first_imgTina House APTN National NewsA new documentary called The Grizzly Truth has been released.The documentary highlights the controversy surrounding the grizzly bear hunt that takes place twice a year on the Northwest coast of British Columbia.thouse@aptn.calast_img

first_imgCALGARY – Encana Corp. has an agreement to sell its San Juan assets in New Mexico to a Denver-based company for nearly $615 million.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer’s San Juan assets include lands that produce the equivalent of 5,400 barrels per day of oil.Denver-based DJR Energy, LLC says the US$480-million acquisition will about double its land in the San Juan Basin to 350,000 net acres (141,639 hectares) and increase its production to more than 6,000 barrels per day.DJR is an exploration and production company formed in April 2017 with funds from Trilantic Capital Management LP, Waveland Energy Partners and Global Energy Capital.The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018 with an effective date of April 1, 2018.Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)last_img

Swaminathan told the former LTTE members that some Tamil and Sinhalese groups are attempting to scuttle the peace in the country. He urged the rehabilitated LTTE members to live peacefully with all communities, including the Sinhalese communities.The educational tour is organised annually to promote reconciliation among the communities by bridging the gap between the North and the South. An event was held at the ‘Ape Gama’ premises in Battaramulla under the patronage of Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M Swaminathan, to welcome the rehabilitated ex LTTE members. A group of 34 rehabilitated ex LTTE members from the Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre in Vavuniya participated in the tour. They arrived in Colombo today after visiting Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle.Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Major General Janaka Rathnayake, Minister Swaminathan’s Private Secretary Shane Dullewe and the officials of the Rehabilitation Ministry participated in the event. (Colombo Gazette) The Government today told a group of former LTTE cadres that the time has come to move forward following the end of the war.A group of rehabilitated former LTTE members visited Colombo today concluding their annual educational tour. The tour was organised by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs. read more

Just this week it was revealed in court that Wickremetunga had told his family that the MiG deal exposé could harm his life. The case is to be taken up for hearing once again on March 20.Wickremetunga had exposed the controversial deal surrounding the purchase of MIG aircraft when the former government was in power. Lasantha Wickremetunga’s death anniversary was commemorated this month and the authorities were accused of attempting to stall investigations into the murder.Attorney-at-Law Athula S. Ranagala, who has been appearing in the case, told a gathering on January 8 at Lasantha’s graveside, that much progress was made in the fresh investigations launched after the new government took office.However he said investigations had later stalled and he urged the authorities not to pull back the progress made in the case. (Colombo Gazette) The CID told court that Wickremetunga’s family had told the CID that Wickremetunga feared his life could be under threat over the MiG deal story. Minister and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga.He was questioned for several hours in connection to the January 2009 murder. Fonseka was the Army Commander at the time. read more

Former captain and former chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) under its Anti-Corruption Code.An ICC statement said that Jayasuriya was charged under Article 2.4.6 for his failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including failure to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the ACU as part of such investigation. Jayasuriya has also been charged under Article 2.4.7 for obstructing or delaying any investigation that may be carried out by the ACU, including concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code. Jayasuriya has been given 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The new report Gender and Education for All (EFA) 2000-2015, compiled by UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and UN Girl’s Education Initiative also revealed that no country in sub-Saharan Africa has been able to meet the gender equality goal.“Educating a girl educates a nation. It unleashes a ripple effect that changes the world unmistakably for the better,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, in a news release on the report, which was released in time for the International Day of the Girl Child, which is marked 11 October every year.She noted that the international community has recently agreed a new ambitious agenda to achieve a sustainable future. “Success in this endeavour is simply not possible without educated, empowered girls, young women and mothers,” she said.According to the report, girls continue to face challenges in accessing primary school. Almost 15 million girls will never set foot in a classroom compared to over a third of boys who are out of school.The report shows that although the divide in gender inequalities in secondary education is reducing, the gap still remains wide. The Arab States and sub-Saharan African regions record the highest numbers in gender disparity. In the Central African Republic and Chad in 2012, half as many girls as boys were in secondary school.The report also indicated that boys were more likely to drop out of secondary education than girls. Since 2000, it has been recorded that only 95 boys for every 100 girls complete upper secondary level. Additionally, the report states that gender disparity gaps in youth literacy are gradually narrowing. However, less than seven out of every 10 young women in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to be literate by 2015. The report also revealed that two thirds of adults who lack basic literacy skills are women. This astounding lack of progress in literacy has remained unchanged since 2000. The report also added that gender based violence in schools is a factor in holding back education attainment. Also, child marriage is another terrible manifestation of gender discrimination which acts as a persistent barrier to girls’ education. As per the report, almost one in five women who got married in 2012, were aged 15 to 19.“Lacking any other way of measuring gender equality, we have focused on getting equal numbers of boys and girls in school. But we will never achieve this unless we tackle the roots of imbalance: social barriers and entrenched discriminatory social norms,” said Aaron Benavot, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report.“Unless we begin to understand equality as a much broader concept, girls and young women will never be able to reap the full benefits of education,” she added.The report also produced an online interactive tool which shows that in sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest girls are almost nine times more likely to set foot in a classroom than the richest boys. In Arab States, one fifth of the poorest girls have never been to school, compared to one tenth of the poorest boys. However, in Latin America and the Caribbean, 55 per cent of boys as compared to 62 per cent of girls in rural areas complete lower secondary education.However, the report, notes that even though the goal of gender parity has not been met by all, the progress achieved so far is one of the biggest education success stories. Since 2000, number of countries that have achieved the goal of gender equality in both primary and secondary education has risen from 36 to 62. The report also states that although 62 million girls are denied basic right to education, the number of out-of-school girls has declined by 52 million in the last 15 years. Acknowledging the progress made, the report recommends that in order to achieve gender parity education must be ‘really free.’ It further urges that policies be designed to address issues faced by boys and girls in accessing and completing education. They also recommend providing secondary education options should be provided for out-of-school adolescents. The report also urged to integrate gender issues into all aspects of policy and planning in order to achieve gender equality. For this, a mix of legislative change, advocacy and community mobilization must be initiated. The report also calls for the governments, international organizations and education providers to work together to tackle school-related gender based violence. Further, governments should recruit, train and support teachers effectively to address gender inequality. read more

6Matt Leinart2005USCTexas3651120342 4Marcus Mariota2014OregonOhio State33321390367 1983Miami (FL)31-30, Orange BowlNebraska25.9 Total adjusted yards adds a player’s passing and rushing yards, plus 20-yard bonuses for passing and rushing TDs and a 45-yard penalty for interceptions.Source: College Football at 2000Oklahoma13-2, Orange BowlFlorida State35.8 2000Oklahoma+26.0+5.7+17.1 2Vince Young2005TexasUSC267002003527 1981Clemson22-15, Orange BowlNebraska34.0 SEASONCHAMPIONBOWL RESULTBOWL OPPONENTPREGAME ELO WIN PROBABILITY 9Tim Tebow2008FloridaOklahoma231221090290 2014Ohio State42-20, CFP ChampionshipOregon40.1 That’s not to say the 13-1 Tigers didn’t appear to stand a chance against the 14-0 Crimson Tide; Clemson finished the season with history’s 18th-best peak rating. But the Tigers’ task was still daunting, particularly when the third quarter ended and they were still trailing by 10 points. During Nick Saban’s tenure at Alabama, the Tide were 97-0 when leading by double digits going into the final quarter of a game.That’s when Watson began to dominate the vaunted Alabama defense, which had previously been lauded as among the greatest in college football history. In the fourth, Watson completed 12 of 18 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns, adding 22 more yards on the ground. He led Clemson to the most points (21) and third-most total yardage (152) any team put up against Alabama in a fourth quarter this season, capping off the victory with a 2-yard touchdown to Hunter Renfrow that put Clemson up with 1 second left on the clock.That quarter helped Watson secure the best individual performance by a QB on the championship stage since the 2000 season.22000 is earliest season for which’s Play Index has game-by-game player stats. At least, that’s according to total adjusted yards, which takes a player’s total offense (passing plus rushing yards) and adds a bonus of 20 yards for every passing or rushing touchdown and subtracts a penalty of 45 yards for every interception. By that measure, Watson’s performance on Monday surpassed even Vince Young’s incredible feats in the 2006 Rose Bowl: Best QB performances in a championship bowl, 2000-16 2011Alabama+30.4+21.1+13.2 2010Auburn22-19, BCS ChampionshipOregon41.9 2016Clemson+30.4+20.4+6.4 1992Alabama+26.5+17.9+20.8 2002Ohio State31-24, Fiesta BowlMiami (FL)22.2% 8Jameis Winston2013Florida StateAuburn23720260303 2009Alabama+29.3+13.3+14.2 ELO RATING 2012Alabama+31.9+26.7+12.6 1992Alabama34-13, Sugar BowlMiami (FL)30.5 2016Clemson35-31, CFP ChampionshipAlabama32.9 In an era dominated by the Alabamas and Ohio States of the world, Clemson’s victory proved that with the right coach — and a special talent like Watson under center — a school can still rise from the middle of college football’s pack and become a champion. 2015Alabama+32.8+29.1+13.9 1999Florida State+29.4+26.0+18.1 2003LSU+24.7+12.1+7.2 5A.J. McCarron2012AlabamaNotre Dame2644090353 PASSINGRUSHING 2007LSU+23.4+22.2+7.5 2001Miami (FL)+29.6+16.9+18.2 Five-year Elo rating averages include the championship season and the four previous seasons. Historical averages are 20-year averages starting from 24 years before the championship season and going though five years before that season.Source: College Football at 7Cam Newton2010AuburnOregon26521640324 2014Ohio State+31.5+19.1+16.9 1994Nebraska+27.6+18.7+22.5 1998Tennessee+26.9+22.7+10.9 2003USC+28.4+14.1+13.3 By beating Alabama 35-31 in Monday night’s instant classic of a College Football Playoff Championship, Clemson and its quarterback, Deshaun Watson, pulled off a number of incredible feats.For starters, the Tigers became the fifth-greatest upset champions since 1975,1In 1974, Associated Press champion Oklahoma didn’t play in a bowl game. Every champ since has finished their season in a bowl. beating a Crimson Tide squad that, at its peak, was ranked as the best team in modern college history by FiveThirtyEight’s Elo power ratings: And, unlike most recent champions, the Tigers were not longstanding members of college football royalty. Clemson won the national title in 1981, but it also spent most of the 1990s and 2000s as a decent-but-not-great program. It wasn’t until coach Dabo Swinney’s third or fourth full season at the helm that the Tigers became a permanent presence among the nation’s top 10 teams.To demonstrate the team’s rapid rise, let’s look at its last 25 seasons. Going back to the dawn of the Bowl Coalition era in 1992, no champion has had a lower average end-of-season Elo rating in the 20 seasons leading up to the five seasons before its title3So, for Clemson, this would be the 20 seasons between 1992 and 2011, which preceded the five seasons from 2012 to 2016. than Clemson. Meaning, the Tigers didn’t have the advantage of a longstanding lofty pedigree; they just got very good very quickly: SEASONNATIONAL CHAMPIONCHAMPIONSHIP SEASON5-YEAR AVG.HISTORICAL AVG. PLAYERSEASONSCHOOLOPPONENTYDSTDINTYDSTDTOTAL ADJ. YARDS 2006Florida+24.3+14.1+19.0 1997Nebraska+31.3+28.1+20.5 2004USC+31.8+19.0+12.4 Clemson didn’t come from a championship pedigree 2005Texas+28.6+21.9+8.4 2005Texas41-38, Rose BowlUSC39.8 2013Florida State+27.3+17.9+21.0 1Deshaun Watson2016ClemsonAlabama42030431543 2006Florida41-14, BCS ChampionshipOhio State28.6 Source: College Football at 1997Michigan+27.2+18.9+19.1 2002Ohio State+22.1+13.5+14.4 1996Florida+31.0+23.9+11.1 1995Nebraska+33.9+23.3+21.8 2008Florida+31.9+19.6+18.6 1993Florida State+29.8+28.1+9.9 2010Auburn+23.4+10.7+12.7 3Deshaun Watson2015ClemsonAlabama40541730513 10Nick Marshall2013AuburnFlorida State21721451277 Biggest college football championship upsets, 1975-2016 read more

New wind turbines earmarked to be built off the Kent coast should be painted green to “blend in” with the landscape, councillors have said.Kent County Council members warned plans by Swedish energy firm Vattenfall to expand Thanet Wind Farm with an additional 34 turbines by 2021 threatened to harm tourism in the area.The current structures, thought to be around 100 white turbines standing at 115m tall, have been branded a “monstrosity”.Councillors claimed the coastal district is being “degraded” by the structures as they urged Vattenfall to paint any new turbines dark brown or dark green, suggesting it could be added as a condition in future planning applications.Cllr Sean Holden said: “It would be nice if the wind towers could be painted any colour but white to help the environment and, quite frankly, tourism.”I would like to see them a different colour. Painting them would mean they would not stick out so unnaturally. The quality of the landscape is really important for tourism.”If it’s degraded then it puts the local tourism economy at risk and they have degraded it.”Changing the colour should be considered. I also think having a colour which blends in with the landscape should be included as a condition in future planning applications for wind turbines.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Alan Ridger, chairman of Kent County Council’s economic development committee, also agreed, adding: “I think this is an excellent suggestion. They do stand out, don’t they? They don’t need to and they would blend in better with a bit of paint.”Tom O’Reilly, Vattenfall’s project manager for the Thanet Extension, said the company was working to develop ideas put forward by the community but would not say whether it planned to paint new turbines a different colour.He said: “We welcome the feedback from local representatives. We have listened, so we are progressing plans which will bring a number of renewable and climate change inspired installations to the area.”Work to develop the community’s ideas will continue this year.” read more

Trinbago Knight Riders 218/5 (DM Bravo 94*, McCullum 68, Cornwall 2/52) beat St Lucia Stars 212/2 (Warner 72*, Pollard 65*, Cornwall 53, Gabriel 1/28, Searles 1/36) by five wickets with one ball remaining CPLT20- An outrageous 94 not out off 36 balls from Darren Bravo, ably supported by Brendon McCullum (68 from 42), propelled Trinbago Knight Riders to an extraordinary victory over St Lucia Stars as the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) produced another miracle match in which a world-record 34 sixes sailed into the stands at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground on Thursday night.The Knight Riders had been on the receiving end when Andre Russell brought Jamaica Tallawahs back from the dead back in game three, but produced their own resurrection in St Lucia.Kieron Pollard, Rahkeem Cornwall and David Warner all made half-centuries to lift the Stars to 212/2, and they appeared to have the game in the bag when the Knight Riders went into the last five overs of the run-chase needing another 85 runs for victory.But Darren Bravo smashed five sixes from Pollard’s final over, with McCullum taking up the charge in the next over as four more balls went to or over the boundary. Suddenly, 53 of the 85 required had come from just 12 deliveries.Cornwall, who for most of the night looked like being the hero after blasting a 25-ball half-century and then dismissing both Knight Riders openers with the new ball, suddenly had to try and win the match all over again in the 18th over.He couldn’t do it. Two wides to start the over betrayed his nerves, before Bravo thrashed three of the next four deliveries for six. Miraculously, from the Knight Riders needing 85 off 30 balls, the required rate was now below a run a ball. Bravo launched a fourth Hero Maximum of the over and his 10th of the night to leave the Knight Riders needing just five runs from the last 12 deliveries. In just three overs, the Bravo-inspired Knight Riders had plundered 80 runs and turned certain defeat into certain victory.McCullum was unable to see the job through, edging behind off Mitchell McClenaghan with Javon Searles falling the same way three balls later, but Darren Bravo was there at the end to see his side cross the unlikeliest of finish lines when Denesh Ramdin smashed the fifth ball of the final over for the 34th and final six of the night.Things had all seemed so very different in the first half of the night. Records were sent tumbling as the Stars became the first Hero CPL side to produce three half-centurions in the same innings and recorded their own highest Hero CPL total for good measure. That was due in no small part to a blistering unbeaten 65 from 23 balls by Kieron Pollard; the Stars’ skipper reached his half-century in a Hero CPL record-equalling 18 balls, with seven balls sent over the ropes.Pollard himself was merely continuing the good work of Cornwall, whose promotion to number three in the order at the fall of Andre Fletcher’s wicket for 17 proved an inspired decision from the Stars brains trust as the big all-rounder helped himself to a half-century.There was also a welcome return to form for David Warner, who batted through the innings for his 72 not out from 55 balls.Warner and Fletcher took 50 from the PowerPlay before Cornwall arrived to really get things going. After a couple of sighters he smoked Fawad Ahmed’s leg-spin over the ropes. The next over from Shannon Gabriel brought two more Hero Maximums and a one-bounce four over midwicket.In all Cornwall smashed five sixes in his 29-ball 50, dominating a 79-run partnership with Warner before edging Searles to Ramdin.There was no respite for the Knight Riders, though, as Cornwall’s demise only brought Pollard to the crease. His 18-ball 50 matched Sohail Tanvir’s Hero CPL record for St Lucia against Barbados Tridents back in 2014.Pollard dominated the strike in the latter stages, facing 17 of the last 18 balls as Warner frequently scampered second runs to get his captain back on strike. Those last three overs added 61 runs to the total – a scarcely believable amount at the time, but one put firmly in the shade just a couple of hours later.Having had such success promoting Cornwall up the batting order, the Stars repeated the trick with the ball. Handed the responsibility of bowling the second over of the innings, Cornwall promptly had the dangerous Sunil Narine caught – by Pollard, naturally – for nine. In his next over he won an lbw verdict against Chris Lynn as wickets continued to fall.McCullum and Colin Munro kept things moving, but when Munro was smartly held by debutant Chandrapaul Hemraj at deep square-leg off Pollard the required rate had ballooned to 14 an over and the game appeared to be over.Darren Bravo walked to the middle with other ideas. Initially he kept the ball along the carpet, with three fours off Hemraj in over 11 an early indicator that he wasn’t giving up, and two more fours to follow off Pollard in the 12th. In truth, he was only warming up.The first of Bravo’s 10 sixes didn’t come until the penultimate ball of the 15th over, and even then it seemed like little more than an exercise in damage limitation. It was the 16th over that would really change everything. The first four balls were all struck clean and pure over the ropes as Pollard found himself unable to serve up anything but length and full-tosses. Thoughts of six sixes in the over were shelved when a miscue off ball five brought only two runs, but it was a temporary reprieve before normal service was resumed with another huge six to finish the over.The Knight Riders suddenly had belief. The Stars, who must wonder just what they have to do to end what is now a 15-match run without victory, suddenly had none. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Winless Stars seeking rebound against TKR tonightAugust 16, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Knight Riders thrash St Lucia Stars in epic tournament openerAugust 9, 2018In “latest news”Trinbago Knight Riders set up titanic clash with Tallawahs in race to Hero CPL finalAugust 5, 2016In “Sports” read more

first_imgThe expressed will of Greece and Israel to cooperate for stability, peace and economic growth in the sensitive region of the eastern Mediterranean was reaffirmed again earlier on this week in the talks Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos had during his two day official visit to Israel. According to the state run Athens and Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), Avramopoulos underlined that “this strategic cooperation does not constitute a threat to anyone”, while his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya’alon noted that “the strategic relationship that has been consolidated between the two countries is not aimed against anyone. It only serves stability in the region of the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean”. The talks focused on sectors of research and technology, the utilisation of manpower and training in the context of the armed forces. Avramopoulos invited his Israeli counterpart to carry out an official visit to Athens, AMNA reported. The defence minister was also received by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem. Avramopoulos’ visit completes the Greek-Israeli Interministerial Cooperation Council, which was held on October 8 without the participation of the two defence ministers because the Israeli minister was on a visit abroad. The Greek Defence Minister was accompanied by the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Mikhail Kostarakos. Source: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img July 13, 2019 LA MESA (KUSI) – An electrical outage today in La Mesa left hundreds of San Diego Gas & Electric without power, according to the utility.According to SDG&E outage records, the blackout was reported at 7:56 p.m. Many customers had their power restored by 9 p.m. but there were approximately 590 customers still in the dark.Most of the people affected lived west of Grossmont near Lake Murray Boulevard and Marengo Avenue,  SDG&E said.Officials don’t yet know what caused the outage. All power was expected to be restored some time after midnight. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Power outage in La Mesa affects hundreds Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

first_imgWith a ballooning national debt and the threat of a future BRAC round, Virginia’s Hampton Roads region should seek to expand its cluster of defense missions. “This [defense] is an asset,” said Old Dominion University economist Vinod Agarwal. “We should not ignore the assets we have,” said Agarwal, who spoke to the Virginian-Pilot following the release of ODU’s 2018 State of the Region report. At the same time, the region should strive to lower its reliance on defense spending. Craig Quigley, executive director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, told WVEC that local leaders have “done everything possible” to strengthen the region’s installations ahead of a possible round of base closures. “The public school system, the surface transportation system, collaborative efforts to mitigate sea level rise,” Quigley said. “There are more efforts going on that I can point to, to make sure that we show that we value these installations, and they are a part of who we are as Hampton Roads.”Photo by Steve Earley Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Email Listen: Prince’s ‘Anthology: 1995-2010′ & 22 Other Albums Released Digitally Facebook News Twitter 23 Previously Unavailable Prince Albums Released listen-princes-anthology-1995-2010-22-other-albums-released-digitally Over 300 songs have been added to the iconic artist’s online catalog and are now available to stream and downloadAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 20, 2018 – 3:41 pm Over 300 songs, totaling 23 albums, have been added to Prince’s digital catalog and are newly available to stream and download thanks to a recent deal between the late GRAMMY-winning artist’s Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings.The albums, including Anthology: 1995-2010, a new 37-track compilation created by the Prince Estate, are up on all major online music providers. This makes many of the recordings available digitally for the first time.Anthology begins with 1996’s “Emancipation,” from the album of the same name, which Prince referred to as his “most important record” – it was his first release following his breakup with Warner Bros. Records. Emancipation is also newly available digitally, as well as 2004’s Musicology, for which Prince received five nominations and two wins at the 47th GRAMMY Awards.The deal also gives Sony/Legacy the rights to release 12 more albums for the first time digitally, beginning in 2021. These albums, recorded by Prince from 1978-1996 while he was infamously under contract at Warner Bros., include the iconic GRAMMY nominated albums 1999 and Sign O’ The Times, the latter which was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2017.A complete list of the newly released albums is available here.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

first_img Share wikimedia commonsU.S. Southern Command, Commander Gen. John F. Kelly briefs the media on the current state of USSOUTHCOM affairs, March 20, 2013. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)“Dreamers” protected by an Obama-era program that President Donald Trump has said will end on March 5 are not top targets for deportation as long as they lack criminal records, the White House chief of staff said Tuesday.John Kelly also dismissed the idea of a short-term extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program beyond March 5 to give the administration and Congress more time to work out compromise legislation.“What makes them act is pressure,” he said of Congress.Kelly’s remarks, to a small group of reporters at the Capitol, came as lawmakers have deadlocked in an effort to reach a bipartisan deal on protecting from deportation recipients of the program, called DACA. Barring a last-minute agreement — which seems unlikely — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said his chamber will begin considering the issue, a debate that GOP leaders expect to start next week.A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Trump from terminating DACA’s protections for the so-called Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. as children and are living here illegally. The program shields them from deportation and gives them the right to hold jobs.Many lawmakers are uneasy about what might happen to the Dreamers after March 5, and Democrats — and Trump himself — are using that uncertainty as leverage to help force a deal. Kelly’s remarks seemed aimed at easing worries that major deportations of Dreamers could begin right away.He described a lengthy legal process that often takes years that immigrants in the U.S. illegally face before they are deported. He said an immigrant here illegally who doesn’t commit crimes “never comes onto anyone’s scope.”He added, “They are not a priority for deportation.”Trump has proposed creating a pathway to citizenship for up to 1.8 million immigrants covered by DACA who might potentially qualify for its protections.In exchange, Trump wants $25 billion for border security, including money to build his much-touted wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He also wants to curb legal immigration, restricting the relatives that legal immigrants could sponsor for citizenship and ending a lottery that distributes visas to people from diverse places like Africa.Democrats strongly oppose limiting legal immigration, and conservatives are against giving citizenship to DACA recipients. Trump’s bill has gotten little traction in Congress.Kelly said he doubted Trump would act unilaterally to extend DACA beyond March 5. He cited the administration’s argument that former President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in initially creating it.He also ruled out asking lawmakers to approve a short-term extension of the program. And he said he opposed one idea mentioned in the Capitol as a possible fallback should talks on a broader bipartisan compromise fail — a one-year extension of DACA in exchange for a year’s worth of money for border security, including for building Trump’s wall.“I would certainly advise against it,” Kelly said. “I would advise against it, I’m not the president.”Trump said last September that he was ending the DACA program, complaining that Obama had overstepped his legal authority in creating it.But while his 2016 election campaign was laced with anti-immigrant remarks, he’s expressed sympathy for the Dreamers and he gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation protecting them.last_img read more

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Through three weeks of training camp and two preseason games, there has been good and bad concerning the Arizona Cardinals defense.On the good side, the Cardinals have been forcing turnovers at an alarming rate — two against Green Bay and six last week in a win over Dallas.The Cardinals’ defense has also allowed just one touchdown in two games..Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that turnovers are great, but a defense can’t live on them. He also said that some things need to be tightened up on the defensive side of the ball — namely limiting explosive plays by the opposing offense. Linebacker Sam Acho agrees. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “As a defense, we’ve got to work on doing our assignments better,” Acho said following Monday’s practice at University of Phoenix Stadium. “We had a lot of big plays, we had a couple busted assignments, so we’ve got to work on everybody doing their job.”In the preseason opener, the Cardinals allowed a 50-yard completion from Aaron Rodgers to James Jones. Against Dallas, there were three completions of 20 yards or more. Acho said he saw improvement Monday, but consistency is the goal for coordinator Todd Bowles’ defense.“It went well, but there’s still a lot we need to clean up and we’ve got to start putting together good days so we can consistently be a good team.”Acho and the Cardinals’ defense will get another opportunity to improve Saturday night when the San Diego Chargers pay them a visit in Glendale for their third preseason game. Former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is the new offensive coordinator in San Diego, and the Chargers have struggled in their first two preseason tilts. In losses to Seattle and Chicago, the Chargers have averaged 310.5 yards per contest, but have turned the ball over six times and allowed eight quarterback sacks. last_img read more

first_imgA Swedish delegation led by the deputy speaker of the Swedish Parliament Tobias Billstrom was in Nicosia on Monday for a round of contacts with Cypriot officials.In the morning, House president Demetris Syllouris briefed the Swedish delegation on the ongoing settlement process and expressed his gratitude for Sweden`s contribution to the peacekeeping force in Cyprus (Unficyp) over the years.The two sides discussed inter-parliamentary relations and best practices from Sweden in the health sector. Billström extended an invitation to Syllouris to visit Stockholm, on behalf of his Swedish counterpart, which was accepted. He also met with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.The Swedish delegation also met later on with the Cyprus-Sweden Friendship Group at the House of Representatives and discussed the Cyprus talks.Billström said the Cyprus problem is well known to Sweden and added that the EU’s acquis communautaire must be implemented throughout Cyprus` territory following a settlement, so that all citizens could enjoy the benefits.Billström was accompanied by MPs Lennart Axelsson, Michael Svensson, Richard Jomshof and Kerstin Nilsson, as well as by the country`s ambassador to Cyprus Αnna Olsson Vrang.  You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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