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Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

 

The National Visa Center, or NVC, previously only handled inquiries in regards to immigrant visas, for example employment- or marriage-based green card applications. However, beginning on Jan. 12, 2015, the NVC also became the domestic point of contact for nonimmigrant visa cases such as a visitor visa (B-1/B-2) or intra-company transferee visa (L). 

The NVC reports that this change has been made in order to improve the efficiency and consistency of responses to the public. In this same effort, the NVC has also upgraded its phone system to provide better service to customers. 

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

Lancaster police issue coyote alert


LANCASTER, NY - The Lancaster Police Department is issuing an alert to residents about coyotes after several of the canines have been spotted in the town.

Police say people who have small kids and animals should be watchful of them when outdoors. But a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologist says coyotes are not anything to be afraid of. Some people might be alarmed by the sight of them but they are rarely aggressive and more likely to be afraid of people than people are afraid of them.

Lancaster Police say they want to know if residents see coyotes that do not appear to be afraid of people.

They are active both during the daytime and the night. This time of year is their breeding season and that's why people may be seeing more of them on the move.


Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

 

Many people who have been convicted of crimes in the past are ultimately granted a “pardon,” “discharge” or other forms of record-expungement by their government. Accordingly, these individuals are often under the impression that these mechanisms “wipe their record clean.” For U.S. immigration purposes, however, this is not the case.

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program in order to aid in U.S.-Canada business travel. The program would streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. 

The program will be designed to:

• Make adjudications more efficient and less costly; and

'The Delavan': Salvatore's new hotel on Transit Road


LANCASTER, NY - We are getting a look at renderings for a new hotel at one of the area's best known restaurants.

Salvatore's on Transit Road will soon start construction on a boutique hotel.

Joseph and Paula Salvatore released a picture Friday of the hotel attached to the restaurant in Lancaster.

They say it should open in the fall and it will be called "The Delavan" in honor of the original Salvatore's Restaurant on Delavan Avenue in Buffalo.