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Backlash stirs in US vs. foreign worker visas

Jay Palmer, a whistleblower against Infosys, an Indian firm that eventually paid a hefty fine for H1 B visainfractions, poses during a New York visit, Thursday July 3, 2014. Amid calls for expanding the nation's temporary skilled worker program, some Americans are pushing back. They argue the so-called H-1B program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson’s Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DENR credits social media for seizure of smuggled stalactites, corals and wildlife species


Through the social networking site Facebook and other social media, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was able to seize a large haul of stalactites and corals and rescue endangered marine and wildlife species from traffickers.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Opera Australia sacks soprano over anti-gay slur

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Leading soprano Tamar Iveri on Monday had her contract torn up by Opera Australia for “unconscionable” anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook page that sparked a storm of protest.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Women lust over model-like US felon’s mugshot


A handsome mug shot of a California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 81,000 “likes” and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Married man charged with raping girl he met via Facebook


A married man wound up in jail instead of a soft bed in a hotel room which he tried to arrange for a second tryst with a teenage girl he is accused of raping after making her acquaintance through Facebook, police said Tuesday.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »