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U.S. Embassy in Cuba to Reopen

U.S. Embassy in Cuba to Reopen

 

President Barack Obama recently announced that the United States and Cuba will soon reopen embassies in each other’s countries. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer to take part in re-establishing the embassy there. While diplomatic relations are set to be re-established on July 20, there is not a firm date set for either country’s opening ceremony or Kerry’s travel. 

The new embassies will also provide a new way to obtain visas or passports. The embassies will replace the current arrangement where consular services are provided by the U.S. and Cuban Interests Sections of the Swiss embassies in Havana and Washington, respectively. 

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Niagara University Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

Niagara University Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.

The students selected for the internship – Bethany Bouthillier, Erin Burns, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Tara Topolski and Tyler Van Leeuwen – represent an interdisciplinary cross-section of academic majors: teacher education, business administration and French.

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

Western New York Land Conservancy Opens Stella Niagara Preserve to the Public

 

On Tuesday morning, July 7, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve cut a ribbon to open the Stella Niagara Preserve to the public and to celebrate the hundreds of supporters who made the creation of the preserve a reality. The Land Conservancy purchased the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve property from the Sisters of St. Francis at the end of May after a successful multi-year campaign that raised more than $3 million for the project. 

USCIS Issues Warning Regarding Caller ID Scam

USCIS Issues Warning Regarding Caller ID Scam

 

USCIS recently released a statement warning about fraudulent phone calls from individuals posing as USCIS officials. Using a technique called “Caller ID spoofing,” sophisticated scammers have been making calls using Caller ID aliases that display misleading or inaccurate phone numbers. During these phone calls, the scammers have been requesting personal information and identifying “issues” in the call recipient’s immigration records. They then make threats (e.g. deportation) and often demand that the call recipient makes a money transfer to correct these issues. Even worse, many of these scammers already possess the personal information of their targets.

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TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

 

Now that summer is finally here, where you can you escape for an inexpensive but life-affirming getaway on less than a tank of gas? All roads lead to nearby London, Ontario, and TD Sunfest, where for four admission-free days (July 9-12) you can savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba, Scotland, Ukraine and beyond.

NOCO announces sponsorship of Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015

NOCO announces sponsorship of Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015
NOCO announced today its $15,000 contribution to support the Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015, July 18 & 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  Presented by the 914th Airlift Wing, the 107th Airlift Wing and the Niagara Military Affairs Council, the Thunder of Niagara Air Show is free to the public with gates opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday of the show. 

“Thunder of Niagara Air Show is a tremendous opportunity to create awareness and remind local residents about the economic importance of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to the Western New York community,” said NOCO President James D. Newman. “NOCO is excited to be a part of this fun-filled family event that inspires patriotism and showcases our country’s servicemen and women.”

 

World Record attempt at Taste of Lockport


LOCKPORT, NY – Sunday's weather was perfect for the 15th annual Taste of Lockport.

This year's event featured 25 vendors from across Western New York. But something made this year's event stand out from the rest: an attempt on a Guinness world record.

Radio Station 92.9 Jack FM tried to get enough people to break the record title for the most people singing on a live radio broadcast.

Sunday's event gathered together 2,511 would-be record breakers.

Michael Empric, from the Guinness Book of World Records, was there to officiate. "The record for most people singing on a live radio broadcast was just broken in London on June 29 by Barkley Card," he said. "So they're actually trying to break that record today. It's a high goal but we never want record attempts to be easy."