Relations were strengthened by the United Kingdom’s alliance with the United States during both World Wars, in the Korean conflict, in the Persian Gulf War, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in Afghanistan, as well as through its role as a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The United Kingdom and the United States continually consult on foreign policy issues and global problems and share major foreign and security policy objectives. Regarding Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, “Nationalist” and “Republican” groups seek a united Ireland that includes Northern Ireland, while “Unionists” and “Loyalists” want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. U.S. priorities continue to be supporting the peace process and devolved political institutions in Northern Ireland and encouraging the implementation of the U.S.-brokered 1998 Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement, and the 2006 St. Andrews Agreement. U.S. Assistance to the United Kingdom The International Fund for Ireland (IFI), created in 1986, provides funding for projects to generate cross-community engagement and economic opportunity in Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom) and the border counties of Ireland. Since the IFI’s establishment, the U.S. Government has contributed over $500 million, roughly half of total IFI funding. The other major donor to IFI is the European Union. Bilateral Economic Relations The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union and a major international trading power. The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for U.S. goods exports and one of the largest suppliers of U.S. imports.
MTY franchises Mucho Burrito in the United Kingdom
Markets open in 7 hrs 9 mins MTY franchises Mucho Burrito in the United Kingdom Press Release: MTY FOOD GROUP INC. Mon, Sep 30, 2013 3:53 PM EDT 0.89 TSX Trading Symbol: “MTY” MONTREAL , Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – MTY Food Group Inc. (“MTY” or the “Company”) ( MTY.TO ) announced today that it is making inroads into England and United Kingdom with its Mucho Burrito Mexican brand which is set to open its first restaurant later this year in Brighton England . The Montreal -based firm has signed an area master development agreement with a master franchisee to develop the brand in Kent & East & West Sussex England. “We’re incredibly excited about expanding the Mucho Burrito brand in the England & United Kingdom marketplace and continuing to feed the local appetite with our fresh gourmet spin on Mexican food,” said MTY Food Group’s chief development officer Sean Black . “We look forward to bringing our upscale offering to local guests and further positioning ourselves as the premier concept in the Mexican category.” The new master development Franchise has been licensed to W & W Burrito Development Ltd and operated by Hugh Wastnage & Martin Wylie . Described as “Mucho food with Mucho quality,” Mucho Burrito provides guests with an unmatched flavour experience by offering fresh and authentic Mexican food in a contemporary and casual setting. Featuring a “no rules” menu enhanced by the scent of spices and seasonings, roasted vegetables and charbroiled and braised meats, each meal is made to order in front of guests with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients made daily. Guests can choose from a variety of menu selections including hand-rolled burritos, tacos and quesadillas, as well as nacho plates, salads and a selection of custom “Johnny Mucho” sauces. Certain information in this News Release may constitute “forward-looking” information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this information may include words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “plan” and other terminology. This information reflects current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Additional information is available in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .
Cape Town to the United Kingdom in a Boeing Stearman
Come November, Tracey Curtis-Taylor will take off from Cape Town International Airport in a Boeing Stearman biplane following the same flight plan as Mary Heath did in 1928. Heath, the first woman to hold a commercial flying licence in the United Kingdom, became the first of her sex to fly a small, open cockpit biplane from Cape Town to London. November will see Curtis-Taylor commemorate Heaths flight as well as highlight some historic firsts set by women across Africa. The organisers of the commemorative flight are hoping Curtis-Taylor will be able to meet with the first black woman to obtain pilots certification in the SA Air Force (SAAF). Captain Petogo Molawa is currently doing her helicopter flying at 15 Squadron C Flight based at AFB Port Elizabeth, one of four stops Curtis-Taylor will make in South Africa before heading to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy and France before her final touchdown at Goodwood in England. The other South African stops scheduled are East London, Durban and Pretorias Wonderboom Airport. All told she will fly more than 7 000 miles in about 35 separate legs in her Stearman, named Spirit of Artemis, shipped to South Africa and re-assembled prior to departure from Cape Town International. She is expected to land at the racecourse before Christmas. The Stearman first took to the skies in the 1930s and has a top speed of 95 mph with an operating ceiling of 10 000 feet and a range of 450 miles. The challenge posed in taking this vintage aircraft across vast stretches of Africa is one Curtis-Taylor looks forward to. As the first female pilot based at the historic Shuttleworth collection of vintage aircraft, she is no stranger to piloting old-timers.