English rock star Billy Idol celebrated becoming a U.S. citizen on Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony in Los Angeles, California. “It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony. Congratulations Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA,” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted, accompanied by photos from the ceremony.As noted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, some of the requirements for becoming a naturalized citizen include being a “permanent resident (have a ‘Green Card’) for at least 5 years; be able to read, write, and speak basic English; be a person of good moral character; and demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.” However, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, there are currently an estimated 12.5 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States, although exact figures are almost impossible to reveal … [Read more...] about English Rock Star Billy Idol Celebrates Becoming a U.S. Citizen
LONDON (Reuters) - British sports-car maker McLaren Automotive opened a 50-million pound northern English factory on Wednesday where it will make carbon fibre chassis, moving production from Austria in a decision initiated before Brexit.McLaren, which will build around 4,500 top-end models at its factory in the southern English town of Woking this year, hopes to create more than 200 jobs when the new site in Sheffield reaches full production from 2020. gi Chief Executive Mike Flewitt told Reuters that bringing output closer to the firm's car plant was one of several factors behind the move. "Taking control of that technology was really of key importance, automating it to enable us to have control of costs, bringing costs down (were) all very important contributors to the decision-making," he said. "There's always a benefit in shortening supply chains... It's a much shorter route from Sheffield to Woking than from Austria to Woking."The move will take the level of British-sourced … [Read more...] about McLaren Automotive opens $65 million English chassis facility
Are you organizing an event in Sweden this month? Let us know! Photo: click60/Depositphotos Help us build The Local's new monthly what's on page by letting us know about events around Sweden that are designed for the English-speaking community. Whether it's a language exchange in Umeå, a parents' meetup in Örebro, a career event in Gothenburg, a running group in Stockholm or a talk in Malmö about how to gain Swedish nationality, there are plenty of events geared towards international residents in Sweden. If you are organizing or know of a local event near you in Sweden that you would like to inform people of, we would love to add it to our what's on list and publish it on The Local. But please let us know well in advance. For example: to guarantee inclusion in our December guide, email us before the end of November. You can email details to [email protected] Just let us know the following: What's on: name of event Where: city/town/village/venue/address … [Read more...] about What’s on: Do you know of events for English speakers around Sweden?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: charu mathur November 12, 2018 10:20 am Change Font Size Following tweet by a journalist has gone viral. CJI Gogoi shocked as an Adl District Judge argues his promotion plea in Hindi. — harish v nair (@harishvnair1) November 1, 2018 This has lead to lot of ‘trolling’ in social media space. Several persons have expressed opinion criticizing the Court as ‘snobbish’ and ‘elitist’. But has the Court committed any wrong by its response in the above manner? Let us examine. Before proceeding further, it will be beneficial to see the Constitutional scheme in relation to language. In the Constitution of India Part XVII titled ‘Official Language’ groups language into following distinct groups viz: Language of the Union, (Art 343-344); Regional languages, (Art 345); Interstate Communication (Art 346-347); Language for the courts and Legislative Process (Art.348) and … [Read more...] about English- The Language Of Supreme Court Of India
PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 November 2018 Steve Russell John Potter grew up by the River Deben, and loved sailing and being on the water Picture: POTTER FAMILY ARCHIVE Archant Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors John and sister Pauline Potter with Miss Bruce Farrers's goat Didgemere Pearl during the first day of the Suffolk Show at Bury St Edmunds in June, 1933 Picture: ARCHANTSome called it stubbornness. He himself might have admitted to “dogged”. But John Potter knew his own mind – and not in a bad way. In the face of rules he thought daft, or people trying to push him in a direction he didn’t want to go, he quietly ploughed on and did what he felt was right. Often with a wry smile on his face.There’s an example in the handwritten memoirs he’s left us, covering his life slightly beyond marriage in 1950. (The wedding, by … [Read more...] about ‘I hadn’t any English money to tip him with, so I gave him a “hand” of bananas off the stem wrapped in my bedding roll’