U.S. Department of State Announces Sports Visitors from Kenya and Nigeria To Prticipate in Track & Field Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today a track and field Sports Visitors exchange that brings 13 youth athletes and two coaches from Kenya and Nigeria to Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA., April 18-30, 2012. While in the United States, the visitors will participate in friendly track and field competitions, as well as engage in people-to-people exchanges with local youth.
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Pinson, Alabama, on Bailout from Preclearance Requirements of the Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that it has reached an agreement with Pinson, Ala., that, if approved by the court, will allow for the city to bail out from its status as a “covered jurisdiction” under the special provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and thereby exempt the city from the preclearance requirements of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.¡ If granted, this would be the first such bailout for a covered jurisdiction in Alabama.¡ The agreement is in the form of a consent decree filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.¡¡
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Meeting of the Presidents Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based Indrescom Security Technology Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 process by requiring him to present a lawful permanent resident card, despite the fact that the employee had already produced documents establishing his identity and authority to work in the United States, and not allowing him to work when he did not produce the card.¡ Indrescom Security Technology Inc. is a for-profit corporation which provides security personnel to hotels and other establishments in Puerto Rico.¡
WASHINGTON – A Miami-area resident pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in the submission of more than $200 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, announced the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
A New Castle, Del., man pleaded guilty today to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,
The Justice Department announced today that former Thomas County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Scott Law pleaded guilty today to assaulting a detainee inside of the Thomas County Jail in Thomasville, Georgia, thereby depriving the detainee of his civil rights.
Georgia Couple Convicted of Conspiring to Defraud Irs and Filing False Returns in South Florida Refund Scheme
Elmo Antonio George and Nasheba Necia Hunte, formerly from the U.S. Virgin Islands and currently residents of Villa Rica, Ga., were found guilty today by a federal jury in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and filing false individual income tax returns for 2005 and 2006, the Justice Department and the IRS announced.
Police will implement special traffic arrangement in Tuen Mun tomorrow (April 21) and April 22 from 7am to 7pm to facilitate people to go grave sweeping.
Hong Kong: Speed limit along Tuen Mun Road (Tsuen Wan and Ting Kau section) to be temporarily reduced from April 29
The speed limit will be temporarily reduced along the section of Tuen Mun Road between Tsuen Wan and Ting Kau from April 29, 2012 (Sunday) to December 18, 2014, to facilitate on-going reconstruction works on Tuen Mun Road.
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 19) foiled a drug trafficking attempt by a passenger at Hong Kong International Airport and seized about 4.6 kilogrammes of cocaine soaked in cotton, with an estimated street value of about $5.2 million. A 46-year-old man was arrested in the operation.
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:
The Government today (April 20) launched the Stage 1 Public Engagement exercise for the Review and Update of the Railway Development Strategy 2000. In addition to publishing the Our Future Railway consultation document, it will conduct activities in various districts including roving exhibitions and public forums in the coming three months to collect public opinion on long-term railway development.
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health has repeated its call for vigilance against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) after a report of enteroviral meningitis was received today (April 20).
Ahmedabad, India, April 24, 2012 — SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., today announced the completion of the first phase of