Oil firm cuts thousands of jobs

Oil firm cuts thousands of jobs

Schlumberger axed another 10,000 jobs and reported a net loss of $1 billion during the final three months of 2015, the world’s largest oil field services company reported. According to Fuel Fix “since peaking at a global workforce of 130,000 in 2014, Schlumberger has cut more than 25 percent of its employees, or 34,000 jobs.” […]

Airline no longer accepts Argentine pesos

Airline no longer accepts Argentine pesos

American Airlines no longer accepts Argentine pesos to pay for ticket purchases, the airline’s sales agents said. According to Argentine local media, the new policy was due to currency controls that make it hard to convert receipts into US dollars. “That’s the policy at this moment. It started two days ago,” said an American Airlines […]

Border Patrol Agent Saves Drowned 2-Year-Old

An off-duty San Diego Sector Border Patrol agent rescued a two-year-old boy at a local community pool on Monday. The toddler already had sunk to the bottom of the pool and was lying motionless when the agent jumped into the water. The event began while the agent and his family were enjoying family time at […]

President Obama announces reopening of Embassy in Cuba

President Obama announces reopening of Embassy in Cuba

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will open embassies in each other’s countries. “This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people,” Obama said in a press conference at the White House. “The progress that we mark today is yet another […]

Court fines students for illegal entry

Court fines students for illegal entry

A pregnant woman was one of three Venezuelan university students fined $10,000 for entering the country illegally, according to Trinidad Express. Magistrate Margaret Alert asked the women what led to them leaving their studies in Venezuela to find themselves in a place called “4Play Guest House” in San Fernando. She asked whether they were being […]

California assembly declares June Immigrant Heritage month

California assembly declares June Immigrant Heritage month

The California Assembly has passed a resolution declaring the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month. The Assembly said that it loves immigrants – as long as businesses aren’t using them to displace American jobs. A report by The Sacramento Bee said, “while Congress has been unable to advance comprehensive immigration reform legislation, California has […]

Finalists Announced for NABJ 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year

Finalists Announced for NABJ 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce its three finalists for the 2015 Professional Chapter of the Year Award. This year’s finalists include the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (PBMF), the Southern New England Association of Black Journalist (SNEABJ) , and the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ). The award recognizes a […]

Ontario Opens Its Doors To Express Entry Candidates For Canadian Immigration

Ontario Opens Its Doors To Express Entry Candidates For Canadian Immigration

The Canadian province of Ontario has opened two new immigration streams through its Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OOPNP) for Canadian immigration: the Human Capital Priorities stream and the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. Both streams are aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. For successful candidates, nomination from Ontario through one of these […]