British minister Patel resigns, second Cabinet departure in a week

first_img“As you know, the UK and Israel are close allies and it is right that we should work closely together. But that must be done formally, through official channels,” May said.This article has been updated. Also On POLITICO Theresa May recalls minister as UK Cabinet crumbles By Annabelle Dickson Patel was a leading figure in the Leave campaign in last year’s referendum on Britain’s EU membership. May now has the tricky task of trying to maintain the balance in her Cabinet between Brexiteers, who generally argue for a clean break with Brussels, and Remainers, who tend to favor closer ties with the EU.May summoned Patel back from a visit to Africa after news broke of the further contacts with Israeli officials.In a letter released by Downing Street following a meeting with May, Patel said she was sorry that the reports about her actions had “served as a distraction” from the work of the government.“While my actions were meant with the best of intentions, my actions also fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated,” she said.“I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the Government for what has happened and offer my resignation,” Patel said.In a letter replying to Patel, May said it was right that the minister had decided to resign. LONDON — Britain’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday amid reports Prime Minister Theresa May was set to sack her, becoming the second minister to leave the Cabinet within a week.Patel came under fire over reports that she had held meetings with Israeli officials without informing May or Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in advance. She quit after reports of further such meetings emerged.Last Wednesday, Michael Fallon resigned as defense secretary, saying his conduct with women had sometimes “fallen short.”last_img read more

CNW90: State Rep. Chris Smith challenges Holness’s county seat

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 10, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Florida Senator Chris Smith joins the recent slew of former state representatives returning to county politics after their terms expire. Smith has confirmed his candidacy for Broward County’s District 9, long held by Dale Holness. Holness is currently the only Caribbean-American serving on the county’s commission.Responding to public concerns over local policing, Miami officials have presented plans to introduce 40 new officers trained in cultural sensitivity, starting in October. Advocates however argue economic development rather than more police personnel is needed in the department’s targeted District 5 neighborhoods of Little Haiti and Overtown.It’s another Jamaican school alumni face-off this weekend, as the best alumni soccer player from Wolmer’s School and Campion College compete in their 5th annual Reunion Soccer: Wolmer’s vs. Campion, set for Saturday, starting 2:30 pm at the Central Broward Regional Park. Proceeds will be donates to the two schools.In sports, Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have reached an out-of-court settlement with the company that sold them a banned substance which led to their suspensions from the track. They sued Dynamic Life Nutrition LLC for selling them supplement tainted with banned Epiphany D1, which was not listed on the label.What’s trending:New Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, was officially sworn into office yesterday at Queen’s Hall in Post-of-Spain.For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 88 and a low of 77. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 90 and a low of 77.For more information on these and other stories, visit cnweeklynews.com.last_img read more

After injuring himself during Crown Jewel, Triple H may not face Batista at Wrestlemania…

first_imgAdvertisementDespite D-Generation X coming out victorious against The Brothers of Destruction last week, Crown Jewel did not prove to be a smooth sail for Triple H. The Cerebral Assassin was chokeslammed by The Undertaker on to the announce table and in a recent statement released by WWE, it was stated that Hunter seemingly sustained a torn pectoral muscle.Here’s how Triple H got injured:THERE GOES THE GAME!#WWECrownJewel @KaneWWE @TripleH pic.twitter.com/zHCJZKGy3N— WWE (@WWE) November 2, 2018Triple H, however, managed to continue and finish the match, as he delivered a pedigree to Kane and picked up the pinfall for DX. The COO of WWE is expected to undergo surgical repair and could remain on the sidelines for a considerable period of time.If things don’t pan out accordingly then The Game could be in danger of missing out on Wrestlemania 35. On SmackDown 1000, at Evolution’s reunion, Batista teased a potential match against Triple H at the showdown event next year and mentioned that the 14-time World Champion had never beaten him in singles competition.The Animal’s remarks hit Triple H’s nerve as things got momentarily heated between the duo before both of them put bad blood aside and embraced each other. Batista previously beat The Game at Wrestlemania 21 in 2005 and a rematch in April 2019 would be the perfect comeback story for the former four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.Advertisementlast_img read more