue that it was an unintentional discharge of a firearm.Assistant Public Defender Deborah Macaulay asked Hightower about a trigger pull force of between 2 and 3 ½ pounds.“Would you believe that to be a very light trigger pull?” Macaulay asked.“I guess it would depend on the weapon,” Hightower answered. “It would be a light trigger pull, yes. On a single-action revolver, my experience is that trigger press is a very light trigger press on almost all I have come into contact with.”Assistant District Attorney Amy Paige then asked if Hightower had identified the specific trigger pull force for that particular .41 revolver. He said no.“Have you ever fired that weapon?” Paige asked.“I have not,” Hightower answered.“Do you know anything about the weight required to fire that weapon?” asked Paige.“I do not,” Hightower answered.“When (Macaulay) asked you, ‘What’s your impression of poundage of trigger pull?’ is that just your opinion of that in a vacuum not related to that firearm?” Paige asked.“Yes,” Hightower answered.The rest of Hightower’s testimony included explanations of how he and two other troopers investigated the scene, interviewed witnesses, and photographed the interior and exterior of the cabin.last_img read more

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Juneau Assembly appoints new member, bids farewell to Edwardson

first_imgCBJ Assembly Meetings | Juneau | Local GovernmentJuneau Assembly appoints new member, bids farewell to EdwardsonOctober 26, 2020 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:The Juneau Assembly and city staff bid farewell to Rob Edwardson at Monday’s meeting. (Zoom screenshot)Update, 11 p.m.The Juneau Assembly swore in its newest member and bid farewell to an outgoing member at its first meeting since the Oct. 6 election.Returning members Maria Gladziszewski and Alicia Hughes-Skandijs took their oath together with new member Christine Woll Monday night over Zoom.Each of them will serve a three-year term. Assembly member Loren Jones was appointed deputy mayor.Woll replaces Rob Edwardson. In recognition for his service, the Assembly gifted Edwardson a copper artwork by artist Arnie Weimer and flowers to his wife Sandy.Edwardson was elected in 2017 and worked on a number of issues during his one term on the Assembly. He recently spearheaded the creation of a systemic racism review committee. He was also the Assembly’s only Alaska Native member.Edwardson thanked his colleagues for their support and wished them luck with the tough decisions that lie ahead.“Even when we disagree with one another — sometimes very animatedly — that’s us working together in order to get things done. That’s what it looks like,” Edwardson said. “When somebody opposes on a body, they’re doing what they’re supposed to do and they’re making things better.”Woll said she’s honored to be serving her community and inspired by the way the Assembly has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic so far.“The reason I decided to run was watching you all over the last year,” Woll said. “This is a group that I wanted to be a part of. So thank you all for your hard work and (I’m) excited to jump in.”And she did jump in — Monday’s meeting agenda went on for nearly four hours and was packed with topics related to CARES Act funding and COVID-19 mitigation.They also discussed the safest way to take a group photo of the new Assembly.Original story:The Juneau Assembly will swear in its newest member Monday night during its meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Christine Woll will represent District 2 on the Assembly, replacing outgoing Assembly member Rob Edwardson. She will serve a three-year term. Current Assembly members Maria Gladziszewski and Alicia Hughes-Skandijs were reelected and will begin new, three-year terms. After reorganizing, the Assembly will take up business on a number of issues like CARES Act funding and sales tax exemption onboard cruise ships. Tonight’s meeting will be a hybrid between in-person and virtual. Assembly members and limited staff will be allowed in Assembly Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live. You can also listen live on KTOO 104.3 FM and online, or here once the meeting begins. The public can participate during the meeting by calling or emailing the City Clerk’s office ahead of time, or by hitting the “raise hand” button on the Zoom webinar to speak during public hearing. Details can be found in the meeting packet. This post has been updated.Share this story:last_img read more

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Domino’s Pizza shares tasty as profits surge

first_imgINVESTORS feasted on Domino’s Pizza shares yesterday as the Pepperoni Passion and Mighty Meaty pizza-maker posted better than expected first half profits. The company, which has over 900 stores in the UK and Europe, said sales increased by 14 per cent to £426.7m in the six months to 28 June while underlying operating profits jumped 30 per cent to £32m. Domino’s said the performance was largely driven by investments it made into its UK digital operations, which in turn lifted like-for-like sales in its largest market by 10.3 per cent. Customer downloading and ordering from Domino’s smartphone app reached a record high, with sales overtaking sales through desktop computers for the first time in its history.Chief executive David Wild said that while he was pleased with the performance, it faces tougher comparators in the coming months against a strong performance last year.Its German business is still operating at a loss, although losses narrowed from £4.7m to £1.8m in the first half and like-for-like sales increased by three per cent.“We have a continued programme of e-commerce initiatives and other marketing campaigns. The UK new store pipeline is solid and we are well-positioned for the future,” he said. Shares have risen 26 per cent in the year to date. They closed up 10.45 per cent to 887.5p last night. Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp Domino’s Pizza shares tasty as profits surge More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com whatsapp Tuesday 28 July 2015 8:28 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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ASC sanctions energy exec for making untrue statement to investigators

first_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Securities regulators in Alberta have ordered $32,500 in monetary sanctions against an energy company executive who was found to have lied to investigators. But they rejected a bid for heavier sanctions from regulatory staff. The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) ordered Edmund Shimoon, chairman and CEO of Calvalley Petroleum Inc., to pay an administrative penalty of $25,000 and costs of $7,500, after a hearing panel found that he breached securities laws by making an untrue statement to ASC staff in the course of an investigation. However, the panel dismissed all of the other allegations made against Shimoon and others in the case. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton center_img Keywords EnforcementCompanies Alberta Securities Commission According to the decision, ASC staff sought a penalty “in the range of $50,000-$75,000”, and a one-year ban from acting as an officer or director of any reporting issuer, against Shimoon for the one allegation that was proven. It says that Shimoon argued that staff’s proposed sanctions were “unreasonable and unnecessary”, and that a director-and-officer ban would be particularly “unreasonable and disproportionate”. He suggested that a penalty in the $10,000 to $20,000 range would be more reasonable. And, the panel largely agreed with Shimoon. While it ruled that some sanction is necessary, given “The nature and seriousness of the misconduct found here, and the foreseeable serious adverse effects that a repetition could have on the investigative process”; it ultimately decided that a director and officer ban was not warranted, and that a smaller penalty than the one recommended by ASC staff is appropriate. “We are not convinced that the deterrence needed here — and the intended encouragement of future forthright behaviour — demand Shimoon’s removal as a director and officer, even temporarily, of Calvalley or any other issuer,” it says. “To the contrary, in the circumstances of this case we consider that the bans sought by staff could amount to punishment rather than protection.” “The clearest, simplest and in our view most effective mechanism would be a monetary order – an administrative penalty. We are satisfied that an administrative penalty — alone, and in an appropriate quantum — will suffice in this case,” it concluded. Related news Mouth mechanic turned market manipulatorlast_img read more

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COVID-19 vaccine authorised by medicines regulator

first_imgCOVID-19 vaccine authorised by medicines regulator UK medicines regulator authorises first COVID-19 vaccinePfizer/BioNTech vaccine meets regulator’s strict standards of safety, efficacy and qualityVaccine to be made available across the UK to priority groups from next weekTens of thousands of people will receive an effective and high-quality COVID-19 vaccine from next week, as the UK becomes the first country in the western world to authorise a vaccine.Following rigorous clinical trials involving thousands of people and extensive analysis of the vaccine’s safety, quality and effectiveness by experts from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine has been authorised for use in the UK.Now authorisation has been granted, Pfizer will deliver the vaccine to the UK. In making the recommendation to authorise supply, the MHRA will decide what additional quality assurance checks may be required before a vaccine can be made available. Pfizer will then deliver the vaccines to the UK as soon as possible.The NHS has decades of experience in rolling out successful widespread vaccination programmes and has put in place extensive deployment plans.In line with the recommendations of the independent Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the vaccine will be rolled out to the priority groups including care home residents and staff, people over 80 and health and care workers, then to the rest of the population in order of age and risk, including those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.The vaccine is given in 2 doses – 3 weeks apart – and data from clinical trials showed the vaccine is 94% effective in protecting people over the age of 65 from coronavirus, with trials suggesting it works equally well in people of all ages, races and ethnicities. There were also no serious safety concerns reported in the trials.The UK was the first country to pre-order supplies of the vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech, with 800,000 doses being made available next week and 40 million doses ordered overall – enough to vaccinate up to a third of the population, and the majority of doses anticipated in the first half of next year.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:This is a momentous occasion and provides fresh hope that we can beat this pandemic, with the UK at the forefront of this revolutionary breakthrough.I can’t thank enough every single person who has contributed to this triumph – from the thousands of volunteers who took part in clinical trials, to the teams of expert scientists and clinicians at the MHRA who carefully analysed reams of data.This vaccine, when combined with effective treatments, will form a vital part in making COVID-19 a manageable disease, hopefully allowing us to return to normality in the future.This work will take time so for now we must all play our part and abide by the local restrictions to suppress the virus and protect the NHS as they start this vital work.Business Secretary Alok Sharma said:Since the start of the pandemic, every single person has made an immense sacrifice to protect themselves, their loved ones and the health of our nation. Through it all, we have remained united to defeat a virus that has taken too many before their time.As a nation we owe every scientist, clinician and trial volunteer an enormous debt of gratitude for their victory won against odds that at times seemed impossible. It is thanks to their efforts, and of our Vaccine Taskforce, that the UK was the first country to sign a deal with Pfizer/BioNTech and will now be the first to deploy their vaccine.While today’s breakthrough is a positive one, we will not end the pandemic overnight. But in years to come, we will look back and remember this moment as the day the United Kingdom led humanity’s charge against this terrible disease.The MHRA started the rolling review of Pfizer/BioNTech’s data in October and the government asked the regulator to assess the vaccine for its suitability for authorisation under Regulation 174 of the Human Medicines Regulations, enabling the temporary supply of medicines to be authorised in response to a public health need, which the regulator has recommended.NHS England will outline /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:breakthrough, business, clinical trials, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, healthcare, Immunisation, public health, regulation, Scientists, Secretary, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, vaccinationlast_img read more

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Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe

first_imgStatement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe The White HouseNational Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone yesterday with Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe, Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Danish Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Sullivan expressed the Biden Administration’s appreciation for the strong relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Denmark. He thanked Mr. Ellermann-Kingombe for Denmark’s leadership of the NATO Mission Iraq and its continued contributions to the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. They agreed to work together on addressing the climate crisis and to coordinate on shared foreign policy priorities, including China and common interests in the Arctic and High North. /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:Afghanistan, Arctic, China, climate, climate crisis, crisis, Denmark, Government, Iraq, leadership, military, Minister, NATO, Prime Minister, security, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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Help plan 2022 National Multicultural Festival

first_imgHelp plan 2022 National Multicultural Festival Be part of planning the 2022 National Multicultural Festival by joining our inaugural advisory body – the National Multicultural Festival Community Panel Reference Group.I recently announced that the 25th Anniversary of the National Multicultural Festival will be held on the weekend of Friday 18 to Sunday 20 February 2022.The ACT Government is seeking expressions of interest from representatives of Canberra’s culturally and linguistically diverse community to join the Festival’s reference group.The role of the reference group is to advise on aspects such as the delivery of the National Multicultural Festival, and assist in the planning phase and in the lead-up to the event on strategies to encourage participation of the ACT multicultural community. The National Multicultural Festival’s Steering Committee will consider this advice in its decision-making process.The National Multicultural Festival is undoubtedly Canberra’s premier event which fosters participation, social inclusion and harmony by bringing the Canberra community together to celebrate our shared cultural diversity.I encourage members of Canberra’s multicultural community to consider applying to contribute to the planning of a successful National Multicultural Festival in 2022.The selection of community members to join the Community Panel Reference Group will align with the ACT Government’s diversity and representation objectives including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation.Applications open at 2:00pm Friday 19 March 2021 and close at5:00pm Friday 30 April 2021. /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Act, ACT Government, anniversary, Australia, Canberra, community, festival, Government, harmony, Premierlast_img read more

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