Harry Cohen
British politician
Harry Cohen
Harry Michael Cohen is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leyton and Wanstead from 1983 to 2010.
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Spokesman: Deal signed for new Israeli government
Fox News - almost 4 years
A spokesman for a major Israeli party says a deal has been signed to form the next government. Yesh Atid spokesman Harry Cohen says the three main coalition partners signed the deal Friday. The agreement comes after weeks of deadlock. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bloc has now joined with the centrist Yesh Atid and the pro-settler Jewish Home parties. Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who leads a small party, joined last month. Talks were stuck for weeks over the division of Cabinet portfolios and reforms in the military draft law. The new coalition is the first in a decade to exclude ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties. It includes two new rising stars who have vowed to end a system of draft exemptions and welfare subsidies granted to thousands of ultra-Orthodox students.
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Cohen carries Bulldogs past Southern Alamance - Burlington Times News
Google News - over 5 years
It seemed nothing could wipe the smile off the face of Harry Cohen. Not the pinch by Sam Trevathan or the bear hug from Alex Gee. Cohen's smile was the result of the senior quarterback's do-all game as he led Williams High School past visiting Southern
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Tampa's new mayor seeks to connect Riverwalk - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Harry Cohen, who chairs council's finance committee, said he too thinks the city needs to complete the project, but cautioned that that might not happen soon. "Given the fiscal constraints, it may take us a while to get to that point," he said
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Games Score Big With Teen Athletes - Jewish Exponent
Google News - over 5 years
The 2011 Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Games had just gotten under way Monday morning, but Harry Cohen, a 14-year-old baseball player from northern New Jersey had already been knocked out of competition. The wet weather had put a damper on the baseball
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Curbing beggars in Tampa - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Councilman Harry Cohen has been working with the city's legal staff to find a way to discourage panhandlers while allowing traditional solicitation by legitimate charities and street sales by newspaper vendors. This newspaper, obviously, has a vested
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Firm won't seek incentive - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Tampa Councilman Harry Cohen, who also supported the incentive package, said the city must continue to figure out how the situation became so confused. "It's very unfortunate," he said. "We really need to get to the bottom of what happened here,
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Tampa looks for partner to demolish, replace Bayshore boat slips - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Council member Harry Cohen, whose South Tampa district includes the marina, said Tuesday that the administration hasn't briefed him on the idea, but he's open to exploring anything with the potential to save money or improve efficiency
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Home-brew retailer wants to sell liquor, seeks council's OK - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
In a 4-3 vote, the council agreed to amend the permit request to include on-site liquor sales until 11 pm Suarez, Mary Mulhern and Harry Cohen voted no. A public hearing on the revision was scheduled for Aug. 18. Bentley said his clients would pay to
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The Jack Lemmon Ten - Legacy.com
Google News - over 5 years
Studio head Harry Cohen worried Lemmon's last name would prove too tempting for headline writers should the film receive bad reviews, and wanted him to change his name to “Lennon.” Jack Lemmon kept his real name on the screen by convincing the studio
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Dig A Hole: Peter Falk - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Upon filming his first screen test, Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohen told him, "for the same price I can get an actor with two eyes." Falk's first film role was as a writer in Nick Ray's Wind Across the Everglades. It didn't take long for Hollywood
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City Wants Feedback from Davis Islands Residents on Pool Design - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
“It's hot,” said Councilman Harry Cohen. “There aren't jobs for a lot of kids this summer because of the economy. “ “Nothing is better than body and mind than staying busy in the summer,” said Councilman Charlie Miranda. “Parks and recreation has saved
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Tampa City Council approves summertime ban on fertilizer with nitrogen - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Thus the alternative was to trust Tallahassee to safeguard Tampa waterways, council member Harry Cohen said. "Given the state's recent record on protecting the environment, it makes me very uncomfortable to do that," he said. But former state Sen
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New US Release - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
... Ngila Dickson; sound (Dolby Digital/Datasat/SDDS), Pud Cusack; supervising sound editors, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers; sound designers, Peter Staubli, Harry Cohen, Dino DiMuro, Christopher Assells, Scott Martin Gershin; re-recording mixers,
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Tampa City Council, still divided over what to do, takes on panhandling - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
The council will also discuss whether some revenue raised from red-light camera tickets should be earmarked for programs for people caught illegally panhandling, an idea floated by council member Harry Cohen. Miranda and Reddick said they don't like
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Tampa budget shortfall could spell layoffs, rate hikes - 10 Connects
Google News - over 5 years
"There's no question that we're going to have to look much deeper than we have in past years," Council Member Harry Cohen said after seeing the numbers. Officials warn along with some layoffs, other possibilities include raising parking and garbage
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Amid budget shortfall, Tampa City Council discusses raising parking and trash ... - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
"If there was an easy answer," said council member Harry Cohen, "someone would have come up with it by now." The City Council will continue to discuss finances in the coming months, with many options still open for balancing the budget's nearly $400
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Council denies Starlight 20's request to sell alcohol - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Montelione, Mulhern, Reddick and councilmen Charlie Miranda and Mike Suarez voted to deny the request, while council members Yvonne Yolie Capin and Harry Cohen cast dissenting votes. Starlight 20, a cineplex on Highwoods Preserve Parkway, competes with
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Hed news offlead goes here hed goes - Tampabay.com
Google News - almost 6 years
TAMPA — Tampa City Council member Harry Cohen is returning to the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office for a part-time job overseeing a wide-ranging project to update the agency's information
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harry Cohen
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 60
    The report recommended that Cohen apologise to the House, which he did on 29 January 2010, and that the Resettlement Grant of £65,000, normally paid to Members of Parliament upon retirement, be withheld.
    More Details Hide Details The House ratified the latter punishment on 1 February 2010.
    On 22 January 2010 the Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons published its report into Cohen's expenses and concluded that he had received over £60,000 in expenses to which he was not entitled.
    More Details Hide Details The report did recognise that the ill-health of Cohen's wife (she suffered a stroke in 2004) had been a significant factor in the decisions he had made but maintained that he had still committed a serious breach of the rules.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    On 30 June 2009 he announced he would not stand for re-election.
    More Details Hide Details He said the strain caused by the criticism over his expenses, and the formal investigation into his claims, were the main factors behind his departure.
    It was revealed in March 2009 that Cohen had received £104,701 over the previous five years under the Additional Costs Allowance for his Wanstead home based upon the representation that this was his second home.
    More Details Hide Details The home that Cohen represented as his primary home was a house in Colchester, despite the fact that Cohen spent very little time at that location and used it only as a holiday home. As his Wanstead home is where Cohen resides both when going to Westminster and attending to his constituency, the claim of the Additional Costs Allowance was criticised as an abuse of an expense allowance intended to help Members of Parliament who need to maintain one home in their constituency and another in London. Cohen responded to criticism by stating that the Additional Costs Allowance was intended to be de facto salary for Members of Parliament.
  • 2006
    Age 56
    On 31 October 2006, Cohen was one of 12 Labour MPs to back Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party's call for an inquiry into the Iraq War.
    More Details Hide Details Cohen was Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet and Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Race and Community Group and was a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, a signatory to Jews for Justice for Palestinians, and counts Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama as political influences.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 47
    He was a member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee between 1997–2001, and has been a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee since 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 33
    Cohen was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1983 general election as MP for Leyton, transferring to the new Leyton and Wanstead constituency after boundary changes for the 1997 general election.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 28
    Cohen married Ellen Hussain in 1978 and they have a grown-up family with stepson, stepdaughter, foster son, and grandchildren.
    More Details Hide Details They have three cats and a Jack Russell named Rosa, after Rosa Luxemburg. Cohen is a fan of Leyton Orient F.C. and enjoys a wide variety of music, including Shostakovich. He is a vegetarian. Cohen is notable as one of the few remaining public figures proudly to retain a lyrical "East-End" Jewish London accent which has largely died out.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on December 10, 1949.
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