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‘Get Britain moving again’, PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan

first_imgBut Johnson, who won a large majority at last year’s election, hopes to revive his fortunes by returning to his pledges to “level up” Britain by focusing spending on traditional Labor-supporting areas that backed his Conservative Party.”It’s an important plan … As we move out of this awful, awful period of coronavirus, this dreadful disease, we want to get Britain moving again,” Patel told Sky News.”We are building now very much a road to recovery, a roadmap, focusing on infrastructure right now … focused on roads, broadband, the type of things that effectively help to create jobs but also provide services and economic growth and opportunity around the country.”Despite the likely questions over the bill for such works, Johnson repeated that his government would not return to the austerity policies seen under Conservative former prime minister, David Cameron. He told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that he was going to act fast “to build our way back to health”. According to pollster Opinium, more of the public favor opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer as prime minister over Johnson, although the Conservatives still hold a lead in terms of voting intention.PartiesSome scientists fear that Britain is on course for a second wave of coronavirus, not helped by some people holding parties and large gatherings after Johnson announced a further easing of England’s lockdown in early July, when pubs and restaurants can reopen.”My concerns with the UK government are sometimes less with the substance … I’m more concerned that the messaging … seems much more that it’s all over and you can go back to doing everything as you did before,” Mark Drakeford, the first minister of Wales, told Sky News.Patel said people should still follow the guidelines.”It’s important that the public realize that this virus has not disappeared at all,” she said. “We are still in a health emergency … People need to follow the guidance.” Topics : Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch a plan this week to get Britain “moving again” after the coronavirus lockdown, when the government will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday.Johnson will make a speech on Tuesday to set out plans to fast-track building projects such as hospitals, schools, housing, and road and rail infrastructure, part of efforts to try to stem a fall in support for his government.The British leader has been criticized for his response to the coronavirus crisis, with opposition parties and some scientists saying the government was too slow to bring in a lockdown, too slow to carry out widespread testing and not clear in its messaging.last_img read more

The exclusive suburb of Trinity Park has got everything going for it

first_imgBluewater Estate. Picture: Marc McCormackTHE exclusive suburb of Trinity Park has got everything going for it.Not only is there the Bluewater Marina, which enables homeowners to moor their yachts and catamarans at their back door, there are some of Cairns’ best cafes and restaurants minutes away at Trinity and Kewarra Beaches and Palm Cove as well as bike tracks and plenty of nature.State government regulations mean the north Cairns canal development is the last for the region so continuing value is almost guaranteed.After a cardio boost? Then strap on your boots, fill up your water bottle and head out the challenging Earl Hill summit track. The one kilometre loop to the top is accessed from the north of Trinity Park. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoA punishing incline is worth is when you are rewarded with a spectacular view looking out over Trinity Beach and Double Island. The walk is dog friendly too. Trinity Park is also about 20 minutes from the CBD and 15 minutes’ drive to Cairns International Airport.Home to the Bluewater Estate, Half Moon Bay, Smithfield High School and Holy Cross Primary School, and within walking distance to James Cook University, Smithfield Library and the Marlin Coast Aquatic Centre, Trinity Park is an ideal family location.Local amenities include the very stylish The Bluewater bar and grill, local supermarket and takeaways, hairdresser and of course the public boat ramp at the Bluewater Marina, offering access to the Great Barrier Reef.Down the road, the dining options in Trinity Beach include L’Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant and Trinity Beach Tavern. This is a pretty little beach, with play areas for the kids, barbecues and plenty of undercover gazeboes.The wetlands in the area have significant environmental value and are precious, given the high levels of development that have occurred and are continuing to occur on the remainder of the northern beaches.According to realestate.com.au data, Harbour Dr at Trinity Park was the most popular street in the city over the past three years to September 30 this year.last_img read more

Big Win for Traditional Family at UN Human Rights Council

first_imgC-Fam.org 9 July 2015A monumental development for the pro-family movement came last week in Geneva when the Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for countries to take concrete steps to protect the family, described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.”This is the second such resolution at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in two years, following two decades in which the family has been treated as highly controversial at the UN. In 2014, the HRC passed a resolution on the protection of the family by a vote of 26 in favor, 14 against, 6 abstentions, and one member absent. This year’s resolution enjoyed an increased majority: 29 in favor, 14 against, and 4 abstentions.The resolution urges countries to adopt family-friendly laws and policies, while recognizing that the family unit faces “increasing vulnerabilities,” and calls upon international organizations to give “due consideration” to the family in the establishment of the post-2015 global development agenda.The resolution notes that the family is “the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members and particularly children,” and that while the State is responsible for protecting the human rights of all, “the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children.”Both recent resolutions received strong opposition from states and organizations with a pro-“sexual rights” position on the basis that they might be used to “advance highly contentious family values and family-oriented policies,” according to a statement by the group Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), which exists to promote the extremely contentious notion of “sexual rights” within international institutions.The most contentious aspect of the resolution involved the definition of the family, which is not explicitly outlined. The 2014 resolution was described by the European Parliament’s LGBT intergroup as “non-inclusive,” as “the reference to a singular ‘family’ could be used as precedent to oppose rights for same-sex couples, single parents, and other forms of families.” During last week’s debate, South Africa proposed a narrowly rejected amendment calling for a text acknowledging that in different contexts, “various forms of the family exist.”Egypt introduced the resolution, and said it imposed no specific definition and left the matter of defining the family to the discretion of member states. The text acknowledges the diversity of households by noting “single-headed households, child-headed households and intergenerational households are particularly vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion.” The resolution also pays particular attention to families with disabled members, calling upon states to ensure they receive adequate support.https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/big-win-for-traditional-family-at-un-human-rights-council/?inf_contact_key=40da38911a42e66069b99a274068c7fa35778f2e4336798aa629c8fda0d0255aIMPORTANT UPDATEThe resolution was a rejection of Yogyakarta Principles that have been embraced by many western nations including New Zealand.The Yogyakarta Principles proponents call themselves “The International Commission of Jurists and the International Service for Human Rights” and define themselves as “experts”. They are a group of 30 sexual rights activists who came together in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in November 2006 to develop the Yogyakarta Principles, which, in essence, is a wish list of sexual rights relating to orientation and gender identity. The drafters claim these Principles “affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply.” Yet the drafters fail to identify the supposed “binding legal standards” on which the Principles are based. Their agenda constitutes one of the greatest current threats to the institution of the family. To date, “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are not mentioned in any UN treaty or other consensus document, yet there is a concerted effort to push these ‘principles’ on all states.Parents, school principals and Boards of Trustees should be wary of the contentious gender identity ideology that is being imposed on children.This radical document seeks to redefine gender and promote governmental and societal recognition, protection and promotion of any kind of sexual behaviour—no matter how harmful. Even more concerning, those who promote the Yogyakarta Principles are seeking to implement them with the force of law. International human rights emanate from international treaties adopted by United Nations Member States. To date, “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are not mentioned in any UN treaty or other consensus document. In fact, every time sexual orientation and gender identity provisions have been proposed during negotiations for inclusion in UN consensus documents, they have been flatly rejected by the majority of UN Member States.It is disturbing that New Zealand supports these so called ‘principles’ and Right to Life is determined to expose the harm that such an agenda constitutes to the well being and functioning of our society.Source: Right to Life NZlast_img read more

Dutch PM urges South Africa not to run away from the…

first_imgDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has urged South Africa to discuss its problems with the International Criminal Court (ICC) from within the court rather than leaving it.Rutte was commenting on the recent decision by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to withdraw South Africa from the ICC.ANC made the decision after a row ensued between the country and the court over its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, a fugitive from the ICC, when he visited the country in June to attend an Africa Union (AU) summit.South Africa feels that ICC did not give it proper opportunity to explain that it could not arrest al Bashir as he was a guest of the AU and not South Africa.Rutte said that despite ANC’s decision to pull South Africa from the ICC, he had no doubt that the country was “still attached to the international legal order.”The Dutch PM said that he was looking forward to the leargest Dutch trade mission’s visit to South Africa, with more than 65 Dutch companies exploring ample opportunities mostly in agriculture, water management, transport logistics, health care and energy.last_img read more

Father convicted after ‘shaken’ baby left brain-damaged

first_imgNews Father convicted after ‘shaken’ baby left brain-damaged by: – February 24, 2011 Share Tweet Share BBC News Sharing is caring! 19 Views   no discussions The case was heard in the Crown Court in LondonderryA County Londonderry man has been convicted in the city’s Crown Court of causing grievous bodily harm to his 18-week-old son by “baby-shaking”.It is believed to be one of the first convictions of its kind in a Northern Ireland court.Robert John Anderson, 26, whose address cannot be made public and whose baby cannot named by order of the court, was found guilty by majority verdict.Among other injuries, the baby is now permanently blind and brain-damaged.Anderson’s guilty verdict followed a five-and-a-half week trial held in the absence of the media.He was also found guilty of cruelty to his baby son by neglect.The media was allowed to be present for both verdicts.As a result of injuries sustained in the incident, on 16 December, 2008, the baby can only respond to noise, is unable to speak and has multiple disability and mobility problems.After the jurors returned the guilty verdicts, Anderson and members of his family – including his partner, who is the mother of the baby – wept.He was refused bail and will be sentenced on 24 March. Sharelast_img read more

Nigeria’s Female Team Secures Ticket to African Junior Championship

first_imgThe tournament featured four countries and was rounded off earlier than schedule owing to few numbers of participating nations which led to the change of format.Nigeria’s coach, Mohammed Ubale expressed satisfaction over the performance of the Nigerian teams despite failing to meet the target of securing qualification of both teams.Ubale said, “Our goal was to get the tickets in both categories but we could not. It’s not that I’m disappointed because it’s a developmental programme rather, we are delighted that we showed great potential which points that the future of our tennis is bright. We equally had injury troubles particularly the one sustained by Reya Holmes, who had gone on preparation for the championship in London.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria secured qualification for the African Junior Tennis Championship slated for September in Casablanca, Morocco as the 1st ITF/CAT West and Central African Teams Championships ended yesterday in Lagos.The Nigerian girls’ team which has Iye Onoja, Oiza Yakubu and Serena Teluwo finished second after losing 2-1 to Benin in Thursday’s game and it was enough to see them clinch the ticket alongside their conquerors, for the event in Morocco at the expense of Ghana.It was, however, a different story for the Nigerian boys’ team featuring Gabriel Inyang, David Ekpeyong and Fortune Joseph as they lost 3-0 to Togo to miss out of the train to the North African country. Ghana finished top of the boys’ standing with Togo ending as runners up.last_img read more

Coleman returns home

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoAs Marcus Coleman walks through the tunnel at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Saturday, emotions will be running high. Not only will Wisconsin be playing rival Minnesota in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, but it will also be Coleman’s final regular season game.The game will be one of the last chances for Coleman to showcase his leadership on the offensive line. “Marcus is the center, he makes all the calls, he’s been a leader for the whole team offensively,” junior left guard Andy Kemp said.Although Coleman is the clear leader for the offensive line, it was not until this season that he started to receive the recognition he deserved. Despite receiving All-Big Ten honors last year, Coleman’s achievement was overshadowed by the All-American honors and first-round draft selection of Joe Thomas.Even though Coleman may not have always received the fame or recognition Thomas did, the fifth-year senior has been a contributor to the team since his redshirt freshman season when he played in five games.Through hard work and patience, Coleman has improved every season.”I kind of sat back for a couple of years behind a good player in Donovan Railoa, and kind of learned from him, and he left, I just took the opportunity and took advantage of it,” Coleman said.In his sophomore season, he played in all 12 games, and started against Iowa. However, it wasn’t until his junior season that Coleman became a standout on the offensive line. Before that season started, Coleman was moved from left guard to center.This year, Coleman filled the position of leader on the offensive line in Thomas’ absence. He is the only starting senior on the offensive line and one of only three regular starting seniors on the entire offense.This year, with all the attention and focus on Coleman, he was placed on the Rimington Award Watch List, and he ranked as the fourth-best center in the country by The Sporting News.Coleman has shown his leadership not just through the experience he brings to the team, but through how he approaches the game as well.”He speaks his mind whenever he thinks things need to be improved or [we] need to pump it up during practice,” Kemp said.Although it will be emotional enough for Coleman to play in his last regular season game against a rival, the Minnesota native will also have to deal with the emotions of playing in his home state.”To be able to play his last game in Minneapolis, in front of his relatives and friends, just adds to the emotion of playing your last game,” offensive line coach Bob Palcic said.Although Coleman was not raised a Gopher fan, he was heavily recruited by Minnesota.”Going right back up to Minnesota for him, it’s going to be an emotional game for all the seniors, and for a lot of the younger guys too,” Kemp said.In addition, Coleman’s Minnesota roots are still there. Although Coleman did not move to Minnesota until seventh grade, he knows some of the players on the Minnesota team from high school and still has many friends who live in Minnesota.With most of Coleman’s family in attendance, the game will have extra meaning to him.”It does me a lot to go in there and keep the Axe,” Coleman said.Despite any emotions Coleman might feel, he will be focused completely on the game.”They’re going to play extremely hard, they always do against us,” Coleman said.Despite the fact that Minnesota has only one win on the year, the Badgers will be sure not to overlook their rival.”They have good coaches, and they have pride, and they’re going to come into this game giving it their very best shot,” Palcic said. “I won’t allow my players to overlook this game, and they wouldn’t anyway.”Coleman has been an example of the way players are supposed to show leadership, and it will be hard for his teammates to see him go.”This is his last regular season game, and I’ve been here for three years, and he’s been a great friend, a great teammate to play with and a great guy to play next to,” Kemp said.last_img read more

Syracuse switches between zone, man-to-man defense to shut down Pannell in upset win over Cornell

first_img Published on April 11, 2013 at 12:29 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories FIGHTING BACK: After slow start, Syracuse’s offense breaks out in 13-12 win over Cornellcenter_img Rob Pannell’s four-point performance would have been a career night for some players. But not for Pannell, the country’s third leading scorer. Not for the player Syracuse head coach John Desko called “arguably the best in the country” the day before.No. 7 Syracuse (8-2, 2-1 Big East) came away with a scintillating 13-12 win over No. 2 Cornell (10-2, 4-0 Ivy) at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. After a sluggish start in which it allowed four goals in the game’s first five and a half minutes, the Syracuse defense contained Cornell’s explosive offensive attack in the final three quarters. Brian Megill guarded Pannell at times and the Orange used a zone in other stretches to hold Pannell to just one goal on 11 shots.“It’s always fun to go up against the best to test yourself,” Pannell said. “He held me scoreless after the first quarter, so credit to him and the Syracuse defense.”Pannell came into the game averaging 5.4 points per game, having tallied 26 goals and 33 assists. He scored nine points against Hobart earlier in the season and six against Syracuse two years ago.During the opening quarter on Wednesday, it appeared Pannell would have another monster game. He assisted on three of the Big Red’s first four goals as Cornell jumped out to an early 4-0 lead by the 9:38 mark.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis first assist came on a man-up opportunity. Syracuse long-stick midfielder Peter Macartney was whistled for an illegal body check. Less than a minute later, Pannell found Steve Mock, the nation’s leading goal-scorer, who scored on a lefty shot from the right side.Cornell was feisty and efficient early on. Syracuse was lethargic and bewildered.It was exactly what the Orange had feared. Pannell to Mock, then Pannell to John Hogan, then Pannell to Connor Buczek. Pannell dominated the game and the Orange had no answer. Megill and the rest of the defense simply couldn’t contain him.“Rob’s a great player,” Megill said. “I said going into this game we were going to have to limit his points as a defensive unit. He’s going to get his points, and he did, but I think we came out slow.”Cornell, meanwhile, did anything but. After goals by Syracuse’s Scott Loy and Henry Schoonmaker cut the deficit to two, Pannell scored his only goal of the game with 4:51 left in the first quarter on a rebound off of a Matt Donovan shot.But that was the last time Pannell would score or assist on a goal all night.Syracuse switched into a zone after allowing the first four goals of the game, and Pannell’s production dwindled immediately. Wherever he went, there was a Syracuse defender to cut off his path toward the crease.The Orange embarked on a 4-1 run, capped by goals from Billy Ward and Luke Cometti early in the second quarter. Pannell was silenced. So was Cornell’s entire offense.“Cornell came out on fire, like they do in many of their games this year,” Desko said. “They got some early goals. We jumped into a zone just to try and slow the tempo down.”Syracuse flip-flopped between zone and man-to-man defense during the second half. When SU was in man, Megill said he tried to stay on Pannell’s hands. He knew heading into the matchup that he couldn’t go for Pannell’s stick because the ball would never come out.“Rob’s the best in the game at it,” Megill said. “He always knows when the ball’s in his stick. He’s got great handles.”So instead, with help from David Hamlin, Sean Young and the rest of the Orange defense, Megill played Pannell’s body and shut him down. The failed slides and miscommunication that haunted Syracuse in the first quarter became a distant memory.Cornell outshot Syracuse 20-6 in the opening quarter, but the Orange outshot the Big Red 31-27 the rest of the way. All of the holes in Syracuse’s porous defense were patched and SU came away with the statement come-from-behind win.“Personally, they were quick to double to me and did a great job there,” Pannell said. “Megill’s a great defenseman. We were able to put the ball in the net, but after scoring six in the first quarter, we scored six the rest of the game. It was a great job by Syracuse’s defense.” Commentslast_img read more

Killenaule reach last four in South Senior Football

first_imgKillenaule are through to the South Senior football semi-final after an extra-time win over Cahir.Bubbles O’Dwyer didn’t line out for Killenaule in Ballyporeen last night due to an injury picked up in Saturday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling replay.The sides finished all square at 8 points apiece at the end of normal time with Killenaule emerging victorious after extra time on a scoreline of 13 points to 11. In the South Intermediate Football Championship Father Sheehy’s beat Mullinahone by 9 points to 6 in Killenaule.last_img read more

More Hurling Quarter-Final action in Thurles

first_imgSemple Stadium is once again the venue, with Tipp FM again bringing you live updates from the action.First up in Thurles is Burgess versus Templederry Kenyons, with throw-in at 2:30.That’s followed by the clash between Nenagh Éire Óg and Thurles Sarsfields from four o’ clock. Tipp FM will also bring you live updates from the South Senior Football Semi-Final between Ballyporeen and Killenaule.That throws-in at 2:00 in Clonmel.Elsewhere, five games will throw-in at 12:00.Sean Treacys take on Rosegreen in Clonoulty, in the West Junior A Football Group 2 Final.Toomevara will play Clonmel Óg in Toomevara, from Group 1 of the County Junior Hurling League.In Group 2 of the South Junior B Football it’s Moyle Rovers up against Kilsheelan-Kilcash at Ned Hall Park.In Kilsheelan Clonmel Commercials face Carrick Swans- that’s from the South Intermediate Football League Championship.In the County Junior A Football Semi-Finals Templemore is the venue for the meeting of Inane Rovers and Ballingarry.And Loughmore-Castleiney take on St. Patricks in Littleton, in a County Junior A Football Quarter-Final.last_img read more