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One in three backpackers face 'wage theft' One in three backpackers face 'wage theft'
- November 21, 2017

The study found 86 per cent of global students and backpackers earning up to $15 per hour believe that many, most or all other people on their visa are paid less than the basic national minimum wage. The majority (75-81 per cent) of Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese participants earned $17 per hour or less, compared with 35-41 per cent of American , Irish and British participants. (more...)
Wes: Cold start Tuesday with isolated showers to the east Wes: Cold start Tuesday with isolated showers to the east
- November 21, 2017

Temperatures are usually in the low 50s, but this week highs will top out in the upper 50s and low 60s for the Portland metro area. High temperatures on Wednesday will climb into the middle 60s. Its impact will be much more pronounced on our temperatures. Wednesday will also be mostly sunny in the metro area with a high in the lower 40s, the weather service said. (more...)
Beijing orders safety checks after apartment block fire kills 19 Beijing orders safety checks after apartment block fire kills 19
- November 21, 2017

It took more than 30 fire engines containing 14 firefighting teams more than three hours to extinguish the fire. "We must take actions and protect people's lives and safeguard the safety and stability of the capital", Cai said, according to Xinhua . (more...)
White House: Opioid epidemic cost about $504B in 2015 White House: Opioid epidemic cost about $504B in 2015
- November 21, 2017

The CEA said they plan to issue more reports on the epidemic. Risky opioid use could lead to using other drugs, such as heroin or fentanyl. The half a trillion total is a sharp increase from a study released past year that estimated the cost of the opioid epidemic in 2013 at $79 billion. (more...)
Create awareness among school kids on Blue Whale game: SC to states Create awareness among school kids on Blue Whale game: SC to states
- November 21, 2017

The court also directed the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Human Resources Ministry to take necessary steps in this regard. Appearing before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, attorney general KK Venugopal contended that the Centre had conducted many brain-storming sessions with scientists, information techonology experts, internet and social media companies but the solution of the problem remained elusive. (more...)
Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With An Adorable Meme
- November 21, 2017

So ardent was the bromance between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden that the "barackandjoe" Twitter account is a thing. Obama's followers were quick retweet, like and respond to the meme. "Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me", Biden wrote at the time. Biden's wife, Dr Jill Biden, also gave her husband a shout-out on social media, describing him as "the man who still takes my breath away". (more...)
Trump Foundation shutting down to avoid conflicts of interest Trump Foundation shutting down to avoid conflicts of interest
- November 21, 2017

The gradual disbanding of the Donald J. Trump Foundation falls in line with Trump's pledge last December to distance himself from it to avoid any possible conflicts of interest that could arise from overseeing a charity foundation while president. (more...)
Asm. Bocanegra To Resign Next Year Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Asm. Bocanegra To Resign Next Year Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
- November 21, 2017

Bocanegra that the incident was one that "I truly regret, that I am very sorry for, and for which I have accepted responsibility for my actions". Bocanegra said he will resign in a year, on September 1, 2018, and he will "immediately resign my leadership position". (more...)
Crocodile takes stroll on Florida beach Crocodile takes stroll on Florida beach
- November 21, 2017

Video footage showed the croc lying on the shoreline, its head facing toward the sky as waves rolled over its body. Eventually, the crocodile walked back towards the ocean and seemed to soak up the salt water. Officers were seen using a pole with a rope on the end and capturing the reptile. Officials said marine patrol earlier saw the crocodile near the Dania Beach Pier. (more...)
Hasina mourns West Bengal politician Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Hasina mourns West Bengal politician Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
- November 21, 2017

Prof. Mukhi also said that Dasmunshi, in his long public life, was part of several important political and administrative breakthroughs and he took an important role to popularize football in the country. In 1996, he again won the general elections from Howrah and in 1999, he contested the Lok Sabha election from Raigunj Lok Sabha constituency and won. (more...)
Mayfield, Barkley, Love finalists for Maxwell player of year Mayfield, Barkley, Love finalists for Maxwell player of year
- November 21, 2017

The finalists for that were Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb. Noticeably absent from those finalists was Louisville's Lamar Jackson, last season's Heisman victor whose statistics have been even better this season. (more...)
OR signs center Bol Bol, son of the late Manute Bol OR signs center Bol Bol, son of the late Manute Bol
- November 21, 2017

Both Coach Altman and Coach Stubblefield broke down why my style is a bit different from just any other big man. In his post, Bol said growing up he had wanted to play at the University of Kentucky but credited recruitment meetings with Ducks assistant coach Tony Stubblefield for growing his interest in Oregon. (more...)
Cheerleader killed by driver using breathalysing device Cheerleader killed by driver using breathalysing device
- November 21, 2017

As he was doing so, Alexis Butler was backing her Toyota Camry out of a driveway; the driver smashed into her passenger side, with NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reporting police found no tire tracks at the scene to suggest the driver applied the brakes before hitting Butler. (more...)
Tory backlash as Cabinet agrees to increase £20bn Brexit divorce bill
- November 21, 2017

Meanwhile, the spectre of Brexit and what it means for the United Kingdom loomed ever larger when London lost its European Union banking and medicine agencies on Monday (20 November). He said: "Does it want to stay close to the European model or does it want to gradually move away from it?" Mr Barnier's speech to the Centre for European Reform think tank came as a Cabinet committee meets to discuss whether to raise the amount the United Kingdom is prepared to offer the EU to settle its bill. (more...)
As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise
- November 21, 2017

The White House budget director on Sunday said Republicans may need to "game the system" to get their tax plan through the Senate, while GOP Sen. "If it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill we can, then we're OK with taking it out", he added. (more...)
Now on display: The White House Christmas Tree Now on display: The White House Christmas Tree
- November 21, 2017

First ladies typically receive the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but the Trumps are expected to spend the holiday at their home in Palm Beach, Florida. "Being a guest of the White House should only be a dream for small farmers like us, and we are very excited about our trip to Washington", Diane Chapman said . (more...)
Ballot Proposal To Legalize Marijuana Set To Turn In Signatures Ballot Proposal To Legalize Marijuana Set To Turn In Signatures
- November 21, 2017

Their proposal would legalize marijuana, but it would be taxed and regulated by the state. Adults 21 and older could possess up to 2-and-a-half ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants at home. We spoke with folks about how they feel about recreational marijuana. "I consider it just a natural product". "I never felt strongly either way about it". (more...)
The Weather Network unveils 2018 winter forecast The Weather Network unveils 2018 winter forecast
- November 21, 2017

An active storm track will lead to above-average snowfall throughout the southwestern section of the province. Read on for a full analysis of temperature and precipitation in your area. Despite a moderate La Nina in the winter of 2011-2012, Thunder Bay experienced a milder-than-usual winter and significantly less snowfall than normal. (more...)
White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions
- November 21, 2017

For some reason, most reporters played along. She also said Trump was "happy to intervene". Sanders responded quickly, "I think we all are". Other members of the White House Press Corps included military service members, police officers, their families and friends, and their First Amendment rights as things for which they are thankful. (more...)
Padmavati controversy: NCW to seek action against BJP media coordinator Padmavati controversy: NCW to seek action against BJP media coordinator
- November 21, 2017

The NCW, in a statement, said it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports on Amu's remarks. He also praised the Meerut youth for announcing Rs. On the other hand, Karni sena has said that the producers of the film must arrange a show to preview the film so that community could determine what scenes are objectionable. (more...)
Kushner Lawyer: Senate Investigative Committee Playing 'Gotcha Game' Kushner Lawyer: Senate Investigative Committee Playing 'Gotcha Game'
- November 20, 2017

Torshin, who runs an all-Russian organization called The Right to Bear Arms, pitched the campaign's shared values around both Christianity and gun rights, for which Torshin, a lifetime member of the American NRA, is an advocate in Russian Federation. (more...)
Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech
- November 20, 2017

The military has however debunked news of coupe in the country saying it only intervened for the good of the people while confining Mugabe on house arrest. The students also demanded that First Lady Grace Mugabe's PHD be revoked. "He has been our leader for a long time and we have all learned a great deal from him", Mpofu said. (more...)
Gabelli Funds LLC Decreases Holdings in General Motors Company (GM)
- November 20, 2017

General Motors Company now has $63.73B valuation. The stock rose 0.83% or $0.1 reaching $12.11. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) traded down 0.99% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $33.15. Fjarde Ap owns 900,879 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. D E Shaw holds 1.10M shares. At the moment, the top institutional investor at Ford Motor Company (F) is VANGUARD GROUP INC, which now holds 267,944,272 shares. (more...)
Petition submitted before HC seeking removal of Kerala CM Petition submitted before HC seeking removal of Kerala CM
- November 20, 2017

Following the HC's observations, the CPI, the second-largest ally in the CPM-ruled LDF, boycotted a weekly Kerala Cabinet meeting last week to protest CM Pinarayi's non-intervention in Chandy's land encroachment case. The petitioner said the chief minister had described the action as unprecedented. The CPI Ministers had given in writing that they would not participate in the Cabinet meeting as long as Mr. (more...)
Thanksgiving weather forecast looking good in Philadelphia area Thanksgiving weather forecast looking good in Philadelphia area
- November 20, 2017

For the main event on Thursday , you can expect more of the same, with snow showers tapering off over northern New England as the Canadian low moves east. The only accumulating snow around Thanksgiving shows up on Thanksgiving in northern MI. Temperatures should start out around 34 degrees and rise into the lower 40s later in the day, AccuWeather said. (more...)
Thailand's Q3 GDP growth at best pace in four years Thailand's Q3 GDP growth at best pace in four years
- November 20, 2017

Thailand's economy grew at more than 4% for the first time in four-and-a-half years in the third quarter, powered by continued strength in exports as it became the latest Southeast Asian economy to outperform expectations. Leelahaphan added that the currency's upbeat state could go on for the rest of this year and in 2018. The agricultural sector which expanded by 9.9 percent, was another major source for GDP's growth, but it lost pace from 16.1 percent in the previous quarter. (more...)
Off-duty Brazil cop reportedly stops attempted robbery while holding child Off-duty Brazil cop reportedly stops attempted robbery while holding child
- November 20, 2017

Reports state that one of the suspects, 24-year-old Jefferson Alves, pointed the gun at Souza, who identified himself as a police officer, and that's when the chaos started. After dispatching the first gunman, Souza set off after the second. "He should have left the kid somewhere safe", wrote one YouTube user. An off-duty officer who had been holing an infant engaged in a shootout with robbers at a store in Brazil. (more...)
SD marks Transgender Day of Remembrance SD marks Transgender Day of Remembrance
- November 20, 2017

Other statistics collected by GLAAD show slightly different numbers, including more reported trans deaths in 2016 than the HRC report indicates. Both organizations contend that the annual tally of 25 homicides may very well be an incomplete total bearing in mind scant police records and local news reports that misidentify transgender victims by not respecting their chosen gender. (more...)
Disneyland Suspends Southern California Passport Disneyland Suspends Southern California Passport
- November 20, 2017

There's no word on when this annual pass will be reintroduced. The Southern California annual pass option was removed from the Disneyland.com website this morning. Disneyland offered five types of annual passes, ranging in price from $339 to $1,049. The Southern California Passport was available to Southern California residents in ZIP codes from 90000 to 93599, for entry into the park 215 days out of the year, except for Saturdays, holidays, and half of the summer. (more...)
Karti to visit United Kingdom for daughter's admission: SC Karti to visit United Kingdom for daughter's admission: SC
- November 20, 2017

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram was allowed by the Supreme Court on Monday to visit the United Kingdom. The court said in the order that Karti "shall file an undertaking within three days indicating his flight details and that he will come back by December 10, 2017". (more...)

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