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White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…

Czech Mogul Faces Tough Cabinet Talks After Dominating Elections – Bloomberg

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis hit his first obstacle to forming a new cabinet after dominating the country’s parliamentary elections, with potential coalition partners rejecting joining him in government as long as he’s facing charges of criminal fraud. After promising to run the state like a business, fight Muslim immigration and oppose deeper integration with the European Union, Babis’s ANO party won 29.6 percent of ballots, the Statistics Office said on…

Spanish Cabinet Meets on Stopping Catalonia’s Secession – Voice of America

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, SPAIN —  Spanish Prime Minister Mariono Rajoy announced Saturday he would dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call for new elections in an attempt to prevent the semi-autonomous region from declaring its independence. Rajoy made the announcement after an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday to deal with the political crisis caused by the secession effort undertaken by the regional leadership of Catalonia. Spain’s government set plans in motion Thursday to strip…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

Spain’s Government Has Called a Special Cabinet Meeting to Resume Control of Catalonia – TIME

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the…

Spanish Cabinet Meets on Stopping Catalonia’s Secession – Voice of America

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, SPAIN —  Spain is holding an emergency Cabinet meeting Saturday to deal with the political crisis caused by the secession push from the semi-autonomous Catalonia region. Spain’s government set plans in motion Thursday to strip Catalonia of its autonomy after the region’s leader vowed to continue steps toward independence. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s office has said the Cabinet meeting Saturday is planned to trigger Article 155 of Spain’s Constitution,…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

Spain’s Government Has Called a Special Cabinet Meeting to Resume Control of Catalonia – TIME

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the…

Vail Valley HOME: Fall’s a great season to create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ – Vail Daily News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Digging around in a favorite flea market a couple of years ago, I found a handmade, compartmentalized box that someone had lovingly crafted from wood, probably 100 years ago. It looked like it could have been a tool kit, fishing tackle box or something a builder would use. Undeterred by the fact that I had no need for any of those things, I bought it. But it looked a…

Cat furniture takes center stage in Japanese campaign – Curbed – Curbed

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Japanese city of Okawa, located in the Fukuoka Prefecture, has launched a campaign to reinvigorate its legacy as a hub of professional furniture-making craftsmen. The campaign’s star, however, isn’t one of the region’s many artisans, but a cat. Called “Craftsman Made,” the campaign was produced by Okawa Kagu, an association of a dozen craftspeople, to highlight the skills and design aesthetics of Okawa’s furniture makers. And what better way…

Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia – Wichita Eagle

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Cabinet is meeting Saturday to outline the scope and timing of the measures the government plans to take under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. The article allows central authorities to intervene when one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

Spain’s Government Has Called a Special Cabinet Meeting to Resume Control of Catalonia – TIME

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the…

Vail Valley HOME: Fall’s a great season to create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ – Vail Daily News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Digging around in a favorite flea market a couple of years ago, I found a handmade, compartmentalized box that someone had lovingly crafted from wood, probably 100 years ago. It looked like it could have been a tool kit, fishing tackle box or something a builder would use. Undeterred by the fact that I had no need for any of those things, I bought it. But it looked a…

Vail Valley HOME: Fall’s a great season to create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ – Vail Daily News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Digging around in a favorite flea market a couple of years ago, I found a handmade, compartmentalized box that someone had lovingly crafted from wood, probably 100 years ago. It looked like it could have been a tool kit, fishing tackle box or something a builder would use. Undeterred by the fact that I had no need for any of those things, I bought it. But it looked a…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…