News / UK and world by Press Association March 14, 2019, 8:00 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The leader of Sinn Fein and Northern Ireland’s police chief have held a frank and constructive meeting. Mary Lou McDonald and George Hamilton had a conversation in Washington DC on Thursday to discuss their dispute over the Chief Constable’s potential successor. It comes after Mrs McDonald said she would not have confidence in any current member of the PSNI senior command team replacing Mr Hamilton when he retires in the summer. A spokesman for Sinn Fein said Mrs McDonald raised the issue of the failure of the PSNI to disclose information about historical killings to Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman. He said the Sinn Fein president had raised her concerns about the matter to Mr Hamilton. “It was a frank meeting but it was a constructive meeting as well,” the spokesman said. “The big issue and where there … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein leader and NI police chief hold ‘frank and constructive’ meeting
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Hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders and workers have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past 20 years, including dozens who returned to church duties, according to a joint investigation by two newspapers. The San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that their six-month investigation found about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and workers who were accused of sexual misconduct since 1998, leaving more than 700 victims. Some were as young as 3 years old while others were adults when they were abused, the newspapers reported.About 220 offenders — among them pastors, ministers, Sunday school teachers, deacons and church volunteers — have been convicted or have taken plea deals, with dozens of cases still pending. Nearly 100 are still in prison, according to state and federal records. Dozens of others made plea deals and served no time. More than 100 are registered sex offenders, and some have returned to the pulpit. … [Read more...] about Southern Baptist leaders and workers abused hundreds, report says
PADDY Ashdown is a former Liberal Democrat leader and intelligence officer. But when did he resign, who is his wife, and where was he an MP for? Who is Paddy Ashdown? Paddy Ashdown is a British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats. Lord Ashdown, a special forces and intelligence veteran, was the first leader of the Lib Dems, from 1988 to 1999. After retiring as MP for Yeovil, he was the de facto governor of Bosnia for four years, overseeing the country's peace treaty. He is now a member of the House of Lords but remains close to the Lib Dem leadership and was a senior figure in the pro-EU campaign. When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader? Paddy Ashdown resigned as Lib Dem leader in August 1999 after 11 years in the role. He was succeeded by Charles Kennedy, who died in 2015. He stepped down as MP for Yeovil in June 2001. He famously vowed to "eat his hat" if an exit poll preducting a Lib Dem wipe-out in the 2015 election was accurate. OLD SCHOOL School reports … [Read more...] about When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader and who is his wife Jane?
The meetingMr. Truong Van Phuong, Deputy Head of the Phu Yen Party Committee’s Commission for Popularization and Education, said after two years of implementing Directive 05, the awareness and action of staff, party members and people about studying and following the ideology, morality and style of Uncle Ho showed significant role; in combination with realizing political tasks and patriotic movements. The solutions proposed at the event included the continuation of promoting the popularization of Directive 05 in combination with fighting against, preventing and pushing back the degradation of political thought, morality, living style, “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” inside the Party. In addition, delegates asked localities in Phu Yen to promote the leadership of party committees, authorities and raise the responsibility of leaders in carrying out the Directive. Mr. Nguyen Huu Hiep, Head of the Phu Yen Party Committee’s Commission for … [Read more...] about Phu Yen improves effectiveness of studying and following Uncle Ho’s…
SCOTLAND's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been voted one of the world's most powerful women since she took over as leader of the Scottish National Party. Here's the lowdown on the woman who has been determined to break up the United Kingdom. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been voted one of the world's most powerful women Who is Nicola Sturgeon? What's her background? Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon, 48, was born in Irvine, Scotland, the third daughter of electrician Robin and dental nurse Joan, who was an SNP councillor in the Ayrshire town. She grew up in nearby Prestwick and Dreghorn and as a child was said to have devilishly hacked the hair off her sister's doll. Nicola joined the SNP aged 16. Asked recently what she would say to her 16-year-old self she replied: "Lighten up... and then the girl of 16 would say eff off." After studying law at Glasgow University she worked as a solicitor in the city before entering the newly devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999 as a … [Read more...] about How old is Nicola Sturgeon, who’s her husband Peter Murrell and when did she become SNP leader and Scotland’s First Minister?