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Reports: Ducks to name Eakins coach
Reports: Ducks to name Eakins coachThe Anaheim Ducks are set to announce the hiring of Dallas Eakins as their new head coach, according to multiple reports Sunday. The announcement could come as soon as Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Eakins, 52, is currently head coach of the Ducks' American Hockey League affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:16:31 -0400
FACTBOX-Why do employers fear Brazil's slavery 'dirty list'?
News ImageB razil's "dirty list" of employers that have engaged in slave labor is considered one the country's best tools in its efforts to end slave labor. It is a registry of employers that have been found by the government to have engaged in slave labor. Created in 2004, it has been hailed by the United Nations as a key tool in Brazil's anti-slavery drive.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:00:01 -0400
EXCLUSIVE-Major companies found using courts to avoid Brazil's slave labor 'dirty list'
News ImageMajor businesses in Brazil are using court injunctions to avoid being named and shamed on the country's slave labor "dirty list" - a practice that prosecutors and judges said weakened a key tool designed to stop companies profiting from slavery. A dozen firms that were found by the government to have engaged in slave labor have gone to court to halt a two-year inclusion on the list while they appeal the decision, records obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. If after two years, a company can demonstrate that has taken steps to improve working conditions, it is removed from the list - which currently features about 186 companies and individuals.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:00:00 -0400
Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown
News ImageMore than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago. Wang Dan and 21 others, backed by the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders, said they had submitted the complaint to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva forum which opens a three-week session on June 24. "We request the HRC investigate the gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms committed by the Chinese government during its military assault on peaceful protests," they said in statement.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:00:00 -0400
FOREX-Dollar holds near 2-week high after strong U.S. retail data
FOREX-Dollar holds near 2-week high after strong U.S. retail dataThe dollar hovered near a two-week high early on Monday, as strong U.S. retail sales data tempered some of the fears about a sharp downturn in the world's largest economy. While few expect the Fed to cut rates at Wednesday's policy review, traders are wagering that policy makers will do just that in coming months. Expectations of an interest rate cut at the Fed's June 18-19 meeting fell from 28.3% on Thursday to 21.7% according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:49:51 -0400
New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women
News ImageA new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with the city's eighth annual "Illegal" graffiti art show. In the mural, a Native American woman stands in front with her fist raised.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:37:47 -0400
Indonesian seaweed farmers seek $140 mln over oil spill in Australia
News ImageIndonesian seaweed farmers were set to seek more than A$200 million ($137 million) from Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production in a trial starting on Monday, to cover damage they say they suffered after Australia's worst oil spill. The class action represents more than 15,000 seaweed farmers who claim to have lost their livelihoods in the years after oil gushed into the Timor Sea for more than 74 days following an explosion at the Montara oil rig in August 2009. "We are now 10 years on from this environmental disaster and the oil company responsible and its wealthy Thai parent continue to deny the devastating impact their oil spewing out uncontrollably for months on end had on Indonesian seaweed farmers," Ben Slade, a lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, which is running the case, said in a statement.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:37:37 -0400
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Uruguay crush 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in Group C opener
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Uruguay crush 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in Group C openerUruguay crushed Ecuador 4-0 in their Copa America opener on Sunday with help from an early sending off that deflated their opponents and assured the 15-times champions the simplest of starts to their campaign. Uruguay were already leading 1-0 from a sixth minute Nicolas Lodeiro goal when Jose Quintero was shown a VAR-assisted red card for throwing an arm in an aerial challenge. The 23rd minute sending off put Uruguay firmly in the driving seat and Edinson Cavani with an acrobatic volley and Luis Suarez with a poachers goal made it 3-0 by half-time.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:36:49 -0400
Golf-Woods closes on upbeat note, no happy birthday for Mickelson
News ImageTiger Woods made another awful start before turning on the afterburners to shoot two-under 69 in the final round at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday. It was too little, too late, but Woods left the oceanside course with some positive vibes after a frustrating week at the scene of his greatest performance. "Again, got off to another crappy start and was able to fight it off," said Woods, who bogeyed four of the first six holes, the easiest stretch on the course, a day after bogeying two of the first three.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:34:15 -0400
Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims
News ImageThe agreement establishes terms for the restructuring of more than $18 billion in Puerto Rico's General Obligation (GO) and Public Buildings Authority (PBA) debt. The plan has the support of creditors holding about $3 billion in total GO and PBA claims, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico said. It expects to submit a debt-adjustment plan in Puerto Rico's court-supervised bankruptcy for approval within 30 days, according to the statement.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:26:50 -0400
Yemen's Houthis launch new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport: Al Masirah TV
News ImageYemen's Houthi movement launched a new drone attack targeting the Abha regional airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday. The Houthis have launched several strikes targeting Abha since last week, when a missile attack on the airport wounded 26 people. On Saturday, the group said it launched drone attacks on Abha and Jizan, another airport in southern Saudi Arabia.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:21:01 -0400
Soccer-Second half comeback gives Haiti 2-1 win over Bermuda
Soccer-Second half comeback gives Haiti 2-1 win over BermudaHaiti came from behind to beat Gold Cup debutants Bermuda 2-1 in Costa Rica on Sunday with Frantzdy Pierrot the hero thanks to a decisive second-half double. Dante Leverock put Bermuda 1-0 up in first half stoppage time but Pierrot headed Haiti level nine minutes after the break and then grabbed the winner eight minutes later. The game was played in Costa Ricas National Stadium, ahead of the co-hosts' Group B opener against Nicaragua.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:18:10 -0400
Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader Lam after mass protest
News ImageHong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty mounts over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and an extradition bill she postponed at the weekend. Organizers said almost 2 million protesters turned out on Sunday to demand that Lam step down in what is becoming the most significant challenge to Chinas relationship with the territory since it was handed back by Britain 22 years ago. "Her government cannot be an effective government, and will have much, much, much difficulties to carry on," veteran Democratic Party legislator James To told government-funded broadcaster RTHK.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:13:53 -0400
Padres, Rockies score modern-era most 92 runs in 4-game set
News ImageThe Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday. It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, especially in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to STATS.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:13:10 -0400
Padres rally in 9th again, top Rockies in slugfest
News ImageGreg Garcia had four hits, including a two-run triple as part of a four-run ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 14-13 in Denver on Sunday. Hunter Renfroe hit two home runs for San Diego, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits and was a home run short of a cycle. Gerardo Reyes (3-0) struck out the side in the eighth inning to get the win, and Kirby Yates got the last three outs for his 24th save.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:04:57 -0400
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