This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers on Friday weighed proposals to ease tensions between France and Italy over migrants arriving on their shores without authorization, including a possible crackdown on charity-run ships doing search and rescue work in the Mediterranean Sea. In recent weeks, several hundred people hoping to enter Europe have been stranded at sea aboard aid ships while countries bicker over whether and where they should be allowed to disembark. It comes during a year in which more than 90,000 migrants have so far arrived in Europe though the Mediterranean, chiefly from Libya and Tunisia — an increase of almost 50% over the same period in 2021. Almost 2,000 people have died or are missing at sea. A diplomatic row erupted earlier this month when Italy maneuvered France into accepting a humanitarian rescue ship, the Ocean Viking, with 234 migrants … [Read more...] about EU weighs plans to impose rules on NGO migrant rescue ships
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Q: I have been using LinkedIn lately to meet people in my industry and watch for job opportunities. The last time I updated my profile was when I conducted a job search several years ago. If everything has stayed the same with my background, should I take the time to rewrite it? I do not want to confuse my networking connections by changing things around. A: Diligently using LinkedIn is an excellent way to update your skills and share updates with your connections. The same rule of thumb applies to your LinkedIn profile and when using your resume — your information needs to be updated. LinkedIn is a great career tool, and with 740-plus million members, your ability to attract new contacts and job opportunities is much greater. Keeping your information current is wise and sends a positive perception that you are actively involved in managing your career. Even with the best intentions, losing track of your career accomplishments and letting your networking slide becomes easier … [Read more...] about Career Rescue: Keep your LinkedIn profile updated
Arriving at Quentin’s palatial villa in Palermo, Tanya philosophizes: “It’s a good feeling when you realize someone has money, because then you know they don’t want yours.” Leaving aside whether she’s right (we should have our doubts), she raises a good question: What do these people want from each other? Our vacationing families arrive with their interrelationships already negotiated, more or less. They believe they understand the contributions expected from each member sharing a life, even if some of those expectations are acknowledged only in the breach. In the last four days of White Lotus time, those understandings have broken down. We’ve now reached the most painful segment of a limited series of this kind, built around a tragic arc and spiraling consequences. How much cringing can viewers take? Ethan especially hits every wrong note in justifying himself to Harper. (“I kind of think you should feel good about this!”, he protests.) Albie slides headfirst in the other … [Read more...] about ‘The White Lotus’ asks: How much cringe can you stand?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 Since Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) offer to serve as the vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Wyoming Republican has exerted a remarkable level of control over much of the committee's public and private work. Now, less than six weeks before the conclusion of the committee's work, Cheney's influence over the committee's final report has rankled many former and current committee staff. They are angered and disillusioned by Cheney's push to focus the report primarily on former president Donald Trump, and have bristled at the committee morphing into what they have come to view as the vehicle for the outgoing Wyoming lawmaker's political future. Fifteen former and current staffers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, expressed … [Read more...] about Jan. 6 panel staff angry at Cheney for focusing too much of report on Trump
Note: This article contains spoilers about "The Crown." - - - In the new season of "The Crown," the sixth episode opens with a different set of British royals than the ones the Netflix show has followed for five seasons. It's 1917, and King George V is at the breakfast table with his wife, Queen Mary, and eldest son, the future King Edward VIII. A letter arrives from the prime minister, informing the king that the government plans to send a ship to rescue Russia's Czar Nicholas II and his family, but since the czar is the king's cousin, they don't want to do so without his permission. The king, with a parrot on his shoulder, seems more interested in collecting stamps than dealing with affairs of state, and he defers to the queen. The scene ends before we learn her decision. Next we're transported to Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where the czar, his wife, four daughters and son are being held. Tricked into thinking they are about to be rescued - by "cousin … [Read more...] about Fact-checking ‘The Crown’: Did Britain’s royals abandon Russia’s royals in 1917?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 18 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis ate lunch with hundreds of refugees, poor and homeless people on Sunday as he called for a renewed commitment to helping society's weakest and denounced the “sirens of populism” that drown out their cries for help. Francis celebrated the Catholic Church’s World Day of the Poor by inviting an estimated 1,300 poor people into the Vatican for a special Mass and luncheon. Children threw their arms around his neck as he sat at one of dozens of tables set up in the Vatican audience hall. During the Mass that preceded it, Francis denounced the indifference that the world shows to migrants and the poor, as well as the “prophets of doom” who fuel fear and conspiracies about migrants for personal gain. “Let us not be enchanted by the sirens of populism, which exploit people’s … [Read more...] about Pope lunches with poor, denounces ‘sirens of populism’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. - In the days since Hurricane Nicole lashed this stretch of Florida coast with punishing winds and a powerful storm surge, contractor A.J. Rockwell has found himself on an urgent mission. He has to find sand - tons of it - and fast. Property owners in a picturesque beachside community just south of Daytona Beach hired him to buttress their homes with new sand after the Category 1 storm - the second cyclone to hit the state in the span of six weeks. Swimming pools, porches and even entire houses crashed into the ocean below when the sand beneath them eroded. But these days the usual sources for sand - nearby underwater mounds and healthy beaches in other parts of the Sunshine State - are running low. What can be found is pricey. Rockwell estimates each house needs at least 275 dump truckloads pushed underneath to be saved - … [Read more...] about Florida beaches were already running low on sand. Then Ian and Nicole hit.
Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he will call the General Assembly into special session by month’s end to increase funding for pandemic worker bonuses and heating oil assistance and to extend the gas-tax holiday and free bus service. “We met with the legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle, and I think we reached broad agreement,” Lamont said. Suspended on April 1, the 25-cent-a-gallon tax on gasoline will be phased in over five months at a nickel a month from Dec. 1 through May 1, sparing consumers an overnight price shock, Lamont said. Without action in a special session, the full 25-cent tax would resume on Dec. 1. Free bus service also would continue until May 1, Lamont said. House Speaker Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, and Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said the Democratic governor and legislative leaders resolved the subjects to be tackled in a lame-duck special session while leaving some specifics subject to further negotiation. The governor … [Read more...] about Lamont, lawmakers agree to extend gas tax holiday, boost pandemic pay for essential workers.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 12 BEIJING (AP) — Authorities eased anti-virus rules in scattered areas but affirmed China’s severe “zero- COVID” strategy Monday after crowds demanded President Xi Jinping resign during protests against controls that confine millions of people to their homes. The government made no comment on the protests or criticism of Xi, the most widespread display of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. There was no official word on how many people were detained after police used pepper spray against protesters in Shanghai and struggled to suppress demonstrations in other cities including Beijing, the capital. The city government of Beijing announced it would no longer set up gates to block access to apartment compounds where infections are found. It made no mention of a deadly fire last week that set off the protests following … [Read more...] about China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests