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Aussies first as 457 scrapped

Aussies first as 457 scrapped Turnbull said the visa change would attract better skilled workers and see Australians employed over cheap foreign workers brought in under the old 457 visa programme. That puts many Kiwis in Australia on the back foot. The government has conceded there are industries that are hard to get young Australians to work in. [Full Article...]

Starbucks calls shifting-color drink a "Unicorn Frappuccino"

Starbucks calls shifting-color drink a There's a whole lot of mysterious left for the eye's imagination. "The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback", the company said. There is no coffee, and it's caffeine free. Sip after sip, there is a fruity transformation - mango, perhaps. But Starbucks says once you stir it, the drink becomes pink, tangy and tart. [Full Article...]

Australia, New Zealand back Trump's fight against Canada's 'very unfair' dairy industry

It said the US has "raised serious concerns with Class 7". He attached a February 17 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that he said showed the American industry's woes were the result of "U.S. That's up from $33 million in 2011, he said. Canada doesn't export any ultra-filtered milk to the US and simply wants to find a domestic market for a product that is in too great a supply re... [Full Article...]

Penn State's annual White Out game set for October 21st vs. MI

Penn State's annual White Out game set for October 21st vs. MI MI is 2-2 all-time in those games - scoring victories in 2006 and 2015, with losses coming in 2010 and 2013. The Wolverines beat Penn State, 49-10, at Michigan Stadium a year ago. Penn State will be coming off its bye week before playing Michigan on October 21st, then the Nittany Lions will travel to play Ohio State and Michigan State in the next two weeks. [Full Article...]

Two suspects detained for hatching terrorist attack ahead of Presidential elections

Two suspects detained for hatching terrorist attack ahead of Presidential elections The siren call of Le Pen's "France first" nationalist rhetoric, and Melenchon's late surge, left Europe's second-largest country and third-biggest economy at a crossroads, with its future in the European Union up for grabs. Macron and Le Pen are tied on 22-23 percent, with Fillon improving to around 21 percent and Melenchon surging as high as 20 percent in some polls. "A video intercepted on Apr... [Full Article...]

Analyst Research Roundup: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON)

Analyst Research Roundup: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) Morgan Stanley now owns 4,527,107 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $136,493,000 after buying an additional 1,305,002 shares during the period. Applied Materials had a net margin of 15.90% and a return on equity of 28.09%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 39.2% compared to the same quarter past year. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May calls general election

May's Conservatives have 330 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons and are polling well ahead of Labour, the main Opposition party. "The prime minister's attempt to dodge scrutiny shows how she holds the public in contempt", he said. Nobody expects the new election to undo that decision. The Lib Dems now have just nine seats in Parliament. The prospect of leaving the European Union with no ... [Full Article...]

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

Besides that, in the past the call for dialogue was repeatedly included in the UN Security Council press statements concerning missile launches by Pyongyang and this did not arouse any doubts from Washington. Diplomats speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that Russian Federation objected because a sentence in the draft expressing the council's commitment "to a peaceful, d... [Full Article...]

French Presidential Candidate Macron Takes Page From American Political Playbook

The foiled plot sparked fears that the closing days of the campaign could be a target for extremists ahead of Sunday's vote, the country's most unpredictable election in decades. The newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro, quoting unnamed sources close to the investigation, said that the front page in the video showed a photograph of conservative candidate Francois Fillon, arousing fears that he migh... [Full Article...]

Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack - chemical weapons watchdog

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said today in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month. Inquiries confirmed the attacks at Ghouta back in August 2013 released sarin on a relatively large scale, but the perpetrators have never been formally identifie... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley: Reported Killings of Gay People in Chechnya 'Cannot Be Ignored'

Nikki Haley: Reported Killings of Gay People in Chechnya 'Cannot Be Ignored' This meeting, she said , will "underscore our commitment to addressing human rights abuses wherever they threaten worldwide peace and security". Novaya Gazeta , the paper that first reported the kidnappings and torture, said that Chechen clergy leaders and public figures passed a resolution calling the reports "absolute lies and slander" and urging "every sensible person to fight the spread ... [Full Article...]

'F**k off back to India' - Irish woman's racist outburst caught on camera

'F**k off back to India' - Irish woman's racist outburst caught on camera Jesus come on the Irish, come on the Republic. According to the Twitter user , who did not want her name published, the woman was reacting angrily to another passenger having a bag on a seat. A spokesman for Irish Rail told the Irish Independent that behaviour like this will not be tolerated on their service. "Obviously we are grateful that another customer was able to share it so that we c... [Full Article...]

Religious Nuns To Be Given 'Sole Ownership' Of New National Maternity Hospital

Religious Nuns To Be Given 'Sole Ownership' Of New National Maternity Hospital Update: 9am: Over 50,000 people have signed an online petition in a bid to block the Government from handing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity. He said it is "inappropriate" for the State to invest €300m of taxpayers' money into a new maternity hospital that would have a strong religious influence. [Full Article...]

Public disapproves of Ivanka and Jared's White House roles

Fewer voters have unfavorable opinions of the first family than President Donald Trump, but a majority disapprove of the adviser roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters published Wednesday. [Full Article...]

O'Reilly Still Denies Harassment Allegations After Fox News Ouster

By the evening, "The O'Reilly Factor" no longer bore his name, simply titled " The Factor ". "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that he will not be returning to the Fox News Channel", Efe news agency quoted the network's parent company as saying in a statement . [Full Article...]

IFP backs UDM's court bid for secret ballot in no confidence motion

IFP backs UDM's court bid for secret ballot in no confidence motion The EFF and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) reportedly filed papers in support of the United Democratic Movement (UDM)'s application to the Constitutional Court this week. "Accordingly‚ this application does not involve the separation of powers doctrine". "The secret ballot will allow members of the National Assembly to give effect to their conscience in this regard". [Full Article...]

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

Tillerson came to the conclusion Tuesday during a routine, quarterly report to Congress on Iran's progress in the nuclear deal. Former President Barack Obama would have agreed with all the charges: that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, that it supports proxies which undermine USA interests in the region, that it's hostile to Israel and that its ballistic missile tests challenge UN Security ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom parliament approves June 8 general election

The European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May over the phone on Tuesday evening on the subject. Britain's prime minister has defended her decision to seek a snap election. After a sizeable jump on Tuesday, the pound held onto its gains on Wednesday, hovering at just over $1.284 just after noon, and closing in on €1.198. [Full Article...]

15% of Facebook Employees on H-1B Visas

15% of Facebook Employees on H-1B Visas No matter, he's right on the overall thrust of this executive order. "We're sending a powerful signal to the world", Trump said during his speech on Tuesday. Many potential candidates lose out in the current complex lottery system, he told the E-Commerce Times. And Trump once again said the North American Free Trade Agreement should be scrapped unless major changes to benefit USA firms a... [Full Article...]

United States again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

United States again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea The pressure will keep ratcheting up until Pyongyang stops conducting missile tests and demonstrates it is willing to engage in negotiations, said Susan Thornton, the acting assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs. It featured a senior official, Choe Ryong Hae, warning of "all-out war" if North Korea is attacked. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking to rep... [Full Article...]


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