IMMIGRATION: Trump terminates DAPA but decides to keep DACA, at least…

first_imgThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it has cancelled the DAPA program (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents)  (“DAPA”) which President Obama had enacted through an Executive Order in 2014.However, this cancellation will have no real affect for Immigrant Parents, since Obama’s DAPA program was never allowed to go into effect. On the eve of its implementation date in 2015, the State of Texas sued the Obama administration in order to stop the measure from being instituted. Since that time, it has been tied up in the courts.Under President Obama’s DAPA program, Immigrants who entered the U.S. on or before January 1, 2010,  who were Parents of U.S. Citizens and Residents on or before November 20, 2014, would have been eligible to obtain DAPA status and a work permit.Now that the DHS has cancelled the program entirely, DAPA is dead and will never be revived under a Trump Administration.The good news is that at least for now, Trump has allowed the 2012 DACA program (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals) for Dreamers to continue.  Under DACA, children who entered the U.S. before age 16 on or before June 15, 2007 and who were  under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012 are eligible to obtain DACA status and a work permit as long as they don’t have any serious criminal convictions and have either graduated from High School, obtained a GED or are currently enrolled in school at the time of application.last_img read more

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Jamaican tourism earns $2 million in first eight months of 2017

first_imgEnhancing the retention of the dollar “My mission is to enhance the retention of the dollar from this US$2 Billion. In fact, the latest report from the World Travel & Tourism Council indicates that the retention of the dollar, from the consumption side has risen to 70 percent. The Tourism Linkages Council is going to drive that value added that is needed to take the retention levels in Jamaica from 30 cents to at least 50 cents, for the total dollar that is spent,” said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett highlighted that direct contribution from tourism to the island’s gross domestic product is 8.4 percent but the induced and indirect contribution is now 27.2 percent. In Jamaica, tourism remains one of the few labor-intensive sectors and directly employs 106,000 Jamaicans while generating indirect jobs for one in four persons, linked to sectors such as agriculture, creative and cultural industries, manufacturing, and construction. Bartlett was speaking at the press briefing to report on the year-old TEF/EXIM Bank Small Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTE) Loan Facility, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on August 30. Gross foreign exchange earnings grow by 8.3 percentJamaica’s tourism industry has earned $2 Billion during the first eight months of this calendar year from 2.8 million visitors.  The figure represents an increase of 8.3 percent in gross foreign exchange earnings than the US$1.83 billion earned last year over the same period. In addition, cruise passenger arrivals were up 5.1 percent for the same period. 28 loan applications completedAccording to reports received from the EXIM Bank, as at August 29, 2017, they have received twenty-eight completed loan applications, totaling J$509.9 million, under the SMTE loan program. “The excellent response of SMTEs to the loan facility is proof that it is welcomed and well needed. Operators of SMTEs, who access up to $25 million dollars at 5 percent interest, over 5 years, will now be able to better respond to the demands of our thriving tourism sector,” he said. Twenty-two applications totaling J$408.9 million have also been approved with disbursements to date (August 30, 2017) totaling J$311.16 million, exceeding the initial tranche of J$300 million received for disbursement.last_img read more

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Ralph Gonsalves proposes ‘ABCD Commission’

first_imgRalph Gonsalves KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is proposing the establishment of an ABDC commission comprising Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and the Diaspora.He said the ABCD Commission would be used to facilitate trade, economic linkages, education, health as well as air and sea transportation.Gonsalves said he had proposed the Commission during his recent trip to Ghana and received support from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.He told supporters of his ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) during its weekend convention that people may question why an interest in establishing the commission.Gonsalves noted that Africa has 1.3 billion people in 54 countries and Brazil has a population of 210 million and that the South American country is the closest place to West Africa.Further, Gonsalves said that half of the population of Brazil are of African descent and that he defines the Caribbean as the 25 countries washed by the Caribbean Sea, including the South American mainland and counties such as Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras.“That whole arc is 230 million people and the African diaspora in North America is about 40 to 45 million people,’ Gonsalves said, adding that all together that is 1.7 billion people.“I am not saying that they must; have and we must have the links with America, and Canada and Europe and Asia, China and India. But this is an area of functioning, which we must build — the ABCD Commission.“And the president of Ghana embraced the initiative and asked me to follow through on it with the other countries in this particular ABCD Commission,” Gonsalves said.last_img read more

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Caribbean-Canadian Becomes Princeton University’s First Black Valedictorian

first_imgHe said he plans to spend this summer interning as a hybrid quantitative researcher and software developer at the D. E. Shaw Group before beginning Ph.D. studies in operations research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in fall 2020. Princeton will hold a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31, at which Johnson will participate. An in-person ceremony will be held in May 2021. Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, has named a Caribbean-Canadian – Nicholas Johnson, the son of a Bahamian father and a Jamaican mother, as the first Black valedictorian in the university’s 274-year history. Princeton said Johnson’s research has focused primarily on sequential decision-making under uncertainty, optimization, and the ethical considerations that must be made given the increasing role of algorithmic decision-making systems. The university – the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution – said Johnson, an operations research and financial engineering concentrator from Montreal, Canada has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2020. In a statement, Johnson said that he appreciates the encouragement he has received at Princeton in developing his academic interests. But, most of all, Johnson said he treasured his relationships with his classmates.center_img “My favorite memories of my time at Princeton are memories of time spent with close friends and classmates engaging in stimulating discussions — often late at night — about our beliefs, the cultures and environments in which we were raised, the state of the world, and how we plan on contributing positively to it in our own unique way.” He said the university’s support, through opportunities including international internships and cultural immersion trips to Peru, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, was “especially significant.” Along with his concentration in operations research and financial engineering, Johnson said he is pursuing certificates in statistics and machine learning, applied and computational mathematics, and applications of computing. Princeton said its faculty accepted Johnson’s nomination by the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing at its April 27 meeting. CMClast_img read more

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Crystal Palace Announce Roy Hodgson As New Manager

first_img“In those days I had dreams of playing for the team, then as a coach you think about coaching the team and a lot has happened in between times.”Roy Hodgson is tasked with the responsibility of immediately turning around Palace’s poor start to the Premier League.“I am very excited to be back in club football and it is a long while since I have enjoyed the day to day sessions of training.” he added.Hodgson has also coached West Brom, Liverpool, and Fulham in the Premier League and becomes the oldest man to be appointed as a Premier League manager at 70 years and 34 days year old.RelatedHodgson Extends Crystal Palace ContractAugust 10, 2018In “England”Crystal Palace Sack FRANK DE BOERSeptember 11, 2017In “England”Palace Turn To Nigerian-Born Player To Solve Goalscoring ProblemsSeptember 28, 2017In “Europe” Former England boss, Roy Hodgson has been announced as the new manager of Crystal Palace following the sacking of Frank de Boer.The 70-year-old Englishman, who replaced Frank de Boer just a day after the Dutchman was sacked by Crystal Palace, signed a two-year deal at Selhurst Park.Speaking to the club’s official website, Hodgson said: “This is very much the club of my boyhood. It is very rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential,”last_img read more

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CAF Confederations Cup: Club Africain, TP Mazembe Qualify For Semis

first_imgRelated Tunisian giants Club Africain and TP Mazembe have both sealed their places in the semifinal of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup after respective second leg wins.Club Africain had to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the 1st leg of their quarterfinal tie with USM Alger of Algeria to seal a 2-1 aggregate win. Moataz Zemzemi and Saber Khalifa netted to give the Tunisians a 2-0 win in their second leg clash om Sunday.On the other hand, TP Mazembe thrashed Sudanese outfit Al Hilal 5-0 at home for a 7-1 aggregate win. Players like Jean Kasusula, Elia Meschak and Issama Mpeko were on the scoresheet for the hosts.Club Africain will next face South African side Super Sport United in the last four while TP Mazembe will battle Moroccan club FUS Rabat for a place in the CAF Confederations Cup final.last_img read more

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Chelsea Player Kenneth Omeruo Makes Super Eagles World Cup List, Other Players Arrive

first_imgRabat, Morocco, is where members of the Super Eagles have assembled to prepare for Friday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria and next week’s international friendly game against Argentina, and a Chelsea youngster has made the list.Nigeria will meet Algeria in the dead rubber qualifier in Constantine on Friday and fly to Krasnodar, Russia for the friendly with Argentina on November 14.In order to fill the spaces created by the injury forced withdrawals of Ogenyi Onazi and Moses Simon, Coach Gernot Rohr has invited Chelsea youngster, Kenneth Omeruo and Kayode Olanrewaju of Girona FC of Spain to join the squad.According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), members of the technical crew and backroom staff arrived in Rabat on Sunday, alongside four players, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Agu and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa.NFF in a statement revealed that Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Olanrewaju Kayode, Henry Onyekuru, Chidiebere Nwakali, Kelechi Iheanacho, Uche Agbo and Chidozie Awaziem arrived in Rabat yesterday.Omeruo, John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme also arrived at the Golden Tulip Farah hotel camp of the Super Eagles yesterday.NFF said, “Team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to thenff.com that team captain Mikel John Obi, as well as goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi, are expected in Rabat today.”“The Super Eagles, with the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket already in their pocket, will fly to Constantine, where they will  face The Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui from 8.30 p.m. Algeria time on Friday.”“On Saturday, the Nigerian team will fly aboard a chartered flight to Krasnodar, the Russian city that will host Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina.”Coach Rohr will be using the games against Algeria and Argentina to test some of the fringe players in his squad and also give some others, who have not had a look in into his team the opportunity to stake their claim to the squad billed for the Russia 2018 World Cup scheduled to begin in June next year.The NFF has already started shopping for suitable camping site for the team in Russia, where the Super Eagles will conclude their final preparation for the World Cup at the end of the European season in May.RelatedOmeruo Confident Of Eagles’ Qualification For 2019 AFCON In CameroonJuly 8, 2018In “Africa”OFFICIAL: Eagles Coach Rohr Signs New Two-Year DealJanuary 17, 2018In “National Team”Bologna FC vs AC MilanJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

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AUDIO: I Will Comfortably Combine Akwa United and Golden Eaglets Jobs – Maikaba

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Maikaba-November-16.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RelatedMaikaba Still Waiting For Golden Eaglets Contract From NFF (AUDIO)January 23, 2018In “National Team”NPFL: Maikaba Backs Everton, Begs Akwa United Fans (AUDIO)January 25, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Emotional Maikaba Hopes For A “Beautiful Game” Against Everton’s Akwa United (AUDIO)January 23, 2019In “NPFl” Maikaba disclosed that he has programmes in place at the Uyo-based side that will thrive even in his absence.“It depends on the programmes of both sides,” he said.“If you check the case of Akwa United, I’m very sure we have put a good foundation where even in my absence temporarily, my assistants can go ahead with the job and continue from where we stopped. They can do it very well; I have trust in their abilities and I know they can do it very well in my absence.“For Golden Eaglets, I have to get the programmes first, talk about the contract with the NFF (Nigeria Football Federation), then; I will know how to combine the two jobs because both sides need me well.“I don’t think any of the two (teams) will suffer because we’ll put down a programme where we’ll make sure the two sides benefit from my wealth of experience.”The Akwa United coach takes over the Golden Eaglets coaching role from Manu Garba, who won the Fifa U-17 World Cup in 2013 but failed to qualify the team for the last CAF U-17 AFCON which served as a qualifier for the recently-concluded U-17 World Cup in India.center_img Abdu Maikaba has exclusively told www.busybuddiesng.com that he will combine the coaching roles of Akwa United and the Golden Eaglets without either suffering.The former Wikki Tourists coach, who led Akwa United to Aiteo Cup glory last month, was over the weekend handed the reins of Nigeria’s U-17 men’s national football team.last_img read more

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ahaWorld acquires majority stake in South American betting operator

first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 Updating the market, Swedish Aktietorget-listed igaming operator ahaWorld has detailed that it will enter the South American betting market having acquired a majority of equity in an unnamed regional operator.ahaWorld governance informed investors that the company had signed a ‘letter of intent’ for the transaction of a 51% stake in the South American enterprise. The operator will further be given a 24-month period in which it will have first right to acquire the remainder of the asset.The Swedish operator detailed that its acquisition would be financed via new share issue in ahaWorld of 4.3 million shares, resulting in a corporate dilution of circa 25.5%. ahaWorld detailed that it had acquired its South American asset a 6X multiple of its EBIT.The governance of ahaWorld detailed that following its completed investment (expected to be closed Q1 2017), the company will launch the asset across multiple South American markets.The acquisition sees ahaWorld expand beyond its core market of Scandinavia, the  Aktietorget-listed operator currently operates the igaming brands of ‘Sweden Casino’, ‘ahaBingo’, ‘ahaCasino’ and MoboCasino.com.At present ahaWorld governance has not disclosed any comment on its South American investment.last_img read more

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Pre-play figures on Spiffx highlight United’s poor league form

first_img Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Conte rescue plan eases tax burdens on Italian gambling March 27, 2020 Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation November 6, 2019 Jose Mourinho teaches Paddy Power how to be ‘Special’ September 26, 2019 For this week’s Spiffx update, we look at three of the Premier League title favourites from the start of the season, and see how their pre-play odds have changed since the opening week of action.Starting with Arsenal, who opened their league campaign at home to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Spiffx punters were understandably cautious (41.77%) about backing the home team given Arsenal’s propensity for starting the season slowly.After losing 2-0 at home to West Ham on the first day of last season, the Gunners suffered again at the hands of the Reds, as Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho ran riot against a makeshift back four including Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.However, with Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence, an inflated 72% of Spiffx players backed the home side to beat Bournemouth, who had recorded an impressive victory in their previous away match at Stoke City. Expect support for the Gunners to increase as they continue to build on a 12-match unbeaten run.Moving on to Chelsea, and it’s hard to read too much into the figures. Excitement over Antonio Conte’s arrival as manager and injuries to key West Ham players explains the huge 85% support for the home team in the season opener at Stamford Bridge.However, the stunning form the Blues have produced in recent weeks was not reflected in their pre-play odds for last week’s match with Tottenham. Unsurprisingly, Chelsea recorded a seventh consecutive league victory over a Spurs side missing the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.Finally, after looking at Manchester United’s pre-play figures, support for Jose Mourinho is starting to ‘Wayne’. His captain scored in the season opener at the Vitality Stadium, as United announced themselves as title contenders with a performance worthy of the 69.70% backing on Spiffx.Fast-forward a few months and United attracted just 57.14% of the bets for a home match against West Ham, a side they haven’t lost at home against since May 2007. The match ended one apiece, as the Red Devils fell 11 points behind the league leaders with a fifth draw in the last seven matches.This is the info for this week:Week 1: August 14 – Arsenal v LiverpoolResult: 3-4Arsenal – 41.77%Draw – 5.06%Liverpool – 53.17%Week 13: November 27 – Arsenal v BournemouthResult: 3-1Arsenal – 72%Draw – 16%Bournemouth – 12%Week 1: August 15 – Chelsea v West HamResult: 2-1Chelsea – 85%Draw – 4.17%West Ham – 10.83%Week 13: November 26 – Chelsea v TottenhamResult: 2-1Chelsea – 60.47%Draw – 13.95%West Ham – 25.58%Week 1: August 14 – Bournemouth v Man UnitedResult: 1-3Bournemouth – 17%Draw – 13.13%Man United – 69.70%Week 13: November 27 – Man United v West HamResult: 1-1Man United – 57.14%Draw – 20.64%West Ham – 22.22%last_img read more

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