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MIGRANT CRISIS: NYC Mayor says, ‘We need help.’

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Mayor’s administration has opened an emergency tent shelter for hundreds

“We need help—and we need it now,” said Mayor Eric Adams, the mayor of the largest city in the country.

He made the remarks about the migrant crisis which he says is pushing the city to the brink and has forced him to declare a state of emergency.

In response, the mayor’s administration has unveiled a complex of giant tents built on Randall’s Island.

The temporary shelter just opened to house an influx of international migrants being bused into the city by southern border states.

The hope of the emergency tent shelter is to reduce some of the strain the city has recently felt from the steady stream of undocumented migrants.

With cots for up to 500 people, the tents also include laundry facilities, a dining hall, and phones for people to make international calls.

Currently, the humanitarian relief center is planned to be a temporary stopping point for single, adult men — mostly from Venezuela.

For months, border towns have been sounding the alarm about the crisis at the U.S. – Mexico border.

Now, with the arrival of thousands of illegal immigrants— New York City’s homeless shelter system is now bursting with more than 63,300 residents with no end in sight.

“If these trends continue,” Adams explained, “We will be over 100,000 in the year to come that’s far more than the system was designed to handle. This is unsustainable.”

Officials say migrant families with children are being housed in hotels.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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