Secretary of State allocates £11.2 billion for Northern Ireland in budget BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has published a budget for Northern Ireland which sets aside £11.2bn for Stormont departments to spend in 2019/20. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/secretary-of-state-allocates-11-2-billion-for-northern-ireland-in-budget-37865152.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37861384.ece/9f7d0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_8b52d26a-3ee4-48ab-9aef-dc65e30bdf63_1 Email The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has published a budget for Northern Ireland which sets aside £11.2bn for Stormont departments to spend in 2019/20. The budget, which has been drawn up by the Northern Ireland Civil Service at the Department of Finance in the absence of ministers at Stormont, includes £333m of funding from the Confidence and Supply agreement between the DUP and the Conservative Party. Some £100m … [Read more...] about Secretary of State allocates £11.2 billion for Northern Ireland in budget
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker’s office, Trend reports referring to Reuters. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo’s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about a possible visit, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declined to confirm it. However, he said any meeting with Pompeo would involve a discussion of how to deepen Iraq’s relationship with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State. “He’s an ally, he represents a friendly country,” said Abdul Mahdi. “We will raise those issues, and how to deal with regional issues altogether and deepen our economic and educational relations with the United States.” Pompeo told a news conference in Amman on Tuesday that the fight to defeat Islamic State and Iran remained the most pressing … [Read more...] about U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Education (frequently shortened to the Education Secretary) is the chief minister of the Department for Education in the United Kingdom government. The position was re-established on 12 May 2010. Under the provisions for devolved government in the UK its remit applies only to England, covering; Early years Adoption and child protection Teachers’ pay The school curriculum School improvement The establishment of academies and free schools. History A committee of the Privy Council was appointed in 1839 to supervise the distribution of certain government grants in the education field. The members of the committee were the Lord President of the Council, the Secretaries of State, the First Lord of the Treasury, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. From 1857 a vice-president was appointed who took responsibility for policy. On 1 April 1900, the Board of Education Act 1899 abolished the committee and instituted a new board, headed … [Read more...] about Secretary of State for Education
Editors USA TODAY Published 11:55 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, all while new revelations and indictments poured out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. Policies and politics divided us. We found ourselves embroiled in a fierce immigration debate. Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the high court despite sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford. Nature humbled us. California burned as the Camp Fire became the most destructive in state history. Hurricane winds and floods battered the Carolinas. But other stories made us proud. Team USA brought home 23 Olympic … [Read more...] about 2018 news year in review: Stories across United States that moved us
Ollie Neas for The Spinoff OPINION: Rocket Lab made history on Sunday as its first ever mission for NASA made orbit from the Mahia Peninsula. The mission was the first dedicated launch of miniature satellites, or CubeSats, for NASA by a commercial launch provider. But this was not the only reason the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)-19 was historic. It was also the first time a satellite for a US defence agency was launched from New Zealand. Although described as an "educational" mission, ELaNa-19 included a satellite that will conduct research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Pentagon agency which develops cutting-edge technology for the US military. Rocket Lab aims to launch a rocket every week by 2020 NZ's Rocket Lab successfully puts NASA satellites in orbit ACC joins Rocket Lab's multimillion dollar investment round DARPA's involvement with this satellite, called the SHFT-1, has not been publicly disclosed by Rocket Lab. Nor does it … [Read more...] about Has Rocket Lab made New Zealand a launch pad for United States defence satellites?