CLIMATE change eco-warriors are planning to disrupt Tube services today after 290 people were arrested in the capital this week. Extinction Rebellion demonstrators caused travel chaos at Parliament Square, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch this week to protest climate change. Chaos will continue today as the group will “non-violently disrupt Tube services to highlight the emergency of ecological collapse”. They added: “Participants will peacefully break the law in order to stop the Tube and then will wait to be arrested. “We sincerely apologise to all those who may suffer as a consequence of this disruption. In any other circumstances we would never dream of disrupting the Tube but this is an emergency. “We request that workers do not intervene in the protests to ensure that they go as smoothly and safely as possible for all involved.” There are no further details about what Tube stations will be affected and when this disruption will … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion plan to stop the Tube TODAY after 290 arrests in the capital
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The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. In this edition: Government reshuffle rumoured in Germany, Notre-Dame blaze shocks Paris, Italian government under investigation and much more… You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// BERLIN New government after EU elections? The outcome of the European elections might lead to a cabinet reshuffle, several major German papers report. German-British dual citizen Justice Minister Katarina Barley, the SPD’s top candidate for the EU elections, is expected to move to the new EU Parliament, thus freeing up one post in Angela Merkel’s government. Barley might not be the only one to leave after the elections as the question will rise again whether Merkel will stay on until the end of her mandate, the papers write. EURACTIV media partner Der Tagesspiegel adds that there are already heated debates in the CDU about Ursula von der Leyen … [Read more...] about Winds of change in Germany after EU elections?
Colin Greenwood 13 April 2019 9:00 AM 13 April 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Nature’s Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present Philipp BlomPicador, pp.316, £25 At a dinner recently I was told the story of a Canadian billionaire (now defined in banking circles as someone withmore than $500 million in liquid assets) who is building an escape destination from the oncoming climate apocalypse: an ersatz Versailles, with two runways, deep in the thawing Canadian tundra. Four hundred years earlier, the world faced a different meteorological crisis. Temperatures plummeted by around 2° C, and summers zig-zagged between floods and droughts, possibly due to variations in solar and geothermal activity. Harvests were cut short, rivers and seas froze over as the climate changed with a biblical ferocity. Birds, frozen on the wing, were said to have plummeted from the sky. Fish shoals and whales … [Read more...] about How climate change led to capitalism
0 Have your say Maven Capital Partners, the Glasgow-headquartered private equity firm, has led the management buy-out (MBO) of a Cumbernauld-based window manufacturer. CMS Window Systems, which Maven has acquired from Lloyds Banking Group’s private equity arm LDC, has completed an MBO which included “the largest equity cheque ever written” by the Glasgow investor.The deal, full details of which have not been disclosed, represents the fourth investment made by Maven’s UK Regional Buyout Fund, which recently closed after raising £100 million from investors including Scottish Enterprise.Maven has taken a majority stake in CMS to enable the business to “further pursue its social housing strategy” and to target the larger English market.The manufacturer will also create jobs as it seeks to capitalise on the increased demand for energy-efficient windows and doors in new-build housing.The firm employs almost 300 people and is on … [Read more...] about Maven Capital leads MBO at Cumbernauld windows firm
TORONTO – The head of the Ukrainian World Congress International Observation Mission to Ukraine’s 2019 elections, Eugene Czolij, concluded a working visit to Kyiv on February 11-15 to launch the mission’s work in Ukraine. Within the framework of his visit, Mr. Czolij met with representatives of the governing authorities, specifically with the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the leadership of other international and national observation missions in Ukraine, as well as representatives of civil society in Ukraine working mainly in the areas of media monitoring and communications. The meetings focused on the preparation of the Ukrainian presidential election on March 31, and the monitoring of this process by the UWC mission. Mr. Czolij noted that the UWC mission will be deploying long-term remote observers to monitor media and short-term observers to monitor the voting process throughout Ukraine and in Ukraine’s diplomatic … [Read more...] about UWC election observation mission launches work in Ukrainian capital