Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08 UTC
The arrests on Monday follow searches of residential properties in South, West and East London on February 14.
Although police have not said the arrests are connected with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), they said the youths were planning to join a proscribed organization.
The male teens are one each aged 15, 16 and 19, and two 17-year-olds.
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:26 UTC
Clemens's study focuses on the agricultural industry in North Carolina, and more specifically on the North Carolina Growers Association (NCGA), which supplies manual laborers to North Carolina farms. The NCGA is the nation's largest user of the H-2A guest worker program,which is designed with agricultural workers in mind. Under that program's regulations, Clemens explains, NCGA "must submit an application to the US Department of Labor proving that it has actively recruited US natives and native workers will not take NCGA jobs."
That data is interesting, because it describes the labor market before any immigrant workers are recruited. That, as Clemens says, "allows us to assess the willingness of native workers to take farm jobs before they can even be offered to foreign workers, meaning that this study does not miss any impact caused by people who self-select out of an area or occupation because of competition with foreign workers."
That willingness, he finds, is basically nonexistent. Every year from 1998 to 2012, at least 130,000 North Carolinians were unemployed. Of those, the number who asked to be referred to NCGA was never above 268 (and that number was only reached in 2011, when 489,095 North Carolinians were unemployed). The share of unemployed asking for referrals never breached 0.09 percent.
Comment: North America has become so accustomed to food abundance, they no longer value those that produce their food. Furthermore, Big Agra has such a stranglehold on the industry, they place producers in the wage bind they are in because they can demand a farmer's products at prices that barely keep the operations running. Buying farm produce locally as much as possible can help break this evil monopoly.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:36 UTC
It's not just The Big One that has the power to wreak havoc on our roads, dams, bridges and transit, though. As this winter has proven, extended periods of heavy rains can do it too. In addition to the erosion at Oroville Dam which prompted the evacuation of 200,000 people, rains have worsened our already awful roads.
Even before Oroville, the state was putting forward a major proposal to fix the state's aging infrastructure. Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown revealed the details of a $100 billion infrastructure proposal to President Trump, asking for upgrades to roads, levees, veterans services, ports and more. The proposal is a catch-up wish list; the state's already in a $136 billion backlog of road repairs, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40 UTC
The motion was passed by Montreal city council on Monday, and was initially put forward by Mayor Denis Coderre, who is also a former Canadian immigration minister.
Addressing the press, Coderre said Montreal has the means to take care of the refugees living there, and that it was time for the city to take action.
"[We can provide] healthcare, housing, integration. A lot of these people are victims. They've been victims of terrorist acts, they've been kicked out of their country or left because of their situation - from sexual orientation to political refugees. Some of them have been here six, seven, eight years.
Comment: Ironically, the majority of refugees from the Middle East have left their homes because of the actions of the governments of the West, including Canada. Their victimization is a result of the very governments that pretend to care about their well-being. Here's a thought for Canada: maybe don't support the psychopathic destruction of their countries and you won't need to create sanctuary cities.
"We have the capacity to provide services under our own jurisdiction, so when we are talking about housing, when we are talking about basic service - we will be able to do that," Coderre said, as cited by CTV News.
Radio Free Europe
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23 UTC
Across Russia and the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, alarming Blue Whale headlines have become a nearly daily occurrence: a child or teen being encouraged to commit suicide through participation in a ghoulish online "game" driven by Russian-language hashtags including "blue whale," "sea of whales," "I'm in the game," "Wake me at 4:20," "F58," and many others.
According to a new Novaya Gazeta report, the Russian Public Internet-Technology Center tracked 4,000 uses of the game hashtags on January 20 alone. Suspicious cases have also been reported in other post-Soviet states Ukraine, Belarus, and Azerbaijan.
Woman battered and suffocated her cousin during horrific two-hour exorcism at German hotel, jailed for six years
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:18 UTC
The attacker, from South Korea, was sentenced six years behind bars after her cousin died following the two-hour ordeal in Frankfurt's Intercontinental Hotel.
Prosecutors said the victim - named in court as Seonhwa P, 41 - was set upon by family members after she began talking to herself and lashing out during a visit to the hotel in December 2015.
The odd behaviour led the accused to attempt the "exorcism", the prosecutor said.
Ivanka Trump's rising popularity in China leads to trademark requests by dozens of Chinese companies
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:22 UTC
According to the national trademark office, the firms range from alcohol retailers to wallpaper companies.
One of them, a Beijing-based company that provides weight loss services filed ten applications to use 'Ivanka,' on products including cosmetics and nutritional supplements.
Recently an application was applied by Fujian Yingjie Commodity Company to use Ivanka for its brand of sanitary napkins. Most of the applications are still being processed, and it's not clear whether any of them will be granted trademark rights.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08 UTC
Derakhshani was expelled for not covering her hair with the garment - compulsory wear for women since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 - while competing as an independent player in the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
Her brother Borna, 15, has also been banned after competing against Israeli player Alexander Huzman in the same tournament.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:56 UTC
Juhel Miah, a "popular and respected" math teacher from Neath Port Talbot in South Wales, was taking his students to New York when US officials refused to let him through.
Miah's singling out during a Reykjavik stopover and his later ban from entering the country were described as an "unjustified act of discrimination."
The February 16 incident took place despite Miah's valid travel visa and the US appeals court decision to suspend Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:59 UTC
"There are [probably] about a half a dozen cars that are involved as a result of the crash," Upper Darby Police Department Superintendent Michael Chitwood told CBS.
The trains were empty when they collided, but minor injuries occurred when one of the cars toppled onto a separate parked car that housed a homeless man. All the other injured parties are reported to be workers from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
A total of four people have been hospitalized, but their injuries are not serious.