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Trump travel restriction ends Sunday; new limitations expected


Brynn Anderson/ AP President Donald Trump speaks at a project rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala.

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017|2:47 p.m.

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump is expected to announce brand-new constraints on travel to the United States as his restriction on visitors from 6 Muslim-majority nations expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into impact.

The Department of Homeland Security has advised the president sign off on brand-new, more targeted constraints on foreign nationals from countries it says choose not to share info with the U.S. or have not taken essential security safety measures.

Trump appeared to preview his intents as he spoke with press reporters on the tarmac of a New Jersey airport Sunday, stating: “the tougher the much better.”

Authorities haven’t stated which– or the number of– nations will be impacted by the new limitations, which might work as soon as Sunday.

“The acting secretary has actually advised actions that are tough which are customized, including limitations and improved screening for particular nations,” said Miles Taylor, therapist to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke.

The present restriction bars residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lack a “reputable claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from getting in the U.S.

Unlike Trump’s first travel ban, which stimulated chaos at airports across the country and a flurry of legal obstacles, authorities stated they have actually been working for months on the brand-new guidelines, in cooperation with various companies and in conversation with foreign federal governments.

The suggestions are based on a brand-new baseline developed by DHS that includes aspects such as whether nations problem electronic passports with biometric information and share information about tourists’ terror-related and criminal histories. The United States then shared those benchmarks with every country on the planet and gave them 50 days to comply.

The people of countries that refused might now face travel restrictions and more strict screening procedures that would last forever, up until their governments complied.

Trump last week required a “harder” travel ban after a bomb partially blew up on a London subway.

“The travel ban into the United States need to be far larger, harder and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!” he tweeted.

Critics have implicated Trump of overstepping his authority and breaking the U.S. Constitution’s securities versus religious bias. Trump had called for a “overall and total shutdown of Muslims getting in the United States” during his campaign.

Limitations on downtown Las Vegas sex stores loosened up


Visualized at left is Boulevard Books and Video(though the name isn’t noted on the marquee), among six adult emporiums impacted by a revised city ordinance.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017|2 a.m.

Could a facelift for a sex shop help in reducing blight in downtown Las Vegas?

It may appear counterintuitive, but Councilman Bob Coffin thinks the response is yes, and his fellow Las Vegas City board members supported the concept Wednesday with a 6-0 vote to loosen up constraints on how adult bookstores and emporiums in the downtown core can broaden or customize.

According to Casket, the original regulation was written 25 years earlier and created to securely restrict adult shops in hopes they would all “wither and die.” But they have not, so he said the city would be smart to allow them to upgrade their outdated facades for modern-day standards.

“They were too restricted by the old code,” Coffin says, “couldn’t alter look, couldn’t update the structure.”

The modified ordinance applies to simply six adult services, all which are located within two blocks of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Opportunity and Alta Drive. Just one– Boulevard Books and Video, situated at Park Paseo and the Boulevard– has revealed strategies to upgrade, as it belongs to a larger structure the owner hopes to revamp. Those strategies were authorized by the council back in February however could not move forward up until the problem of the adult shop’s compliance was solved, inspiring the modification in regulation.

If any of the other adult services want to do significant updates, they’ll have to go through the city’s preparation procedure, and locals will have the chance to provide thoughts and issues.

“There’ll be plenty of more discussions on this,” stated Coffin, whose district consists of all six effected companies.

Coffin stressed that the regulation does not green-light any additional sex shops in the location which existing shops are still limited to their existing size. Still, some people feel business shouldn’t have been given any extra freedom.

Residents near an adult store off Park Paseo have actually been singing in opposition to its redevelopment efforts. None of them spoke during the public-comment part of the conference Wednesday. Nevertheless, in a letter delivered to council, John S. Park Neighborhood Association President Dayvid Figler wrote that the code modification “sets the area to be a sex downtown” which “tattoo shops, pawn stores, payday advance loan stores and bail bonds seem to be the natural companions.”

The letter argues that these adult companies blight neighborhoods, which is why the city changed its code in 1992 to restrict them to commercial zones rather of general commercial zones located near neighborhoods.

“The major problem with these organisations is not necessarily exactly what occurs inside, but exactly what bleeds out to the residential community,” the letter reads. “Like breadcrumbs to the cottage in the wood, our neighbors find prophylactics and needles strewn throughout our area that lead straight to the one sexual service in our neighborhood.”

Casket wasn’t convinced by the invoking of utilized prophylactics and needles.

“Every $20 hooker has those things on them,” he says, “however they want to lay the blame on this service.”

The councilman noted that he lives “a couple hundred lawns away” from the Park Paseo shop. He sees the need to permit that organisation and the other five affected to enhance the look of their homes, which should assist properties located close by.

At the end of the day, he said, “It’s just a shop. Retail. You can see even worse things on the web.”

Capt. Andrew Walsh of City’s Downtown Location Command says prior to their vote, council members requested data on service contacts us to the businesses affected by the ordinance. The Park Paseo store had more calls to service than its peers, however the numbers weren’t thought about a drain on resources.

Walsh likewise kept in mind that so far this year, violent crime is down more than 15 percent in the downtown location. He attributes that to more powerful partnerships with community groups and chosen authorities.

“For me as a location commander, it has to do with balance– in between growth and advancement, no matter kind of service and the requirements of individuals who reside there,” he stated.

Greek banks to reopen; limitations continue to be

Saturday, July 18, 2015|3:38 p.m.


Greek banks are resuming Monday after a forced three-week closure, but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain.

In a decree Saturday, the Greek government kept the daily cash withdrawal limitation at 60 euros ($65) but added a weekly limit. For example, a depositor who doesn’t take out cash on Monday can take out 120 euros ($130) on Tuesday, and so on, as much as 420 euros ($455) a week.

Bank clients will still not have the ability to cash checks, just deposit them into their accounts, and will not be able to get money abroad with their credit or cash cards, only make purchases. There are also constraints on opening new accounts or activating inactive ones.

The decree likewise pushes back by a month, to August 26, the deadline for filing tax return.

The degree began the exact same day as Greece’s coalition government swore in its new, reshuffled cabinet. 5 popular dissidents from the radical left Syriza party, the senior coalition party, were replaced. 4 of them had actually voted versus an agreement with Greece’s creditors Thursday and the fifth had resigned prior to the vote.

Greece closed its banks beginning June 29 to prevent a bank run after the European Central Bank did not increase emergency financing as Greece’s second bailout expired. After the Greek Parliament passed an arrangement Thursday to seek a third bailout and associated austerity procedures required by lenders, the ECB raised its emergency moneying to the cash-strapped Greek banks.

On Friday, German lawmakers voted 439-119 in favor of opening discussions on Greece’s 3rd bailout and the EU decided to launch a short-term loan of 7.16 billion ($7.75 billion) to aid Greece pay back a loan due Monday to the ECB.

The Greek Parliament will certainly vote on more austerity steps Wednesday.