Defendant Who Conspired to Murder U.S. Soldiers Sentenced to 26 Years Imprisonment

This post was originally published on this siteEarlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release by United States District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf for his role in conspiring to murder U.S. soldiers in Iraq. ‘Isa pleaded guilty … Read moreDefendant Who Conspired to Murder U.S. Soldiers Sentenced to 26 Years Imprisonment

Former CEO of Two U.S. Government Contractors Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Government Documents

This post was originally published on this siteThe former CEO of two U.S. government contractors pleaded guilty today to falsifying documents in an effort to increase his companies’ competitiveness, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko. Please follow and … Read moreFormer CEO of Two U.S. Government Contractors Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Government Documents

Environment and Natural Resources Division Releases Accomplishments Report for FY2018

This post was originally published on this site“I am pleased to share the 2018 accomplishments of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Clark.  “The Division achieved many impressive enforcement successes in fiscal year 2018, and I am immensely proud of the hard work … Read moreEnvironment and Natural Resources Division Releases Accomplishments Report for FY2018

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of the Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Co.–Vantage Holdings Inc. Merger

This post was originally published on this site“After a thorough investigation of the proposed transaction, and after working with the Louisiana Attorney General’s office and the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the Antitrust Division determined that the combination of Blue Cross and Vantage is unlikely to result in harm to American consumers.” Please follow and like … Read moreStatement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of the Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Co.–Vantage Holdings Inc. Merger

RBA Untroubled By Mortgage Arrears {Gasp}

This post was originally published on this siteThe RBA’s Jonathan Kearns, Head of Financial Stability Department spoke to the Property Council. He said that the share of banks’ housing loans in arrears is now back around the level reached in 2010, the highest it has been for many years. But arrears are still well below … Read moreRBA Untroubled By Mortgage Arrears {Gasp}

Dwellings Fell By $172.7 Bn In March Quarter To $6.6 Bn

This post was originally published on this siteResidential property prices fell 3.0 per cent in the March quarter 2019, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Through the year growth in property prices fell 10.3 per cent in Sydney and 9.4 per cent in Melbourne. Adelaide (0.8 per cent) and … Read moreDwellings Fell By $172.7 Bn In March Quarter To $6.6 Bn

RBA Minutes – 4.5% Unemployment Target Means More Rate Cuts Ahead [Never Mind Savers!]

This post was originally published on this siteThe RBA released their minutes today which clearly signals further rate cuts ahead as they drive toward to goal of 4.5% unemployment – the latest magic figure when wages will start to rise. Savers be dammed, to try and get household spending up. International Economic Conditions Members commenced … Read moreRBA Minutes – 4.5% Unemployment Target Means More Rate Cuts Ahead [Never Mind Savers!]

Mortgage Arrears Higher Again In April

This post was originally published on this siteThe S&P Spin Index for April shows a further rise in mortgage defaults, with WA and QLD leading the way. Only the ACT fell. Now of course these are a myopic cross selection of loans, because they are those in the securitised pools. However, the rising trend continues. … Read moreMortgage Arrears Higher Again In April

State Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

This post was originally published on this sitepublished 2019-06-17 19:53:01 by Gregg Re The State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the “Northern Triangle” countries — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — unless their governments take “concrete action” to stem the flow of migrants towards the United States. The aggressive move came less … Read moreState Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

State Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

This post was originally published on this site The State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the “Northern Triangle” countries — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — unless their governments take “concrete action” to stem the flow of migrants towards the United States. The aggressive move came less than two weeks after the … Read moreState Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes

How the Reserve Bank would make quantitative easing work

This post was originally published on this siteFrom The Conversation. With its official cash rate now expected to fall below 1% to a new extraordinarily low close to zero, all sorts of people are saying that the Reserve Bank is in danger of “running out of ammunition.” Ammunition might be needed if, as during the … Read moreHow the Reserve Bank would make quantitative easing work

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue

This post was originally published on this siteEditor’s note: Sanctions and tariffs work. HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations for the year. Please follow and like us:

Guatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

This post was originally published on this site TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — President Trump’s effort to reduce illegal immigration is showing results far south of the border, with Mexico and Guatemala stepping up efforts to deter and detain the surge of migrants from Central America. Mexico claims to have deployed 791 new immigration agents and … Read moreGuatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

Guatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

This post was originally published on this sitepublished 2019-06-17 17:07:02 by William La Jeunesse TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — President Trump’s effort to reduce illegal immigration is showing results far south of the border, with Mexico and Guatemala stepping up efforts to deter and detain the surge of migrants from Central America. Mexico claims to have … Read moreGuatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure

Search on for missing Indian-American scientist

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2019: The Sacramento community is rallying around the family of an Indian-American scientist who went missing on June 10. Vijay Kumar, 57, was last known to be at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, wearing a blue plaid collar shirt and … Read moreSearch on for missing Indian-American scientist

NYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

This post was originally published on this site Mon, Jun 17th 2019 @ 4:08 pm EDT As the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border shows no signs of slowing down, reaching record high levels not seen in over a decade, the U.S. may be facing another surge. However, this one does not … Read moreNYTimes: New Border Surge Originating From Central Africa

International Staffing Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

This post was originally published on this siteChicago-based Staff Management | SMX (SMX), which provides temporary employees to the light-industrial sector worldwide, has agreed to pay a female former employee $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. … Read moreInternational Staffing Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Our So-Called Foreign Policy: Time to “Lead from Behind” on the Gulf?

This post was originally published on this siteIt sounds like a global nightmare scenario like those described in Cold War thrillers like “Fail Safe” – Middle East militants from someplace start attacking shipping in the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world’s oil supplies flow, and the international economy teeters on the brink … Read moreOur So-Called Foreign Policy: Time to “Lead from Behind” on the Gulf?

Links to my interviews on Fox & Friends First and Breitbart Radio

This post was originally published on this site Hi Gang: On June 13, 2019 I was interviewed on Fox & Friends First and on June 10, 2019 I was interviewed on Breitbart Radio that airs on Sirius/XM. Immigration was the focus for both interviews.   Breitbart posted an article about my interview that included a … Read moreLinks to my interviews on Fox & Friends First and Breitbart Radio

Samsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains

This post was originally published on this siteEditors note: The US is decoupling from China. The rest of the world is beginning to follow. In its heyday, Samsung’s complex in Huizhou in the northern part of the Pearl River Delta was the South Korean company’s largest Chinese factory, producing one in five smartphones sold in … Read moreSamsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains

Sen. McConnell Promises ‘Freestanding’ Immigration Funding Bill

This post was originally published on this site Mon, Jun 17th 2019 @ 11:15 am EDT Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) promised a freestanding funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border today in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” The bill would appropriate $5 billion to address humanitarian concerns, not … Read moreSen. McConnell Promises ‘Freestanding’ Immigration Funding Bill

Georgia resident sues USCIS for unlawful delay in H-4 EAD processing

This post was originally published on this siteBY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2019: A lawsuit filed recently in the district court of Washington DC on behalf of a Cumming, GA resident and three other Indian women alleges the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has slowed down the processing of  H-4 and H-4 … Read moreGeorgia resident sues USCIS for unlawful delay in H-4 EAD processing

How Cancelling More Can Earn you More… Without Risking Deactivation

This post was originally published on this siteYou may have read Jay Cradeur’s story and video about ride “screening,” the practice of rejecting trips that don’t make financial sense for drivers. You may also be worried that cancelling too much could lead to deactivation. RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin went undercover to find out how Lyft … Read moreHow Cancelling More Can Earn you More… Without Risking Deactivation

Exchanging open data strategies with civil society groups in Nepal

This post was originally published on this site Photos by Louisa Dennison Kathmandu, Nepal’s open data ecosystem is a growing space, where I.T. professionals and advocates come together to support Nepal’s governments at all levels and work toward social impact. The Sunlight Foundation was invited by Development Initiatives and The Asia Foundation to provide a … Read moreExchanging open data strategies with civil society groups in Nepal