Rauner, Madigan talk 'compromise' while doing little of it

Rauner, Madigan talk ‘compromise’ while doing little of it

Rauner, Madigan talk ‘compromise’ while doing little of it

By asking for a special session costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day, with no result, Democrats and Republicans talk about the idea of commitment without public to get one.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner overturned his social networking accounts with calls to lawmakers to send him the reasonable name “Capitol Commitment” from a proposal by Republican lawmakers, but without the participation of Democrats.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, on the other hand, conducted a series of votes Wednesday on some essential elements to Rauner, doubling the effort, “substantial compromise” that Republicans were challenged otherwise.

So the compromise seems to be in the eye of the viewer on the Capitol, a rhetorical tool to help sell the idea that the other party is to blame if a budget agreement is not reached within a Friday deadline.

Despite the benefits that will accompany such a ruling, there is little to say that a resolution will be reached by then. Rauner sent the strongest signal Wednesday when he said that if lawmakers did not send “a balanced budget package to my desk by Friday, we will have no choice but to keep them in session until ‘they do the job.’

The central premise of the two-year spread remains: Democrats and Republicans agree that higher taxes should be part of any solution, but Rauner said the state also needs regulatory changes to boost economic growth. Madigan has resisted such calls, saying they would hurt middle-class workers at the expense of the rich.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, went to a meeting in the office of President Michael Madigan to the Capitol on June 28, 2017. (Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register)
After months of no-voice, Madigan and the other three legislative leaders held a series of private meetings in recent days, which have also been supplemented by negotiations between base members responsible for the removal of details. The governor did not attend these meetings, but instead works with Republican leader Jim Durkin.

Little by little, as private conversations continue, the public side of things sees each side trying to place the other’s fault if nothing happens.

Wednesday, Madigan has called a vote on a handful of bills that Democrats said were designed to meet Rauner’s demands in the areas of insurance accidents, land tax cuts, government consolidation and employee pensions.

Before the articles were discussed on the floor, Durkin has issued a statement calling the exercise “political theater” designed to produce “votes cast.

“Republicans have argued that the talks were going on and that they made no sense for Democrats to vote on measures they considered incomplete. Gradually, as the votes continued, Durkin was Madigan’s office for another round of meetings.

They emphasized the story of Madigan taking vows in the laws know that Republicans can not bear the idea of covering their members on hot issues while using those votes as policy meat to attack their opponents.

Take the Democrat proposal to freeze property taxes, for example. While Rauner has long pressed for a freeze, Republicans say the plan presented Wednesday contained too many exceptions to provide relief to taxpayers.

The measure failed, but Democratic lawmakers who can cope with the Rauner-funded challenges in next year’s elections have been registered in the polls for political coverage. Madigan and now has equipment to attack the Republicans who voted against the freeze.

Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food

Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food

Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food

SEATTLE – Endangered killer whales attending Washington state inner waters have pregnancy problems because they can not find enough fish to eat, according to new research.

The researchers analyzed the hormones in feces collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of the killer pregnancies failed over a seven-year period. They joined these problems to nutritional stress caused by a small amount salmon Chinook, the preferred whale system.

“A lot of whale design, but when nutrition is poor, we do not experience these pregnancies,” said Sam Wasser, lead author of the article and professor of biology at the University of Washington.

Southern resident breeders along the west coast of the United States have fought since they were listed as endangered species in 2005. They represent only 78, below a decade of the decade. Whales face threats of lack of food, pollution and ship.

The new study, which will be published on Thursday in the journal PLoS ONE focuses on providing food as a major stressor among which consumption of fish to whales. Unlike other killer whales they eat marine mammals, orcas that spend the summer in Puget Sound mainly feed on salmon, especially Chinook.

Many species of Chinook salmon along the west coast are classified as threatened or endangered because of a number of factors, including loss of habitat for urban development, dams, fishing, pollution and competition from fish Not native.

The toxins that accumulate in the fat of the whales that are released when the animals are weakened and metabolized this fat plays a role in the problems of pregnancy.
“Food is the driver. But what we still can not say is how it is affected by its interaction with toxins,” Wasser said, adding that there were not enough samples to tell how much toxins are influential.

The use of trained dogs to sniff poop whale, a team of scientists collected about 350 stool samples from 79 single whales in the inland waters of British Columbia and Washington State between 2008 and 2014.

In the laboratory, the hormones progesterone and testosterone were analyzed and evaluated whether orca was pregnant and at what time. They also used DNA to determine the whale’s identity, gender, and family line. The pregnancy is considered satisfactory if the female whale was later seen with the calf.

Their analysis showed 35 orcas pregnancies between 2008 and 2014. The eleven calves were seen with their mothers when the births were successful. Puget Sound killer whales can be individually identified and tracked intensely, so researchers know when the offspring are born in one of the three orcas families, known as the J, K, and L pod.
The study found 24 failed pregnancies. No calves were observed in these cases, indicating that whales have lost babies or calves died soon after birth. These women showed signs of nutritional stress – more than those who delivered correctly.

The researchers also recorded the number of vessels in the area collecting whale droppings. We studied two hormones that play an important role in physiological stress and were able to differentiate stress from poor diet and stress from boat traffic.

The team compared hormonal data to the abundance of two Chinook salmon records in the Pacific Northwest.

Data over time suggests that orcas have experienced periodic nutritional stress, partly caused by the change of time and soundness of courses salmon in the Columbia and Fraser rivers, according to the study.

The study said that improving these Chinook salmon migrations could help save the orcas in Puget Sound.

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

F.B.I. Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Standoff Shooting

WASHINGTON – A member of the elite hostage rescue team F.B.I. Involved in a deadly clash last year with a major anti-government protester in Oregon has been charged with lying and obstruction charges, according to federal court documents.

The accusation of the agent, Joseph Astarita, 40, is a blow to the reputed hostage team that performs the most risky mission office in the United States and abroad.

M. Astarita was accused of lying to supervisors to shoot his gun in the effort to stop Finicum Robert, known to LaVoy, who died in an extension at a federally wildlife wildlife refuge January 2016 for.

Mr. Finicum led a small group of armed militants who were informed that federal lands were inadvertently removed farmers from the region and demanded that they be returned to local or private control.

M. Astarita pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday in Portland, Oregon, and pending appearances were issued. An F.B.I. The spokesman refused to discuss the case, but said M. Astarita had been assigned to administrative duties.

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Text of the accusation against F.B.I. Officials accused of lying in Oregon
A member of the F.B.I elite hostage rescue team. Involved in a deadly clash last year with a prominent anti-government protester in Oregon has been charged with lying and obstruction charges, according to federal prosecutors.
Mr. Finicum protest against the Federal Ay wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., January 2, 2016, where the challenge has resulted in a long period of stagnation with F.B.I. And local authorities.

When Mr. Finicum left the shelter to attend a meeting about several weeks later, the soldiers of the Oregon government and several members of the F.B.I. The team tried to stop their truck and another vehicle.

After Mr. Finicum’s truck collided with a snow bank, he fled and was shot dead by state soldiers after he appeared and tried to find a weapon.

Local investigators determined that the shooting was justified, but he suspected that one of the F.B.I. The officers tried to cover if it had been fired. The bullet shells were never recovered.

The films recorded by a passenger in Mr. Finicum’s van showed that two shots were fired after Mr. Finicum got out of the vehicle, one that rips his window. Authorities said the only person who fired shots – based on an analysis of surveillance videos and photographs – was an F.B.I. agent.
Prosecutors accused Mr. Astarita of misleading the Oregon authorities investigating the shooting.

Former team members were confused about why M. Astarita would not recognize the revolution he had made.

At worst, he said, he could be expelled from the team and reassigned. They said M. Astarita was relatively new to the team when it deployed in Oregon.

The hostage rescue team was formed in 1983. Its members undergo extensive training in close collaboration with military command units such as Navy SEALs and Army Delta Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The unit participated in the detention of terrorists in Libya in 2014, including a suspect in the attack on a US diplomatic complex in Benghazi.

In recent years, the team has participated in a number of rescue operations in Alabama, Georgia and Idaho. But the unit was also associated with deadly raids in 1990 in Waco, Tex., And Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

‘I think that the White House had a great day’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s no-regrets briefing, annotated

For the second consecutive day on Wednesday scheduled information presented by White House press secretary Sean Spicer was led by Deputy Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the seventh time in the last nine briefings, television cameras and live audio broadcasts have been banned.

The solution noted transcript of part of the session where Sanders spoke and answered the questions, as it could not be seen on television.

(US Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Tom Homan and attorney John Huber also spoke and answered questions.)

We will follow the practice when the White House spokesman disappear. To view an annotation, click the yellow text and highlight it.

Sanders: Good afternoon. First, before I begin, I would like to remind Tom Homan, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Huber, the United States Attorney of Utah, who informs you of new immigration laws that will be voted on in the House this week. And after finishing, as always, I will come back and ask more questions.

Sanders: Thanks, guys, a lot. To be clear, I know that we ask ourselves several times about his desire to be in the chamber. I think the plan is to head to the clubs shortly after our conclusion and we will be happy to answer your questions about the camera.

I think if they had stayed here, they probably would not have covered as if Secretary Perry, Secretary Shulkin had opened the wheel a few days ago.

There are a few weeks, many nets do not cover these openings, so hopefully you will take the opportunity in the sticks and make sure to cover it.

Obviously, this is something that the president spoke passionately about the election trail. And given the fact that this law was approved by 80 percent nationwide, the president expects the good of MP Goodlatte to pass with the support of both parties.

As for the rest of the programming for today’s president, Energy Week continued this morning by holding a round table discussion with tribal, state and local leaders. As Secretary Perry said yesterday, Trump seeks to create a dominant American power.

A dominant North American energy bring even more fierce Americans into jobs and highly skilled, well-paid careers offered by the energy sector.

When we are able to export to US energy markets around the world, the president can also use it as an important tool to increase our leadership and influence in the world, advance our global agenda and help protect our citizens .
Before answering your questions, I wanted to highlight the Samsung announcement this morning that will invest about 400 million dollars in a new plant in South Carolina is expected to create about 1,000 local jobs by 2020.

This is great news for residents of Newberry County. As indicated by Secretary Ross this morning is another sign that the president of Trump – America becomes an even greater destination for global companies looking to grow.

With that, I will answer your questions. Kristen.

Q: Sarah, thank you. I just want to be clear that the administration is now in Syria. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said today: “I can tell you that because of the President’s action, we have not seen any incidents.”

Video of Harjit Sajjan throwing cherry seeds goes viral

Video of Harjit Sajjan throwing cherry seeds goes viral

Video of Harjit Sajjan throwing cherry seeds goes viral

Amritsar: Clients who came to support Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan after a video was released showing what he eats cherries sitting in his car and throwing seeds on the road with a man presuming he is the owner of one Store nearby, gets angry with him while identifying him as a great agent.

The video, which is viral in the network programs that Sajjan was touched after the man, who is believed to be the owner of the East Indian meat shop, has approached at the same time he was in the driver’s seat A car that bears the EET 99D registration number and asked rudely “who is” that Sajjan replied “I came to the meat shop.”

The man added, “You’re a great agent, I know it records everything a great officer did.” Sajjan tried to answer the restless man, but he simply refused to listen and said: “He eats cherries and discard the pits on the ground, which makes him a great official.”

“It’s a small mistake of the minister. Everybody makes such mistakes, but the shop owner’s reaction is huge and reprehensible,” Jagjit Singh wrote in his commentary posted on social networks.

Another netizen, Palam Manes writes: “Oh, I think it was so hilarious, NATO’s chief trapped tossing wells. Imagine it’s peanuts, it was funny … Give this guy some space he had low nukes His command and he looked so innocent and completely stuck. ”

When the video became viral, another image was posted in social media with Sajjan flanked by a crowd of Sikhs in front of the gurdwara with the cherries in their hands.

Harminder Kaur wrote in his article: “First of all, just watch the video and you can say that Sajjan did not throw seeds and was very strong, he likes fruits and was allowed to throw seeds.

This idiot has decided to play Superman and record video and, despite his language s ** t, Sajjan was so humble. You are a jaloos, the lord of the store. “

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

GAZA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is carrying out a high-risk campaign in Gaza to force his own people to forcibly force Hamas Islamist militant movement to cede control of the isolated coastal enclave.

The head of the 82-year-old Palestinian Authority, which runs the West Bank, has little margin for Gaza, has reduced its employees’ salaries in the sea, prevented medical patients from leaving and, in their far more dramatic, Payments for electricity supplied to Gaza by Israel.

Israel fears that Hamas will fire with a rocket, and the World Bank is concerned that the band collapsed. The United Nations said on Tuesday that ten years of Hamas war, Palestinian fights and blockades that paralyze Israel and Egypt have made the daily lives of people in Gaza “increasingly unhappy.”

But Abbas said he was ready to go further, threatening to impose sanctions on Hamas and freeze funds from its leaders “if they continue to govern Gaza and use the money of the Palestinian people to build their power,” according to an interview given to Asharq Al-Awsat.
Hamas has never been isolated. Egypt has banned the Muslim Brothers, the progenitor of Hamas. Turkey, which has lavished attention on Gaza, has restored relations with Israel.

And the worst of Hamas, Qatar suffers oil-rich embargo, accused by its neighbors, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, of supporting terrorism. Qatar supports Gaza for years.

Abbas’s harsh tactics are unprecedented in the decade spread between leaders in Gaza and the West Bank. The widening gap appears as President Trump prevents Israel and the Palestinians from returning to peace talks. Trump envoy, Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, returned to Jerusalem on Monday night.

[The short bad Gaza Strip the test of power. This time it is not Israel’s fault.]

Abbas favors talks with Israel if they lead to an independent Palestinian state. Hamas has never recognized Israel and has rejected the talks. Because of the split, Israeli leaders have questioned whether Abbas represents all Palestinians.

Ghazi Hamad, Hamas serving as foreign minister, in fact, to The Washington Post that Abbas could not force Hamas to back down.

“After 10 years, he uses the stick and the carrot does not cut the electricity, it cuts the wages, why?” This is what people ask, “said Mr. Hamad.

He said that Hamas has survived selective killings by Israel, three wars and 10 years of blockade. “We have not done it yet, and we will not give up,” Hamad said. “Does Abbas want Hamas to cry and ask for help?”

But in the streets of Gaza, people feel secure enough – or rather frustrated – to curse Hamas and Abbas, saying that the two do not care about their suffering.

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

An elephant was rescued from the sea about 10 miles (16 km) off the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said.

Naval personnel said the elephant was trapped in a stream off the coast near the town of Kokkilai and dragged into the ocean where it was discovered by a patrol.

Officials from the Wildlife Department and another naval ship were sent to the region and helped bring the animal to shore.

Avinash Krishnan, a research officer with the A Rocha conservation group, said the discovery that the animal off Earth was less noticeable than it appeared.

“They are very good swimmers,” he said. “Swimming about 15 km from the coast is not unusual for an elephant.”

However, he added that the intervention of the Navy was still necessary. “They can not continue swimming for a long time because they burn a lot of energy,” he said.

“And salt water is not good for your skin, so in this case, the situation is likely to justify human intervention.”

He said that Asian elephants regularly cross short distances through the water, even in the Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago where swimming was observed among small geographic features.

Elephants use their trunks as natural snorkel and have a unique lung structure in mammals that allows them to withstand variations of pressure above and below water.

Genetically, they are also familiar to manatees and dugongs, both of the animals that live in the water.

Biologists have speculated that the first elephants could have come to Sri Lanka, taking a similar route to that which recovered on Monday in swimming in southern India.

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Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

Rising Sea Levels To Flood New York, Boston, Miami: Study

WASHINGTON: Cities like New York, Boston and Miami can cope with chronic floods in the coming decades, warn scientists have discovered that rising sea levels due to climate change could lose their 60% of homes in coastal communities Of the country for the year 2100.

Scientists have made a list of United States cities that should not exceed 20, 50 or 80 following because of sea level rise.

If sea-level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami are facing a bleak future, according to researchers at the Union of Scientists – a nonprofit profit-making organization in the United States United.

They published a report that shows that cities will be flooded with water, meaning that they will be flooded at least 26 times a year – the equivalent of a flood every two weeks.

“Between 165 and 180 communities chronically flooded over the next 15 to 20 years, from 270 to 360 in some 40 years, according to the rate of sea-level rise and 490 at the end of the century with a moderate scenario raising the level of Sea, “said Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior climate analyst at UCS.

“With a rising sea level rise, this number is about 670, about half of all seaside communities on the 48,” CNN Spanger-Siegfried told CNN.

Cities to be flooded in 2035 include locations along the Jersey coast and parts of North Carolina, South Louisiana and neighboring regions, known to be vulnerable for years.

By 2060, the list extends to hundreds of coastal communities, large and small cities such as Galveston, Texas; Sanibel Island, Florida; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Ocean City, Maryland; And many cities along the coast of Jersey.

By the end of the century, more than 50 cities with populations of more than 100,000 people could be affected, 60% of coastal communities.

Cities like Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and will take into account four of the five boroughs of New York as flooded.

Although the west coast seems to be affected by the flood in the coming decades, places like San Francisco and Los Angeles will be on the list before 9PM.

After Recent Terror Incident, Sweden Cracks Down On Illegal Immigrants

After Recent Terror Incident, Sweden Cracks Down On Illegal Immigrants

After Recent Terror Incident, Sweden Cracks Down On Illegal Immigrants

STOCKHOLM: Sweden has stepped up its crackdown on illegal immigrants after an asylum seeker has not killed five people in Stockholm, but the movement has expressed concern that more migrants would be driven underground to reach a dark subclass.

In recent months, police have organized sweeping sweeps of workplaces to review documents, compensate undocumented workers, send a warning to employers and generate a heated debate in the nation traditionally tolerant of migrants.

In May, police carried out their biggest incursion so far, when dozens of agents have settled on a construction site in Stockholm. Nine were captured and sent to detention centers, while another 40 escaped by climbing on the scaffolding and rooftops.

Swedish authorities have already begun tightening illegal immigrants, but police have stepped up their activities after Uzbek worker Rakhmat Akilov has taken shoppers to Stockholm in April.

“We have an unlimited job,” said Jerry Wiberg, who heads the police unit in charge of internal border controls in Stockholm. A 22-year veteran who caught thousands of illegal immigrants, Wiberg led the raid on the site in May.

After Akilov has become another terrorist in Europe to use a truck as a weapon, the prime minister said that Stefan Löfven “means there is no” for those whose asylum claims are rejected. Akilov, whose lawyer said he admitted the crime, had been hiding after his asylum claim was denied.

The agency estimates that the migration of 10,000 asylum seekers annually elects to disappear rather than be deported. Up to 50,000 undocumented immigrants already working in hotels, transportation, construction and restaurants, the agency announced last year.

Migration Minister Morgan Johansson says that a “dual job market … where an increasingly out-of-society group of being and staying in Sweden” after being rejected, the residence was unacceptable.

“This also increases the risk of being exploited. We can not do it that way.” He said, adding: “One way to go after employers … (with) expanded controls in the workplace.”

While cheap migrant labor is well received by some small businesses, officials and economists are concerned that the submerged economy surpasses Sweden’s economic model, whose generous provisions and social assistance wages are based on high levels of productivity and one of the The world’s heaviest tax regimes.

Anto-immigrant

Binding measures against immigrants go to large numbers in Sweden, a $ 10 million country that was once called a “humanitarian superpower” that generously welcomed immigrants fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa .

But attitudes seem to change and a study conducted in 2017 by the University of Gothenburg shows that 52 percent. 100 benefited by having fewer refugees in the country with 24 percent. 100 opposed. There are two years, 40 percent. 100 supported refugee reduction with 37 opposed.

Swiss anti-immigration Democrats are now the second largest party in the polls with the support of a fifth of the Swedes.

The Social Democrats, the largest party in the country in all elections since 1917 and the leader of the coalition government with the Greens, were forced to balance their traditional skills that leave with the need to enforce immigration laws.

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

Brexit: Repeal Bill to be published by the government

The law, known as the law in favor of repeal will ensure the same rules in the UK after Brexit, while the British parliaments have the power to change them.
Brexit Secretary David Davis said he would “work with anyone” to succeed, but he faces the opposition.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the government: “It’s going to be hell.”
The work is committed to voting against the bill unless there are major changes in details previously indicated.

Conservatives rely on the support of the Democratic Union Party to win key votes after losing most of the Commons in the general election.
What is the repeal law?

She told the BBC 4: “For conservative opposition parties and remainer, now there is a feeling of” down here “This is the first great opportunity of the government’s little critics. Brexit, not Theresa May, the book of laws. ”

Formally known as the name of the European Union (withdrawal) bill, the bill is a key element of Brexit’s government strategy.

The 1972 Law on the European Communities will be repealed, leading to Britain in the EU and eliminating the rule of law in Brussels.
The bill will also have temporary powers to correct laws that do not work properly after Brexit.

It is not expected to be debated before the fall, but it must happen when the UK left the EU – in March of year 2019.

M. Davis said it would allow the UK to leave the EU “certainty, continuity and maximum control.”

“This is one of the most important legislation has already been approved by Parliament and is an important step in the process of withdrawal from the European Union,” he said.

“Working together for the national interest, we can ensure that we have a fully functioning legal system the day we leave the EU.
“The eyes of the nation are upon us and I will work with anyone to achieve this and form a new future for our country.”
“Driven, pushed, coaxed”

However, the union says that there is insufficient responsibility to the powers “delegated delegated powers” to amend the legislation and says that the bill represents a “takeover” in Westminster compared the relevant administrations.

PM Job Hilary Benn, who is chair of Brexit’s selection committee, said there were “real and serious concerns about how this is done.”

The government asked parliamentarians to work together
“I must say that, at every stage, the ministers had to be pushed, pushed and encouraged to take the role of Parliament seriously.”

M. Farron said “the government put it on the alert” promising a tougher test than it faced in adopting a law authorizing the departure of the UK from EU.