Former California politician admits to laundering investors’ money meant for BART cafes

A former state assemblyman admitted to using investors’ money intended for the construction of Peet’s Coffee shops in Bay Area transit stations for his businesses. Terry Goggin, 78, pleaded guilty Thursday to money laundering charges and faces up to 10 years in prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Goggin, an attorney who served in […]

Social Notes: ICRF luncheon takes action against cancer

ICRF team players Jordanna Feifer, CEO Alexandra Schwartz, GM Sheryl Ramroop, co-chairs Michelle Lipper and Alana Wexler Schwartz, honorary co-chair Dale Boidman, keynote speaker Kris Carr, community honouree Nathalie Hazan, co-chairs Alana Geller and Leah Moss, and ICRF president Jeffrey Bernstein stand proud at ICRF’s Women of Action Luncheon. HOWARD KAY PHOTOGRAPHY In a breakout […]

Macron pension reform: France paralysed by biggest strike in years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome of the protests turned violent France’s largest nationwide strike in years has severely disrupted schools and transport. Workers are angry about planned pension reforms that would see them retiring later or facing reduced payouts. More than 800,000 workers from a wide range of professions demonstrated against […]

Lucas Torreira sends message to Freddie Ljungberg over his Arsenal future

Lucas Torreira struggled to win over former Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty) Lucas Torreira has hinted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal in January and is determined to force his way back into the starting XI under Freddie Ljungberg. The Uruguay international enjoyed an impressive debut campaign last season following his £26million transfer […]

Ontario’s Catholic teachers receive ‘no board’ report, will be in legal strike position by Dec. 21

Ontario’s Catholic teachers have received a no-board report, putting them in a legal strike position just before Christmas. Their union had made the request of the conciliator last week, as talks continue to stall with the provincial government. This latest move is yet another sign of growing unrest in the education sector, following a one-day […]

UK election Scottish independence

A view from St Rule’s Tower overlooks the town of St Andrews, Scotland. St Andrews, Scotland —It’s a bitterly cold November day in the Scottish town of St Andrews, the kind of morning when the grass crackles underfoot like broken glass. Undeterred, tourists swaddled in puffer jackets and armed with selfie sticks ascend the cathedral […]

What Happens to Brexit Now?

In May 1832, a political and ideological struggle between Reformers and Reactionaries brought Britain the closest it has been to revolution. In the “Days of May” of 1832, Britain abandoned its stagnant, century-old politics that had barely changed since the Acts of Union in 1707, and entered a new phase in which politics became formalised. […]