A dreary night didn’t discourage those celebrating in Parliament Square. We wake this morning out of the European Union. But we follow their rules until the end of the year, without a say.
We are separate after more than 40 years, but remember much of the status quo will hold for now – the UK and the EU, the awkward couple, finally divorced – but still sharing a house and the bills.
But what the prime minister hails as a new era, a bright new dawn, starts months of hard bargaining with our neighbours across the Channel.
The UK’s requests: a free trade agreement, cooperation on security, and new arrangements for fishing are just some of the vital arguments that lie ahead.
Within days, Boris Johnson – and the EU too – will set out their opening positions. And at home, the government must hurry to adapt many of our systems that are plumbed into the EU. The prime minister is adamant that process must not run beyond the end of the year.
Sprawling lines were forming overnight in the Jersey Shore destination of Wildwood in anticipation of President Trump’s campaign rally scheduled for late Tuesday, in a show of support by Trump’s faithful amid the bruising impeachment fight back in Washington.
The scene is striking considering Jersey’s political reputation as a blue state. But as Rep. Jeff Van Drew suggested Tuesday morning, the southern part of the state where Trump is heading may be more MAGA-friendly.
“South Jersey’s forgotten about sometimes,” said Van Drew, a former Democrat who switched parties to become Republican after the House impeachment vote that he opposed. He represents much of South Jersey and plans to accompany Trump Tuesday night — and pocket a presidential endorsement in the process.
“There are people that are excited, homemade signs, all kinds of activities, people are camping out, just thousands and thousands of people,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
He claimed over the weekend it was his understanding that 100,000 ticket requests had been submitted, for a venue that holds 7,500. The actual number of rally attendees is unclear, though the campaign reportedly will set up large TVs outside for the overflow crowd to watch.
TOKYO — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.
Markets in Hong Kong and mainland China were closed Tuesday for Lunar New Year holidays, while South Korea’s 180721, -3.09% benchmark tumbled 3.2% as it reopened after its own holidays.
China has extended its national holiday by three days so that offices should reopen on Monday. Shanghai’s holiday was extended until Feb. 9.
Overnight, a sell-off on Wall Street gave the Dow its first 5-day losing streak since early August and handed the S&P 500 its worst day since early October. The latest bout of selling on Wall Street came after China announced a sharp rise in cases of the virus.
“How long and how deep the correction lower will last, depends both on the success of China’s efforts to control the viral spread, and the prevalence of its occurrence internationally,” Jeffrey Halley of Oanda said in a commentary.
Airlines, resorts and other companies that rely on travel and tourism suffered steep losses. Gold prices rose as did bonds as traders sought refuge in safer holdings.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed a Supreme Court ruling that allows the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which is aimed at reducing the number of green card applicants who may use public benefits, to take effect.
“This is shameful,” the New York Democrat tweeted Monday. “America shouldn’t have a wealth test for admission. It’s a place where millions of people are descendants of immigrants who came w nothing & made a life. The American Dream isn’t a private club with a cover charge — it’s the possibility of remaking your future.”
This is shameful. America shouldn’t have a wealth test for admission. It’s a place where millions of people are descendants of immigrants who came w nothing & made a life.
The American Dream isn’t a private club with a cover charge – it’s the possibility of remaking your future. https://t.co/qKm7BuUhXI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 27, 2020
Her tweet came just after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of what some have called a “wealth test,” making it easier to deny legal permanent residency and a path to citizenship to immigrants who receive food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid.
Walmart last week opened a meatpacking plant in south Georgia that will cut, package and label its own brand of steaks and roasts to deliver to meat cases at 500 stores in the region. It is Walmart’s first meatpacking plant. Costco has also developed its own farm-to-store poultry production operation in Nebraska to control some of its chicken production.Although Walmart’s plant is a step toward a farm-to-shelf meat production, Walmart doesn’t actually operate the facility, nor does it own any cows or butcher the meat. An outside processor will operate the plant in Thomasville, Georgia, 20 miles from the Florida border and a little bigger than the size of a Walmart supercenter.
The plant’s opening is the latest move in top US retailers’ attempts to muscle into the food supply chain, an area traditionally dominated by food processors. Four companies control around 85% of the US cattle market, according to the Department of Agriculture. Walmart (WMT) buys its beef from Tyson (TSN) and Cargill, and it’s Tyson’s largest customer.”I think the broader implications are more big retailers exploring expanding into processing themselves versus buying the product from a current packer or processor,” said David Anderson, agricultural economist at Texas A&M University.
Washington (CNN)As the clock above the entrance to the Senate chamber inched toward 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar looked antsy.
Mrs. Clinton also dodged a question about whether she’d endorse and campaign for Mr. Sanders if he were to win the Democratic nomination.
The impeachment organizing resolution text from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gives House impeachment managers and the President’s legal team 24 hours each to make their opening arguments over two days. CNN’s Phil Mattingly reports.
Since Americore Health LLC took over the now-closed Ellwood City Medical Center in October 2017, it has been cited more than 40 times by the state Department of Health.
London (CNN Business)The United Kingdom made history last year when it became the first major economy to commit to pumping no more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than it removes by 2050.Dozens of countries have since followed its lead to achieve “net zero” emissions, and with three decades to go before the deadline, Britain’s progress provides a promising blueprint.Its carbon emissions were 44% below 1990 levels in 2018, with renewable energy now accounting for 33% of its energy mix and coal contributing just over 5%. That is thanks in large part to its success with offshore wind and focus on nuclear energy.
PITTSBURGH, PA – National Disc Jockey Day occurs every January 20 to commemorate the death date of Alan Freed, one of the nation’s early influential DJs. Freed is credited with popularizing the term “rock and roll” while working at radio stations in Akron, Cleveland and New York in the 1950s.
Pittsburgh has had numerous talented DJs since Freed coined that term. Given that today is meant to honor them, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Who is your all-time favorite DJ and why?
- Randy Baumann (WDVE)
- Big Bob (96.1 KISS)
- Jack Bogut (KDKA, WTAE, WSHH, WJAS)
- Bubba (B-94, Star 100.7)
- Chuck Brinkman (KQV, WTAE, WFFM-WMYG)
- Bill Cardille (WJAS)
- Porky Chedwick (WAMO, WEDO)
- Jeff Christie a.k.a.Rush Limbaugh (KQV)
- Rege Cordic (KDKA)
- Chris DeCarlo (WYDD, WDVE, Y108)
- John Garry (WTAE, WHTX)
- Steve Hanson (WDVE, WMYG, 3WS)
- George Hart (KQV, WXKX, 3WS, WPNT)
- Jim Krenn (WDVE)
- Terry Lee (WMCK, WIXZ)
- Sean McDowell (WYDD, WYTK, WRRK, WDVE)
- Jim Merkel (WPEZ, 3WS)
- Michele Michaels (WDVE)
- Mikey (96.1 KISS)
- Larry O’Brien (WTAE, WHTX)
- Scott Paulsen (WHTX, WDVE, WRKZ)
- Clark Race (KDKA)
- Jimmy Roach (WDVE, WMYG, Y108)
- Cris Winter (WXXP, WDVE, WISH)
(Reuters) – Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.
That’s a question I’ve frequently wondered about, and one that Lewis Mumford sought to answer in his 1934 classic Technics & Civilization.
Below are four of the ideological shifts that Mumford believes prepared the way for the modern development of technology:
1) The Invention of the Clock
The invention of the mechanical clock—which appeared in medieval cities in the 13th century—was prepared for by the European monasteries, which desired to create a more ordered and regulated existence apart from the chaos that dwelt outside their walls.
2) A Changed Understanding of Space and Movement
The Middle Ages tended to conceive space as primarily symbolic of the divine. According to Mumford, “a revolutionary change in the conception of space took place” between the 14th and 17th centuries,
3) The Influence of Capitalism
The shift from a barter economy to a capitalist one brought about “constant reference to abstract symbols of wealth: gold, drafts, bills of exchange, eventually merely numbers.
4) A Turn from the Supernatural to the Natural
“Meanwhile, with the transformation of the concepts of time and space went a change in the direction of interest from the heavenly world to the natural one… Nature [now] existed to be explored, to be invaded, to be conquered, and finally, to be understood.”