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WASHINGTON: Two powerful US Senators have announced they will introduce a legislation which, if passed by the Congress, would give preference to foreigners studying in American universities, a move that will tighten the noose around the H-1B visa programme and could hurt Indian IT firms. The bill - to be introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley and Dick Durban - will require US Citizenship and Immigration Services to prioritise for the first time annual allocation of H-1B visas. It will ensure the "best and brightest" students being educated in the US receive preference for an H-1B visa, a statement issued by the Senators said. The preference system also gives a leg up to advanced degree holders, those being paid a high wage, and those with valuable skills, it said. "Congress created these programmes to complement America's high-skilled workforce, not replace it.
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That’s a dismal prospect, to be sure. But Donald Trump has created a moment of real opportunity not just for fat cats, conservatives and the disgruntled, but for leftists who envision a more equitable and inclusive America than they do. And we are fast rising to his challenge. The Republicans didnt win because of “dark money” or Russian hackers. They won because fifty years ago they put forth what they saw as a patriotic, conservative program for radical change in a liberal society. Then they did the necessary thing: they committed to the long haul against the hated liberals, and went to work in deadly earnest at the grassroots, on the airwaves, in school boards, city halls, state houses and Congress, to impose that program wherever they could. The program calls on Americans to despise, distrust and shrink at all costs our federal government, cut taxes recklessly, stop trying to regulate the economy, privatize everything possible, carry firearms for self-defense, wage permanent war for self-defense, discredit science and educated discourse in general, eviscerate public education, incarcerate the “undesirable,” let “markets” see to the people’s well-being.
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In the past, Trump’s accessibility created headaches for his aides, who couldnt always control who he was speaking to or what he was saying A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview. The call went to voicemail and the reporter did not leave a message. About an hour later, Trump called back. It’s hard to imagine many politiciansparticularly one about to become president of the United Statescalling back an unknown number. How Trump operates With Trump, it’s simply how business gets done, whether he’s fielding calls from real estate partners and longtime friends or foreign leaders and congressional lawmakers in the weeks after the election. But as Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, the future of his ever-present Android smartphone is now a matter of national security.
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S. President-elect Donald Trump, who will take office Friday. Much of Hollywood opposed Trump in the 2016 elections and instead raised millions of dollars for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Redford did reflect on one of his most notable roles, as Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward in the 1976 Watergate thriller All the President's Men, saying he learned the value of investigative journalism. "Dig in and dig deep — those two things affected my filmmaking attitude," he said. A leading Hollywood man in the 1970s and 1980s, Redford created the annual Sundance gathering in Park City, Utah, to showcase independent film and talent outside of the big studios. This year, the festival has a slew of documentaries exploring topics mined from recent headlines, as well as a showcase of climate change films. Redford said the festival would not take a stance on current U.
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It's the governments that pit us against each other. The positive thing is, apparently Putin and Trump have a nice relationship. I hope it's for real. Trump's open admiration of Putin has created expectations of improved relations between Washington and Moscow. Trump has not yet articulated a clear policy on Russia, and some of his Cabinet nominees have voiced decidedly hawkish stances. In turn, Putin has expressed hope that common sense will prevail and Russia and the United States will be able to normalize relations once Trump takes office Friday. The Thursday night event at Arbat 13 club was the first of at least two private parties scheduled in Moscow to celebrate Trump's passage from president-elect to commander in chief. Willi Tokarev, 82, a singer who emigrated to the U.S. in the mid-1970s and soon became a music legend, topped the entertainment bill with his song Trumplissimo America! Trump, Trump symbol of America.
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Over 100 images from NASA New Horizons mission, which flew within 7,800 miles (12,500 km) of the icy dwarf, were used to simulate the descent seen here.
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Supporters worry what could happen if they are repealed. A signature part was created by Paul. The rock provisions that hopefully can take care of things without disrupting the whole market. To stop the next crisis.
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A Moscow-based mobile company presented a gold-plated Orthodox-themed smartphone worth 1.5 million roubles (€23,680, $25,128), on Thursday. The mobile was made to commemorate Epiphany, and features a large cross that is engraved with messages from the Orthodox Church. The golden phone is equipped with 18-carat gold buttons and an outer shell of bronze covered in gold leaf. In total, 988 of the phones have been created honouring the year that Russia accepted baptism into its culture. Gresso press officer, Anatoly Sautin, explained the reason for the phone's minimalistic style. He said, "we wanted to minimise users' Internet addiction and concentrate on the mobile itself and the real world, not a virtual one." He said that the Orthodox phone is about "responsibility" and "ethics", and so it was appropriate to present the first phone to the head of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.
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He predicts the new president "will not take well to diplomatic niceties and ways of doing business — to his discredit and perhaps downfall." Stempel told VOA that his friends and former colleagues in Washington predict a wholesale departure of senior career diplomats who will not tolerate Trump's "narcissistic ways, which are the opposite of diplomacy." The concern extends to the other side of the Atlantic, according to Boston University's Goldstein, who told VOA that Trump's comments are "having shockwaves across Europe, especially those areas only liberated from Soviet control 25 years ago." Trump has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for a soft stance toward Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. Goldstein, founder of the journal Diplomacy and Statecraft, acknowledged the possibility of significant diplomatic realignments in the near future because of Washington and the uncertainty created by Britain, the other stabilizer within the alliance, leaving the European Union.
Forbes
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When she was a mid-career MBA student at the London Business School in 2005, Priya Krishnan was asked to write her own obituary, an unusual assignment by most means. But the assignment inspired her and provided a sturdy foundation for her future business.
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We have very, very wealthy - we are a very wealthy country and to suggest we can't look after our people. Food banks created over the years... He's saying... Hang on, say it again because we missed you? Over these years I've seen food banks and you are saying, we give away all our money, why have we got food banks? We haven't given away all our money.
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They make choices about whether they change the top rate of tax, for example. We have very, very wealthy - we are a very wealthy country and to suggest we can't look after our people. Food banks created over the years... He's saying... Hang on, say it again because we missed you? Over these years I've seen food banks and you are saying, we give away all our money, why have we got food banks? We haven't given away all our money.
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Similarly, Trump's position on America's nuclear power have not strayed from existing policy. His pronouncement to greatly expand US nuclear capabilities, even if it resulted in an arms race, were condemned as frightening and dangerous , but again missed the mark. As pointed out , the Obama administration has already created the largest nuclear modernization program since the 1980s, including the purchase of new weapons and advanced delivery systems. The arms race is already happening. Finally, a continuing worry about the Trump presidency has been its treatment of the press, a concern reinvigorated after he again derided reporters at a press conference last week. What the flurry of criticism and horror that followed omitted was that Trump's intolerance for transparency and press freedoms too is directly in the footsteps of President Obama. First, the Obama administration's transparency record was bleak.
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