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2014-01-12 23:00:21

Ocean activities and 10 kids activities in Los Angeles have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Let the ocean come alive at home with these great tips from seasoned Moms. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Dreaming of the ocean during winter? Look no further. Over 14 ocean activities and 10 kids activities in Los Angeles have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Have a blast together with the kids exploring new things. The ocean is a magical place. Some may be lucky enough to to...

2013-06-27 23:00:51

70%* of 457 Visa holders intend to become permanent Australians residents, yet many are still shunned by the banks when applying for a credit card, according to finance comparison service http://www.creditcard.com.au Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Following contact with major Australian financial institutions to establish whether or not they provide credit cards to holders of the 457 Skilled Migrant Visa, comparison website creditcard.com.au has found that the banks are mostly...

2009-03-24 23:01:00

Effective Alternatives to Detention Could Save Up to $2,500 Per Person Per Month WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people languish in U.S. immigration detention facilities every year -- including a number of U.S. citizens -- without receiving a hearing to determine whether their detention is warranted, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) said in a report released today. The report, Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA, shows that, in...

2006-08-14 07:31:03

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia abandoned plans for tougher new asylum laws on Monday after a revolt by government lawmakers, as eight illegal immigrants were found on a remote island in the Timor Sea. The new laws, drawn up to ease Indonesian concerns after Australia granted asylum to 43 Papuans, would have sent all asylum seekers who arrived by boat on mainland Australia to detention camps on the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru. But Prime Minister John Howard...

2006-08-14 00:21:24

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia abandoned on Monday plans for tougher new asylum laws, designed to ease Indonesian concerns, after a revolt by government lawmakers ensured Prime Minister John Howard could not pass the legislation. The revolt handed Howard the biggest parliamentary defeat in his conservative government's 10 years in office, and forced him to withdraw the changes ahead of a vote. "The whole bill is out," Howard told reporters, adding he accepted that he did not have the...

2006-06-10 05:51:11

SYDNEY (Reuters) - At least 26 Australian citizens had been detained in the past as suspected illegal immigrants, a Department of Immigration spokeswoman said on Saturday. They were among 220 cases of detention of suspected illegal immigrants which the department has referred to Australia's ombudsman for review. But the spokeswoman denied weekend media reports that the 26 had been wrongly detained. Their cases covered a wide range of circumstances such as short-term detention for...

2006-04-10 23:58:35

CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian review of how it grants visas to asylum seekers could undermine the integrity and credibility of its refugee process, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday that the system was under review after a recent Immigration Department decision to grant asylum to 42 boat people from Indonesia's Papua province strained ties between Canberra and Jakarta. The government is considering...

2006-04-07 01:52:02

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will review how it grants visas to asylum seekers, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday, after Indonesia complained it was not consulted over Canberra's decision to give 42 Papuans protection visas. Australia's Immigration Department recognized the 42 boat people from Indonesia's troubled Papua province as refugees last month after they sailed from their homeland in a traditional outrigger with a banner accusing Indonesia of genocide. Jakarta...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'