Filoil: Blazers relish physical game in win over Growling Tigers

first_imgWith emotions on a high, CSB found a way to keep its focus on winning behind Clement Leutcheu, Edward Dixon and JJ Domingo.Minus the injured Steve Akomo, the Tigers had no one to match up with Leutcheu, who dominated with 22 points and 15 rebounds.Dixon added 16 points and four assists while Domingo had 14 points and six rebounds.“It’s been a while since we had this kind of physical match and it’s a great experience for us,” said Tang.“The only thing I told the players is you gotta be mentally tough out there. Being able to play within the environment and still be able to win and I think we handled that well.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Kenneth Zamora led UST with 22 points built on five 3-pointers while Zachary Huang and Marvin Lee added 21 and 19 points, respectively.The Tigers also missed the services of Renzo Subido, who is nursing an ankle injury. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rockets-Warriors a roller-coaster of blowouts after 3 games In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Heated game between St. Benilde and University of Santo Tomas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBodies crashed, tempers flared and players were ejected in an intense duel between College of St. Benilde and University of Santo Tomas on Tuesday.It was just the kind of game the Blazers needed and they won it too.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a very physical game out there,” said CSB head coach TY Tang after a 99-87 victory in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. “That’s one thing that we also need. This kind of environment is gonna help us toughen up.”The Blazers improved to 5-0, but not before surviving a grueling game with the Growling Tigers applying fullcourt pressure for majority of the game and roughening them up with their scrappy play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe game got testy early with CSB guard RR Pagulayan and UST playmaker Marvin Lee getting under each other’s skin and it continued in the second half where Pagulayan got ejected after getting called for an unsportsmanlike foul and technical late in the third quarter.UST’s Ira Battaler also got tossed in the same sequence.last_img read more

West Demerara official charged for using ‘presidential emblem’ on car, other offences

first_imgA West Demerara road safety official was on Tuesday granted a total of $100,000 in bail after he was slapped with a series of traffic charges, including using the presidential emblem on his motor car while attending a wedding.The vehicle with the ‘plastic presidential crown’ at the EBE wedding on SundayPeter Katahan, 43, a businessman of Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was charged for fraudulent imitation of an identification mark, and driving an unregistered, unlicensed, uncertified, and uninsured motor vehicle.He pleaded not guilty to all of the offences and was placed on $20,000 bail for each charge when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.According to Police reports, Katahan, who is also a Rural Sergeant and President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association, decided to affix two plastic crowns to his unregistered motor car. He then used the vehicle to transport celebrants of a wedding last Sunday at Hubu, EBE.The matter has been transferred to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court for August 13, 2018.last_img read more

Benteke and Ings up front for Liverpool, 17 goals in 26 games and more reported Reds targets

first_img 6 Christian Benteke: £30m Aston Villa man to transfer goals to Anfield? To see five more goal machine transfer targets who could lift Liverpool back up the table, click the yellow arrow above, right… – Everton’s back four have scored nine Premier League goals this season, while Liverpool’s four strikers, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert, have eight between them. Clearly, Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers needs someone who can consistently score for the Red men. Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems are refusing to go away, so could Villa’s rejuvenated striker Christian Benteke be the answer? In his last eight league games, the 24-year-old has scored nine times, but he has been valued at £30m, which would test the ambition of John Henry and the Liverpool board. 6 6 Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon’s top scoring marksmen to move swap Ligue 1 for Liverpool? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for the Reds – “We just don’t score as many goals, it’s as simple as that,” Brendan Rodgers said after Liverpool’s boring 0-0 draw with West Brom. That’s been no problem for Lacazette in France’s Ligue 1, who has scored 26 goals in 30 games for hometown club Lyon. His contract expires in 2018 and it will cost a lot of money to prise him away. 6 6 Danny Ings: Burnley striker to form new partnership up front? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – There is a rumour Liverpool could pair Benteke with Ings, Burnley’s young striker. While the Aston Villa striker is likely to cost a lot of money, Ings would be available for a minimal tribunal fee when his contract expires. It may not be the glamour signing fans will have been hoping for, but with no Champions League football in sight, Ings is a more realistic target. Memphis Depay: Young Dutch champion to opt for Liverpool over Man United? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – Depay is not a striker like the previous three players, but he has just enjoyed his most prolific season yet for Eredivisie champions PSV. The 21-year-old, who has operated on the left of the Dutch side’s attack is on course to win the Golden Boot thanks to his 21 goals and when quizzed on reports linking Liverpool with the £20m-rated winger, Rodgers would only say “the kid is a very talented player.” Man United are also in the frame. 6 Jay Rodriguez: Injured Southampton man to resurrect career at Anfield? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – This would obviously be a gamble given Rodriguez has not played at all this season after injuring his knee, but he is now back training with the first team. He’s a fantastic finisher when at his fittest, but Tottenham also have a long standing interest in him, while Liverpool have gone most of the season carrying an injured striker in Sturridge. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned his side’s lack of goals this season.Daniel Sturridge has been absent for the majority of the campaign through injury, while £16m man Mario Balotelli has been a flop, with Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini rarely sighted in a red shirt.STURRIDGE COULD BE OUT UNTIL NEXT SEASONThe Anfield boss also admitted it is going to be difficult to attract the top level players without Champions League football, so here are six players – all top level goal scorers – the club have a chance of signing in the summer.CHECK OUT MORE LIVERPOOL NEWS, VIEWS AND VIDEOS ON THIS LIVERPOOL FACEBOOK PAGE Jackson Martinez: Porto striker finally ready to leave Portuguese club? – Along with PSG duo Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi as well as Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson thinks Martinez is ideal to provide cover for Sturridge. This season the 28-year-old Porto striker has scored 17 goals in 26 league games and seven in eight Champions League matches.last_img read more

COMMUNITY HEALTH FOCUS: DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE CONTINUES WORK

first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital.Donegal Action for Cancer Care is a totally voluntary group working in Donegal just over ten years ago.DACC initially came about to secure a permanent Breast Surgeon for Letterkenny Hospital. When we secured that we in our innocence we thought that would be it. It became clear that there was a lot more work to do and we have been doing it ever since.Betty Holmes of DACC.Firstly may we say a very sincere thank you to all those good & generous people who supported us last Saturday 24th Oct when we collected at the door of Dunne’s Stores Oldtown Road. Indeed thanks also to the management & staff at Dunne’s for this opportunity & how well they treated us. The very sincere words of encouragement and thanks that we got from people when we were collecting reassure us that people value the work we do. For those who hadn’t heard of us and wanted to know more, thank you also. DACC raised €732.86 for the few hours we were there.DACC have not done any fundraising at all over a few years till Saturday. We have kept going thanks to the generosity of Motiv8, the Molar Rollers Dublin, The Silver Tassie Hotel for including us in their appreciation night, Janice Mc Cready Killea who did the Birmingham Marathon & the two young lads from Buncrana Keith Mc Donagh & Stephen Bonner who did a Head Shave for us. DACC has as its primary aim to ensure those diagnosed with cancer in Donegal, have equal access to care services and treatments. DACC campaigns to ensure that Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH) retains and develops its cancer services for equal and improved access to radiotherapy treatment services for Donegal patients.We pride ourselves in working within an Ethos of Respect for everyone remembering at all times how we conduct ourselves may impact on the people we hope we are working for.For us in DACC we have achieved many things, we work away mostly quietly but daily for the good of Donegal cancer patients & services.From DACC’S original 5 aims back in April 2005 we have achieved:• the appointment of a full time Breast Surgeon;• the retention of Breast Cancer Services at LGH;• the 70 new beds at LGH with the construction of the new A&E;• urgent designated funding for cancer patients and their families through the “Travel to Care Project” administered through the Irish Cancer SocietyOverview of some of DACC works… Among some of DACC’s many successes is the Awareness Rally in May 06 where 15,000 people came out onto the streets of Letterkenny in a respectful and dignified manner. Donegal had never seen anything like it before.Again in June 06 over 1000 people gathered in front of Letterkenny General Hospital on a Friday night for a Candlelight Vigil till midnight.Another success is the book “You Are Not Alone” Sept. 2007. This book was updated, re-printed and renamed in 2010, “ Cancer- You Are Not Alone”In August 08 we saw the new full time Breast Surgeon take up his post at Letterkenny General Hospital after more than 3 years of work by DACC.DACC mounted a major postcard campaign in Sep/Oct 2008 to ensure that the Colposcopy Unit which was under threat would remain at LGH and that LGH will be officially named as a dedicated Colposcopy unit.DACC were proactive in May 2009 in ensuring that the Government granted derogation on the Moratorium on recruitment to allow for staff to be recruited, so that the roll-out of Breast Check in Donegal could commence in 2009. DACC worked hard in 2010 and secured a second BreastCheck Unit into Inishowen when we highlighted that screening was lagging behind by two years. When the unit was removed this year from Inishowen we were to the fore working hard to have it retained.In 2010 DACC were proactive in contacting the Irish Cancer Society seeking to have Daffodil Centre at Letterkenny General Hospital. This is now in place.DACC had concerns that patients were unable to avail of Lymphedema services at Letterkenny Hospital and sought to have this service also available in the community hospitals which did happen. DACC were instrumental in working with Prof. Tom Keane to ensure that a Colorectal Surgeon was recruited for Letterkenny Hospital.DACC hosted the first cancer conference that we know off in Donegal with Prof. John Crowne as our keynote speaker. We also hosted successful Men’s Health Evenings and also were invited to by secondary schools to come and talk to them regarding our work.DACC also worked with the Marie Keating Foundation, The Irish Cancer Society & Europa Donna Ireland as well as local cancer groups, women & men’s groups in supporting their work and relevant events in the county & elsewhere. We continue to help individuals & families when requested with appointment difficulties, medical card & other queries. We are on the North West Breast Cancer Ball Committee and help with organising the annual ball as we feel that the cancer research that is ongoing at Letterkenny Hospital and indeed some of it is a first in not just Ireland but the world. We are not joined or part of any other group in Donegal.At present over this year we have been working very hard to ensure that the Prostate/ Urology Clinics are re-introduced at Letterkenny Hospital. At present we are told that this will start again in a few weeks and are awaiting the okay to make the news release. Another piece of hard work that is ongoing by DACC is to have the Breast Cancer appointments for patients attending the Breast Unit at Letterkenny Hospital to be given back to the Breast Unit to make its own appointments for its own patents. We had secured a meeting at the Dept. of Health in February regarding this and other cancer concerns with a follow up in August and another meeting due at the beginning of December.For that meeting we made a map of Ireland with the 8 Centres of Excellence marked in, all across & below the Galway / Dublin line and highlighted that it is 308 km from Malin to Galway University Hospital. We keep sending that map around to all people in Ireland least they forget.This system changed this year and appointments are now being made by Galway University Hospital for patients who need an appointment at the Breast Unit. The new system is a crazy one and DACC firmly believe that it is not in the best interest of the patients or indeed the future of the Breast Unit. We don’t not accept what all those in highly paid position in the Government, Politicians, Ministers, Dept. of Health, The Cancer Control Programme, The HSE & the Saolta University Hospital Group tell us when they keep saying that the Breast Unit at Letterkenny Hospital is secure.DACC are also involved with key members at Altnagelvin Hospital regarding the Radiotherapy Unit for Donegal & other patients. DACC’s first choice for the Radiotherapy Unit was Letterkenny Hospital but is delighted that Altnagelvin will now be operational in mid-2016. After all it is about the cancer patients & that should never get forgot.Another key piece of work for DACC at present is being part of the Patient Forum for the next Cancer Strategy 2016 -2025. Meeting are held at the Dept. of Health in Dublin approx. every 3 weeks since May. For us in DACC it is very important to attend these meetings so that the needs of Donegal cancer patients can be kept to the fore and included in the next cancer strategy. Attending these very important meetings mean that we leave the house at 8.30am in the morning, get the bus to Dublin from Letterkenny for the 2 hour meeting at the Dept. of Health then head back to Donegal by bus and get home at 9.30pm at night. It is a very long day but as we said important to be there.DACC have kept the pressure on now for over 10 years, we have travelled up & down the country, kept cancer services and issues on the agenda. Most people aren’t even aware that we continue to work hard at what we do. DACC are continually seeking and attending meetings with politicians, members of the Government, HSE and anyone who can help them achieve improved cancer care and services for the people of Donegal.We have not gone away nor do we intend too.COMMUNITY HEALTH FOCUS: DONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE CONTINUES WORK was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:DACC< Donegalletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

New OARDC greenhouses boost research possibilities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The new Williams Hall greenhouse complex on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus is much more than a replacement for the greenhouse lost to a tornado almost five years ago. It’s a state-of-the-art facility that will help advance plant research and strengthen Ohio agriculture, and the research discussions and presentations at the Farm Science Review.The original Williams Hall greenhouse complex was leveled by a September 2010 tornado that destroyed or damaged many other buildings and more than 1,000 trees at OARDC. The new greenhouses became operational in November 2014.“It has been a long time coming, but our new facility will enhance the research and educational capabilities of our programs,” said Michelle Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science’s Greenhouse Committee. “It is a huge improvement from the greenhouses that previously occupied this site.”The new complex includes 14,400 square feet of space for conducting greenhouse research and growing plants for laboratory-based research projects — with more than 20,000 square feet of total space including the hallways. The facility is divided into 14 bays that are 24 feet by 40 feet each and two smaller bays, 24 feet by 20 feet each.The greenhouses are controlled by an Argus Titan 2 environmental control system, which allows each researcher to independently control the environmental parameters for his or her experiments and plants.The Williams greenhouses serve programs in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Programs assigned to this facility will be changing according to research needs, Jones said. Breeding programs and phenotyping projects that were previously housed in the Gourley Hall greenhouse complex may move to Williams because the individual greenhouse bays are larger.“We didn’t want to exactly duplicate the capabilities of the other research greenhouses on the OARDC campus, but wanted to provide a versatile greenhouse with excellent environmental control that would meet the changing needs of our current and future research programs,” said Jones, the D.C. Kiplinger Floriculture Endowed Chair. “Some improved features, like the motorized ridge vents controlled by Argus, will allow for better temperature control in the summer months.”Some of those needs include Jones’s own research. An expert on ornamental plants, Jones studies ways to improve flower crops and extend their life by making interventions at the molecular level.“There are many features of the new greenhouse that have had a positive impact on our research,” Jones said. “Soil moisture probes connected to the Argus computer precisely control the amount and frequency of irrigation based on the water needs of the plants. This provides consistent, uniform soil moisture and results in more even plant growth. It is very important for us to avoid water stress when we are studying developmental senescence, or the age-related death of plant tissues.”To successfully conduct nationally and internationally recognized plant research, scientists need to be able to grow a crop consistently month after month and year after year. Having the right kind of greenhouse is critical to achieving such a goal, Jones said.The facility also features individual fertilizer injectors in each greenhouse bay instead of a centralized system that would provide only a few fertilizer options to the entire complex.“Since we grow such a diverse array of plants — from rubber dandelions and petunias to soybeans and wheat — it was almost impossible to identify a few fertilizers that could be used for all these crops,” Jones said. “Having fertilizer injectors in each room allows each researcher to optimize the fertility program for their crop and their experiments.”OARDC Director Steve Slack said modern and functional infrastructure is crucial for conducting agbiosciences research that benefits industry, consumers and society at large.“The new greenhouses are state-of-the-art facilities that will enable our world-class faculty to enhance the scope and depth of their scientific contributions on plant genetics, growth and nutrition and to bring these discoveries forward to application,” he said.last_img read more

Jumana Nagarwala Released on $4.5M Bond in U.S. Genital Mutilation Case

first_imgDetroit-based Indian American doctor Jumana Nagarwala, whose arrest for for performing genital mutilation (FGM) on Muslim girls sent shock waves among the community in the United States, was released from jail on $4.50 million bond as she awaits trial.Federal judge Bernard Friedman granted her release on Sept. 19, after her supporters pledged to pay the bond if she flees the country. According to the judge, the pledge is a “very comprehensive package” in allowing the accused to be released.The decision was made even after the federal prosecutors called Nagarwala a danger to community whose access to $2.40 million in assets could help her escape from justice. The prosecutors reminded the judge that Nagarwala’s arrest happened when she was boarding a flight to Kenya to visit two of her four children who study abroad, Detroit News reported.According to the criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for Eastern District Michigan, Nagarwala was accused of violating the law that prohibits female genital mutilation and for transporting girls for criminal sexual activity. The complaint defines sexual activity in this case as “the touching of genitalia with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass or degrade.” The story first came to light when she did the procedure on two 7-year-old Minneota girls who were taken to her by their mothers for a “special girls’ trip” in February.FGM involves cutting or removing female genitalia — usually the clitoris and vulva — and then the resulting skin is stitched together with gaps left for urination and menstrual blood. It is often done without anesthesia by medically untrained women. Despite bans and protests, FGM is widely practised in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The procedure is banned in the United States.When Nagarwala was interrogated by federal agents on April 10, she denied having performed the procedure, because of which a charge of lying to federal agents was added to the complaint. “According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco was quoted as saying by India West. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”The mothers who took their daughters to Nagarwala are charged with conspiracy and genital mutilation. Nagarwala defends herself by saying she performed a religious custom on girls from the Dawoodi Bohra sect, to which she belongs.Indian-origin doctor Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar are also named as defendants in the case. Attar allegedly let Nagarwala use his Livonia, Michigan, clinic for the procedures, while Farida Attar is said to have held the girls down. Related ItemsDawoodi bohra USFakhruddin AttarFemale genital mutilationFGM in USJumana NagarwalaLittle IndiaNRI FGMlast_img read more

No suspects in killing of 18yearold woman found dying on dark walkway

first_imgDARTMOUTH, N.S. – Halifax police say they have no suspects in the killing of an 18-year-old woman found dying on a dark walkway this week.Spokeswoman Melissa MacInnis says investigators are asking for the public’s help, and specifically looking for video surveillance from the streets surrounding the north end Dartmouth pathway.Chelsie Probert was rushed to hospital late Tuesday, where she later died of her injuries.“The investigation is in its early stages, it’s ongoing, so right now we are just canvassing the area, we are looking for video surveillance, anything that can help to solve this crime,” MacInnis said.“At this point we have no suspects identified.”The death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy but police have not released the cause of death.The path cuts through Farrell Street Park near Albro Lake Road and Wyse Road.“Obviously, this was an unsettling incident that occurred, but we want people to know that we do have a police presence, and they are welcome to contact police at any point, we’re here for the community 24/7,” said MacInnis.“Our investigators are working on this to ensure we solve this crime.”Police stepped up patrols in the neighbourhood last summer after a string of violent incidents.A man was stabbed on the same north end Dartmouth pathway in late February.Although residents said this week it’s a hard-working family area, they also said more efforts are needed to address issues that have persistently plagued pockets of the neighbourhood.last_img read more

Shorter residency requirement for wouldbe Canadians set to take effect

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. – Important changes to Canadian citizenship rules, including how long a newcomer has to be in the country to be eligible, will take effect next week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced Wednesday.Speaking in the highly diverse community of Brampton, Ont., just northwest of Toronto, Hussen said the changes undo barriers the former Conservative government put in place.“Something happened in the last number of years whereby the previous government had deliberately put obstacles, real barriers, to citizenship for permanent residents,” Hussen said. “Those barriers were unnecessary. They prolonged people’s steps to join the Canadian family, they made it really hard.”Under the changes that take effect Oct. 11, which Hussen called long-awaited, would-be citizens will have to have been in Canada for three of the last five years before they apply.“That is really important because it will mean that many permanent residents will be able to apply for citizenship earlier and it will mean their path to citizenship will be eased,” Hussen said.The government under former prime minister Stephen Harper had tightened the eligibility rules to require permanent residents to have been physically present in Canada for four years out of the last six immediately before applying for citizenshipAnother rule, requiring applicants to be in Canada for 183 days each year, has been causing “real hardship” and is being scrapped under implementation of Bill C-6. Permanent residents will now be allowed to go abroad to study, work or for family reasons without losing access to citizenship eligibility.Another key change also taking effect will be how time spent in Canada before foreigners become permanent residents is counted. Currently, the time people are in the country — studying, working, visiting, or as refugees — does not count as being present for citizenship-eligibility purposes, even if they have been here for years.Hussen called that “unfortunate.” The new rules, he said, will allow such individuals to count half the time they have spent in Canada to a maximum of one year, meaning that once they become permanent residents, they would only need to be in the country for an additional two years to apply for citizenship.Also as of Oct. 11, only newcomers aged of 18 to 54 will have to take and pass a citizenship knowledge and language test. Previously, the age range was 14 to 64, a problem Hussen said was particularly acute for those under 18 given their need to study for school exams.The various changes are part of the same bill that previously scrapped the federal government’s ability to strip citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism — another controversial change implemented under Harper.The Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it wants to simplify the process with the ongoing overhaul of the Citizenship Act. The government is also rewriting the citizenship oath to incorporate a reference to treaties with Indigenous Peoples.Hussen, himself a Somali immigrant who came to Canada in 1993 as a 16-year-old, spoke of the importance of gaining citizenship to newcomers, the final step toward their integration into the “Canadian family.” He recalled “how moving” it was when he took his own oath 15 years ago.“A lot of permanent residents have been eagerly awaiting these changes,” Hussen said.At the same time, he said, immigrants are a crucial part of the country’s economy and social fabric, and the changes go a distance toward recognizing those facts.last_img read more