Month: July 2019

Nine Labour MPs on the partys left called for a

first_imgNine Labour MPs on the party’s left called for a ‘final say’ on Brexit at a meeting in parliament today while proclaiming their loyalty to the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.The meeting, titled ‘Love Socialism, Hate Brexit’, was chaired by Lloyd Russell-Moyle and featured speakers including Chi Onwurrah, Clive Lewis, Alex Sobel, Matt Rodda, Rosie Duffield, Rachel Maskell, Ged Killen and Paul Sweeney. It was organised by campaign group Another Europe is Possible.The speakers made the left-wing case for staying in the European Union – arguments that Russell-Moyle said should have been more prominent in the 2016 referendum. They argued that Europe needs to work together to combat climate change, tax big tech companies, defeat the far-right and put class interests over national interests.Clive Lewis said that if Labour enabled a Tory Brexit, it would be punished by the electorate as the Liberal Democrats were for working with the Tories in the coalition. “This is a Tory Brexit. This is their mess. It’s not the job of Labour to help the Tories,” he said.The MPs were keen to stress that they are loyal to Jeremy Corbyn and his socialist policies. The Financial Times reported today that six Labour MPs would form a breakaway party if Labour did not support a ‘people’s vote’.Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield said that she had been uncomfortable when she first came out in favour of a second referendum because the ‘people’s vote’ campaign was associated with the right of the party. Now though, she said that all sides of the party are coming round to the idea of a second referendum and she encouraged everyone present to put “gentle pressure” on their colleagues and MPs.Alex Sobel and Clive Lewis both said they preferred the term “final say” to “people’s vote”. Lewis said that ‘people’s vote’ has baggage associated with it and ‘final say’ is more easily understandable. “You measure twice and cut once,” he said. “A ‘final say’ is what a trade union would have on a pay deal.”When asked to confirm he was calling on Corbyn to support a second referendum, Russell-Moyle said he wanted to stay in the EU and didn’t really care whether that was through an election or a referendum.“The end result is not a peoples’ vote and that’s the problem that people think that’s the end result. Actually, that’s going to be a bloody hard campaign and we might not even win if we have the same idiots in charge as last time,” Russell-Moyle said.At the end of the meeting, the left-wing MP for Brighton Kemptown added that there will be Love Socialism, Hate Brexit events every week until Brexit day with similar line-ups of left-wing Labour MPs.Tags:Labour /Brexit /Corbyn /People’s Vote /Love Socialism Hate Brexit /Lloyd Russel Moyle /Rachel Maskell /Final Say /last_img read more

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Trumps Mission District fundraising haul in the second quarter of 2019 0

first_imgHere in the Mission, he’s Alcalde Pedro.  Source: FECWhen the Mission puts its presidential money where its mouth is, the dollars flow to Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  President Trump comes up only $78K behind Mission fave Mayor Pete The 37-year-old two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana, raised the most Mission money in the second quarter of 2019, according to recently released data from the Federal Election Commission. He amassed $77,380 from the Mission between April 1 and June 30 of this year, significantly more than second-place fundraiser Elizabeth Warren, who raised $42,597.The data is for the 94110 zip code, which covers Bernal Heights and the Mission south of 16th Street.California Senator and East Bay native Kamala Harris finished third, with $26,317, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders finished fourth, with $12,121. For California as a whole, Harris has topped the pack in 2019, having raised $7.6 million in total here.On June 29, Kamala Harris held a fundraiser at Manny’s on 16th and Valencia (where no fewer than 15 Democratic presidential aspirants have appeared to date). She received $2,225 from people who live in the Mission and $19,006 from San Francisco zip codes overall that day.Former Vice President Joe Biden, who did not launch his campaign until late April, raised $7,145 from the Mission for the period.President Donald Trump received no donations from the Mission in the second quarter.Most of Buttigieg’s haul came in April and May, with a significant drop in June. Biden and Harris’s campaigns stayed steady from May to June while Sanders and Warren’s campaigns were trending upwards. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham has spoken of his pride after Sa

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham has spoken of his pride after Saints battled through to beat Castleford 21-14 last night.His side overcame an emotional week with a performance full of vigour and valour to stay top of Super League.“I was really proud of what they did today,” he said. “It wasn’t the most entertaining of games but we won after an emotional week for us.“A lot of pride was hurt after the Souths game. It was tough to get them up and ready for it on a short turnaround – we did about 20 minutes training which was recovery more than anything else – so I am really proud of the effort.“We were done in certain areas but hung on in there. Castleford came to play and throw the ball about. We didn’t seem to get going at times.“When we lost Kyle we displayed the grit and determination I wanted to see. We got angry and nasty at what was vital period for us. It could have hurt us, but the boys lifted and I am proud of what they did.”He continued: “Yet again though we seem to be playing to another set of rules. I wasn’t sure whether it World Club Challenge or Super Leagues rules today but it was different from the other two rounds.“In round one and two the rucks were quick and there were 20 penalties a game. Then there were none in World Club Challenge and today everything was slow too. If that is how it is going to be then we can coach that. Cas did a great job of slowing us down but if that is the way it is going to be then I would like to be told.“If that is how it is we will be put more emphasis on wrestling.”Keiron said a number of players stood out as Saints preserved their unbeaten run but laid particular praise on James Roby.“We have won three games now and I am more than happy with that. Cas have had a couple of games taken off them this season and at times they looked refreshed and had more energy than we had so perhaps they should have done better. But we hung on in there.“The outside backs let us down last week. They’ve had a tough week video wise and I thought they were a lot better this week.“James Roby was immense tonight though; he did everything and was making cover tackles from all over the place.“He is probably brushing up in the stadium now.”last_img read more

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Gary Hetheringtons recent description of the dem

first_img“Gary Hetherington’s recent description of the democratic election of a new CEO by Super League as “…an absurd power grab by a small group of men who think that they own the game…” could not be a greater distortion of the truth.The decision to appoint a dedicated and focused CEO of the highest professional calibre was made enthusiastically and overwhelmingly by a fully constituted board of directors of Super League who wish only to improve the quality, profile and commercial performance of their elite competition. This appointment has been very well received by supporters, commercial partners, media partners and by the RFL.Each Super League club appointed its own director to the board of Super League six months ago. This constitutional change was made to ensure transparency of information to all clubs and to provide equality of influence and equality of treatment by and between all clubs. This concept clearly does not seem to rest well with Gary.No director of Super League acts as though he owns the game. However, their clubs do actually own Super League and in equal shareholding proportions. They intend to run Super League democratically and professionally, as is our duty. I have never known Super League clubs to be so unified and to have such a strength of purpose as they do presently.Gary’s comments on the Super League competition structure vote were also as inaccurate in content as they were destructive in intention. The board of Super League, by a majority of 11 to 1, voted to end to the Super Eights structure and to replace it with a more orthodox and readily understood form of promotion and relegation. It strongly considers that the annual risk of up to one third of its clubs being relegated acts as a major disincentive to full, proper and long-term investment, which in turn will also have a consequent negative effect on the entire game.However, it was made abundantly clear in Super League’s press conference on Tuesday that the implementation of this unequivocal view was still subject to the agreement of the RFL. It was also made known that constructive, private and professional discussions had been taking place between Super League, the RFL and the Championship clubs in recent weeks and that it is now Robert’s priority task to continue these to an appropriate conclusion.That said, any theoretical continuation of the Super Eights beyond this season would effectively force a competition structure upon a very unwilling Super League by bodies which are significantly funded by Super League – that is not a practical or sustainable scenario for any party.Super League considers change to be essential in many areas in order to improve our profile, perception and commercial performance, and that competition structure change is fundamental to this.”last_img read more

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Wilmington Holiday parade cancelled

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Wilmington Parks and Rec announced Sunday afternoon that the Holiday parade had to be cancelled due to forecasted weather.The event will not be rescheduled.- Advertisement – “Our parade participants were scheduled to arrive at 2:30 p.m. with many working on their float/entries during the time which heavy rainfall with potential thunderstorms was projected,” said Parks and Rec staff. “For the safety of our spectators and participants, we made the decision to cancel the event.”last_img read more

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Could rentable electric scooters be coming to Wilmington

first_imgBird rideshare electric scooters (Photo: Grendelkhan / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington City Council met Monday to discuss multiple topics. One item on the agenda was bringing scooters to the area, as other cities across the country have done.City staff explained that some of the current cities in the state are allowing rentable scooters and others are banning them.- Advertisement – The scooters can go up to 18 miles per hour and are usually used on sidewalks.The city says the General Assembly is expected to vote on allowing scooters statewide in the spring, which means the City of Wilmington would have to allow them no matter what.Council decided to wait to see what the legislature decides before doing anything.last_img read more

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Results of EP election for early Sunday morning – sources

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Miguela XuerebMiguela Xuereb Sources close to the Partit Nazzjonalista told Newsbook.com.mt that the unofficial results of the elections of the European Parliament could be unofficially known by 2.00a.m. and 3.00a.m. Sunday morning though they would probably be announced a few hours later. This has become possible because the Partit Laburista, according to a report in timesofmalta.com, is expected to accept the counter-proposals of the PN to the plan of the Electoral Commission to have solely an electronic counting system.According to the system proposed by the PN ballot boxes that reach the counting hall will be immediately opened and the votes reconciled. Then the votes will be manually distributed to the different candidates in such a way that the party representatives can make an unofficial tally while the process is going on. This will enable the parties to extrapolate the election result from their counting.This also means that there will be a manual check before the electronic counting is done.eCount announcedLast November the Malta Electoral Commission has announced that the counting hall shall be benefiting from new eCount technology taking six and a half hours to scan all votes,allowing final results to be out by the end of the day. The Electoral Commission’s staff havebeen preparing for a mock count all summer filling in mock ballot sheets for a full scale testto iron out any problems on December 1st.Watch: New eCount system makes 3-day wait a thing of the pastThe initial reaction of the partiesLast December 3, the PN’s Secretary General Clyde Puli had raised concerns about apparent flaws in the new electronic vote counting system which could lead to electoral fraud. In a news conference, PN’s Secretary General Clyde Puli expressed his worries about the new system saying that changes to the machines had been made without the ElectoralCommission’s consent. He said that the second test of the machines which had been carried out on the previous Saturday revealed, ‘strange things’ which encouraged him to inquire with the makers.Read: ‘Strange things happening’; flaws in e-voting system – PNThe PL had responded critically to the comments from Puli, calling them hyperbolic. Theysaid that the PN’s comments also show a lack of viable alternatives and a reflection of the antagonistic view of the former PN leader Simon Busuttil towards people’s votes.According to timesofmalta.com the PL changed its position and is now expected to agree to the proposals made by the PN.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Paceville argument leaves foreign man in hospital

first_img SharePrint 1 of 2 A 31 year old foreign man is in hospital after an argument in the early hours of Saturday morning, police have said.According to the police, units from St Julians responded to the argument at around 3.40AM outside the Havana Club.The persons involved are understood to be 31 year old Romanian and a 28 Belgian national.An ambulance was called to take the Belgian male to Mater Dei Hospital. His condition is still not yet known. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> WhatsApplast_img read more

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Men suspected of Caruana Galizia murder to stand trial

first_imgWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img Daphne Caruana GaliziaDaphne Caruana Galizia A bill of indictment was issued for three men suspected of carrying out the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.Three men, Alfred Degiorgio, George Degiorgio and Vince Muscat were arrested in December 2017, and stand accused of Caruana Galizia’s murder. The journalist was killed in a car bomb few meters outside her house on Monday 16 October 2017.Over the past 19 months, the three have been kept in custody and in and out of court, as prosecutors have presented evidence against them.A bill of indictment is a formal legal document accusing specific people of a criminal act. Suspects must be served with a bill of indictment within 20 months of facing charges or else be eligible for bail.On Monday, lawyer Arthur Azzopardi now appearing for Vince Muscat argued in court on why his client should be granted bail. The request was turned down by Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit later during the day.last_img read more

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Apple Investigating on an iPhone 8 Falling Apart Barely One Week After

first_img(Photo Courtesy) Advertisement It has been barely a week since the Cupertino-based smartphone firm, Apple Inc. released its newest flagship the iPhone 8 on sale to a few countries around the world and now the device has been hit with a controversy which could tarnish the company’s and also the phone’s reputation. We have seen this happen both on South Korean-based Electronics firm, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., when their handset, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recalled because of battery explosion.According to Quartz, reports from across China and Taiwan are starting to trickle in that the iPhone 8’s battery is expanding during charging which in turn has seen the screen panel lifting out of its body and the phone subsequently falling apart at the seams.In some of the tweets that were shared, by @Magokoro0511 shows that the user claims his device was shipped in this condition while another user from Taiwan, identified as Ms Wu, experienced the issue just five days after purchasing the phone. – Advertisement – In the tweet translated, stated that “iPhone rut than it was yesterday. Apple would soon recover and come!”iPhoneが昨日より膨らんでる。 Apple、早く回収しにきて! pic.twitter.com/sRx6orgxi6— まごころ (@Magokoro0511) September 25, 2017According to the Next Web, Wu placed the phone on charge, using the supplied cable and adaptor. After three minutes, she reported seeing the front panel bulge, and eventually lift completely from the device. The same report revealed that the phone was later collected by courier and shipped to Apple for analysis.Reports claim that Apple’s spokesperson confirmed that they are aware and looking into the situation.[related-posts]last_img read more

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BEN KEITHS BLOG Dont worry its ok

first_imgSo, Blog, it looks like gorgeous super-model Liz Hurley, and cricketing legend, Shane Warne (who is reputed to have bedded 1,000+ women), have decided to call it a day. Oh dear, Liz, did you really think you could change Warney? Really?? I think not, luv. My advice: Liz, stick to silly bouffon society-boys. Warney, you’ve got the whole kids thing out the way, get back on the job, and see if you can kick-on to 2,000!!In other relieving news:When I was at school I didn’t manage to have a girlfriend but I did get a friend who was a girl. There is a big difference, yes, Blog, but I convinced myself at the time that it was a near miss. Apart from confirming to me one day that my willy was officially ‘ok’ and listening to, and supporting me through, my endless adolescent woes, she grew to be one of my closest adult friends and confidantes. Her name is Rebecca. Over the last few months she has been through a terrible cancer scare. The fabulous news came through yesterday that all is clear, and this blog sends all of it’s congratulations and love to her! And by the way, Lofty STILL fancies you. What’s the problem? He’s here, and such a stud, you’re there, and such a babe… I dunno… Women…Over and out, Ben xlast_img read more

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BP selects Rice University to lead consortium of renowned universities to support

first_imgShareLong DescriptionBP selects Rice University to lead consortium of renowned universities to support its global technical learning programBP and Rice University today announced a long-term agreement to create a consortium which will advance technical learning and development in BP’s global Exploration and Production (E&P) business. The consortium, led by Rice, has developed a five-year plan that will invest in research and develop training techniques, enhancing the transfer of knowledge and technical skills among BP employees worldwide.  In addition to Rice, the consortium will include Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies in Houston and Heriot-Watt University, Imperial College and the University of Manchester in the U.K. ”Our partnership with these leading academic institutions is further evidence of BP’s use of learning and technological innovation to underpin its E&P growth strategy,” explained Andy Inglis, chief executive officer of BP E&P. BP selected Rice to lead the consortium because of the university’s extensive track record in collaboration with other higher education institutions. Based in Houston, Rice has seven highly ranked academic schools, including natural sciences and engineering, and is also home to more than 40 specialized institutes, centers and consortia.The consortium will support a worldwide program to promote knowledge transfer in the petrotechnical areas of subsurface geology, engineering, project management and operations. “This venture provides Rice and the consortium with opportunities to advance our development of progressive teaching methods,” Rice Provost Eugene Levy said. “We’re excited about helping to expand learning and development for emerging and established energy industry professionals and to influence teaching in science, engineering and other technical subjects.”BP’s Exploration and Production segment employs 10,000 petrotechnical professionals worldwide.# # #BP is an international company involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation of hydrocarbons; and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals, and solar and gas-fired power generation.www.bp.comRice University in Houston, Texas, is consistently ranked one of America’s best teaching and research universities. Known for its “unconventional wisdom,” Rice is distinguished by its: size — 3,001 undergraduates and 2,144 graduate students; selectivity –12 applicants for each place in the freshman class; resources — an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 5-to-1; sixth largest endowment per student among American private research universities; residential college system, which builds communities that are both close-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines, integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduate work.www.rice.eduBaylor College of Medicine is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, is recognized as a premiere academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Located in Houston, the college has total research support of more than $300 million and more than 90 research and patient-care centers and units. BCM trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and postdoctoral fellows.www.bcm.eduImperial College London, rated the world’s fifth best university in the 2007 Times Higher Education Supplement University Rankings, is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 12,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the college explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment — underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture. www.imperial.ac.ukHeriot-Watt is one of the U.K.’s leading universities for business and industry and has a reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge research in science, business, engineering and design. The eighth oldest higher education institution in the U.K., it is often referred to as Scotland’s international university, with campuses in Scotland and Dubai and over 50 international academic learning partners.  Heriot-Watt has approximately 7,000 on-campus students in Scotland and approximately 10,000 students from 150 countries worldwide currently studying on international programs. More than a quarter of the student population studying on-campus in Scotland is from outside of the U.K.www.hw.ac.ukThe University of Manchester was formed Oct. 1, 2004 from the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST.  It is now the largest single campus university in the U.K., with 38,000 students, 12,000 staff and a total business income of AddThislast_img read more

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Rice University students move to campus Aug 18

first_imgShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYAmy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.eduRice University students move to campus Aug. 18HOUSTON – (Aug. 15, 2013) – Rice University’s Class of 2017 can expect a Texas-sized welcome Sunday as they move to campus and participate in O-Week, the weeklong orientation program to familiarize incoming students with their new campus, residential colleges and classmates.Who: Rice freshmen and upperclassmen.What: O-Week 2013 Move-In Day.When: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 18.Where: Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.For a full schedule of O-Week events, visit http://oweek.rice.edu.Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information or to arrange coverage, contact Amy Hodges at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news-network.rice.edu/news.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 AddThislast_img read more

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Baker Institute expert available to comment on possible merger of Dubai and

first_imgAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduBaker Institute expert available to comment on possible merger of Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock exchangesKrane: Merger cuts away a layer of bureaucracy that stands between foreign investors and UAE sharesHOUSTON – (Oct. 3, 2013) – The possible merger of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stock exchanges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is positive news for American and other foreign investors, according to an expert on Persian Gulf economics and politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.JIM KRANE“The merger of these two markets would cut away a layer of bureaucracy that stands between foreign investors and UAE shares and capitalize on the UAE’s recently granted emerging market status,” said Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. He said a merger between the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges has been in the cards for years, but it fell off the agenda after Dubai’s real estate crash in 2008 and subsequent debt meltdown.“This is another sign that Dubai is emerging from the devastation of its 2009 debt meltdown, when the world yanked out its cash and Dubai teetered on the brink of default,” Krane said. “One of the lessons learned was that Dubai and Abu Dhabi are stronger when they collaborate, rather than when they compete.”Krane is the author of the 2009 book “City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism” (published in the United Kingdom under the title “Dubai: The Story of the World’s Fastest City”).The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available for media who want to schedule an interview with Krane. For more information, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Krane biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/jim-krane.Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. last_img read more

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Rice political expert available to discuss crucial primaries in Northeast

first_imgAddThis Share1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice political expert available to discuss crucial primaries in NortheastHOUSTON – (April 18, 2016) – With crucial Northeast primaries looming for presidential candidates in both parties, Rice University political scientist Mark Jones is available to comment on what the April 19 contest in New York and the April 26 contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island mean for the 2016 presidential candidates.Mark Jones“The April 19 and 26 primaries are crucial for Donald Trump,” Jones said. “They represent an opportunity for Trump to throttle back some of the positive momentum Ted Cruz achieved coming up off his victory in Wisconsin at the start of the month and subsequent procedural victories that netted him delegates in other states.”Jones said that if Trump is very successful in these contests taking place across the Northeast – favorable terrain for Trump – during the latter half of April, his hopes will be raised of arriving at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with an absolute majority (at least 1,237) of delegates committed to vote for him.  In contrast, if Trump performs less well then expected, for instance failing to win more than 50 percent of the vote statewide in New York or across most of its 27 congressional districts, his hopes of reaching the 1,237 threshold will be severely diminished, if not dashed.Jones also noted that John Kasich’s presence on the ballot will in some instances help bring about a Trump victory by splitting a majority anti-Trump vote at the state and/or congressional district level.“Kasich’s continued candidacy will in these contests (but not those in May and in June) on average aid broader Republican efforts to keep Trump as far away from 1,237 delegates as possible, especially if in New York Trump fails to win an absolute majority of the vote statewide and in most congressional districts,” Jones said. This would mean that instead of Trump winning all of New York’s 95 delegates, he would likely end up winning closer to 60 to 65.”On the Democratic side, Jones said that Hillary Clinton is expected to widen her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders during the final half of April, and in doing so will further consolidate her position as the Democratic Party’s de facto presidential nominee.Jones is a leading expert on Texas politics. He has been quoted nationally about Cruz’s political career, which he has followed extensively since Cruz’s days as solicitor general of Texas to the launching of a long-shot U.S. Senate bid to today. To speak with Jones, contact him directly at 832-466-6535.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Jones in the news:Fox 26: Analysts say Cruz poised to capture nomination at convention after Wisconsin winBloomberg Politics: Surging Cruz is Big Oil’s new crush as donors cool to BushLa Voz: Comienza la votación anticipada y podría decidir las primarias en Texas antes del Súper MartesRelated materials:Mark Jones biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/mark-p-jones/Mark Jones Twitter handle: @MarkPJonesTXMark Jones headshot: http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/09/mark-jones.jpgPhoto credit: Rice University.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceUniversity.last_img read more

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