Mayor de Blasio Testifies at State Budget Hearing . Legislative Office Building – Hearing Room B
198 State Street Albany, New York January 26, 2016 Video NYC Mayor’s Office
Of all the U.S. high school students who graduate high school and go on to college, a large proportion will never earn their degree. How can educators better train those who may struggle in trying to pick a course of study?
One solution may lie in putting greater emphasis on high school vocational training, but critics disagree. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports. Video PBS NewsHour
As many as 1.5 million Brazilians may have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus and now the U.S. and other countries are also reporting news cases. But what is the Zika virus? And why does it pose a threat to pregnant women? Dipti Kapadia explains. Video Wall Street Journal
U.S.-based Johnson Controls and Ireland-based Tyco have agreed to merge whereby the company will be based in Ireland in order to take advantage of favorable tax status. WSJ’s Dana Mattioli joins Lunch Break to explain how the deal could reignite controversy over so-called inversion deals. Video Wall Street Journal
The ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, northern France, is home to over 5,000 people living in miserable conditions. Many of the residents, who have escaped war and persecution, are now seeking a better life in the UK.
It is a source of frustration for the French government, where in recent weeks there have been moves to reduce the size of the Jungle, including relocating residents to converted shipping containers and bulldozing sections of the camp.
On Saturday January 23, a demonstration organized by activist groups from France and the UK drew a crowd of around 2,000 campaigners and migrants, where they marched from the Jungle to the city’s central square.
Yet tensions rose when more than 100 migrants broke away from the crowd, storming the port, with 50 people successfully boarding a UK-bound passenger ferry named The Spirit of Britain.
VICE News meets residents of the Calais Jungle camp as authorities prepare to bulldoze parts of the site and reports from Saturday’s demonstration, witnessing the chaos that follows.