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  • (Giant) Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters

    02/22/2013 11:47:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/22/13 | Laila Kearney | Reuters
    VALLEJO, California (Reuters) - Giant goldfish have mysteriously found their way into the famously crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the nation's second-deepest lake, alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive species' long-term effects. Goldfish weighing as much as 4 pounds and measuring up to a 1-1/2 feet in length have recently been caught in Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, and scientists say the influx threatens native species while posing a potential waste pollution problem. "These fish are competing with the native fish, and that's a big part of the problem," said Heather Segale, spokeswoman for the Tahoe Environmental...
  • CA: East Bay braces for influx of released prisoners

    04/04/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 918+ views
    CoCo Times on Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/4/10 | Paul Burgarino
    Bracing for an influx of newly released prisoners, East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime. The concern has reached a critical point because state legislation has relaxed restrictions on parolees and led to the early release of prisoners considered low risk. The state sought the changes to save money and to ease prison overcrowding and health care problems. The state aims to decrease the prison population by tens of thousands over the next two to three years. Though there is no way to know exactly how many...
  • Can health providers handle influx of newly insured?

    03/23/2010 9:10:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 416+ views
    SacBee ^ | 3/23/10 | Bobby Caina Calvan
    On the morning after Sunday's vote to revamp the health care system, Bob Caulk contemplated the enormous task of extending health care coverage to the nation's millions of uninsured. Caulk, chief executive officer of The Effort, spoke enthusiastically about expanding his nonprofit chain of clinics, based in midtown Sacramento, into more places. "We're going to be ready, and other clinics are trying to gear up," Caulk said. "The question is: Where are you going to put all these people in a system that's not yet designed to accommodate them?"
  • Influx of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan to be Met With Rising Violence

    03/20/2009 4:13:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 317+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – The number of attacks in Afghanistan is likely to rise with the influx of additional U.S. forces there, an International Security Assistance Force commander said today. An increased U.S. presence in the region will spur NATO-led pressure on insurgents and improve efforts to counter narcotics and makeshift bombings, Netherlands Army Maj. Gen. Mart de Kruif, commander of the ISAF’s Regional Command South in Afghanistan, said. But the overall addition of 17,000 U.S. troops to the American contingent in Afghanistan will be met with increased violence at the outset of the plus-up, including a possible...
  • Great Britain: 700 are arriving every day from Eastern Europe

    02/27/2007 7:50:53 PM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 936+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 28, 2007 | JAMES SLACK AND MATTHEW HICKLEY
    700 are arriving every day from Eastern Europeby JAMES SLACK AND MATTHEW HICKLEY - More by this author » Last updated at 00:19am on 28th February 2007  The number of Eastern Europeans flooding into Britain has soared to 700 a day. Official figures show there are 579,000 Poles and other residents of the former Soviet Bloc registered to work here. The total does not include the self-employed, children or partners of the migrants, who do not appear in the Government figures.  • Community work and tougher tests to earn citizenship   The true number is likely to stand at 800,000...
  • Influx of Iraqi police in small Euphrates River town means more security, less insurgent activity

    08/17/2006 4:18:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq (Aug. 17, 2006) -- After 30 recent graduates from the Iraqi police academy came to Baghdadi, Iraq, residents in this Saddam-era military housing complex are expressing interest in joining the police force because they are noticing a decrease in insurgent activity. Marines with the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, or “America’s Battalion”, are combating the insurgency with local police officers – who recently received “much needed” new gear to get the job done – pistols, protective vests, rifles and batons to use while patrolling the city’s streets. Soon they will receive radios and police cars, said Maj....
  • South Africa Riots Sparked By Influx Of (Zimbabwe) Migrants

    01/11/2006 5:50:26 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 482+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-12-2006 | Davis Blair
    South African riots sparked by influx of migrants By David Blair in Choba squatter camp (Filed: 12/01/2006) A south African slum was strewn with debris and the shells of burnt out cars yesterday after three people died in unrest sparked by an influx of migrants from Zimbabwe. Choba squatter camp, 20 miles south of the capital, Pretoria, has had 10 days of unrest in a throwback to the riots that occurred in the worst days of apartheid. A shack in which a Zimbabwean lived burns after rioting in Choba squatter camp Hundreds of thousands of desperate Zimbabweans have fled the...
  • Influx of evacuees creates culture clash in Baton Rouge

    09/06/2005 6:39:16 AM PDT · by Frustration · 79 replies · 2,417+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 9/6/05 | Bob Dart
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Chillin' on the levee by the Mississippi River on a sunny Monday morning, Nutty and Slim Nine and Doughboy, Jr., admitted that they are already homesick for New Orleans. "This ain't like the city, where everybody got a nickname that everybody knows you by," said Nutty, 18, whose tattooed nickname was spelled out in two-inch high block letters between his right shoulder and elbow. "I'm trying to get back home — back to the N.O." "I don't like the curfew here," said Doughboy, Jr., 16. "And I don't like the police. They make grown people stay...
  • Gaza's Jews Rush to Accommodate Expected Influx of Residents

    03/06/2005 7:38:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 06, '05 | staff
    A new initiative seeks to provide housing for the hundreds of individuals and families who want to move to Gush Katif to strengthen veteran Jewish residents in the face of expulsion. In recent months the communities of Gush Katif have been inundated with requests by people who want to move there. This despite the fact that according to the expulsion/compensation legislation they would not be compensated for the destruction of their property if Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan is implemented. While aides to Prime Minister Sharon have confided that the plan largely relies on inducing the willful evacuation by...
  • Heroin influx spurs N.E. drug epidemic (Dealers target children as young as 12)

    10/09/2003 4:17:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 321+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/09/03 | Thanassis Cambanis
    <p>Heroin dealers who target children as young as 12 with free samples and drug packets decorated with cartoon characters have spawned an epidemic of illicit heroin use in Massachusetts and New England, which now has the highest rate of illegal drug use among teenagers in the nation.</p>
  • MINNESOTA: New Somali influx possible

    05/11/2003 10:04:04 AM PDT · by SheLion · 95 replies · 2,003+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-11-03 | TODD NELSON
    Ballpoint pens, disposable diapers, doors that open when you turn a knob.Everyday things, easily overlooked — unless you're a member of the Somali Bantu, an ethnic minority whose members had little exposure to modern society even before spending the last decade in African refugee camps, where they huddle in mud huts and cook over open fires.A crash course in American life now awaits the 12,000 Somali Bantu refugees when they begin arriving sometime this year in the United States.None of the 50 cities where the Somali Bantu are to resettle is in Minnesota, already believed to have the country's largest...
  • Maine: Somali migration to Lewiston may have reached plateau

    12/21/2002 1:48:04 PM PST · by SheLion · 33 replies · 836+ views
    boston.com ^ | 21 December 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) General Assistance records provide evidence that the migration of Somalis from other parts of the country has reached a plateau in the state's second-largest city.</p> <p>Sixteen families, 13 of which are Somali, have moved to Lewiston and registered to receive General Assistance since Aug. 31. The total includes 27 individuals. Before that, the city was receiving between 40 and 60 people a month, said Assistant City Administrator Phil Nadeau.</p>
  • Britain Risks Huge Influx Of East Europe Migrants

    12/11/2002 4:50:44 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 280+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-11-2002 | Philips Johnson
    Britain risks huge influx of east Europe migrants By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 11/12/2002) Millions of workers from eastern Europe will be eligible to work and settle in Britain from the moment their countries join the EU in 18 months, the Government announced yesterday. Britain is to waive its right under the accession treaty to delay extending full work opportunities to new members for up to seven years. This could make it the main target for migrant workers, campaigners said last night, as Germany and other major economies were imposing restrictions on movements from the East. The accession...
  • Federal conciliator to work in Lewiston (to help with Somali's in Maine)

    10/21/2002 3:31:18 PM PDT · by SheLion · 29 replies · 305+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 21 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A facilitator from the U.S. Department of Justice will meet with Somali and city leaders this week to assist in discussions following tensions earlier this month.</p> <p>A conciliator from the department's Community Relations Service was to arrive in Lewiston Tuesday or Wednesday to begin discussions, said Martin Walsh, regional director of the service.</p>
  • Homelessness a growing rural problem as housing costs rise (Maine)

    10/17/2002 3:05:11 PM PDT · by SheLion · 42 replies · 611+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 17 October 2002
    <p>Homelessness is not just a problem in Maine's largest cities, according to directors of shelters that are filling up in smaller communities across the state.</p> <p>Portland and Bangor shelters report no unusual demands for accommodations for this time of the year, but shelters from Oxford to Knox counties say they have been at capacity.</p>
  • Governor King wants communications open in Somalian resettlement

    10/15/2002 3:47:32 PM PDT · by SheLion · 7 replies · 276+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 15 October 2002 | Glenn Adams
    <p>AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Gov. Angus King recalled on Tuesday a question posed to him in a recent e-mail: ''Governor, why are you bringing Somalis to Lewiston?''</p> <p>King said he responded that the government is not ''bringing'' Somalis to Maine's second-largest city, and that they came here on their own.</p>
  • Mayor isn't apologizing for letter (About Somali's)(Thank Goodness!)

    10/14/2002 12:31:57 PM PDT · by SheLion · 48 replies · 728+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 14 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) Mayor Larry Raymond said Monday that he is sorry for any misunderstanding but he doesn't regret writing an open letter to Somali leaders that has drawn national attention and criticism.</p> <p>Raymond, who met privately Friday with Somali leaders, said his letter asking Somali newcomers to discourage their Somali friends and families from coming to Lewiston has been misinterpreted by some people.</p>
  • Somalis meet face to face with mayor

    10/11/2002 4:31:21 PM PDT · by SheLion · 12 replies · 352+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 11 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) Somali leaders and Mayor Larry Raymond pledged Friday to work together to resolve friction after the mayor warned of a strain on resources if more Somalis moved to the city.</p> <p>The meeting was behind closed doors, and Somali leaders said afterward that they understand the social and economic pressures facing the city.</p>
  • Somalis plan response to Lewiston mayor's letter

    10/07/2002 2:32:56 AM PDT · by SheLion · 35 replies · 456+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 7 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A letter by Mayor Larry Raymond aimed at slowing the influx of Somalis to Maine's second-largest city has sparked confusion and resentment among members of the immigrant community.</p> <p>An estimated 1,060 Somalis have moved to Lewiston from elsewhere in the United State over the last 20 months, according to one city official.</p>
  • Somalis plan response to Lewiston mayor's letter

    10/05/2002 4:14:02 PM PDT · by SheLion · 28 replies · 481+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 5 October 2002
    <p>LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A letter by Mayor Larry Raymond aimed at slowing the influx of Somalis to Maine's second-largest city has sparked confusion and resentment among members of the immigrant community.</p> <p>An estimated 1,060 Somalis have moved to Lewiston from elsewhere in the United State over the last 20 months, according to one city official.</p>