Soon, they’ll pledge allegiance to the flag …

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe 31-year-old Hernandez has lived in Canyon Country since 1991. Her green card expires next year, and her husband Gabriel encouraged her to apply for U.S. citizenship. She and others like her have spent the last two months studying the branches of the government, memorizing the name of the chief justice of the United States and learning the meaning of Independence Day. They’ll need to know those answers and other historical information for the 10-question written exam that awaits them. Students on Saturday also got a lesson on the predators waiting to prey on their desire to become Americans. There are lawyers who will lie, and people who will rip off your money with promises to help with the immigration process, warned Marv Wilk, office manager for the Greater Valley Immigration, Citizenship & Education Services. He told them to get copies of all receipts and to keep their original documents. “Wherever you go, you have to watch out,” Wilk said. NEWHALL – They came ready to party. At the celebration marking the end of their nine-week citizenship class, in the back of the classroom sat homemade flan, sweet bread and tamales. But first, the 25 Mexican, Indian and other soon-to-be American students were honored with certificates for completing the College of the Canyons course preparing them for the interview and test they’ll take to become U.S. citizens. “I wouldn’t miss this for anything,” said Sandra Hernandez as she scooted to the head of the class to accept the framed paper. Most in the room had already experienced life’s hard knocks. Dressed in a shirt with the American flag on it, Roberto Panjoj came to the United States 15 years ago from Guatemala. There was no work in his homeland, and with its history of violence, the country left him with little reason to stay. He said that in America, he found work and a better life. It’s where he met his wife Maria from El Salvador. She enrolled in the citizenship class with him. “I love this country. I was given an opportunity here,” he said. “It’s very important to me to take my citizenship.” [email protected] (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

J Lauritzen Hires Additional Bulk Carriers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: J. Lauritzen Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen has chartered additional bulk carriers as it expects dry cargo market improvements for the remainder of the year.“During the first quarter of 2018, additional bulk carriers were taken on long-term time-charter in anticipation of further dry cargo market improvements,” Mads P. Zacho, CEO of Lauritzen, said.Specifically, a total of six Handysize bulkers were taken on charter with options of extension as well as of purchase, J. Lauritzen said in its quarterly update.In 2017, seven Handysize bulk carriers were taken on medium-term, up to two years, time-charter with options for extension.The company also said that in Q1 2018 two gas carriers were reflagged to the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) and became the first J. Lauritzen owned gas carriers under Danish flag since 2003.During the first quarter of this year, J. Lauritzen recorded a negative EBITDA of 6.2 million, against a negative EBITDA of USD 7.4 million in the same period of 2017.“After the typical seasonal weakening at the beginning of the year, dry cargo markets picked up towards the end of Q1. The market for small gas carriers enjoyed the normal seasonal support, particularly the smallest size segments,” the company said.“Lauritzen Bulkers is well positioned for the expected dry cargo market improvements during the balance of the year. However, our core fleet of owned and long-term time-chartered bulk carriers committed in previous years are not expected to reach break-even until 2019,” J. Lauritzen added.In Q1, the average number of controlled bulk carriers were 83 compared to 82 in Q4 2017, while the average number of operated gas carriers reached 32 compared to 32 in Q4 2017, according to the company.last_img read more

Some stores hesitant to pull Corned Beef says sources are good

first_img Related Items:#cornedbeefbannedBahamas, #healthriskBraziliancornedbeef, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 22, 2017 – Nassau – Not all stores eager to comply with taking corned beef off their shelves.  Supermarkets say notice on the Brazilian meat ban was startling as they did not receive information right away despite announcement by the Ministry and Minister of Agriculture.Food stores interviewed said they trust their sources for the products and that they have never before had a problem.  Corned beef is a major staple in the Bahamian pantry, therefore a big seller. One owner said the issue with the Brazilian supplier, where tainted beef and poultry were found to be exported after a police investigation into government corruption, underscores the need for The Bahamas to be better at feeding itself.#MagneticMediaNews#cornedbeefbannedBahamas#healthriskBraziliancornedbeef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Iniesta praises Kantes mastery

first_imgBarcelona great Andres Iniesta hailed N’Golo Kante as the centrepiece of the Chelsea and France squadsThe 27-year-old has established himself as one of Europe’s finest midfielders over recent seasons and had been linked with a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.Kante is regarded as a dynamic and hard-working player, who’s energy and excellent ball-winning skills make him an excellent box-to-box midfielder.The Frenchman’s impressive performances have even left the likes of a renown midfield maestro like Iniesta wishing he could have played with him.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He’s a player I’d like to have had in my team for many years,” Iniesta told RMC Sport.“He’s not going to come to Japan, but he’s definitely a player I love because of the work he does on the field and the confidence he has in his game.“His mastery makes him the centrepiece of Chelsea and the France national team.”Iniesta now plays for J-League side Vissel Kobe.last_img read more

Napoli keen on signing Veretout Agent

first_imgJordan Veretout’s agent claims Napoli are keen on signing his client from Fiorentina in the summer transfer windowVeretout, 25, has been one of Viola’s star men this season with three goals and an assist, having scored eight in Serie A last season.There is plenty of interest in the French midfielder, but he won’t be moving on next month.“I won’t even talk about the transfer market when it comes to him,” Mario Giuffredi told Football Italia via Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’ll stay at Fiorentina, then in the summer, we’ll see. I think he’s destined for a career at the highest level, but January isn’t the right time for him to move.“He wants to finish the season in Florence, as does [Cristiano] Biraghi. Veretout is liked by Napoli and many other teams, but it’s pointless talking about the transfer market for these lads.”last_img read more