opinion Pacific Daily News Published 1:09 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 In our representative democracy, the right to vote is an essential right. But it’s also an important responsibility of citizens, one that too often is ignored, a vital right that isn’t used. Our nation is founded on the principal so articulately made by President Abraham Lincoln: that our government is “of the people, by the people, for the people.” While the United States at one time didn’t allow people of color and women to vote, and still denies full voting rights to residents of the U.S. territories, the principle is key, especially at the local level. More: Election Commission to mayors: Follow the law, vote where you live Our View: GCC program improves opportunities for nursing students We are empowered to elect a governor, lieutenant governor, senators, a delegate to Congress, public auditor, attorney general and village mayors. This tremendous responsibility is why it makes it … [Read more...] about It’s important to vote, and to do so in your village: Our View
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This week marks three years since production of the iconic Land Rover Defender drew to a close. It marked the end of an era at the Coventry car maker’s Solihull factory. The legendary off-road vehicle had been in continuous production at the Lode Lane plant since 1948. In all 2,016,933 Defenders and its Land Rover predecessor were built using a manufacturing process that changed little in almost 70 years. The original Land Rover was the brainchild of Maurice Wilks, Rover’s chief engineer, who famously sketched his original design in the sand on an Anglesey beach for his brother Spencer, who was managing director of the Rover Company. It was created as part of a drive to get British car manufacturing moving again in the wake of the Second World War. Launched at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, the idea was based on the US Army’s Willys Jeep, a multi-purpose vehicle used by the Allies during the war. Although the Defender had an unrivalled reputation as the ultimate go … [Read more...] about The new Land Rover Defender: Why is it taking so long?
Ivan Rogers 23 January 2019 1:23 PM 23 January 2019 1:23 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp This is a transcript of a lecture Sir Ivan Rogers delivered at UCL European Institute I was asked to talk for about an hour on where Brexit came from and where it may take us. I will try and cover both, including in answering questions later, but if I may, given the intense political crisis, I want to focus primarily on where we now are, and why we are there, and then look again at what our real options are. We desperately need clear and honest thinking about our choices not just for the weeks but for the years, indeed decades, ahead. I continue to think that our political debate is bedevilled by what, at the time I resigned, I termed “muddled thinking”, and by fantasies and delusions as to what our options really are in the world as it is. As opposed to several different worlds people on different sides of the debate would prefer to … [Read more...] about Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?
Newsbeat 23 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46316965 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit You've probably seen the name Gibraltar in the news recently. But what has a piece of land near Spain got to … [Read more...] about Why is everyone talking about Gibraltar?
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has heaped praise on Arsenal's very own 'Transformer', new boy Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old midfielder has started just one Premier League game since his summer switch from Sampdoria, the 2-0 win over Everton last weekend. Unai Emery has adopted a softly-softly approach with the midfielder as he gets accustomed to life in English football. Torreira, who cost £26million, is already becoming a firm fan favourite with supporters after a number of all-action cameo displays. Indeed, he has also already become a popular figure in the dressing room - albeit for his quiet, polite demeanour. Sokratis, another new signing having arrived from Borussia Dortmund in a £15million deal, has been impressed by both aspects of the Uruguay international. And he believes that having Torreira on the field make his own job much easier. "When he is off the pitch he is so calm but when he is on the pitch it is like Transformers - he becomes crazy!" Sokratis told the … [Read more...] about Arsenal star explains why ‘crazy’ Torreira is so important to new-look side