Chesham and Amersham byelection result: Lib Dems win seat in blow to Tories

first_imgThe Tories had held the seat since it was created in 1974 but last night the Lib Dem candidate Sarah Green won the race with with 21,517 votes, compared to Conservative Party candidate Peter Fleet’s 13,489 – a majority of 8,028 votes. Josh Martin whatsapp Share Johnson described the results as “disappointing”, adding: “We are getting on with delivering our agenda for the whole country.” Chesham and Amersham by-election result: Lib Dems win seat in blow to Tories Sarah Green, the successful Lib Dem candidate for Chesham and Amersham, who disrupted the safe Tory seat in the London commuter belt. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) It’s a historic win for the Lib Dems, who overturned a Tory majority of more than 16,000 votes. Show Comments ▼ The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken of his disappointment after his party lost a seat to the Lib Dems in the Chesham and Amersham byelection. Friday 18 June 2021 12:30 pm The planning reforms, which are opposed by a swathe of Conservative backbenchers, would make it easier for houses to be built in “growth zones”. Davey, who had visited the constituency 14 times during the campaign, earlier told City A.M. that the party had focused its campaign around opposition to the government’s planning reforms. Signs of a potential upset were clear when the Lib Dems last week shared internal polling with City A.M. showing the gap between Green and Fleet had narrowed to just a few points. The Liberal Democrats staged an upset in the London commuter belt by winning the Chesham and Amersham byelection from the Conservatives overnight. Lib Dem leader Ed Davey said the blow to the Tories, in a London commuter belt seat, would send “a shockwave through British politics”. whatsapp Turnout was 52 per cent, compared to 76 per cent in 2019’s General Election.last_img read more

Emergency services on the scene of a fire in Portlaoise

first_img GAA WhatsApp GAA Twitter Twitter GAA Facebook Multiple units of the fire services and gardai are at the scene of an incident in Portlaoise this afternoon.A fire has broken on the Borris Road this afternoon near Ashley Gardens.It is understood that the fire was at the back of a row of houses and that damage was done to a number of sheds.It is unclear at this stage what caused the blaze but it does not appear that anyone has been hurt. SEE ALSO – A legend of Laois retail celebrates 40 years in business Pinterest Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshincenter_img WhatsApp Home News Emergency services on the scene of a fire in Portlaoise News Emergency services on the scene of a fire in Portlaoise RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 13th May 2019 Pinterest Previous articleFirst ever All-Ireland debating glory for Laois Macra groupNext articleBusy Portlaoise College officially launch school website LaoisToday Reporter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSBorris Roadfire Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

Scratched Kim Il Sung Pin Leads to Suicide

first_imgNews There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Yang Jung A – 2011.04.21 4:01pm [imText1]“A soldier passing through a doorway scratched his Kim Il Sung badge, so in the middle of the night he secretly swapped his with another person’s. However, eventually the truth came out, so he attempted to hang himself in a bathroom but was rescued by others. Then he tried to shoot himself with a gun. After that he was summoned somewhere and nobody knows what happened to him.” This absurd anecdote comes via Lee Young Kuk, who used to be an agent of Kim Jong Il’s escort bureau, but later was imprisoned in the Yoduk prison camp. In North Korea, when an image or badge of Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il is smeared with ink or scratched, the offender is regarded as a political enemy.The North Korean Human Rights Archives, part of the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights, has translated into Korean and published the report ‘North Korea: A Case to Answer, A Call to Act,’ originally published in English by Christian Solidarity Worldwide in 2007. The report said it is meaningful to present the necessary measures and preparations to indict Kim Jong Il at the International Criminal Court, and it contains characteristics of North Korea’s human rights violations and countermeasures. In other words, it contains evidence to be used in bringing a future case against Kim Jong Il at the ICC. In the report defectors vividly tell of the human rights violations they saw and suffered in North Korea. The testimonies and human rights situation clearly brought to light are unimaginable in a modern society. Testimony of Lee Mi Suk, former prisoner of the South Sinuiju police, is particularly shocking. According to her testimony, a nurse of a military hospital near the prison suffocated to death a newborn baby of a pregnant woman arrested while crossing the border. Nurses said, “The baby is Chinese and we don’t want Chinese babies,” according to Lee. They said that defection is a serious crime, and since the baby was born of a criminal it wasn’t worthy of any mercy. Women who suffered forced abortions could not receive any treatment and were asked to work like other inmates. A female former inmate testified that she did not have her period for three years due to physical and psychological stress while in the prison camp. Religious persecution is also very severe, and followers of Chodoism, Buddhism, Protestant and Catholic churches have almost all been eradicated. The reported quoted Thomas Belk’s 1999 ‘Juche: A Christian Study of North Korea’s State Religion,’ saying Christians were martyred by hanging on a burning cross and crushed by a steam roller. Public execution is revealed to still exist. The report said inmates are forced to touch the bleeding body or throw stones at the body after public execution, and they are also killed by widespread and systematic torture, in addition to execution. Inmates are disabled, paralyzed or even killed by beating, sexual abuse, imprisonment and exposure to chemicals. The report also revealed examples of deprivation of physical movement, torture, rape, persecution and disappearances, in addition to murder, extermination, enslavement, forced migration and arbitrary imprisonment. They argued, “We must hold the offenders of international crime responsible for criminal activities. In reaching the conclusion that widespread and organized offenses have been committed, a certain group of people in North Korea must be held responsible.” They added, “We need to collect more information and evidence and review them.” Kang Chol Hwan, former child inmate of Yodok political prison camp, commented at the end of the report. “Normally, if you are starving, you can make your way somewhere else to find food. However, in North Korea, such escape is not allowed. The leadership forces you to stay and starve to death. North Korea is like a huge prison camp.” To purchase the report, call 82-2-723-6045 (NKDB) Facebook Twitter SHARE News AvatarYang Jung A center_img News Scratched Kim Il Sung Pin Leads to Suicide News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Fiera Capital completes purchase of remaining stake in Fiera Properties

first_imgLeah Golob Keywords Mergers and acquisitions,  Asset management companies Montreal-based Fiera Capital Corp. has announced that the firm has completed its acquisition of the remaining 45% interest in Fiera Properties Ltd. it did not already own from the minority shareholders. Fiera Capital paid $32 million to close the transaction, the firm says, with $31.5 million paid in cash and $500,000 paid by issuing 38,880 Class A subordinate voting shares of Fiera Capital, priced at $12.86 per share. Fiera Properites is a Canadian real estate investment management firm. Its $1.9 billion of assets under management include Fiera Properties CORE fund, Fiera Properties GTA Opportunity Fund and its segregated accounts. iA Clarington aims for sleeker, cleaner product lineup Related newscenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Fund rep banned for thwarting MFDA investigation

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case gavel 123RF Keywords EnforcementCompanies Peak Financial Group, Mutual Fund Dealers Association Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Regulators have banned a former fund rep who was accused of failing to cooperate with an investigation into the liquidation of his father’s investment accounts.A hearing panel of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has banned former rep Frank Louis Surette and fined him $50,000 following a hearing into allegations that he failed to cooperate with an MFDA investigation. The panel has not yet issued its reasons in the case. Related news Following a hearing on Nov. 5, the panel imposed the sanctions on Surette, who was a rep with Peak Investment Services Inc. until March 2017.In a notice of hearing, the MFDA stated that between December 2015 and October 2016, Surette fully liquidated his father’s accounts and deposited the proceeds into accounts controlled by Surette and/or his former spouse.The account activity was questioned by Surette’s firm following a branch review. The firm reported concerns about these transactions to the MFDA, which launched an investigation in January 2017.The MFDA alleged that Surette failed to cooperate with an investigation into his handling of his father’s accounts.“As a result of the respondent’s failure to cooperate with staff’s investigation, staff has been unable to determine whether the transactions … contravened the respondent’s regulatory obligations and if so, the full nature and extent of those contraventions,” the MFDA stated. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s salelast_img read more

Police urge community to celebrate from home this New Year’s Eve

first_imgPolice urge community to celebrate from home this New Year’s Eve The NSW Police Force is encouraging the community to enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations from home this year, as a high-visibility and mobile police operation is outlined today.Operation New Year’s Eve 2020 will be in place on Thursday (31 December 2020), to ensure the safety of revellers at events or gatherings across NSW.General duties officers from Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the state will be assisted by specialist units including Public Order and Riot Squad, Police Transport Command, Operations Support Group, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Licensing Police, the Dog and Mounted Unit, Marine Area Command and PolAir, throughout the operation.Operation New Year’s Eve 2020 Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing, said police will be focused on public safety, which includes enforcing Public Health Orders, as well as alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.“New Year’s Eve celebrations will look very different this year, so too will the police response; and we are urging the community to heed the advice and celebrate locally,” Assistant Commissioner Willing said.“There will still be significant numbers of officers deployed for Operation New Year’s Eve, who will be focused on keeping everyone safe, whether celebrating at an event in the CBD, suburban Sydney or Regional NSW.“Public places around Circular Quay, the Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and parts of the North Sydney Area, where you would normally have a vantage point of the fireworks, will be closed to everyone except New Year’s Eve pass holders.“If you have a booking or confirmed plan in or around the city or harbour foreshore areas, review your plans and make sure that if you need a New Year’s Eve pass, you get one through Service NSW and have it with you on the night.“If you don’t have a plan AND a pass, you will be directed to leave the area.”Detailed information about Sydney New Year’s Eve, including the designated zones and the New Year’s Eve pass, is available online: www.nsw.gov.au/NYE.Police have been working closely with the NSW Government, landowners and other stakeholders in the lead up to New Year’s Eve to ensure a COVID-safe evening for everyone.“Despite the circumstances, we believe everyone can still have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve, but to achieve this, you need to plan your night in advance,” Assistant Commissioner Willing said.“This also applies for anyone planning to be on Sydney Harbour – and we are expecting this to be a location of choice for many revellers.“Before heading out on the water, please check the vessel is in good working order and ensure all required safety equipment is on board – especially a lifejacket for every person on the vessel.“Our Marine Area Command and maritime authorities will be out in force to ensure operators of recreational and commercial vessels are complying with maritime laws.Details on exclusion zones and movement restriction times can also be found on the Sydney New Year’s Eve website.With large numbers of people expected to celebrate in their local areas, Assistant Commissioner Willing re-affirmed that police will be available where they are needed.“The community should be reassured that police have a significant, robust and flexible operation in place to ensure the safety of revellers throughout the night,” Assistant Commissioner Willing said.Finally, the community is reminded that a number of road closures and special event clearways will be in place at various locations around Sydney. 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It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Commissioner, community, Government, health, maritime, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, operation, police, public health, road closure, Service NSW, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Transport, websitelast_img read more

This full-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron actually runs and drives

first_img Much of the weight of the LEGO Chiron – it’s about 1.5 tonnes – is resting on plastic, save for the actual-Chiron wheels and tires; and it’s all driven by motors from the LEGO Power Function platform.Of course, that means its performance is a little limited, especially versus the real thing: the motors’ 68 lb-ft of torque and 5.3 horsepower can only accelerate the car up to 20 km/h. Some 58 new types of pieces had to be custom-built for the effort, the company’s first real load-bearing parts. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.Handout, LEGO PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSBugattiNews See More Videos The Bugatti Chiron’s US$3-million price tag is, in some part, a function of the incredible amount of labour and time the company’s craftspeople have to put into completing one—start to finish, it takes about six months for 20 team members to assemble one of the hand-built hypercars.We’re wondering, then, what LEGO might charge for this full-size working replica of the thing, which the company’s engineers in the Czech Republic developed over the course of 13,000 hours, or about 19 months.That’s—a lot of time, but it’s understandable what took them so long. We’re talking 339 different types of LEGO Technic bricks, more than 1,000,000 pieces total, including 2,304 electric motors, all coming together in the shape of the world’s first self-propelled life-size LEGO Technic car. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos A functional deploy-able spoiler; working LEGO speedometer; brick-based headlights and taillights — this thing is arguably just as impressive (or more impressive?) than the actual Bugatti Chiron. last_img read more

Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet

first_imgHomeDevicesNews Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet Microsoft, SKT set date for 5G cloud gaming launch Microsoft debuted a new product in its Surface tablet line, marking the end of the line for its lacklustre Windows RT platform.The new tablet, Surface 3, is a lower-tier sibling to the company’s Surface Pro 3, but “runs full Windows, including desktop applications”. Previous non “pro”-branded devices have used Windows RT, a stripped-down version of the platform designed for lower-power processors, but without full Windows application capabilities.The entry pricing for Surface 3 – $499 – also brings it more in line with Apple’s iPad line. And while the Windows RT devices have suffered from a limited app ecosystem in comparison with the tablet market leader, the ability to support Windows applications is a significant step in addressing this.Microsoft’s pricing policies also raised some eyebrows: the $499 US price compares with £419 in the UK (closer to $620) and €599 in other European markets ($640), which is unlikely to find it many friends.Unsurprisingly, the company has made much of Surface 3 as a laptop replacement, productivity tool (albeit one that at $499 comes without a keyboard, or the Surface stylus). It has a 10.8-inch screen, and when compared to the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 it “is slightly smaller and it feels great when you’re using it as a tablet”.It has front (3.5MP) and rear (8MP) cameras with 1080p video capture support. It has a 10-hour battery life (based on video playback), and includes a three-position kickstand.Surface 3 runs 64-bit Windows 8.1, and will be available with Windows Pro for business customers. It can also be upgraded to Windows 10.The device will also be available with LTE mobile broadband support.Microsoft is taking pre-orders for the device now, through its own stores and “select retailers” in a number of markets. It will be on sale from 5 May, with availability in 26 markets by 7 May. Previous ArticleWearable growth driven by new devices, vendors – IDCNext ArticleSemble claims New Zealand mobile wallet first Author Steve Costello AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAR 2015 MicrosoftSurfacecenter_img Devices Tags Sony, Microsoft unveil latest joint AI play Google taps retail with NYC store Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Relatedlast_img read more

Mountaintop Flag to Fly in Lincoln County — with Conditions

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email The U.S. Forest Service will issue a permit to two Lincoln County men to fly the American flag atop Northwest Peak, a remote summit south of the Canadian border. But the permit will require the flag to be lowered whenever someone is not on the mountain.For the last five years, Bob Hosea and Tom Horelick have flown a flag at the Northwest Peak fire lookout, but this year the Forest Service told them they couldn’t after they had received complaints. The story made rounds on social media and quickly prompted hundreds of Facebook comments and shares.The complaints about the flag could be sorted into two categories: those who are against the flag’s presence and those who believe the flag itself is being disrespected. The former group believes the flag detracts from the natural landscape, and because Northwest Peak is a scenic area, a bright red, white and blue flag should not be prominently displayed. The other group believes it is disrespectful to put up a flag up in such harsh conditions.Earlier this month, U.S. Forest Service officials said they were not going to issue a permit for the flag again because there were a number of other issues that needed to be addressed, specifically with how the flag was flown. Because it was on federal land, and next to a federally owned building, USFS said it needed to follow appropriate flag etiquette. Besides being lit at night, the flag also needed to be lowered whenever there was a proclamation from the president.To address that concern, the Forest Service has told Hosea that they would issue a permit to fly the flag but that it could only be flown when someone was on the summit. Hosea said he wishes the flag could be flown at all times but that for now he will take what he can get.“At least the flag can still be flown up on the mountain,” he said. “We’re happy about that.”Hosea said he plans on building a box for the flag on top of the mountain that will include instructions on how to fly and fold the flag.last_img read more

Update: Man dies after getting into difficulty in River Erne

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – April 6, 2018 Update: Man dies after getting into difficulty in River Erne Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews A 27-year-old man has died after he got into difficulty in a Co Fermanagh river yesterday evening.The alarm was raised after he got into difficulty in the River Erne not far from the Glen Eden Hotel in Belleek.A major operation was launched with the rescue 118 helicopter, two ambulances and fire brigade personnel all dispatched.The man was consequently taken from the river was given medical aid at the scene.It’s understood he was taken to hospital for further treatment but has since passed away.center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMurder inquiry launched following death of man in County DerryNext articleColeraine councillor says City of Derry Airport should close News Highland WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more