first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has extended the temporary legal residency status for nearly 7,000 people from Syria because of the country’s civil war. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said Friday that temporary protected status would be extended for 18 months. It had been set to expire on March 31. Temporary status allows foreign citizens to stay in the U.S. if they lack some other form of legal residency and the come from a country that meets certain criteria that makes it dangerous to return. Pekoske said Syria continues to meet that criteria because of the civil war. The Trump administration had sought to end TPS for several countries but extended it for Syrians.last_img

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were wounded in a shooting outside of a Uniondale bar early Thursday morning and the gunman is now being sought, Nassau County police said.Officers on patrol heard gunshots on Nassau Road, responded to the scene and found a 30-year-old man victim lying face down with a gun shot wound to the back of the head in front of Coco’s Bar, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.The second victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot in the left thigh. He drove himself to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.There was no description of the gunman.First Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

first_imgSOME of the country’s brightest prospects who gathered at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall over the last two days, will know their fate today with regards to their selection to Guyana’s team for this year’s FIFA U-17 Centrobasket Championship, which will be held in the Dominican Republic from July 26 – 30.The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) had shortlisted 21 players and also made the two-day trials open to players from their affiliated associations.Former National star-player and point guard, Lugard Mohan was named as Head Coach of the squad, and under his watchful eyes, players were taken through various paces at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, all hoping to be among the 12 that will be representing the ‘Land of Many Waters’ in Santo Domingo.Following today’s trials, according to the GABF, training sessions will continue with a reduced squad at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on June 17-18, 24-25, July 1-10,after which the team will be encamped from July 14-24 prior to their departure for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday July 25.Guyana were placed in Group ‘A’ of the tournament and will open their campaign against the Bahamas on July 26, followed by a clash with Puerto Rico on Thursday July 27 and then close off their group-play against Mexico on July 28.According to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the competition system of the tournament consists of two phases.In the Group phase, the eight participating teams (Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) will be divided into two equal groups.Teams will play in round-robin format for three days. The top two teams from each group will advance to the next phase, where the first-placed team of Group A will oppose the second-placed team in Group B and vice versa.The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the ‘gold medal match’, while the losers will play for the bronze of the continental event.The top three teams from the tournament will qualify to the FIBA U-18 Americas Championship 2018, to be played in St Catharines, Canada, June 11-17, 2018.Guyana qualified for the 2017 FIBA Centrobasket U-17 championship by finishing behind the Bahamas at last year’s Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) U-16 tournament which was hosted at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.last_img read more

first_imgLa Albiceleste dream that was reignited with last Group D victory over Nigeria in St Petersburg last Tuesday was effectively doused in the seven-goal thriller at the Kazan Arena in Russia.The Monaco forward who is on loan at PSG was clearly the dominant Number 10 figure of the evening as Argentina’s five-time world player of the year, Lionel Messi, was made anonymous.Argentina’s ageing defence found it very difficult to cope with the pace of the combination of Mbappe and Atletico man, Antoine Griezmann.Central defenders Marcos Rojo and Nicolas Otamendi were simply not remotely equipped to cope and when Ever Banega offered up possession to the PSG player in the game’s 13th minute, he exploited the opportunity with a devastating acceleration.Mbappe eased past the ageing Javier Mascherano and had done the same to Rojo when the defender brought him down with something little less than an assault which began outside of the goal area and ended inside.Griezmann stepped forward to slot the penalty into the left side of Franco Armani for France’s first goal of the evening.Argentina looked unable to reply for much of the first half, until Angel di Maria hauled his side level with a stunning long-range curler shortly before the break.On return from the half time break, Gabriel Mercado diverted Messi’s shot past Hugo Lloris in goal for France to give the South Americans the lead.But Benjamin Pavard of VFB Stuttgart’sstunning strike levelled the scores again, and 11 minutes later Mbappe had scored twice – two clinical finishes that ensured the 2014 beaten finalists would be going home at the last 16 stage.In barely one week, the two finalists at the last edition in Brazil have been sent home to set the stage for new champions to emerge here in Russia.The winners truly deserve their quarter final ticket as it was the balance in the French side which made them look so fundamentally superior to the South Americans who struggled right from the group stage. Chelsea man, Ngolo Kante, was the heartbeat of a secure midfield. Paul Pogba was the axis between defence and attacking movement, even though his first half ball retention was not impeccable. And the French defence looked absolutely resolute.Substitute Sergio Aguero got a late consolation Argentina for with a low header from a pin-point Messi cross in the 93rd minute.Argentina Coach Jorge Sampaoli who is likely to face the backlash of the Albiceleste failure in Russia when the team gets back to Buenos Aries, cut the picture of a sad man at the post-match conference.“This is very painful, especially because the players have made a huge effort. It was a very difficult game but we have not achieved our goal here in Russia,” observed the gaffer who was almost sacked after Argentina drew the first game against Iceland and got beaten 3-0 by Croatia but got a lifeline from Nigeria to qualify for the Last 16.“I’m sad, I’m frustrated – I think that’s quite normal. For me, the fact of being here and being able to be where means I won’t decide my future today,” he stressed of his future with the Albiceleste.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Magnificent Mbappe scores brace to end Messi’s World Cup dreamDuro Ikhazuagbe and Ademola Ojo in RussiaThe 2018 World Cup title dream for Argentina in Russia is over. Paris Saint Germain teenager, Kylian Mbappe, scored twice Saturday as France defeated Argentina 4-3 to book a quarter-final ticket.The 19-year-old Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a single World Cup match after legendary Pele did so for Brazil against Sweden at the 1958 edition.last_img read more