Ministerial appointments 2 March 2021

first_imgMinisterial appointments 2 March 2021 The Queen has been pleased to approve the following ministerial appointments following Royal Assent of the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Act 2021.Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP to be designated as a Minister on Leave (Attorney General)Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP to be Attorney GeneralLucy Frazer QC MP to be Solicitor GeneralThe Queen has also been pleased to approve that Lucy Frazer be sworn of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.The Prime Minister gives the Attorney General his very best wishes for her maternity leave and looks forward to welcoming her back in the autumn. /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:attorney-general, council, Government, maternity, Minister, Prime Minister, Queen, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

7 items to check off your to-do list

first_img Published: Feb. 4, 2021 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail This week, complete your Buff Pass check-in before coming to campus, apply for UROP student grant funding, find your study spot and more. Get your questions answeredThe Buff Info Team can help answer questions on a variety of topics related to CU Boulder and connect you with the right resources. Send a question or call 303-492-INFO (4636). Apply for UROP student grant fundingUndergraduates of all majors are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 to $3,000 through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Grant applications are due Feb. 12. Meet with your academic advisorMeet with your academic advisor to explore interests and opportunities specific for you. Student organizations: Apply for UMC office space, lockers by Feb. 5The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space or lockers for the fall 2021 semester. Apply online by Friday, Feb. 5. Take a free mental health assessmentTake a free mental health assessment to help you prioritize your needs. Find your study spotStudents can use the campus scheduling system, EMS, to book classrooms for studying (up to three hours) or eating (up to 30 minutes). This and other options for finding space on campus are available on the Find Your Study Spot page. Complete your Buff Pass check-in before coming to campusFor each day you intend to be on campus, remember to complete your Buff Pass—CU Boulder’s confidential and easy-to-use daily health check-in system. Set a daily reminder on your calendar and create a shortcut on your phone. Learn more about Buff Pass.Categories:CU Boulder LifeCampus Communitylast_img read more

Increased Tonnage at Panama Canal

first_imgThe Panama Canal registered an increase in tonnage to 326.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2014 which concluded on September 30.This figure represents a 2 percent increase compared to the 320.6 million PC/UMS tons registered in FY 2013, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).“The increase was primarily driven by the bulk carrier segment which registered an 18.2 percent increase totaling 85.9 million PC/UMS tons, compared to the 72.7 million PC/UMS tons registered the previous year.The dynamic movement of bulk through the Panama Canal in the last year is attributed to the surge in grain cargo flows from the US Gulf to Asia,” ACP said.Other top market segments during this fiscal year included car carriers with 45.8 million PC/UMS and gas carriers with 6.0 million PC /UMS tons, which increased 6.7 percent and 24.2 percent, respectively.The Panama Canal’s fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.The Canal is currently undergoing a USD 5.3 billion expansion project, which has achieved an overall progress of 78%.The project is expected to be complete by December 2015, 16 months behind schedule due to work suspension triggered by cost overruns.The Panama Canal Pilots raised their voice against not being involved in the consultation and development process of the expansion of the canal by the Panama Canal administration.The Union said it was concerned about potential dangers behind the intended navigation proposals as they believe them to be unsafe.[mappress]Press Release, October 15, 2014last_img read more

Dominican launches new online booking website

first_img 192 Views   one comment 4 July, 2016, ROSEAU – Dominican, Clive Stewart has launched a new booking website. This site, Dominica Housing, will serve as the central online portal for accommodation service providers to market their product and travellers to find comfort when searching for vacation homes in Dominica. Persons can view on any device, from desktops to mobile phones, iPads and tablets. Travellers both here and abroad can sit in the comfort of their patios and book their home away from home with just one click. Dominica housing website incorporate numerous feature to enhance visitors booking experience; clients can shortlist prospective listings and compare prices, features, and amenities. Clients can also choose from multiple optional services including the ability for hosts to opt-in to verify listings.About the websiteDominica Housing connect people to unique places in Dominica. Included are apartments for University students, hotels, guest houses, villas, condo’s and inns across the Island. It’s completely free for the first year, easy to use and intuitive. Do you own a hotel or Apartment? Hosts can simply sign up to take advantage of the benefits – including market their rooms locally, regionally, and internationally. How does it work? – Simple! Sign-up on Dominica Housing, the steps are minimal and no credit card is required. You can optionally opt-in to verifying your listings making it even more appealing to prospective guests. (Verified listings involves verifying email address, telephone number, business locations and photos to reassure visitors that what is displayed on site the is authentic).Every host gets their own control panel which will displays visitor’s stats and gives hosts the ability to manage their client’s reviews and leads. They can also view booking requests and have the ability to request a review from previous clients with just one click!Dominica Housing – Make yourself at home! About the Dominica HousingDominica Housing was founded in 2003. The aim is to be the number one booking site for all visitors to Dominica. Our mission is to provide a much need service to Dominicans and potential visitors by facilitating accommodation through our online booking site which connect visitors directly to the rental owners (direct booking) giving them the power to retain 100% of the profit.For more information; email [email protected] or call 767 -277-0413. Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! BusinessLocalNews Dominican launches new online booking website by: – July 4, 2016last_img read more

Ski jumping: Kobayashi misses out on historical World Cup 7-peat

first_imgVAL DI FIEMME, ITALY – Ryoyu Kobayashi saw his World Cup winning streak end Sunday when he finished seventh in the second men’s large hill individual competition of the weekend, won by Poland’s Dawid Kubacki.Kobayashi, who became the fifth male ski jumper to win six consecutive International Ski Federation World Cup events on Saturday, scored a total of 249.2 points, jumping 128 and 122.5 meters. Kubacki, who was second to Kobayashi in Saturday’s competition, recorded leaps of 129.5 and 131.5 meters for a total of 271.1 points. He claimed his first career World Cup title after two runner-up finishes in 2019.The 22-year-old Kobayashi was second after the opening round of jumps, trailing Kubacki by only 1.8 points, but could not turn things around in the second attempt, missing the chance to become the first ski jumper in history to win seven World Cups in a row.“My take-off in the first run was a bit off. In the second run I think it was the wind,” said Four Hills Grand Slam champion Kobayashi.“Neither were good jumps so I’m disappointed but what’s done is done,” he said.Kobayashi still has a clear lead in the overall World Cup standings with 1,092 points. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ski jumping, Ryoyu Kobayashi, Dawid Kubacki, International Ski Federation World Cup center_img Ryoyu Kobayashi finished seventh at the ski jumping World Cup event in Val di Fiemme, Italy, on Sunday, breaking his streak of six straight victories in the competition. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDSlast_img read more

Russia plans WADA Olympic ban appeal

first_imgMOSCOW (AP):Russia has signalled that it will file an appeal against its four-year Olympic ban due to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions which President Vladimir Putin branded “unfair” yesterday.The Russian anti-doping agency’s supervisory board voted yesterday to file an arbitration case with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. WADA ruled last week that Russia had manipulated doping laboratory data to cover up past offences.Putin said it was not fair to threaten Russia with more doping-related punishment and that any sanctions should be on an individual basis. “I think it is not just unfair but not corresponding to common sense and law,” Putin said. VERDICT The case is likely to be referred to CAS within the next 10-15 days, supervisory board chairman Alexander Ivlev said. After a panel of three CAS arbitrators is chosen, a verdict will be issued within three months.“The ball will be in WADA’s court, and the issue will be discussed in a legal context,” Ivlev said. “We consider the argumentation to be fairly strong, and we will see how the issue develops.”Thursday’s decision must be approved by another panel of Russian sports and anti-doping figures, but that seems a formality.Most of the panel’s members, including the Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Paralympic Committee, have said they want an appeal. Sports officials are likely to have substantial influence over how the case is argued and the hiring of lawyers rather than leaving it in the hands of Russian anti-doping agency chief executive officer Yuri Ganus. He is a frequent critic of top officials and has said that the appeal has little chance of success.Senior political figures, including Putin, had also signalled that they wanted an appeal filed.“We need to wait calmly for the relevant rulings, including the arbitration court ruling, and we’ll know what position we’re in,” Putin said yesterday. “Russian athletes have been training and will keep training for all competitions.”The WADA sanctions, announced last week, ban the use of the Russian team name, flag, or anthem at a range of major sports competitions over the next four years, including next year’s Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.However, Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as neutrals if they pass a vetting process that examines their history of drug testing and possible involvement in over-ups at the lab.last_img read more

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

first_imgFILE – In this June 5, 2014, file photo, a man makes a submarine sandwich with mortadella, cooked salami, ham, Genoa salami and sweet capicola at a delicatessen in Massachusetts. An international team of researchers is questioning the advice to limit red and processed meats, saying the link to cancer and heart disease is weak. Their conclusions were swiftly attacked by a group of prominent U.S. scientists who tried to stop publication of the research, arguing it sends the wrong message. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)NEW YORK | Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak?A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat.Their conclusions were swiftly attacked by a group of prominent U.S. scientists who took the unusual step of trying to stop publication until their criticisms were addressed.The new work does not say red meat and processed meats like hot dogs and bacon are healthy or that people should eat more of them. The reviews of past studies generally support the ties to cancer, heart disease and other bad health outcomes. But the authors say the evidence is weak, and that there’s not much certainty meat is really the culprit, since other diet and lifestyle factors could be at play.Most people who understand the magnitude of the risks would say “Thanks very much, but I’m going to keep eating my meat,” said co-author Dr. Gordon Guyatt of McMaster University in Canada.It’s the latest example of how divisive nutrition research has become, with its uncertainties leaving the door open for conflicting advice. Critics say findings often aren’t backed by strong evidence. Defenders counter that nutrition studies can rarely be conclusive because of the difficulty of measuring the effects of any single food, but that methods have improved.“What we need to do is look at the weight of evidence — that’s what courts of law use,” said Dr. Walter Willett, a professor of nutrition at Harvard University who was among those calling for the papers’ publication to be postponed.Willett, who has led studies tying meat to bad health outcomes, also said the reviews do not consider the particularly pronounced benefits of switching from red meat to vegetarian options.The journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, defended the work and said the request to have it pulled before publication is not how scientific discourse is supposed to happen. Guyatt called the attempt to halt publication “silly.”In the papers, the authors sought to gauge the potential impact of eating less meat, noting the average of two to four servings a week eaten in North America and Western Europe. They said the evidence for cutting back wasn’t compelling. For example, they found that cutting three servings of red meat a week would result in seven fewer cancer deaths per 1,000 people.Based on the analyses, a panel of the international researchers said people do not have to cut back for health reasons. But they note their own advice is weak and that they didn’t take into account other factors, such as animal welfare and the toll meat production has on the environment.There was dissent even among the authors; three of the 14 panelist said they support reducing red and processed meats. A co-author of one review is also among those who called for a publication delay.Those who pushed to postpone publication also questioned why certain studies were included or excluded in the reviews. Harvard’s Dr. Frank Hu also noted that about a third of American adults eat at least one serving of red meat a day. He said the benefits of cutting back would be larger for those who eat such high amounts.Still, other researchers not involved in the reviews have criticized nutrition science for producing weak and conflicting findings. Dr. John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, said such advice can distract from clearer, more effective messages, such as limiting how much we eat.As for his own diet, Guyatt said he no longer thinks red or processed meats have significant health risks. But he said he still avoids them out of habit, and for animal welfare and environmental reasons.The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.last_img read more