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Senate confirms Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

Bush administration. Acosta, working with whomever is named to fill the role of head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), will oversee the implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule reforms championed by the Obama White House. Continua a leggere...

White House: Conditions not right for Kim Jong Un meeting

Pompeo's visit coincided with news that the controversial United States missile defence system known as THAAD - whose deployment has angered China - is now operational in South Korea. "I don't see this happening anytime soon", Spicer added. The visit comes after North Korea conducted another missile test on Saturday, and a USA aircraft carrier group was in nearby waters. Continua a leggere...

South Africa's Cosatu labour groups cancels May Day speeches after Zuma booed

South Africa's Cosatu labour groups cancels May Day speeches after Zuma booed A scuffle broke out between the anti- and pro-Zuma groups shortly after the president arrived‚ and some punches were thrown. After much controversy, President Jacob Zuma officially signed the bill into law on Saturday, 29 April which allowing for increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of prominent individuals in the country, including himself. Continua a leggere...

'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

Currently, Asian countries are the largest holders of 457 visas. People now on a 457 visa, which lasts for four years, will be exempt from the new regulations. Both visas will require migrants to have two years of prior work experience, a higher standard of English , a cleared criminal history check and to have completed mandatory labour market testing. Continua a leggere...

Maine governor sues his state's attorney general

Maine governor sues his state's attorney general Gov. Paul R. LePage has sued Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills in Kennebec County Superior Court over her office's refusal to represent the state in a number of cases relating to President Trump's executive orders on immigration. ME is the only one of the 50 US states where the attorney general is elected by the state legislature, rather than elected by voters or appointed by the governor. Continua a leggere...

Coulter on Berkeley Speech: 'They Were Hoping I Would Cancel'

Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, the rally's final speaker, read some of the speech Coulter meant to give and called her a hero who was censored and betrayed. These days, her ability to elicit that reaction seems to be the main reason Coulter gets campus bookings in the first place. Coulter then insisted publicly that she would go through with her speech on Thursday, over the university's ob... Continua a leggere...

Trump wins support for possible WTO action on Canada dairy

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has welcomed U.S. Donald Trump's swipe at the Canadian dairy industry, saying that it's not just American farmers who are losing out. Despite Trump's promises to find a "solution" to the dispute, Stephenson said dairy farmers aren't holding their breath. Trudeau is anxious about Trump's protectionist talk and has repeatedly sent his ministers to t... Continua a leggere...

Trump administration to roll back some school meal standards

Finally, after eight long years, our nation's youth are going to get a decent lunch at school again! Holding a placard was grandmother Sharon Walters from Leesburg."My children who had school lunches are in their 30s". USDA will take all necessary regulatory actions to implement a long-term solution. School lunches have seen a radical makeover in the past five years. Continua a leggere...

Trump to NRA: You've Got a Friend in Me

Trump to NRA: You've Got a Friend in Me The NRA was a huge ally to Trump during his rise a year ago, endorsing him earlier than it usually offers its support to candidates and spending huge sums to help boost him in some key states . President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", this time before a crowd at a convention for the National Rifle Association. Continua a leggere...

Gunman calls ex-girlfriend as he unleashed terror by a pool

Officers flying above the scene saw the suspect in the pool area appearing to reload a large-caliber handgun, officials said. According to the Times-Union, authorities said the shooter was white and all the victims were people of color - four black women, two black men and one Latino man. Continua a leggere...

Gov't relaxes healthy standard for school meals

Gov't relaxes healthy standard for school meals Pat Roberts after joining Perdue and a group of fifth-graders Monday for lunch at the school in Virginia. "We are allowing 1 percent flavored milk in our school lunch program". "This will lock in very high levels of sodium in school lunches", said Margo Wootan from CSPI. The language only would apply to the 2017-2018 school year . Continua a leggere...

F1 round-up: Bottas claims Russian GP for his first ever win

But the 27-year-old, who was plucked from Williams to fill Rosberg's championship-winning seat only in January, responded in exemplary fashion and must now be considered as a real threat, not only to Hamilton, and his de facto number one status at Mercedes, but perhaps Vettel, for this year's title, too. Continua a leggere...

Eleven Syrian Kurds reported killed in clash with Turks

Eleven Syrian Kurds reported killed in clash with Turks Erdogan also told a conference in Istanbul that United States support for Kurdish militia fighters inside Syria was damaging solidarity between Washington and Ankara, but that relations could turn a page under President Donald Trump. The YPG issue has been a source of tension between Ankara and Washington for a long time. "We will be forced to continue [our offensives]", Erdogan said. Continua a leggere...

Morto Valentino Parlato, tra i fondatori del Manifesto

Morto Valentino Parlato, tra i fondatori del Manifesto Valentino Parlato era nato a Tripoli il 7 febbraio del 1931 da una famiglia originaria di Favara, in Sicilia. Lo stesso quotidiano da lui fondato, il Manifesto , lo ricorda oggi sul sito internet con un " Ciao Vale ". Tra i suoi lavori di maggior prestigio bisogna annoverare la cura delle opere di Adam Smith, Lenin, Antonio Gramsci e Mu'ammar Gheddafi . Nei ranghi del Pci, divenne esponen... Continua a leggere...

Georgia election a 'wake-up call' for US Republicans

Pelosi remains an unpopular figure in the district, which includes GOP-leaning territory in three metro Atlanta counties: Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb. "[She used] our tax dollars to pay for her luxury SUV then jetted around on our dime", the ad says of Handel's tenure as Georgia's secretary of state". Continua a leggere...

'Mr. Gorilla' helps real apes with his London marathon finish

'Mr. Gorilla' helps real apes with his London marathon finish His original plan was to raise 1,500 pounds ($2,000) for the group dedicated to protecting endangered gorillas in their native habitat, but news of his efforts spread and he raised more than 10 times his original goal. The Putney-based policeman said that he had run the marathon in the gorilla suit past year, but this time wanted to do "that little bit more". In his costume, the policeman has ta... Continua a leggere...

Trump, Kim Jong Un unlikely to meet 'any time soon': White House

Trump, Kim Jong Un unlikely to meet 'any time soon': White House McMaster was responding to the controversy Trump stirred up last week with South Korea, a key USA ally in Asia. However, instead of working with Congress, the Trump administration and Sessions will be reevaluating existing laws and making recommendations to Trump for new regulations . Continua a leggere...

Milano, incidente: pirata della strada fugge e lascia morire l'altro autista

Gli agenti della Polizia locale stanno visionando le immagini delle telecamere della zona per cercare di individuarlo. Pare che la l'Audi assassina sia stata rubata Quanto alla vittima è che è stata vergognosamente abbandonata nell'auto, è rimasta intrappolata in un groviglio di lamiere tanto che i vigili hanno dovuto lavorare a lungo per estrarre l'automobilista dall'abitacolo; l'uomo era ormai... Continua a leggere...

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Top tax rate for pass-through businesses (e.g., partnerships, sole proprietorships) would be reduced from 39.6% to 15%. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has argued for keeping all options on the table, including a gas tax increase that would be offset by tax reductions in other areas of state government. Continua a leggere...

Supreme Court, with Gorsuch onboard, hears church-state case

Supreme Court, with Gorsuch onboard, hears church-state case New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch waited only 15 minutes before asking his first questions in a case dealing with employment discrimination Monday. If the court rules in favor of the church, it could narrow the separation between church and state. For example, Gorsuch will take over the court's internal Cafeteria Committee, dealing with the vexing questions of food service in the building... Continua a leggere...


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