Trump says immigration suspension to last 60 days

first_imgTopics : “By pausing immigration, it will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America reopens,” Trump said at his daily pandemic briefing.”This pause will be in effect for 60 days,” he told reporters, adding that he would decide on any extension or changes “based on economic conditions at the time.”The Republican president said the order would “only apply to individuals seeking a permanent residency — in other words, those receiving green cards.” “It will not apply to those entering on a temporary basis,” he added. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was suspending immigration for green card seekers for 60 days, arguing the controversial move would help Americans find work again after coronavirus caused a surge in unemployment.Trump told reporters at the White House the suspension would come into force through an executive order that he would likely sign on Wednesday as he offered the first details about a vague announcement he made Monday night on Twitter.Addressing an issue key to his conservative base as the country is ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 43,000 people dead in the US, Trump said his move would help Americans who have lost their jobs during the ongoing shutdown.center_img The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted lawful permanent residence to around 577,000 individuals in 2019.Trump said there would be exemptions that his administration would detail before the order is signed.”We’ll sign it most likely tomorrow. Being drawn now and tonight, and it’s something we have to have in this country,” he added.According to US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Wall Street Journal before Trump spoke, the eventual executive order could include exceptions for farm and health care workers.The US government issued 462,000 visas in fiscal 2019, according to official data — a major drop from the 617,000 visas granted in 2016 under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama.Any executive order on immigration will likely spark court action to reverse it, and has already raised hackles among Trump’s Democratic opponents.Before Trump’s briefing, Texas lawmaker Joaquin Castro slammed what he called “an attempt to divert attention away from Trump’s failure to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives.”In a tweet, Castro accused Trump of “an authoritarian-like move to take advantage of a crisis and advance his anti-immigrant agenda.”The Supreme Court has in recent months offered several significant victories to the Trump administration in cases relating to immigration.A month ago, the high court allowed the federal government to maintain a policy that will send more than 60,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico.The “Remain in Mexico” policy unveiled in December 2018 and implemented a month later calls for non-Mexican asylum seekers who attempt to enter the US via that country to stay there while their cases are being decided.last_img read more

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Media companies ask for government relief package

first_imgThe Association of Media Companies and Profession said Thursday that media companies might need a relief package to help with paper procurement and utility bills to survive the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.The association, representing 12 member organizations including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Press Council, called for the government to subsidize 20 percent of the paper price per kilogram and 30 percent of monthly utility bills for the rest of the year starting from May.To lighten the financial hardship battering journalists, the association also said the companies would need a low-interest loan and suspension of the premium payment of employment social security managed by the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). “The fear of laying off media workers is becoming increasingly apparent as the industry sees business performance declining drastically, which is also happening in other industries at the same time,” the Press Council’s head of institutional and foreign relations, Agus Sudibyo, was quoted as saying in a statement released on Thursday. Like a few other businesses, many budget-strapped media companies are continuing to operate as usual while figuring out how to make a profit amid the economic slump induced by the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has infected over 16,000 people and killed more than 1000 according to official figures released on Thursday.As a result, the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) and AJI reported that 26 journalists were laid off, 21 were furloughed and 11 faced pay cuts or delays between April 3 and May 2.The government is allocating Rp 405 trillion (US$27.2 billion) to its coronavirus relief package, which allows restructuring of the micro-loan program (KUR) for up to six months and provides a free-fare utility for 24 million customers subscribing to the 450 volt ampere (VA) scheme and a 50 percent discount for 7 million customers of 900 VA for three months.“We, the Association of Media Companies and Profession, urge the government to expand the stimulus beyond the Rp 405 trillion stimulus package that has been decided,” said Agus.Topics :last_img read more

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Beni Stabili, Investire, Polaris create €7bn fund manager in Italy

first_imgThe shareholders of Beni Stabili Gestioni SGR, Investire Immobiliare SGR and Polaris Real Estate SGR have approved a merger between the three Italian fund managers.The move will create a new entity with €7bn of institutional assets under management and a portfolio of more than 30 funds.The new company will focus mainly on social housing, as announced by Fondazione Cariplo, majority shareholder of Polaris Real Estate SGR.It is expected the merged company will be the second-largest real estate fund manager in the country after IDeA Fimit. The merger between the three managers was announced earlier this year.Last week, the shareholders signed a final agreement outlining the governance and ownership structure of the new company, which is expected to start operating in January 2015 after regulators give a final go-ahead.Mediobanca and Lazard are acting as advisers within the transaction, according to reports in Italian media.The agreement was signed by Beni Stabili, the listed owner of Beni Stabili SGR, Banca Finnat Euramerica, which controls Investire Immobiliare SGR, and the shareholders of Polaris Real Estate SGR, which are Fondazione Cariplo, Italian surveyors’ pension scheme CIPAG and Fondazione Cassa di dei Risparmi di Forlì.An SGR (società di gestione del risparmio) is a platform dedicated to managing real estate funds under local regulations for institutional investors.Beni Stabili, an Italian REIT (or SIIQ) has been in the news recently as its board approved a €150m capital increase and new bank loans worth €500m, aimed at repaying debt used to finance a property portfolio leased to Telecom Italia.last_img read more

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Gold Coast home inspired by American barn fetches multimiliion-dollar price

first_img127 Tahiti Ave, Palm Beach.Mr Hogarth said the bidding started at $950,000 and went up in $25,000 increments before pausing for negotiations then selling to a Brisbane couple.He said they were confident it would sell given the interest it attracted in the lead up to auction.“We had about 75 inspections over the three weeks,” Mr Hogarth said. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley. The home at 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley is inspired by an American barn.A LUXURY Currumbin Valley home inspired by an American barn fetched a multimillion-dollar price after just a week on the market.A Gold Coast buyer snapped up the acreage property at 66 Brocks Rd for $2.225 million last month, weeks before it was scheduled to go to auction. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe sale was cemented late last week following a 21-day settlement period.“They didn’t want to bid at auction … (so) they came up with an offer that was too good for the owners to say no to,” said marketing agent Andy Hogarth, of McGrath Palm Beach.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom multi-level home sits on a 3.74ha block and has uninterrupted views of the coast. 66 Brocks Rd, Currumbin Valley.Another property Mr Hogarth was marketing sold under the hammer at the weekend, changing hands for a million-dollar price.The 913sq m property at 127 Tahiti Ave fetched $1.24 million at auction on Saturday.Mr Hogarth said the four-bedroom home with a self-contained cottage attracted about 35 spectators.“We had three registered bidders,” he said. 127 Tahiti Ave, Palm Beach. 127 Tahiti Ave, Palm Beach. 127 Tahiti Ave, Palm Beach.last_img read more

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Solskjaer lauds ‘exceptional’ Man Utd performance

first_img “I knew there was a leader there, a winner and we knew we needed that type of player. Fair play and well done to the club for making the deal happen. It was hard because of course you [Sporting Lisbon] don’t want to sell your best player and he’s come in and been fantastic. His second goal was good defending on a set-play and we know we’ve got pace and we wanted to counter quickly. It was a great pass by Nemanja, a great cross from Mason and fantastically finished by Bruno so I’m very, very happy with all the goals.” “He played fantastically. He’s a special kid and we know that when he gets his face up and looks forward that he’s dangerous, but his hold-up play, general play and link-up play was great. I’d have been proud of that goal. He has a knack of that, he can go inside and outside, and he’s just as good with his right foot as he is with his left. He’s developing into a fine player and he’s a special finisher, a special kid in and around the box and he’s one of the better ones I’ve seen to be fair.“ “You can see with the quality and talent we’ve got going forward that we have a foundation to play from, with a good shape and with good pressing. We press high and also with a back four that’s used to each other and David [De Gea] made two tremendous saves, so there’s load of reasons behind the clean sheets but that’s always the foundation in any team to be honest. You have to have a shape to start from and the intensity in our defensive work was great. We know that we’re eleven men attacking and eleven men defending. We defend from the front.” read also:Premier League: Fernandes double fires Man Utd masterclass “I think it’s very important that you have players who chip in. Of course Marcus and Anthony have got the majority of the goals – 19 each this year – but Bruno’s come in and done fantastic, Mason’s always chipping in with goals and we know Paul’s going to get some goals. I thought Scottie [McTominay] was close today, Dan [James] was close too and Odion’s come in and done well. It’s important, we’ve never had just one although to be fair Ruud [van Nistelrooy] scored 50, 60 goals and Cristiano [Ronaldo], but we’ve always had players who can win a game for us.” “I don’t care about [sending] any statements. I know we’re a good team. We were focused on this game and now we look to the next one against Bournemouth on Saturday and we need to recover.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Greenwood fired home brilliantly on 16 minutes, before Fernandes, our Man of the Match, netted in each half. The second of the Portuguese’s strikes came from a sublime team counter-attack, which ended with Bruno volleying home emphatically. Here’s what Ole had to say to MUTV, Sky Sports and reporters during his pre-match press conference as he reflected on an enjoyable night and another vital three points… “Oh, I rate this performance highly. Fantastic from the word go. The boys were full of confidence and quality. We played some exceptional stuff. It’s always hard to play against Brighton, Graham’s teams keep the ball well, but I thought we pressed them well from the front – Anthony, Marcus, Mason, Bruno showed intensity and the intent. We spoke about intent before the game, on and off the ball, and when we had it, we tried to create and we did create with some fantastic goals.” “The players are fit. We did have a meeting, just before the lockdown, about making this work our way and we promised each other that we were all going to come back in really fit and ready to go because we know we have loads to play for. And I think it’s been proven right. They’ve done their work and we’ve got a big squad. Of course it’s nice to be able to rotate but Bruno [played] 120 minutes, Luke 120 minutes and Harry 120 minutes the other day and perform as well as they did, fantastic.” Loading… Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his players’ “confidence and quality” after goals from Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes’ double made it a memorable evening on the south coast for Manchester United, who ran out 3-0 winners over Brighton & Hove Albion.last_img read more

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Inter Milan capture Hakimi

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Inter Milan have signed Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid on a five-year contract for a fee of €40 million plus add-ons.Hakimi, 21, spent the past two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund, forging a reputation as one of Europe’s best attacking full-backs. “Real Madrid and Inter Milan have agreed the transfer of Achraf Hakimi,” a statement from Real Madrid said.“The club want to thank Achraf for all these years of dedication, professionalism and exemplary behaviour since he arrived at our academy in 2006 and wish him luck in this new stage of his career.”He was unwilling to return to the Bernabeu as an understudy to Dani Carvajal and opted for a move to Inter over interest from a number of Premier League clubs, as well as Bayern Munich and Dortmund themselves on a permanent deal.Hakimi is a Real Madrid youth product who made his first-team debut under Zinedine Zidane in October 2017 before joining Borussia Dortmund on loan in July 2018.He became a key first-team player at the German club, making 54 Bundesliga appearances and scoring seven goals. The Morocco international is likely to feature for Inter as a right wing back, with coach Antonio Conte favouring a 3-5-2 formation, but can also play as a full-back or winger on either flank.Tags: Achraf HakimiDorussia DortmundInter MilanReal Madridlast_img read more

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Sunderland start new manager search

first_img Press Association But crucially, having already lost loan signing Danny Rose following his return to Tottenham, they sold Simon Mignolet to Liverpool and, on deadline day, Stephane Sessegnon to West Brom. It meant they had lost arguably three of their most effective players. Even after Saturday’s reverse at the Hawthorns, where he spoke to travelling fans from the pitch following the final whistle, Di Canio was remaining upbeat. He said: “One game, one win, will clean all the players’ brains from the problems they have now.” Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn, who also played for and briefly managed the club, believes extrovert Di Canio’s management style may have been his downfall. “It’s a quick decision; some will say too quick,” Quinn told Sky Sports News. “They’re making a quick decision on this again and looking back, the support Paolo Di Canio got in the summer with the players he brought in, I honestly thought he was going to get longer no matter the start. “If we start to peel the layers off in the coming days and find out what life was like under him from various players, you’ll probably see a story that says this was a guy who did things in a totally unique way and by the looks of things the players weren’t buying into it.” Di Canio kept Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League last season but that bought him no favour on Sunday evening when the club announced they and the Italian had parted company. Given that Di Canio was eager to carry on and lift the team off the bottom of the Premier League table, it was clear Sunderland were the instigators of the decision. Sunderland will step up their search for a new manager this week after Paolo Di Canio’s turbulent tenure was brought to an end. The 45-year-old’s departure was confirmed a little more than 24 hours after a 3-0 defeat at West Brom. A statement said: “Sunderland AFC confirms that it has parted company with head coach Paolo Di Canio this evening.” Former Sunderland captain Kevin Ball, currently on the club’s coaching staff, steps in to lead the team on a short-term basis, with the club saying a permanent replacement for Di Canio will be announced “in due course”. Bookmakers immediately rated former Chelsea and West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo as favourite, narrowly ahead of Gus Poyet, previously boss at Brighton. Di Canio arrived on Wearside amid a blaze of publicity in March as owner Ellis Short took a gamble on the former Swindon boss after deciding to end Martin O’Neill’s spell in charge. It proved a controversial appointment as critics cited reports of his alleged fascist sympathies, prompting the club to make a stout defence of their new manager. He steered the club to Premier League survival but one point from five games at the start of the current season has convinced Short to make another change. Sunderland recruited 14 new players during the summer transfer window, several for the first-team squad but others for the development ranks. last_img read more

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Mourinho not ready to stand still

first_img Chelsea have made two signings – goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and striker Radamel Falcao, who signed on loan from Monaco despite a poor spell at Manchester United – ahead of Saturday’s season-opener with Swansea, while their title rivals have spent more freely. But Mourinho, who signed a new four-year deal on Friday, is adamant that change for change’s sake is unnecessary and improvement is possible without making numerous signings. Jose Mourinho has committed his long-term future to Chelsea, but is aware of the danger of standing still as they prepare to begin the defence of their Barclays Premier League title. Mourinho, unsurprisingly, is optimistic for the season ahead. “Confident. Always confident,” said the 52-year-old, who returned to Chelsea two years ago and is now tied to the club he said he has a “special feeling” for until June 2019. While insisting he will not be distracted by the transfer market, Chelsea are still in need of reinforcement, particularly in defence, where Mourinho has just five first-team players. Mourinho on Friday made a veiled criticism of Roberto Martinez for the Everton manager’s outspoken rebuke of Chelsea for their pursuit of John Stones. Martinez was unhappy with John Terry’s comments in praise of Toffees defender Stones. Chelsea have so far tried and failed to prise Stones from Everton. “I’m not speaking about Everton or Stones. I’m just speaking in general,” Chelsea boss Mourinho added. “If I could, I would speak with you (the media) once in a month. “And there are other people in football who, if they could, they would have a press conference every day. And I don’t want to say anything else.” Mourinho is keen for defensive recruitment, but insists he has no need to purchase another striker despite the uncertainty over Costa’s fitness due to his recurring hamstring problems. “Three is the perfect number and we have three,” said Mourinho, who is prepared to field Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao against the Swans. Put to him he has only two-and-a-half strikers due to the uncertainty surrounding Costa, Mourinho said: “The half when he plays is one and a half, so (that) compensates, because he’s a fantastic player. “I cannot say I don’t need him. He’s such an important player for us. “Not just for the goals he scores, but also for the football he produces and also for the mentality he helps to create in the team.” Mourinho expected Costa to train with the team on Friday evening. “His reaction after that and his decision to be confident to play is another story,” the Blues boss added. “If you stand still you get worse. It’s right. It’s dangerous,” Mourinho said. “But the same people can move forward. You don’t need to buy 10 players to be a better team. “You can be a better team with one or two new players. You can be a better team with the same people.” Providing Diego Costa is fit – and that is by no means certain – Mourinho could start the season with the same first-choice XI which he deployed last term in Chelsea’s dominant title triumph. He hopes the continuity will have benefits in both the performance on the field and in the players’ mentality. He added: “The biggest advantage is for them to think together and say together: ‘My club and my manager trust me so much. “‘They believe in me. Now it’s my time, now it’s our time to give it back and to give my manager, to give my board, my club, a proper answer’. “They deserve our confidence, but I think now is our time to deserve a compensation of that and for the players to give us everything they have and to keep the level of ambition and motivation.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Trump Says “Pelosi Is Being Led By Omar”

first_imgOmar is one of two Muslim women in the House. Pelosi said the video is disrespectful and dangerous. Pelosi has asked the Capitol Police to assess the security of Congresswoman Omar, her family and staff because she says she is receiving death threats. Furthermore, both President Trump and CBS 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl are asking why Nancy Pelosi and the democrats have done nothing since they took control of the House.Pelosi appeared on Sunday night’s CBS 60 Minutes and defended the fact that the Democrats have done nothing since they took over the house three months ago. President Trump says Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not leading as Speaker, instead she is being led by controversial Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Trump tweeted this morning that Pelosi should acknowledge Omar’s “anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements.” Trump’s tweet also accused Pelosi of getting nothing done and losing all control of the House. Pelosi has demanded that Trump take down a video tweet of images of the 9-11 attacks alongside comments Omar has made about the 9-11 attacks being perpetrated by “some people who did something.” WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019last_img read more

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