Labour Party suspends former MP as anti-semitism row shows no sign of quieting down

Share whatsapp Labour Party suspends former MP as anti-semitism row shows no sign of quieting down The Labour Party’s ongoing anti-semitism row has hit the headlines again today following the suspension of a former MP over a social media outburst.Jim Sheridan, who lost his parliamentary seat in 2015, was alleged to have said he had lost his respect and empathy for the Jewish community and their suffering “due to what they and their Blairite plotters are doing to my party and the long-suffering people of Britain who need a radical Labour government.” More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Saturday 18 August 2018 1:13 pm The former Paisley and Renfrewshire North MP’s suspension by the Labour Party comes amid growing questions around Jeremy Corby’s stance of anti-semitism.Read more: Mayor of London warns capital must prepare for no-deal BrexitLast week the Labour leader came under fire after saying he did not think he was “actually involved” in a wreath-laying ceremony held near the graves of founders of the Black September terrorist group, despite photographs proving that he was.A statement from the party earlier today said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints of anti-Semitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms.Read more: Pound sinks to 11-month low after Liam Fox’s no deal Brexit warning”All complaints about anti-Semitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.” read more

Labour thinks ‘market competitive’ bonds idea ‘taps into Captain Tom spirit

first_imgCurrently bond yields are at an all-time low, with 10-year bond yields at less than 1 per cent. While Starmer gave no further details about the bonds, a Labour source told City A.M. that the bond yields would be “competitive with the market”. (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour thinks its ‘market competitive’ bonds proposal will ‘tap into Captain Tom spirit’ whatsapp Share Starmer unveiled two new policies today, announcing that a Labour government would give 100,000 loans to start-up businesses and create a UK bond to aid the nation’s post-Covid economic recovery. Sir Keir Starmer’s proposal for a new UK recovery bond would be sold at “market competitive rates” and would aim to “tap into” the spirit shown by the public when supporting Captain Tom Moore last year. Stefan Boscia Thursday 18 February 2021 5:04 pm Labour thinks its ‘market competitive’ bonds proposal will ‘tap into Captain Tom spirit’ The policies came during a speech that aimed to reveal more of the party’s economic direction under Starmer, with the opposition leader saying “for too long Labour has failed to realise that the only way to deliver social justice and equality is through a strong partnership with business”. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ (Getty Images) The Labour leader said the new bond would “raise billions to invest in local communities, jobs and businesses” and “could help build the infrastructure of the future – investing in science, skills, technology and British manufacturing”. (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour thinks its ‘market competitive’ bonds proposal will ‘tap into Captain Tom spirit’ Julian Jessop, fellow at the free market Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, said he struggled to see the point of a recovery bond. The source said that Labour’s recovery bond would be attractive to consumers, over other institution’s debt instruments, as there would be “moral element of knowing your savings are being put to use to rebuild the economy”. “People can already buy gilts and National Savings, or invest in UK businesses using private vehicles,” he said. “We see this as tapping into the same spirit shown by the public when Captain Tom was fundraising – there is a clear desire to be part of the national effort and support the country through this crisis,” they said. Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthSportinal20+ Female Gymnasts And How They Look NowSportinalMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

The ACA replacement would devastate America’s health

first_img Leana S. Wen But the American Health Care Act, the proposed “repeal and replacement” plan, would eliminate the fund, putting the health, well-being, and security of Americans at immediate risk. When it comes to protecting our citizens, this so-called strategy is unscientific, irresponsible, and inhumane.There are three key areas that, if cut, would result in especially drastic consequences to our nation’s health.Outbreak preparedness and infectious disease preventionWith the recent emergence of diseases such as Ebola and Zika, local public health agencies have needed to put into place effective, agile strategies to address threats to public welfare. Local health departments were immediately on the front line of addressing the threat of Zika well before Congress answered the call for additional resources, which took 220 days.The Prevention and Public Health Fund currently provides nearly half of the funding for the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity program. It supports the efforts of state and local health departments to track outbreaks for conditions like meningitis and foodborne illness. It also helps develop rapid responses to evolving threats such as Ebola and the West Nile virus.The fund also supports more than 40 percent of the CDC’s immunization program, which protects Americans from contagious illnesses, including outbreaks of measles and the flu. As part of this funding, my state of Maryland received nearly $1 million to build a vaccine safety net for uninsured people to keep them and their communities healthier.Without these resources, the local capacity to provide emergency services to residents during times of extreme need will be decimated, putting all Americans at risk. Chronic disease preventionThe US spends more than three of every four health care dollars on treating chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and lung disease, the top three causes of death in the US.In 2017, the Prevention and Public Health Fund will invest nearly $1 billion in programs across the country to support evidence-based prevention programs. During the last fiscal year, it provided Maryland with $3.5 million to fight obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure, risk factors that contribute to the leading causes of death.These resources reduce the short-term burden on the American health care system, limit the long-term personal and societal costs associated with these chronic conditions and, most important, save lives.The responsibility of providing these crucial services — and absorbing any potential cuts — would fall to the limited budgets of state and local health departments.Childhood lead poisoning preventionAs shown by the ongoing tragedy in Flint, Mich., lead poisoning remains an important health issue for communities across the country. Tags insurancepublic health About the Author Reprints By Leana S. Wen March 22, 2017 Reprints Related: Obamacare repeal and Trump’s spending plan put CDC budget in peril As a physician who has treated patients in the emergency department before and after the Affordable Care Act was instituted, I have seen firsthand how it has transformed the lives of many of my patients. And as the health commissioner for Baltimore city, I have seen how it has safeguarded the lives of more than 40,000 residents in my city, and millions more around the country, who would otherwise be uninsured.But there is more to the repeal of the ACA and its replacement with the American Health Care Act than the potential loss of health insurance by tens of millions of Americans. The act also includes a sustained mechanism to safeguard a healthier, more secure, and financially stable future for America: the Prevention and Public Health Fund.Created in 2010, this is the first federal funding source dedicated to public health. It directly empowers communities to prevent chronic conditions and helps local jurisdictions be more agile in responding to health crises while reducing long-term health costs.advertisement First OpinionThe ACA replacement would devastate America’s health center_img Using Prevention and Public Health Fund resources, the CDC has given millions of dollars to support childhood lead poisoning prevention in nearly 30 states, including $17 million in fiscal year 2016. Such public health funds have enabled the city of Baltimore to reduce the number of children with elevated blood levels by 98 percent between 2002 and 2015. While we celebrate this immense progress, we acknowledge that our work is not done: Any level of lead in any of our children is unacceptable. Without these funds to monitor blood-lead levels or eliminate sources of lead, countless children will continue to suffer from this devastating and ultimately preventable disease.Those of us on the front line of health must remain vigilant in responding to both long-term challenges and emerging health threats.The proposed replacement for the ACA will roll back gains for millions of Americans and worsen the health of our nation. In addition to punishing many of our society’s most vulnerable individuals, its elimination of the Prevention and Public Health Fund without offering any replacement would endanger national security and raise long-term costs to the detriment of taxpayers and insurers.Approving the AHCA and losing the Prevention and Public Health Fund would put into jeopardy the safety of our country and that of generations to come.Leana Wen, MD, is the commissioner of health in Baltimore city. Related: Health workers don protective gear as they train for an Ebola outbreak. Eric Gay/AP ‘Kids don’t get a second chance’: EPA staff fear cuts to health programs under Trump Through the ACA, the Prevention and Public Health Fund accounts for nearly one-seventh of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — approximately $1 billion a year.advertisement @DrLeanaWen More specifically, these funds are used to prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic conditions that are major causes of death in the United States. The fund also provides support for cities to prevent disease outbreaks, ensuring that our nation is prepared to face developing threats such as bioterrorism and Ebola and other infectious diseases.last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: Portlaoise-based Internal Results seeking to hire an IT Support Technician

first_img WhatsApp JOB VACANCY: Portlaoise-based Internal Results seeking to hire an IT Support Technician GAA Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th April 2019 Twitter GAA GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp TAGSInternal Results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Previous articleBord na Móna propose major renewable gas plant near PortlaoiseNext articleBusiness incentive scheme extended in Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Portlaoise-based Internal Results seeking to hire an IT Support Technician Jobs Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Internal Results are now recruiting for an IT Support Technician to join our team based in Portlaoise.We provide performance-based B2B lead generation solutions for Technology & Professional Services companies globally and the role will consist of supporting and maintaining IT on a day to day basis.IT Support Technician Responsibilities:Installing, configuring and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure usability.Office365 Administration and ImplementationActive Directory Administration and Implementation.Installing, upgrading and maintaining Sophos anti-virus software to ensure security at the user level.Providing support to users and being the first point of contact for error reporting.Establishing good relationships with all departments, colleagues and key suppliersManaging technical documentation.Monitor our IPs and domains reputation and request removal from blacklists.IT Support Technician Requirements:Degree in Computer Science or related field.2+ years experience in computer networks and systems maintenance.Experience with DNS and AWS advantageous.Experience with Basic VOIP advantageous.Good problem-solving skills.To ApplyFor more information or to apply, please email [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Laois footballer urging parents to check out new Healthy Kidz app which is free to download this week

first_img Pinterest Parents can simply download an Activity Pack specific to their child’s age and kids get coins for each healthy activity recorded that go towards them creating their own avatar.The categories for getting coins are broken down into sport, exercise, healthy eating and well-being.“It’s all about being physically and mentally active in a positive way,” says Begley, who is involved with the Healthy Kidz business.“Kids can sometimes be glued to their phones but we’re saying how can we use that in a positive way.”The app has widespread use in schools across Northern Ireland and Begley is hoping to increase it use in primary schools here too.Speaking with Colm, he explained what their digital resource was and how he sees it aiding young children in Ireland.The app is just one piece of the larger rescource and Colm and the Healthy Kidz team aim to engage Laois schools over the coming weeks to invite them to use their resource to promote and encourage physical and mental health for their students.“It’s designed and delivered by highly qualified, experienced and motivated teachers, coaches and health professionals and will enable schools to accurately record and report on the health and wellbeing of their pupils on an ongoing basis,” he said.“As part of this Digital Programme, our team have built an expansive content portal, which contains resources and lessonideas covering our key strands in School PE, NET (Nutrition, Eyes & Teeth) and Emotional Wellbeing.“Our programme is comprehensive, effective, sustainable, and fun and aims to create a positive and proactive pathway of activity for every child in school and at home.“Every child’s health matters and Healthy Kidz gives every child and opportunity to realise their best mstate of well-being in a fun and fully inclusive programme.“Our Healthy Kidz App will allow children to continue their healthy lifestyle journey outside of the classroom in a fun and interactive way.”Visit www.healthy-kidz.com to download the app and the free Halloween activity pack.For further information, you can contact [email protected] and you can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram.SEE ALSO – ‘Character’ test ahead for Laois hurlers following Dublin defeat By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th October 2020 WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleA young Laois man’s encounter with Roy Keane during his time at CelticNext articleRanking 10 of the most unforgettable Tipperary characters of all time LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival center_img With the kids off school all this week some will more than likely spend time looking at their phones or iPads.But despite the Coronavirus-related restrictions, there is still an opportunity to exercise and Laois footballer Colm Begley is behind a new app in the Republic of Ireland that will allow kids be active and encourage healthy eating and mindfulness.The Healthy Kidz app, which has been used by schools in Northern Ireland for the past number of years, is free to download in the Republic at the moment and is specifically focused on being healthy and active over Halloween. WhatsApp Home Sport Laois footballer urging parents to check out new Healthy Kidz app which… Sport Laois footballer urging parents to check out new Healthy Kidz app which is free to download this week Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSColm BegleyHealthy Kidz Electric Picnic last_img read more

NK Strikes Back at ‘Mein Kampf’ Claim

first_imgNews SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kang Mi Jin – 2013.06.19 9:20pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter NK Strikes Back at ‘Mein Kampf’ Claim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The North Korean authorities have reacted angrily to the suggestion that Kim Jong Eun may have secretly given copies of “Mein Kampf,” the text written in the 1920s by Adolf Hitler, to elite regime officials. The claim was made by the Seoul-based defector organization “New Focus” on the 17th, citing a North Korean official working in China.The Ministry of People’s Security, in a statement released by Chosun Central News Agency today, declared that it is “determined to take substantial measures to physically remove the despicable human scum” who are trying to halt North Korea’s progress toward “final victory.”The piece blamed the governments of South Korea and the United States for encouraging and promoting false narratives spread by defectors, asserting, “On June 18th, South Korea fed to Yonhap News and The Washington Post articles contributed by defectors saying that copies of the book [Mein Kampf] authored by Hitler were presented to officials in [North Korea] as gifts and a campaign is now under way to learn from the experiences gained in rebuilding the [Third Reich] that existed in Germany after the First World War.”However, “By origin, defectors are human scum who were deserted even by their country and kinsmen, branded as elements subject to legal punishment in the clean society of (North Korea) for their crimes of murder, robbery, pilferage, embezzlement of state property and corruption.” News Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News last_img read more

Financial advice adds great value to group pension plan, RRSP members

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Professional financial advice from licensed advisors is a key part of the support system offered to members of more than half of Canadian group pension plan and RRSP sponsors, according to a new report from Winnipeg-based Great-West Life Assurance Co. (GWL). Assante offering free advice to those hit by crisis Specifically, the GWL study, entitled Forecasting the Future of Group Retirement Plans, finds that 57% of defined contribution (DC) pension plan sponsors and 61% of RRSP sponsors say they provide their members with access to professional financial advice. This integration of this advice into the group benefits system provides a distinct financial advantage to workers, says Christine van Staden, vice president, national accounts, group retirement distribution for GWL, in a statement. “Canadians who work with an advisor have household assets over four times higher than those who don’t,” explains van Staden, citing data from a study the Montreal-based Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations produced in 2012. “I see a significant opportunity to improve the financial wellness of Canadians by offering advice in group retirement plans.” Read: The changing face of financial advice GWL’s report finds that 63% of smaller sponsors with fewer than 500 employees are more likely to provide those employees with access to financial advice compared with 52% of sponsors with 500 employees or more. It may be difficult for larger sponsors to offer the in-person services of an advisor, so they may look to their plan provider to offer education and other support for members, van Staden says. The report also suggests that the value advisors provide to plan members will increase as advisors continue to embrace more flexible ways of communicating their advice. In particular, there will be a growing use of online chats and telephone calls between licensed advisors and group plan members, predicts Amanda Fickling, 
director, marketing and communications, group retirement services, GWL. Read: Why it’s time to update your communication strategy These methods of communication “provide the convenience of planning from anywhere and on the member’s own time,” explains Fickling in the report, “but offer the support of professionals when needed.” Other ways of providing information to plan members is through seminars, which are popular with 58% of DC pension plan sponsors and 43% of group RRSP sponsors. More than a quarter (27%) of DC plan sponsors and 22% of group RRSP sponsors offer advice that’s specific to members who are getting close to retirement. The report’s data are based on the results of updated plan sponsor profiles in the Canadian Institutional Investment Network, in addition to an online survey fielded by Transcontinental Inc., which owns and publishes Investment Executive. Data were collected between March and August 2016 from 333 organizations offering a DC plan, group RRSP and/or a deferred profit sharing plan to their employees. Photo copyright: convisum/123RF Bespoke advice becoming more important in changing industry Related news Budget proposal aims to help low-income earners access advice Keywords Group retirement savings plans,  Value of adviceCompanies Great-West Life Assurance Co. Tessie Sanci Ontario’s new public sector pension manager comes into effect Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

New asset allocation head at Gluskin Sheff

first_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments Matthew Lehmann will join Toronto-based Gluskin Sheff as managing director, head of asset allocation, said parent company Onex Corp. in a release on Monday.Lehmann will lead strategic asset allocation and investment strategy for Gluskin Sheff clients, in close partnership with the firm’s chief investment officer, Peter Zaltz, the release said. Jeff Moody, Gluskin Sheff’s president and CEO, said Lehman brings “the expertise and experience to help clients assemble the most appropriate portfolio for the protection and growth of family wealth.”“Together with the recent investments we’ve made in wealth, tax and estate planning, we’re looking forward to helping our clients manage generational wealth through both challenging and prosperous times,” Moody added.Lehmann has more than a decade of strategic asset allocation and portfolio management experience, and previously was global head of multi-asset investment at Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland. Grand opening, cutting red ribbon 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords Appointments,  Asset allocationCompanies Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. CETFA elects new board leader IE Staff Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

NBC News’ Tom Costello to speak at CU Feb. 26

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 19, 2013 Students will have an exclusive opportunity to meet one of the country’s most prolific broadcast journalists, Tom Costello (Jour’87), on Tuesday, Feb. 26, when he presents “Breaking the News with Tom Costello.” A free reception with food will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Costello’s talk at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Eaton Humanities room 1B50.Students interested in attending the event must register. From Princess Diana’s death to the US Airways Hudson River landing, Costello has covered some of the most captivating stories of our times. He has been an NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C., since 2005, and reports daily for the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and CNBC. His assignments have taken him around the world from the terrorist bombings in Madrid, to the Persian Gulf, Japan and the barrios of Mexico. Costello got his start in journalism at CU using a typewriter. He remembers audio-recording ABC World News with Peter Jennings at night and transcribing the entire broadcast, so he could study the writing. The Alumni Leadership Lecture series is sponsored by the CU-Boulder Alumni Association and the Newton Leadership Chair.Photo courtesy of NBC Newslast_img read more

$2 million Scripps family gift to support student-athletes on and off the field

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail CU Boulder student-athlete Kabion Ento receives resume guidance from Lauren Unrein, assistant director for the Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program. (Credit: Matt Tyrie/CU Boulder)For the Scripps family, being a student-athlete means being prepared to lead – whether in the classroom, sports arena or workplace.The family’s recent $2 million endowment invests in successful futures for CU Boulder’s student-athletes through the university’s Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). The program, now named the Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program in honor of the family’s investment, focuses on helping student-athletes achieve personal and professional success. How to Support Student-AthletesThe Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program focuses on helping student-athletes achieve personal and professional success.Learn More“Working with the Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program means a lot to me,” said CU football team captain Kabion Ento. “It demonstrates that CU cares about us when we leave, and it puts us in a position to be successful. They help us network and connect with different people, which really goes a long way.”Bill and Kathy Scripps appreciate the value that the student-athlete can add to the workplace. For the Scripps family, the gift is important because it gives CU student-athletes a leg up as they are preparing for life. They hope their investment in the program will enable student-athletes to build valuable leadership and career skills, aiding in successful transitions to life after CU Boulder. The program currently serves about 380 student-athletes annually.  Through LCDP, student-athletes receive individualized coaching in key areas of personal and professional development. They engage in life skills workshops, service learning experiences, and transition programs into and out of CU. The professional development programming provides support in career exploration, career preparation, and career implementation, while staff members build tailored career readiness plans based on each student-athlete’s unique personal story. Published: Dec. 11, 2018 center_img Bill and Kathy Scripps, pictured with son, Willie, and daughter, Shelby, invested $2 million in CU Boulder’s Leadership and Career Development Program to ensure personal and professional success for student-athletes.“This is an innovative program,” said Dave Callan, director of LCDP. “Its tenets of self-awareness, leadership, service and career development help student-athletes to understand, reflect upon and leverage their unique student-athlete experience at CU Boulder.”“We are very thankful to Bill and Kathy Scripps for all that they have done for our university and athletic department,” said Athletic Director Rick George. “Their generous gift to LCDP will allow us to significantly impact the futures of our student-athletes.”The Scripps’s gift supports CU Boulder’s strategic imperative of shaping tomorrow’s leaders, while ensuring that current and future student-athletes feel supported in their professional endeavors.“It’s great to know that I have people and resources to help me succeed outside of football,” said Ento.Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitylast_img read more