THIS weekend sees the arrival of Father's Day - that annual event when dads get the rare chance to be spoiled. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is on Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... What is the history of Father's Day? Father's Day is rumoured to have started when a young woman wanted to honour her war hero dad. In May 1909, Sonora Dodd sat in church listening to a moving Mother's Day sermon. She then decided she wanted to designate a special day just for her dad, William Jackson Smart. Dodd's mother had died in childbirth and her Civil War veteran dad had raised five kids on his own. The following year, she wanted to celebrate Father's Day on June 5th, her father's birthday. She even and petitioned for the holiday to be recognised in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, Needing more time to arrange the festivities, Spokane’s mayor pushed the date back by two weeks. The first Father's Day was … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 around the world, why do the dates differ and what are the celebration’s origins?
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29 October 2018 • 2:51pm PM insists that spending commitments safe in no deal Brexit Hammond warns no-deal Brexit will jeopardise spending plans Hammond preparing to give 30m taxpayers a Brexit boost What to expect from Budget 2018; Chancellor to deliver Budget at 3.30pm Dutch-style pensions revolution could see thousands of workers pool retirement pots Sign up here to the Telegraph's Brexit WhatsApp group Theresa May has rebuked Philip Hammond by insisting that all of his Budget spending commitments will be funded regardless of whether a deal is reached with the European Union. In an apparent swipe at the Chancellor, Mrs May’s official spokesman said on Monday that “all commitments” set out in his speech would be “funded whether there is a deal or not”. He also appeared to undermine Mr Hammond’s claim that there would need to be an emergency budget in the event of no deal, stating that the Chancellor had built up … [Read more...] about Budget 2018 live: Philip Hammond to make final statement before Brexit
New York voters on Tuesday will settle two of the more contentious intra-party battles of the congressional primary season with incumbent Republican Representative Dan Donovan under threat from a bid by his predecessor, and Democrat Joe Crowley facing his first significant challenge in years. The power of an endorsement from President Donald Trump will be tested in the New York GOP race, where he’s backed Donovan, as well as in South Carolina, where Trump’s preferred candidate, incumbent Governor Henry McMaster, was forced into a runoff for the Republican nomination. Another high-profile contest is taking place in Utah, where Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican nomination for Senate. That should clear his way to a likely victory in November in a state dominated by the Republican Party. While Romney was an outspoken critic of Trump during much of the 2016 presidential … [Read more...] about New York Voters to Settle Intra-Party Fights for Ballot
New York City's only Republican congressional district could fall in November if a young combat veteran can convince many of the district's Democrats to vote for their party, for a change. New York's 11th Congressional District, made up mostly of Staten Island and its "Reagan Democrats," has twice sent Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan to Congress. He's betting that his support of President Donald Trump won't hurt him in the majority-Democrat district — especially since he's taken a couple of key votes against Trump's agenda, on taxes and health care. House Democrats Promise Action on LGBTQ Rights Bill Trying to unseat Donovan is newcomer Max Rose, whose campaign emphasizes that he's a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a former health care professional — the district has been hard hit by the opioid crisis. What he does not emphasize is that he's a Democrat. It's set up a race that local political observers say could go either way. But the fact that it's … [Read more...] about Political Newcomer Aims to Bring ‘Blue Wave’ to NYC’s Only Republican Congressional District
EUROPEAN UNION (EU)SCHEER Will Develop Scientific Opinion On Aluminum Migration Limits For Toys: The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) will develop a scientific opinion on the tolerable intake of aluminum “with regards to adapting the [migration limits for toys].” This measure is in response to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Committee of Food Additives (JECFA) establishing lower tolerable intake levels for aluminum than those used in the Toy Safety Directive.SCHEER has been requested: ■ To review currently available data on the toxicity of aluminum, taking into account the different tolerable intake levels for aluminum established by EFSA in 2008 and JECFA in 2011; and ■ To advise on a tolerable intake level for aluminum based on most … [Read more...] about Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation – January 27, 2017: Europe