FIU to offer free tuition

first_imgThe scholarship is called the Golden Promise. FIU to offer free tuition The Florida International University (FIU) has promised to pay 100% of tuition and fees for students who cannot afford college. Eligible students must be, US citizens or permanent residents, Florida residents and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FIU awards priority financial aid to those who submit the FAFSA by March 1. Students have until June 30 to apply, but officials say the earlier you file the more money you may receive and the sooner you’ll know how much money you’re entitled to.The students who meet the requirements typically come from families that earn less than $33,000 a year. The Office of Financial Aid estimates that approximately 1,200 freshmen will benefit from the Golden Promise in 2017. The University said beginning with the 2017 freshman class, the Golden Promise will cover gaps in financial aid so that students can take 30 credit hours a year and earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. Students must register full-time, at least 12 hours per semester and must maintain a 2.0 GPA.last_img read more

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Omar McLeod lowers national record at Jamaica’s national trials

first_imgJamaica’s Omar McLeod ran a blistering 110-meters on Saturday at the National Championships in Kingston, to become the new owner of the National Record.McLeod, promised he would run below 13 seconds in the final of the trials for the World Championships in London in just over a month and backed up his words with a 12.90 clocking.The holder of the record before that, Hansle Parchment, finished third in the event, running 13.19 seconds, the quickest he has gone all season.Parchment was bested by new kid on the block, Ronald Levy, who ran 13.13.Seventeen-year-old Dejour Russell, running in his first senior championships, looked ominous, going over the high hurdles in 13.32 to finish fourth, just outside of qualification spots for the World Championships.Andrew Riley, an Olympian last year, was fifth in 13.35, while another Olympian in Deuce Carter was sixth in 13.56.Rohan Cole, 13.58, Stefan Fennell, 13.87, rounded out the field.last_img read more

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End of DACA puts Dreamers at risk

first_imgUSCIS stop accepting applicationsThe end of DACA means that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will immediately stop accepting initial applications for DACA and will discontinue renewing DACA applications as of March 5, 2018. PHOTO CREDT – trollthenews.com Ready California, a statewide collaborative working to empower immigrant communities through access to information and legal services, denounced the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.DACA, created by President Obama through an executive order in 2012, has shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation while authorizing them to work legally. Work permits will still be valid However, DACA recipients’ work permits will continue to be valid until their expiration date. Employers do not have the right to fire DACA recipients unless their work permits have expired.“This misguided and harmful step puts these members of our communities – our friends, neighbors, students, and co-workers – at risk once again of being torn from their families and the only home they may remember,” said Sally Kinoshita, deputy director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, which leads Ready California. “Instead of continuing to support their families and contribute to their communities, these young people will now be vulnerable to an irresponsible and inhumane detention and deportation machine that tears families and communities apart.”center_img Steps DACA recipients should takeReady California is advising DACA recipients to take steps to protect themselves:Consult with an experienced immigration attorney or accredited representativeto understand your legal options and if you might be eligible for an immigration benefit.Find low-cost immigration legal services: https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org.Avoid fraudulent service providers: confirm their credentials, ask for a written contract and a receipt for any payments, and if you have doubts, get a second opinion. For more information https://www.ilrc.org/anti-fraud-flyersAvoid negative contact with law enforcement. Any arrest, charge, or conviction, especially DUI or conduct related to drugs can have negative immigration consequences. Contact with law enforcement can result in exposure to the immigration authorities.If you have a criminal record, consult an expert. Certain convictions can be changed to lessen the impact on a future immigration case.If you are outside the country with advance parole, make sure to return while your parole document and work permit are valid.last_img read more

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Jamaican police search for husband of murdered cop

first_imgJamaican Police are searching for the 53-year-old husband of a police officer, who was fatally chopped during a dispute at her home in the parish of   Manchester on Saturday night.Police believe that Barrington ‘Drop’ Whyte could assist in their investigations into the death of District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte.Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has condemned the murder saying, “It is unfortunate that domestic violence has robbed us of another promising talent. Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte was met with such cruelty and callousness and no effort will be spared in bringing closure to this matter,” said Anderson, adding that the Chaplaincy and Community Safety and Security Branch have been instructed to provide all the necessary support to colleagues and friends of Edwards-Whyte.“Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are also being reminded to use the resources available to the JCF, namely, the Chaplaincy and Medical Services Branch, to help through domestic and other issues which impact their emotional, psychological and physical well-being.“Police officers are encouraged to remain vigilant and undaunted as we continue to enforce law and order and build safer communities. As a nation, we must bond together to preserve the rule of law, the safety, security, and human rights of every Jamaican,” said Anderson.last_img read more

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Commissioner Joe A. Martinez and Farm Share distribute 50,000 lbs. of…

first_imgOver 1,000 families lined up for the Easter Egg Hunt in Tamiami Lakes Park on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to receive nutritious goods courtesy of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez and Farm Share.Several times a year, Commissioner Martinez partners with Farm Share to distribute food packages to residents in the County. Among the goods distributed were meats, vegetables, canned goods, milk, fruit and bread. This year, approximately 50,000 pounds of food were distributed. The children took pictures with the Easter Bunny and had fun in the Easter Egg Hunt searching for the “golden egg,” which entitled them to a special prize.Commissioner Joe Martinez“People from all walks of life attend this event. It is because of organizations like Farm Share that we are able to assist residents who are finding it difficult to put food on the table and elderly residents with a limited income,” said Commissioner Martinez.Read More: True Meaning of Easter Missing On Some YouthSeveral County departments, community organizations and local businesses were also present to provide residents with information about their services. Residents were also able to exchange up to three used light bulbs per home for energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights, and up to two used showerheads for low consumption models. The following County Departments and organizations were present: Miami-Dade Police; Miami-Dade Fire Rescue; Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works; Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Miami-Dade County Public Library System; Miami-Dade County Elections; Miami-Dade County Special Transportation Services; West Kendall Baptist Hospital; McGruff the Police Dog; the Hispanic Coalition and Piag Museum.Easter Feature: Jamaican Easter RecipesDistrict 11 also wants to thank sponsors Publix and Harry’s Empanada for their support.Established in 1991, Farm Share is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the U.S. by recovering fresh and nutritious foods and distributing it to those who need it most.last_img read more

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Annual Broward & Beyond Business Conference was a record breaking success

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY, FL – More than 730 attendees comprised of startup, nonprofit, established and international business professionals, 50 speakers, 45 exhibitors and international representatives from Haiti and Canada participated in the day-long Broward & Beyond Business Conference, held in celebration of National Small Business Week and World Trade Month. The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) proudly presented this premier event hosting attendees representing eight states (California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania) plus the District of Columbia and three countries (Canada, Great Britain and Haiti). The robust slate of workshops highlighted five educational tracks: Startup, Human Services / Nonprofit, Creative / Cultural, Growth and International. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen provided welcome remarks along with OESBD Director Sandy-Michael E. McDonald. Vice Mayor Dale Holness, Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief and Deputy County Administrator Monica Cepero also addressed attendees at the keynote luncheon featuring Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business, at Miramar’s American Medical Depot. The keynote luncheon included a presentation of appreciation awards to the mentor firms of the County’s Team UP Broward Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program. “This year’s Broward & Beyond Conference lived up to its ‘Level Up Your Business’ theme,” said McDonald, OESBD Director. “Our attendees were treated to a jam-packed agenda with multiple diverse speakers providing tools and tips that entrepreneurs and business owners can adapt to their own enterprises for successful outcomes.” 2019 conference sponsors included: Luncheon – FPL and The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship; and Breakfast and Break – the City of Fort Lauderdale, Gracious Care Recovery Center, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and T Mobile. The annual Broward & Beyond Business Conference supports the vision of the Broward County Commissioners of a vibrant economy with a diverse, skilled workforce, in a County offering unique advantages that attract all types of businesses to create equitable, countywide prosperity and the value of ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses in Broward.last_img read more

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President of Guyana, David Granger’s Cancer Now in Remission

first_imgCurrent President of Guyana, David Granger GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President David Granger returned to the island on Tuesday night from Cuba after having completed a scheduled medical evaluation following he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma last year.A statement issued by the Guyana Embassy in Cuba, said that the medical specialists in Havana “have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that the President’s ailment is now in remission.”In keeping with the strict medical procedures of the Cuban health system, he is expected to return to Cuba for another scheduled routine medical check in January 2020. Thereafter, the next evaluation will be in June 2020,” the statement said.Prior to his return, Granger, 77, .met with the Cuban Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, “who took the opportunity of discussing some aspects of Guyana-Cuba relations,” the statement said.“President Granger has iterated his gratitude to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the Government of Cuba, and the CIMEQ Medical Team which has been responsible for his treatment in Cuba, over the past months,” the statement added.Granger is expected to lead the coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), into the March 2, 2020 regional and general elections here.last_img read more

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Paying The Penalty! Lille Manager El Loco Suspended By Club

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 side Lille Metropole have suspended their manager Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa from his duties with immediate effect.The former Argentina boss has paid the penalty for an underwhelming start to the season in charge of the team. RelatedFrench Ligue 1 Wrap: Monaco Thrash Lille To Pile More Misery On ‘El Loco’September 23, 2017In “Europe”Angers’ Interest Hands Enyeama Renewed World Cup HopesDecember 28, 2017In “Africa”Vincent Enyeama Set for Trials with French Ligue 1 Side DijonJuly 24, 2019In “France” Bielsa joined the club in the summer and has led the former league champions to an unimpressive 19th position in the league following Monday night’s disappointing 3-0 loss at Amiens.last_img

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iGB – 2017 Affiliate Awards honours industry’s best & brightest at player acquisition

first_img John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Related Articles SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Industry affiliate marketing news publisher and event organiser iGB Affiliate (Clarion Gaming) hosted its annual ‘2017 iGB Affiliate Awards’ at The Brewery in London last Saturday.Recognising affiliate marketing success and achievements, IGB Affiliate awarded 25 categories for industry stakeholders.iGaming Business’ head of operations, Shona ODonnell, commented “We are delighted the iGB Affiliate Awards were once again a roaring success and it was a real highlight to be able to celebrate with the best the industry has to offer.”“The calibre of all those shortlisted was exceptional, making it tougher than ever to pick the winners. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who was involved, and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”The 2017 winners for the iGB Affiliate Awards were:Best Poker Website: PokerisivutBest Casino Website: AskGamblers.comBest Sports Betting Website: At The RacesBest Bingo Website: Which BingoBest Lottery Website: LotteryUSA.comBest Financial Website: FX EmpireBest Poker Affiliate Manager: Stephanie Robinson – WPN Affiliates and Alex Smith – bet365Best Casino Affiliate Manager: Martyn Beacon – AffiliateEdgeBest Sport Betting Affiliate Manager: Daniela Gherghe – bet365Best Bingo Affiliate Manager: Lauren Wiggan – bet365Best Lottery Affiliate Manager: Helen Taylor – Cherry AffiliatesBest Financial Affiliate Manager: Gonzalo Rojas – Empire MoneyBest Poker Affiliate Program: WPN AffiliatesBest Casino Affiliate Program: Cherry AffiliatesBest Sports Betting Affiliate Program: bet365Best Bingo Affiliate Program: Broadway GamingBest Lottery Affiliate Program: LottaRewardsBest Financial Affiliate Program: EmpireMoneyBest Affiliate Program Newcomer: CodetaffBest Affiliate Newcomer: WantMyBetBest Innovation: Smartbets by bettingexpertBest Non-English Affiliate Program: Kindred AffiliatesBest Non-English Website: Apuestasdeportivas.comBest affiliate marketing campaign: Coral AffiliatesBest use of social media by an affiliate: Football Tipslast_img read more

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Tickets on sale for the betting industry’s end of year celebration

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Share Submit Single tickets and part tables are now available for booking ahead of this year’s new look SBC Awards, which takes place on Tuesday 5 December in central London.More than 500 people will be at The Artillery Garden at the HAC, a stunning UK capital city venue, for the presentation of the 17 Supplier awards and 11 Operator/Affiliate awards.Guests on the night will include representatives of headline sponsors OPTIMA and Golden Race, while the list of companies to secure an early table booking includes VSoftCo, Racing Post, HiPay, Perform, Square in the Air, Trustly, InBet Games, Vermantia, FavBet, bet365, Sporting Solutions and Jeton.Joining this perfectly timed Christmas themed celebration, complete with a bespoke ‘Boogie Wonder Nights’ show and in-built dodgems, will also be a string of last year’s prize winners.Harry Lang, Marketing Director for last year’s Esports Bookmaker of the Year, said: “Winning the SBC Esports Bookmaker of the Year in 2016 was a great honour for Pinnacle and one every member of the business was very proud of. The SBC Awards are a highlight of the pre-Christmas calendar and hopefully we can repeat our success this year. Whatever happens, it’s a night not to be missed.”Andy Wright, Head of Trading for last year’s Football Bookmaker of the Year Sky Bet, added: “It has been another massive year for Sky Bet, as we continually evolve our products to cater for the demands of our players. Winning the Football Bookmaker of the Year at last year’s SBC Awards gave the entire team a boost in the build up to Christmas. Given the ongoing popularity of our sportsbook, we expect to be in the shake up for prizes again.”There are still tables available with a champagne and cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner and unlimited drinks, while there is more limited availability around the VIP tables, which also come with full company branding and five free bottles of champagne.Meanwhile, having expanded the awards ceremony to cover 28 categories, SBC Events has received a record number of nominations from all areas of the sports betting industry.Now that the nomination deadline has passed, SBC Events will draw up shortlists for each of the categories. The Operator/Affiliate Awards will then be put to a vote by anyone that attended this year’s Betting on Football and Betting on Sports conferences, while nominees for the Supplier Awards will be assessed by a hand-picked panel of experts.SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron concluded: “We’re delighted with the number of companies who have put themselves forward for one or more of the 28 awards designed to recognise excellence across the sports betting industry.”Anyone wishing to book individual tickets to celebrate an outstanding year for the sports betting industry, please email [email protected] for more information.last_img read more

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