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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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A fatal Tesla Model S crash last May was not fault of the electronic car company's autopilot driving system, an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded. An Ohio man was killed in Williston, Florida on May 7 when his Model S crashed into the side of a semi-tractor trailer that was crossing both lanes of a divided highway in front of the victim’s oncoming vehicle. The NHTSA has concluded the male driver was distracted for at least seven seconds before impact, meaning he should have seen the transport he crashed into. The report called it a period of extended distraction (at least seven seconds). That seven-second period should have given the driver enough time to take “some action,” NHTSA communications director Bryan Thomas told The Verge, although he added there is no way to know if “that was enough time to avoid or mitigate the crash.
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I dont know what more evidence we need” to invade Iraq without allowing international weapons-inspectors to complete any new investigation into the matter. But that ‘IAEA’ ‘report’ was actually fictitious — it didnt even exist. That 7 September 2002 lie by Bush was stenographically reported to the (unfortunately) trusting public, by the many propaganda-organizations (callednewsmedia) — none of which (except the small Washington Times ) reported its blatant falsehoodnone of them published to readers that, as the IAEA asserted, There’s never been a report like that [which Bush alleged] issued from this agency.” ThatIAEA reportBush referenced, had simply been cooked-up by George W. Bush and endorsed by Tony Blair. Like one great journalist bannered, “Everyone Knew that Iraq Didnt Have WMDs” . Among those “Everyone” was Tony Blair himself, but his participation in Bush’s hoax would already have been obvious by no later than 7 September 2002, when Prime Minister Blair was accompanying U.
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Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 21-year-old Blake Anderson of Slave Lake and 24-year-old Patrick Letendre of Atikameg. Both men are wanted on second-degree murder charges.
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The Israeli commissioner of police has issued an unusual statement saying that officers in Israel are actively preparing for the arrival of the Messiah. Roni Alsheikh states that his department are anticipating large crowds of people when the Son of God arrives in the Holy Land. “When the Messiah comes, everyone will want to [approach] him so it will get very crowded,” Alsheikh was quoted as saying in Breaking Israel News. “That will be a time when we will have to be very strong in respecting our fellow.” Wnd.com reports: The commissioner stated the police want to enactpreventative measures [regarding] how to strengthen mutual consideration for our fellow.” In other reported comments, Alsheikh was far more explicit. “There is no doubt that happiness and serving God will bring us closer,” he said. “Soon, God willing, we will need to start preparing for the security operation necessary upon the arrival of the Messiah.
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
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President Barack Obama has pulled back the curtain on aspects of the U.S. drone killing program, but as he prepared to leave office this week his administration made a legal move to prevent a judge from pulling the curtain back even further. Last July, a federal judge in New York issued a 191-page legal opinion resolving an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit demanding dozens of Justice Department, Defense Department and CIA documents relating to the use of armed drones to kill individuals abroad. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon’s ruling appears to have largely favored the government’s right to keep the records under wraps. However, McMahon seemed to accept the ACLU’s arguments for disclosure in a few areas and she accused the government of “chutzpah” over some of its contentions. Because the government declared much of her opiniontop secret,” it’s difficult to assess.
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Nottingham Forest fans have been reacting to the publication of two separate statements tonight. Reds owner Fawaz Al Hasawi issued an open letter to fans, saying he would like to publicly reiterate my dedication to the club and its fans. Last Friday, talks with an American consortium, led by John Jay Moores, who wanted to buy the club collapsed the second time an attempted takeover of the Reds has come to nothing this season. In an open letter to fans, Al Hasawi said he...
Nottingham Evening Post
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Nottingham Forest fans have been reacting to the publication of two separate statements tonight. Reds owner Fawaz Al Hasawi issued an open letter to fans, saying he would like to publicly reiterate my dedication to the club and its fans. Last Friday, talks with an American consortium, led by John Jay Moores, who wanted to buy the club collapsed the second time an attempted takeover of the Reds has come to nothing this season. In an open letter to fans, Al Hasawi said he...
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(WASHINGTON) In his last major act as president, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. The move brings Obama's bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. Obama has now commuted the sentences of 1,715 people, more than any other president in U.S. history. During his presidency Obama freed 568 inmates serving life sentences. The final batch of commutations is the most any U.S. president has issued in a single day. It's the culmination of a second-term effort to remedy consequences of decades of onerous sentencing requirements that Obama's said put tens of thousands of drug offenders behind bars for too long. Obama repeatedly called on Congress to act broadly, but lawmakers never did.
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17 after Burisma Group companies paid the state budget Hr 180 million in unpaid taxes. One of the group’s companies that paid the settlement was Esko-Pivnich, where the defendant was an accountant. “Why have the proceedings regarding Zlochevsky’s possible illegal enrichment led to the proceedings against an accountant at Esko-Pivnich for tax evasion?” Kaleniuk asks. Zlochevsky was taken off the wanted list even before the final settlement, in October, after another Kyiv court issued an order to prosecutors because his case hadnt been actively investigated for a year. Zlochevsky has never revealed where he has been living in the past three years. In December, a Ukrainian journalist published photos of a man she said was Zlochevsky dining in Vienna with Ihor Kononenko, a lawmaker with President Petro Poroshenko’s faction and Poroshenko’s close associate.
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How do you expect the Trump administration will impact small business owners? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights . Answer by Marco Zappacosta , Co-founder & CEO, Thumbtack , on Quora . The first thing to keep in mind is, small businesses are by-and-large more impacted by local and state regulation than they are by federal laws. This has been a common theme when surveying our professionals. Since 2012, Thumbtack has issued economic sentiment surveys that ask thousands of small business entrepreneurs about the public policies that affect their ability to start, operate and grow a business. In fact, it is now the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of government policy in the United States. While it's still too early to tell for sure what the impact of President-elect Trump will be on the conditions in the small business economy, the top two policy issues our pros want the new administration to focus on are healthcare and access to capital.
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