Boris Johnson has officially launched his bid to become UK prime minister – backed by a small avalanche of new supporters in parliament, and a fresh opinion poll seen as suggesting that the Conservatives under his leadership would romp home in a general election. The frontrunner in the race is seen as being in an increasingly strong position in the race. But even if he fails, his rhetoric and message on Brexit have set the tone for the debate. There have been many references to a “clean, managed Brexit”, but critics of “no deal” argue it would be dirty and chaotic. The hardline stance taken by the ex-foreign secretary and other leading Tory candidates is seen as wildly unrealistic. Kicking buckets and cans Johnson’s over-riding message on Brexit is that the United Kingdom must leave the European Union on October 31, the scheduled departure date. Failure to do so would be fatal for the ruling Conservatives. “Kick the can and we kick the … [Read more...] about Brexit: should Boris Johnson and the Tories get real on no deal?
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THE positive effects of group music-making were trumpeted at Saturday’s Health and Wellbeing Market in Wick.Pentland Brass Band opened the event at the Pulteney Centre with an uplifting selection of traditional tunes and movie compositions from a mix of junior and senior members, while later there was an opportunity for the public to join in with the Caithness Handbell Ringers.It was part of a busy day of activities organised by Caithness Health Improvement Forum with Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) and Pulteneytown People’s Project. There were more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed locally.There are so many things about making music that are good for health and wellbeing.Overseeing the musical performances was Thurso musician Katrina Gordon. She and Susie Dingle established caithnessmusic.com as a social enterprise to encourage group-music making in the county.Research has shown that the many benefits of taking part … [Read more...] about Caithness Health and Wellbeing Market strikes the right note
Kazakhstan is investing in human capital and plans to become one of the world’s 30 most advanced nations by 2050. At a recent conference in the capital Nur-Sultan, leaders and economists offered advice, valid also for other countries as well: to focus on education. The ‘Astana Economic Forum ” (AEF), now in its 12th edition, is sometimes called ‘the Davos of Central Asia’. On 16 May, the first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev provided explanations for his recent decision to step down and give a chance to a younger generation to pursue the ambitious goals. The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was the main speaker and the centre of attention at the 12th edition of the Astana Economic Forum on Thursday (16 May). To a wide international audience, he provided explanations for his recent … This year’s AEF was unprecedented. In two days (16-17 May), more than 50 sessions and events took place – record … [Read more...] about At Nur-Sultan forum, leaders advise focus on education
Laurence Wilkinson 17 May 2019 11:51 AM 17 May 2019 11:51 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Australian rugby player Israel Folau has lost his AUS$4m mega-contract for an Instagram post he published in April after a disciplinary tribunal found that his comments were grievous enough to end his rugby career. The three person panel had found that Folau had committed a ‘high level breach’ of the code of conduct, and has today upheld Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate his contract. Folau has serious rugby credentials; he is the joint-third highest try scorer of all time for Australia, and has won the Australian Rugby ‘Player of the Year’ award a record three times in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He is about as gifted as it gets on the rugby field – the Cristiano Ronaldo of world rugby if you will. He even has a street named after him in the town where he played junior rugby. But he will no longer be appearing for … [Read more...] about Israel Folau’s sacking and the right to freedom of expression