Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. HELENA – The state House has endorsed two more measures aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.Lawmakers voted 52-48 Wednesday to penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants. The bill would require companies to use a federal immigration database or risk fines if they are caught employing the workers.Critics pointed out that business owners are worried the regulation and new enforcement mechanism could be abused. Supporters say it is needed to make sure companies don’t hire illegal workers.The House also endorsed another plan in a 56-43 vote that would ban state agencies from providing services to illegal immigrants. Opponents argue that emergency responders and others would have a hard time figuring out how to enforce the proposed law.Both face a final House vote on Thursday.
The Government of Prince Edward Island is reportedly looking to explore the feasibility of harnessing the energy of the tides to produce electricity for the island.According to CBC News, Canada’s news broadcaster, Prince Edward Island’s government is engaging the researchers from Acadia University to determine which areas of the island are most suitable for tidal energy generation.“What our project wants to look at is connecting that initial analysis to the local knowledge of where we have strong currents, the sailors and fishermen would know. And then trying to determine if those strong currents are strong enough that they would be able to turn a tidal turbine and generate electricity,” Richard Karsten, one of the researchers at Acadia University, told CBC News.Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province located on the east coast of Canada.[mappress mapid=”713″]Image: flickr/Steve Sutherland/Prince Edward Island
Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar waged a spirited battle in windy conditions to survive the cut on the line while compatriot Shubhankar Sharma missed out in the Saudi International on Friday. College roommates Victor Perez of France and Malaysia’s Gavin Green occupied the top two spots at the halfway mark. Perez added a second straight 65 to get to double digits at 10-under just as Green had finished three holes. Three hours later, he carded 67 to get to 9-under and now old college friends will play in the last group on Saturday.Bhullar, after 74 on first day, played steady for 3-under 67 to get to one-over and got in at T-65. He had to wait till almost the end, as a birdie on 18th by last week’s runner-up in Dubai, Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa could have knocked out 10 players including him, Ernie Els, Li Haotong and Justin Harding. Bhullar, who clawed his way back to one-over for the tournament, fell to 2-over with a bogey on sixth, his 15th hole. He repaired the damage on seventh with a birdie and it helped him make it. “I need to make good use of this over the weekend,” said Bhullar, who was T-34 last year.However, Shubhankar, 2-under in first round, had a rough day with hardly any putts falling. He ended with 75 for a 3-over total of and missed the cut by two. He had two doubles, four bogeys and just three birdies. “Nothing worked today. Putting let me down,” said Sharma, who had a four-putt besides going into water once. There was drama as third placed Graeme McDowell (64-68), incurred a ‘bad time’ for slow play on fifth soon after being interviewed on the fairway. Earlier he was put on ‘monitoring’ on fourth. He loses a shot if he gets a second bad time. Green and Perez, teammates and roommates at the University of New Mexico for four years, were excited at getting a chance to play together in the lead pairing. Green said, “This really will be fun and we will catch up a lot, too. Maybe I will pick his brains, too, he has been playing so well.” Soon after his round, Perez, who had his breakthrough win at Dunhill Links last year, said it would be fun play with Green in the lead pairing. A little later his wish was granted. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Press Trust Of India First Published: 1st February, 2020 10:57 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Last Updated: 1st February, 2020 10:57 IST College Roommates Perez And Green Are 1-2; Bhullar Survives Cut, Sharma Misses Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar waged a spirited battle in windy conditions to survive the cut on the line while compatriot Shubhankar Sharma missed out LIVE TV
NetflixIf you’re a fan of the sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, you’ll be in for a surprise when you check out Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which hits Netflix today. It’s still about half-human, half-witch high-schooler Sabrina Spellman, her aunts Hilda and Zelda, her boyfriend Harvey and her cat Salem, but this version’s a dark, twisted horror series. Show’s creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells ABC Radio, “Almost everyone knows Sabrina from the ’90s sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart…and…at first, they’re surprised to hear that there’s a sort of more serious, more horror movie-like take on the character, but then when they see it, they understand it.”He’s not kidding: this Sabrina finds herself in all kinds of creepy, sometimes gory, situations, and literally facing off against Satan himself. That’s why Aguirre-Sacasa, who also created the show Riverdale, says he scrapped the original plan to have this show be a Riverdale spinoff.“If we had tried to this as a spin-off out of Riverdale, it would’ve been on broadcast television, and I think some of the themes and some of the stuff that happens on the show might not have gone over too well,” he laughs.Kiernan Shipka, best known as Sally Draper on Mad Men, plays Sabrina, and Aguirre-Sacasa says she was perfect for the role.“She is very much a teenage girl, but she also has an old soul, and she has a lot of gravitas,” he explains. “You know, this is Sabrina taking on the dark lord, the devil. You need an actor who’s got a certain amount of confidence, a certain amount of poise, and that’s Kiernan…We want Sabrina to be a role model for young women.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.