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Washington State Changes Driver’s License Requirements To Foil ICE



The Washington State Department of Licensing has issued an emergency rule to change driver’s license requirements to help protect undocumented immigrants from a crackdown by federal authorities. Drivers no longer have to identify their place of birth.

State residents who apply for a standard driver’s license, instruction permit or I.D. won’t have to list a birthplace now, according to the order, which went into effect Friday.

The move is the latest in a West Coast war with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who are targeting the region.

Last month, California Attorney General Xavier Bercerra warned businesses that they could face up to a $10,000 fine in the sanctuary state if they provide federal officials access to a workplace or employee records without a subpoena. The warning followed a news report that ICE was preparing a major sweep in Northern California aimed at deporting about 1,500 immigrants.

Earlier this month, The Seattle Times reported that Washington’s Department of Licensing had been providing residents’ personal information to ICE that could be used to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants. On Jan. 15 Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the practice halted immediately when he was alerted to it by the newspaper. Such information will now be provided only if agents obtain a court order.

The DOL announced then that it would also use an emergency rule to end its practice of collecting “information that isn’t mandated and could be misused,” in particular the birthplace requirement. The order was filed Jan. 19 and became effective Friday. The DOL will seek a permanent rule change.

A department deputy director resigned after the Times revealed the DOL had not been following the governor’s executive order. The director of the DOL apologized in a statement, saying, “We are sorry that our work did not align with our state’s values.”

Washington is one of a minority of states that allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license.

Inslee signed an executive order last year declaring that state and local authorities would not help federal officials deport immigrants in the state.

In early January, Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson sued the Motel 6 chain, claiming it violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act after the Phoenix New Times reported that six hotels had turned over guest information to ICE agents.

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Senate Democrats Help Advance Bill That Could Increase Risk Of Financial Crisis



WASHINGTON ― With support from Senate Democrats, Congress is on track to pass a bill that would enrich banks but slightly raise the odds of a financial crisis like the one that tanked the economy 10 years ago.

Seventeen members of the Democratic caucus joined nearly all Republican senators on Tuesday in voting to advance the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, a bill that was co-sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and committee member Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.). The legislation garnered support from a mix of centrist and red-state Democrats, who argued it would help small community banks and make it easier for Americans to buy a home by increasing access to capital.

“We’re talking about smaller banks, regional banks. They didn’t cause the financial crisis to begin with,” Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) said Tuesday.

That the legislation would also increase the risk of a financial crisis isn’t a criticism from some far-left interest group, however ― it’s the conclusion of the Congressional Budget Office, which produces independent, nonpartisan analysis of budgetary issues.

In looking at the legislation’s costs, the CBO considered the odds of a systemically important financial institution failing or a broader financial collapse. “CBO estimates that the probability is small under current law and would be slightly greater under the legislation,” the budget scorekeeper said in a cost estimate published this week.

The 2010 financial reform law, commonly known as Dodd-Frank, imposed a range of new regulations on financial institutions, including increased capital requirements that force banks to hold more capital relative to their assets. Dodd-Frank also subjected banks with more than $50 billion in consolidated assets to stricter scrutiny by regulators, requiring annual “stress tests” and “living wills” in order to prevent widespread disruption in case a bank fails.

The Senate bill would relax longstanding capital requirements for small banks and raise the threshold for enhanced prudential regulation from $50 billion in assets to $250 billion, exempting 25 of the 38 largest banks in the U.S.

The CBO report warns that subjecting fewer assets to enhanced regulation would “increase the likelihood that a large financial firm with assets of between $100 billion and $250 billion would fail.” The report cites academic literature suggesting that a 1 percent decrease in a bank’s capital-to-assets ratio can increase the risk of failure by between 5 and 60 percent.

Democrats often cited the CBO’s work in last year’s debates over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but now some seemed skeptical about the agency’s analysis.

“I can tell you that I think [the risk of financial crisis is] very, very small, because as [Federal Reserve Chair Jerome] Powell said the other day, if they’ve got a risky business plan, we’re going to regulate them,” Tester said. “Doesn’t matter what the number is. And so I feel fairly confident that the Fed will continue to do their job.”

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who also voted to advance the bill, said he agreed.

“I don’t think we’re boosting chances of a financial crisis. I think we’re responding to the concerns of smaller banks in America that haven’t been able to serve their customers well,” Bennet said.

Although the bill is supposed to benefit small banks, the CBO said it’s possible that JP Morgan and Citibank, specifically, would benefit from changes to the way that regulators measure capitalization for banks that are “predominantly engaged in custody, safekeeping, and asset servicing activities.”

The bill would allow such firms to omit assets held by central banks, like the Federal Reserve, for the purposes of calculating the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR), which is one measure that regulators use to determine sufficient capitalization for large firms. Not counting those assets would mean large financial institutions didn’t have to hold as much capital. Bank of New York, State Street and Northern Trust are the three banks that would clearly benefit, according to the CBO.

“CBO assumes that there is a 50 percent chance that regulators would allow two other financial institutions ― JP Morgan and Citibank, with combined assets of $4.4 trillion ― to adjust their SLRs under the terms in the bill,” the agency wrote.

But Tester didn’t seem to believe that either, disputing the notion that large banks might be able to take advantage of the carveout.

“Who said that?” he asked HuffPost on Tuesday. “Citibank? No, I don’t agree with that at all. I don’t know where they got that information at all.”

It would be easy for the bill’s authors to clear up the confusion by adjusting the legislative text, said Mike Konczal, a fellow with the liberal Roosevelt Institute. He added that senators shouldn’t be picking regulatory winners and losers.

“The whole point of Dodd-Frank was to get away from the mindset of micromanaging carveouts for this or that kind of financial firm and instead apply strong rules across the financial sector,” Konczal said.

The Crapo bill contains a host of other provisions, including one that would reduce data collection used to detect discriminatory lending practices and others that Democrats say would protect consumers.

The Senate is expected to vote on final passage of the bill later this week. It’s unclear whether the House would vote to pass it as is or amend it with other changes, such as provisions undermining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That agency, created under President Barack Obama, is a favorite target of congressional Republicans.

“If they do [make changes], it’ll probably kill the bill,” Tester told reporters on Tuesday.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the ranking Democrat on the Banking Committee, said the CBO’s analysis validated his opposition to the bill.

“The independent budget scorekeeper confirmed what we know ― this bank giveaway bill will cost taxpayers,” Brown said in a statement.

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Role of Insulin in Treating Diabetes




role of insulin

Insulin is a very important hormone present in our body which helps in the digestion of food and prevents us from diabetes or high sugar disease.

What is the Role of Insulin?

This hormone is secreted by the pancreas at times when we eat food which contains carbohydrates. After the secretion, it helps in the metabolism by converting extra sugar of the body into different by-products. Some of the common by-products are lipids and proteins. In this way, it maintains the level of sugar in the body and prevents us from a disease called Diabetes Mellitus.

Now I am going to mention, what happens if the insulin is present in excess or vice versa. As we all know, balance is important everywhere for the proper functioning. Let’s discuss this in detail.

Insulin Excess

If due to any disorder excess of insulin is produced by the body the level of sugar in the body decreases. As this converts lots of sugar into by-products which could cause a deficiency of it and many metabolic and nervous disorders.

Lack of Insulin

Lack of insulin could also be harmful to the body. If there isn’t enough insulin in the body the sugar level is not controlled, and it could be converted into glucose from its by-products. This increases the level of glucose in the blood which could cause Diabetes if it remains for a long time.


Proper Insulin function is very important for the survival of us. With increased age the risk of diabetes is increased, that is why we must take some precautions to avoid it.

Following are some of the preventive measures which everyone must follow:

  • Avoid Smoking
  • Avoid Excess of Alcohol
  • Do Regular Exercise
  • Keep a balance in Diet
  • Eat Health Food

If you follow these tips, the insulin will work properly and your risk of being Diabetics reduces.

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World Cancer Day 2018 (4th February). “We can. I can.” Supported by Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur, Marie-Joëlle Magne and Ronning Against Cancer



Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur, Marie-Joëlle Magne and Ronning Against Cancer, World Cancer Day 2018 (Sunday 4 February) : “We Can I can” take action against the world’s most deadly disease (8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year)


Paris, France, Sunday 4 February 2018 – Press Release


Ronald Tintin, Super Professeur, Marie-Joëlle Magne and the project Ronning Against Cancer will participate at the World Cancer Day 2018 on Sunday, February 4 with the theme “We Can I can” through an online campaign on their website ( / social media ‘Twitter


:  – Facebook : “We Can I can” take action against the world’s most deadly disease (8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year).


Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.


Many cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to common risk factors, such as tobacco smoke. In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured, by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if they are detected early.



What is World Cancer Day ?


World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the world can unite to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.


Coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is this year taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’ and explores how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, everyone has the power to take action to reduce the impact that cancer has. World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action.


Why World Cancer Day is important ?


  1. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).


  1. World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media .


Join us (Team Ronald Tintin, Ronning Against Cancer, Super Professeur) to show that together ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference in the fight against cancer on 4 February, World Cancer Day.



About “Ronning Against Cancer”


Ronald Tintin, Marie-Joëlle Magne and Ronning Against Cancer, World Cancer Day 2018 (4 February) : “We Can I can” take action against the world’s most deadly disease (8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year)


The project “Ronning Against Cancer” was created by Ronald Tintin. It is a Charity Organization – nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with breast cancer and other cancers, to support cancer charities and raise funds for research, to promote Education, to support support efforts to end violence against women and girls worldwide. They provide information, support and campaign about breast cancer. “Never give up and be stronger against Breast Cancer,” says Ronald, who’s also the founder of Super Professeur ( ).


“ Together, we can get rid of cancer; we are not alone. Together, we are stronger.”


For more information on how to get involved, please visit:



Media Contacts :


Ronald Tintin, Ronning Against Cancer, Super Professeur

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