first_img James Warrington Share Two of the Leave campaign’s biggest donors believe Brexit will not happen as time runs out for the government to finalise its plan for leaving the EU.Peter Hargreaves and Crispin Odey, who both donated vast sums to the Brexit campaign, told Reuters today that they now expect the UK’s referendum decision to be reversed. whatsapp “Certainly, if there was defeat on Tuesday and it took some time before it got resolved, it’s hard to see how we can get all the legislation through by 29 March.”The pound surged against the dollar to $1.282 following the reports, but dropped after a Downing Street spokesperson rebutted the claims, saying Article 50 will not be extended. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10Total PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It Lovemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Top Brexit donors Odey and Hargreaves say Britain will not leave the EU Read more: Brexit ‘likely’ to be delayedHedge fund giant Odey, who is known for his bearish investment positions, said he now anticipates a strengthening of the pound, having bet against the UK economy amid Brexit uncertainty.“My view is that it ain’t going to happen,” Odey said. “I just can’t see how it happens with that configuration of parliament.”Billionaire Peter Hargreaves also said he expects the process to break down, predicting an extension to the withdrawal process followed by a second referendum.“I have totally given up. I am totally in despair, I don’t think Brexit will happen at all,” he said.center_img “They [pro-EU campaigners] are banking on the fact that people are so fed up with it that will just say ‘sod it we will stay’. I do see that attitude. The problem is when something doesn’t happen for so long you feel less angry about it.”Hargreaves, who co-founded financial service firm Hargreaves Lansdown, donated £3.2m to the Leave campaign, while Odey cashed out more than £800,000 to support Brexit.This morning it emerged Cabinet ministers expect the Brexit withdrawal process to be delayed due to a backlog of important bills that must be passed before Britain leaves the EU on 29 March.Read more: City of London votes against second EU referendum“The legislative timetable is now very, very tight indeed,” a senior minister told the Evening Standard. Friday 11 January 2019 11:46 am whatsapp More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Tags: Brexit Company Hargreaves Lansdownlast_img read more

first_img More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Eco-warriors still threaten Heathrow drone chaos despite ‘positive’ talks with airport whatsapp Share More to follow. A Heathrow spokesperson said that despite meeting with activists this morning, they were “disappointed” to learn the protest would still go ahead. What are they threatening?An internal Heathrow Pause Whatsapp message seen by City A.M. reads: “As an act of conscience, we have to act. From the 13 September, we will exploit a loophole in Heathrow airport’s health and safety protocols and fly toy drones within its restricted zone.“It is our understanding that the airport’s authorities will respond by grounding all flights. Drones will not be flown in flightpaths and there will be no risk of harm to anyone.” Consequences ‘very severe’ “Our engagement this morning was positive and a lot of common ground was discussed, however Heathrow Pause fundamentally disagree with our belief that aviation can and should be decarbonised,” a Heathrow spokesperson said. Heathrow Pause, a splinter group of the Extinction Rebellion movement, says it will fly toy drones in the airport’s restricted zone from 13 September, in a move that threatens to force Europe’s biggest airport to ground all flights as a safety measure. whatsapp “The dangers of flying drones in airspace used by airliners carrying passengers are stark and the consequences potentially very severe. Anyone caught illegally using a drone can expect to be dealt with in line with the law. Read more: Police handed new powers to tackle illegal drones after Gatwick chaos by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com “Heathrow Airport is part of our national infrastructure, and we will not allow the illegal activity of protestors to cause misery to thousands of air travellers,” he said.center_img Read more: Extinction Rebellion threatens to gatecrash London fashion week in latest climate change protest “We will continue to work closely with the Police to mitigate the impact of their illegal action and ensure that the airport operates safely.” Heathrow Pause activists said: “We know that we will be arrested. We know that we face significant prison sentences for our actions. We have lives, we have families, we do not wish to go to prison. They said the move by protesters would be “counter-productive and criminal”. Tags: Aerospace Anyone caught flying a drone above 400ft or within an airport’s boundary faces an unlimited fine or up to five years in prison. Last Christmas, Gatwick was forced to close its runway for three days because a drone flying near its runway was deemed a threat to passenger safety.  Earlier this year the government introduced laws that banned drones and similar model aircraft from flying within a five kilometre radius from airport runways following the havoc they wreaked at the Gatwick and Heathrow runways last year. “But we are steadfast in our resolve. We do this in defence of life. We do it because our consciences leave us no other choice but to act.” Friday 30 August 2019 11:55 am Alex Daniel Climate change activists are still planning on flying drones over Heathrow in protest next month, despite a “positive” meeting with representatives from the airport this morning. (Getty Images) The Metropolitan Police’s deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said the force would “do everything in its power to prevent and stop any such criminal activity”.last_img read more

first_img whatsapp Opinion The scary thing for many Trump haters is that, in truth, he could likely have won over many of these key swing-state suburban voters, had he toned down his insults, told less outrageous lies, and been more disciplined in his messaging, focusing on the economy, trade deals, and peace treaties.   Trump’s adoring rally crowds loved it and chanted back every word. But in crucial metropolitan suburban households surrounding cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit, I suspect these snippets from his rallies turned too many people off.    Jamie WilliamsJamie Williams is planning partner at the advertising agency isobel Trump fans adored his rallies, but his rhetoric turned too many people off Share As history shows, it’s very difficult to defeat an incumbent US President after one term. As the likes of Mitt Romney, John Kerry and Al Gore know only too well, sitting Presidents always have the advantage. As CNN commentator Van Jones said on-air last Saturday, breaking down in tears shortly after Biden’s win was projected: “character matters, telling the truth matters, and being a good person matters”.  The problem for Trump is that by going for option one, he reminded too many voters that they just didn’t like him. Show Comments ▼ As marketers know well, big ambitious brands cannot continue to grow by simply targeting the same people with the same messages.   It’s even harder to defeat a sitting President if they have notable achievements under their belts and proof that they can grow the US economy. Taking a non-partisan look at Donald Trump’s four years as President, there are achievements to note: significant pre-Covid economic growth; some strong summer bounce-back economic numbers during the pandemic; trade deals beneficial to America; elements of criminal justice reform; and several Middle Eastern peace deals.   Monday 16 November 2020 5:09 am Trump fans adored his rallies, but his rhetoric turned too many people off Also Read: Grow your audience or double down? The classic mistake made by Brand Trump Instead, he spent the last few weeks of the campaign claiming that Covid-19 pandemic was over; criticising the highly popular Dr Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert; suggesting that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden should all go to jail; calling Kamala Harris a “monster”, attacking Biden’s son Hunter; re-tweeting bizarre Qanon theories about the “fake” killing of Osama Bin Laden; and claiming that the whole election was rigged before polling had even begun.   A more subtle miss-step, but an equally negative one, was when Trump tried to talk directly to suburban women in Pennsylvania, stating “we’re getting your husbands back to work”. That line might have worked in the 60s, but not in 2020.  Trump completely misread the mindset of the audience he was trying to attract.   There comes a point in every major brand’s life when new audiences are needed to grow a following.  Somehow, the Trump campaign ignored this, and the President’s failure to understand the need to expand his support rather than simply preach to the converted is probably what cost him the election.   Main image credit: Getty Trump was clearly told about this problem by his advisers in the weeks leading up the election. He’d regularly joked about it during his campaign — “Suburban women, will you please like me?” Grow your audience or double down? The classic mistake made by Brand Trump Brands also need to be likable to be successful. Being liked makes consumers so much more likely to buy your product — or give you their vote.  Luckily for President-elect Joe Biden, the Democrats, and the millions of people who took to the streets to celebrate Trump’s loss, the President went for option one. Clearly the answer is complex and multifaceted and the impacts of Covid-19 cannot be understated. Trump fans adored his rallies, but his rhetoric turned too many people off Also Read: Grow your audience or double down? The classic mistake made by Brand Trump City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. So with the title of President behind him, some strong achievements to showcase, a passionate and energised base and a strong populist political brand to harness, why did Trump lose? To again borrow from Van Jones, in this age of multifaceted brand engagement and consumer demands, “character matters”. But putting the elements no one could control to one side, in 2020 the Trump campaign had a clear choice to make: double down on his base with messaging to energise existing fans and help find more of the same kind of voter; or try to expand his following, looking to America’s suburbs, to engage more moderate Republicans and independents — essentially, to attract people who might have liked his economic policies so far but been put off by his controversial rhetoric and his wild Twitter account.   This is the takeaway all companies and political campaigns should learn from this election: to grow significantly, major brands cannot solely rely on repeat purchases from one loyal audience. Brands need to attract new groups of people by using messages that appeal to them. They need to be smart with their targeting, and with their understanding of people’s lives and mindset. The Trump campaign failed in this department. Many Republicans will point to the fact that Trump increased his vote count in 2020, by almost 10 million, and that he actually won a slightly increased share of Black and Latino votes. And that’s true. But by focusing so much on his base, leading with highly provocative and extremely partisan messaging, he also helped drive a huge anti-Trump vote for Democrats, which cancelled out his own increases. It was a high turnout election across all of America.   whatsapp Trump fans adored his rallies, but his rhetoric turned too many people off Also Read: Grow your audience or double down? The classic mistake made by Brand Trump And, despite the world’s fears back in 2016, Trump didn’t start a war. In addition, the unexpectedly strong performances by Republicans in Senate and House races also confirmed that it wasn’t policies that cost Trump. It was Trump himself. 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first_img whatsapp Tuesday 16 December 2014 8:55 pm whatsapp AMERICAN private equity giant Cerberus has agreed to buy two portfolios of distressed property loans for £2.3bn as it looks to up its exposure to the UK and Irish markets, it emerged yesterday.Cerberus struck deals to take on a £1.2bn portfolio of commercial property loans from National Australia Bank and a £1.1bn portfolio of Irish commercial real estate loans from RBS. The deals follow quickly on the heels of the US buyout specialist’s £680m purchase of Nationwide’s UK commercial property loan portfolio last week.With banks looking to de-risk their loan books from the sector, private equity firms and hedge funds have become increasingly keen on the long-term recovery prospects of debt secured against regional real estate assets. Mathieu Roland-Billecart, real estate corporate finance partner at Ernst & Young, told City A.M.: “There have been quite a lot of transactions of this nature over the last four years. It’s driven by the banks trying to reduce their exposure to the real estate market.”“There is risk to it. It’s more risky than buying property, because you’re buying the loan and therefore you need to convert to the property. So there’s more skill in it, but it’s well within the capabilities of the large private equity groups,” he added.Along with buyout rivals Lone Star, Oaktree and Kennedy Wilson, the Steve Feinberg-founded Cerberus has been one of the biggest acquirers in the sector. “Cerberus has been one of the most active buyers of this kind of portfolio. It gives them an ability to complete quite large transactions and provide quite a strong risk-adjusted return with some good exposure to the real estate sector,” said Roland-Billecart. Commenting on the deal, Cerberus told City A.M.: “We look forward to managing this important portfolio.” Cerberus takes a £2.3bn bite of property loans Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoElvenarAdvertisement If You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndoBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndocenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img President Trump has stated that the US is willing to act unilaterally on North Korea if China does not act to rein in its nuclear program. Furthermore, comments about kinetic military options are becoming increasingly common rhetoric amid the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia. In response, North Korea has shown no intention of shying away from additional provocations. Analysts predict that additional nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches will occur during the month of April, which include Kim Il Sung’s birthday (April 15) and the anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (April 25). The Korean Peninsula holds particular geopolitical significance for four powerful nations: China, Japan, Russia, and the US. As one of the world’s middle powers, South Korea has been relegated to a back seat in regional politics due to its economically powerful neighbors. However, the Korean peninsula has maintained a steady balance despite the precariousness of the situation.Although steady development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile arsenal continues unabated, the country has not posed a serious threat to the US because it lacks the technology to accurately strike US territory. However, through its continued provocations and threats, the rogue nation has managed to draw a disproportionate amount of attention to itself.China has also tried to make the most of North Korea’s strategic position, although it has shown some degree of genuine concern over the regime’s dogged pursuit of nuclear and missile development. For South Korea, North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and provocations have been highly problematic, but have not seriously threatened the status quo of the peninsula. However, North Korea appears remarkably determined to develop an ICBM capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to threaten US interests. Although experts suggest that there is still a long way to go before the North can develop such a capability, the threat is being taken more seriously than before. It is likely that prior to the North Korean regime achieving such a goal, the US will move to eliminate the threat.The North Korean government appears to believe that developing a nuclear missile capable of striking the United States is in its best interests, but at some point in time the US will be compelled to act.When the time of such upheaval approaches, it will remain to be determined whether South Korea is able to prevent conflict and move toward stable reunification of the peninsula. Given the circumstances, the most important task for the new South Korean government will be to formulate a realistic plan to deal with North’s continued push for a military confrontation. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2017.04.10 10:04am Will North Korea break away from the ‘balance point’? SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twittercenter_img Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

first_imgMore early intervention support for families Vulnerable children and parents will benefit from improved early intervention support under a new program designed to provide practical assistance to families with the aim of preventing issues from escalating. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the Family Connect and Support program would bolster early intervention services available to children and families across NSW.“By intervening earlier when issues arise we can address their underlying causes and reduce the risk of further harm and keep families safely together,” Mr Ward said.“Family Connect and Support provides a single point of contact with which families can engage, offering a range of practical assistance, advice and information that can help them break the cycle of disadvantage and provide a safe home for children.”The new program streamlines existing services and support with the aim helping families to build better relationships, improve general health and wellbeing, and live independently in secure housing.It builds on features of the Family Referral Service and has been enhanced to include Family Group Conferencing, increased outreach to schools and hospitals, and a focus on Aboriginal families, families with children aged zero to five, and children and young people affected by mental illness.Nine non-government providers will deliver the program, including:Uniting NSW.ACT – Western NSW and Far West;Uniting NSW ACT in partnership with South Western Sydney Local Health District – South Western Sydney;Save the Children Australia – Murrumbidgee;South Coast Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation – Illawarra Shoalhaven;The Benevolent Society – Hunter, Central Coast and New England;Barnardos – Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Sydney and South East Sydney;Barnardos in partnership with CatholicCare – Northern Sydney;Social Futures – Northern NSW;Social Futures in partnership with Pathfinders – Mid North Coast; and,Mackillop Family Services in partnership with Marymead – Southern NSW.Family Connect and Support aligns with the NSW Government’s commitment to reduce the number of children and young people entering out-of-home care. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Act, Australia, Blue Mountains, Central, children, Department of Communities and Justice, disability, Government, Illawarra, Minister, NSW, save the Children, Shoalhaven, Society, southern, Western Sydneylast_img read more

first_img Published: Dec. 5, 2018 The CU Boulder Art and Art History Department has come to a mutually satisfactory resolution with an art student whose work was relocated to another venue in the campus’s Visual Arts Complex.The student has agreed to allow his art to remain in its current location through Dec. 9, and will join forces with a faculty member who is a public art expert to create a mural that will be displayed in the lobby of the arts complex next spring. In addition, faculty and students are planning a symposium to further the discussion about art, free expression and academic freedom.These are positive outcomes for the student, the department and the university. Even so, the university recognizes that it has more work ahead when it comes to reinforcing its values on the importance of free expression, free speech and academic freedom through art and other endeavors.Moving forward, we will build on this example, using it as a learning experience for our academic community, and we invite all students, faculty and staff to continue the discussion in galleries, classrooms, lecture halls and among friends and colleagues.Categories:University Statements Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more