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  First Minister of Northern Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Minister of Northern Ireland and the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland are the leaders of the Northern Ireland Executive, Northern Ireland's home rule government set up in the late 1990s as a result of the Good Friday Agreement.
The First Minister is elected by the Assembly on a joint ticket with the Deputy First Minister.
Until 2002, the First Minister's post was held by David Trimble leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Minister_of_Northern_Ireland   (208 words)

 First Minister of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The First Minister of Wales is the leader of the Welsh Assembly Government, Wales's devolved administration.
When initially set up under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the title was known as First Secretary (in Welsh Prif Ysgrifennig), as Wales was given a less powerful assembly and executive than Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This was also attributed to the fact that the Welsh term for First Minister Prif Weinidog, also translates as Prime Minister, and when told this, Prime Minister Tony Blair objected to its use.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/First_Minister_of_Wales   (183 words)

 Feminist Daily News 5/15/2003: First Woman Minister Appointed in Qatar
The first female minister in Qatar, Sheikha Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, took office last week as the Minister of Education.
Walking into the Ministers' Council for the first time was different than walking into a classroom or the Ministry as an employee, she said.
Sheikha Al Jafarie, the first municipal council member in Qatar, commented on the appointment of Al-Mahmoud by saying that the new Minister is "highly qualified and indeed is the right person in the right position," according to AMAN.
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=7789   (330 words)

 Church installs first transgender minister - Bay Windows - Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What is surprising about Auffant's installation is that she is now the first openly transgender person and the first Puerto Rican woman to be settled, or appointed to a full time, permanent position, as a Unitarian Universalist minister.
As a student at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Auffant was warned by a minister early on that her gender expression might be an obstacle to obtaining internships required as part of the ordination process.
Auffant is a former ministerial intern and summer minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.
www.baywindows.com /news/2002/11/07/LocalNews/Church.Installs.First.Transgender.Minister-318020.shtml   (1210 words)

 First Minister of Scotland - Uncyclopedia
The First Minister is Scotland's version of a Prime Minister.
It's called a First Minister instead because the Scots are particularly concerned to convince people that the Scottish Parliament isn't a cheap copy of that at Westminster.
Scotland's First Minister is Dead Donald Dewar, who is always getting into funny scrapes and amusing situations because he's dead.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/First_Minister_of_Scotland   (141 words)

 Middle East Online
A third son, Hamdan, remains deputy prime minister and minister of state for foreign affairs, effectively in charge of foreign policy despite the presence of a foreign minister, Rashed Abdullah al-Nuaimi, who was unchanged.
The cabinet shuffle, reported by the state WAM news agency, also made the UAE the first member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to put a minister in charge of GCC affairs at a time when the six-member bloc is trying to move toward economic integration.
Outgoing oil minister Nassiri said last month that the UAE was pumping at near its maximum levels at a time when prices have climbed to record highs of over 50 dollars a barrel.
www.middle-east-online.com /english?id=11747   (699 words)

 Italy's Foreign Minister Is First Euro Victim
First, Ruggiero's longtime mentor, FIAT magnate Gianni Agnelli, pushed his candidacy, while government coalition partners were negotiating the composition of the Cabinet, threatening Berlusconi that if he did not accept him, they would topple him as they did in 1994.
One of Ruggiero's first acts was to promote the "set-up" that took place at the Group of Eight (G-8) meeting in Genoa last June, through his insane decision to open a dialogue with the Genoa Social Forum, the organizers of the anti-G-8 riots.
Economic Minister Tremonti, said to be the strongman in the government after Berlusconi, has emphasized in the past that ENI, already partially privatized, is an instrument of Italian foreign policy, and therefore one should be cautious with further privatizations.
www.larouchepub.com /other/2002/2902ruggiero.html   (1953 words)

 First Rlys minister from Kerala raises hopes of largesse
NEW DELHI, SEPT 2: With the Railways getting its first minister from Kerala in 30 years, some pending projects in the southern state are now expected to be expedited.
O Rajagopal, who took over as Minister of State for Railways yesterday, said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had this week approved a Rs 147.87-crore project for the electrification of the 320-km Ernakulam-Trivandrum route of the Southern Railway.
The minister said 18 special trains would be deployed between Mumbai and Goa till September 13 to clear the extra rush during the festival.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/20000903/ina03003.html   (393 words)

 The Reverend Duke Gray, interim minister of First Parish Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I was ordained in 1965 by the First Unitarian Congregational Society (The Church of the Saviour) in Brooklyn, N.Y., where I served 5 years as Assistant Minister with a special focus on social justice issues.
In 1980 I became Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago on the University of Chicago campus, and served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Meadville/Lombard Theological School, across the street from the church.
As Senior Minister I was the nominal CEO for 60+ staff members serving both the church and these community ministries.
www.fpcberlin.org /minister.html   (641 words)

 UK government appoints first e-minister - Information World Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Labour insider Patricia Hewitt was appointed today as the UK government's first 'e-minister' in a new role combining responsibilities for both the IT industry and the government's use of IT.
A minister of state, Hewitt is one level higher than the outgoing Wills.
Hewitt first became an MP in 1997 following spells at Andersen Consulting and as press secretary working for Neil Kinnock in his period as Labour leader.
www.iwr.co.uk /vnunet/news/2107432/uk-government-appoints-first-minister   (271 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Fall of a First Minister - Wendy: The talent and the tantrums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When I did arrive to work for Henry McLeish, as the First Minister’s press secretary, I had heard a lot about Alexander’s style as a minister, but dismissed it as gossip from rivals jealous of her ability and her rapid rise to the Scottish cabinet.
My first experience of being "Wendied", as it had become known at the executive, came during the crisis over long-term care for the elderly, when the First Minister, at a press conference in early 2001, came as close as he had come to promising to implement the Sutherland report.
Faced with this barrage, the First Minister came to the conclusion that he had to give in to the wishes of his minister, something I do not think he should have done.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=190&id=96192002   (2360 words)

 "Prime Minister Barak's First Year: Diplomacy and Politics" by Zalman Shoval
European governments reached a consensus for the first time to agree to limited admittance of Israel to the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) at the United Nations, which will eventually permit Israel to be nominated to the UN Security Council and other key UN bodies.
The direct election of the prime minister weakened the major parties (since voters could split their ticket), thereby requiring that a prime minister have keen political skills in coalition management.
Barak was the first Labor prime minister who had to start his coalition formation with a Labor bloc of only 26 seats (only 23 of which were Labor party members).
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp433.htm   (2021 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Fall of a First Minister
THE memoirs of former First Minister Henry McLeish are set to be screened by senior civil servants...
FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish is to finally disclose his side of events leading up to his...
HENRY McLeish, the former first minister, announced yesterday that he is to stand down from the...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=190   (430 words)

 Parliament nominates new First Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace will continue to act as First Minister, under the terms of the Scotland Act 1998, until Mr McConnell is confirmed as First Minister next week.
The unsuccessful candidates for First Minister were John Swinney, leader of the Scottish National Party (34 votes), David McLetchie, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party (19 votes), and Independent MSP for Falkirk West Denis Canavan (3 votes).
As First Minister I will lead this Executive in action to do that job, to speak for the many and not the few and to deliver on the promise, the hope this Parliament gives to our people.
www.scotland.gov.uk /pages/news/2001/11/SE4900.aspx   (1555 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Vietnamese prime minister announces first visit to United States since war's ...
CANBERRA, Australia – Vietnam's prime minister said on Thursday he plans to travel to the United States next month in what would be the highest-level visit by a Vietnamese leader since the end of the war between the two countries 30 years ago.
In November 2003, Vietnam's Defense Minister Pham Van Tra met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in Washington, becoming the first senior military official of Hanoi's government to visit the United States.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was in Washington in 2001 for a ceremony for the landmark bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050504-2057-vietnam-us.html   (337 words)

 The South End Newspaper - LOCAL/STATE - New minister at First UU welcomes diversity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arlene Teed, a member of First UU and a member of the committee that selected Parke to be the new minister, said he embraced Detroit.
Teed explained that the UU Association in Boston sent the committee three names of ministers with their biographies, and were told that if they were not satisfied with the first three, they would be given more names.
Parke started ministering in 1955 as a parish minister at a church in Peterborough, N.H., which paid $80 a week.
www.southend.wayne.edu /modules/news/print.php?storyid=256   (774 words)

 First Minister of Wales opens new AIRBUS A380 manufacturing facilities
Today at a ceremony at Airbus in Broughton, North Wales, the First Minister of Wales, The Right Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, formally opened Airbus UK's three new facilities for manufacturing large components for the wings of the new A380 aircraft.
The dedicated Stringer Manufacturing Centre – the building in which the opening ceremony was held and which the First Minister toured - brings the benefits of close-coupled manufacturing.
As well as ultimately reducing cycle times for the process; less inventory is needed resulting in associated cost savings; and a new collation area will increase efficiency by allowing complex sets of stringers to be collated in webbing straps and delivered for assembly pre-prepared for attaching straight to the milled wing skins.
www.airbus.com /en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/01_31_03_Wales.html   (699 words)

 Politics | Scottish first minister appoints new cabinet
Scotland's first minister, Jack McConnell, unveiled his cabinet yesterday with a promise to restore public confidence in devolution.
The former education minister, Cathy Jamieson, becomes justice minister, responsible for overseeing the Labour youth crime initiative, which would penalise the parents of persistent young offenders.
The finance minister, Andy Kerr, an ally of Mr McConnell, retains his brief, but Mike Watson has lost his job as minister for tourism.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4673488-107939,00.html   (295 words)

 Youth Voice Invited to Give First Minister Their Christmas Shopping List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They were invited to put their thoughts on paper by First Minister, Henry McLeish, at the conclusion of a half-hour talk with him at Millburn Academy, Inverness today (Tuesday).
Mr McLeish was joined by Alasdair Morrison, the Minister for the Highlands and Islands, as well as Wendy Alexander, Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning in meeting members of the Youth Voice from Dingwall Academy, Dornoch Academy, Invergordon Academy, Millburn Academy and Tain Royal Academy.
Councillor Green said: "We are delighted that the first Minister and two Executive colleagues could find the time in their busy schedules to meet with our young parliamentarians and we emerged with a very positive outcome.
www.highland.gov.uk /cx/pressreleases/archive2000/december2000/youthvoice.htm   (538 words)

 Justice minister dedicates first family law section
Justice minister, Mohammed Bouzoubaa, dedicated in Casablanca on Friday the first family law section in a Casablanca first instance tribunal.
The section, said the minister is the first step in implementing instructions issued by king Mohammed VI to set forth reforms to the family law.
The sovereign further instructed the minister to ensure the new judicial system staff training and to make proposals for appointing a committee of experts to draft a practical guidebook on relevant provisions and rules pertaining to the family judicial system, to serve as a single source of reference.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/031018/2003101802.html   (283 words)

 Bosnia gets first defence minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Former foreign ministry official Nikola Radovanovic was appointed Bosnia's first defence minister on Monday, filling a post created as part of reforms sought by NATO.
The nomination of Radovanovic, an ethnic Serb, was approved by the central parliament after two previous Serb nominees were found to have committed alleged crimes during the country's 1992-95 war.
The post of central defence minister was created last year under pressure from NATO, which is demanding massive military reform in exchange for negotiations on Bosnia's possible membership of the alliance.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040315163026.g641kiqt.html   (242 words)

 Articles - First Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Canada, First Ministers is a term that refers to all Canadian Heads of Government, including the Prime Minister of Canada and the provincial and territorial premiers.
The title First Minister may be used to refer to the political leader of a subnational entity or a dependent territory.
George Price held the office of First Minister of Belize between 1961 and 1964, when the title was changed to Premier.
www.gaple.com /articles/First_Minister   (289 words)

 Baptist Church Embraces Its First Female Minister (washingtonpost.com)
After years of pondering and then acting on her dream, she finally had become a minister, the first woman to be ordained in the 100-year history of Heritage Baptist Church in Annapolis.
But the road to becoming a minister, she says, was not easy.
While she was having lunch in 1999 with a close friend who was a theology student, they began talking about ministering.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A49193-2004Jul14.html   (524 words)

 Former hard-line prime minister wins first round of Slovakia's presidential election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Slovakia's former authoritarian prime minister edged out the expected favorite in the presidential election Saturday and advanced to a second round against a former political ally.
Vladimir Meciar, whose rule was criticized by Western leaders for its lack of democracy and rule of law, won 32.7 percent of the vote in his bid for the mostly ceremonial presidency, said Ladislav Jaca, a central election commission official.
Meciar was prime minister for most of the 1990s, with the last term ending in 1998.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/04/03/international2251EST0622.DTL   (631 words)

 First Minister's Meetings - International and Intergovernmental Relations
First Ministers' Meetings are called by the Prime Minister to discuss issues of national importance and concern.
First Ministers' Meetings are not regularly scheduled and are therefore not as frequent as other intergovernmental meetings, like annual Premiers' conferences and Council of the Federation.
First Ministers' Meeting on Health, January and February 2003.
www.iir.gov.ab.ca /canadian_intergovernmental_relations/federal_provincial_relations_first_ministers.asp   (181 words)

 New Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown Begins Sunday
The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown is pleased to announce its new permanent pastor, Rev. Leslie Mott, who will begin Sept 19th with the 10:30 am Sunday service.
First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown’s outreach programs include: the only food pantry in western Putnam County; meals for Peekskill Area Pastors’ Association’s soup kitchen; a monthly Adult Caregiver’s Support Group; parish nurse service; healing services; the Women’s Group; the Men’s Group; participation in the Rural Migrant Ministries and Crop Walks; and the monthly Jazz Vespers.
Prior to joining First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, Rev. Mott was chaplain at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA; supply pastor at Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church in Audubon, NJ.
www.pcnr.com /news/2004/0915/Front_Page/056.html   (586 words)

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