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first_imgU.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer with Liberian Diaspora LeadersU.S. House Majority Leader & Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Urge White House to Extend March 31 Deadline for DEDWashington DC – Leading members of the United States Congress led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD), and U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel have issued an urgent call to President Donald Trump to take immediate action to extend the status of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for thousands of Liberians in the U.S.DED is set to expire by midnight on March 31, 2019 leaving thousands of Liberians subject to removal unless executive action is taken by President Trump to extend the designation.In a joint letter dispatched to the White House over the weekend, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (NY) highlighted the importance of DED to U.S. Liberia foreign policy, and strategic national interests. The Congressional leaders issued the call after high level discussion with leaders of the Liberian Community Association (LCA) and ULAA officials in Washington DC.Other signatories include House Foreign Affairs Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03), Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04), and House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. David Trone (MD-06).They called upon President Trump to take action immediately to prevent several thousand Liberians in the U.S. with DED status from being deported from the U.S. They noted, “These refugees, who came here in recent years fleeing civil war and disease outbreak, are facing a March 31 deadline to have their DED status extended.” The letter argued that, “forcing these individuals to leave the country would be devastating to communities where they have contributed to local economies and become integrated into civic life.”The current deadline comes as a result of the U.S. President’s decision last year to terminate their DED status with a twelve-month wind-down period.  The Congressional Leaders  further asserted:  “Given the dangers of deadly disease outbreak and violence in Liberia and its neighboring countries, it would be irresponsible to force these individuals and their families to return at this time,”. They also highlighted the many positive contributions made by Liberians currently under DED protection to their local communities, and the U.S. economy.The letter concluded: “We believe that it is in the strategic national security, foreign policy, and humanitarian interest of the United States for this population to remain here at this time.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img1 Alexis Sanchez in action for Arsenal Arsene Wenger admits Alexis Sanchez could play for Arsenal against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday.The 18-goal Chile forward missed last weekend’s 5-0 demolition of Aston Villa with a hamstring strain, but has stepped up his rehabilitation.Wenger said on Thursday the former Barcelona man would definitely miss the match at their arch-rivals but now claims there is a chance the 26-year-old will play.“Alexis wants to have a go today, but I think he is too short,” Wenger said at Friday morning’s media conference.“He wants to play, of course, he is very keen. He feels he can defy the medical people because he is so keen to play that he thinks he can get over strains.”Wenger added: “I don’t know yet, I need medical advice on that, and I need to see what he can do in training as well.”Despite the fitness concerns over Sanchez, England forward Danny Welbeck is in line to make a return after being out since December 28 with a thigh problem.Wenger said: “We have enough offensive options, we are not short. I think we have enough offensive power, if all of us perform individually and collectively, we can get above that (Sanchez not playing).”Arsenal could move just three points behind second-placed Manchester City with what would be a sixth successive victory on Saturday lunchtime.“We have four months in front of us, they are very important to everybody, and it’s how well we can focus in every single game, how well we can perform together, that will decide our season,” said Wenger, whose side face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round next weekend and Monaco for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.“When you have positive results behind you it makes everybody stronger and we have also recovered nearly all our defenders now, and that is of course important.”last_img read more

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first_img Arsenal’s star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the club are ‘not in a hurry’ to extend his star players’ contracts – and talks will not begin until the New Year.Reports have emerged that forward Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of penning a new five-year deal worth £39million amid interest from Real Madrid.Mesut Ozil, meanwhile, is reportedly in discussions over a new deal despite being under contract until 2018.But Wenger says talks will not start until 2016. He said: “We have not started talking about that with Mesut Ozil.“It is the same situation with all these players who have two and a half years left on their contract at the end of this year.“We have some time, we are not in a hurry. We of course want them to stay at the club and we will start the negotiations at some stage.“From the New Year to summer we will start it with all the players who have two years at the end of the season.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgWHITTIER – The person who defaced a billboard featuring a man wanted by the FBI remains unknown as authorities recently replaced the sign and the county renewed a $50,000 reward. The FBI has placed a $100,000 reward on the suspect. Emigdio Preciado Jr., a reputed member of the Southside Whittier gang, is the only local suspect on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives list. He allegedly shot at two deputies with an AK-47 assault rifle during a traffic stop Sept. 5, 2000, on Gunn Avenue, north of Mulberry Drive. One of the deputies, Michael Schaap, was shot in the head. The billboard was replaced Tuesday. It’s supposed to be there for two months. “We had somewhat of a setback with the billboard,” said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. She said they will offer a reward for information on the vandalism but didn’t say how much. “It’s a priority to capture him. He shot at deputies, injured one of them,” she said. The billboard was placed there because it’s in the community where the shooting happened and authorities believe Preciado’s friends and associates with information are in the area. “We are conducting a fugitive investigation. Part of that is seeking the public’s help. We’re hoping the billboard will inspire people to come forward and claim the money,” Eimiller said. Also on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to renew a $50,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of Preciado. The FBI is currently offering a $100,000 reward for Preciado. Preciado is Latino, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and may have tattoos of “Susana” and “Alexa” on the left side of his chest. Anyone with information can call (562) 863-8711. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The deputies had tried to stop the van carrying Preciado and three other men for a burned-out headlight. The FBI believes Preciado fled to Mexico. As part of its efforts to get information on his whereabouts, the agency paid to have a billboard with their quarry’s photos at Imperial Highway and Leffingwell Boulevard in Whittier. The billboard went up Oct. 19 but a deputy noticed someone spray painted over Preciado’s names and faces on Oct. 23. Sheriff’s Sgt. Steven Mills said the vandalism occurred between noon on Oct. 22 and 9:15 a.m. Oct. 23 and caused $700 worth of damages. “We have no workable information on that but it is an active open case,” he said. “One would assume whoever did that did not want (Preciado’s photos) publicized.” last_img read more

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first_imgThe Underage Christmas draw was held on Sunday night with the first prize of the hamper going to Ellen McDaid, Bunn.2nd prize of a meal for two going to Daithi Noone, Tornabratley, Clonmany, 3rd prize of a €30 meat voucher going to Pauric McLaughlin (Rustard), 4th prize of a Christmas Cake going to Bridget Doherty, Glengad and the 5th prize of a tin of Roses going to Niall Hegarty, Dristernan, Gleneely. Thanks to all our ticket sponsors and sellers and to all those who bought tickets.This week’s lotto jackpot of €550 wasn’t won. The numbers drawn were 5-3-2-4-7-6-1. The €50 winner was won by Liam Grant, Drumcarbit. Next week’s jackpot is €600. The club are featured on a Wild Atlantic Way calendar and are selling these now at the reduced price of €8 from the club shop or any committee member. This would make a lovely present to send to friends or relatives who may be living abroad. Contact John Byrne for further details on 0862507380.The 2017 Donegal yearbook is out and would make an ideal Christmas gift, for those at home and abroad. Every club is featured with reports on county teams and pictures etc. It can be purchased online priced €15 at: http://donegalgaa.ie/product/donegal-2016-yearbook/. The club has a selection available in the Club shop or contact John Byrne on 086 2507380.The Club Shop is open every Saturday from 12.00pm to 2pm and Sunday from 11.20am to 2pm, alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242. The shop stocks a great range of in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, gear bags and much more club merchandise. The club Facebook page has a picture of some of the many items available along with a pricelist. All bookings for sports hall/gym should be made through Susan Byrne 0867832242. All bookings for pitch should be made through Gerard Mc Laughlin 0868704255.All bookings for upstairs/ function room should be made through John Mc Laughlin 0863858654. Remember the clubhouse is available for private functions/parties with stage, sound system, kitchen, bar and toilet facilities – contact John on the above number. Also anyone looking to borrow chairs or other items from clubhouse should also contact John.The pool room is open every Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.There will be Irish dancing lessons upstairs in the clubhouse every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15pm and every Friday 4:00 to 5:30 for boys and girls from age 3 and upwards. All beginners welcome, competitive and non-competitive dancers. Contact Donna for more details 0862615755.Gift Vouchers are now available for the Get Fit Gym in the Malin GAA Clubhouse. Gym Membership is €120 and only €100 for current club members. The Gift Vouchers can be bought in the gym throughout the week. Vouchers can also be used towards fitness classes, nutritional plans and personal training with Charlie Byrne Health & Fitness.All items for the club notes should be sent to Brendan Monagle on 0863777015 and brendanmonagle@yahoo.com or Linda McColgan on 0863452769 and lotsoflaughs88@hotmail.com or private message our Facebook page. The club would like to thank everybody who supported and helped out the club in any way throughout the year and wish all the community a peaceful, happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.Malin GAA club: Underage Christmas draw takes place was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Malinlast_img read more

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first_imgAn LYIT student would appear to have her career ‘figured out’ after landing top marks in her accountancy exams.Nicola Davy, a Masters in Accounting student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, has achieved an impressive first in the professional accountancy exams (ACCA) in Governance, Risk and Ethics in Ireland and ninth in the world. This is a spectacular performance in exams which are notoriously difficult. Nicola is from Sligo and chose to study a Masters in Accounting at LYIT in 2010.“I was always good at Maths in school so accountancy was a good option for me. Increasingly you need a master’s degree to compete for jobs and the Masters at LYIT had a great reputation.”And she says it’s turned to be a great choice.“I’ve really enjoyed studying at LYIT, it’s top class, the lecturers know their stuff and are excellent mentors too. I’d like to thank my mum for her support and all the lecturers at LYIT. I’m very pleased with this result.” Nicola has further exams before she qualifies as an accountant but feels she’s got off to a good start.“This result has given me great confidence to get the final exams completed, by then I’m hoping the economy will be better to secure an accountancy position in Ireland.”Michael Margey, Head of Department of Business, was one of the first to congratulate Nicola on her outstanding result.“The Masters in Accounting is extremely well regarded by the industry and realises significant exemptions from the Professional Accounting Bodies. In one year students are accelerated towards their end goal of qualifying as a practicing accountant. Due to the success of the course we’re seeing a lot of interest from accountancy students, like Nicola, from all over Ireland.”Ian Drennan, IAASA CEO said, “Accountancy is, in addition to being a challenging and highly rewarding career choice, one of the better placed professions to weather the current economic turmoil. With her excellent achievement in the Corporate Governance paper, Nicola has established an impressive academic record and I wish her every success in the future.”For more information on the Masters in Arts in Accounting contact programme lecturer, paul.mcdevitt@lyit.ie or visit lyit.ie. *Accountancy Master’s student Nicola Davy, is pictured with Ian Drennan, CEO, Irish Accounting and Auditing Supervisory Authority (IAASA) and Anne Burke Accounting lecturer LYIT.LYIT ACCOUNTANCY STUDENT PROVES SHE HAS IT ALL ‘FIGURED’ OUT was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:LYITNicola Davylast_img read more

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first_img Tags: 2019 CAVB Club Championshipsnemo starstop Nemo Stars have won all their four games at this year’s championship (Agency Photo)Nemostars 3-0 AS FAG (25-13, 25-13, 25-16).Nemostars have broken the record to become the first Ugandan side to reach the quarterfinals of the CAVB Club Championship .The five-time national league winners became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2019 African Club Championship.This came after Nemostars defeating Guinea side AS FAG in straight sets, 25-13, 25-13, and 25-16 on Friday and keep the unbeaten run in all the four games.This was their first straight sets win having played two tiebreakers and beat Mwangaza in four sets.The team thus becomes the first Ugandan side to reach the quarterfinals of the continental competition.Comments last_img read more

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first_imgA man who was caught speeding after he claimed he was late for work has been fined €300.Jamie Martin, from Glenkeen, Milford, was spotted by Gardai overtaking another car at 100kph on a 50kph zone at Forquar, Milford in October, 2016. When stopped by Gardai, Martin said he was rushing home to change his clothes as he was late for work.Martin appeared before Letterkenny District Court.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client said his client admitted the offence but that he was merely rushing to be in time for work.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused €300.Man who was rushing to work fined for speeding was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:courtdonegalfinedMilfordSpeedlast_img read more

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first_imgNeil Warnock will manage QPR in the game against PrestonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 7 November 2015Referee: Rob Lewis (Shropshire)Match in a nutshell: Neil Warnock returns to the Loftus Road dugout for the first time since January 2012.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Sandro (ankle), Clint Hill (knee), Armand Traore (calf).Suspended: James Perch (one-match ban).PRESTON NORTH ENDRuled out: Tom Clarke (shoulder), Paddy McCarthy (knee), Jermaine Beckford (knee), Chris Humphrey (shin).Suspended: John Welsh (one-match ban). Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Angella, Konchesky; Luongo, Tozser; Phillips, Fer, Chery; Austin. Subs from: Smithies, Yun, Doughty, Fer, Faurlin, Hoilett, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter, Grego-Cox.Preston: Pickford; Vermijl, Woods, Wright, Cunningham, Reach; Browne, Gallagher, Johnson; Garner, Doyle. Subs from: Kirkland, Huntington, Kilkenny, Brownhill, Hugill, W. Keane, May. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L L W D L (4 points)Home: W D W D L (8 points)Preston total: W D D W D (9 points)Home: D W L L L (4 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 7; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 2; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Preston: Johnson 6; Gallagher 3; Hugill 2; Browne 1, Brownhill 1, Doyle 1, W. Keane 1, Kilkenny 1, Vermijl 1.Last five meetings19 February 2011: Preston 1 QPR 120 November 2010: QPR 3 Preston 127 March 2010: Preston 2 QPR 217 October 2009: QPR 4 Preston 03 May 2009: Preston 2 QPR 1QPR 2 wins, Preston 1 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgBoulder, CO based Graphic.ly has put some of its venture capital to work and rolled up 10-year old comics community iFanboy. Graphic.ly is developing an as-yet unlaunched comic and graphic novel reading application for Windows, Adobe AIR and mobile phones. The company has raised just over $1 million in backing. According to Joseph Tartakoff at PaidContent, the company already has clients, including Disney’s Marvel.The iFanboy site is a place for comics fans to find reviews, audio and video shows. It publishes under a Creative Commons license and sees just over forty thousand visitors per month, according to Quantcast. Some portion of those visitors are paid subscribers. The iFanboy community appears to be embracing the merger enthusiastically in comments on the official announcement. That’s not something that can be taken for granted. The site’s journalistic objectivity comes under scrutiny now that one vendor owns iFanboy, something the site founders discuss explicitly in their announcement.Graphic.ly CEO Micah Baldwin describes the deal in lots of detail on his personal blog and says the two companies were introduced by Joe Stump, co-founder of hot pre-launched geolocation API provider SimpleGeo.Graphic.ly came from Boulder’s TechStars incubator and raised its money from a diverse group including but not limited to Houston’s DFJ Mercury, Starz Media, Northstar Equity Partners, Dave McClure, Chris Sacca and Paige Craig.Comics and graphic novel fans eagerly await the launch of Graphic.ly. We eagerly await seeing this tech-savvy startup in an eye-catching niche publishing market make its next move. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Multimedia#New Media#news#NYT#web center_img marshall kirkpatrick 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more