Prime Minister Theresa May and senior Cabinet colleagues will meet their Polish counterparts in London today (20 December 2018) to discuss defence, security and prosperity post-Brexit.The PM will welcome Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on his first visit to Downing Street for bilateral talks. The two leaders will then join their senior ministerial colleagues at Lancaster House for the third annual UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations.The visit comes ahead of next year’s landmark Centenary, marking 100 years since both countries re-established diplomatic relations since Poland regained independence.Ahead of the visit, Prime Minister Theresa May said: Almost one million Poles make their lives in Britain – the largest diaspora in the UK. I value the contribution the Polish community makes to our economy and our society, and am committed to ensuring the UK remains a welcoming place for Poles to live, work and study. Today is an opportunity to repeat my message to Polish people – you can stay, and we want you to stay. Poland is one of our closest friends and allies. This partnership works for both our nations, making us safer, more prosperous and more secure. Throughout history, UK and Poland have stood side by side. We share an unwavering commitment to supporting a stable and peaceful Europe, but are also clear-eyed in recognising the threats we face and the required response. Today’s talks will agree ambitious steps that build on the landmark joint Defence and Security treaty we signed in Warsaw last year, and set a course for further collaboration in the years ahead. Attending the Consultations for bilateral talks with their Polish counterparts are the Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary, Home Secretary and Business Secretary. They will also attend a working lunch chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May.Upon arrival at Lancaster House, the two leaders will be greeted by schoolchildren singing English and Polish Christmas carols. They will also attend a Polish diaspora reception where they will meet and talk to people with Polish heritage living in the UK.Prime Minister Theresa May said:
The sustainability efforts and environmental initiatives of Harvard University have earned it a place on the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability announced today. The 2012 honor roll was announced earlier this month and is comprised of schools that received the highest possible score in the Review’s annual green rating.“We commend the administrators, faculty and students at the schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll for their exemplary commitments to the environment,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP / publisher. According to the Princeton Review, 69% of college applicants surveyed said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would impact their decision to apply or attend a school.Criteria for Princeton Review’s green rating cover three areas: 1/ whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, 2/ how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and 3/ the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.To learn more about Harvard’s sustainability initiatives visit www.green.harvard.edu or follow the Office for Sustainability on Twitter and Facebook.To learn more about Harvard’s academics and research relating to the environment and climate change visit the Harvard Center for the Environment’s website.
Press Association Connacht claimed their first-ever RaboDirect Pro 12 away victory over the Blues, with lively flanker Willie Faloon contributing two tries in a 26-22 win. Tries from Harry Robinson and Robin Copeland and 12 points from the boot of Rhys Patchell were the response from Cardiff. The only occasion Connacht had previously managed a win in the Welsh capital was in the pre-regional era, when current coach Eric Elwood kicked them to a 6-3 success over the Cardiff club side in 2001. Danie Poolman also crossed for Connacht while Miah Nikora kicked eight points and Fetu Vainikolo booted a single penalty.