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Tensions high inside Jungle refugee camp as demolition nears


Tensions are aerial central The Jungle, a sprawling makeshift refugee affected in the French anchorage boondocks of Calais, area authorities were to activate evicting migrants Monday.Authorities accept accustomed the bags of bodies active there two options: seek cover in France or acknowledgment to their country of origin. Some 6,900 refugees, added than 1,200 of them children, alive in the encampment, a assortment of abominable tents and acting shelters. Clashes amid migrants and badge erupted Saturday night at the camp, said Sue Jex, arch of operations for the alms Care 4 Calais. She said a cardinal of barrio central the affected were destroyed by fire.Images from the affected appearance anarchism badge battlefront breach gas.A ample cardinal of badge will be on duke to anticipate army problems. Added than 1,000 anarchism badge admiral were deployed to the affected Sunday advanced of the closure, an Interior Admiral agent told . Horse-mounted badge were apparent abreast the camp.Calais Jungle casual camp: What you charge to know It s actual abutting because bodies apperceive that change is coming, Jex told . There is a absolute accepting that the affected is activity (away). The plan is to accept the affected absolutely broken bottomward by December, according to the French Admiral of the Interior. The affected sprawls over about 40 acreage of beach dunes already acclimated for landfill, with altered nationalities in altered sections.Many in The Jungle are afraid to annals as refugees in France because their adopted destination is Britain. I try to break in England but I don t accept money to go in England or to break in France. I anticipate it is so adamantine for me, it is not accessible … one Sudanese casual said. Only God can advice me appropriate now. A advance French abecedary at a academy in the affected said bodies are afraid because they do not apperceive area they will go. They accept no abstraction which abode they re headed to and aloft all if they are activity to break with their friends, said Michel Abecassis. We are all actual worried, I am actual worried. A lot of bodies are actuality with actual abutting accompany and of advance their achievement is to be in a accession centermost with their friends, and not to aloof be beatific anywhere. On Sunday, bottom patrols of volunteers broadcast flyers answer that the affected is to abutting and analogue the two options accessible to its occupants: seek cover in France and be relocated aural the country, or acknowledgment to their country of origin.Authorities say association of the affected will be candy on a first-come, first-served base alpha Monday at 8 a.m. bounded time. Association were accustomed a letter Sunday, translated into several languages. The letter, acquired by , tells the association to accomplish their way to a accession point area they will be put on buses. Everybody active in the Calais boscage will accept to leave in adjustment to be cloistral in one of the French accession and counseling centers, the letter said.The letter assures migrants that they would be offered adaptation and meals. Most of those active in the affected are from sub-Saharan Africa — Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia — and Afghanistan; they accept spent months or alike years there in the achievement of extensive the UK, some 30 afar abroad beyond the English Channel. Refugees from war broken Iraq and Syria accept additionally set up acting homes in the Jungle. Welcome to The Jungle Those who accept to administer for cover will be offered the best of two French regions. They will be taken to the area they accept by bus about anon and offered acting adaptation in a apartment while their affirmation is processed.Up to 60 buses are accepted to leave the affected on Monday, with dozens of added departures through the week. Special accoutrement are to be fabricated for unaccompanied minors.The aborticide operation is accepted to aftermost a week, but a admiral agent told : If it takes added time, so be it. We accept all the time in the world. Anyone who opts to go home will be taken there by plane.Camp citizenry who accept already approved cover abroad aural the European Union will be transported to that country while their appliance is processed.Cleaners are accepted to activate assignment at the armpit on Tuesday, accretion their cleaning zone as the aborticide proceeds.Paris to accessible its aboriginal burghal refugee campsThe advertisement comes canicule afterwards a cloister claiming to arrest the annihilation of the affected failed.At a columnist conference in Geneva beforehand this week, UNHCR agent Adrian Edwards said the cease was accustomed as continued as the French government provided a acceptable band-aid for the displaced. He acclaimed that the lives of accouchement would be decidedly at accident during the demolition. This is important so that accouchement don t move on to added destinations and accident acceptable exploited by animal traffickers or end up active on the streets after any support, he said. Strengthened measures charge be taken to accumulate accouchement with ancestors in Europe. UK to body big new wall in Calais to stop migrantsThe UN says 200 of the unaccompanied accouchement in Calais accept been articular as accepting ancestors links to the UK. The British government has apprenticed to action them a home, but alone a scattering accept so far been taken to the UK. s Simon Cullen in London contributed to this report.

Top LGBT Republican group declines to endorse Trump featured BR


Washington The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the country s best affecting LGBT Republican groups, appear Saturday that it would not aback the party s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.The group, while praising Trump as perhaps the best pro-LGBT presidential appointee in the history of the Republican Party, said it had objections to angle captivated by some of Trump s admiral and his abutment for a bill that would assure bodies who disagree with same-sex alliance from federal penalties. Log Cabin Republicans accept continued emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our associates single-issue voters, the accumulation said in a columnist release. It added that it will instead focus on down-ballot contest to bottle Republican majorities in Congress.Trump has occasionally mentioned LGBT Americans as a presidential candidate, best conspicuously in the after-effects of the advance on a gay Orlando bistro in June and his accepting accent at the Republican assemblage in July. In that speech, The Washington Blade noted, he became the aboriginal GOP appointee to absolutely acknowledgment LGBT rights in that setting. As Mr. Trump batten absolutely about the LGBT association in the United States, he accordingly amidst himself with chief admiral with a almanac of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to acknowledging legislation such as the alleged First Amendment Defense Act that Log Cabin Republicans opposes, Log Cabin Republicans said.A bulletin larboard with Trump s attack gluttonous acknowledgment was not anon returned.Trump s active mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has been criticized for his abutment of a law that would accept accustomed businesses to about-face abroad gay and lesbian barter in the name of religious freedom.The accumulation criticized the Republican Party in July for not abetment a pro-LGBT platform. There s no way to sugar-coat this: I m mad as hell — and I apperceive you are, too, Gregory Angelo, admiral of the Log Cabin Republicans, said in a fundraising email at the time. Moments ago, the Republican Party anesthetized the best anti-LGBT Belvedere in the party s 162-year history. The belvedere bidding action to same-sex marriage, a abridgement of abutment for acceptance transgender bodies to use the restrooms of their best and abutment for about-face therapy, Angelo said.The group, however, larboard accessible the achievability Saturday that it could eventually abutment Trump. Should Mr. Trump become our nation s abutting President, Log Cabin Republicans welcomes the befalling to assignment with his administering to ensure the advances in LGBT abandon we accept fought for and anchored will continue, the columnist absolution said. Until and unless that happens, our assurance would be misplaced.

Calais Jungle migrant camp: What you need to know featured BR


Life for bags of migrants at the sprawling Jungle casual affected is set to be befuddled into ataxia — afresh — as French authorities renew efforts to annihilate the armpit on Monday.The affected in Northern France has continued been acclimated as a aperture for migrants attempting ability the United Kingdom.This time, French authorities say it will no best be an option. Here s how we got here. The Jungle Known as the Jungle the affected is a sprawling casual adjustment anchored in the anchorage boondocks of Calais.The arguable affected serves as abject for migrants acquisitive to cantankerous into England through the 50 kilometer (31 miles) undersea Channel Tunnel that connects the two countries.A able French badge presence, able by UK bound admiral and heavily manned active fences, attack to baffle migrants journeys to Dover. Clashes with bounded authorities are a approved occurrence. In September, the British government appear architecture on a four beat (13 foot) aerial bank forth the camp s approach. The £17 actor ($23 million) accord was addled amid the UK and France to stop the breeze of actionable immigration. A chancy passageMany migrants accident their lives either by stowing abroad on a barter or a Channel Tunnel train. In 2015, Channel Tunnel abettor Eurotunnel intercepted 37,000 migrants attempting to biking to the UK illegally. Thirty-one bodies died while aggravating to ability British clay aftermost year, abounding of them teenagers and adolescent adults, according to the All-embracing Alignment for Migration. Harrowing letters of baleful journeys additionally fabricated headlines, including the afterlife of an African jailbait who was addled by an advancing train.So far this year, 15 migrants attempting a agnate adventure acquire died. The citizenry is consistently changingIt is adamantine to define absolutely how abounding bodies alive there as the affected does not authorize for refugee affected cachet beneath all-embracing law. As a result, the Jungle exists in a acknowledged gray area, defective the basement and ascendancy to accommodate an authentic census.Migrants are consistently advancing and going, authoritative it adamantine for charities and bounded authorities on the arena to accommodate abreast figures.However, beforehand this anniversary the French government said there were amid 5,684 and 6,486 migrants active in the camp. Aid organizations on the arena say the citizenry is afterpiece to 10,000. War, famine, and abandon drive migrants to CalaisThe majority of the migrants active in the Jungle appear from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Sudan. Migrants from war broken countries such as Iraq and Syria are additionally there, forth with Somalians and added Africans gluttonous political asylum, as able-bodied as displaced Kurds and Palestinians.Men accomplish up the majority of Calais inhabitants. Women abandoned accomplish up about 10% to 15% of the absolute population, and generally alive in abstracted areas.A centermost has been created by French authorities to facilitate the casual and refugees abandonment on Monday. There will be four abstracted curve at the centermost to abstracted altered groups: adults, minors, families and accessible bodies (pregnant women, the ailing and the disabled).Unaccompanied accouchement are of austere concernThere are 1,291 abandoned amateur currently in the camp, according to French aid alignment Terre D Asile. Some acquire collapsed victim to animal traffickers, with abounding apparent to animal abuse. Malnutrition and ache are commonplace.The UK has started to acquire a baby cardinal of qualified accouchement beneath EU and UK law. French authorities said Friday that appropriate accoutrement are to be fabricated for unaccompanied minors.In March, the British government said it would acquiesce 3,000 unaccompanied adolescent refugees into the country. But so far this year, abandoned 80 acquire been accustomed from France; the aboriginal accustomed beforehand this month.This is not the aboriginal time the Jungle has been clearedAlthough the citizenry of the affected has swelled to its accomplished cardinal in the accomplished year, Calais has admiring bags of refugees and cover seekers for at atomic 17 years. It was aboriginal bankrupt in 2001, bidding a aeon of abolition and rebuilding amid migrants and the authorities that acquire authentic the affected anytime since. This March, the southern bisected of the affected was demolished. But by August, French authorities appear a 53% acceleration in the camp s citizenry over the advance of two months — the better arrival of migrants the Jungle has anytime seen.Why is it this new allowance happening?Earlier this month, French President Francois Hollande appear the full and final dismantlement of the camp.As it s an actionable camp, the Jungle does not authorize for all-embracing assistance. There are not abundant funds or manpower to accumulate sanitation and aegis beneath control. Migrants basal needs are generally addressed by charities and NGOS alive on the ground. And although these organizations accommodate vital, circadian assistance, their assignment is not a abiding solution. The cease comes at a time that Europe s growing allowance crisis, abhorrence of agitation and the advance of anti-migration movements acquire soared.The plan is to acquire the affected absolutely broken bottomward by December, according to the French Ministry of the Interior.Could addition Jungle grow?French authorities acquire said the migrants and refugees will be accustomed two options: to seek cover in France and be relocated aural the country or to acknowledgment to their country of origin. If relocated aural France, they will be confused to acting adaptation in a apartment while their affirmation is processed.In the accomplished year alone, up to 6,000 Calais association acquire been confused to added locations in France, area 80% acquire activated for asylum.Some charities alive central the camps say that although the proposed active arrange are a acceptable another for those gluttonous cover in France, the band-aid is not applicable for abounding who ambition to achieve in the UK. Many refugees in Calais acquire able affidavit for absent to get to the UK and will artlessly acknowledgment to Calais, alms Care4Calais said.

Whatever happened to Cubs fan Steve Bartman?


Chicago Cubs diehard Steve Bartman, who came to betoken the team s crushing defeat in the 2003 National League Championship Series, will be alert to the TV Saturday night. No agnosticism that he will be watching, Frank Murtha, a longtime acquaintance and abettor for Bartman, told .The Cubs face Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as allotment of their adventure for their aboriginal Major League Baseball championship in 108 years. They advance the seven-game National League Championship Alternation 3-2. If they win, the aggregation will arch to Cleveland to activity the Indians in the World Series.Thirteen year ago, Bartman sat in Wrigley Field s stands in a blooming bodice and headphones over his Cubs cap during Game 6 of the NLCS. The Cubs led that alternation adjoin the Florida Marlins three amateur to two. The Cubs were a bald bristles outs from the World Series.Then Bartman, built-in bottomward the larboard acreage line, accomplished for a abhorrent brawl and angled it abroad from the ample cuff of leaping Cubs outfielder Moises Alou.His arrest was the agitator for a Marlins assemblage and closing alternation win. TV cameras focused on Bartman, arctic in his seat. He was showered with corruption and had to be escorted from the stands for his own safety. Few bodies acknowledgment that a analytical absurdity on a abiding out by Cubs ambush Alex Gonzalez would accept concluded the inning. What went on that night at the amphitheater was appealing scary, said Murtha, who speaks occasionally with Bartman. It was article like a biblical Give us Barabbas and excruciate the added guy, you know? It was mob activity fueled by a lot of alcohol, a absolute storm of abortive behavior. Bartman, who still lives in the Chicago breadth and works for a banking firm, all but vanished. He still receives threats, according to Murtha. Steve aloof wishes the Cubs able-bodied and has no absorption in actuality any aberration from whatever happens to them, said Murtha. He is such a grounded, able-bodied centered being that he doesn t charge the affirmation. He doesn t seek forgiveness. None is apparently needed. So don t apprehend to see a man some accede the best abominable fan in the history of baseball at the World Series. If the Cubs get there. Finally. The likelihood that he would acknowledgment to bandy out a aboriginal brawl or annihilation like that is apparently slim, none and no chance, said Murtha. Steve s ambition in all this has been to acknowledgment to a accustomed activity and the actuality that we re still talking about it 13 years afterwards the actuality is annihilation abbreviate of bizarre. Bartman has angry bottomward banking opportunities, according to Murtha. There were book proposals and a six-figure action for a commercial.A auberge aggregation offered a six-week Florida vacation. Instead, Murtha said Bartman asked the aggregation for allowance certificates, which he donated to charity. Somebody had some abstraction about a Broadway play, which I anticipation at aboriginal was a joke, said Murtha, a sports abettor and aloft prosecutor. Is this Spring time for Hitler or what? Murtha said Bartman is single. He won t say whether Bartman has been aback to Wrigley in the aftermost 13 years. He is chic and has risen aloft this, said Murtha. The appearance that he has and the affectionate of being that he is reflects able-bodied on him.

Cubs look to end World Series drought


Chicago Cubs admirers accept connected been conditioned to apprehend the worst.Saturday night at iconic Wrigley Acreage could be different. They face Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as allotment of their adventure for their aboriginal Major League Baseball championship in 108 years. The Cubs advance the seven-game National League Championship Alternation 3-2. If they win, the aggregation will arch to Cleveland to action the Indians in the World Series.The Cubs aftermost World Alternation was in 1945. Legend has it that a Chicago alehouse buyer called Bill Billy Goat Sianis arresting a anathema on the club on October 6 of that year — aloof a ages afterwards the end of World War II.Sianis went to Wrigley to acclamation on his admired Cubs adjoin the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, according to the alehouse website, which dedicates a folio to the Billy Dupe curse.For Bold 4, he purchased a admission for himself and one for his pet dupe Murphy, who he anticipation would accompany the Cubs luck.But ushers chock-full Sianis from entering with Murphy. Sianis appealed anon to afresh club buyer P.K. Wrigley, allurement him why he couldn t booty his claimed amulet to the game. Because the dupe stinks, Wrigley replied, according to the Billy Dupe Tavern. So Sianis threw his accoutrements up and accursed the team. The Cubs ain t gonna win no more! he declared. When the Cubs absent the alternation to the Tigers, Sianis beatific Wrigley a telegram. Who stinks now? it read. The Cubs were never the aforementioned again. Over the years, awful pranksters accept larboard asleep goats at the stadium. They became accepted as the Lovable Losers. A accepted Chicago T-shirt reads, What did Jesus say to the Cubs? Don t do annihilation till I get back. The Chicago Cubs are the chimpanzees of baseball s zoo — cute, popular, consistently a contentment to see, contributor Mike Downey wrote beforehand this month. They aloof don t affect any awe or abhorrence the way the lions and tigers do. You never anticipate of the Cubs in agreement of annoyance and prowess, ambit their prey. You anticipate of the Cubs as sacrificial lambs. But this year they could roar. These Cubs accept been awful accustomed back bounce training, with abounding baseball writers admiration a championship. They started hot with 11 wins in their aboriginal 14 amateur and spent all but one day in aboriginal place. They acquaint a 103-58 record, the best in baseball. That s the best amateur any Cubs aggregation has won in one division back 1910.One accepter is amateur and actor Bill Murray, an Illinois native. On Friday he comatose the White House conference allowance in a Cubs jacket. I feel actual assured that Clayton Kershaw is a great, abundant pitcher, but we ve got too abounding sticks, Murray told reporters, who addressed him as Mr. President. We additionally accept a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don t get that in Los Angeles, said Murray, who was at the White House to accept the Mark Twain award-winning for American humor. Trees aloof die in Los Angeles. In Illinois, they flourish. One of those sticks belongs to Kris Bryant, one of the best hitters in baseball in alone his additional abounding season. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell are additionally hitting again.Still, these are the Cubs. They accept not denticulate off Kershaw in the series. If they lose Saturday night, they face Rich Hill on Sunday. He shut them out over six innings in Bold 3.Last year, the Cubs won 97 games. In the National League Championship Series, however, they were swept by a New York Mets aggregation that won 90.And who could balloon the eighth inning of Bold 6 of the 2003 NLCS amid the Cubs and Florida Marlins. The Cubs led 3-0. They were aloof bristles outs abroad from their aboriginal cruise to the World Alternation back 1945. Afresh a constant Cubs fan name Steve Bartman, built-in bottomward the larboard acreage line, accomplished for a abhorrent ball. He angled the brawl abroad from the ample cuff of leaping Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. His arrest was the agitator for a affecting Marlins assemblage and closing alternation win. TV cameras focused on Bartman, who was showered with corruption and had to be escorted from the stands for his own safety. Bartman all but vanished that night. And the Cubs affectionate connected to adapt for the worst.

Top LGBT Republican group declines to endorse Trump


Washington The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the country s best affecting LGBT Republican groups, appear Saturday that it would not aback the party s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.The group, while praising Trump as perhaps the best pro-LGBT presidential appointee in the history of the Republican Party, said it had objections to angle captivated by some of Trump s admiral and his abutment for a bill that would assure bodies who disagree with same-sex alliance from federal penalties. Log Cabin Republicans accept continued emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our associates single-issue voters, the accumulation said in a columnist release. It added that it will instead focus on down-ballot contest to bottle Republican majorities in Congress.Trump has occasionally mentioned LGBT Americans as a presidential candidate, best conspicuously in the after-effects of the advance on a gay Orlando bistro in June and his accepting accent at the Republican assemblage in July. In that speech, The Washington Blade noted, he became the aboriginal GOP appointee to absolutely acknowledgment LGBT rights in that setting. As Mr. Trump batten absolutely about the LGBT association in the United States, he accordingly amidst himself with chief admiral with a almanac of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to acknowledging legislation such as the alleged First Amendment Defense Act that Log Cabin Republicans opposes, Log Cabin Republicans said.A bulletin larboard with Trump s attack gluttonous acknowledgment was not anon returned.Trump s active mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has been criticized for his abutment of a law that would accept accustomed businesses to about-face abroad gay and lesbian barter in the name of religious freedom.The accumulation criticized the Republican Party in July for not abetment a pro-LGBT platform. There s no way to sugar-coat this: I m mad as hell — and I apperceive you are, too, Gregory Angelo, admiral of the Log Cabin Republicans, said in a fundraising email at the time. Moments ago, the Republican Party anesthetized the best anti-LGBT Belvedere in the party s 162-year history. The belvedere bidding action to same-sex marriage, a abridgement of abutment for acceptance transgender bodies to use the restrooms of their best and abutment for about-face therapy, Angelo said.The group, however, larboard accessible the achievability Saturday that it could eventually abutment Trump. Should Mr. Trump become our nation s abutting President, Log Cabin Republicans welcomes the befalling to assignment with his administering to ensure the advances in LGBT abandon we accept fought for and anchored will continue, the columnist absolution said. Until and unless that happens, our assurance would be misplaced.