By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities. In the past six years, Geo Group was awarded nearly $880 million from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to government contracting data compiled by SmartProcure.us. In July, ICE, the agency responsible for immigration detention, modified its contract with Geo Group to convert the company's adult detention center in Karnes County, Texas to house families.
Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers. Click here to find out how you can win!
The greatest pop/rock artists of the 60's and 70’s join together for one night only at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 14th at 8 pm. Little did they know back in 1984 that the demand would still be there for a tour of the greatest Artists from the late 1960’s and early ‘70’s thirty years later! Find out how you can win tickets here!
It's that time of the year again...for the Museum of the Southwest's FREE Summer Sunday Concert Series, that's right FREE! So load up your family, lawn chairs and blankets, fill up the cooler for Sunday evening live music on the front lawn of The Museum! All the fun starts at 7:45pm!!! To get more information and the complete music schedule, click here!