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GUAM WAR CLAIMS DESERVE SUPPORT

Editorial. Pacific Daily News. HAGATNA, Guam (July 14) - Our elected officials need to fully support war claims proposal. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Benjamin Cruz, who was a member of the Guam War Claims Review Commission, is urging local leaders to support the commission’s war claims recommendations, and we agree.
 

FIJI ISLANDS COURT REFUSES TO OVERTURN GOVERNMENT DECISION AGAINST NEWSPAPER

SUVA, Fiji Islands (April 26, 2000 - PINA/IFEX)---On April 26, 2000, a Fiji Islands High Court judge rejected an application by "The Fiji Times" to quash the government decision to refuse to renew the work permit of the company's editor-in-chief. "The Fiji Times" had sought a judicial review of....

Mexico: 9 found dead in back of truck in Guerrero state

Nine men were found murdered in the back of a small cargo truck Saturday in the troubled southern state of Guerrero, Mexican authorities said, The Washington Post reported. State prosecutors said in a statement that the men were apparently kidnapped Thursday and reported missing the following night.

All the ‘leaks’ leaves budget night feeling flat

Treasurer Scott Morrison - with Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann - at last week's announcement of tax cuts to help small brewers. It's just one example of politicians' habit of announcing what's in the budget before budget night. Picture: Alex Ellinghausen. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will be handing down his budget on Tuesday.

WA govt calls for remote housing cash

The West Australian government wants to see Commonwealth funding for remote indigenous housing reinstated in Tuesday's federal budget. The 10-year National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing has seen WA receive an average annual federal government contribution of about $100 million and is due to expire in June.

NT hopes for City Deal, youth justice cash

Nicole Manison wants federal funding for the Darwin City Deal and the juvenile detention system. The Northern Territory will welcome whatever help it gets in the federal budget after its own woeful budget last Tuesday revealed soaring debts, deficits and predictions of a weak post-gas boom economy.

Vic wants fair infrastructure budget spend

Victoria is using its rivalry with NSW to argue for a greater slice of the federal infrastructure pie. When federal Treasurer Scott Morrison hands down his budget on Tuesday, his Victorian Labor counterpart wants Canberra to balance the scales. "Victoria will be looking for a bigger share of....

Sydney fire victims affected by 000 outage

A Sydney woman says she was forced to leave her burning home and drive to a local fire station to get help during a triple-zero system failure. Mary Anne Gongon says her husband Apollo Karanges received burns to 40 per cent of his body in a fire that tore through their Redfern home on Friday.

NASA Sends Probe on Mission to Map Out Mars’ Interior

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California – NASA has moved a step closer to learning about the interior of the neighboring planet of Mars with the successful lift-off at 4:05 am (1105 GMT) Saturday of a new probe. The new InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat....

More Than 1,200 Arrests during Massive Anti-Putin Protests in Russia

MOSCOW – Russian police arrested on Saturday more than 1,200 people at demonstrations held in close to 20 cities to protest the upcoming swearing in of President Vladimir Putin for a fourth term. Half of the arrests took place at a Moscow rally organized by the country’s main opposition leader,....

Nine Dead Bodies Found in Abandoned Truck in Southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities found on Saturday nine dead bodies inside a truck that was abandoned on the side of the road near the town of Tixtla, in the southern state of Guerrero. The state prosecutor’s office was notified about the discovery at 9:00 am (1400 GMT), Roberto Alvarez Heredia, a government spokesman, said in a statement.

Brazil Braces for Next Wave of Venezuelan Immigrants

BOA VISTA, Brazil – The Brazilian government is preparing to set up new inns for refugees in Roraima state in expectation of an eventual new wave of Venezuelan immigrants, who since last year have been arriving in the thousands to this northern region of the country. “We can’t afford to be surprised” by another exodus, said Gen.

19 Syrian Troops Killed Fighting Islamic State near Damascus

CAIRO – At least 19 Syrian government forces were killed fighting the Islamic State terror organization over the past 24 hours in an attempt to capture the last IS-held enclaves in the southern outskirts of Damascus, a United Kingdom-based war monitor reported Saturday.

Syrian Rebel Militants, Civilians to Evacuate Damascus Enclaves by Bus

DAMASCUS – Syrian rebel militants and civilians were preparing to leave three towns south of Damascus and head toward northern Syria on around 65 busses, following an agreement to cede control of these towns to the authorities, official sources reported on Saturday.

Japan Seeks Support of Seoul, Beijing to Pressure Pyongyang

TOKYO – Japan hopes that Beijing and Seoul will support maintaining pressure on Pyongyang until the regime takes concrete steps towards a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, Japanese government sources said Saturday. The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, wants his Chinese....

Today in History

. Today is Sunday, May 6, the 126th day of 2018. There are 239 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey; 35 of the 97 people on board were killed along with a crewman on the ground.

Bettis pitches Rockies to 2-0 win over slumping Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Throughout their history, the Colorado Rockies have often had trouble pitching well and winning just about anywhere but back home at Coors Field. Chad Bettis and his teammates are changing that reputation. Bettis tossed seven smooth innings , Nolan Arenado homered off the big apple....

Padres beat Dodgers 7-4 in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The San Diego Padres rebounded nicely from Los Angeles' combined no-hitter, using two-run homers by Eric Hosmer and Raffy Lopez to beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Saturday night in the first major league series in Mexico since 1999. A day after the first no-hitter ever outside the U.

Kathleen McLaughlin

(Business editor / technology reporter) Kathleen is business editor and technology reporter at The Bulletin. In the past she’s covered government, utilities, transportation, philanthropy and arts for the Indianapolis Business Journal. She’s also covered business at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (in Florida) and worked at an alternative weekly.

White-collar crime follows business cycle

Where are they now? Summit 1031. Mark Neuman, 63, due to be released Nov. 13. Timothy Larkin, 59, released Feb. 15. Lane Lyons, 46, released March 6, 2017. Brian Stevens, 62, released Oct. 24, 2013. Desert Sun Development. Tyler Fitzsimons, 39, due to be released Nov. 15, 2019. Shannon Egeland, 43, due to be released Dec.

Sturgeon called on to back EUref2

His comments were endorsed by Kevin Pringle, who was former First Minister Alex Salmond ’s spin doctor, while party depute leadership contender Keith Brown said he had a “degree of sympathy” for the move. The rally highlights a potential gulf over future direction and strategy.

'We're scared we'll be thrown away like trash' ... fear among supermarket staff ahead of Sainsburys-Asda merger

Both Asda and Sainsbury’s have said they have no plans to close any stores. However, unions have warned there could be consequences for jobs. The GMB union has said the deal poses a threat to over 1000 workers at two major Asda distribution sites at Falkirk and Grangemouth.

Cross-party taskforce at Holyrood set up to to tackle sectarianism

The group may also examine new laws to replace the controversial Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, which was repealed earlier this year. The law prohibited behaviour that incited public disorder, discriminated against racial groups and any other behaviour that a "reasonable person" would have....

Transport minister offers to intervene in sexist bullying allegations row

The company added: "A short conversation between Alex Hynes and the TSSA’s organiser did take place following the meeting, with other colleagues present during the discussion. "The conversation was open and honest and Mr Hynes talked about how we could work together in partnership to achieve better industrial relations.

Warzone in our garden: how Scotland is fighting back against invasive species

LIKE sunshine on a cloudy day, the bright yellow blooms of Lysichiton americanus are a cheering sight on a dank, late April afternoon in Brodick Castle's woodland garden . But it's their scent that hits you first: heady, powerful, it's actually rather revolting, unless you are a creepy-crawly on the hunt for a bit of rotting flesh.

Climate of fear at Lidl, claim Scottish workers

The German owned low-cost supermarket chain has become a major player in Scottish retail. But campaigners say the workforce at Lidl's distribution centre face "draconian" conditions. Random employee theft checks are held without reasonable grounds for suspicion, shopworkers' union USDAW says.

SNP Brexiteers warn Sturgeon: do not back EUref2

Alex Neil said the move could “set a precedent” for overturning a vote for independence, while former party depute leader Jim Sillars predicted the policy stance could result in the SNP losing the next First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure from her own colleagues to announce plans for a....

How to beat the stress epidemic

ARE you stressed? If so, you're in good company. It's been argued we are in the grip of a stress epidemic – one recent study suggested four out of five adults were stressed during a typical week, while almost one in 10 were stressed all the time. Stress, of course, has an important function in all our lives.

TUC leader praises young Scots campaigners Better Than Zero for battling zero-hours contracts and poor work conditions

O’Grady said: “The STUC’s Better than Zero campaign has brilliantly exposed the insecurity faced by so many young workers in Scotland, namely being at the sharp end of low pay and modern insecure work patterns. “Using practical support for young workers, the campaign has engaged many who would....

A tale of alpacas going to uni, Michael Martin's underpants, and Florist Gump

Here is an all-too typical case study. On February 2, at 10am, tickets went on sale online for the July concert at Glasgow ’s Barrowland of the US indie band The Gaslight Anthem. The gig promoter is DF Concerts, whose principal, Geoff Ellis, is the man behind T in the Park and now TRNSMT. The ticket sales were through Ticketmaster.

City of Glasgow College accused of £2.1m charity "raid" to fund staff pay offs

The CGCF was set up in 2013 to provide "financial support" for projects and activities of the CGC and had around £10m at its disposal. However, under a controversial plan, the foundation, has awarded money to assist with staff restructuring. Jodie Waite, National Union of Students Scotland Vice....
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