British Political Terms That Baffle the Rest of the World - Explained For You
We’ve been asked to define some British political terms that are often strange and confusing to people from outside the UK. Terms such as 'The House of Commons', 'The House of Lords', 'Hansard', and 'The Woolsack'. Please let us know if YOU would like any further British political terms explained, in the comments section below. Some of the photographic content is 'licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license'. Other images used in the video are all in the public domain. Sources: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary">https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary</a>/ <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/history/10-downing-street">https://www.gov.uk/government/history/10-downing-street</a>
New Bill Would Give Ohio Residents More Social Security Income
Are you or is someone you care about receiving Social Security income? Well, you'll want to know that United States Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want to give you more money. Together these two United States Senators introduced the new Social Security Expansion Act. This act would expand Social Security benefits by $2,400 a year. In addition, the founders of this bill say that this bill would not raise taxes for over 93 percent of American households. (source)
Report Claims U.S. Has Been Sitting on "Non-Human" Crafts
In a truly extraordinary twist of fate, an audacious whistleblower within the American intelligence community has emerged to shed light on a concealed trove of extraterrestrial materials. The astonishing revelation was initially disclosed by TheDebrief.org, an esteemed platform renowned for its authoritative coverage of scientific breakthroughs.
Chicago Move to Transition Migrants Out of Police Stations and Into Local Colleges and Field Houses Controversial
Communities react to announcement that over 800 migrants will be moved out of Police stations and into colleges and field houses, preventing their use by residents until at least the end of summer.
Become a Chicago Volunteer Research Scientist for Heat Watch 2023 Mapping City's Hottest Spots
Chicago looking for volunteers that will be trained as research scientists to help collect data heat intensity for NOAA. The City of Chicago, in collaboration with several community-based organizations, has launched the Heat Watch 2023 campaign, an ambitious project aimed at mapping the heat across the city on a single summer day. This initiative brings together local volunteers, public and private organizations, universities, and non-profit groups to generate high-resolution heat maps and develop innovative solutions to combat extreme heat in Chicago.
Biden Supporters Plan Chicago Re-election Fundraiser with Billionaire Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker
Tentative date not confirmed but likely will be this month to meet goal for raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the next few months. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is set to host a high-profile fundraiser in Chicago, joining forces with big money donors to raise funds for President Biden's re-election campaign. The exact date of the event has yet to be announced. The event, which has generated significant anticipation among political circles, is expected to draw a prominent crowd of supporters, party leaders, and donors.
Nearly 900 Citations Were Issued to Florida Boaters Over Memorial Day Weekend, FWC Say
Over Memorial Day weekend, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) say they had one main objective: to keep boaters safe. The holiday marks the unofficial beginning of summer and is considered one of the biggest boating holidays of the year in the Sunshine State. By partnering with other law enforcement agencies, FWC officers were proactive in getting boating safety messaging out to the public before the weekend and were especially proactive on their lookouts for reckless or impaired vessel operators — and it appears it may have paid off.
A nearby plane crash in Virginia confused Washington D.C. residents on what caused a sonic explosion sound
An unknown explosion sound was heard outside of Washington D.C. as many on social media are scrambling to find out what happened. According to reports, around 3 p.m. this afternoon, the sound of an explosion, possibly from a sound similar to a gunshot or a bomb was captured on a RING security doorbell camera posted to Twitter, and midway through the video, the explosion could be heard.
Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Housing Authority Over Public Land Leased to Lightfoot's Billionaire Donor
Morningstart inc. contributed $25,000 to Lightfoot campaign two months after City and CHA got zoning proposal through City Council. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) finds itself entangled in a lawsuit regarding a deal to lease public land that was earmarked for affordable housing for other purposes. The lawsuit alleges that the CHA and the Biden administration illegally plans to lease the land to a billionaire donor of outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot for the construction of a training complex for his professional soccer team, the Chicago Fire.
Will you still be receiving a $800 payment from the state?
If you're a taxpayer in Alabama, you probably heard that about payment of up to $800 coming your way according to an update. The state's government collected over $13 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. Governor Ivey wants to send the money back to taxpayers.
Second Raise for Illinois State Lawmakers Included in Budget After Voting themselves 16% raise in January
Illinois Budget Includes $5,000 Pay Raise for Lawmakers which is their second raise this year, despite many residents' financial struggles due to inflation. Illinois lawmakers are set to receive a pay raise of nearly $5,000 as part of the state budget, marking their second increase this year. The raise, amounting to approximately 5.6%, will raise lawmakers' base pay to $89,675 per year once Governor J.B. Pritzker signs the budget into law. This recent pay raise comes after lawmakers had previously voted for a 16% increase in January, increasing their salaries to $85,000. Some lawmakers in leadership positions are paid even more.
Chicago Moves Over 400 Migrants Into Daley College
Families with children under the age of 18 are being moved into three buildings at Richard J. Daley College. In a proactive step to address the needs of migrants seeking shelter and assistance, local authorities in Chicago have organized the relocation of more than 400 migrants to Daley College on Saturday. The move aims to provide a more suitable environment for the migrants while ensuring they receive the necessary support and resources during their stay.
Illinois to Pass Bill That Will Make Social Media Influencers Responsible for Paying their Children
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Chicago's Deputy Mayor Investigated by Chicago Board of Elections for Missing $165k in Election Funds
Ald. Walter Burnett claims nothing improper about how he spent $165k in campaign funds which can't be accounted for. Chicago's newly appointed deputy mayor, Alderman Walter Burnett of Chicago's 27th Ward is facing an investigation regarding $165,000 in campaign funds that remain unaccounted for. The probe aims to shed light on the whereabouts and usage of these funds, raising concerns about financial transparency and accountability.
More Than Half of the World's Lakes Are Losing Water
The global supply of freshwater is certainly dynamic. While some lakes shrink, others expand. It's those losing water which have captured the attention of scientists. According to the research; Scientists combined three decades of observations from an array of satellites with models to quantify and attribute trends in lake storage globally. Researchers created a technique to measure changes in water levels in nearly 2,000 of the world's biggest lakes and reservoirs, which represent 95 percent of the total lake water storage on Earth.
Is there a Boys and Girls Club in Lovelock's future? Mayor vetoes funding despite community support and dollars
School's out for summer. The community pool opens on June 5 with swimming lessons, competitions, and lifeguard opportunities. The 4-H and rodeo also thrive. Basketball camp, volleyball camp, and youth soccer appeal to the sports-minded. The library offers a summer reading program. It's not that there's nothing to do.
Statistics Report: Boating Accidents Were Up in Florida Last Year
Boating Accident in St. Marks; May 15, 2018. Cover photo for illustrative purposes only.Photo byFlorida Fish and Wildlife | Flickr. Following a successful National Safe Boating Week and a Memorial Day weekend with zero boating fatalities, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released the 2022 Boating Accident Statistical Report, while also reminding visitors and tourists alike that a life-jacket could save their lives.
New Jersey State Arts Council Celebrates Historic $1.2M Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
The largest-ever National Endowment for the Arts partnership grant bolsters statewide arts education, community development, and the vibrant cultural heritage of New Jersey. In a monumental moment for the New Jersey arts scene, the State Council on the Arts has been awarded a historic grant of $1,190,200 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
NJ Health Department Urges Awareness and Vaccination Amid Recent Mpox Cases
As the summer season approaches and recent cases of Mpox surface, the New Jersey Department of Health emphasizes the importance of staying informed and getting vaccinated, especially for individuals at risk.
New California law requires ranchers to pay $14,000 a month to these workers
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