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  • Great Brexit chef shortage: Huge recruiting crisis sees plans for new restaurants shelved

    07/15/2017 2:35:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    This Is Money ^ | July 15, 2017 | Sarah Bridge, The Financial Mail
    Britain's restaurateurs are facing a recruitment crisis with higher costs, tougher competition and the effect of Brexit – and things are only going to get worse, say key industry figures. Fears over workers’ rights following Britain’s exit from the European Union mean that restaurants are finding it harder to recruit staff and retain existing employees. According to a recent survey by accountancy group KPMG for the British Hospitality Association, a quarter of all chefs are from the Continent. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA, said: ‘The success of the UK’s food scene depends on an ability to hire leading...
  • Order Tea or Tea Order (The Milk Debate)

    07/14/2017 5:17:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Varsity (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday June 21 2017 | Aditya Guha
    Aditya Guha puts his taste buds to test to check if we can distinguish whether you put milk first in your teaWith a slew of formals and May Balls being organised by societies to mark the end of the academic year, you couldn’t possibly be more nervous about being judged on tea etiquette. Gowns can be rented for a special day. A white (or black) bowtie could be borrowed from that dependable friend. But what if you strike up a conversation with a Cambridge don (with possibly an OBE to boot!) at one of these events and don’t know...
  • London Subway to change 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements

    07/13/2017 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th July 2017 | BBC News
    The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome". LGBT campaign group Stonewall welcomed the decision, which was supported by London mayor Sadiq Khan at a session of Mayor's Question Time last month. The revised phrasing will be applied to all new pre-recorded announcements made across the capital's transport network. Mark Evers, director of customer strategy at TfL, said: "We want everyone to...
  • Britain's new £6.2billion aircraft carriers 'are vulnerable to cheap long-range Russian ...

    07/12/2017 6:26:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2017 | Larisa Brown
    Britain's new £6.2billion aircraft carriers are vulnerable to relatively cheap long-range Russian and Chinese missiles, a report has revealed. Multibillion-pound defence projects are at risk from technological advances by potential enemies of the UK, the think-tank study found. Missiles costing less than £500,000 each could 'at least disable' Britain's new £3.1billion HMS Queen Elizabeth, it claimed. The report noted: 'Key Western military assets had become vulnerable to targeting and disruption and destruction by long-range precision missiles to a degree that had hitherto been unthinkable.' It warns the Government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities. 'There has been...
  • Jane Austen's Correspondence to Be Offered at Sotheby's

    07/08/2017 2:52:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies ^ | July 8, 2017 | July 8, 2017
    Almost exactly 200 years to the day of Jane Austen’s death in 1817, a masterly comic letter written by the author to her favourite niece will come to sale for the very first time at Sotheby’s London on 11th July with an estimate of £80,000-100,000. The celebrated novelist, whose own literature has remained the subject of critique for over two centuries, is here seen exercising her own critical opinion of another writer’s work in a light-hearted jeu d’espirit which exudes not only Austen’s supreme intellect, but also her comic charm, Art Daily said. Dating from 29-30 October 1812, a critical...
  • Theresa May hails Donald Trump's 'powerful vote of confidence' in UK over trade

    07/08/2017 12:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Coventry Telegraph ^ | July 8, 2017 | Duncan Gibbons
    Theresa May has hailed the "powerful vote of confidence" in Britain Donald Trump and other world leaders have shown with their "strong desire" to strike new trade deals after Brexit. The Prime Minister said she is "optimistic and positive" about a future pact with the US after the president said he believed an agreement could be reached "very, very quickly". Following talks on the margins of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Mr Trump hailed the "very special relationship" he had developed with the PM. He said he expected an agreement on new trading arrangements with Britain to be "very powerful"....
  • George Clooney Admits Trump’s America Is Safer Than the UK

    07/07/2017 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | July 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Clooney… Now, wait. We’re not going into Entertainment Tonight. George Clooney has decided to leave London. He’s gonna pack up his wife, Amal Clooney, and their two kids and they’re gonna move back to LA. I don’t know how many of you knew that they even moved to London, but that’s where her gig is. She’s a worldwide human rights, civil rights lawyer. So So Clooney moved over there — no surprise — and now he wants to leave. It’s not that he wants to come back here. (interruption) It’s that he wants to leave there. That’s the...
  • Charlie Gard's parents in touch with WH and state Donald Trump and Pope Francis have given them hope

    07/05/2017 5:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2017 | Barney Henderson and agencies
    The parents of Charlie Gard have said they are in touch with the White House and that support from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis had given them hope. The US president tweeted an offer to help the 11-month-old terminally-ill British baby baby earlier this week....
  • Punk rock ISIS widow ‘crying’ and wants to go home

    07/04/2017 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/4/17 | Lia Eustachewich
    ISIS widow Sally Jones desperately wants to return home to the UK — but can’t because leaders of the terror group won’t let her go, according to a new report. After marrying her ISIS hubby Junaid Hussain, Jones became a top terror recruiter in Raqqa, Syria, and was implicated in two plots to kill innocent Americans. As a couple, they were dubbed “Mr. and Mrs. Terror.” But since Hussain was killed by a US drone in 2015, Jones has been hiding out in hopes of one day returning home to Kent, England. “She was crying and wants to get back...
  • Kansans weigh in on fight for terminally ill baby in Britain (Simon's Law)

    07/04/2017 10:27:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies ^ | July 4, 2015 | Katherine Burgess
    Both the U.S. president and the pope himself have weighed in on the case of Charlie Gard, the British 10-month-old whose life support is set to be removed after rulings by European courts. Now some Kansas conservatives also are speaking up about the terminally ill baby, drawing comparisons to Simon’s Law, which went into effect Saturday in Kansas. “We believe every one of us is created in the image of God and has dignity, and that includes Charlie even though he’s sick and small,” said Eric Teetsel, president of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas. “We believe he has the...
  • Charlie Gard Story Gains Attention of Donald Trump

    07/04/2017 8:30:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/17 | Asia Mayfield
    Since publication of The Conservative Daily Post story of Charlie Gard and his upcoming sentence of death at the hands of the British National Health Service, President Donald Trump has taken an interest, offering to bring Charlie to the United States for the experimental treatment which may help to save his life. We have re-posted the article below along with information as to how interested parties may contact British PM May in the UK to ask her assistance in freeing a family from the deadly intentions of the State. Please email PM May today at the address provided below. This...
  • NBC Reporter Accuses Trump of Using Baby Charlie Gard as ‘Political Prop’

    07/03/2017 1:35:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | July 3, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    The liberal media have refused cover the story of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard in Britain and his parents’ fight in European courts to bring him to the United States for medical treatment. However, after President Trump tweeted out his support for the family on Monday, MSNBC finally found time to cover the topic – if only so their reporter could cynically accuse Trump of “exploiting” the situation. Minutes after the President posted his statement to social media in the 10 a.m. ET hour, anchor Hallie Jackson informed viewers: “ may have seen a couple minutes ago President Trump is back...
  • A Word To The Criminal Migrant

    07/03/2017 9:24:23 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    We’ve had enough. The tide is turning.
  • The Little Known Story of the Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2017 8:52:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies ^ | 7/3/17 | Scott S. Powell
    July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a much more lighthearted and festive American holiday -- with cookouts, parades, beach and boating parties and fireworks -- than other patriotic holidays such Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Most people forget that when the 56 members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they were in fact signing their death warrants. At the time, Great Britain was the most powerful nation on earth, while the thirteen American colonies were poor and disunited. The British Crown deemed the issuance of a declaration of independence an act of treason,...
  • Great Britain has been Reducing and Disarming the Police

    07/02/2017 1:45:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In a recent article in The Guardian, it was reported that police chiefs in England and Wales are considering offering the possibility of being armed with a handgun to all frontline officers.From Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack, the Guardian has learned. A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which wants to look at how to boost armed police numbers to...
  • Polish leader says other nations envy Trump's Warsaw visit

    07/01/2017 3:06:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Poland's leading politician said Saturday that other European nations are envious that U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to visit Warsaw before a summit in Germany with other world leaders. The ruling Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, singled out Britain as being resentful over Trump's brief trip to Poland next week before the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. "We have new success, Trump's visit," said Kaczynski, a conservative who sets the direction for Poland's home and foreign policy. "(Others) envy it, the British are attacking us because of it."(continued)
  • How Net-a-Porter invests in tech to future-proof luxury retail

    06/29/2017 10:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Style ^ | June 30, 2017 | The Manchester Guardian
    The owner of the Net-a-Porter luxury fashion website is to hire at least 100 more IT experts over the next two years as it shrugs off the impact of the Brexit vote to open a tech hub in the UK. Designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, the architect behind the Eden Project domes in Cornwall, the hub, in west London’s White City, can house up to 650 IT experts. That is an increase from the 500 employed in the UK at present. The new building brings together the British teams from Yoox, the Italian luxury sales site, and Net-a-Porter, the group founded...
  • Policeman tells how he fought London Bridge attackers with baton

    06/28/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 28, 2017 | Haroon Siddique
    A police officer has told how he fought off the three London Bridge attackers with his baton despite being temporarily blinded in one eye after he was stabbed in the head. Speaking publicly for the first time since the terrorist attack earlier this month, Wayne Marques, who received several major knife wounds, said the adrenaline prevented him from realising how badly he had been injured. He said he took a deep breath and charged at the first attacker, swinging at him “with everything I had as hard as I could, straight through his head, trying to go for a knockout...
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms [Catholic Church]

    06/24/2017 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tancred
    "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms Edit: this is from the blog "Listening in the Desert", where the allegedly Catholic Diocesan school in the United Kingdom has introduced a gender-neutral uniform. St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a “Gender Neutral” school uniform from September 2017.In its weekly newsletter via the school’s website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says:  “I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys,...