Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall.Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit this week to block the decision, and now California and Washington state are seeking injunctions against enforcing the new visa policy. "Shame on the Trump Administration for risking not only the education opportunities for students who earned the chance to go to college, but now their health and well being as well,? California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday.Some said they may return home, or move to nearby Canada. "I 'm generating research, I 'm doing work in a great economy, " said Batuhan Mekiker, a Ph.D. student from Turkey studying computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman. He ''s in the third year of a five year program. "If I go to Turkey, I would not have that, " he said. "I would like to be somewhere where my talent is appreciated. " Mathias, a Seattle based student who spoke on condition his last name not be used for fear of losing his immigration status, said he is set to sell his car, break his lease, and get his cat Louis permission to fly back to his home in Paris in the next two weeks. "Everyone ''s very worried, " he said. "We have our whole lives here. " Seven students from China and Germany who attend universities in California sued Friday to block enforcement, alleging potential threats to their health and financial calamity. " The policy treats them as pawns for the president ''s politically motivated decision, " Mark Rosenbaum of nonprofit Public Counsel, which filed the suit, said in a statement.Many American universities have come to depend on the revenue from more than 1 million international students, who typically pay higher tuition. President Donald Trump has insisted they return to in person instruction as soon as possible, alleging that schools are being kept closed to harm the economy and make him look bad.The guidance was released the same day Harvard announced it would keep all undergraduate classes online this fall. Harvard said the new Trump directive would prevent many of its 5,000 international students from remaining in the US.The University of Southern California sent a letter to students and faculty, saying it is "deeply troubled " and that the the policy could negatively impact countless international students. " Like other universities, USC said it was pushing back and working to ensure students ' academic careers aren ''t harmed, while exploring ways for students to safely study in person if they wish.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the directive could inflict significant harm on colleges, students, the business community and the economy. A U.S. State Department press release said the policy provides greater flexibility for non immigrant students to continue their education in the United States, while also allowing for proper social distancing on open and operating campuses.A day after Harvard sued, the university notified the court that immigration authorities appear to be already enforcing the policy. A lawyer for Harvard urged the judge to suspend the rule, saying that a first year student from Belarus was turned away from his flight at a Minsk airport. There is another hearing Friday. "This is very dangerous and cruel, " said Jessie Peng, a Chinese graduate student in analytics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. "We have nowhere to go, " said Peng, 27. "Either risk our lives and go to school or we risk our lives flying back to China. " Jasdeep Mandia, a doctoral candidate from India studying economics at Arizona State University, said he has breathing problems that could worsen if he gets sick from COVID 19.Mandia, 35, originally planned to conduct all his fall studies online. He says the Trump directive puts the shaky standing of international students on display. "It has never been a level playing field, " he said. "But this makes it more apparent. "At Indiana University, American scholar Dakota Murray wrote in the school newspaper about his uncertainty over how the guidance would affect him and his wife, a fellow doctoral candidate who is from South Korea. Murray, 27, said he and his wife had discussed going to live in South Korea or maybe Canada, where she has relatives. He spoke on condition that his wife ''s name not be used because she is trying to obtain a green card that will let her work and reside in the U.S. after she finishes her studies.Vanderbilt University student Safa Shahzad went home to Manchester, England, for a visit in March but got stuck there when the U.S. imposed travel restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.Still in England, the 19 year old, who is double majoring in politics and computer science, completed her freshman year from afar after the university transitioned online. Although Vanderbilt has said courses will be a hybrid of online and in person this fall, Shahzad cannot travel to the U.S. until the Trump administration lifts the travel restrictions. "I 'm just kind of waiting, " she said.
TwitterPinterestPhotography by Milan ZirnicFacebookTwitterPinterestIt s been 19 years since Alicia Keys dropped her debut album, "Songs in A Minor, " inviting listeners into the innermost musings of the then 20 year old. Her career has sky rocketed since, with 15 Grammy Awards, six more studio albums under her belt, and collaborations with everyone from Drake on the remix of "Unthinkable (I m Ready) " to Beyonc on "Put It In A Love Song. " The classically trained pianist who sang of teenage crushes, first love and her beloved hometown of New York has grown into a multi hyphenate activist and philanthropist, mother, wife and advocate for change who uplifts women, celebrates Black love and reinforces the power of self love.
by Thomas Macaulay mdash; in Apps Russia has canceled its ineffective two year ban on messaging app Telegram, Reuters reports.
The decision has been announced in advance by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Yves Le Drian, and the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Christophe Castaner in a statement that noted the decision comes due to the overall favourable health situation in Europe. Given the favourable development of the health situation in France and in Europe and in accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission presented yesterday, France will lift all traffic restrictions at its internal European borders on June 15 in the morning, (land, air and sea, implemented to fight the COVID 19 pandemic, the statement of the Minister s announced.
India on Tuesday said it had placed two drugs namely hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), an anti malarial drug considered suitable for the treatment of covid 19, and paracetamol, an anti pyretic, under the licensed category for exports, while freeing up 14 other drugs completely.Exports of all these drugs were previously banned by the Centre following the covid 19 outbreak. The number of infections in India has crossed 5,000, with 136 fatalities.
Abuja Nigeria , Dec 29 (ANI): An affiliate of the Islamic State in Nigeria has said that it has executed 11 people in retaliation for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria in October.A video was released on Thursday showing members of the Nigerian affiliate slashing the throats of 10 people and shooting an additional person. A voice over says the killing is a "message for Christians" and that all of those killed were Christian, New York Times reported.In the 56 second video seen by the New York Times, the prisoners were reportedly blindfolded all wearing orange tunics, kneeling on the ground, their captors standing behind in black balaclavas."A fighter in the middle lifts a handgun and shoots the prisoner in front of him in the head. The video then cuts to the fighters standing behind the other 10 prisoners. Holding each captive by the face or hair, the fighters slit their throats," reported The New York Times.Though the Islamic State or ISIS has lost all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group remains a threat as its affiliates are operating freely in several countries including the Philippines, Afghanistan, Sinai and the Sahel.In Nigeria, the ISIS affiliate is known as Islamic State West Africa Province or ISWAP. It was formed after members of Boko Haram splintered away in 2016.According to the International Crisis Group, it has between 3,500 and 5,000 fighters.The latest video was released by a Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who often publishes information about the ISWAP and Boko Haram.The US has condemned the vicious attack. "We are appalled by the vicious ISIS West Africa attack targeting Christians in Nigeria," said Tibor Nagy, the State Department''s top Africa policy official.President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said in a statement, "These barbaric killers don''t represent Islam and millions of other law abiding Muslims around the world." (ANI)
In a group interview following the Munich launch of the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei CEO Richard Yu talked about the huge challenge of releasing a major Android flagship without Google services onboard.Yu was very clear that Huawei will not install any Google software on Mate 30 series devices, other of course than the open source AOSP base that forms the foundation of EMUI.
Friday, August 16 As August proceeds and nights begin to turn chilly, the Great Square of Pegasus lifts up in the east, balancing on one corner. Its stars are only 2nd and 3rd magnitude, and your fist at arm's length fits inside it. Late this evening the waning gibbous Moon rises below it.
Luigi Ventura, 74, faces four complaints of sexual abuse including that he molested a junior official at the Paris town hall. French prosecutors in March asked the Vatican to lift his immunity.A spokesman said the foreign ministry "received confirmation from the Holy See that it had waived (Ventura's) immunity" in a letter that arrived late last week.
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P.E. Ashraf Ali of Pomona Exports, Kozhikode told that they have received a communication in this regard from the authorities in Saudi Arabian during the 2nd week of May that has led to the beginning of direct exports from the 3 airports in the State.It is important to mention that Saudi Arabia is one of the major export market of fruits and vegetables from Kerala amp; the presence of huge floating population ensures a good volume of trade from there.