Border ID changes coming June 1

first_imgWith new border crossing requirements coming on June 1, state officials are urging businesses to get enhanced identification cards for employees who regularly travel to Canada. Starting June 1, the federal Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require WHTI-approved documents for entry to the United States. That means that most U.S. citizens entering the United States by sea or land will need a passport, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document like a Vermont Enhanced Drivers License (EDL). According to Canadian government statistics for 2007, 17,500 Vermont jobs are supported by Canada–U.S. trade and Canadians made more than 765,900 visits to Vermont that year, spending $148 million here, while Vermont residents made 148,200 visits to Canada, spending $56 million.“In business, time is money,” said Kevin Dorn, Vermont Secretary of Commerce and Community Development. “An Enhanced Drivers License or Enhanced Non-Driver ID can cut down on delays in crossing the border with Canada.”“Our largest trading partner, as well as one of the most popular destinations for Vermont tourists, is Canada, specifically Quebec,” Dorn said. “An EDL makes travel to Canada much easier whether for business or pleasure.”Only Vermont residents who are also U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for an Enhanced Drivers License or ID card, and at this time they are only available at the Montpelier Department of Motor Vehicles office.An EDL/ID costs $25 in addition to the standard fees for licenses or non-driver IDs, and license fees vary by class, duration, and endorsement. A standard 4-year operator license is $40, so an Enhanced 4-year operator license would be $65.DMV staff will determine eligibility for an EDL/ID by verifying the information on the source documents submitted and conducting investigative applicant interviews to determine identity and citizenship.Obtaining an Enhanced Drivers License or ID will require, at a minimum, presentation and verification of a photo identity document; documentation showing the applicant’s date of birth; proof of the person’s social security number; and documentation showing the applicant’s name and address of principle residence.Officials from the DMV advised Vermonters to consult the department’s website and make sure they have the documentation needed.“We have had instances of people being turned away because they didn’t have the required paperwork,” said DMV Commissioner Bonnie Rutledge. “Since the process of verifying the documentation can take up to 20 minutes, waits at the DMV are a little longer and we don’t want people to spend that time waiting only to find out they don’t have proper identity documents.”last_img read more

Man United captain to spend another night in a Greek jail cell

first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire was pictured today arriving at a Greek police station for a second night behind bars after allegedly punching a police officer and then attempting to bribe his way out custody. The £85million England international was allegedly involved in a bust-up with a group of other Englishmen before becoming ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers who arrived to intervene last night on the island of Mykonos. Maguire, 27, spent the night in a cell along with two other men thought to be fellow players, aged 28 and 29, and the trio have been transferred to the neighbouring island of Syros where they will appear before the state prosecutor tomorrow on charges including aggravated assault, verbal assault and attempted bribery. The chief prosecutor told local media that he expects Maguire to make an apology at the hearing. Maguire, a father-of-two, was seen this evening being taken into Syros police station by plain-clothes officers after an hour-long ferry crossing to his new jail cell with the two other men. Police said that two of their officers suffered facial injuries during the scrap after they were allegedly hurled to the ground, punched and kicked. Maguire was yesterday pictured drinking at a pool party at SantAnna Bar with fellow United youngsters Marcus Rashford, 22, and Brandon Williams, 19, as well as Love Island star Chris Hughes, 27, and snooker player Judd Trump, 31 and his brother Joe Maguire. It is not clear if anybody at this party was with Maguire later that evening. Police today said that two groups of Englishmen were brawling outside Mykonos’ Fabrica bar in the early hours of Friday morning and when they tried to intervene they were rounded on by three men, including the centre-half. ‘When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers. There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.’ Petros Vassilakis a police spokesman said. Read Also: Ideye set to undergo medicals at Turkish Super Lig side Manchester United said in a statement: ‘The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night. ‘Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities. ‘At this time we will be making no further comment.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen, hit them with their fists and kicked them.’ The police spokesman continued. ‘I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell. They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.’ Maguire, who earns £190,000-a-week plans to cut short his holiday and return to the UK, according to a source at Manchester United. Lawyers for the club have been in contact with their player and they are awaiting clarification from police on the island over what charges he might face. ‘We are expecting more information from Mykonos as clarification is needed over exactly what happened and what charges he will face, if any.’ The lawyers said.center_img Leaked: Video Of Harry Maguire Fighting In Mykonos Greece before getting arrested.Watch video| Harry Maguire Fight Video |Retweet— ƳungƁlacMale (@DMPAUL_SR) August 21, 2020 Loading…last_img read more

United agree £59.7m Di Maria fee

first_img United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the British record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011. Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United’s Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night, but could be set for a debut in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Burnley. United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May’s Champions League final would certainly give them that. Di Maria, who will add pace and the ability to run with the ball, has been at the Bernabeu since 2010 after moving from Benfica. United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday. Van Gaal said: ”I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see. ”When the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.” He added with a smile: ”It is not only Di Maria – maybe (Arturo) Vidal or (Lionel) Messi! We are a big club.” Press Association Sport understands that the Argentinian winger will complete a medical with United on Tuesday morning and, if all goes to plan, the Barclays Premier League club will officially confirm his signing. Di Maria was absent from the Real squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening. Press Association The Sunderland game was United’s second this season and, as in the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea the previous weekend, they put in an unconvincing display. Taking a solitary point from a possible six has hardly made for the spectacular start to the Premier League campaign United fans might have hoped for after Van Gaal’s arrival over the summer. But striker Robin van Persie insists there is confidence in the camp that things will come good. Van Persie told MUTV: “We’ve played two games and only picked up one point, we would have loved to have got six points but it didn’t happen, so we have to bounce back. “I think that everyone has faith and everyone believes in the staff and players. “We have great players, and it’s just a matter of time before the points will start coming in.” Van Persie was making his return to action at the Stadium of Light after an extended break following the World Cup, where he was part of Van Gaal’s Holland side that came third in the tournament. The frontman, who played for just over 60 minutes on Sunday, said of his condition: “I feel good, I feel fit. “I had a good few weeks of training and played my first hour, so I’ll look forward to the next game.” He added: “I worked with him (Van Gaal) for two years, and he’s very clear. “He’s clear in what he asks of each player in the team every day. So, where I can, I will help the other players.” Manchester United have agreed a £59.7million fee with Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria.last_img read more

NHL trade grades: Senators win Artem Anisimov-Zack Smith deal with Blackhawks

first_imgOttawa — On a sweltering hot Tuesday in Ottawa, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion brought his own kind of heat, dealing’ veteran forward Zack Smith to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for centre Artem Anisimov.In trading Smith, the Senators sent their formerly longest-tenured roster player (612 games) to Chicago in a swap of 31-year olds that assists both teams on and off the ice. Smith joins former Sens’ associate coach Marc Crawford, who recently found a spot on Blackhawks’ head coach Jeremy Colliton’s staff. Fresh off a 15-goal, 37-point campaign with Chicago, Anisimov gives Senators’ new head coach D.J. Smith various options at the centre position while creating roster competition between Chris Tierney, Colin White and a number of the Sens’ other returning centres. Logan Brown and Filip Chlapik are also challenging for full-time spots.Smith also has the luxury of shifting Anisimov, Pageau, Tierney or White to the wing if need be.This is a win all-around for Dorion. He took full advantage of the Blackhawks tight salary cap situation. In doing so, Dorion received the best player in the trade, while saving his club a potential $1.5 million in actual dollars. NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best players availableAs with most NHL trades today, it’s as much about managing the salary cap as it is about making a fair deal that suits each team’s needs. This particular swap encapsulates both.Trade gradesBlackhawks received from OttawaForward Zack SmithSenators received from ChicagoCenter Artem AnisimovBlackhawks: BWith only $2 million remaining in cap space and RFA Brendan Perlini needing a pay raise, general manager Stan Bowman was forced to find a conventional way to free up salary. He did just that with the Anisimov trade.The Russian forward earned $4.55 million per season and had a no-movement clause during his first two years of a five-year contract he signed in July 16, but with no trade protection entering this offseason, Bowman opted to move him for Smith, whose $3.25 million AAV relieves the club of an extra $1.3 million on the salary cap.So, what does the Maple Creek, Saskatchewan native bring to the Blackhawks?Although Smith notched 25 goals in 2015-16, the left wing/centre isn’t known for his offensive side; he had nine goals and 28 points last season.A tenacious player, the 6-2, 209-pound winger, along with new acquisition Andrew Shaw from the Canadiens, lends additional grit and physicality to Colliton’s arsenal — something the Blackhawks have lacked since Shaw was originally dealt away three years ago.Smith will likely become a fixture on the Blackhawks penalty kill, having averaged the third-most shorthanded time-on-ice per game (1:49) among Senators’ forwards last season.“Obviously for us, trades like this are very difficult. Zack and myself have been in the organization for the same amount of years (11),” Dorion said of the deal. “When I was a chief scout, Zack was in our first draft when we took him. Zack’s contribution on the ice and in the community have been great. Both he and his wife, Brittany [Brodziak] are outstanding people. We wish them the best of luck in Chicago.”Ultimately, the deal gives Bowman salary cap flexibility and another bottom-6 forward that will bring physicality to the lineup.Senators: AAt his media availability prior to the draft, Dorion said “there are multiple teams facing cap issues. If we can get an asset out of them to get us where we want to be, we will.”As with the Blackhawks acquisition of Smith, Anisimov not only helps the Senators on the ice, but off the ice as well.The Rangers’ 2006 second-round pick — who was selected during which time coincidentally, Dorion was a member of their amateur scouting staff — saves the Senators $1.5 million in actual salary — providing he remains with the club the next seasons.The 6-4, 198-pound center is owed only $5 million due to a front-loaded contract on the remaining term of his contract; Smith is set to earn $6.5 million during the same two-year period. Anisimov’s cap hit of $4.55 million keeps the team above the $60.2 million floor.But for the present, Anisimov is a player who can assist Ottawa with his ability to move up and down the lineup, filling any role. The four-time 20-goal scorer is also versatile, able to play centre or wing.“We feel our pro scouts, our management group, our coaching staff are really happy with this addition,” noted Dorion. “We feel we strengthened our centreman position, and we’re a better team for it. For us, Artem fits in as one of our four centremen.MORE: Nikita Zaitsev excited for new start with Ottawa“Artem is a big, competitive centre with excellent hands and play-making ability. He plays a 200-foot game and will contribute to our depth on both special teams. We’re acquiring an experienced player who can score and at the same time is responsible in his own zone. We really like how he will fit with the makeup of our team.”Dorion also felt adding another veteran player to a team that recently inked free agents Tyler Ennis and Ron Hainsey can’t hurt.“We don’t want our team to be just a bunch of younger players. We feel that having some veteran presence will be beneficial for these younger players to grow and develop.”last_img read more