roller-coaster ride Germans on K Street are struggling with a fickle administration, while gazing up at the Damocles' sword of trade war. But Trump still has one ear open – if they can speak his language. Published on March 29, 2018 10:51 am Daniel Andrich’s 12th floor room on Connecticut Avenue has a direct line of sight to the White House. That doesn’t mean he gets to enter the building often. So Mr. Andrich, the top representative of German industry in Washington, spends most of his time in discussion panels around the city, talking up Germany’s contributions to the US economy. He also uses such events to get a few minutes alone with his fellow panelists – a US congressman, perhaps, or government official. “It’s important for us to get an early sense of where the journey is going,” he says. That journey has been confusing. Earlier this month, Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tax on … [Read more...] about The trials and tribulations of German lobbyists in Washington
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Growing up half-French and half-British might sound like the ideal situation to many. But it's far from plain sailing, writes Anya Walsh who moved to France with her British parents when she was a toddler. “You know, you are so lucky”. I can't even remember how many times this has been said to me over the years. Every French friend I've had, every English teacher at school, all my parents' friends and colleagues would at some point mention how great it must be to be growing up as an English girl in France. Now, don't get me wrong. I realise that it is. Not only do I get to eat all the cheese I want, taste the world famous wines and bask in the beautiful sunlight of rural Burgundy but I have also acquired a very open mind, a curiosity to discover other cultures and a deep love for the two I grew up with. For instance, I really appreciate a good long lunch, the ones that take you all the way to 4pm, those relaxed afternoons in the French … [Read more...] about The trials and tribulations of growing up as a British kid in France
YORKSHIRE Scandals is a true-crime double bill of Yorkshire domestic dramas, divided by 410 years, that turns the spotlight on class, control and the importance of the news. York companies Re:Verse Theatre and Wildgoose Theatre share one set of seven actors for each 45-minute one-act play, the first being Shakespeare's A Yorkshire Tragedy. Shakespeare wrote a Yorkshire play? Really? Hold your horses. The verse re-telling of the child-killing tirades of Jacobean gambler Walter Calverley, of Calverley Hall, is now more often attributed to Thomas Middleton. Paper-pulped, Japanese-inspired puppetry, shadow play, sword fights, boxes covered with newsprint and vexed, anguished, dyspeptic discourse are the distinguishing features of Ben Prusiner's production. Dark, intense, densely worded yet fast and furious, with a screeching strings score, it goes for the Jacobean jugular with Mark France's Calverley cast as a viperous control freak, out of control himself, both with his gambling and … [Read more...] about Review: Yorkshire Scandals, Re:Verse Theatre and Wildgoose Theatre, Friargate Theatre, York
0 Have your say Doncaster mum Laura Roe knows exactly how dedicated the midwives are at Doncaster Women's Hospital. They have just helped her through the stress of a giving birth to a baby prematurely, after little Chester Roe arrived four weeks short of full term.After a four-and-a-half hour labour, Mrs Roe was able to hold her 6lbs 4oz boy in her arms safely.Hairdresser Laura, aged 26, and husband Andrew, aged 25, a photographer, were pleased with the support she got from those working at the hospital who worked to make sure she and Chester were all right, despite his early arrival.Laura said: "Everyone has been brilliant - I can't fault the care we're received."It was worrying having Chester early, but everything has been all right, and the people here have been really attentive with him being early."For those at the hospital, Chester's early arrival is just part of the everyday work.They receive a steady stream of new arrivals, with the numbers of babies coming through the … [Read more...] about Dealing with the joys and heartache of Doncaster Women’s Hospital
KIRSTIE and Phil are back and sharing their housing wisdom once again for those investing in the property market.Here’s everything you need to know about the show and the people behind it.Now in its third series, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It documents the trials and tribulations of homeowners who aren’t happy with their house.Focusing on a new family each episode, Kirstie is tasked with coming up with a plan to renovate the house, while Phil goes on the hunt for a potential new home for them.At the end of each episode, the family decide whether they love their home enough to stay, or to move on to pastures new.The series is a spin-off from the pair’s other property show, Location, Location, Location.Kirstie AllsoppKirstie Allsopp is a 46-year-old presenter and TV personality from Hampstead.The star is mother to two sons, Bay Atlas, 10, and Oscar Hercules, 8, with partner Ben Andersen.Her father, Charles Henry Allsopp, was the former chairman of … [Read more...] about What time is Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It on Channel 4 and what is the duo’s property show about?