News / UK and world by Press Association June 22, 2018, 2:20 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The people of the Windrush generation showed resilience as they helped rebuild post-war Britain, often in the face of adversity, a service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of their arrival has been told. Prime Minister Theresa May, whose Government has been heavily criticised amid a scandal that has seen people who were invited here decades ago face deportation, was among those listening at a service in Westminster Abbey. The Rev Canon Joel Edwards, addressing a congregation including members of the Windrush generation and their descendants, hailed the positive impact those who landed at Tilbury Docks on June 22 1948 and their offspring have had in the worlds of politics, business, music and food. He said the Windrush generation had “gifted Britain”, providing trade union leaders, politicians and senior civil servants, … [Read more...] about Windrush generation’s resilience hailed at Westminster Abbey anniversary service
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Christopher Mitchell by Christopher Mitchell May 21 at 7:00 AM Souvenir license plates for sale at a stand in front of the New York Stock Exchange. (Kathy Willens/AP) Congress will soon send a bill to President Trump to pare several restrictions that were part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill, imposed on U.S. banks and other institutions after the global financial crisis. The new bill has several controversial provisions. Among them: it would relax rules on … [Read more...] about Congress is about to loosen the reins on the banking industry. Here’s why.
HCM City to get high-quality farm products from Long An Agricultural businesses in the Mekong Delta province of Long An are looking at ways to increase supplies of their products to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest economic centre in the southern region. Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, Deputy Director of HCM City’s Department of Industry and Trade, said that buying and selling was being done through modern distribution channels as well as traditional markets. Safe food, traceability of product origin, and post-harvest preservation are all important parts of today’s agricultural production process. However, there are only a few enterprises and cooperatives from Long An province that can satisfy these conditions. If enterprises and cooperatives from Long An met these conditions, they could become key suppliers to HCM City over the long term, according to Hoa. At the meeting between officials from HCM City and Long An province last week, representatives of Long An province’s enterprises … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 4/5
For much of his life, Nicholas Kollias played the role of the ideal son with a sheltered upbringing in suburban Chicago.The Northbrook native lettered in three sports at Glenbrook North High School. After years of lessons, he'd become a skilled classical pianist. And in 2012, the middle child of a self-made businessman became the first in his family to attend college.Despite his parents' misgivings, Kollias chose an out-of-state school, enrolling as a business student at the University of Rochester in New York, which has a renowned music program and where he could play Division III football.Kollias was crushed when an knee injury sidelined him for senior season, but things were still looking up. He was on target to graduate in a few months, and he'd landed an internship with a wealth management company.But in December 2015, Kollias' life and future were upended after a seemingly insignificant decision to tag along with a teammate who got invited to a gathering by a young woman. Over … [Read more...] about Chicago-area college student describes ordeal of abduction and torture during 40 hours in captivity
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he will run for his old job, ending months of speculation about a return to politics following his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. The two-term Republican governor had been inching toward a run for months, quitting his Washington lobbying job and filing a campaign committee so he could begin fundraising. His entry blows up a crowded group of candidates that has struggled to raise money, and may entice spending by national conservative groups eager to win in a left-leaning state. Pawlenty joined the race via a 2-minute campaign video that featured the sweater-clad, salt-and-pepper-haired politician speaking to the camera in a living room. He made only one reference to his eight years as governor, instead going heavy on such conservative issues as expanding vocational schools, cracking down on ineligible enrollees in the state's public health care programs and cutting taxes on Social Security income. Pawlenty was treated as … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s Pawlenty Seeks Return to Governor’s Mansion