Two women arrested for trafficking girls to pay bond for family member

first_imgTwo women have been sentenced, and a man already in jail is facing additional charges, after officials found that the group trafficked underage girls in an attempt to raise money for the man’s bail.The incident occurred in the Western District of North Carolina.According to the report, Zerrell Fuentes, who had been jailed in a hit-and-run case, arranged for his wife Brianna Leshay Wright and his mother Tanya Fuentes to raise money on his behalf by trafficking young girls. Officials say Fuentes reportedly recruited the girls while he was in jail and his wife and mother executed the plan.Prosecutors say Zerrell contacted the three girls via phone and arranged for the girls to meet his wife and mother. Fuentes drove the girls to an area in Myrtle Beach and paid for their lodging. While Wright arranged for them to meet clients and posted advertisements on the internet.The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced sentences for both women Monday. Wright was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor, while Fuentes was been sentenced to two years for conspiracy.last_img read more

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Badgers raise roof, raze Gophers

first_imgPATRICK STATZ-BOYER/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team heavily promoted their “Raise the Roof charity” event. They then raised their game for it.In front of a season-high crowd of more than 15,000, the Badgers put on perhaps one of their finest all-around performances of the year on their way to a 70-57 victory over Minnesota (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten).Wisconsin (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten), which led by as many as 22 points in the second half, was fueled by strong guard play from juniors Janese Banks and Jolene Anderson and freshman Rae Lin D’Alie, who all scored in double figures.”I’m very proud of our basketball team,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “We weathered every storm that Minnesota brought to us.”Banks led the team in scoring 20 points, including nine points from behind the arc, and pulled down eight rebounds. Anderson, who didn’t score until inside of four minutes left in the first half, finished with 15 points. D’Alie scored 14 to go along with her six assists, and forward Mariah Dunham added 11 points.”I thought Janese attacked the basket very well,” Stone said. “She made very few mistakes. She makes her free throws, she plays defense, and her shot was on.”With seven minutes remaining in the first half, Banks caught fire and energized the record crowd, draining back-to-back three pointers to break open a 19-19 tie. The Badgers would go on to score 17 unanswered to end the first half and build a 36-19 halftime lead.”I didn’t realize we were building such a big run,” Banks said. “I just knew that our defense was picking up. You could feel it on the floor. It was a great feeling.”Earlier in the season at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, the Badgers were completely outplayed by the Gophers, who beat Wisconsin 71-53 by forcing 22 turnovers. Sunday was a totally different story as the Badgers were able to shut down Minnesota offensively and turn the defensive stops into points.”We got a lot of offense from defense today,” Stone said. “We’ve been looking for that for quite some time. We defended the drive fairly well; we got out to the shooters pretty well, and defended inside.”Despite shooting just 38 percent for the game, the Badgers played one of their most offensively sound games of the year, turning the ball over just twice in the first half and only seven times in the game, a record-low for any team playing in the Kohl Center.”That’s the best we’ve played all year,” Stone said. “From a 40-minute standpoint, this might be our best. … We shared the ball well, we got scoring from a lot of different areas, and withstood a rush. They cut it to 12 and a lot of things could have happened, but we held on.”Leading the way for Minnesota was sophomore guard Emily Fox, who notched 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Ashley Ellis-Milan, the only other Gopher to score in double digits, added 14. Minnesota was held to just 34 percent shooting on the game after making just six shots in the first half.”Obviously we’re extremely disappointed with the loss,” Minnesota head coach Pam Borton said. “I think we could have had a little better effort in the last 10 minutes of the first half and I think that’s where we let the game go. I think our defense and our lack of rebounding really says it all.”Minnesota was without their leading scorer, Kelly Roysland, who was out with a broken collarbone suffered in the team’s game against Iowa Thursday. Although Roysland had been averaging nearly 15 points a game, Borton and her team did not use her absence as an excuse for the team’s loss.”We’re not using any excuses for us not showing up ready to play,” Borton said. “We just need other people doing what they’re supposed to do out there and maybe just a little bit more. I think some of the people we have coming off the bench showed a little bit of youth and a little bit of inexperience out there.”With their third win in a row and second straight home victory, the Badgers improved their record to 11-2 at the Kohl Center this season, suffering losses to only Ohio State and Illinois. Next up Wisconsin will take on Indiana on the road as they hope to carry on the positive play from Sunday.”This was one of the best team efforts,” Anderson said. “It can’t stop here though. The win was good, but it’s got to go behind us. We have to focus on Indiana on Thursday. We just have to stay focused and continue what we’re doing.”last_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_imgBILL NEAL :9 Speaking of the Super Bowl:1. You can’t give the ball away 3 times.2. You don’t try 52 yard field goals in the first half with a chump kicker.3. I’ve said it all year, you’ve heard me…the No. 1 defense in the league has to play like the No. 1 defense in the league!!!:8 You still think we can’t support an NBA team? The next time you watch a game, look at the sold out arenas…every one of them.:7 I keep saying it, but nobody’s listening. All the Super Bowl coverage for a month or more on radio, T.V., newspapers, magazines, interviews, web sites, facebook, twitter, all that stuff mannnnnnn…and only three Black voices heard in Western Pa. and that’s for a league that’s 80 percent Black. C’mon Man !!!:6 If the “sky-hook” created by the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (quite possibly the greatest college and pro player of all time) is considered the most unstoppable shot in basketball, why doesn’t every player over 6’9” master it?? (I am talking to you Andrew Bynum).:5 Rayco Saunders, our local Light Heavyweight World Boxing Champion, has just completed his book and it’s the real deal. You better read it or he’s gonna knock you out!:4 If…IF “Mello” goes to L.A., it’s over!:3 Do this and do it now! Everyone reading this, pick up a pen and paper and send a quick note to our champion DeJuan Blair and congratulate him. Tell him how proud you are. (For you City League grads, just go on-line and get the address for the Spurs…HUH?):2 Hey “Raider Bob” the Steelers return to the Bowl next year. Take it to the bank. They’re still hungry.:1 Ulish Carter…Here come my Lakers!DOUBLE OVERTIME:00 A fond farewell to The Champions champion, Chuck Tanner. The Skipper for the “79” Pirates World Champion Team. You were Fam-i-lee !!!GAME OVER :10 OK…OK…OK, I was wrong. I missed one! The only one I missed all year. I said Mubarak would hold the seat and run Egypt and he pulled out. So shoot me why don’t ya? Oh, bad choice of words, my bad. (Wait…you thought I was talking about the Steelers winning the Super Bowl and Pouncey playing…double bad !!)last_img read more

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Freshmen Democrat Legislators Get Feel of 11th District

first_imgFreshmen state Assembly members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, representing the 11th Legislative District, work to acclimate themselves to state government and addressing the needs of constituents.By John BurtonOCEAN TOWNSHIP – It has definitely been a learning curve for freshmen state Assembly members Joann L. Downey and Eric J. Houghtaling, both Democrats, as they get their footing in Trenton and in their district. But at nearly the 100-day mark of their two-year term, they believe they’re on solid ground, working for their constituents.At this point, “It feels really nice to be part of the process,” Downey said from her legislative offices on Ocean’s West Park Avenue. She did acknowledge, however, “It’s taken a lot longer than we hoped,” learning to maneuver the halls of power.Taking their seats in January, Houghtaling noted “It was overwhelming…It takes you quite aback,” when you think about the history and responsibility of the role. “It’s really something,” he observed.“The biggest surprise was winning in the first place,” Houghtaling said, which both would admit.The two Democrats pulled off a surprise victory last November defeating eight-year Republican incumbents Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. The campaign got contentious and aggressive toward the end, with the relatively newly formed 11th District, which is seen as somewhat more Democrat-friendly (now including such municipalities as Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune), going for the two neophyte Democrats.In that race, “We were confident we worked as hard as we could,” to win the votes to secure the victory, winning seats for the Democratic majority, in what had been an exclusive Monmouth County Republican legislative block.The 11th District has 18 municipalities: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbor, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.As it stands “We have as good a relationship as we can,” with their Monmouth County GOP legislative counterparts, Houghtaling believes.He is a recently retired 39-year union member electrician who had served as a member of the Neptune Township Committee, including as its mayor. Houghtaling, a father and grandfather, continues to live in Neptune with his wife.Downey, who is originally from Hudson County, is a trial attorney who grew up mostly in Freehold Township where she still lives with her husband, an Ocean County Community College history professor, and daughters ages 5- and 6–years-old. This is her first elected office.Downey currently serves on the Financial Institution and Insurance, Regulated Professions and Women and Children committees. Houghtaling sits on the Agriculture and Natural Resources, Labor and Telecommunications and Utilities committeesNow in office, the two share offices in Ocean and Freehold for constituent services and have begun working on some issues that they see as priorities and have begun appreciating the complexity which their district faces.“It’s been one thing after another,” Houghtaling said. “We’re just jumping in to find out what’s going on before we make any decisions.”“I think we know one thing for sure,”, Houghtaling discovered in his short time in the Legislature’s lower house, “every aspect of state funding is underfunded.”That is particularly true of public education, and particularly of two public school districts in the 11th: Red Bank and Freehold Borough, the legislators said.According to Houghtaling’s and Downey’s office, due to continued flat funding from the state, their district’s schools are underfunded by $18.8 million for the 2015-16 school year on top of the $17.5 million from the prior year.The state has continually shortchanged those two districts, the legislators say, impacting the districts’ ability to continue to provide a thorough and efficient education.In Freehold, the issue is literally a concrete one, as the school district looks to address a way to come up with the needed $34 million to renovate an aging and outmoded school structure. Voters in the district have twice rejected a bond referendum for the construction money. And Downey said she appreciates the concerns of already strained taxpayers. Now the issue is to try to find a way to build that school, she said.“We cannot wait for the school funding to get resolved,” she said, calling the Freehold case “a crisis situation.”The two have begun looking at the opioid addiction problem rampant throughout the state. Heroin addiction is on the rise, clearly, but what needs to be addressed, as well, is the proliferation of prescription pain medication that is greatly contributing to the epidemic. Downey has been working with colleagues, looking at ways to have doctors and administrators more accountable for those prescriptions.Here in Monmouth County, horseracing, a long staple of the area economy, has been in tough straights in recent years. The legislators have been in discussions with those who run Freehold Raceway, which is in their district, and Monmouth Park, located in the 13th District, for means of reinvigorating these important businesses.“Yes, we do have different interests than other parts of the state,” Downey pointed out. “And we’re working hard to make these interests known, and advocate for Monmouth County.”last_img read more

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Saints announce veteran blueliner Tanner Lenting to bolster roster of current BCIHL champs

first_imgHe picked up five goals and 27 points in 43 games during the 2012/13 campaign to lead all Devils’ blueliners and served as the team’s captain. In 83 career PJHL games, Lenting totaled 13 goals, 54 points and 70 penalty minutes.”Tanner is a smart and reliable blueliner with good size who also has the skill to contribute on offense and on the power-play,” sids Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He was a leader and a key player in North Delta this season, and he’s also been gaining some great experience with the Surrey Eagles during their very successful playoff run. He brings all the ingredients to be a successful athlete at the college level.” The 20-year old also picked up one assist in four games with the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles during the 2012/13 regular season, and made nine more appearances during the team’s postseason run that ended with a Fred Page Cup championship series win over the Penticton Vees.He is currently rostered with the Eagles as they represent the BCHL at the Western Canadian Cup in Nanaimo. Lenting will join a number of fellow Saints recruits in Selkirk’s Business Administration program. “I chose Selkirk College based on their winning hockey program and from having heard nothing but good things about the experience from my friends on the team,” said Lenting, who describes himself as a solid stay-at-home defenseman who makes a good first pass.”I’m looking forward to helping the Saints’ capture another BCIHL championship while also continuing to improve my own game.” Lenting is the fourth defenceman and ninth player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season. He joins forwards Darnell Dyck (Langley, BCHL), Markus McCrea (Youngstown, USHL) and Garrett Kucher (Osoyoos, KIJHL), blueliners Stefan Gonzales (Aldergrove, PJHL), Arie Postmus (Beaver Valley, KIJHL) and Ryan Procyshyn (Delta, PJHL) and goaltenders Myles Hovdebo (LaRonge, SJHL) and Marcus Beesley (Nelson, KIJHL). The Selkirk Saints are not planning to make it a one-and-done year at the top of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.The current BCIHL champs continue to add to the best team in 2012-13 by  announcing a playing commitment from defenceman Tanner Lenting of Richmond to attend Selkirk College beginning in the 2013/14 BCIHL season. Lenting has spent the past two seasons with the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s North Delta Devils, where he earned a reputation as one of the league’s top defencemen.last_img read more

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Humboldt Crabs score four in the 13th inning to claim comeback win over San Diego Waves

first_imgARCATA >> The Crabs’ four-hour tour Friday night certainly had its share of twists and turns.And even as what easily turned into the longest game of the young season blew past 11 p.m., there was one more major turn to be had before the home stretch was upon those of the announced crowd of 605 were still attendance.A night after defensive miscues came back to haunt them, the Crabs benefited from a pair of huge errors to plate four runs in the top of the 13th inning, as Humboldt rallied for a …last_img read more

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Press Release: Top 50 most valuable South African brands to be announced

first_imgBrand South Africa in partnership with Brand Finance and Brand Africa will reveal the top 50 South African brands that matter. (Image: MTN)Johannesburg, Thursday 20 July – Brand South Africa, in partnership with Brand Finance and Brand Africa, will on Wednesday 26 July, announce the Top 50 South African commercial brands.Announced annually since 2013, the top 50 South African most valuable brands are evaluated by Brand Finance at three different levels. These include: branded business value, brand valuation and brand value. Brand Finance calculates brand value using the Royalty Relief methodology, which determines the value a company would be willing to pay to license its brand as if it did not own it. This approach involves estimating the future revenue attributable to a brand and calculating a royalty rate that would be charged for the use of the brand.“These South African companies help to fly the country’s flag high – domestically and internationally. In today’s market, it is crucial to stand apart from the crowd. The competition is no longer on a local stage, organisations now compete on the global stage. We celebrate these commercial brands for their contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness” said Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela.Media is invited as follows:Date: Wednesday 26 July 2017Time: 08h30-11h00Venue: Nelson Mandela Foundation107 Central StreetHoughtonRSVP: Ntombi Ntanzi, 081 704 1488; email [email protected] South Africa will be pleased to facilitate requests for interviews.Participate in the conversation on #SANationBrandlast_img read more

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Soaring Eagles pierce Archers

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES The Archers had one final stab at stealing the victory, but Ben Mbala and Montalbo bungled their attempts under duress as the Eagles completed a seven-game sweep of the first round while sending their rivals to their second loss in seven games for a tie of second with Adamson.Earlier, National U sent University of the Philippines reeling to a third straight loss while enhancing its own Final Four bid with a 77-70 victory.Matt Salem produced a breakout performance with 21 points as the Bulldogs notched their third win in seven games, tying their victims at fifth spot.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga quickly quashed talk that the Eagles have supplanted the Archers as the favorites this season.“Its too early to talk about that,” said Arespacochaga. “It was an upset on our part. La Salle is still the favorite, I guess.”Mbala, coming off a career-best 39 points against University of the East on Thursday, was held to just 18 this time as the Eagles clogged the lane and double teamed him at every opportunity.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa A missed free throw during last season’s finals haunted Ateneo guard Matt Nieto until Sunday when he delivered the Blue Eagles’ biggest victory yet in UAAP Season 80.Given the opportunity to exorcise the ghost of the loss to fierce rival La Salle, Nieto came through with the biggest plays of the game, including two foul shots with 3.1 seconds remaining that lifted the Blue Eagles to a thrilling 76-75 victory over the Green Archers before a crowd of 14,717 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT First Game: NU 77 – UP 70NU 77—Salem 21, Gaye 13, Alejandro 12, Joson 6, Diputado 5, Tibayan 4, Yu 3, Abatayo 3, Mosqueda 2, Morido 2, Aquino 2, Bartlett 2, Flores 2, Cauilan 0, Lastimosa 0, Rangel 0.UP 70—Desiderio 15, Dario 11, Gomez de Liano Ja 10, Lim 7, Ouattara 6, Manzo 6, Lao 6, Prado 5, Gomez de Liano Ju 4, Vito 0, Ricafort 0.Quarters: 18-21, 33-38, 56-53, 77-70Second Game: ATENEO 76 – DLSU 75ATENEO 76—Nieto Ma 16, Asistio 14, Mendoza 10, Ravena 9, Verano 6, Go 4, Tolentino 4, Nieto Mi 4, Black 4, Mamuyac 3, Ikeh 2.DLSU 75—Rivero R 19, Mbala 18, Go 11, Rivero P 8, Caracut 5, Paraiso 5, Tratter 4, Montalbo 3, Santillian 2, Gonzales 0.Quarters: 28-16, 43-36, 63-62, 76-75 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Meralco back for unfinished business Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “Everyday I kept thinking about that,” Nieto said of his missed free throw in Game 2 of the finals that hastened the Eagles’ loss to the Archers. “I promised myself it won’t happen again.”Down 74-75 with 7.1 seconds remaining, Nieto forced the turnover on the inbound play for Andrei Caracut, before drawing the foul off Kib Montalbo that sent him to the line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt wasn’t total redemption, but for Nieto, there was plenty of satisfaction knowing that his pressure-packed foul shots sealed the win, fashioned out desspite Ateneo not hitting a field goal in the last five minutes.“I was just relaxed, just like in practice,” said the third-year guard, who finished with 16 points. “It’s still a long way to go for us (this season), but its just nice to beat La Salle.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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Help for Employers Making Online Annual Returns

first_img Employers still in the process of submitting their annual returns (SO2), due April 1, will be able to get assistance with the mandatory online filing of these from Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) officers, who will be on duty at tax offices being opened on Saturday (March 30).The TAJ says their St. Andrew, Spanish Town, May Pen, Mandeville, Savanna-la-Mar, Montego Bay, and St. Ann’s Bay offices will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday business hours, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the TAJ further notes in a statement.The TAJ is urging employers to file on time to avoid the $5,000 monthly penalty for non-compliance.Meanwhile, the Authority advises that taxpayers will be able to conduct their usual weekday transactions at any of the offices being opened on Saturday.These include driver’s licence renewals, processing of motor-vehicle documents, property tax and traffic ticket payments, and Taxpayer Registration Number applications. Audit and compliance activities will, however, not be facilitated.The TAJ is also reminding persons of its “fast, secure, convenient, and user-friendly” suite of online services, which can be accessed at www.jamauicatax.gov.jm, for persons not wishing to do inline transactions.They may also call the TAJ’s Customer Care Centre at 888-TAX-HELP (888-829-4357) for further information. Employers still in the process of submitting their annual returns (SO2), due April 1, will be able to get assistance with the mandatory online filing of these from Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) officers, who will be on duty at tax offices being opened on Saturday (March 30). The Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday business hours, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the TAJ further notes in a statement. Story Highlights The TAJ says their St. Andrew, Spanish Town, May Pen, Mandeville, Savanna-la-Mar, Montego Bay, and St. Ann’s Bay offices will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

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AP Explains A look at where the UK is in terms of

first_imgLONDON – The British government has published a series of documents laying out its plans for what it will do in the event it fails to secure a deal on its future relationship with the European Union following Brexit.On Thursday, it published the first 25 of more than 70 papers on a “no deal” Brexit. They cover everything from financial services to nuclear materials.Britain is due to leave the EU in a little more than seven months. In recent weeks, concerns have risen that the country could crash out of the bloc with no deal, which could seriously hobble trade and weaken security ties.WHERE WE AREBritain voted to leave the EU in a referendum on June 23, 2016, after 51.9 per cent of the people backed Brexit. On March 29, 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the EU of Britain’s intention to leave. That kicked off a two-year negotiation period on the terms of the separation — a process so difficult some have compared to unscrambling an egg. Negotiators say they need to reach an agreement by October to ensure there is time for Parliament and the remaining 27 EU members to approve the final deal on the future relationship before Britain leaves the bloc.WHAT HAS BEEN AGREED (IN THEORY)In December, Britain and the EU agreed on the initial terms of the divorce, allowing negotiators to move on to talks about the future relationship between the two sides.The divorce agreement guarantees that the 3.7 million or so EU citizens living in Britain will have the right to stay after Brexit. The same applies for the estimated 1.2 million British citizens living in EU countries.Britain also agreed to pay the EU a divorce settlement that many estimate could touch 40 billion pounds ($52 billion) to cover the U.K.’s share of commitments made while Britain was a member.But the trickiest part of the deal was Britain’s pledge that it wouldn’t re-establish border posts and customs checks along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the only land border between a post-Brexit Britain and the EU. While the commitment is designed to protect the peace process in Northern Ireland, it raises thorny questions about sovereignty and territorial integrity for Theresa May’s minority government, which relies on the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to pass legislation.While these issues have been settled in principle, the document approved by both sides stipulated that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,” meaning that implementation hinges on successful completion of an agreement on future relations.WHAT REMAINS TO BE AGREEDEverything involving future relations between Britain and the EU, including trade, security co-operation and immigration rules is up for discussion.The overarching question is what type of access British companies will have to the EU’s market of 500 million people. Britain wants “as frictionless trade as possible,” but the EU says the U.K. can only have tariff-free access if it abides by the bloc’s rules, including free movement of people. Britain is reluctant to accept this because concern about the scale of immigration was one of the driving issues in the Brexit vote, and the government has promised to take back control of the country’s borders, laws and economy.Britain has argued that the EU should compromise because of the deep links, and not just on economic matters. The government stresses that continued co-operation on issues such as security and scientific research will benefit both sides.WHAT ABOUT A TRANSITION TO EASE THE SHOCK?Britain has proposed a transition period in which current EU rules would remain in effect until the end of 2020 to give businesses and individuals time to adjust to the changes. But that is subject to negotiation, so there’s no certainty over a transition period. Commentators have raised concerns about shortages of food and medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Britain’s Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said Thursday that Britain was determined to “manage the risks and embrace the opportunities” of Brexit, dismissing headlines that the U.K. could run out of sandwich supplies and other staples.WHAT IS HAPPENING THURSDAYThe government began releasing a series of contingency planning documents intended to help individuals, businesses and other organizations prepare for a no-deal Brexit. While the opposition says this is intended to scare people into supporting whatever deal the government negotiates, government officials say they are simply being prudent in planning for the worst-case scenario.last_img read more

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