Over 250 HILLSAC Members to Participate in 2015 Marathon

first_imgThis year’s marathon might be the most crowded as compared to the 2011 and 2013 Liberia Marathons owing to lot of interests from individual athletes- active and amateur, the disabled, groups as well as foreign nationals.The Liberia Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 8.The Hill Social and Athletics Club (HILLSAC), has announced that over 250 of its members are poised to contest in the 2015 Liberia Marathon.HILLSAC’s president Odusanya Muhamed Abdulhakeed disclosed that 250 members would participate in the 10k race (from John F. Kennedy to SKD Complex). Two of their athletes are training for the 21km (13miles) race.Mr. Abdulhakeed said as November 8 comes closer, they would increase their coaches. The current coaches are Constance Williams, Peter Kollie, Zumba Emmanuel and Ansumana Varney.“We were founded in 2000 and participated in 2011 and 2013 marathons as well as the recently held Olympic Day Run,” the HILLSAC boss said.The 2015 Liberia Marathon was postponed twice owing to the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bush touts guest-worker plan

first_img But Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said that with reports of larger numbers of illegal immigrants – often estimated around 11 million – than legal immigrants, his panel would address comprehensive change. “It is a matter of very, very substantial urgency,” he said. Mexico said Tuesday that any U.S. immigration reform plan would have to “recognize the contributions of migrants” and take into consideration those already living north of the border, but appeared to cautiously praise the position laid out by the Bush administration. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bush last year introduced a plan that would allow undocumented workers to get three-year work visas. They could extend that for another three years, but would then have to return to their home countries for a year to apply for a new work permit. The president called his proposal a necessity for an economy that needs employees for jobs many Americans don’t want. “I’m going to work with members of Congress to create a program that can provide for our economy’s labor needs without harming American workers, without providing amnesty and that will improve our ability to control our borders,” Bush said. Seeking to mollify balky Republicans, Bush emphasized border-control measures. He said the bill he signed would help in deporting illegal immigrants and would provide more border patrol agents, new immigration-fighting technologies and expanded detention centers. GOP leaders in both the House and Senate have suggested that Congress should first take up the enforcement issue, putting off debate on the more complex issues of undocumented workers and the demand for low-skilled labor in this country. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Tuesday argued for his temporary worker plan for foreigners, hoping to win over skeptical conservatives with get-tough promises about illegal immigration. “We’re going to get control of our borders and make this country safer for all our citizens,” said Bush. He commented as he signed into law a $32 billion homeland security bill that has large increases for patrolling borders but fewer grants for local first responders and a freeze in transit security funding. Hours earlier, administration officials appeared on Capitol Hill to promote the guest worker plan, saying action is needed beyond improving border patrols to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. “We’re going to need more than just brute enforcement,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “We’re going to need a temporary worker program as well.” last_img read more