News / UK and world by Press Association March 19, 2019, 8:07 am Updated: March 19, 2019, 8:17 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Commons Speaker John Bercow has caused controversy by citing a 400-year-old rule which means Theresa May cannot bring her EU Withdrawal Agreement back before MPs unless it is substantially different from the one which was decisively defeated last week. Here we take a look at the Speaker’s powers: – What is the role of the Speaker of the House of Commons? The familiar shout of “Order, order!” explains part of the Speaker’s job in Parliament. They are in charge of keeping order during debates, and calling different MPs to take their turns speaking on various issues. – What powers does the Speaker have? The Speaker is the highest authority in the House of Commons and has the power to ensure MPs follow the rules, including asking them to be quiet while others are … [Read more...] about What powers does the House of Commons Speaker have?
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A research group made up entirely of young people with experience of Tusla have created a new website to help others like them access the services of the child and family agency. The site, changingfutures.ie will offer young people support in areas such as engaging with social workers or accessing educational support. Mark Gray says what makes this website special is that it was created by young people who have need the support of Tusla at some stage during their childhood: "When I was put into care we were given little information, we weren't told who we were living with," he explained. "It gives an insight into what Tusla does." The website goes through the different people involved in Tusla's work. "We have a residential care worker who explains her job and does a run-through of the residential home. We have an after-care worker explaining her role. We have foster carers explaining their roles. "It's giving that person an insight before something does actually happen to that young … [Read more...] about New website created by young people ‘gives an insight into what Tusla does’
DONALD Trump’s daily routine has been revealed and the amount of time he actually spends officially working has raised eyebrows. Here’s what you need to know about Executive Time and what the world’s most powerful person does with his day. What exactly does Executive time mean? So-called Executive Time is the unstructured time spent by the President in which he makes phone calls, reads newspaper, watches television or tweets. According to details published last week by Axios, 60 percent of Trump's work life is categorized as "executive time”. The President maybe awake at 6am but his first meeting isn’t until 11am which is typically an intelligence meeting. His day at the Oval Office ends at 6pm and during his day he usually has a meeting or two. But he spends a large part of his day making phone calls and watching cable news in the dining room next door to the Oval Office. At the end of his day he’s back to the residence for more phone calls and more … [Read more...] about What exactly does Executive time mean? Donald Trump’s schedules revealed
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Thursday morning. DRIVING THE DAY FIVE DAYS TO GO: Theresa May will continue her backbench charm offensive today as she tries to limit what looks an inevitable Commons defeat next week. The PM will hold further private meetings with groups of MPs in her Commons office through the day, as No. 10 battles to win wavering rebels around. But with five-and-a-half days to go until Tuesday night’s historic vote, there is zero sign of any significant movement among Tory or DUP MPs. If anything, attitudes seem to be hardening, with the number of Tory rebels still moving in the wrong direction. “The logic bullets are just bouncing off,” a No. 10 aide complains to the FT about conversations with MPs. The Times says Chief Whip Julian Smith — who met backbench Brexiteers last night — has told colleagues some MPs are “beyond … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: 5 days to go — What May does next — Meet the minister
In the course of years of its activities VivaCell-MTS has had two major achievements, which are important for it both as a company, and as a successful effort to comply the company management with international standards, compamy reported. First time in Armenia, а business entity has issued an annual corporate responsibility report, which is based on the standards developed by internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative. The report embraces issues that go beyond the Company’s social and environmental activities. It includes the institutional grounds on which the Company builds its activities in line with ISO 26000 international guidelines for corporate responsibility. Those grounds include requirements for information security and confidentiality; efficient use of non-restorable resources of energy; saving through using solar energy; business ethics, community development, risk management systems, and more. The most important achievement, VivaCell-MTS … [Read more...] about “The way a company does things is as important as what it does and what material resources it uses to do that,” Ralph Yirikian says