The challenger to become Sweden's next prime minister, conservative Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson, is an eternal optimist chasing voters seduced by the far-right as soaring immigration strains the country's famed welfare model. With a long career spanning local and national politics, this 54-old former gymnast will need nimble acrobatics and a balancing act to wrest power from Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's Social Democratic-led government and simultaneously fend off the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD). Kristersson's campaign ahead of the September 9th election has focused on limiting Sweden's generous benefits to incite people, in particular immigrants, to enter the labour market. "We need to focus on jobs and integration so we can prioritize the core of the welfare system," including universal health care and education, Kristersson said as he presented his party's election platform. He said Sweden faced "many … [Read more...] about Who is Sweden’s Moderate opposition leader Ulf Kristersson?
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a three-way summit in Tehran on Sept. 7 with the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. The three leaders met in April in Ankara, where they discussed developments in Syria. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet) … [Read more...] about Russia’s Putin to meet leaders of Turkey, Iran on Sept. 7
JASPER, Tenn. — The relocation of several organizations and functions, including the Marion County Commission's own monthly meetings, caused a confusing flurry of discussion, accusations, and even some motions without accompanying votes during the board's August meeting. Commissioner Matt Blansett said the board's building use committee had a "lengthy" discussion recently about where to house the American Job Center, the Veterans Services Office and a proposed child advocacy center. Marion County Commissioner Mack Reeves Marion County Commissioner Mack Reeves Photo by Ryan Lewis /Times Free Press. The committee voted unanimously to recommend moving the job center and the child advocacy center into the current Marion County Commission building along U.S. Highway 41, and 3-2 to move the Veterans Services Office to the Snipes Building on the downtown square in Jasper. Commissioner Mack Reeves said he opposed moving veterans services and was upset the county demands … [Read more...] about Job center relocation causes stir among Marion County leaders
Leaders in Calderdale are taking a defiant stand as they look to join forces with other authorites to demand that rail electrification of the Calder Valley line is made a top priority. READ: Rail workers to walk out on strike EVERY Saturday in SeptemberPlans to press home the campaign for vital improvements to the Calder Valley train line, including electrification, will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday.Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Reliable and good-quality rail services are absolutely essential for residents and businesses. The underinvestment in the Calder Valley line has gone on for too long and it’s having major impacts on local people.“Electrifying the line must remain a priority and we will continue to lobby for this because of the economic, environmental and social benefits it would bring.“We certainly hope this will have cross party support. We want to use this as a platform to revisit some … [Read more...] about Passionate vow by leaders to fight for Calder Valley railway line electrification
Here’s something that not many people talk about when they discuss leadership: The higher you go, the fewer friends you have at work. Fair? Maybe not. But the effects are real: These changes can affect our sense of belonging, well-being, and emotional security in the workplace. And science tells us that loneliness isn’t just a state of mind; it can also be hazardous to your health. Former surgeon general Vivek Murthy says that it can put you at risk for heart disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety. There are strategies that can combat the isolation while embracing your role as a leader, and enjoying a sense of safety and camaraderie in the workplace. Here are the top reasons why leadership can get lonely, and how to deal with them: You have new and privileged access to information As you rise through the ranks, you’ll have more access to information, but less likely be able to share it. Yet when you have something others want (in this case, information), holding … [Read more...] about This is how to prevent loneliness as a leader