‘The poor are punished’: Dorian lays bare inequality in the Bahamas

The tourist destination relies on a life support system of fishermen, hotel workers and laborers. They’ve been hardest hit Holidaymakers queuing at immigration at the Bahamas’ Nassau airport are still serenaded by three pink-shirted men playing jovial music. They are still sunbathing on the beaches and still swimming in the sea. It is as if nothing has changed in paradise. Yet 40 minutes away by plane, on the Abaco Islands,…

September 15, 2019
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‘Confused and fearful’: New Yorkers grapple with Trump immigration policies

Residents of Jackson Heights, one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods, are concerned the new ‘public charge’ rule will put families at risk In a packed room in Jackson Heights – one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York and the US as a whole – cancer survivor Blanca Palomeque explains how the Trump administration’s new policies will force immigrants into making impossible decisions. The 56-year-old from Ecuador, who…

September 15, 2019
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as Australian-British academic jailed in Iran since 2018

Cambridge-educated lecturer in Islamic Studies at Melbourne University has been in prison in Tehran for almost a year The Australian government has named the third person revealed this week to be in detention in prison in Iran as a Melbourne academic who has published work on the 2011 Arab uprisings and on authoritarian governments. British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic who has worked as a lecturer in Islamic Studies at…

September 15, 2019
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‘Few acts more horrific’: former US priest jailed for 30 years for child sexual abuse

Catholic priest Arthur Perrault convicted of ‘long-term’ abuse of altar boy in New Mexico in 1990s A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The US district judge, Martha Vazquez, imposed the sentence on Arthur Perrault, 81, a onetime…

September 15, 2019
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Two protesters arrested over Heathrow drone threat

Flights operate as normal after climate activists ‘blocked by signal-jamming technology’ Two people have been arrested as protesters attempted to fly drones near Heathrow to highlight the role air travel plays in the escalating climate emergency. Activists attempted to launch the first drone at about 3am within the airport’s three-mile (5km) exclusion zone but they said the authorities used jamming technology to prevent it taking off. Continue reading… Original Article…

September 14, 2019
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It’s selfish of Kevin Durant to say what he said about OKC – Dennis Rodman | The Jump

September 14, 2019

Rachel Nichols, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen react to Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant’s comments about the reaction from the Oklahoma City Thunder — and the city of OKC in general — after KD left the team for the Golden State Warriors. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:…

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IMF gives Modi government one more reason to worry

September 14, 2019

Washington: International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said that India’s economic growth is “much weaker” than expected due to corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty and “lingering weakness” in some non-Bank financial companies. “Again, we will have a fresh set of numbers coming up but the recent economic growth in India is much weaker than expected, mainly due to corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty and lingering weakness in some non-Bank financial…

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So long and thanks for the fish: EU trawlers set new course post-Brexit

Amid prolonged political wrangling, families fishing in UK waters for decades are forced to reassess The Beernaert family has been catching sole, turbot and monkfish in north-western Europe for at least three generations. But, because of Brexit, decades of seafaring could soon come to an abrupt end. Benoit Beernaert, the owner of the Mare Nostrum trawler, makes half his annual catch in UK waters. And nobody knows whether his boat…

September 13, 2019
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This 1950s Video Demonstrates Where Best Food Comes From

September 13, 2019

“Where would we be without grass?” It’s a question posed in the video above, titled “Grass: The Big Story,” and released by the USDA circa 1950. Grass farming is emerging as necessary to rejuvenate the soil, produce high-quality food and remedy many of the environmental problems caused by industrial agriculture, but while it’s sometimes viewed as a trendy movement, its benefits have been known for decades. It’s a prime example…

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