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India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, will be the first international presenter in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series being held at 4:30 p.m. July 25 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“Emerging India and Indo-American Relations” will be discussed by Mulay, a career diplomat who has been with the Indian Foreign Service for more than 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as consul general in 2013, Mulay served as high commissioner of India to Maldives and is credited with making significant progress in Indo-Maldivian relations. He previously held posts at Indian missions in Tokyo, Moscow, Port Louis, and Damascus. He also had assignments in India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Finance and was an advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat.

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Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

 

The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving in the very early hours of Sunday, Aug. 3, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. that evening at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo. All of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event. 

“Upon their arrival in Western New York they live a life of luxury,” joked event coordinator Jack Gaylor Jr. “Actually, they will be sleeping on gym floors trying to catch a few hours of sleep before getting up to rehearse all day. Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming to Buffalo.”

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Four fun-filled events, including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival — are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Guest are invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, and the event will take place rain or shine. The concert is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, chairs and blankets for their comfort.

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

 

Most applicants seeking immigration benefits must undergo a records check. This records check is often initiated through a scheduled biometrics appointment held at a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC). During the appointment, your fingerprints will be taken and electronically submitted to various government agencies’ databases. Your biometric information is captured in order to conduct a criminal background check and to also ensure that you are the same person who submitted the application for immigration benefits. 

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Niagara County Residents Speak Out Against Landfill Expansion


PORTER, NY- Niagara County residents voiced their opposition loud and clear for plans to open a second hazardous waste landfill in the Town of Porter

Eight town board members will decide if the facility comes to fruition based on criteria including the need for the facility and its impact on local wildlife and air and ground contamination.

Porter residents had the opportunity Wednesday to directly address the board and hear from waste management officials regarding the proposal. .

"The way they let stuff go at night in the air, not as bad now as it used to be, but i ended up losing my wife in [1995] because lungs so bad, stuff in the air. She was on oxygen, ended up passing away," one resident said.

Daemen Approved for Advancement in NCAA Membership Process

Daemen Approved for Advancement in NCAA Membership Process

The NCAA Division II membership committee has advanced Daemen College to Provisional Year status, President Gary A. Olson has reported. With the advancement to the Provisional Year of the membership process, Daemen is on track to being granted active member status next summer, becoming the first and only NCAA Division II institution in the Greater Buffalo Region.

“We are delighted to advance in the NCAA membership process,” Olson said. “This is a tribute not only to our excellent coaches and student-athletes but also to our hard-working athletics staff and administration.”

Benefits of progressing to the Provisional Year include use of the widely recognizable NCAA logo, as well as the College's right to officially brand itself as an NCAA Division II member.

Legendary Latin Rock Band Santana to Perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on October 11

Legendary Latin Rock Band Santana to Perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on October 11

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce that Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.

Tickets for the show start at $71 and go on sale Friday, July 18 at noon at Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. The Seneca Niagara Events Center includes two jumbo-sized high-definition screens on either side of the stage to further add to the excitement.