Social Dealings – Grover Chamber http://groverchamber.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:30:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://groverchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Social Dealings – Grover Chamber http://groverchamber.com/ 32 32 First major affordable housing site in Ashburton in 22 years nearing completion https://groverchamber.com/first-major-affordable-housing-site-in-ashburton-in-22-years-nearing-completion/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:42:08 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/first-major-affordable-housing-site-in-ashburton-in-22-years-nearing-completion/ A celebratory event was held to mark the first major affordable home development in Ashburton for 22 years. Social housing provider LiveWest has teamed up with the Dartmoor National Park Authority, Teignbridge District Council and local developers Coyde Construction to develop a scheme of 39 affordable homes in the town. Work began to develop the […]]]>

A celebratory event was held to mark the first major affordable home development in Ashburton for 22 years. Social housing provider LiveWest has teamed up with the Dartmoor National Park Authority, Teignbridge District Council and local developers Coyde Construction to develop a scheme of 39 affordable homes in the town.

Work began to develop the four-acre site in March last year and some of the homes are now complete as residents prepare to move in in July. The development comprises a range of houses, from one to four bedrooms, including a two bedroom bungalow which will be specially built for a wheelchair user. The units will be a mix of 25 social rental units and 14 condominium units.

The development, which is due to be completed by the end of the year, is supported by a grant from Homes England. Gareth Jones, Development Director of LiveWest, said: “We are very pleased to see some of the homes in Ashburton have been completed. Our vision is to create homes and communities that people love to live in, and this is a place that definitely supports that. We are committed to delivering new affordable homes in the South West to help meet local housing needs. With grant support from Homes England, we are able to provide all 39 homes in Ashburton as affordable housing. It was fantastic to see so many future residents at the event and we look forward to handing over the keys to their new homes in July.

Councilor Martin Wrigley, Executive Member of Housing at Teignbridge District Council, said: ‘The strong demand for these new homes shows the real need for quality and affordable homes and the benefits that come from different organizations working together with a local promoter. I am delighted that the people of Ashburton now have safe and affordable housing, and I am sure it will be a great place to live.



LiveWest Launches Ashburton Homes Site

Jenny Coyde, Managing Director of Coyde Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with LiveWest to deliver on their vision and commitment to this exciting project in Ashburton. We look forward to seeing families enjoy the houses and play park when complete. »

The last affordable housing development in Ashburton was completed in 2000. Since then, Ashburton Affordable Housing Group, its successor Ashburton Community Land Trust and Ashburton City Council have continued to explore ways to work with partners to providing and allocating more affordable housing to residents. and people with a close connection to the city.

Philip Sanders, Chairman of the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Management Committee, said: ‘This affordable housing scheme is a credit to the hard and persistent work of all partners involved, including the planning team. from the National Park Authority, Teignbridge Housing Team, LiveWest and Ashburton. Municipal Council. It’s great to see development moving forward to provide much needed affordable housing, which is so important to maintaining Ashburton as a thriving and vibrant Dartmoor community.

Philip Vogel, Mayor of Ashburton City Council, said: “Ashburton City Council is celebrating the completion of this first phase of social tenancy and condominium homes in Lucy’s Mead, for those with ties to Ashburton. This investment provides the community of Ashburton with the first large affordable homes developed in the town in 22 years.

“The time taken to complete construction, despite Covid-19, is a testament to the partnership and cooperation between Dartmoor National Park, LiveWest, Teignbridge District Council, Coyde Construction, Homes England, Devon County Council, Jean Distin and the Ashburton City Council.

“Ashburton City Council would also like to thank the officers both on the front line and who worked behind the scenes across all organizations, for ensuring a strong allocation policy, dealing with applicants and generally responding to inevitable daily questions.”



LiveWest Launches Ashburton Homes Site

Tracey Harper, who is due to move into her new home in July, said: “My husband and I are very much looking forward to moving into our new home in Ashburton. The views are beautiful and the houses look lovely. My husband has developed a rare eye disease which means he only has 6% vision. It will be a fresh start for him and the perfect location as he will be nice and quiet.

“LiveWest made the housing application process very easy and were helpful and supportive throughout. We can’t wait to get in now and start a new chapter in our lives.”

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Memories of past floods stirred by prolonged rains https://groverchamber.com/memories-of-past-floods-stirred-by-prolonged-rains/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:50:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/memories-of-past-floods-stirred-by-prolonged-rains/ Last week’s weather may not have caused the flood damage of previous years, but for those who lived through the 2013 floods in southern Alberta, the psychological effects linger. This week’s weather may not have caused the damage caused by previous years’ floods, but for those who lived through the 2013 floods in southern Alberta, […]]]>

Last week’s weather may not have caused the flood damage of previous years, but for those who lived through the 2013 floods in southern Alberta, the psychological effects linger.

This week’s weather may not have caused the damage caused by previous years’ floods, but for those who lived through the 2013 floods in southern Alberta, the psychological effects linger.

The effects of flooding on mental health manifest themselves in many ways, and sometimes all it takes is prolonged rains or even simple weather warnings to trigger anxiety and even PTSD.

The elderly, children, people living alone or those already dealing with stressful life events remain particularly vulnerable, according to a study in Scotland of the long-term effects of major floods.

When long periods of rain arrive at this time of year, anxiety can rise as relentlessly as the water table.

In Redwood Meadows, Bruce Docherty got up in the middle of the night amid the weather warning calling for the heaviest rains of the past week to find his 14-year-old son in the hallway, asking him if he was going to get out. .

“He was just kind of standing there. The rain was falling very hard and he was freaking out,” Docherty said. “He knows what problems we went through with the previous flood and he is very worried.”

Docherty said he tried to reassure his son that they were fine.

The prolonged heavy rains affected Docherty himself. He was already awake due to stress from his own memories of 2013, when the basement he had just finished remodeling was swept away by the rising water table.

“It definitely triggers anxiety and you lose sleep over it,” he said.

He works from home as an engineer and now has his office in the basement, but has not pursued other planned renovations there.

Although his cesspool was dry the day after the heaviest bout of recent rains, he said he couldn’t fully relax due to memories of 2013.

“In 2013 when the sun came up, that’s when the water rose higher, and that’s what I had planned this time – I thought it was too weird that we’re dry,” he said. “Something is going to happen here.

“It escapes you,” he added.

He said children don’t get their news like their parents and the scare propaganda on social media doesn’t help.

Alison Mazur, Cochrane Mental Health Therapist, explains that one of the things parents can do to help children deal with stress in situations like this is to limit their access to media – social or otherwise.

“Limiting their exposure to the media would of course be a good thing,” she said, adding that reassurance was essential.

During the 2013 flood, she had a client in Bragg Creek who was afraid of rising water. Mazur’s advice involved a lot of positive reinforcement.

“You have to say, ‘No matter what’s going on, I can understand this, I can handle it,'” she said.

Mazur advises people struggling with memories of past trauma to talk to others about how they feel and focus on other things.

“Relaxation methods too, whether it’s exercising, having a cup of tea, talking with friends,” she said.

Cochrane psychotherapist Sheena Shilton practices trauma therapy. When dealing with what she calls anticipatory anxiety related to past events, the best thing to do is to be honest with children and learn from the past.

“Put in things that didn’t exist before. So do we have the things we need to be able to go out, and also everyone knows what the plan is,” she said.

“The most important thing is to validate their concerns. This is an opportunity for an open conversation. Tell them we’re just being careful right now — and choose your words carefully.

Having a little backpack full of trinkets can go a long way for kids, and coping skills create calm.

“You can say, ‘Hey son, if we have to leave, wouldn’t it be better to pack your suitcase just in case? Take your most prized possessions, put them in a bag,” Shilton said.

For people without children who may experience anxiety, the advice is a little different.

The fear of the unknown will always be there, but there are mechanisms to minimize this.

“We can alleviate some anxiety in any demographic. Things like, we’ve been through this before, we kind of know what to expect. If I have to leave, what do I take? If we have to go, how long do we have to prepare to go? ” she says.

Just having those ideas orchestrated helps, according to Shilton.

In 2013, Docherty’s wife Shawna and their two young boys were evacuated and ended up staying in a trailer with relatives until they were allowed to return home.

What they found upon their return was traumatic. Docherty had just finished installing new flooring and walls on the ground floor, all of which had to be ripped out after rising groundwater overwhelmed the sump pump.

Their neighbors suffered similar property damage, and in the days that followed, impromptu work crews of families, neighbors and friends went house to house in their cul-de-sac, carrying carpet wet, ripping out swollen hardwood and throwing boxes of spoiled memories.

The family opposite moved in stride.

For Docherty, memories are hard. The flood of 2013, it seems, has become the flood of memories.

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If Mr Jordan had been responsible in dealing with Buxton’s proposal, he would still be finance minister https://groverchamber.com/if-mr-jordan-had-been-responsible-in-dealing-with-buxtons-proposal-he-would-still-be-finance-minister/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 06:10:16 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/if-mr-jordan-had-been-responsible-in-dealing-with-buxtons-proposal-he-would-still-be-finance-minister/ Dear Editor, Let me respond to the former finance minister in the PANU+AFC government, Winston Jordan’s defense of the coalition government’s failure to pass the Buxton proposal put forward by Professor Clive Thomas and the WPA. He did this on Brother Kidackie Amsterdam’s Buxton Morning show on June 14, 2022. Mr. Jordan began by stating […]]]>

Dear Editor,

Let me respond to the former finance minister in the PANU+AFC government, Winston Jordan’s defense of the coalition government’s failure to pass the Buxton proposal put forward by Professor Clive Thomas and the WPA. He did this on Brother Kidackie Amsterdam’s Buxton Morning show on June 14, 2022.

Mr. Jordan began by stating that he was engaging Buxton’s proposal because Dr. David Hinds often raps (my term) the coalition about it. Having taken this position, he (Jordan) opened himself to changing narratives. Jordan, in explaining the previous government’s position, quickly backed down and said he would state the position he personally took at the time on Buxton’s proposal. I have no problem with politicians or technocrats serving in a government after that government is out of power defending or explaining the administration’s position on issues or the position taken on government policy, but listening Jordan, his opportunism on the issue is immediately recognizable, which I think says a lot about his political culture. What I declare here is the spirit of my intention – to advance the political culture of the nation.

During Jordan’s tenure as finance minister, economic policy issues fell within his portfolio. His responsibility was to provide leadership to government and cabinet on issues like the Buxton Proposal. Listening to him, we don’t know if Chairman David Granger benefited from Jordan’s views on Buxton’s proposal, either personally, in cabinet, or at any other coalition forum. He lets us speculate whether the stance he laid out on the Buxton Morning Show was formally expressed or were just informal responses he shared with his colleagues. Jordan said Buxton’s original proposal called for an annual payment of US$5,000 to each household, but did not specify at what stage of the production process this would apply. He also mentioned that he opposes universal payments to every Guyanese household and advocates for targeted transfers from oil revenues to be paid to the most vulnerable in society while stressing the need for education spending, citing the efforts of the coalition in this area. I will not address the correctness or merits or lack thereof in Jordon’s positions since my concern and focus is on “political culture”.

Knowing that the proposal came from a member party of the UNPA+AFC coalition, it is not necessary to be a political or economic expert to see the social/political value of the Buxton proposal. Mr Jordan is expected to tell the nation why he has not contacted the WPA and Professor Clive Thomas for clarification on Buxton’s proposal. He had two years to do it. It was only after the coalition lost power and Jordan was no longer finance minister that he became interested in Buxton’s proposal. The former minister is expected to say if he has ever sought Clive Thomas’ advice or opinion on economic or financial policy during his tenure. I declare that he never did and the political exclusion of the WPA explains the government’s inability to pass the Buxton proposal in a timely manner.

Jordan was quick to cite Jagdeo’s criticism/rejection of the WPA proposal, but remained silent on President Granger’s public statement of ignorance on universal cash transfers and his de facto practical rejection of the proposal. . Another concern is Jordan’s adoption of the approach employed by Granger to confuse the Buxton proposal. In making that observation, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that Jordan mentioned that the proposal was to use 10% of oil revenues. But a careful examination of his presentation will reveal that when he talked about alternative uses for the oil money, he gave the impression that Buxton’s proposal required 100% use of the revenue. Likewise, he did not specify that the alternative social policies he advocated could be funded at 90% of oil revenues after setting aside the 10% for the Buxton proposal. His misleading approach was consistent with that of critics of the WPA proposal, most of whom gave the mistaken impression that the WPA/Clive Thomas proposal was designed to use all the oil money on the Buxton proposal.

I end by commending former finance minister Winston Jordan for his activism now that he is no longer in government. Had he had the courage he shows today in providing public leadership on social, economic and political issues, his tenure as minister would have been more beneficial to the coalition and the nation. Specifically, if he had acted responsibly in dealing with the Buxton proposal, he would still be finance minister.

Sincerely,
Tacuma Ogunseye

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) – ContourGlobal plc https://groverchamber.com/form-8-5-ept-ri-contourglobal-plc/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:26:05 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/form-8-5-ept-ri-contourglobal-plc/ FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this […]]]>

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this form:

Use a separate form for each offeror/participant

ContourGlobal plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which the main exempt trader is linked: Investec is the co-broker of ContourGlobal plc
(d) Trade Date:

June 15, 2022

(e) In addition to the company mentioned in 1(b) above, does the exempt primary dealer make disclosures to any other party to this offering?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N/A”

N / A

2. EXEMPT PRIMARY MERCHANT OPERATIONS

Where there have been transactions in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1(b), copy Table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) ) (as applicable) for each class of relevant securities traded.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant security class Purchases/ sales Total number of titles Highest price per unit paid/received Lowest price per unit paid/received

Ordinary actions

To buy

2,716,903

253

250.5

Ordinary actions

Sales

2,693,586

253.25

252

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant security class Product Description

for example CFDs

Type of transaction

e.g. open/close a long/short position, increase/decrease a long/short position

Number of reference titles Price per unit

(c) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Write, sell, buy or modify

Relevant security class Product Description for example call option Write, buy, sell, vary etc. Number of shares on which the option relates Strike price per share Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date Option amount paid/received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant security class Product Description

for example call option

Exercise / exercise against Number of titles Strike price per share

(d) Other transactions (including subscription for new securities)

Relevant security class Type of transaction

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details Unit price (if applicable)

3. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and Other Commercial Arrangements

Details of any indemnification or option agreement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

(b) Agreements, Arrangements or Agreements Relating to Options or Derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt primary trader making the disclosure and any other person regarding:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant security under any option; Where

(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

Disclosure date: June 16, 2022
Contact Name: Jacqueline Lovis
Phone number: +44 207 597 4815

Public disclosures under rule 8 of the code must be made to a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit can be consulted about the Code’s transaction disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

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Child Labor Task Force launches nationwide activities on World Day Against Child Labor 2022 [EN/AR] – World https://groverchamber.com/child-labor-task-force-launches-nationwide-activities-on-world-day-against-child-labor-2022-en-ar-world/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:05:59 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/child-labor-task-force-launches-nationwide-activities-on-world-day-against-child-labor-2022-en-ar-world/ Child Labor Task Force launches nationwide activities on World Day Against Child Labor 2022 [EN/AR] – WorldAttachments Amman, June 12, 2022 – Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour, Farouk Hadidi, on behalf of Minister of Labor Nayef Stetieh, launched a series of national activities on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor 2022 at the Haya Cultural Center. The 2022 theme of this world day, which falls on […]]]> Child Labor Task Force launches nationwide activities on World Day Against Child Labor 2022 [EN/AR] – World

Attachments

Amman, June 12, 2022 – Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour, Farouk Hadidi, on behalf of Minister of Labor Nayef Stetieh, launched a series of national activities on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor 2022 at the Haya Cultural Center. The 2022 theme of this world day, which falls on June 12 each year, is “Universal social protection to end child labour”.

Participants in these national events include Ministries of Labour; Education; and social development; the Department of Youth and Family Protection of the Directorate of Public Security; the National Council for Family Affairs; the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); the International Labor Organization (ILO); Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights; Plan International; Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD); Land of men; the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD); International Medical Corps (IMC), Save the Children, Rowad Al-Khair Association and the Institute for Family Health (IFH).

All participating ministries, government entities, organizations and associations are existing members of the Child Labor Working Group and are implementing a week-long series of national activities, starting with a kick-off event, which included a panel discussion in which children from the Jordanian Children’s Parliament took to the podium to ask the panel members (selected decision-makers and relevant partners of the child labor working group) a series of questions regarding child labour. In addition, a freeze mob was led by JOHUD children.

During his opening remarks, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour, Farouk Al-Hadidi, announced that the Ministry of Labour, in partnership with the Child Labor Task Force, has launched a campaign for 2022 under the headline #StillACild to shed light on national efforts to tackle child labour, while focusing on the issue of working children and how to help them. Furthermore, Hadidi called for more national efforts to reduce child labor by governments, employers and workers, in addition to the involvement of the local community, civil society institutions and the media.

In addition, Hadidi indicated that the Ministry of Labor had created a specialized department to deal with child labor issues since 1999, corresponding to the time when Jordanian labor legislation was aligned with international conventions against child labor. child labor. The law prohibits the employment of children under the age of 16, as well as the employment of children in hazardous work environments before the age of 18, provided their hours of work do not exceed six hours per day and do not work nights, holidays or weekends.

Hadidi stressed that reducing child labor requires concerted efforts by all governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, in addition to the efforts of society, families, civil society institutions and employers in the commitment and application of all relevant legislations that safeguard children’s rights, in particular the right to education and attempt to minimize the number of children in the labor market in order to prepare them to return to school.

Following Hadidi’s remarks, NCFA Secretary General Dr. Mohammad Miqdadi confirmed that NCFA, under the guidance of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, is working to prioritize children’s issues. , including a focus on child labour.

Miqdadi said that through his chairmanship of the child labor task force, NCFA has been able to coordinate and integrate the efforts of all parties involved.

He stressed that this event embodies the spirit of the participatory approach and is an opportunity to highlight the implementation of the national framework to combat child labor which was approved in 2021. This national working document defines the technical methodologies and the responsibilities of all parties involved with children. issues and mechanisms to respond to cases of child laborers, and provides comprehensive and integrated services in their best interests.

Furthermore, Miqdadi highlighted the importance of the government’s recent approval of the Child Rights Bill, which is one of the pillars of early childhood and a major achievement in ensuring the protection and child care.

Following Miqdadi, the director of the directorate of youth and community security at the Ministry of Social Development, Ahmed Al-Zaben, said that “child labor is considered one of the economic and social problems at local levels and international because of its close link with the rights of the child guaranteed by local legislation and international conventions”.

Zaben pointed out that the Ministry of Social Development is keen on providing a healthy environment and education for the child, as a child labor department has been established within the ministry and many agreements have been made with charities and partner institutions to provide psychological and social services. support for working children and their families after the transfer of cases by the competent authorities.

Zaben pointed out that there is a draft system for the protection of working children in violation of the current legislation, and this system will be sent to the Office of Legislation and Opinion to carry out the procedures for its application, indicating that the The importance of this comes in granting legal powers to deal with working children within a judicial framework that guarantees the rights and best interests of the child and guarantees this mandatory system. This system ensures a legislative mandate that ensures consistent and integrated enforcement, accountability and good governance in handling child labor cases for all institutions involved to achieve the best interests of the child.

The head of the Department of Education of the Ministry of Education, Nabeel Al-Hanaqta, said that the Ministry of Education is helping, in cooperation with partners, to provide alternative education opportunities for out-of-school children, stating that the ministry’s programs are aimed at removing children from the labor market and providing them with the necessary skills to empower them in society, while also taking the necessary steps to reduce the number of children who drop out of school in the first place .

After Hanaqta, the head of the Department of Protection of Minors and Family of the Directorate of Public Security, Colonel Firas Al-Rasheed said: “It is necessary to consider child labor from the point of view of its risks. and potential abuses, under conditions that can be detrimental to physical, intellectual and emotional health, in order to come out of a narrow point of view by looking at the simple financial return, and seeing that the social return of investments in the education of children, especially at the primary level, indicates that a reduction in illiteracy contributes directly to an industrial and technological renaissance”.

Rasheed added that children’s lives away from exploitation and danger contribute to cognitive, emotional, social and moral development, in addition to healthy physical development which improves their psychological and social balance and limits violence in all its forms. .

Plan International Jordan’s Head of Technical and Program Quality Department, Hamida Jahama, said: “Through our interventions, we seek to reduce the risks for child laborers while strongly focusing on young girls for children. support and protect them. This requires the application of holistic approaches. that we believe in and through working directly with the children themselves.”

Jahama also noted that the first circle of support for these children are their parents and society as a whole through campaigns and community initiatives aimed at reducing the worst forms of child labour.

Tamkeen’s Executive Director for Legal Aid and Human Rights, Linda Al Kalash, reported that Tamkeen is implementing a program on child labor and begging issues, titled “Preventing and Minimizing Child Labor Children in Hazardous Sectors in Jordan”, which aims to develop the institutional capacity of entities working on child labor and begging issues, and also aims to gain support by increasing overall technical capacity through training on aforementioned issues.

Mariyampillai Mariyaselvam, Head of Child Protection, UNICEF Jordan, spoke about the organization’s commitment to the Jordanian government to help eliminate all forms of child labor in Jordan: from working with NCFA to coordinate efforts under the national framework work on child labour, to the Ministry of Work with businesses, landlords and communities to prevent child labour, as well as to support the Ministry of Social Development in providing multi-sector services to working children.

“Child labor robs children of their childhood and their true potential, while depriving them of their rights to education and protection. UNICEF is committed to supporting the Government of Jordan and its partners to end to all harmful forms of child labor and to give children the future they deserve.”

Farida Khan, ILO Country Coordinator and Gender Equality Specialist, said: “In its fight against child labor in the future, the ILO is focused on achieving universal access to social protection and the gradual expansion of access to comprehensive, adequate, sustainable, gender, age and disability services. -inclusive social protection, through the establishment of national social protection schemes and better access to social services and agricultural insurance for communities that depend on agriculture for their livelihoods”.

Khan underlined the commitment of the ILO to intensify work to accelerate stakeholders’ efforts to prevent and eliminate child labour, prioritizing the worst forms of child labour, particularly in the agricultural sector. , making decent work a reality for adults and young people above the minimum legal working age, as well as recognizing children’s rights to education and ensuring that everyone has access to education and free, quality, fair and inclusive training.

Finally, the UNHCR representative in Jordan, Dominik Bartsch, said that data and research indicate the precarious situation of refugees and that a percentage of families try to adapt through very negative strategies, which may include child labor. children.

He underscored UNHCR’s commitment to working with local stakeholders and national institutions to identify the causes of this phenomenon while providing practical solutions to mitigate these harmful practices.

Media contacts

Dima Salame

Media officer

UNICEF Jordan

Email: dsalameh@unicef.org

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Nick Kyrgios’ claims he was racially abused in loss to Andy Murray to be investigated by Stuttgart Open organizers | Tennis News https://groverchamber.com/nick-kyrgios-claims-he-was-racially-abused-in-loss-to-andy-murray-to-be-investigated-by-stuttgart-open-organizers-tennis-news/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:08:22 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/nick-kyrgios-claims-he-was-racially-abused-in-loss-to-andy-murray-to-be-investigated-by-stuttgart-open-organizers-tennis-news/ Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray featured in an entertaining Stuttgart Open semi-final where a tiebreaker decided the first set, after which the Australian lost his temper and received a points penalty and of play as well as an argument with the chair umpire. By Reuters Last update: 06/12/22 2:05 p.m. Nick Kyrgios lost to Andy […]]]>

Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray featured in an entertaining Stuttgart Open semi-final where a tiebreaker decided the first set, after which the Australian lost his temper and received a points penalty and of play as well as an argument with the chair umpire.

Last update: 06/12/22 2:05 p.m.

Nick Kyrgios lost to Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open on Saturday

The Stuttgart Open tournament organizers are investigating Nick Kyrgios’ claims he was racially abused during his semi-final loss to Andy Murray on Saturday.

Kyrgios and Murray were involved in an entertaining match where a tiebreak decided the first set after which the Australian lost his temper and received a points and game penalty as well as an argument with the referee of chair.

Kyrgios, who refused to play in the second set until the supervisor intervened, lost 7-6 (7-5) 6-2. He later revealed on Instagram that he fired back after hearing a racial slur.

“When is it going to stop? Dealing with racial slurs from the crowd?” he wrote on the social media platform.

“When I hit back at the crowd, I get penalized. It’s messed up.”

Tournament organizers said in a statement on Sunday: “We stand for creating an inclusive environment for all players, staff and visitors where discrimination of any kind is not tolerated. This attitude is lived by everyone involved and responsible.

“These core values ​​are as important to us as values ​​such as fairness, tolerance and team spirit. Thus, no discriminatory action by spectators is accepted.

“We have expressed our regrets to Nick Kyrgios and his team and assured that any form of discrimination is unacceptable. The incident is currently under investigation.”

Murray will face Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the final later on Sunday as the Briton seeks his first ATP Tour title since winning Antwerp in 2019.

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ISWNE application deadline is June 15 https://groverchamber.com/iswne-application-deadline-is-june-15/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:57:05 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/iswne-application-deadline-is-june-15/ The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors’ annual conference, July 20-23 at the University of Kentucky, will feature programs on national politics going local, addressing the ills of social media, new business models for weeklies, the role of governments in the news, academic support for community newspapers, a visit from a news media leader from […]]]>

The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors’ annual conference, July 20-23 at the University of Kentucky, will feature programs on national politics going local, addressing the ills of social media, new business models for weeklies, the role of governments in the news, academic support for community newspapers, a visit from a news media leader from Mongolia, common interests of newspapers and libraries, and the hallmark of the conference : reviews of editors of editorials and editorial pages of other members.

These sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23. As usual, the professional development program will be preceded by two days of tours in the community; the itinerary includes a historic newspaper, an iconic horse farm, a bourbon distillery and a community that is home to the headquarters of a major cannabis company and was home to a newspaper for 14 years created by British students and their teacher (this writer). For a detailed schedule, click here.

Participants will stay in a university dormitory and private rooms are available. Conference fees are $600 per person, and there is a three-day option at $300. ISWNE membership costs $50 per year. The registration form is here. The deadline is Wednesday, June 15. Questions ? Email al.cross@uky.edu.

Friday’s opening session will examine the common interests of newspapers and public libraries. “Libraries and newspapers share the front lines in the battle for intellectual freedom,” says AnnaMarie Cornett, chief of staff at the Lexington Public Library, who will join other library leaders to talk about their approaches neutrality and contested materials, and how libraries and newspapers can work together in the fight against censorship.

Next up will be a session on navigating the increasingly contentious political landscape. My informal survey of ISWNE members last year found that editors are becoming more cautious because the national divide has made local public discourse more controversial, and I’ve heard the same from other editors. I will present what I heard and then lead a group discussion so that we can learn more and help guide the paths forward.

Allison Frisch of Ithaca College and Gina Gayle of Emerson College will discuss their research paper on how higher education journalism programs can help community newspapers. They found that such partnerships can increase civic engagement, create new local media channels, and strengthen civic literacy, engagement, and democracy. They can also give students real-world experience covering a wide range of issues and help newspapers that need more resources.

After lunch and ISWNE’s annual Associated Press Stylebook quiz, we’ll have a chat with Bradley Martin, editor and publisher of the Hickman County Times in Centerville, Tenn. cesspool. Brad has an example of a subject of a social media mess that had a serious impact on a school, a student, and their family. I’ll be sure you have some examples to discuss, too.

Should the government help the news media, and if so, how? Canada has taken steps to help newspapers that would be banned in the United States, where the newspaper industry is battling in Congress and state legislatures. Gordon Cameron, editor of the Hamilton Community News group in Ontario, will report from Canada, where government assistance has not been welcomed by some rural editors. I’ll discuss the battles in the states over public notice advertising and congressional efforts to help news outlets claw back some of the revenue they’ve lost to digital platforms — efforts that are better suited to community newspapers than They weren’t at first, but US editors and publishers are still debating what role government should play in supporting local journalism. I’ll also talk about the biggest victory for newspapers in Congress in recent times, the big expansion of the ability to send sample copies to nonsubscribers in their home counties.

What are the ethics of seeking public announcements and other support for local journalism from public officials that you may need to cover and comment on? This will be the starting point for a panel discussion on difficult ethical appeals, often a challenge in rural communities.

To wrap up Friday’s discussions, we’ll have a session on new business models for community newspapers, drawing in part on our recent National Summit on Journalism in Rural America, where speakers talked about taking their newspapers to the nonprofit status, work with a local community foundation to integrate philanthropy into their business model, and use email newsletters and membership models to generate more revenue from readers. (For another article from the Summit, on the state of rural journalism, click here.)

On Saturday, after the editorial reviews, we plan to hear from a very special guest: Enkhbat Tsend, President of the Mongolian Press Institute and CEO of Control Media LLC. Mongolia ranks 90th in Reporters Without Borders’ world press freedom index, but that’s higher than most neighboring countries. The index indicates that Mongolia “broadly upholds the principles of media freedom and pluralism, although its regulations still lack basic legal protections for source confidentiality and flawed defamation laws encourage abusive lawsuits against media.” journalists, inciting self-censorship”.

So the conference will spread from your county courthouse and city hall to state legislatures and congresses and other nations, just as an ISWNE conference should. Please join us.

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Dealing with grief after a mass shooting: 7 tips to consider https://groverchamber.com/dealing-with-grief-after-a-mass-shooting-7-tips-to-consider/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:59:58 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/dealing-with-grief-after-a-mass-shooting-7-tips-to-consider/ In 2021, mass shootings in the United States averaged two per day, according to Gun Violence Archive. The organization defines mass shootings as shootings that result in at least 4 dead or injured. The current gun violence crisis is a type of collective trauma or large-scale event that disrupts a community’s sense of safety. An […]]]>

In 2021, mass shootings in the United States averaged two per day, according to Gun Violence Archive. The organization defines mass shootings as shootings that result in at least 4 dead or injured.

The current gun violence crisis is a type of collective trauma or large-scale event that disrupts a community’s sense of safety.

An environment where death and serious injury occur so frequently and unpredictably can be traumatic in itself. So repeated mass shootings can easily result in trauma, even if you are not directly involved.

Grieving often closely follows the trauma. You can cry:

  • the lives lost in a particular incident
  • the less violent world of years gone by
  • your own faith in humanity

Grief and trauma can become deeply intertwined, to the point that it’s nearly impossible for you to tell which feelings represent grief and which represent trauma.

The complicated and painful emotions that arise in the aftermath of a mass shooting can seem difficult to process and manage. These 7 tips offer a starting point to work through.

If you find yourself in tears over the news of the latest school shooting, chances are you’re not just crying about that specific incident. You could also mourn the thousands of shooting deaths that preceded this latest shooting.

You may also feel upset about conspiracies on social media claiming that the shooting victims were actors or never existed. Or maybe you’re outraged at what you see as a weak government response to the crisis, or at how gun lobbyists can stifling gun violence research at the federal level.

All of these issues feed into and reinforce each other, creating a complex crisis with no quick fix in sight. In short, you don’t have to worry about “overreacting” to mass shootings. Despair, panic, rage – these are all understandable reactions to a deeply troubling situation.

Grief and trauma have many of the same symptoms, but they are functionally different:

  • Grief, a way of dealing with loss, often involves grief and longing. You might, for example, mourn the loss of a victim you knew and wish they were still alive.
  • Trauma describes your emotional response to threats or potential threats. If you didn’t know any of the victims, you may not have had strong personal feelings about their deaths. Still, the graphic media coverage of the shooting may give you nightmares about getting shot.

A combination of grief and trauma can also make recovery more difficult. Trauma can, for example, cause you to stop talking with friends or going online to avoid reminders of mass shootings.

Taking time for yourself can temporarily help relieve stress, certainly. But withdrawing completely from society for long periods of time usually doesn’t help. Cutting social support can actually increase your sense of loss, making it harder to deal with.

Everyone experiences grief and trauma differently. Some people cry and go wild. Others isolate themselves and become emotionally numb. The signs can be very subtle, so you may not even realize you are reacting specifically to the mass shooting.

Signs to watch out for

Potential signs of trauma and grief after a mass shooting include:

One of the most important ways to deal with tragedies such as mass shootings? Talk to people you trust.

Your feelings will eventually come out one way or another, and turning them into words can offer a healthier means of expression than smothering them until they appear as stress rashes. or anxious dreams.

At the community level, discussing large-scale trauma can help people make sense of the event. People can exchange information about who was shot, where the violence happened, how the shooter got his gun, etc. A set of shared facts can make it easier to think about ways to prevent similar incidents.

Social support becomes especially important when a mass shooting targets a marginalized group. For example, LGBTQIA+ people experienced disproportionately higher levels of stress after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. The attack on a community space increased feelings of vulnerability and fear of congregating in visibly strange spaces among many LGBTQIA+ people.

Many people consider social connections to be an essential way to build resilience after tragedy. Community and social support can play an especially critical role for LGBTQIA+ people of color, who often face violence on multiple fronts and often go unrecognized in public solidarity efforts.

Engaging on social media after a mass shooting or other act of violence can affect your emotional health, especially if you come across images or videos of the shooting.

According to a 2020 study, exposure to graphic images of a mass shooting can:

Text messages can also become emotionally overwhelming, especially when they contain personal attacks or conspiracy theories. To protect your mental health, you may find it helpful to set limits on your use of social media.

You can think of a boundary as a kind of fence for your social life. While you can’t stop people from sharing graphics or upsetting things online, you can control how much of this material you’ll let through your “fence” and engage with.

Some ways to set limits on social media:

  • Filter hashtags related to filming.
  • Use the block button liberally when encountering trolls.
  • Make sure the information comes from a reputable source before committing to a post.
  • Cut out chunks of your day when you’re not checking your social media feeds.

Get more tips on navigating social media after a mass shooting.

In the aftermath of a tragedy, it can feel like everyone is talking about it: on TV and radio, in line at the store, even at school and work. The amount of exposure in your daily life can seem overwhelming, even if you have set strict numerical limits around the shot.

During this time, try to be kind to yourself. You might need more rest or find it harder to concentrate than usual, and that’s okay.

Across the country, people are facing similar challengers. A 2021 study examining 54 years of mass shootings linked them to negative changes in the gross domestic product of the United States. In other words, the mass shootings seem to be making the country, as a whole, less productive — and a lot of people could use a healthy dose of self-care.

For many people, self-care conjures up things like a fun hobby or relaxing music. These activities can ease emotional distress, but don’t forget to take care of your body as well.

To aim:

Self-care is a form of passive or reactive coping. In a nutshell, it can help you reduce the negative impact of a stressor on your life.

Active coping, on the other hand, involves trying to solve the problem directly. Some people find it easier to deal with feelings of grief and stress when embarking on a project that could lead to change.

In the context of mass shootings, active coping usually means activism and political engagement. Some people cope with the trauma of mass shootings by joining in activism, including:

  • raises funds for non-profit organizations that help victims and survivors of gun violence
  • attend demonstrations
  • participate in local town halls to support actions against gun violence

Activism can help people strengthen community bonds and develop a sense of agency. And when initiatives succeed, they can be a valuable source of hope.

If you don’t feel ready for active adaptation yet, that’s absolutely okay – everyone’s recovery is different. Just know that you have options to act on if this is something that interests you.

Gun violence has a huge impact on people across the United States. This major problem affects everyone in the country to some extent.

If you’re struggling to overcome grief, trauma, or other distress related to the mass shootings, you’re not alone — and you don’t need a mental health diagnosis to get a little support. emotional.

Some signs that professional support could help you:

  • You have a lot of floating anxiety and you can’t relax.
  • You compulsively check for updates on every last shot, often unaware of other things you need to do.
  • You feel guilty and responsible for the victims’ deaths, even though you could have done nothing to prevent the shooting.
  • You avoid going to public places or near crowds for fear of getting shot.
  • You feel completely hopeless in the face of all this violence.

A therapist or other mental health professional can offer more advice for managing these concerns at any time. You don’t have to wait until you’ve reached a crisis point before getting help.

The current gun violence crisis is a collective trauma that has many people in the United States worried about their safety as they mourn the continued loss of life. Even if you haven’t lost someone to gun violence yourself, you might feel a lot of grief and distress about the state of the country.

Turning to loved ones can make a big difference when it comes to dealing with these difficult feelings. It can also help with drawing boundaries for your use of social media, self-care, and engaging in community activism. A trauma therapist can also help you deal with any overwhelming or persistent mental health symptoms.


Emily Swaim is a freelance writer and writer specializing in psychology. She holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in Writing from California College of the Arts. In 2021, she received her Board of Editors in Life Sciences (BELS) certification. You can find more of his work on GoodTherapy, Verywell, Investopedia, Vox, and Insider. Find it on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) – M&C Saatchi plc https://groverchamber.com/form-8-5-ept-ri-mc-saatchi-plc/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 06:21:34 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/form-8-5-ept-ri-mc-saatchi-plc/ FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this […]]]>

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS BY AN EXEMPTED PRINCIPAL MERCHANT WITH THE STATUS OF RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY DEALER WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of main exempt operator: Investec Bank plc
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to the securities concerned by this form:

Use a separate form for each offeror/participant

M&C Saatchi Plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which the main exempt trader is linked: Investec is a financial advisor and broker to Advancedadvt Limited
(d) Trade Date:

June 6, 2022

(e) In addition to the company mentioned in 1(b) above, does the exempt primary dealer make disclosures to any other party to this offering?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N/A”

Yes

2. EXEMPT PRIMARY MERCHANT OPERATIONS

Where there have been transactions in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1(b), copy Table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) ) (as applicable) for each class of relevant securities traded.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant security class Purchases/ sales Total number of titles Highest price per unit paid/received Lowest price per unit paid/received

Ordinary actions

Sales

14,518

199.2

194

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant security class Product Description

for example CFDs

Type of transaction

e.g. open/close a long/short position, increase/decrease a long/short position

Number of reference titles Price per unit

(c) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Write, sell, buy or modify

Relevant security class Product Description for example call option Write, buy, sell, vary etc. Number of shares on which the option relates Strike price per share Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date Option amount paid/received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant security class Product Description

for example call option

Exercise / exercise against Number of titles Strike price per share

(d) Other transactions (including subscription for new securities)

Relevant security class Type of transaction

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details Unit price (if applicable)

3. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and Other Commercial Arrangements

Details of any indemnification or option agreement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

(b) Agreements, Arrangements or Agreements Relating to Options or Derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt primary trader making the disclosure and any other person regarding:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant security under any option; Where

(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

Disclosure date: June 7, 2022
Contact Name: rich white
Phone number: +44 207 597 5462

Public disclosures under rule 8 of the code must be made to a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit can be consulted about the Code’s transaction disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

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Trump mobilizes MAGA allies to defend him ahead of January 6 hearings https://groverchamber.com/trump-mobilizes-maga-allies-to-defend-him-ahead-of-january-6-hearings/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:32:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/trump-mobilizes-maga-allies-to-defend-him-ahead-of-january-6-hearings/ Trump’s team has let some of his most loyal aides on Capitol Hill know that the former president wants people to vigorously defend him and push back from the select committee while public hearings unfold, according to GOP sources familiar. with the request. Trump’s insistence that his allies defend his honor has mobilized Republicans both […]]]>

Trump’s team has let some of his most loyal aides on Capitol Hill know that the former president wants people to vigorously defend him and push back from the select committee while public hearings unfold, according to GOP sources familiar. with the request.

Trump’s insistence that his allies defend his honor has mobilized Republicans both on and off the Hill, with a wide array of plans to protect him. This despite the belief of some Republicans that they should deflect attention away from Jan. 6 and continue beating the drum from current economic and cultural issues that have resonated with voters.

In Congress, the targeted response to the hearings will be overseen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, who coordinated the response effort with GOP members.

The California Republican faces added pressure to show his support for Trump after he was filmed earlier this year criticizing the former president and some of his GOP colleagues in the aftermath of the Capitol attack.

The main player to keep Republicans on top of the message will be House GOP conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York, who emerged as one of Trump’s most vocal defenders during his first impeachment and replaced the Rep. from Wyoming Liz Cheney to the Republican leadership. Sources say Stefanik will be tasked with coordinating the party’s messaging response and ensuring key allies and surrogates have talking points.

“Similar to impeachment, at the request of President Trump and his team, Stefanik will play an outsized role in defending President Trump and House Republicans on the issue of election integrity,” a source said. GOP.

Two members whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to serve on the select committee will also play key roles on the messaging front: Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, who chairs the conservative Republican study committee; and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who participated in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

“We’re going to push back,” Banks told CNN. “There were serious failures that occurred on January 6 that need to be corrected. This fictitious committee has done nothing to address them.”

Banks and other Republicans, including Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois, the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, have also been working on their own Jan. 6 counter-investigation that focuses directly on the security breaches of that day. The banks said they were putting the “finishing touches” on a report outlining their findings and expect it to be released in “a few weeks”, which could coincide with the end of the select committee hearings.

Part of the challenge for Republicans — especially after deciding to boycott the select committee — is that they have little information about what the investigation uncovered and what might come to light in public hearings, which makes it more difficult for them to agree on a specific strategy. .

Another is the prospect that the committee will rely heavily on testimony from former aides to Vice President Mike Pence to help make their case — a scenario that could force Republicans to choose sides more publicly than ever. they haven’t done it before.

Trump allies and some Republican operatives already expect testimony from former Pence aides to feature prominently in the hearings — only adding to the already simmering animosity between the two camps.

While the Republican House Conference has its plans, there is a more specific challenge for the five members who have been subpoenaed by the committee as part of their investigation. McCarthy, Jordan, Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona all resisted committee attempts to sit for depositions and provide documents as part of their investigation.

All five run the risk that the commission will have information about their role in attempts to undermine the election results or the riot itself that could come to light during the hearing.

Jordan and other lawmakers have attempted to anticipate this risk, attempting to frame the committee and its work as nothing more than a partisan political witch hunt. Jordan made that argument on calls with conservative donors organized by Republican fundraising groups, including CPAC.

The Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate was questioned by the FBI after photos of him were released on January 6

But those lawmakers and Republicans more broadly wonder if they’ll get a full answer — especially since they’ve been given the opportunity to testify behind closed doors and have all declined to date.

From off the hill, the Republican National Committee and Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference, are expected to be major players in the GOP’s counterattack, sources said. It’s unclear, however, whether Trump himself will make an appearance or intervene publicly as the hearings unfold.

While the party’s plans are still being worked out, Republican pushback will likely take the form of press conferences, editorials, TV news appearances and social media posts, sources familiar with said. discussions. There has also been talk of a “war room” to better enable the GOP to trigger rapid, real-time responses to hearings.

Trump is due to meet with many players next week where his personal strategy and demands could become clearer. He will host a fundraiser for Stefanik on Monday, then the next day will meet with members of the House Freedom Caucus, home to some of his most staunch allies.

Postpone or change the subject

But while Republicans are ready to do Trump’s bidding, there’s a real concern that pushing back too far will distract from the areas they think will help them the most in the fall election.

“We just need to reinforce the narrative that Democrats are obsessed with Trump and the past and not interested in dealing with the issues of the present,” said a senior Republican official working on Senate races across the country. “It’s Biden, it’s inflation, it’s the border, it’s gas prices. Most Americans don’t talk about January 6.”

Instead, some agents offer their clients talking points to prepare them for the inevitable questions that will arise around the hearing, but with the aim of bringing the conversation back to domestic issues.

“We have to deal with things as they come up, but the goal is to stay on message,” the agent said. “If we do our job well, we will show that we are focused on the issues that most Americans face every day.”

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This sentiment is shared by grassroots Republican members eager to regain the majority.

“Most Americans don’t like what happened on Jan. 6, but rank it pretty low on their list of importance relative to inflation, the cost of gas, the border, and the crime,” Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican from Nebraska who represents a Biden-won district, told CNN. “Once Pelosi kicks two members on the GOP side, which has never been done before this Congress in the history of the House, the perceived legitimacy of the select committee on our side is zero.”

Others within the party, including lawmakers and agents, have suggested the best course of action may be to do nothing because they believe most Republican voters are paying very little attention to upcoming hearings and that the presentations are considered unlikely to change public opinion among the GOP base.

“A lot of people think we shouldn’t even push back,” a source said, adding that the idea is just to let the committee continue to do what it’s doing, as it hurts members politically and has a very big impact. limited on Republicans.

“There may be no competition, no formal pushback in any way and no organizing cost because our power base isn’t watching,” they added.

But as with everything in Republican politics, the best-laid plans could easily be shattered by Trump who could insist that his supporters show their support vocally and wholeheartedly.

This story and title have been updated.

CNN’s Gabby Orr contributed to this report.

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