NEED TO GET OR RENEW YOUR PASSPORT Wilmington Library Boston Passport Agency

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Need a new passport? Visit the Passport Day Event at the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9am to 1pm.Presented by the Boston Passport Agency and the Library, the event is open to everyone. Walk-ins are welcome, but to schedule an appointment in advance, email your name and phone number to BostonPassportDay@state.gov.To apply for a U.S. Passport Book and/or card, attendees must bring a completed U.S. Passport Application or U.S. Password Renewal Application (which can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov), Citizenship Evidence, Photocopy of Citizenship Evidence, Identification, Photocopy of Identification, Passport Photo, and Check or Money Order For Payment. Please see the flyer below for specifics as to what exactly to bring. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEED TO GET OR RENEW YOUR PASSPORT? Wilmington Library & Boston Passport Agency To Hold Passport Event On May 12In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For May 12, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Memorial Library Receives $7,500 Federal Grant To Provide Programs On Healthy AgingIn “Community”last_img read more

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After Outcry Judge Delays Sanctions In Immigration Case

first_imgLexey Swall/TexasTribuneTomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.The Texas-based judge that last year put a hold on President Obama’s executive order on immigration decided on Tuesday to also suspend a controversial punishment he had recently issued to the administration’s attorneys.U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen asserted in May that the federal government’s attorneys intentionally misled his court during last year’s proceedings over the Obama administration’s order on immigration, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.As punishment, Hanen ordered the government’s attorneys to attend ethics classes in the 26 states that filed suit while directing the Department of Justice to turn over the names and confidential information of about 50,000 undocumented immigrants he said benefited from the administration’s plan prematurely.On Tuesday, however, Hanen put his own order on hold and instead scheduled a status conference on the issue for August. The decision came after critics blasted Hanen’s order as a potential breach of privacy for the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants.“Judge Hanen was very thoughtful in the way he approached the idea that the 50,000 [deferred action] recipients are really innocent bystanders in this,” said Nina Perales, the vice president of litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF.Perales’ group represents three South Texas mothers who intervened in the immigration case, which has been put on hold since Hanen stopped it in February 2015. His decision was upheld twice by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the case was argued in April before the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to issue a decision later this month.Perales said the case related to Hanen’s May order could hinge on what the high court decides on the immigration case.“We’ll be checking in (in August) on whether or not there was a Supreme Court decision, which way it goes, what remains of the case and what to do about the sanctions issue,” she said.Perales added that despite Tuesday’s ruling, Hanen doesn’t appear eager to dismiss the matter altogether.“It’s clear he is still very upset about what he sees as misconduct,” she said. MALDEF has also asked the 5th Circuit to stop the order outright, a request the group said it would continue to pursue.Hanen’s decision comes after the National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project and the ACLU of Texas filed a separate request to the 5th Circuit to order Hanen to halt his sanctions.Edgar Saldivar , the senior staff attorney at ACLU of Texas, said his group is in a holding pattern following Tuesday’s decision, but added Hanen’s stay is a victory for immigrants and their supporters.“From my standpoint, and the ACLU standpoint, this is a victory for a group of young immigrants who decided to fight back to protect their privacy rights,” he said.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/06/07/judge-puts-hold-sanctions-issued-immigration-case/. Sharelast_img read more

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Virgin Trains say they will run most trains as union announces strike

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA train operator has said it will attempt to run as many trains as possible as a railway workers union announced six 24 hour strikes over the course December and January. Rail Union RMT, which represents non-driver staff at Virgin West Coast including managers, catering and others, announced the strike as part of an ongoing pay dispute with the railway operator. The Virgin Trains West Coast franchise runs trains to Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe and Stafford to destinations including Manchester, London and other major cities. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members on Virgin West Coast are striking for workplace equality and workplace justice. “All our members are demanding is a suitable and equal offer to that given to drivers to buy out their claim for a reduction in the base working week. “We have made it clear to the company that the inequality and underhanded approach of Virgin will be fought tooth and nail. We will not accept our members being dealt with less favourably than others. “The message needs to get through to Sir Richard Branson on his luxury island retreat in the sunshine that those who are financing his lifestyle through their hard graft have had enough and are prepared to fight for justice in their workplaces. “The union remains available for talks.” Read MoreHeavy frost and temperature won’t get much above freezing all tomorrow Phil Whittingham, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the west coast, said he felt Virgin had made ‘generous’ offers to RMT staff – and that the operator aimed to minimise disruption to passengers. He said: “The RMT leadership is attempting to cause disruption when many will want to travel by train to spend time with loved ones. “We have explored a generous 3.6% pay increase, however the trade union’s leadership is insisting on 4%, double the two percent average increase seen across the UK this year. Read MoreCity council leader to step down due to failing eyesight “We know how important it is for friends and families to get together over the festive season, so we will keep the majority of our trains running with fully-trained staff onboard and at stations. We remain open to continuing talks with the RMT.” The six following six strikes are set to take place between: • 0001 and 2359 Friday December 15 2017 • 0001 and 2359 Friday December 22 2017 • 0001 and 2359 Friday January 5 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Monday January 8 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Friday January 26 2018 • 0001 and 2359 Monday January 29 2018last_img read more

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U by Uniworld plans to double its fleet add Asia cruises

first_img TORONTO — Following the successful inaugural sailing of ‘The B’, U by Uniworld has announced expansion plans: the Millennial-focused cruise line has set its sights on Asia with plans to sail the Mekong River with a third ship. A fourth ship is also expected in due course. No launch dates have been set at this time.Petra Nemcova, U by Uniworld’s ‘Guardian Angel’ and former Victoria’s Secret supermodel participates in a drum circle aboard The B’s maiden voyage along the Seine with Brett Tollman, global CEO of The Travel Corporation.“We’re thrilled to make history with the launch of U by Uniworld and introduce a whole new generation to river cruising,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “It’s very exciting to see this vision come to life and to have such influential, well-travelled young people onboard to experience it for the first time. There has been such tremendous interest for The B and The A and we’re excited to bring this innovative concept to more destinations.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureThe B debuted in Paris on Oct. 7 and set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with social media influencers, travel agents and contest winners all onboard to get a sneak peek of the first river cruise ship designed specifically for cruise passengers ages 21 – 45.The B was renamed following extensive renovations and design changes of Uniworld’s River Baroness ship. Following the renaming ceremony, guests on the preview voyage danced the night away, then relaxed in subsequent days with yoga and camping on the top deck and mixology, impressionist paint and wine classes.The B Suite (photo courtesy of U by Uniworld)Offshore, guests experienced some of U’s unique, immersive excursions, such as a panoramic breakfast on a Gastronome bus, treasure hunt at the Louvre, secret tour of Versailles and a Paris City Roofs tour.With capacity for up to 120 passengers per voyage, The B has four Suites, 26 Balcony Bedrooms, 29 Studio Bedrooms and two Studios Bedrooms with triple occupancy, all with waterfront views and equipped with built-in Bluetooth speakers.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterA pioneer in sustainable tourism, U offers organic BeeKind amenities in all rooms, uses WhatsApp and email for internal communication (doing away with the traditional paper daily itineraries common on cruise ships), displays menus on screens in the bar and restaurant and has a Press Reader app for guests to receive news onboard.U by Uniworld is also creating an app that will connect travellers before, during and after their trips together, which will debut in March 2018 ahead of the first bookable sailings.Sailings on The B and U’s second ship, The A, start in April 2018 with prices starting from US$200 per person, per day. Four eight-day itineraries – The Seine Experience, Rolling on the Rhine, Germany’s Finest and The Danube Flow – will sail along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Seine Rivers, with overnight stops and longer stays available in major cities including Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam and Budapest.U by Uniworld will also offer two five-day holiday itineraries – Dashing Through The Danube and A Merry Little Christmas Cruise – during the holiday season.The B Restaurant (photo courtesy of U by Uniworld) Tags: Uniworld << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img U by Uniworld plans to double its fleet, add Asia cruises Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Posted bylast_img read more

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