June 26, 2019

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US border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant children

US border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant childrenThe acting commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, amid an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children. His departure comes amid mounting public backlash over alarmingly unsanitary conditions at an overcrowded migrant facility in Clint, Texas where the discovery of poor care and lack of access to showers or clean clothing prompted the relocation of 250 detained children. The situation has led immigration activists and Democrats to step up criticism of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies. Mr Sanders, whose resignation was first reported by The New York Times, has led the agency since April, when Mr Trump reshuffled the management of US immigration agencies under the Department of Homeland Security. Before taking over CBP, he was the agency's chief operating officer and had also been the Transportation Security Administration's chief technology officer. A temporary detention facility in Clint, Texas Credit: AFP Mr Trump said he had not ask for Mr Sanders to quit, calling him a good man and saying he did not know why he decided to resign. Dealing with a surge of migrants at the US -Mexico border has been a priority for Mr Trump - but the president has proven unable to push most of his goals through Congress. On Tuesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives said they plan to approve $4.5 billion (£3.5 billion) in emergency funding to address the crisis caused by the migrant surge, but the measure has drawn a veto threat from Mr Trump. "This week we have to solve the humanitarian crisis," Hakeem Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus Chairman said, predicting that the funding package would pass the House with a "strong Democratic vote." But lawmakers were also rushing to add language before the vote to mandate better health and nutrition standards at border facilities. The changes were being made after some liberal Democrats expressed alarm that not enough was being done to improve conditions at the border, where the number of migrants apprehended surged in May to the highest level since 2006.


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Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Safari

Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC SafariWhile it may be a replica of the real deal, this 911 SC is ready for rallying.One of the coolest things about the 1980s was production-based racecars, which were born in order to satisfy motorsport homologation requirements. Nowadays, these vehicles are extremely valuable, due to the fact that many of them were purposefully used and driven hard.Porsche’s iconic 911 is one of these vehicles where ownership is expensive, with many examples being restoration items that are usually reserved for collectors. However, this 1983 Porsche 911 SC is both restored and ready for hard driving, as it is a replica of the Rothman East African Safari 911SCRS racecar.Trissl Sports Cars in Florence, Alabama offers this unique Porsche for sale. When the car arrived with them, it needed a full restoration after sitting in a field for 20 years. At that point, they decided to pay tribute to one of their favorite racecars of all time.Martin’s Classic Cars in Huntsville, AL rebuilt the 3.0-liter engine, and it features upgrades such as ported and polished heads from Ollie’s Engineering, an improved carburetor, Dougherty Camshafts, and race cams. Additionally, the transmission received a reseal and it utilizes a lightweight clutch kit. Trissl believes that there are around 100 miles on the engine build, but they do not have sufficient documentation to prove this, so the vehicle is sold with the true miles unknown.Vintage Auto Craft in Nashville, TN handled the paint on this Porsche, using pictures and measurements from the original Rothmans car to perfect its look. They also custom fabricated the TRE Motorsports front oil cooler to work with the factory front bumper, and sourced a rear lightweight Porsche wing and molded it to the factory trunk lid. TRE Motorsports also created a custom Hella light pod for the front of the vehicle, while Freddie Louis Auto Accessories from Huntsville, AL tackled the exterior graphics.Last but not least, this 911 rides on the factory Fuchs wheels and also features tires tread set up for usage in snow and ice. The brake system consists of Bremtek Racing parts, while TRE Motorsports cooked up a set of custom-made Bilstein coilovers.The asking price for this rally-ready 911 is $123,942, which certainly makes it harder to justify putting this Porsche through its paces. What would you do with this beautiful Porsche? Read More... Could The Singer DLS Be The Greatest Porsche 911 Ever Made? 1983 Porsche 911 SC Formerly Owned By Alton Brown Is For Sale


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Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Safari

Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC SafariWhile it may be a replica of the real deal, this 911 SC is ready for rallying.One of the coolest things about the 1980s was production-based racecars, which were born in order to satisfy motorsport homologation requirements. Nowadays, these vehicles are extremely valuable, due to the fact that many of them were purposefully used and driven hard.Porsche’s iconic 911 is one of these vehicles where ownership is expensive, with many examples being restoration items that are usually reserved for collectors. However, this 1983 Porsche 911 SC is both restored and ready for hard driving, as it is a replica of the Rothman East African Safari 911SCRS racecar.Trissl Sports Cars in Florence, Alabama offers this unique Porsche for sale. When the car arrived with them, it needed a full restoration after sitting in a field for 20 years. At that point, they decided to pay tribute to one of their favorite racecars of all time.Martin’s Classic Cars in Huntsville, AL rebuilt the 3.0-liter engine, and it features upgrades such as ported and polished heads from Ollie’s Engineering, an improved carburetor, Dougherty Camshafts, and race cams. Additionally, the transmission received a reseal and it utilizes a lightweight clutch kit. Trissl believes that there are around 100 miles on the engine build, but they do not have sufficient documentation to prove this, so the vehicle is sold with the true miles unknown.Vintage Auto Craft in Nashville, TN handled the paint on this Porsche, using pictures and measurements from the original Rothmans car to perfect its look. They also custom fabricated the TRE Motorsports front oil cooler to work with the factory front bumper, and sourced a rear lightweight Porsche wing and molded it to the factory trunk lid. TRE Motorsports also created a custom Hella light pod for the front of the vehicle, while Freddie Louis Auto Accessories from Huntsville, AL tackled the exterior graphics.Last but not least, this 911 rides on the factory Fuchs wheels and also features tires tread set up for usage in snow and ice. The brake system consists of Bremtek Racing parts, while TRE Motorsports cooked up a set of custom-made Bilstein coilovers.The asking price for this rally-ready 911 is $123,942, which certainly makes it harder to justify putting this Porsche through its paces. What would you do with this beautiful Porsche? Read More... Could The Singer DLS Be The Greatest Porsche 911 Ever Made? 1983 Porsche 911 SC Formerly Owned By Alton Brown Is For Sale


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Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look like

Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look likeIf you rewind the clock back a bit to before Samsung's disastrous aborted launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone that was supposed to have been in April, you may recall the company's lofty ambitious that looked beyond the first iteration of this new device. We were hearing estimates last year that Samsung wanted to start the Galaxy Fold's initial production run at a minimum of 1 million units and that the Fold also wouldn't be a one-off. That the company, in other words, was hoping to release a new version of the foldable phone every year, the same way it does with its Galaxy flagship devices.Fast forward to today. We still don't know when Samsung will try again for a release the Galaxy Fold, but it does appear the company is still thinking beyond it, in terms of other foldable devices.A new report out of Korea sheds light on future Samsung foldable smartphones, noting that at least two new foldables are currently in the works.In terms of the design, one of them -- perhaps the Galaxy Fold 2 -- is mentioned as folding vertically, with a sort of clamshell form factor and sporting a 6.7-inch OLED display. It's rumored to be set for a 2020 launch, which of course should be taken with a grain of salt since we still don't have Samsung's first try at this new kind of device yet.According to the report, this next foldable will be differentiated from what Samsung was trying to do with the original Galaxy Fold, which was an attempt to combine elements of a smartphone and tablet. The focus this next time around will supposedly be on "portability," and it will fold inward.The other thing this new report stresses is that foldables are still very much a part of Samsung's long-term product roadmap. The company will even reportedly house these devices within a new product family and use them as a possible new vehicle for energizing the somewhat stagnant smartphone market, thanks to customers that have gotten too-used to boring rectangular slabs that, at a high level, look and operate pretty similarly these days.All in all, certainly interesting, but look. Samsung is nothing if not an incredibly ambitious consumer electronics giant, and it's good to see an appetite for experimentation. We still need to see a lot more evidence, however, before we'll be convinced that mainstream users will regard foldable smartphones as The Next Big Thing. Best of luck, though!


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9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


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