Leader says Serbia is proud to give citizens Chinese vaccine

first_imgBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s leader says he is proud his country became the first in Europe to give its population the COVID-19 vaccine product made in China. President Aleksandar Vucic expressed his gratitude to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday for the 1 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine delivered to Serbia. Vucic said that by receiving the jabs, “the citizens of our country expressed deep trust in the Chinese vaccine and with that also in the Chinese state and Chinese experts.” Last year, Vucic kissed the Chinese flag when China delivered masks and other protective equipment and he criticized the European Union for an alleged lack of solidarity at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Binghamton University offers resources to help students adjust to virtual classes

first_imgJulia Milewski, the Assistant Director for Student Transition and Success, and Success Coach, says the center is there for all types of students’ needs like time management, study skills, and tutoring, just to name a few. Milewski also stressed the importance of staying engaged, especially at a time when continuously being online and on zoom conference calls can be fatiguing. VESTAL (WBNG) — As college students continue to navigate through the fall semester, Binghamton University is reminding its students that the school has many resources available to help with the transitions.center_img She also highlighted other initiatives the University is offering to connect students both from off and on campus, and stresses the importance of using the University’s resources.last_img read more

Take a holistic path on immigration plan

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI suggest that the resolution of America’s immigrant problems requires a more holistic approach. Patches have proven totally ineffective. Immediately initiate reform of E-verify. Assure prosecution of all violators. Undocumented workers and those who hire them have been nearly immune to prosecution. That must end.Use the threat of E-verify to induce the desirable heard-working but illegal immigrants to come in out of the shadows. Offer periodically renewable permanent green cards based on a documented work history and good behavior.That would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify the remaining undocumented individuals as probable subjects for deportation. Many of the remaining people could find refuge from deportation because of student status or supporting family ties and could be provided alternate identification cards.Use this “carrot and stick” approach as a basis to begin a bipartisan debate to develop comprehensive immigrant legislation. It could spark an interest in all political factions to work on a comprehensive solution to a problem long festering in the United States.The multitude of benefits, both to our immigrants and the prosperity of our country, would be manifold.Wallace J. HughesCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Pets of the week: 8-11-2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.– Meet Phebe! She’s a two–year–old mix who’s still got some growing to do. She was brought in as a stray not long ago, and gets skittish around men. Otherwise, she’s a cheerful girl. She loves running around and cuddling with people she trusts. Next, meet whopper. Whopper is about three–and–a–half years old and is recovering from surgery. His tail was beyond repair when he was brought in, so the vets at the Humane Society decided to amputate it. He’s adapting quite well to his new balance, and though he’s still a bit shy, he’s fond of being petted by people he likes. Finally, take a look at Pumpkin. She’s gotten slightly bigger since we saw her two weeks ago. She’s somehow gotten more energetic, too; she darts around like nobody’s business and is very fond of grabbing onto toys. Pumpkin is looking for a high–energy buddy who can keep up with her.If you’re interested in adoption, visit huronhumanesocietyinc.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local organization receives complaints about stolen yard signsNext Gaylord man found deceased in Montmorency Countylast_img read more