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Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:58:38 +0000

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas.

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Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:54:23 +0000

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

CHARLESTON, S.C.  — Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year’s primary election.

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Protesters strip, get painted in Times Square

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:27:50 +0000

Protesters strip, get painted in Times Square

NEW YORK  – Several dozen people stripped naked and got their bodies painted in New York’s Times Square as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.”

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Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:22:52 +0000

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

HAGATNA, Guam — A Catholic group has protested the governor of Guam’s plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies.

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Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:11:21 +0000

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

NEWARK, N.J.  – Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt.

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Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:56:09 +0000

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough.

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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:50:08 +0000

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

PARIS – The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire.

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Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:44:26 +0000

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence.

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Paraguayan NGO distributes free marijuana seeds

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:39:54 +0000

Paraguayan NGO distributes free marijuana seeds

ASUNCION, Paraguay – A nongovernmental organization in Paraguay is distributing free marijuana seeds so that mothers of chronically ill patients can produce CBD oil at home.

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FACES OF THE NEWS: June 16, 2019

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:42:00 +0000

FACES OF THE NEWS: June 16, 2019

This Davao-based veteran journalist, who has been writing news and opinion pieces for Mindanao papers since the 1980s

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A ‘sugar daddy’ and his sweet menagerie

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:38:49 +0000

A ‘sugar daddy’ and his sweet menagerie

A few months after longtime friends Ange dela Cruz and Louisa Poblete-Pantangco launched Pouf

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No mere child’s play: Study shows preschool pays off big later

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:36:03 +0000

No mere child’s play: Study shows preschool pays off big later

Whenever Evee Raypon thinks about preschool, she remembers handling knives.

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Vice News

The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

Credit to Author: Oriana Leckert| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:26:30 +0000

The Lesbian Herstory Archives also include a Japanese “dyketionary” and a diary documenting what it was like to be queer in 1950’s small-town Ohio.


It Sure Looks Like Raptors President Masai Ujiri Was Carded Last Night

Credit to Author: Noel Ransome| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:26:21 +0000

After the Raptors president guided his team to a championship, he was asked for his ID by a cop.


Lena Dunham’s New Show Is About… Finance Bros?

Credit to Author: River Donaghey| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:45:38 +0000

Dunham will EP and direct the new HBO series, ‘Industry.’


Immigration

11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:44:53 +0000

The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.  The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence. Canada’s rural communities employ over four million […]


Toronto Raptors NBA championship a big win for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:22:24 +0000

A Canadian team made up mainly of foreign players and cheered on by thousands of immigrants is now the best in professional basketball.  Last night saw the Toronto Raptors take their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title by defeating the six-time champion Golden State Warriors in six games. The Raptors’ championship run garnered almost as […]


Canada’s Global Talent Stream: Nearly 24,000 visas granted in 2 years

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:12:45 +0000

The Government of Canada this week marked the two-year anniversary of its Global Skills Strategy, which has welcomed nearly 24,000 highly skilled foreign workers through its flagship Global Talent Stream.  The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian employers with easier access to temporary foreign workers with experience in 13 occupational categories in fields such as Information […]


Sports

MLB, MLBPA, Cuba reach deal for players to sign
Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting.


Source: Panthers shutting down Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to play Cam Newton for the final two games because of a shoulder injury and the fact that the team is all but eliminated from playoff contention.


UGA lands Dean in latest recruiting win vs. Bama
Georgia landed a commitment Wednesday from linebacker Nakobe Dean, the No. 23 ranked prospect overall who chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU.


Thunder’s Felton, Schroder suspended 1 game
Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were suspended for one game without pay Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation and participating in the melee that spilled over into the stands.


‘Heartbroken’ Leonard eyes 40 tackles vs. Giants
Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard, who leads the league with 146 tackles, said he was “heartbroken” at being passed over for the Pro Bowl. He said he wants to get 40 tackles against the Giants on Sunday.


Decorated swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23
Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced her retirement at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain as the impetus for her decision.