Celebrating a decade of operating at Full Tilt!

first_imgTHIS SATURDAY, September 14, from 12 noon, Full Tilt Studios is celebrating 10 years in Business with an Open Day – and all are welcome. It’s the perfect opportunity to call to the studio say hello and have a look at the newly renovated facilities. There will be music and Live acts performing throughout the day which will be streamed Live through the Full Tilt Studios Facebook page.This will include performances from Deirdre McLaughlin, Joseph Gibson (Sailor Bill) and also one of the most talked about Artists in Donegal at the moment Michael Maloney, who will be doing a live performance of his single ‘What Do You Want To Know’. Later in the evening there will be a Live stream featuring some of the DJs and Producers from Full Tilt and Full Tec recordings including Darren McMenamin Whoriskey, CMCK, Belmar & MAC-D.If it’s freebies your after, there is a competition running all week on the Full Tilt Studios Facebook page with the top prize of a place on one of the courses run at the facility.Second prize is a day’s recording and production with in house engineer & producer Tommy Conway and third prize a voucher for a vocal booth package. Comment on the video on the page to enter its that easy.Check out Full Tilt Studios Facebook page for more information. http://www.facebook.com/fulltiltstudiosLight refreshments served throughout the day.Call, say hello and check out the facilities!Celebrating a decade of operating at Full Tilt! was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:full tilt studiosletterkennyTommy Conwaylast_img read more

Pact offers hope for Darfur’s young

first_imgUNICEF has achieved a deal to protect rights of Sudanese children. (Image: Word press) MEDIA CONTACTS Martin Dawes Chief of Communications UNICEF West and Central Africa + 221 338 69 58 42 RELATED ARTICLES • Glimmer of hope in Sudan • SA children taught the game of life • 16 Days of Activism Bongani NkosiChildren’s basic rights in Sudan will now be better protected, thanks to a breakthrough agreement between the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Darfur’s biggest rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).JEM has been locked in bitter conflict with government forces in Darfur, Sudan’s largest and most war-ravaged region, for several years.Top of the agreement’s priorities is putting an end to child soldier recruitment. JEM has committed to prevent and stop this practice, and has vowed to release any youngster under the age of 18 associated with it, to Unicef.The pact, signed in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 July 2010, will also give the UN agency access to JEM’s bases, which will boost its child-protection capabilities.“For these commitments to have a real impact for children, they must be honoured, enhanced and fully implemented,” said Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, in a statement.The rebel organisation has promised to “actively support Unicef work on the protection and well-being of children affected by the conflict in Darfur”, the UN agency said in a statement.JEM has effectively agreed to help defend children’s rights in many ways, including protecting them during conflict. “It’s taken more than two years to get here,” Nils Kastberg, Unicef’s Sudan representative, said about the agreement.Unicef is also working to achieve similar agreements with other armed movements in Sudan “to enhance the protection of children” in the country.Negotiators of the agreement included African Union mediators on Darfur, the UN and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Need for more schoolsUnicef is advocating for more schools to be built in Darfur and for other humanitarian measures to be introduced to prevent children from gravitating to armed groups. Although children are not always recruited, they are somehow attracted to rebel groups’ barracks, the agency said.Since Graça Machel, now Nelson Mandela’s wife, published her 1996 study on the impact of armed conflict on children, there has been “enormous progress on the protection of children” in the world, Unicef said.Indictments issued in recent years by the International Criminal Court condemning the recruitment of child soldiers have also been effective. “We gradually see that armed movements recognise that involving children has consequences …” Kastberg said.Children are among the most affected by the Darfur conflict, which has led to the death of about 300 000 people and displacement of 2.7-million others in the past seven years, according to UN estimates.Former South African president Thabo Mbeki is working with other African leaders to bring about a permanent peace agreement in the country.last_img read more

Sponsor Post: Want to Stand Out in the Bay Area? Make the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” List

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Sponsors#web rww sponsor 1 Aravo Solutions Inc.Booyah Inc.Castlight HealthClairMailCloud Engines Inc.Cloudmark Inc.ClustrixCyan Optics Inc.CyberArts Licensing LLCDelivery Agent, Inc.EcastEightfold LogicEngine YardEnvivio, Inc.EventbriteFlurry, Inc.Glam Media, Inc.Glassdoor.comHealthline Networks, Inc.Hi5 NetworksInvolverIPWirelessJiWire, Inc.Joyent Inc.Kontera Technologies, Inc.LeadQual LLCLithium TechnologiesLivescribe Inc.Lookout, Inc.LoopNet Inc.Meraki Inc.MOG Inc.MuleSoftNetShelter Technology MediaOktaPandoraPolarion SoftwareProsper Marketplace, Inc.Quantcast CorporationRapleafReply! Inc.richrelevance™ScribdSensys NetworksSugar Inc.TapjoyTeachscapeTokBox Inc.TRUSTeTwilioTwitterUstream TVWorkday, Inc.Xobni CorporationXoom CorporationYola Inc.Zendesk Inc.Zoom SystemsZoosk Inc.ZyngaJust ask Lead411. The information services company has scoured through 2,200 San Francisco-based companies to determine which are the hottest in terms of growth and revenue for its annual “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” award.Some of the top 59 companies are no brainers, like Twitter and TRUSTe. Others are companies in software, wireless, Internet, hardware, or media that are still under the radar (though maybe not for long), like Cyan Optics and Mog. Expect to see great things from the startups on this list in the not-so-distant future.The Quiet Newcomers“We were pleased to see so many companies not yet developed into startup superstars,” said Thomas Blue of Lead411, “It’s exciting to identify these companies so early in their careers. We fully expect them to become household names within a few years.”Take Glassdoor.com, the website destined to change how employers and employees interact. The career and workplace community, which recently received $12 million in funding from Battery Ventures, allows users to find and anonymously share reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers.Sensys Networks, which is on this year’s Inc. 500 list, makes and installs in-ground, wireless sensors that detect traffic at intersections and on freeways to provide better data collection, control and aggregation and to manage traffic flow. The company has increased its revenues by 256% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $13.2 million in 2009.Each of the 59 finalists for the “Hottest Companies in the San Francisco” award have a story to tell.The CriteriaTo qualify for the award, the companies had to meet certain criteria:Be in software, wireless, Internet, hardware, or media industryBe privately held and operate in San FranciscoHave 150% increase in revenues over the past two years and over $3 million in yearly revenues; ORHave over $12 million in funding in the past two yearsThe Future Definitely Looks BrightIf the award winners are any indication of what to expect in the future in technology and media (and we think they are), we are going to continue to see innovations that change the way we work, play and connect.Take Ecast, the hospitality network that delivers digital music, games, entertainment, information and interactive advertising to more than 10,000 bars and nightclubs across the United States. Its multimedia jukeboxes do more than play the latest Rhianna song: they can also suggest a drink based on ingredients, find local concerts and offer in-house promotions.Or JIWIRE who is removing the difficulty of finding Wi-Fi hotspots by offering access to the largest multi-national hotspot directory encompassing 11,000 locations, as well as how-to guides for getting unwired.Teachscape provides data-driven, outcomes-based software solutions and services that increase student achievement by improving instructional leadership and practice. In other words, it’s a company that is helping both teachers and students succeed with technology.All these are companies that are changing the face of our world. By supporting their efforts, we can be a part of the next wave of invention. To view the winners of the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” click here.This post was written by Susan Payton, owner of Egg Marketing & Public Relations. She also writes on Lead411’s blog. Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.It can be difficult to stand out from the crowd as a startup, especially in the Bay Area. Startups are sprouting up every minute and begging for the attention of VCs and journalists alike. But who are the real success stories? Who will we see around in five or 10 years?Lead411’s Hottest Companies in San Francisco Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Green Archers get back at Fighting Maroons

first_imgFILE PHOTODefending champion La Salle gifted its head coach Aldin Ayo with a vengeful 85-62 win over University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The No. 2 Green Archers improved to 7-2  after winning their fourth game in five while the Fighting Maroons dropped to fifth with a 4-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS00:50Trending 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Desiderio, however, wasn’t as successful on the defensive end when he guarded Mbala as the MVP put up 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.Ricci Rivero added 20 points for the Green Archers.Jun Manzo led UP with 13 points, all coming in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City La Salle ended the first half on a strong note as it built a 24-point lead, 51-27, heading into the third quarter.Santi Santillan then gave the Green Archers their biggest lead at 60-32 with 6:06 still remaining in the third.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 shutout“I think we thought of revenge a little bit after we lost in the first round,” said La Salle center Ben Mbala as La Salle suffered a 98-87 loss to UP in first round. “But we just have to stick to the game plan and find out what we did wrong earlier.”After lighting up La Salle with a career-high 30 points in the first round, Paul Desiderio struggled against the defense of Mbala who limited him to seven points on 2-of13 shooting with both of his field goals coming in the first half.last_img read more

Judge rejects 1st bid to block UK Parliament suspension

first_imgLondon: Opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit lost the first of several legal bids to stop him on Friday. Scottish judge Raymond Doherty rejected the request for a temporary injunction pending a full hearing in the case on September 6. “I’m not satisfied that there’s a need for an interim suspension or an interim interdict to be granted at this stage,” Doherty said in his ruling. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USQueen Elizabeth II has already given the go-ahead to shutter parliament between mid-September and October 14 — just two weeks before the Brexit date of October 31. The move was widely seen as limiting the time for parliamentarians to move against Johnson, who has said Britain must leave the EU with or without a deal. Legal bids to halt the suspension have also been launched in Belfast and London. Former prime minister John Major, a strong supporter of EU membership, has said he will seek to join the London legal action. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsJohnson announced the surprise decision Wednesday to dismiss parliament — known as proroguing — next month for nearly five weeks. The move sent shockwaves through British politics, triggering a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal exit. Wrong-footed, Johnson’s opponents labelled the suspension of parliament a “coup” and a “constitutional outrage”. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said only around four days of parliamentary time would be lost. “The idea that this is some kind of constitutional outrage is nonsense.” Britain’s Brexit negotiators are to meet their EU counterparts twice a week throughout September in a bid to reach a new divorce agreement. Johnson said he wants to “step up the tempo” in talks with the European Union to strike a new Brexit deal.Johnson wants the so-called backstop, the fallback provisions regarding the Irish border, scrapped completely. “While I have been encouraged with my discussions with EU leaders over recent weeks that there is a willingness to talk about alternatives to the anti-democratic backstop, it is now time for both sides to step up the tempo,” he said. There are growing concerns among some major players in the EU that Britain will not be able to come up with realistic alternatives to the backstop in time. A spokesperson for the European Commission said they were willing to work “24/7 throughout this long process”. “We expect the UK to come forward with concrete proposals as President (Jean-Claude) Juncker made clear to Prime Minister Johnson earlier this week.” The backstop is included in a divorce deal the EU agreed with Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, which parliament has rejected three times. Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Britain had come up with “nothing credible” to replace the backstop. “If that changes, great,” he said in Helsinki. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said after meeting Raab at the summit: “It is now necessary for time reasons to put the (proposals) on the table as soon as possible.” Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn added: “I still hope that reason will prevail.” Beyond the courts, Johnson’s opponents are planning all manner of moves to stop him in his tracks. Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s chief legal advisor, warned on BBC radio: “We will use any means necessary to prevent this undemocratic behaviour — that includes people taking to the streets.” Protests are planned Saturday in several cities, with some organisers calling for roads and bridges to be occupied.last_img read more

Major San Diego power outages strike across the County

first_img February 2, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thousands of utility customers across San Diego County saw their power knocked out amid Saturday’s rainstorm.More than 3,600 customers were affected in at least five separate outages across the region, according to San Diego Gas and Electric.About 400 customers in the Oceanside area had been without power since noon. Another outage in Vista affected about 1,700 customers and was reported around 3:30 p.m., and about 800 customers in the Kearny Mesa area lost power around 4:30 p.m., according to SDGE’s online outage map.Smaller outages were reported near Santa Ysabel and in Rainbow.SDGE spokesman Wes Jones said crews were investigating the causes of all the outages. Major San Diego power outages strike across the County KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Greenspun Acquires Nevada Online Employment Network

first_imgGreenspun Media has acquired Recruiting Nevada, an online network of Nevada area employment Web sites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Greenspun hopes the acquisition will expand the company’s career opportunities offerings for its numerous Nevada area publications. Home News Community Newspapers, a Greenspun newspaper group, has partnered with Recruiting Nevada for the last two years.Late last month, Greenspun announced folded the print version of Las Vegas Life magazine and moved its content online. The company also announced plans for what it calls a “category crushing” Web portal for the Las Vegas market on Memorial Day weekend. Over the next six months, Greenspun says it plans to hire 30 to 50 online staffers to help operate the portal.last_img

Police obstruct quota reformists reunion

first_img.Reformists for quota system in government service have faced obstructions by police in celebrating their reunion programme at Segunbagicha in the capital.The organisers of quota reform movement from across the country gathered in front of Kochi Kachar Mela to attend their programme on Friday afternoon.While visiting Kochi Kachar Mela in the capital’s Segunbagicha, this correspondent found the organisers of the quota movement were demonstrating and police members were guarding at the gate.Police, however, at one stage allowed them to celebrate their reunion.Police officers said none would be allowed to hold programmes without the written permission of the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).”Let’s allow to hold the programme. The movement cannot be stopped by police,” the demonstrators chanted slogans.Quota reformist leader Nurul Haque said, “Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there will be no bar to hold meetings and rallies anywhere in the country. Why are we being obstructed? We won’t leave the place until we’re not informed about it officially.”Ramna zone police deputy commissioner Maruf Sardar said the reformist leaders required permission from police two days ahead of the programme in the capital.”Did they take the permission? Ask the authorities of Kochi Kachar Mela why they did not open the gate. Did they pay fare for the auditorium?” he asked.Convener of the platform Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council Hasan Al Mamun said, “Police verbally gave us permission. But we are informed by police that we will not be allowed to hold our programme today, Friday. But why not, it is not clarified.”About payment, he said the fare is paid earlier.The platform launched a movement across the country demanding reform of quota system in government service.In the face of strong agitation, the government accepted the demand and abolished quota system in public service.last_img read more

FACT CHECK Trumps Tweets On Caravans Crossing The Border

first_imgWhen he died the gangs, believing she was receiving his social security money, threatened to kill her. Now she’s trying to get to the US to see if she can get that money and see if her husband did file paperwork for her US residency. pic.twitter.com/IDLBP9uTPI— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) April 2, 2018— Joel Rose, National Desk CorrespondentClaim 2: “Mexico is doing very little”Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018Mexico’s Foreign Minister fired off his own tweet after Trump’s, insisting that every day Mexico and the U.S. work together on migration and “the facts clearly reflect this.” Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso also added, in reference to reports that Trump’s tweets were in response to a Fox News story, that inaccurate news reports should not serve to question binational cooperation.Every day Mexico and the US work together on migration throughout the region. Facts clearly reflect this. An inaccurate news report should not serve to question this strong cooperation. Upholding human dignity and rights is not at odds with the rule of law. Happy Easter.— Luis Videgaray Caso (@LVidegaray) April 1, 2018Mexico has recently detained large groups of migrants coming through the country. Just last Friday, authorities discovered 136 migrants from Central America in the back of a sweltering hot truck in the southern state of Veracruz. In March, another group of 103 Central Americans, were rescued from a truck in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. According to a report by Reuters, official figures show that more than 800 Central American migrants have been discovered in safe houses or in trucks in Mexico in the first three months of this year.— Carrie Kahn, Mexico City CorrespondentClaim 3: New migrants are “trying to take advantage of DACA”These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018This is simply not how DACA works. New and future immigrants cannot “take advantage” of DACA benefits because they’re not eligible for the program now, and never were.DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, offers temporary protection from deportation to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The Obama-era program also allows them work legally in the U.S. But it’s only available to immigrants who’ve lived in the U.S. since 2007, and meet a host of other requirements.In other words, it’s misleading to suggest that anyone seeking entry to the U.S. today could benefit from DACA.The Trump administration moved to end DACA last fall, but courts have put that decision on hold while legal challenges play out. For now, the Department of Homeland Security is required to renew protections for existing recipients. But it’s not accepting applications from people who’ve never had DACA before.— Joel Rose, National Desk CorrespondentClaim 4: Mexico has “absolute power” to stop the “caravans”Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large “Caravans” of people enter their country. They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018In addition to finding and detaining large groups of migrants, Mexico has also seen the number of Central Americans requesting asylum in their country skyrocket in recent years. Many are foregoing the dangerous and increasingly difficult crossing into the U.S. Last year more than 10,000 migrants, mostly from Central America, requested refugee status or asylum in Mexico. While the number of Central Americans apprehended at the U.S. southern border plunged immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, the numbers have steadily risen in recent months, suggesting that the flows of migrants from the troubled region may be on the rise.— Carrie Kahn, Mexico City CorrespondentClaim 5: Congress should use the nuclear option…Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018President Trump often calls for the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, the body’s rule that requires a 60 vote majority for most legislation to pass in the Senate. Trump sees the filibuster as the only thing preventing Congress from passing many of his most partisan priorities like funding a wall along the U.S. Border with Mexico or repealing the Affordable Care Act. But there are two main problems with that thinking: many of Trump’s most controversial proposals couldn’t pass in a filibuster-free Senate and most Senators aren’t interested in ditching the higher bar for legislation.The Senate already voted on a White House-approved immigration plan earlier this year — and it failed 39-60 — far short of a simple majority. The proposal was among the options considered during a lengthy immigration debate in February.The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed to meet a similar bar in that late-night vote where Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, killed the bill with a simple thumbs down. That night, 51 senators voted against the ACA repeal process, 49 approved, effectively killing that bill.The filibuster is a popular scapegoat when the legislative progress grinds to a halt in Congress. Presidents and frustrated lawmakers lambast the rule as an excessive burden to passing widely-supported legislation. But it is also one of the signature features of the slower, more deliberative Senate.Senate leaders have scaled back the filibuster a few times in the past–most notably in 2013 when former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., triggered what is known as the nuclear option to overcome a backlog of President Obama’s picks for executive offices and judgeships.Reid eliminated the filibuster for those positions, sparking a new precedent that federal judicial appointments and many executive office nominees can be approved with a simple majority. That’s still the case today.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had a nuclear moment of his own last year when he extended that simple majority threshold to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.But McConnnell says he doesn’t support getting rid of the filibuster entirely. He refused to take the drastic step of getting rid of the protection to end a government shutdown earlier this year.The legislative filibuster has wide support among Senators who view it as an important way to protect the rights of the minority party to force debate on controversial issues. The higher bar forces a broader consensus on legislation, which can help prevent Congress from passing new, more partisan laws every time a new Congress is elected.— Kelsey Snell, Congressional ReporterClaim 6: Democrats killed DACADACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon… No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018Democrats say it was Trump, not them, that killed a deal to fund the wall in exchange for protections for the roughly 700,000 immigrants currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA.Congressional negotiators considered adding $25 billion in wall funding in exchange for those legal protections in the spending bill approved in Congress last month. But Democrats, and many GOP staffers say it was the White House that backed away from the deal. The Washington Post reported details of the frenzied last-minute push for a DACA deal and several aides on Capitol Hill have largely confirmed that account to NPR.The fight over DACA has been raging in Congress since last year when Trump announced plans to rescind President Obama’s executive order protecting those immigrants who were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally.Trump originally planned to end those protections in early March but courts have stepped in, maintaining the protections while a bevy of lawsuits against the Trump administration play out.Trump doubled down on blaming the Democrats Monday. He spoke to reporters about the children who had received DACA and now may be in limbo. “The Democrats have really let them down,” Trump said. “They really let them down. They had this great opportunity. The Democrats have really let them down. It’s a shame. And now people are taking advantage of DACA and that’s a shame.”When reporter Jim Acosta followed up: “Didn’t you kill DACA?,” Trump didn’t answer, according to pool reports.— Kelsey Snell, Congressional ReporterCopyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Local officials aren’t letting the people in the caravan move freely though town. Only letting them out of the soccer field, where migrants slept, in small groups. pic.twitter.com/eeqdy8zS2I— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) April 2, 2018 David McNew/Getty ImagesA metal fence runs along the U.S.-Mexico east of San Luis, Arizona.“DACA is dead,” President Trump declared Monday on Twitter, after an Easter Sunday Tweetstorm claiming large caravans of migrants are heading to the border to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He also blasted Mexico for not stopping the influx and repeated his call for a border wall.The president’s Tweets include some debatable claims about DACA, border security, and immigration law and policy on both sides of the southern border.NPR reporters who follow the immigration and the debate in Congress fact-checked six of his tweets:Claim 1: “Caravans” of migrants are crossing the borderBorder Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018The president offers no source for his claim about “caravans” of immigrants coming to the U.S. But he’s likely reacting to a story broadcast by Fox News on Sunday morning about a caravan of migrants crossing Mexico, reportedly heading for the border. The caravan, organized by the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, numbers more than 1,000 people, most of them from Honduras, as BuzzFeed reported last week. So far, Mexican authorities haven’t moved to block the migrants. It’s not clear how many of the migrants actually intend to enter the U.S., or seek asylum here.Trump also tweeted that the border is “getting more dangerous.” Assaults on Customs and Border Protection agents jumped nearly 50 percent last year. But the rate of illegal border crossings into the U.S. dropped to its lowest level in decades. Arrests last year hit a 46-year low, though they’ve ticked back up slightly in the first months of 2018.The president has vowed repeatedly to end “catch and release.” That’s how critics describe the policy that allows many migrants to go free until their requests for asylum can be heard by an immigration judge, a process that often takes years because of court backlogs.Despite the president’s repeated calls, “catch and release” is proving difficult to dismantle, in part because of laws and settlements that constrain how long immigration authorities can hold migrants, especially children.Houston pro-immigration activists criticized President Donald Trump, because of the tweet he sent out over the weekend saying there will not be a deal on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.It’s day nine of the caravan. People are lining up for supplies as they wait to hear how the group will move forward today. pic.twitter.com/uf6b7V99JF— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) April 2, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I hope we all took what happened last week personally, the whole team,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s unacceptable. You can’t turn the ball over eight times and give up over 300 yards rushing.”While the Cardinals coach said the team has tried to move beyond the loss this week, in some ways Whisenhunt seemed to insinuate it should be used as a point of motivation the rest of the season.“We moved on from [the loss],” said Whisenhunt. “But it’s still about being professionals and doing what you’re supposed to do.”Although the Cardinals have little to play for standings-wise over the next three weeks, Whisenhunt said he was encouraged about his team’s energy level in practice this week.“I felt good about [this week],” said Whisenhunt. “Guys worked, there was energy and they paid attention. Hopefully it will translate to playing well Sunday.”The Lions come into University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday losers of five straight since November 4. Like the Cardinals, Jim Schwartz’s squad sits in last place in their division with a 4-9 record. However, Detroit’s offense leads the league in passing yards per game (307.8). Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The Arizona Cardinals are five days removed from their worst loss in franchise history — a 58-0 shellacking at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks — and still can’t shake themselves from the devastating defeat.Even as the Cardinals look to snap their nine-game losing streak Sunday against the Detroit Lions, questions still remain over went wrong a week ago. When asked Friday about the beat down his team took in Seattle, Ken Whisenhunt didn’t shy away from the topic. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more