Tag: Winners

Federal judge’s order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

By JULIE WATSON | The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO  — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier this year. But tens of thousands of other visa lottery winners will be out of luck.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta acknowledged that his order will mean only about half of the so-called diversity visas issued normally each year will be used. He said in his ruling that he gave the State Department leniency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehta rejected a request by lawyers to order 30,000 slots be saved for people who won the lottery but hadn’t yet been vetted. With about 15,400 visas issued so far in the 2020 fiscal year that ended Wednesday, the additional 30,000 sought by advocates for the lottery winners would have brought

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Judge’s order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier this year. But tens of thousands of other visa lottery winners will be out of luck.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta acknowledged that his order will mean only about half of the so-called diversity visas issued normally each year will be used. He said in his ruling that he gave the State Department leniency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehta rejected a request by lawyers to order 30,000 slots be saved for people who won the lottery but hadn’t yet been vetted. With about 15,400 visas issued so far in the 2020 fiscal year that ended Wednesday, the additional 30,000 sought by advocates for the lottery winners would have brought the total close to the annual average of

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Judge’s order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier this year. But tens of thousands of other visa lottery winners will be out of luck.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta acknowledged that his order will mean only about half of the so-called diversity visas issued normally each year will be used. He said in his ruling that he gave the State Department leniency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehta rejected a request by lawyers to order 30,000 slots be saved for people who won the lottery but hadn’t yet been vetted. With about 15,400 visas issued so far in the 2020 fiscal year that ended Wednesday, the additional 30,000 sought by advocates for the lottery winners would have brought the total close to the annual

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SBA names Eastern Pa. Small Business Week winners | Business

Three small businesses from the tri-county area have been named among the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week Award winners. One of the businesses is located in Montgomery County, while two are in Berks County.

The Eastern Pennsylvania award winners are selected each year from among nominees located across Pennsylvania’s eastern 40 counties.

Among the award winners this year are:

Pennsylvania Business Person of the Year: Cynthia T. Gallo, president, Fiber Business Solutions Group Inc. dba G Force, Norristown; nominated by Ennio Bruno, director/federal operations, Fiber Business Solutions Group Inc.

Eastern Pennsylvania Exporter of the Year: Radius Corporation, Kutztown; Chief Executive Officer Saskia Foley; nominated by Martin Brill, program manager, International Trade, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center.

Eastern Pennsylvania District Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Moyer-Drabick & Associates Ltd., Barto; president Wendy C. Moyer-Drabick; nominated by Joseph Butera, president, Butera Business Solutions LLC.

“Each

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1K Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Join Visa Ban Fight

Law360 (September 18, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) — –EDITING–More than 1,000 individuals who won the Diversity Visa lottery lodged a last-ditch attempt on Friday to have their green cards processed ahead of a looming Sept. 30 deadline, the latest legal challenge to the president’s visa bans.

In a 1,240-page complaint, the winners of the Diversity Visa lottery — which gives 55,000 green cards to people from underrepresented nations — accuse the U.S. Department of State of sitting on their green card requests under an improper interpretation of President Donald Trump’s recent visa bans.

The suit claims that the State Department has refused to schedule interviews for lottery winners under…

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Looking for cheap UK shares to buy? I think these 3 could be big winners!

There’s no shortage of cheap UK shares to buy after this year’s stock market crash. Today I’m looking at a blue-chip giant and two mid-cap stocks that are all on offer at knockdown prices.

Covid-19, the US election and Brexit could mean markets remain volatile in the short term. However, I reckon these three cheap stocks could be big winners for investors with a long-term perspective.

UK shares to buy #1

At 633.6p, shares of FTSE 100 advertising giant WPP (LSE: WPP) are 41% down since the start of the year. This is more than double the fall of the FTSE 100 index.

WPP’s recent half-year results showed a 12% drop in revenue, and a hefty statutory loss. The latter was largely down to non-cash goodwill impairments of £2.5bn related to historical acquisitions. On an underlying basis, the group remained profitable, albeit with profits some 44% below last year’s first

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Training magazine Announces the 25 Winners of Its 2020 Emerging Training Leaders Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Training magazine named the winners of its 2020 Emerging Training Leaders awards, recognizing 25 training professionals who inspired and engaged their organizations with exceptional leadership, business acumen, and innovation. The winners have been in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated stellar leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts. These professionals will be profiled in the March 2021 issue of Training magazine and online at www.trainingmag.com, and they will be honored at an awards ceremony on February 23, 2021, at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort during the Training 2021 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.

All Emerging Training Leader candidates had to be nominated by co-workers or industry peers. Training Editorial Advisory Board members and the editor-in-chief judged the nearly 50 nominations and chose the 25 winners.

“The 2020 Emerging Training Leaders are a guiding light as they continue

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D.C. Judge Shields Diversity Visa Winners From Trump’s Travel Ban, Otherwise Upholds It

A Washington, D.C. federal judge has partially blocked the Trump Administration’s ban on green card applicants, diversity visa lottery winners, and other foreign guest workers from entering the U.S.



a man holding a sign in front of a crowd: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Hundreds of people gather outside immigration services building in Foley Square Manhattan for a "Lights for Liberty" protest against immigrant detention camps and the imminent Immigration raids by ICE on July 12, 2019. New York.


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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 12: Hundreds of people gather outside immigration services building in Foley Square Manhattan for a “Lights for Liberty” protest against immigrant detention camps and the imminent Immigration raids by ICE on July 12, 2019. New York.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta temporarily barred the federal government from applying its visa ban to diversity visa lottery winners and their relatives that would prevent them from receiving their entry papers before the September 30 deadline.

Mehta ordered the Trump administration to undertake “good faith efforts” to “expeditiously process and adjudicate” those applications and renewals by the deadline and the end of the government’s fiscal year.

The 2014 Obama appointee otherwise upheld

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