Dominican arrested in US student visa crackdown

first_img Sharing is caring! Share A Dominican student is among forty individuals who have been arrested in a United States visa crackdown the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has said.Forty immigration status violators, visa overstays and foreign students were arrested for violating the conditions of their nonimmigrant visas during a 12-day operation which ended last Friday, a press release from ICE states.Twenty-one (21) men and nineteen (19) women were arrested “by HSI’s Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit (CTCEU), part of a national program designed to prevent terrorists and other criminals from exploiting the nation’s immigration system”.The CTCEU is also responsible for reviewing the immigration status of known and suspected terrorists, combating criminal exploitation of the student and exchange visitor visa program, and leveraging HSI’s investigative expertise to identify national security threats.“The 9-11 tragedy identified how critically important it is for us to screen, track and enforce the student visa program in the United States,” said David M. Marwell, special agent in charge of HSI Dallas, who oversees 128 counties in north Texas and the state of Oklahoma.“Maintaining the integrity of the student visa program is a significant segment of maintaining national security,” Marwell noted. According to the release, those arrested are from 17 countries: Saudi Arabia (1), Yemen (1), Kenya (15), Azerbaijan (1), Zimbabwe (1), Zambia (1), Nepal (2), Nigeria (4), Gambia (2), Cameroon (3), Grenada (2), Thailand (1), Spain (1), Jamaica (1), Dominica (1), Mexico (2), and Antigua and Barbuda (1).They have all been processed for immigration removal proceedings.In addition to their immigration violations, three of those arrested falsely claimed U.S. citizenship, which is a felony and results in being permanently barred from legally re-entering the United States. During this operation, CTCEU special agents also criminally arrested a Mexican national for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported twice.Dominica Vibes News 99 Views   14 comments LocalNews Dominican arrested in US student visa crackdown by: – June 7, 2012center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Dominant pass rush, more fast reactions from SU’s 51-21 win over UConn

first_imgSyracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) overwhelmed Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic), 51-21, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Racing out to an early 21-0 lead, it seemed SU would bag UConn without a thought, but a quick strike touchdown from the Huskies and tackling troubles let UConn hang around. Despite 430 yards of offense and 10 more first downs, what felt like a blowout for SU was at halftime a comfortable, if not precarious, 31-14 game.But Eric Dungey, the pass rush and Sean Riley pulled SU away in the second half for the win that pushes the Orange to 4-0 for the first time since 1991.Here are three reactions from the game.Pass rush hourSyracuse’s pass rush feasted on Saturday. From the opening snap to the end of the game, the defensive line lived in UConn’s backfield, led by Alton Robinson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRobinson dominated, racking up three sacks for 15 yards and five total tackles. Even when Robinson wasn’t burying UConn quarterback David Pindell in the turf, he was consistently beating his man around the edge and forcing Pindell out of the pocket and putting hits on him when he felt brave enough to stand in it.Robinson’s most impressive sack came in the second quarter in a 41-14 game. UConn started a drive at its 10-yard line. Pindell took a shotgun snap and one step into his drop, Robinson, flying off the right edge unblocked, leveled the quarterback for a six-yard loss.Joining Robinson’s sack party were Kendall Coleman, Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner with one sack each. Coleman also shot off the right edge early in the third quarter to decimate a UConn sweep play for a loss.By game’s end Syracuse totaled 31 sack yards and three other hits on Pindell.The Eric Dungey showAt halftime, Eric Dungey had accounted for 238 of Syracuse 430 yards. The senior signal caller came out on a mission after sitting out a majority of last week’s win over Florida State.In the first quarter, he accounted for all three of Syracuse’s touchdowns, including two rushing touchdowns. The latter of the two was a nine-yard keeper up the middle that featured Dungey dragging multiple defenders into the end zone with him.In complete command throughout the game, Dungey picked apart the Huskies. He drew the UConn line offsides midway through the second quarter and floated a ball to Taj Harris running into a soft spot of the defense. Two plays later, Dungey galloped to the three. The ensuing play was a three-yard sneak that earned SU a first down but not a touchdown.The next play, Dungey bulldozed his way in.Redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito relieved Dungey in the fourth quarter after the senior went 21-for-27 for 286 yards and two touchdowns, plus 16 carries for 77 yards and three touchdowns. On Saturday, Dungey wouldn’t be denied.Enter return manFor the first 30 minutes of the game, Sean Riley terrorized Connecticut’s kick coverage teams. In the first half, he averaged 30 yards per kick or punt return. Then, he got serious.With 10:35 remaining in the third quarter, and Syracuse leading 31-14, the game hit a lull. SU’s offense stalled and UConn wasn’t showing a sign of life. From their 21, UConn punted away. Riley reeled in the punt on his own 31-yard line, near the right sideline. He immediately stepped left toward the middle of the field and took off. Sixty nine yards later, Riley cruised into the end zone for his first punt return touchdown of the season. In the fourth quarter, the game was hitting a similar dull spot. Syracuse had the game in control and was inching up the field. After crossing midfield, Dungey found Riley on a crossing route before the junior burst toward the sideline and curled upfield away from the reaches of his defenders. The 49-yard touchdown reception was the second touchdown catch of Riley’s career, and it finally killed any doubts being sown about who would win Saturday. Published on September 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Penguins romp by Blue Jackets 4-2

first_imgColumbus Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger (18) looks for a rebound as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot in the first period in Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have tweaked their approach in hopes of taking some of the pressure off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.While Fleury appreciates his teammates’ effort to play a little more responsibly on defense, he doesn’t mind showing he can still handle himself when things get busy in front of him.Fleury stopped a season-high 37 shots Friday night in a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, earning his NHL-high 10th victory by shutting down the Blue Jackets early and buying Pittsburgh’s offense enough time to chase reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.“We gave them way too many chances to play in our end,” Pittsburgh center Brandon Sutter said. “You’ve got to look at Flower and how he played. He did a great job for us.”The Blue Jackets certainly weren’t arguing. After Chris Kunitz’s seventh goal of the season gave the Penguins the lead 7:01 into the game, Fleury made it stand up by keeping Columbus at bay. He made a series of sprawling saves on a Blue Jackets’ power play near the end of the first period, including a point-black stop on Ryan Johansen in which he slid all the way across the crease to get in front of a rebound.“It was a big (penalty kill) for us,” Fleury said. “You want to keep it 1-0 there and not give them a chance to come back.”Pittsburgh responded by taking control early in the second period. Sutter and Kris Letang scored 1:51 apart to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead and send Bobrovsky to the bench after allowing three goals on 13 shots in just 23 minutes.“The start of (the second) periods haven’t been our best,” Johansen said. “We’ve got to find ways to win 60-minute games.”That’s hardly a problem at the moment for Pittsburgh, which improved to 10-4 and leads the newly formed Metropolitan division by eight points not even a month into the season. Jason Megna scored his second NHL goal for the Penguins, and Sidney Crosby recorded an assist to push his point total to an NHL-leading 22.Johansen and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, but the Blue Jackets couldn’t match Pittsburgh’s firepower or goaltending.Bobrovsky entered the game 5-1-1 in his last seven games against the Penguins, all while playing for Philadelphia. He struggled from the opening faceoff, never looking comfortable in a building in which he has been dominant.The meeting was the first between the clubs as division rivals. Columbus switched from the Western Conference to the Metropolitan in the East as part of realignment, and the quickly improving Blue Jackets are hoping to create a rivalry based on more than geography.Not quite yet.Though Columbus is the closest NHL city to Pittsburgh, the gulf remains significant even if it didn’t look that way in the opening minutes. Columbus controlled most of the first period, sending 15 shots at Fleury. It was one of the rare times the Penguins have been on their heels at home.It didn’t last.Pittsburgh gathered itself during the first intermission and then took over. Sutter, who had a 17-game goal drought end in a victory over Boston on Wednesday, collected a pass off the boards from Tanner Glass and worked around Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson before slipping the puck under Bobrovsky’s pads to make it 2-0 just 1:10 into the second.“I don’t really pay too much attention to trying to score goals all the time,” Sutter said. “It feels better to get a couple and get the monkey off the back. Hopefully I’ll try to stay hot.”The Penguins needed less than 2 minutes to push their advantage to 3-0. Letang fired a shot from outside the left circle that Bobrovsky mishandled. The puck slipped between his arm and his chest, and seconds later he was pulled in favor of backup Curtis Mclhinney.McElhinney wasn’t even warmed up when Megna tapped in a beautiful backhand pass from Jussi Jokinen to put Pittsburgh up 5:34 into the second period. That was more than enough for Fleury, who improved to 21-2 in his last 23 regular-season starts at home.NOTES: The teams will meet again in Columbus on Saturday. … The Penguins are 8-1 when scoring first. … Crosby has at least one point in 12 of Pittsburgh’s 14 games. … Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin recorded two assists but had a second-period goal overturned when replay showed the puck didn’t entirely cross the goal line. … The Blue Jackets scratched D Nikita Nikitin and F Boone Jenner. … The Penguins scratched D Rob Scuderi (ankle), F Chuck Kobasew (lower body) and F Matt D’Agostini (lower body).___Follow Will Graves at read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who will return to his Santa Anita base Thursday morning, will make a public appearance between races at The Great Race Place on Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day, Saturday, June 27, it was announced today.“We want to again thank American Pharoah’s owner, Ahmed Zayat and his trainer, Bob Baffert, for being so incredibly generous in sharing this horse with fans from coast to coast,” said Santa Anita Chairman, Keith Brackpool. “We look forward to American Pharoah’s return home here to Santa Anita on Thursday and we’re excited to be able to present him to the public on June 27. It should make for a tremendous day for those joining us on-track and on television throughout the world.”In addition to a blockbuster card that will include the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes, the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes and the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, all fans will receive an officially licensed “American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion” T-shirt, free with paid admission and Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club membership. (Thoroughbreds Club signups will be available, free of charge, at all T-shirt distribution locations).First post time on June 27 is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For more information on American Pharoah’s appearance between races, or to make dining and seating reservations, please visit SANTA ANITA-BASED ‘PHAROAH’ TO RETURN HOME ON THURSDAY MORNING FROM LOUISVILLElast_img read more

Live updates: Raiders collapse again, lose to Dolphins

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) It would probably be a good idea for Oakland to put some pressure … Get live updates, news and analysis as the winless Raiders hope to get their first win in the new Jon Gruden regime when they travel to face the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday at 10 a.m.Oakland’s recent history in the East Coast time zone doesn’t offer a whole lot of hope — the Raiders have lost 21 of their last 26 games on the East Coast.last_img

Entrepreneurship key to jobs for youth

first_imgA young craft artist at work in Upington in the Northern Cape, one of the poorest regions of South Africa. Selling craftwork is one small business that allows the unemployed to survive in the economy better than they did before. (Image: Brand South Africa) • Sandisiwe Gugushe Public Relations International: Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 +27 73 126 9128 [email protected] • CNN’s Richard Quest examines the rise of Africa• Cooperation, trade and education key to Africa’s success – Coleman• Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa • The dividend of democracy: 20 years of economic growth • Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment By Shamin ChibbaIf South Africa is to overcome its problem of high youth unemployment, young men and women should look to running their own small businesses – and be taught how to do it from a young age. This was one of the ideas discussed at the CNN-Brand South Africa breakfast forum with CNN anchor Richard Quest, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 13 May 2013.The English-born journalist, who anchors Quest Means Business on CNN International, led a discussion that looked at South Africa’s role in the rest of Africa and in the world.Miller Matola, Brand South Africa’s chief executive, said an environment must be created in which entrepreneurial spirit and culture could thrive, but this would only be possible if entrepreneurship education started at a young age. “I have heard comments that entrepreneurship is something that happens when people are out of work. But I think we need a concerted and focused effort around youth entrepreneurship education.”Part of that education, he said, would be to make young people understand that failure is a part of being an entrepreneur and that perseverance was needed to get through hard times. But, Matola added, support structures would have to be there to ensure failed entrepreneurs did not fall out of the economy. “If you look in the US, a lot of entrepreneurs have failed before, but the system does not necessarily discard them,” he said. “What it does is give them another opportunity. We need to create mechanisms for that.”He said organisations funding entrepreneurs should learn to manage and deal with failed businesspeople. “It’s about how we coach, and mentor, and put back into the system those entrepreneurs – as opposed to discarding them.”When Quest asserted that South Africa had done a poor job of training entrepreneurs, Telkom South Africa chair Jabu Mabuza disagreed. Small enterprises, he said, are helping people survive the economy better than before.Colin Coleman, managing director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, said he encouraged budding entrepreneurs to start businesses as they have the potential to grow. He gave mobile network giant MTN as an example of a thriving South African company that grew from nothing. “Go for it, find your opportunity, find the capital and go build a business, because I think businesses will grow.” Young people’s place in democracyThe day before the forum, Quest was guest host for an hour on Gauteng’s Talk Radio 702. He said he was astonished at the number of young callers to the show who claimed not to have voted in the national elections on 7 May. “I couldn’t understand – especially in a country with a history of recent blood being shed so that people of all colours and races could vote.”But Matola countered that he believed the youth, particularly the “born frees” who only recently reached voting age, were becoming aware of their rights, responsibilities and the role they could play in sustaining the country’s democracy. “If you look at the comments of one of the young people today, the youth are basically crying out to get involved,” he said.Matola was talking about Bonolo Ramokhele, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers programme, who claimed young South Africans were left out of discussions that would directly affect their future.It was important for the youth to play a part in ensuring they could shape the future of the country, Matola said. “This being the first election for the born frees, one hopes they gleaned insight from this, they learned from this and they really come to an understanding of how they need to exercise their democratic right to shape the future they want for this country.”He suggested that for young South Africans to become more involved, organisers of discussions such as the breakfast forum should ensure there was a panellist representing the youth.last_img read more

Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View commentslast_img read more

a month ago​Cleverley delighted with straightforward Watford boss Sanchez Flores

first_img​Cleverley delighted with straightforward Watford boss Sanchez Floresby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Cleverley only has positive words for his new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Spaniard took over from Javi Gracia, who was sacked after a miserable start to the season.Flores has managed at the club before, and got off to a decent start with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.”He’s not bombarded us with information,” said Cleverley to reporters. “He’s just got his ideas across, very black and white about the basics of how he wants to set up and play. It has been a good, positive week.”The most pleasing thing was how solid we were defensively in the second half.”It has been a problem of ours this season and we were really solid at the back in the second half, from a good shape and that helps us get numbers forward.”We need to be consistent with performances like that now and if we do that we won’t be long where we are now [in the table]. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they will not try to buy in January – if the decision is down to him.Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen have entered the final year of their contracts and can leave for nothing in the summer, while the likes of Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier failed to secure exits before the season started.Asked ahead of Saturday’s visit of Watford if the club would be busy in the January window, Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe so. I believe in the players we have, the players that are at Tottenham today.”I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change something, in or out. But if it is my decision, I am going to stick with players because I know they have the quality. It’s only to unlock some situations that are going on in their minds. We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Iowa State G Deonte Burton Thrown Down An Awesome Windmill Dunk While Wearing Timberlands

first_imgDeonte Burton dunks in Timberlands.It’s been a pretty good 24 hours for the dunk. There was, of course, Zach LaVine winning the NBA Dunk Contest in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. There was also Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein saying he’s “just going to start dunking on people” and former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess showing off his athleticism.  There’s also this: Iowa State guard Deonte Burton throwing down an awesome windmill dunk while sporting Timberland boots. That’s just ridiculous. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is set to play Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img