Erik Nielsen
Canadian politician
Erik Nielsen
Erik Hersholt Nielsen PC DFC QC was a Canadian politician, and longtime Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon.
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The money has to go somewhere
The Economist - about 3 years
“FOLLOW the money” was the advice of Deep Throat in “All the President's Men” and it is often a useful guide to future market problems. When a lot of money flows into a sector or a country, asset prices tend to rise; but when the money flows out again, the same prices collapse. To that end, there are some interesting figures on emerging markets from Unicredit, concerning the enthusiasm in recent years for lending to the "fragile five" countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. According to economist Erik Nielsen According to the BIS, US banks’ exposure to the “Fragile Five” increased by 37% to $212bn, while their exposure to the Eurozone periphery declined by 17% to $164bn. UK banks’ exposure to the Fragile Five increased by 29% to $291bn – while their exposure to the periphery declined by 30% to $277bn. German banks expanded their exposure to the Fragile Five by 34% to a relatively modest $69bn – while shrinking their exposure to the periphery by an eye-watering ...
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Bernanke offers bond yield relief
Financial Post - over 3 years
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is granting his international counterparts some relief from the tighter borrowing costs he forced on them this year. Four months of rising bond yields around the world and reduced capital flows into emerging markets were thrown into reverse by the Fed’s surprise decision yesterday not to pare its $85 billion in monthly asset buying. Yields on the bonds of Spain, France, Thailand and Turkey were among those to fall in response, and currencies including those of India and Malaysia rose against the dollar. Such shifts should prove welcome news for global policy makers such as Mario Draghi and India’s Raghuram Rajan after summer-time signs the Fed was set to curb monetary stimulus led investors to whip capital out of emerging markets or enforce higher interest rates on still-sluggish economies. A falling dollar and the knowledge that so-called tapering is merely postponed could check any renewal of confidence. Related Here are the reasons ...
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Erik Nielson: Stand Up for Liberty by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It never ceases to amaze me that, day after day, otherwise rational parents allow their impressionable young children to partake in a ritual so rooted in conformity that it seems inimical to the principles of freedom and individualism that underpin our country. Read More... More on Education
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Lubomir Kavalek: Chasing Chess Legacy -- Fischer, Kasparov, Polgar, Nimzowitsch
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
One day the world's top-rated chess player Magnus Carlsen will sit down and write about his games. This is what the great players do, but not yet. At 21, he is too young to be distracted by that on the way to become the world champion. Energy should go into playing the games, not writing about them. Eventually, he will select his best games and say what needs to be said. It will be his legacy. The late Bobby Fischer, who would have been 70 on March 9, published his only book, My 60 Memorable Games, at the age of 26, just prior to his marvelous run for the world crown. Larry Evans provided introductions to the games. It was praised as one of the best game collections. Robert Hübner, the 1980 Candidates finalist and one of the world's top analysts, scrutinized the book. Fischer, in his opinion, always searched for activity, but missed "strong defensive moves and strategies." But Hübner found the general quality of Fischer's creative ideas very high and his desire for clarity ...
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You can fool some of the people....
The Economist - almost 4 years
SUSPICION of British economic policy is mounting. Recent posts (here and here, for example) have highlighted my view that things are in a mess; the economy is flat and the government is missing its deficit target, even with the help of dubious accounting; inflation is above target and set to remain so, yet the Bank of England seems likely to ease further; sterling is the weakest major currency this year and the previous depreciation did little to help the trade deficit. Other commentators are reaching similar conclusions. Erik Nielsen of Unicredit writes today that with the risk of sounding like a broken record, a weaker currency makes you poorer. In 1967, when the UK devalued the pound (by 14% against the dollar), Prime Minister Wilson famously assured his countrymen that “it does not mean that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.” I suggest that the day of such attempted money illusion has long gone, and why policymakers still tell ...
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'Every Prosecutor Has This Fear': Former Attorney Reacts To Fatal Texas ... - Huffington Post
Google News - about 4 years
ABC News 'Every Prosecutor Has This Fear': Former Attorney Reacts To Fatal Texas ... Huffington Post When two masked gunmen ambushed a Texas prosecutor outside a courthouse, it was the fear Erik Nielsen lived with for years. Nelson trains state attorneys, and the dangers they live with is a consequence of their job. He shared this message on Facebook: ... US prosecutor shot all 116 news articles »
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Musica: Requiem di Mozart per concerto di Pasqua del Festival Orvieto
IGN - almost 5 years
Musica: Requiem di Mozart per concerto di Pasqua del Festival Orvieto Domani alle 17, diretto da Erik Nielsen (06/04/2012 - 19:49:24)
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Ledige pendler mellem kommunerne - NORDJYSKE
Google News - over 5 years
Det er yderst glædeligt, at vi nu kan dokumentere, at hverken de ledige, virksomhederne eller jobcentre lader sig stoppe af kommunegrænserne, siger Erik Nielsen, formand for KL's Arbejdsmarkeds- og Erhvervsudvalg. Stikprøven, der omfatter 11 kommuner
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A Genuine Freakshow to flyer HTML5 web app at Reading and Leeds Festivals - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"It is the ability to give fans at shows and festivals immediate access to the music that makes Songpier incredibly powerful," says the band's manager Erik Nielsen – a man who knows a thing or two about bands connecting with their fans, having overseen
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A Genuine Freakshow launch HTML5 site in time for Reading/Leeds promotion - Music Ally (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“It is the ability to give fans at shows and festivals immediate access to the music that makes Songpier incredibly powerful,” says manager Erik Nielsen. “Because there is also a depth of band information available in Songpier, and the ability to
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Byarbejdere lader bilen stå - JydskeVestkysten
Google News - over 5 years
Formand for KL's arbejdsmarkeds- og erhvervsudvalg, Erik Nielsen (S), mener, at kommunerne er opmærksomme på problematikken. Han erkender dog, at de kan komme til at fravige anbefalingerne for at imødekomme virksomhederne
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Second quarter report 2011 - CisionWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Copenhagen, 18 August 2011 Executive Management Board of Directors -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacob Meldgaard, CEO Niels Erik Nielsen, Chairman Roland M. Andersen, CFO Christian Frigast,
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Nu skal vi fyre med jungle-skrot - DR Østjylland
Google News - over 5 years
Efter en række succesrige testfyringer har entrepenør Hans Erik Nielsen fra Nr. Alslev bestilt 30.000 ton palmekerneskaller fra Ghana - til brug i danske pillefyr. Og ifølge Hans Erik Nielsen er affaldet fra troperne både billigere og bedre end
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Stockholm stock exchange plunged again - Stockholm News
Google News - over 5 years
"It's a very uneasy situation now where many investors feel that the risk has become very large, especially in Europe. I also think that you can expect a very volatile stock market to come, alternating between hope and despair," said Erik Nielsen,
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Trouble free trek: STP cyclists zip through town - Longview Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Erik Nielsen, 46, Kirkland, was enjoying his first time on the 204 mile course Sunday, describing the race as a fantastic ride. His three person group tackled the whole event with little training or experience. Tara Jensen, Lynwood, was riding with
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Erik Nielsen
  • 2008
    Age 83
    He died at his home in Kelowna, British Columbia on September 4, 2008, from a massive heart attack.
    More Details Hide Details On December 15, the government of Yukon renamed the main airport at Whitehorse, the capital of the territory, to Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport in Nielsen's memory.
  • 1992
    Age 67
    He withdrew from the public service in 1992 to become president of Solar Engineering, Hawaii Inc. and Solar Electric Engineering Distributors Canada.
    More Details Hide Details One of Nielsen's brothers was actor Leslie Nielsen. The relationship formed the premise of an HBO mockumentary titled The Canadian Conspiracy, comically alleging a Canadian subversion of the United States through its media. Nielsen was also a nephew of actor Jean Hersholt. Nielsen wrote a memoir, The House Is Not a Home (1989, ISBN 0-7715-9426-7), noted for its bracing directness both about his colleagues and about his own personal life.
  • 1987
    Age 62
    Nielsen resigned his seat in Parliament in January 1987 when he was given the position of chairman of the National Transportation Agency.
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  • 1986
    Age 61
    Shortly after Mulroney returned in June 1986, he forced both Nielsen and Stevens to resign from cabinet.
    More Details Hide Details Years afterward, Sheila Copps would remark that the sacking of Nielsen made Mulroney "look decisive", when pointing out the importance of a deputy prime minister in protecting the prime minister from political damage during question period.
  • 1985
    Age 60
    He also served as Minister of National Defence from 1985 to 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen has been called "Yukon Erik," (a reference to wrestler Yukon Eric of the 1950s) but he has also been called "Velcro lips" for a tight-lipped reticence during his time in office. The tenaciousness and aggressiveness that made Nielsen a successful Opposition MP made him a liability as a Cabinet minister as he gave the impression of being secretive and disdainful of criticism by the Opposition and the media. His habit of stonewalling questions had the effect of prolonging the shelf life of political scandals in Parliament, and thus hurt the government's reputation. This became most apparent during the Sinclair Stevens conflict-of-interest scandal, in which Mulroney was out of Parliament for two weeks while the opposition barraged Nielsen with questions.
  • 1984
    Age 59
    When Mulroney became prime minister, he made Nielsen his deputy prime minister from 1984 to 1986, and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada from 1984 to 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen was effectively the senior Government House Leader in all but name.
  • 1983
    Age 58
    Nielsen served as Leader of the Opposition in 1983 between the resignation of Joe Clark and the election of Brian Mulroney as PC leader, and continued to lead the party in the House until Mulroney won a seat in a by-election, at which point Nielsen returned to his previous position as House Leader.
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  • 1980
    Age 55
    After the Tories were defeated in the 1980 election, he served as Opposition House Leader from 1981 until 1983, and engineered the "Bell Ringing Affair" to protest the Liberal government's omnibus energy bill.
    More Details Hide Details The business of the Canadian House of Commons ground to a halt for three weeks because the Opposition refused to respond to the bell summoning Members of Parliament to come to the chamber to vote.
  • 1979
    Age 54
    With the 1979 federal election, the Tories formed government for the first time in over 15 years and Nielsen was appointed Minister of Public Works in the short-lived minority government of Prime Minister Joe Clark.
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  • 1978
    Age 53
    In 1978, he ran for the leadership of the newly formed Yukon Progressive Conservative Party as it prepared for the territory's first partisan elections but was defeated by Hilda Watson by one vote.
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  • 1964
    Age 39
    He was a backbench MP during the Diefenbaker government but became prominent during the Conservative Party's long period in Opposition during the 1960s and 1970s joining the shadow cabinet in 1964.
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  • 1957
    Age 32
    Born in Regina, Nielsen was elected to parliament in late 1957 (Nielsen lost in the 1957 federal election, but the result was controverted and Nielsen won the resulting byelection) and remained an MP without interruption for 30 years.
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  • 1924
    Born on February 24, 1924.
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