Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to hold up to 5,600 more people in custody in California, according to a Request For Information document the agency posted last month.The agency is responsible for immigration detention nationwide and often contracts that work out to private prison companies. Its recent request indicates potential plans for more contracted detention space in the areas of responsibility for all three of its California field offices — San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.The Request For Information document specifies that within the San Diego Field Office’s area of responsibility, the agency hopes to find facilities that can hold between 1,400 and 1,600 people within 75 to 180 miles of the Calexico City Library.That field office is currently responsible for two detention facilities, one in Otay Mesa and one in Calexico, according to ICE’s website. In the Los Angeles Field Office’s area, the document seeks potential facilities that … [Read more...] about ICE wants more immigration detention space in California
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Video PUBLISHED: 14:14 17 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:14 17 May 2019 An ice cream chimney cake from Chimneys. Photo: Rosanna Elliott Archant A new stall selling Eastern European inspired pastries has opened on Norwich Market. An ice cream chimney cake from Chimneys. Photo: Rosanna ElliottWilliam Holmes, 26, has opened Chimneys at stall 126, row F.The stall specialises in the Eastern European sweet treat chimney cakes - tubular pastry filled with ice cream.Mr Holmes, who is from Old Catton, said he decided to start the business after travelling to the Czech Republic, where the pastries are very popular.He said: "I went on holiday to Prague and discovered stalls selling the pastries on practically every street corner.Chimneys sells large and mini chimney cakes. Photo: Rosanna Elliott"It inspired me to bring them over to the UK, they are delicious and luxurious and I'm sure people in Norwich will really enjoy them." Chimneys sells two flavours of pastries currently - coconut, and … [Read more...] about Ice cream chimney stall opens on Norwich Market
Just beyond the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula lies an iceberg graveyard. There, in the Scotia Sea, many of the icebergs escaping from Antarctica begin to melt, depositing sediment from the continent that had been trapped in the ice onto the seafloor. Now, a team of researchers has embarked on a two-month expedition to excavate the deposited debris, hoping to discover secrets from the southernmost continent’s climatic past. That hitchhiking sediment, the researchers say, can help piece together how Antarctica’s vast ice sheet has waxed and waned over millennia. And knowing how much the ice melted in some of those warmest periods, such as the Pliocene Epoch about 3 million years ago, may provide clues to the ice sheet’s future. That includes how quickly the ice may melt in today’s warming world and by how much, says paleoclimatologist Michael Weber of the University of Bonn in Germany. Weber and Maureen Raymo, a paleoclimatologist at … [Read more...] about Antarctica’s iceberg graveyard could reveal the ice sheet’s future
Rob Gillies, Associated Press Updated 12:55 pm CDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver. China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of the top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday, March 21, 2019, that exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at this time. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) less FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver. China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds ... more Photo: Darryl Dyck, AP … [Read more...] about China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds
Peggy’s data were a bit of a shock.From an anchored vantage point in an expanse of the southeastern Bering Sea west of Alaska, Peggy, or mooring M2, had monitored conditions in the water for 25 years. A line of sensors extended down more than 70 meters to where Peggy was tethered to the seafloor, collecting information on temperature, salinity and other properties of the water.Most years, the waxing and waning of floating sea ice follows a consistent seasonal pattern that is reflected in Peggy’s data. By November, sea ice migrates in through the Bering Strait or forms in some parts of the Bering Sea. As a by-product of the sea ice formation, a large mass of cold, salty water begins to pool near the seafloor. In the spring, phytoplankton bloom, and by early summer, the sea ice begins to melt away. The cold pool, however, lingers through the summer. With an average temperature just below zero degrees Celsius — a few degrees colder than the surrounding water — … [Read more...] about What happens when the Bering Sea’s ice disappears?