No deal ‘more likely than ever’ says EU as Theresa May is given another chance to sell her Brexit plan

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

first_imgClaiming the backstop plan was merely an “insurance policy” in case a future trade agreement was not ready to be implemented, she said: “We expect that to be no later than December 2021 but we will be working to ensure that that point comes as early as possible.”Tory MP Simon Clarke, who earlier this year submitted and then withdrew a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister, said May had “failed to reassure” MPs the UK would be able to leave the backstop arrangement when she claimed.Former education secretary Justine Greening, who is supporting another referendum, attacked May’s plan to keep the UK signed up to the EU’s rules on goods after Brexit.To nods from Boris Johnson and other Brexiter MPs, Greening said May’s plan “represents a unique loss of sovereignty for Britain and that for the first time we will have tied the hands of future generations to be bound by rules they will have had no chance to write.” No deal ‘more likely than ever’ says EU as Theresa May is given another chance to sell her Brexit plan whatsapp “But at the same time, responsible as we are, we must prepare the EU for a no-deal scenario, which is more likely than ever before.”Ahead of the summit, May has been speaking to key European leaders in a bid to orchestrate a breakthrough in the talks.French President Emmanuel Macron is set to speak to the Prime Minister on Monday, while phone calls were held with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday. Share European Council president Donald Tusk has invited the Prime Minister to address her EU counterparts in a bid to persuade them to push forward with the negotiations.In a letter to EU leaders, Tusk struck a downbeat tone as he said talks have stalled since a meeting at Salzburg last month in which May’s plan was dismissed as not viable.Negotiations are currently in a state of deadlock over what form a ‘backstop’ should take to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland if a trade deal is not ready by the time the transition period expires at the end of December 2020.In his letter, Tusk said: “As you remember from Salzburg, we wished for maximum progress and results that would lead to a deal in October. As things stand today, it has proven to be more complicated than some may have expected.“We should nevertheless remain hopeful and determined, as there is good will to continue these talks on both sides. Owen Bennett Theresa May will have one more chance to sell her Brexit plan to the EU (Source: Getty)The invitation came just hours after May came under attack from all sides in the Commons as she defended her Brexit negotiating plan.center_img Theresa May will be given one final chance to sell her Brexit plan to the EU on Wednesday – with a warning from Brussels that no deal is “more likely than ever before”. Appearing before MPs to give an update on the talks, the Prime Minister was barracked by Brexiters and Remainers as she insisted the UK and the EU are not “far apart” from reaching a deal.Her words came less than 24 hours after the Brexit talks hit yet another bump, with progress on the so-called ‘backstop’ arrangement for any deal reaching a deadlock in Brussels.May’s plan – which would come into effect if the UK and EU’s future trading relationship is not finalised by the end of 2020 – would see the UK stay part of the EU’s customs union, restricting its ability to implement third-party trade deals.The EU do not want the backstop to be time-limited, as they believe it is needed to keep an invisible border on the island of Ireland.Under questioning from Tory former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Labour’s Brexit select committee chair Hilary Benn, May was not able to offer a concrete date on when such an arrangement would come to an end. Monday 15 October 2018 6:24 pm whatsapp Tags: Brexit Donald Tusk People Theresa Maylast_img read more


With a lasso and tourists, boat saves drowning deer

Posted On Aug 24 2021 by

first_imgCommunity | Environment | Juneau | Southeast | Tourism | WildlifeWith a lasso and tourists, boat saves drowning deerJuly 29, 2016 by Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO Share: (L to R) Orlando, Fla.-based tourist Zoran Kojic helps Gastineau Guiding Company Naturalist Audrey Benson hold down a deer Wednesday, after they saved the animal from drowning. (Photo courtesy of Jasna Kojic)While passing the west side of Juneau’s Shelter Island on Wednesday, an 18-passenger tour vessel saw more than just whales.Audrey Benson, a naturalist with Gastineau Guiding Co., was on the tour when the crew got some news over the radio.“We heard that there were two deer that were swimming across in the water,” Benson said. “So after we watched the whales for a bit our passengers were curious and wanted to see the deer, and so we motored over to them and it turns out there was only one.”And it was struggling to stay above water. After a larger tour boat tried to rescue the animal a few times, it gave up. But Benson, along with the passengers and crew, decided to keep trying. They were eventually able to lasso the deer and pull it onto the boat.“The deer was immediately bewildered and disoriented and it was shaking a lot, it was shivering a lot,” she said. “Its teeth were chattering. It tried to stand up but collapsed because it was so weak.”The crew was able to drop the deer off at Shelter Island—but not before it tried to swim back into the water again.“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on any of my tours,” Benson said. “I mean, you never know what’s going to happen but for a deer rescue—I’ve never even been that close to a deer, I’ve never touched one—and to have an opportunity to assist this struggling animal, it was very intense.”The other deer disappeared before the group reached it, and is presumed to have drowned.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it’s very uncommon for deer to drown, adding that deer regularly swim from island to island.Share this story:last_img read more


Only a Handful of People Showed Up to “Raid” Area 51,…

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first_imgInternetPop CultureOnly a Handful of People Showed Up to “Raid” Area 51, but It Still Got WeirdAbout 100 alien enthusiasts—and a whole bunch of reporters—traveled to Nevada to see how an internet joke would play out IRLBy Zoie Matthew – September 20, 20192631ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThis week, a long-awaited “raid” of the secretive government site Area 51—which has for decades been rumored to contain evidence of extraterrestrial life—was set to take place in the small town of Rachel, Nevada. Inspired by a joke event on Facebook, which turned into a viral meme and garnered over 2 million attendees who claimed to want to “see them aliens,” the event has been a hot topic on the internet for months, as media outlets and government officials tried to determine exactly how many people would actually show up, and if the tiny desert community—which has a population of 54 and only four businesses—could handle it.While the so-called “Alienstock” event it didn’t turn into the “humanitarian disaster” or Fyre Fest 2.0 that some folks—including the event’s original founder Matty Roberts—feared, a handful people did, in fact, make the pilgrimage to Rachel this week. And, needless to say, things got a little weird.According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, about 100 alien enthusiasts gathered outside the back gate of the government facility on Friday morning at 3 a.m., along with a handful of law officers. While some crowd members acted like they were going to “storm” the gate, and others sporadically chanted “clap them cheeks”—in reference to an internet joke where people claim they wanted to have sex with the released aliens—mostly they just “stood there,” underwhelming some who had traveled long distances for the occasion. “I’m a little disappointed because it’s a lot less people than they said online,” one crowd member told the Review-Journal. “I don’t think I’ll be back (to the area). This was kind of the thing.”Before the gathering dispersed, two people were arrested—one for reportedly trying to enter the gate and another for urinating on the fence. But this was apparently only the beginning of the festivities, which are planned to continue in towns surrounding the base into the weekend.The New York Times described the scene later in the day in Rachel, where a festival stage was erected on Thursday: “People were setting up tents, hoisting inflatable green aliens and zipping through the desert on all-terrain vehicles.” Said one tinfoil cape-draped attendee named Mike Main: “I feel like I’m part of some awakening.”According to TV station KTUU, Daniel Martinez, a 31-year-old Pokemon card dealer from Pomona donning a wolf spirit hood and faux fur jacket, “was among the first to whirl and dance at the dusty makeshift festival grounds.” “Here’s a big open space for people to be,” Martinez told KTUU. “One person starts something and it infects everybody with positivity. Anything can happen if you give people a place to be.”Workers at the Little A’Le’Inn, which is the only hotel in Rachel and was booked up long before the event, seemed slightly less enthused. One employee told the Times that she and other employees had been working around the clock to accommodate the visitors. “We’ve got someone coming in a panda bear suit right now,” Pam Kinsey said early on Friday. “There’s all kinds of all kinds.”However, Connie West—the co-owner of the Little A’Le’Inn who decided to spearhead the event after the original Facebook founder dropped out—seemed over the moon about the gathering in a Thursday evening interview with the Review-Journal. “I’m fabulous; I can’t even describe it,” she said. “This is the highest high I’ve ever been in my life. They said we couldn’t do it, and I did it. We did it.”Meanwhile, 30 miles from Rachel, in the town of Hiko, Nevada, a more formally organized event called “Area 51 Basecamp” is set to take place, offering talks from self-proclaimed UFO experts, artists, musicians, and filmmakers. On its website, it calls the “mainstream momentum” of the Area 51 raid a “once-in-a-generation opportunity for the global public to learn more about the truth behind the UFO secrecy.”But for those who really want to find out what’s going down inside the secretive government base, perhaps the best plan is to come back after things quiet down—just last week, two Dutch vloggers were able to make it three miles into the area before being detained and questioned.RELATED: This Obsessive Americana Meme Account Is Our New Favorite Thing on the InternetStay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. TAGSAliensArea 51Little A’Le’InnNevadaRachelStorm Area 51UFOsPrevious articleVideo: Communing with Boomers at an Expo for Senior CitizensNext articleUnderstated vs. Over-the-Top: The Best and Worst Emmys FashionZoie Matthew RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Stranger-than-Fiction History of the IntegratronSome Very Weird Things We Saw at the L.A. County FairScientists Have Identified More Than 100 New Planets That Could Be Home to Alienslast_img read more


Laois set to enter team in GAA Masters All-Ireland in 2019

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first_img TAGSMasters Football Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Laois set to enter team in GAA Masters All-Ireland in 2019 Twitter Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Masters will begin in May and will run throughout the summer with the All-Ireland final taking place in September.And Laois are looking like they will have an extremely good team.Rooney confirmed that a WhatsApp Group has been set up with former Laois players like Billy Sheehan, Chris Conway, Padge Conway, Greg Ramsbottom, David Sweeney, Darren Rooney, Kevin Fitzpatrick, David Brennan and John Paul Kehoe all signing up.The news comes just a week after the GAA’s Management Committee has cleared the way for all club and county grounds to facilitate the playing of Masters football – the over-40s grade of the game previously unsanctioned to use such grounds.It represented significant progress for the Gaelic Masters Association (GMA), who remain an autonomous body but represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the GAA.The 2018 competition, which involved 16 counties, culminated in September when Dublin beat Tyrone in the final 1-14 to 1-12, a game which involved several former senior intercounty players.For 20 years the GAA officially sanctioned and ran a Masters competition, before disbanding it in 2009, citing rising insurance costs and cases of indiscipline.Sine then Mayo native John Pat Sheridan twice brought motions to congress to revive it, in 2010 and 2011, and both failed. He then set up the GMA, beginning with five counties, and last year that was up to 13. Clare, Down and Dublin all rejoined for 2018.However, the GMA were unable to use any club or county grounds without fear of repercussion. Some county boards were more flexible than others, but in most instances teams were restricted to community pitches for training and matches.The GMA and the GAA had been negotiating guidelines in relation to the use of GAA vested property over the last number of months. These have now been approved by the Management Committee, the details of which were circulated to all county board secretaries this week.Speaking to LaoisToday, Mark Rooney revealed that 30 players have currently agreed to play while a management team has also been assembled.Mark said: “Barney Maher, Leo Turley and Tomas Brett have agreed manage the team and we currently have 30 players signed up to play.“We need to get more though as the competition is run throughout the summer and a lot of the lads are still playing for their clubs.”Starting back in May, the 16 counties that competed for the 2018 Masters championship were Dublin, Cavan, Westmeath, Galway, Monaghan, London, Kildare, Mayo, Sligo, Down, Clare, Tyrone, Donegal, Roscommon, Leitrim/Longford and Antrim.Each county got six games, the top four progressing to the semi-finals, the next four into the Shield semi-finals, and the next four into the Plate final. It made for meaningful games throughout the summer, and avoids any dead rubbers.Open to all players over the age of 40 (next year, for instance, anyone born in 1979 or before), the game is played under regular GAA rules with select modifications, including unlimited substitutions.As well as the Laois players mentioned above, other lads who would be available to play on this include former All-Stars Tom Kelly, Joe Higgins and Fergal Byron along with the likes of Mick Lawlor and Noel Garvan.Anyone interested in getting involved is asked to email Mark on [email protected] cannot wait to cover these games!SEE ALSO – Laois GAA release 2019 Calendar for Down Syndrome Centre Midlands Home Sport GAA Laois set to enter team in GAA Masters All-Ireland in 2019 SportGAAGaelic Football Community By Alan Hartnett – 6th December 2018 This is not a drill. There is a WhatsApp group and all so it is definitely happening!Laois are set to enter a team in the GAA Masters, Over 40s, All-Ireland competition next year.One of the chief organisers of the team, Clonaslee’s Mark Rooney, has confirmed that Laois will take on counties from all over the country in the competition next year. Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLaois GAA release 2019 Calendar for Down Syndrome Centre MidlandsNext articleBody found in woods outside Portlaoise has been offically named Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Pinterestlast_img read more


Love Laois: Have you a restaurant that is re-opening? Let us know and we will include it in our directory

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img WhatsApp By Steven Miller – 2nd December 2020 Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleIn Pictures: Mountrath CS students enjoy benefits of Laois Sports Partnership Leadership ProgrammeNext articleCoronavirus: 270 new cases and 5 further deaths Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Love Laois: Have you a restaurant that is re-opening? Let us know and we will include it in our directory And again, the country is slowly opening back up again after a extended period of closures.This time among the businesses re-opening are restaurants.And who doesn’t like eating out on occasion? With that in mind, we’re putting together a list of Laois restaurants and coffee shops that are open again and we will be publishing it on our site this weekend.It’ll be a fairly wide-reaching county-wide list – and while we’re doing our best for it to be as exhaustive as possible, we’re asking any restaurant business that would like to be included to please get in touch with us to ensure we don’t leave you out.As a family-owned and locally-owned media business, we know only too well the harsh commercial reality that 2020 has been.But we can all our do our bit to help each other. Think Local, Spend Local, Love Laois.If you would like us to include your restaurant in our online directory – or if you would like to let us know about a business that we should include – please email [email protected] is no charge to businesses to be included. SEE ALSO – Laois farming family provide the barley for first organic Irish whisky Twitterlast_img read more


Afternoon Brief, May 1

Posted On Jun 13 2021 by

first_imgTrending Story:Jackson Family Wines Collaborates with Tesla Energy to Pilot Stationary Energy Storage SystemsToday Jackson Family Wines announced it has installed one of the first large-scale Tesla stationary energy storage systems across a number of its wineries…Today’s News:Inaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction Shaping up for SuccessBilled as a new Sonoma County Vintners tradition, invited wine trade and iconic Sonoma County vintners came together in a full house today at the Vintners Inn for the inaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction…Scientists Find Wines from Different Terroirs Have Distinct ‘Fingerprints’Researchers at the University of California at Davis found that by analyzing the chemical composition of nearly identical wines from two different countries they could map distinct differences, creating a chemical fingerprint for two different terroirs…Weather forecasting company says California drought will worsenAfter a winter with little precipitation, winemakers in the region will have to face another long, dry summer and the increased risk of wildfires and smoke taint, according to weather forecasting company Accuweather…Being Small Can Be a BenefitRiedel launches Vinum Extreme Rosé wine glassLeading Somms Pour Into City Winery For New York’s Wine On WheelsUniversity of Missouri Extension viticulturist to work with regional wineriesSonoma Valley wells running dry as groundwater recedesProposal would pave way for winemaking in Nevada’s Washoe & Clark CountiesChinese Wine Associations Establish First Trade BodyThe buzz on Napa’s Agricultural Protection Advisory CommitteeHarvest Trail turns to Tasmania’s wine industryGay Wine Weekend to host LGBTI Business ExpoOenophiles’ Latest Obsession: Unicorn WineWIN Jobs:Sales RepresentativeGolden Ram Imports (New York)Assistant WinemakerAlkar Human Resources (Napa County, CA)Fresno State WinemakerFresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology (Fresno, CA)More wine industry jobs…Top Stories:Roche chardonnay named ‘Best of the Best’ at North Coast Wine ChallengeMaking Your Employees Feel SpecialReality check: China did NOT overtake France as a wine-growing regionFamily of Bordeaux Winegrower will file Manslaughter CaseSwanson Vineyards Strengthen Winemaking TeamWine Trade Associations Girding For Battle With Illinois Lawsuit TrollDebate over dry farming divides Wine CountryBreather needed on proposed Napa winery restrictionsNew York Retailer Empire Wine Draws Ire of U.S. Wholesalers2015 Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip Event to Celebrate Show’s 10th AnniversaryCalifornia’s Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During DroughtControversial Hop Kiln and Hale Winery development decisions appealedBee deaths could impact Oregon wine industryRemoving the Manipulation Stigma from WinemakingWhat does continued El Nino mean for U.S. weather? TAGSAustraliaDroughtJackson Family WinesRiedel CrystalSonoma County Barrel AuctionSonoma ValleySustainabilityTasmaniaTerroirUC DavisWine on WheelsWine Science Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, May 1Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, May 1By Editor – May 1, 2015 39 0 Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Facebook Share Pinterestcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleInaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction Shaping up for SuccessNext articleSonoma County Inaugural Barrel Auction Raises Over $460,000 Editor Twitter ReddIt Email Linkedinlast_img read more


Usain Bolt Takes on Health Centre in Hometown

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first_imgRelatedUsain Bolt Takes on Health Centre in Hometown RelatedUsain Bolt Takes on Health Centre in Hometown FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail World and Olympic Sprint Champion, Usain Bolt, has taken another step towards improving his community of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for refurbishing and maintaining the community’s health centre.The MOU was signed Wednesday (March 31) with the Ministry of Health and the National People’s Co-operative Bank of Jamaica Limited (NPCB), at the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), New Kingston.Bolt’s Manager, Norman Peart, signed on behalf of the athlete, who was ill and unable to attend the function.Mr. Peart noted that, under the MOU, Bolt’s organisation, Sherwood Holdings Limited, would renovate and maintain the health centre, through a lease from the NPCB, which owns the land, while the Health Ministry will continue to provide health services.The agreement will remain in place for 10 years, with the option of renewal when it expires.All projects will be executed by the United Way of Jamaica and are set to begin in April, with repairs to the roof, which is deemed a priority. Other projects such as painting and provision of equipment will be undertaken thereafter.Mr. Peart said that Sherwood Holdings Limited is also planning to provide facilities for dental procedures to be carried out.“Basic dental care is very expensive right now, and we have been talking to the parish manager, and she has said she should be able to have, at least, a dental nurse to assist. I think that would be a big boost to the clinic,” he outlined.Mr. Peart shared that the project was one of several being undertaken by Bolt in Trelawny, his home parish, and that he intends to do a lot more for the community.Chairman of the NPCB, Howard Paulwell, reiterated the NPCB’s commitment to rural communities.“We are open to form any alliance that will bring value and support to the people we serve.It is our distinct pleasure to be a part of this venture, and we look forward to a long and beneficial association,” he stated.Chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority, Noel Donaldson, expressed his appreciation to Bolt and his team for undertaking the project, and pledged that the Authority would keep its end of the bargain by delivering the best quality service to the residents of Sherwood Content.The Sherwood Content Health Centre delivers primary health services, including antenatal care, to approximately 1,000 residents per year. Funds were raised to begin work on the facility through Bolt’s “9.58 Super Party”, held in December, 2009, which yielded over $1 million. Usain Bolt Takes on Health Centre in Hometown Health & WellnessApril 1, 2010center_img RelatedUsain Bolt Takes on Health Centre in Hometown Advertisementslast_img read more


Health Sector Reclassification to be Implemented Over Three Years

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first_imgRelatedGov’t Focused on Quality Health Care Delivery – Minister Ferguson Health Sector Reclassification to be Implemented Over Three Years Health & WellnessJuly 3, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders RelatedBan on Smoking Not Intended to Harass Smokers Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has completed the health sector reclassification, which is to be implemented over three years, at a cost of $7 billion.This was announced by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning (with responsibility for the Public Service), Hon. Horace Dalley, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House on July 2.“This exercise has been ongoing for almost ten years…The first payment under the new classification for the health sector is scheduled for this quarter,” Mr. Dalley noted.He explained that due to the complexity of the health sector, the reclassification exercise “may not be perfect,” but it will substantially streamline the occupational groupings in the health sector.There will be a Reclassification Appeals Tribunal to address anomalies, which may arise. The tribunal will have representation from the various groups within the health sector.Meanwhile, the Minister informed that Cabinet has instructed that the outstanding industrial issues of some eight other groups are to be addressed.These include: emergency duty allowance (2008 to 2010) for Government Medical Consultants; outstanding payment of allowances (2008 to 2010) for Veterinary Officers; payment of new rates (2010 to 2011) for West Indies Group of University Teachers (settled); realignment issues (2007 to 2011) for Education Officers (settled); relativity study between security groups for fire-fighters (payment programmed); relativity study between security groups for Correctional Officers (payment programmed); adjustment to duty rates (2008 to 2010) for Medical Doctors (payment programmed); and the delinking of salaries for legal officers from High Court Judges’ salaries(in Court).“You cannot engender trust among your employees when you have signed Heads of Agreements, and court rulings and IDT awards are left on the table to languish, because there is no respect for the sanctity of contracts and collective bargaining agreements,” he stated.Mr. Dalley said this is in conflict with good industrial relations practice. “This administration will not behave in such a manner, so we will settle these outstanding issues and ensure that there is no repeat of this type of behaviour on the part of the government of Jamaica,” the Minister said.Contact: Alphea Saunders RelatedHealth Ministry Pledges $25 Million for Prostate Cancer Researchlast_img read more


Annual Honorable Peter R. Palermo Mentorship Program underway

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first_imgAnnual Honorable Peter R. Palermo Mentorship Program underway Jan 07, 2021 Top Stories During the week on December 14-18, the Honorable Peter R. Palermo Mentorship Program at St. Thomas University College of Law held its kick-off event virtually with Miami Carol City, Sr., High School.The Honorable Peter R. Palermo Mentorship Program is a community partnership launched in 2013 between Miami Carol City and STU Law. On a weekly basis the law students visit Miami Carol City Law Magnet Program overseen by attorney Asiah Wolfolk-Manning. The law students teach topics ranging from constitutional law to U.S. government and history. The inspiration for the program was Judge Palermo’s belief that the leaders of tomorrow in any profession must know about the Constitution, civics, and the law.For the kickoff event this year, the Palermo Program’s board members created a debate topic based on the First Amendment. The board conducted a short presentation teaching students about the First Amendment and the test to determine whether the government can suppress one’s speech. The Palermo Program volunteer mentors assisted the high school students with understanding the law, applying the law to the facts, and developing legal arguments. The law magnet students debated their legal arguments before their classmates, and the STU Law mentors.The Palermo Mentorship Program will continue its partnership during the Spring 2021 semester as the law students assist the magnet students with understanding evidentiary rules in preparation for the Spring 2021 Mock Trial Competition hosted at STU Law School.last_img read more


Tony Vazquez talks alcohol sales

Posted On Jun 11 2021 by

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilTony Vazquez talks alcohol sales Oct. 26, 2016 at 10:30 amCity CouncilTony Vazquez talks alcohol salesGuest Author5 years agocity councildaily presselectionMayor Tony VazquezSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontony vasquez Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :city councildaily presselectionMayor Tony VazquezSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontony vasquezshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMelkonians talks City development and Measure LVAnastasia Foster talks tenants rights and responsibilities formYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agolast_img read more