IMMIGRATION QUESTION & ANSWER

first_imgQuestion: Hi I am a green card holder can I file for my 4 children, 2 under age 18, one age 20 and one age 25?Answer: Yes, as a Green Card holder (U.S. Resident), you can file for your minor children (under age 21), in the F2A Immigration Category and your adult SINGLE children in the F2B Immigration Category. The waiting line for residency for minor children (F2A) is about 1 ½ years, so any of your children age 19 or younger will likely be able to immigrate in the next few years, unless they are married or get married before immigrating. The waiting time for adult, single children (F2B) is about 7 – 8 years, so your 20 and 25 year-old children will have to wait quite a few years more before being able to immigrate.Also, please make sure your adult children understand that if they marry, the Immigrant Visa petition will automatically be cancelled, unless you have naturalized before your child marries.last_img read more

City of Lauderhill Vice Mayor to receive Lauderhill Regional Chamber of…

first_imgLauderhill Vice Mayor Howard Berger to receive Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Lifetime Achievement Award Lauderhill, Florida  Lauderhill Vice Mayor Howard Berger has been in the news quite often lately. Nominations, awards, and honors from organizations are being presented to this Commissioner like never before. His long memorable career has left a lasting impression on many. Now with praise and commendations, he is being thanked.“I have been so fortunate many of the organizations around Broward County have recognized the initiatives I have been part of over the years. Being a Commissioner isn’t really ‘hard work’ as I love serving the community while meeting the needs of so many terrific people,” explains Vice Mayor Berger.Now, from friends very close to home, and from our very own Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), the Vice Mayor is receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” on behalf of the Board of Directors. Sharon McLennon, President of LRCC explains, “On behalf of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber Commerce, I am pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Vice Mayor Howard Berger. The award is being presented in recognition of the Vice Mayor’s commitment to and support of the chamber, the business community, and the City of Lauderhill. Throughout his time in office, the Vice Mayor has recognized the Chamber’s critical role in serving as an advocate for small businesses and has clearly demonstrated his willingness to listen to business community concerns with an open mind. We commend Vice Mayor on his outstanding record of public service and his commitment to the great City of Lauderhill.”The “Lifetime Achievement Award” will be presented at the LRCC Networking Breakfast on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:30 am – 9:30 am at the Inverrary Hotel, 3501 Inverrary Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33319.   If you would like to attend the event and/or have questions concerning the breakfast, please call the LRCC at 954-318-6118.last_img read more

Barbados’ football exec returns as CONCACAF VP

first_imgMIAMI, United States, Apr 6, CMC – Barbados Football Association head, Randy Harris, has been re-elected vice-president of the continental governing body, CONCACAF.The veteran administrator, who is also president of the Caribbean Football Union, will serve alongside Yon de Luisa of Mexico who was also elected vice-president.Elections took place at the 34th Ordinary Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada last week where CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani was returned unopposed for a four-year term.Harris has seen his star rise internationally ever since he was first elected president of the BFA back in 2012. He became a CFU board member in 2017 before assuming the post of senior vice president that same year.He then acted as CFU president after Antiguan Gordon Derrick was slapped with a FIFA ban, before being elected president the following year.Harris first assumed the role of CONCACAF vice-president at the 33rd Ordinary Congress staged during last year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.He is one of just two administrators from the English-speaking Caribbean on the CONCACAF Council, with Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos the other.CONCACAF is the governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean.last_img read more

Miami-Dade School Board Agrees to Explore Later Start Times for Schools

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The Miami-Dade School Board voted to explore options for creating a bell schedule that will both consider the health needs of all students while increasing transportation access to high-demand choice programs across Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS).Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person’s overall health and well-being. However, for adolescents the medical community at large has declared a public health crisis of epidemic proportions. Adolescent sleep needs are driven by a temporary biological shift in sleep onset and wake times that occurs concurrently with the onset of puberty and ends in early adulthood. Early school start times run counter to this biological condition and can contribute substantially to adolescent sleep deprivation.“For years, we have been hearing about the negative effects that lack of sleep poses on our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “It’s time we carefully analyze this issue and bring a solution that better aligns with the science and research regarding the natural sleep cycle of adolescents, so that all students arrive to school ready to learn. A shift in the bell schedule could also result in an expansion of transportation for choice programs and millions of dollars in savings. Recognizing that any changes could significantly impact families and employees, we will be exhaustive in our approach of engaging all stakeholders in robust and transparent conversations to ensure we have the most well-informed community.”As a result of board discussions and an item previously proffered by School Board Member Dr. Martin Karp and approved by the Board, an initiative to explore a new bell schedule was launched. As a result, the District had some schools participate in a pilot of later start times, and explore on a limited basis, the academic and financial feasibility of offering later start times for high school students. Initial findings yielded reports of higher energy and alertness from participating students.Currently, M-DCPS start times run from 7:20 a.m. for high schools, to 9:10 a.m. for middle schools. Elementary schools have two start times: 8:20 a.m. for Pre-K to first grade; and 8:35 a.m. for elementary and K-8 Centers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.Potential bell schedule alternatives will include options for starting all grade levels no earlier than 8 a.m. and allow for expanded transportation operations.District staff has solicited feedback through small focus groups of parents, school leaders, and teachers on viable alternatives. More input will be solicited from several stakeholder groups through various vehicles, including surveys, additional focus groups and town hall meetings.The Superintendent will bring a recommendation to the Board by spring 2020 for potential implementation for the 2020-2021 academic year.last_img read more

Miley Cyrus Settles US $300 Million Lawsuit With Jamaican Entertainer, Flourgon

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – American pop artist and former Disney star, Miley Cyrus made the decision to settle a US $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit with Jamaican entertainer, Flourgon.In the lawsuit by the Jamaican songwriter, he accused the pop star of stealing lyrics in her 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” from a similar song he recorded over 20 years ago.Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, sued Cyrus in March 2018, claiming that “We Can’t Stop” closely resembled his 1988 reggae hit “We Run Things”.May accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp, of misappropriating material including the phrase “We run things. Things no run we,” which she sang as “We run things. Things don’t run we.”According to Reuters News Agency, May, Cyrus, Sony and other defendants filed a joint stipulation in Manhattan federal court on Friday ending the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again.Cyrus’ lawyers said in a Dec. 12 letter that a settlement agreement had been signed, and that the stipulation would be filed “pending payment of the settlement proceeds,” which were not specified.Flourgon’s legal team, headed by Jamaican-American Irwine Clare, declined to state the exact sum of the award, but acknowledged that the judge, in an earlier hearing, had reduced expectations of a $300 million payout.Clare said that the settlement is a win for Jamaican entertainers, whose music is often sampled by international musicians without the appropriate credit given. “It’s a good thing for Jamaican artists who have long been abused of their intellectual property rights, and this verdict demonstrates that when there is effective support and the expertise assembled, good can happen.”He urged Jamaican artists to up their level of professionalism and take the necessary steps to protect their work, as the international world of entertainment is constantly listening for inspiration.last_img read more

AUDIO: Team Nigeria’s Performance At World ChampionShips Excites Igali

first_img 1. RelatedWRESTLING: Igali Hails Team Nigeria’s World Championships Performance (AUDIO)September 23, 2019In “Wrestling”WRESTLING: My Love For Igali Makes Me Turn Down Foreign Offers – Adekuoroye (AUDIO)February 19, 2019In “Wrestling”Igali Reflects On ‘Very Good’ Year For Nigerian Wrestling (AUDIO)December 9, 2019In “Wrestling” “Igali August 25” “You know; if we are going to prepare for the 2020 (Olympics), these are the matches we need. Nonetheless, Igali, an Olympic and World Champion (for Canada) in his days, says he is pleased with their outing given the circumstances that trailed the team prior to their departure for Paris and added that the experience garnered will be handy for the team going forward. President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Daniel Igali has told www.busybuddiesng.com that he is very proud of the performance of Team Nigeria at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships in Paris, France.Commonwealth Champion Odunayo Adekuoroye became Nigeria’s first-ever silver medal winner at the Championships following her 5-4 loss to Japan’s Haruna Okuno in the final of the 55kg weight class. Another Nigerian Blessing Oborududu (63kg) controversially missed out of a bronze medal after losing 8-7 to her Colombian opponent, Jackeline Castillo while Aminat Adeniyi (58kg) and youngster, Mercy Genesis (48kg) failed to win any medal. “And considering the circumstances, considering what we passed through to even get here (Paris), oh. I’m so extremely happy with their performance and their results,” he said. read more

Short And Brief! Joint Managers Leave Club After FIVE days

first_imgJoint managers Sean Gregan and Brian Atkinson have left National League club Darlington just after five days in charge.The duo, who were teammates during their Football League days, departed as a result of “conflict of interest” involving former club manager Martin Gray, who has moved to rivals York City.A Darlington statement while confirming the new development read: “Following consultation with the National League and the boards of Darlington FC and the Darlington FC Supporters Group, Brian has been told that he must stand down.”The Darlington FC Supporters Group added: “The DFCSG board have been fully consulted over the last few days and are satisfied that the decisions are in the best interests of Darlington Football Club. “It’s highly unfortunate that the opportunity for them to be joint managers of Darlington has been taken away from them by circumstances outside their control.” the Group further stated. Senior players Phil Turnbull and Gary Brown will take over from the joint managers for now.The five days spent by the joint managers is however not the shortest managerial reign in football.Leroy Rosenior was Torquay United’s manager for 10 minutes in 2007 before he was sacked after new owners bought the club.Related18-Year-Old Nigerian Defender Joins Ukranian Top Flight Side Olimpik DonetskMarch 25, 2019In “Nigeria”Ilechukwu Joins Heartland After 13 Years with MFMAugust 3, 2019In “Nigeria”2019/2020 NPFL Season: LMC holds induction workshop for Promoted ClubsAugust 23, 2019In “NPFl”last_img read more

At Last, The Aiteo Cup Final Is Here

first_img“Our people deserve more,” Paul Bassey, chairman of the club, told busybuddiesng.com.“That beautiful stadium should not only be for Super Eagles matches, we want top clubs in Africa to come there and play. That is what it is for us.”While a motivated Akwa United already look forward to playing in the CAF cup, their opponent, Niger Tornadoes, have warned they’re no pushovers. The Minna club have sent out a clear message regarding Sunday’s final. “Tornadoes Coach” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “Tornadoes Coach” “Paul Bassey AITEO” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 0:08 Today, the crème de la crème of Nigerian football would converge at the 4,000 capacity Agege stadium to witness the climax of the oldest cup competition on the land, The Aiteo Cup.The Competition, which began in the 1940s, has gone through so much transformation over the past decades – starting out as the ‘Governor’s Cup’, then, later called, the ‘Challenge Cup’ before being renamed the ‘FA Cup’.In 2008 the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made another change of nomenclature, calling the competition the ‘Federation Cup’ – a name which lasted for eight years before the latest rebranding, as a result of sponsorship from the oil firm, Aiteo Group.Two teams from the different parts of Nigeria would battle for supremacy, with Akwa United coming from Akwa Ibom state in the southern end of the country and Niger Tornadoes from Niger State in the central. The reward for being victorious in the final is not just getting the title “Aiteo Cup Champions”, but there’s a 25 million naira prize money on offer, with a ticket to represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup also at stake. That is enough motivation for the finalists who didn’t get this much reward the last time they won this cup.For Niger Tornadoes, their only victory in the tournament came in 2000 when they beat Enugu Rangers in the final, while Akwa United tasted success as recently as 2015 with a win over Lobi Stars. Both teams have had to overcome some difficult hurdles to get to this stage as Tornadoes knocked out Nigerian League Champions Plateau United in the quarter-finals before eliminating defending Cup champions FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the semi-final stage.For Akwa United, wins over Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides Shooting Stars in the round of 16 and Sunshine Stars in the semi-finals have underlined their intentions.Now, it wants to lift the trophy for the second time in its history. But the motivation for the Uyo-based team is muchmore than being cup champions, it is the pride of playing continental football at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio stadium, an edifice the Akwa Ibom state government – owners of Akwa United – like to call “Nest of Champions.” read more

50/1 for Leicester City and Shakespeare to do the impossible

first_imgShare Share Submit There was much ado about something after Leicester City earned their place in the Champions League Quarter Finals under new manager Craig Shakespeare. Following the draw earlier today the Premier League champions must now prepare for a showdown with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.The Spaniards have reached the final twice in the past four years, but have fallen at the last hurdle each time. Despite this, having overcome Sevilla in the last round the Foxes should fancy their chances. The first leg is in Madrid on April 11th so we’ll know better where Leicester stand on the twelfth night. Leicester have beaten both Hull and Liverpool 3-1 in recent weeks, and following a confident victory over Sevilla, who it should be noted sit third in La Liga above Atletico, they’ve ever reason to be confident.To ‘do the impossible’ and win the competition, Leicester are priced as high as 50/1 in places (bwin) with most bookies offering around the 33/1 mark. The odds compilers though would do well to remember that men at some time are the masters of their fates; Leicester have defied the odds before and they could well do it again. The bookmakers however remain doubtful that they’ll even reach the final four.Tim Reynolds, Sun BetsSun Bets Spokesman Tim Reynolds commented: “Sadly we doubt Leicester’s chances of getting past Atletico at 4/1, and are offering a mad double of 350/1 that they win the Champions League and are relegated from the Premier League.“Two fashionable favourites head both the Champions League and Europa League in Barcelona and Man United- and we have laid the pair far too heavily! Barcelona sneaking through against PSG was disastrous for us, and we strongly fancy the Catalans to see off Juve in the next round at 1/2. Barcelona would have been 500/1 to win the Champions League when struggling against PSG, but are now the 9/4 jollies.“Man United need the Europa League to guarantee Champions League football next season, and they’re 1/9 to see off Anderlecht- and are short favourites to win the competition at 5/4. We’re going best price about all the German teams in both competitions, Merkel might be bossing the EU but we think it’s Catalonia and Salford ruling the roost in the footie.” Lewis Davey, Paddy Power BetfairPaddy Power Mischief Champion Lewis Davey added a little more hopefully: “Following the draw Leicester have drifted out from 25/1 to 40/1 in the outright market and are 4/1 to make it through to the Semis. Word from the trading floor is they haven’t got a chance of making it past Atletico – but they said the same last season and look what happened. What do they know, eh?”With Claudio Ranieri unceremoniously shown the door, it would be bittersweet for the team he helped build to go on and achieve an even greater feat without him. Having won the Premier League last season though Leicester know greatness and are not afraid of it; some are born great (Kasper Schmeichel), some achieve greatness (Danny Drinkwater) and some have greatness thrust upon them (Riyad Mahrez). At 18/1 with 188Bet Leicester City to reach the final could be worth an optimistic punt. Whether this is to be or not to be is one question, but Leicester City will definitely be in attendance at the upcoming Betting on Football Conference in May (3-5). The club’s Head of New Business Mark Davies will be speaking on a session looking at the international reach of the Premier League.A number of other clubs including Arsenal, Roma, Celtic, Rangers, Wolfsburg, and Liverpool to name but a few will have representation at the conference which is taking place at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge home. You can find out more and secure your tickets here. Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Plus500 named as the main sponsor of Legia Warsaw August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020last_img read more

Pinnacle launches interactive ‘Betting Tools’

first_img Related Articles Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Pinnacle prides itself on giving high limits and not restricting successful bettors.Mirio Mella, PinnacleThis is a part of the bookmaker’s ‘Winners Welcome’ policy, which was itself reinforced by the launch of the ‘Betting Resources’ portal in January 2017. To date this features over 1,000 articles and counting on betting strategy and education.Pinnacle has today announced a new feature for its customers; Betting Tools. These are customer widgets including a Bet Calculator, Odds Converter, Margin Calculator and an Arbitrage Calculator. The Arbitrage Calculator is there for you to work out how to guarantee profit in a two-way or three-way market, whilst the Margin Calculator converts odds into probability and tells you how much your bookmaker is charging you.The Bet Calculator enables punters to automatically calculate the payout for any given combination of Stake and Odds, including Multiples. Finally, the Odds Converter simply converts decimal, fractional and American odds into your preferred format.Paris Smith, CEO at Pinnacle said: “The launch of Betting Tools is another great example of Pinnacle adding value for its customers via our Betting Resources portal – I hope our customers, especially those who are less experienced in calculating value, use the new tools to research, measure and enhance their betting strategy.”Mirio Mella, Head of Customer Engagement at Pinnacle added: “Pinnacle is famous for product innovation and Betting Tools is a great addition to our Betting Resources educational content. We’ll continue to look for ways to help our customers become ‘better bettors.”last_img read more