Global Immigration

“Stephen Smith : «La migration de masse n’a pas encore eu lieu»” – Le Figaro

“Pour le journaliste américain Stephen Smith, la migration africaine qui pèse sur l’Europe constitue le grand défi du XXIe siècle. Selon lui, l’ampleur de la pression migratoire va soumettre notre continent à une épreuve sans précédent, risquant d’entraîner une fracture irrémédiable entre les élites cosmopolites et les peuples attachés à leur identité.“ Lire la suite

“Most Americans oppose key parts of Trump immigration plans, including wall, limits on citizens bringing family to U.S., poll says” – Washington Post

“Americans overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration’s now-rescinded policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, and smaller majorities also disagree with the president’s call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to restrict legal immigration by limiting citizens from bringing parents and siblings to this country, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.” Read More

“Federal Judge Largely Rejects Administration Attempt To Block California Immigration Laws” – CNN

“A federal judge in California largely rejected an effort by the Trump administration to block a spate of immigration laws in the state in a ruling issued Thursday, dealing a setback to the Justice Department in its offensive against “sanctuary city” policies.” Read More

Tech

“Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter” – New York Times

“Workers across the technology industry are forcing their employers to reconsider how their products are being used by the United States government.” Read More

“Early Uses Of Blockchain Will Barely Be Visible, says Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf” – TechCrunch

“For a lot of consumers, you’re not going to realize when the bank or a web form at a government website or when you go to LinkedIn and start seeing green check marks against people’s claims that they attended this university — which are all behind-the-scenes that will likely involve blockchain,” Behlendorf told interviewer John Biggs.” Read More


“Banks Told To Reveal Tech Meltdown Plans” – BBC News

“The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority have given financial firms three months to detail how they would respond if their systems failed. Some TSB customers were left unable to access online banking for more than a month following a botched systems upgrade in April. Banks could be ordered to take action if their plans are judged to be poor.” Read More

Entertainment

“Weinstein Co. Reaches Agreement With Unsecured Creditors, Paving Way for Lantern Sale” – Hollywood Reporter

“TWC had agreed to reduce the sale price from $310 million to $287 million ahead of the two companies meeting in Delaware bankruptcy court next week. The sale price is now $289 million.” Read More

“Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year 2018 Charts: U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Grow 19%, Led by Jack White” – Billboard

“In the first half of 2018, vinyl album sales grew 19.2 percent in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music — as compared to the first six months of 2017. In total, for the tracking period of Dec. 29, 2017 through June 28, 2018, there were 7.6 million vinyl albums sold; up from 6.4 million in the comparable frame a year ago (Dec. 30, 2016 through June 29, 2017).” Read More

“Boots Riley Wants You to Strike” – Vulture

“On a list of places I imagined I would someday meet Boots Riley — wielding a bullhorn on a picket line, maybe, or hollering amid riot shields and flashbang grenades — Tribeca’s high-end Italian restaurant, Locanda Verde, would have ranked extremely low. And yet, here we are. It’s 11 a.m., and there’s nobody waiting for him but me.” Read More

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