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Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.
 

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Mount St. Mary’s receives "Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" for Stroke Care

Mount St. Mary’s receives "Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" for Stroke Care

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes Mount St. Mary’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.  Mount St. Mary’s is a New York State Designated Stroke Center.

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.  

Niagara Academy Helps Out Lockport Cares

Niagara Academy Helps Out Lockport Cares

Students at the Niagara Academy have been studying global issues with teacher Diana Fallon.  “We have been talking about the issue of homelessness and the students wanted to do something to help.  So we got in touch with Lockport Cares to see what they needed.” 

The organization runs a shelter and told the class they were in need of personal items for the people who stay there.  The students came back with boxes of items that could be donated.  Jahon said that he was glad to help others.  “It was nice to help those in need and I had a lot of this stuff around the house, so I brought it in.” Ms. Fallon said she is proud of all the students who participated.  We have very generous students here and they like helping others.” 

 

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Orleans/Niagara BOCES Newfane Learning Center Gets Moving

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Newfane Learning Center Gets Moving

Judi Gewand’s Orleans/Niagara BOCES class at the Newfane Learning Center starts their daily routine with dancing.  “Some of my students struggle with health issues like obesity and diabetes along with their other challenges.  We have a couple of students in class who are well over a normal BMI,” says Mrs. Gewand.  “We are obviously aware of Mrs. Obama’s campaign “Let’s Move” and we thought why not incorporate that into our daily routine here in school.” 

NF Grandmother: Police Report Proves Granddaughter Was Bullied


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A Niagara Falls family showed 2 On Your Side a police document that they say proves their point about a pattern of bullying that lead up to a fight. The fight between two teenage girls was recorded on a cell phone and started circulating social media, and eventually led to charges for the mother of one of the girls.

Martha Seaberry recovered the Niagara Falls police report that was filed in September of 2013. Within the report it states Martha's granddaughter had been repeatedly harassed. The report states a young female suspect pulled her granddaughter off her bicycle, punched her in the head and kicked her while she was on the ground.

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will be a popular place during the month of May, with several special events filling the calendar.

May charges out of the gate with a Kentucky Derby Spring Hat Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Festivities will include a delicious meal, auction, fashion show, hat contest and much more. The basket auction will start at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling BNHV at 689-1440 or online at www.bnhv.org.