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Central Americans get 18-month extension of U.S. visit

first_imgCentral Americans who have special temporary residency in the United States because their countries were hit by natural disasters will be allowed to remain another 18 months. The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status for citizens of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. The additional time affects about 230,000 Salvadorans, 7,800 Hondurans and 4,000 Nicaraguans, the agency said. In Los Angeles, tens of thousands of Central Americans will be affected by the decision, according to immigration rights activist William Torres. “Next to Mexican immigrants, Central Americans are the largest group of immigrants in Los Angeles,” said Torres, an organizer for the March 25 Coalition, the sponsor of Tuesday’s march downtown. “There’s literally hundreds of thousands of Central Americans in Los Angeles, and a large percentage of those have temporary protection status. So this is good news for them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! El Salvadorans have had special residency since early 2001, when the country was hit by two devastating earthquakes that killed 1,200 people. The temporary status was granted to Nicaraguans and Hondurans after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. El Salvador President Tony Saca pushed for the extension during an Oval Office visit with President George W. Bush in February. Saca said then that more than 2 million Salvadorans live in the United States, the majority of them legal citizens. Temporary Protected Status is granted to people for whom it is temporarily unsafe to return home due to armed conflict, natural disaster or other extraordinary conditions. It doesn’t lead to permanent residency.last_img read more

Northern Rockies RCMP respond to shooting

first_imgA 21 year old male is recovering in hospital after being shot by a 41 year old male while camping near the Prophet River First Nations. Northern Rockies RCMP responded to the report just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night and the 21 year old was rushed to hospital shortly after.The shooter was arrested without incident and has been remanded in custody while police investigate. He’s scheduled to appear in a Fort Nelson court tomorrow. Police are recommending a charge of careless use of a firearm.The victim is currently in stable condition.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Former Swansea defender Kevin Austin dies, aged 45

first_img REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Austin tragically passed away on Friday Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED BEST OF “The Swans have been in touch with Kevin’s family, who wished to convey that the club always had a special place in his heart.“They wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and support, but have requested that their privacy is respected at this sad time.”Born in Hackney in 1973, Austin started his career at Saffron Walden Town, before moving on to Leyton Orient in 1993. During his time with the club, Austin won promotion from League Two in 2005 and was a part of Roberto Martinez’s League One-winning squad in 2008.He also earned seven international caps for Trinidad and Tobago.A Swansea statement expressed the club’s sadness as Austin’s passing.It read: “Everyone at Swansea City is desperately saddened to hear of the passing of former defender Kevin Austin. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED 1 🙏 | Very sad news to report this morning 👇— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) November 25, 2018He made over 100 appearances for the club, going on to repeat that feat with both Lincoln City and Swansea.Austin also passed a half-century of games for Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield, and also played for Barnsley, Brentford, Cambridge United, Kettering Town, Darlington and Boston United, the club with whom he ended his career in 2012. RANKED no dice Latest Football News Former Swansea defender Kevin Austin has died, aged 45.Austin, who made 150 appearances for the Swans between 2004 and 2008, passed away on Friday after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

Rowing Closes Fall Season with Annual Race Against Creighton

first_imgThis season the teams competed at a new location on the Des Moines River and in a new racing format. With Drake’s new Bright-Beckwith Boathouse (1300 Prospect Road, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310) in Prospect Park, the teams raced each other on a 650-meter sprint course off the program’s boat dock. The teams competed in three official races, varsity 8+, 2nd varsity 8+ and varsity 4+, in a best of three flights format for each race. Check back to later for Drake’s spring schedule.Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Creighton edged the Drake University rowing team on Saturday morning (Nov. 4) in the annual fall duel between the two rivals. The annual matchup celebrated its 25th year and it always concludes the fall season for Drake.center_img Creighton won two out of the three official races to claim the trophy awarded to the champion. The Bluejays were victorious in both flights of the 2nd varsity 8+ and the varsity 4+ to retain the trophy for the second-straight year. The Bulldogs’ varsity 8+ boat won both of their flights. Exhibition races, novice 8+ and 2nd varsity 4+, occurred after the official races. Drake’s novice 8 won both of its flights while the varsity 4+ lost both of its flights.last_img read more

Seaberg of Men’s Soccer Receives State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

first_imgSeaberg has played in 12 career matches for the Bulldogs. He is an excellent student who is active with several campus organizations and volunteers with multiple local organizations. Below is a look at Seaberg’s accomplishments, activities and organizations he volunteers with. 4.00 GPA in dual major Health Sciences: Clinical & Applied and Biology President’s List Dean’s List National Alumni Scholar Presenter at the Association for Applied Sports Psychology Annual Conference  Community Service: Courage League Sports Cleaned out flood damage Meals from the Heartland Vice President of Drake Dance Marathon MVC SAAC Representative SAAC President Elect Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team and Worship Leader ST. LOUIS – Redshirt sophomore Nate Seaberg (Bettendorf, Iowa) of the Drake University men’s soccer team has been selected as one of 10 student-athletes to receive the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Good Neighbor award for the 2018-19 fall season, the conference office announced Tuesday, Dec. 4. In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.center_img This year’s Fall honorees with Seaberg include Abigail Ihrke, Bradley, Volleyball; Ashton Bosler, Evansville, Women’s Cross Country; Kate Del Fava, Illinois State, Women’s Soccer; Jessi Conley, Indiana State, Women’s Cross Country; Lindsey Hardiman, Loyola, Women’s Soccer; Kaitlin Maxwell, Missouri State, Women’s Soccer; Marcus Weymiller, UNI, Football; Hannah Becker, Southern Illinois, Volleyball; Jesse Studyvin, Valparaiso, Football. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgJob Vacancy: O’Malley Scanlon Brokerage are looking to recruit General Insurance Administrators for Personal and Commercial Lines. Key requirements:Applicants must have APA or CIP qualifications or working towards same. Applicants need to have strong organisational, written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent attention to detail.Positive and enthusiastic as a customer service executive, you must be friendly and personable and have a team player mentality.Willing to assist in achieving the overall objectives of the office.Must be familiar with Relay, Hiqs and Comquote systems. Must be flexible in working hours and place of work.Or if you’re interested in starting a career in the General Insurance Business: You must have strong organisational, written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent attention to detail.Positive and enthusiastic as a customer service executive, and you must be friendly and personable and have a team player mentality.Willing to assist in achieving the overall objectives of the office. Applicants must be willing to sit 6 exams as they are compulsory.If you are interested in applying then send your CV now to Omalleyscanlon@eircom.netJOB VACANCY: O’MALLEY SCANLON INSURANCE BROKERS SEEKING TO RECRUIT INSURANCE ADMINISTRATORS was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Insurance BrokerageJob VacancyjobsnewsO’Malley Scanlonlast_img read more

‘Derry Girls’ mural artists lend talents to Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter

first_imgA new art installation has been painted on Letterkenny’s Church Lane with a helping hand from the artists behind the iconic ‘Derry Girls’ mural in Derry city.Derry Street Artist Group ‘UV Arts’ and design students from LYIT recently teamed up to create a contemporary stained glass mural for the Cathedral Quarter.The mural, which takes influence from St Eunan’s Cathedral, is located beside the entrance into G&G, Dream Nails and Kay C Designs on the Church Lane and was funded under the Creative Ireland program. Donal O’Doherty of UV Arts was one of the talented creatives who designed the eye-catching Derry Girls mural on the side of Badger’s Bar, featuring the main characters of the hit Channel4 comedy.Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter will launch the art installation – A Stained Glass Mural on Tuesday 5th NovemberSpeaking about his latest project in the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter, Donal said: “We have developed a unique piece of street art in collaboration with the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter regeneration team and design students from LYIT.“The initiative links our cultural heritage through a vibrant, modern approach to public arts. Street art is increasing its audience and is an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences and transforms areas.”The mural is a contemporary take of the traditional stained glass panels located in St Eunan’s Cathedral and celebrates the significance and excellent workmanship throughout the Cathedral. Donal added: “The representation of female forms is identified in the floral patterns, links to the scale and shape of the panels is highlighted with the bold use of line creating a dynamic piece that creates a splash of colour on an otherwise indistinguishable wall space. The use of colour and vibrancy will create positive wellbeing and hopefully inspire the local community.”Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter will launch the art installation – A Stained Glass Mural on Tuesday 5th NovemberCrona O ‘Donoghue, lecturer at LYIT Department of Design and Creative is delighted that the students played a pivotal role in the creation of the Mural.She said: “This mural grew out of a first year communication and creative process project centred on the quarter. We were particularly impressed by the committee’s commitment to make some of the projects a reality.“The collaborative approach between UV Arts and three of our BA (Hons) Fashion with Promotion students – Grace Carlin, Laura Cavanagh and Debbie Pearson is a testament to all involved. We are really grateful to Donnan and the team for giving our students this opportunity, Crona added.The artwork will be officially launched at an event in Insomnia Coffee Shop on Tuesday 5th November at 3pm. All welcome. ‘Derry Girls’ mural artists lend talents to Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derry girlsletterkenny cathedral quarterLYITstreet artlast_img read more

Five takeaways from the Shanahan-Lynch tandem at the combine

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Late one night at the NFL scouting combine, a cool scene unfolded inside a mostly deserted hotel lounge. There sat 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan along with general manager John Lynch and other staff members.Laughter, banter and stories filled the air. This is the third combine since the 49ers installed their new regime, and even though they’ve won only 10 of 32 games, a harmonious approach remains evident as the 49ers try returning to playoff contention.Shanahan held his press …last_img read more

SA, Saudi launch research programme

first_img “This is of great importance to both the CSIR and KACST and through our strategic partnership will grow an agile, effective and robust technical capability that contributes to the establishment of knowledge economies.” The programme’s main functions will be to perform research and innovate in the electronic defence field, source and supervise postgraduate students and publish progress in international journals, among others. It will also assist in the creation of new knowledge in a field which is under- subscribed in terms of skills in both countries, according to the CSIR. The University of Pretoria (UP) has pledged its full support and indicated its readiness for the programme. “UP’s School of Engineering is rated to be within the top 1% in the world,” said the dean of engineering, built environment and information technology, Roelf Sandenbergh. The university said its vision is to be a research-intensive, internationally renowned department. “The programme will lead to growth of the technological depth and scope in this research field,” executive director for the CSIR’s operating unit for defence, peace, safety and security, Andre Negen, said at the announcement of the programme at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 exhibition in Pretoria. SAinfo reporter The first phase in the establishment of the bi-national research cluster took place in 2011 with the development and initiation of a Master’s programme in radar and electronic defence with the support of the South African Radar Interest Group and in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.center_img 26 September 2012 South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and its Saudi Arabian partner, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), have established a new research programme for radar and electronic defence at the University of Pretoria, CSIR announced last week. Called the programme for electronic defence research, it is aimed at building on the two organisations’ bi-national initiative to grow both countries’ engineering research capabilities. It includes the creation of a bi-national research cluster and several human capital development programmes at universities in both countries.last_img read more

Bengal Governor seeks clarification on anti-lynching Bill

first_imgGovernor Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday sent a letter to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly seeking a clarification on The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019.A communication from the Raj Bhawan said the Governor wanted to know the response of the Assembly Secretary on the contention made by Leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan and Leader of the Left Front Legislature Party Sujan Chakraborty. Both the leaders who met the Governor on Tuesday said the Bill circulated in the House “was not in consonance with the Bill in respect of which the Governor imparted his recommendation for introduction of the Bill in the Assembly in terms of Article 207.” Both the leaders submitted a “written representation on grave irregularities and legislative improprieties in respect of The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019.”Both the leaders said the Bill placed in the House on August 30 was different than the draft copy of the Bill that was circulated amongst the Members of the Assembly on August 26, 2019, and the one to which the Governor had recommended introduction.“According to them, the reason for this cannot be a printing mistake and this is a serious lapse in as much as the change is in respect to insertion of ‘death sentence’ as the maximum quantum of punishment,” a statement from the Raj Bhawan said. Even during the passage of the Bill on August 30, to which the Left parties and the Congress had issued their support, Mr. Mannan had cited these irregularities which he had brought to the notice of the Governor.last_img read more