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"I've seen the memorandum (seeking the upgrade) ... it's almost fulfilled but not there yet ... If KUIN can ensure it fulfilled the requirements, I will approve (KUIN) as a university. "We have to emphasis on quality. Don't simply (offer) degrees but no quality. Better make investment to improve the quality," said Najib. The Kedah government has been very keen to upgrade KUIN as a full university since November last year after the university college's board of directors held a meeting at Wisma Darul Aman, which was chaired by Ahmad Bashah himself. In the meeting, Ahmad Bashah said the state government had received the mandate and consent from the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, who is also KUIN Chancellor, to upgrade the university college so that it would become the first Islamic-oriented institution of higher learning in the state. At the event, Najib also the performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campus in Baling. — Bernama
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It is going to give hundreds of thousands of young people the momentum for a young -- lifetime limit of volunteering. When I was at school and university I chaired our debating societies, and one of the notions that used to get put up was whether the National Service should be read instituted, and it was very difficult to argue for that, both because of the cost and because we did not lead a large force prepared for military action. But there is lots of evidence of the other benefits of National Service, which I can see the national citizenship service.
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Steven Mnuchin's family foundation donated to, and Mnuchin himself sat on the boards of, two nonprofits that wrote supportive letters to the Fed when his bank was trying to get a merger approved. The deal earned the Treasury Secretary-designate many millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK Steven Mnuchin , Donald Trump's Treasury nominee , became a far wealthier man in 2015 when CIT Group spent $3.4 billion to buy up OneWest, a bank Mnuchin chaired. The deal was helped along by supportive letters written by 14 nonprofits that had received a combined $5.95 million from OneWest's charitable arm in the years before and after the sale, as POLITICO has reported . That helped counter opposition to the merger from advocacy groups . But it turns out that some of the groups might have had further incentives to speak up about the good citizenship of Mnuchin's bank: The Treasury nominee is also a board member or trustee of at least two of the organizations that backed him up, the LAPD Foundation and Cedars-Sinai Hospital, according to his personal financial disclosure statement made public earlier this month.
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George Osborne said... I didn't agree with it and I was on their side, so how can you say that? Paul, what people voted on is what the official side said. The Leave campaign said a vote to leave would mean... No, they didn't. I chaired the official Leave campaign. All I'm saying is.
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DeVos ended up personally spending $35 million on the race—the most expensive campaign in Michigan history—and when the votes came in, lost by a crushing 14 points. At the Lansing Sheraton, the mood was grim. “If we arent going to be able to serve in this way, I look forward to the ways we can,” DeVos told his glum supporters. Behind him on the ballroom risers stood his family; closest to him was his wife, Betsy, choking back tears. Though dressed in a blue skirt-suit, the uniform of a first ladyship that was not to be, Betsy DeVos was never a political accessory. Anyone who understood Michigan politics knew she had long been the more political animal of the pair. It was Betsy, not Dick, who had chaired the Michigan Republican Party; Betsy, who had served as a member of the Republican National Committee; Betsy, whose name was once floated to succeed Haley Barbour as head of the RNC; Betsy, who had directed a statewide ballot campaign to legalize public funding of religious schools; Betsy, who, as a college freshman, traveled to Ohio and Indiana to volunteer for Gerald Ford’s presidential campaign.
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I know a great many colleagues involved with projects developing the democratic institutions. In my role, I chaired a meeting in Westminster looking at how the UK can support the participation of women and the rule of law in the DRC. It was attended by very impressive and courageous women from the DRC.
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The truth is there just aren't enough places out there for all of the looked-after children. But the fear is too many of those children are in the wrong kind of place and getting the wrong kind of support. Former government adviser Lord Laming, the man who chaired the Victoria Climbie inquiry, shares those concerns.
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We have been saying it has been approved, but it is an independent review set up by the Government and chaired by a former Government energy minister, but that is not to say it has been given the green light to start digging.
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But the fear is too many of those children are in the wrong kind of place and getting the wrong kind of support. Former Government adviser Lord Laming, the man who chaired the Victoria Climbie inquiry, shares those concerns.