6-year-old girl heard asking through tears to call family is reunited with mother

first_imgKHOU(HOUSTON) — A 6-year-old girl whose voice shone a spotlight on the heartbreaking plight of separated families when she was captured on audio asking to call her relatives has finally been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were reunited in the wee hours of Friday morning at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.The two appeared during a news conference later Friday with supporters surrounding the two. Madrid and her lawyer drove five hours overnight to meet Alison at the airport around 3 a.m.“It has been a pleasure to be with my daughter,” Madrid said Friday through a translator. “I am happy. … We are together. It was so beautiful, the moment that I saw her.”In June, the two were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as they fled El Salvador. According to Madrid’s immigration lawyer Thelma Garcia, Alison was sent to a detention center in Phoenix while Madrid was kept in Texas. Madrid said she did not speak to her daughter for nine days after the separation.The mass separations have been a result of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. A judge recently ordered that all children are to be reunited with their parents by July 26.Madrid said she was detained for a month and a day.“When I first met her (Cindy) she was so emotional. That’s all she could talk about obviously was the separation. She just described to me [what happened at the border]. … Her child’s name was called out. She walked up to the officer and she literally handed over the child, thinking she was going to go too. And another officer came and took her (Cindy) away,” Garcia said during a news conference Thursday.Alison’s voice could be heard on audio released by ProPublica in June, telling agents that she had her relative’s phone number memorized.“Are you going to call my aunt so that when I’m done eating she can pick me up?” Alison could be heard saying.She was eventually able to contact her aunt via phone and speak to her. Madrid reportedly heard the audio of Alison’s voice and recognized her. Garcia said Madrid then went through a vetting process and had DNA testing done to be reunited with her daughter.Madrid said Friday that she was incredibly proud of Alison and “very thankful” to the person who had sneaked the audio out of the detention center.“Her (Alison’s) voice is what, I think, exploded the Trump administration policy of separating the families and keeping it quiet,” Garcia said. “Had that audio not been sneaked out and not been brought forward the way it was, nobody would have actually known.”Garcia said Friday that Madrid had posted a bond and would be appearing in front of a judge at a date that had not yet been set. Garcia said Madrid would be seeking asylum along with Alison. For now, she said, the two will live with Madrid’s sister in Houston.“We don’t know how fast the case will proceed. … We’ve got a long fight ahead of us,” Garcia said. “The fight is still on.”Madrid said, through a translator, during the news conference Friday that she and Alison had come to the US to get a better life. She said that she’d been seeking safety for her child and encouraged parents in situation similar to hers to “keep fighting.”“Do not give up,” she said. “It’s a hard journey. … But, there is hope. … The law can change.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Feds charge DC-area man accused of plotting to ram stolen truck into pedestrians, sources say

first_imgkrblokhin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have charged a man they believe was plotting to ram a stolen truck into pedestrians at the National Harbor development in Maryland, just outside the nation’s capital, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.The Justice Department is expected to announce details from the case later Monday.This is a developing story. Please check back updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

The sedimentary record of the last glaciation in the western Bellingshausen Sea (West Antarctica): Implications for the interpretation of diamictons in a polar-marine setting

first_imgUpper Quaternary marine sediments recovered from the West Antarctic continental margin are characterized by a distinct lithological succession allowing the reconstruction of past environmental changes. Massive, homogenous diamictons were deposited elsewhere on the margin during the last glacial period, when grounded ice masses advanced across the shelf. Sedimentological investigations using a multi-proxy approach and examination of the margin topography suggest that during this time a deformation till and subsequently a glaciomarine till were deposited on the shelf, while glaciogenic debris flows were deposited on the slope and rise. The comparison of the clay mineral assemblages in the matrix of the diamictons with clay mineral assemblages of potential source areas reveals distinct pathways of grounded ice flow on the shelf. Lithogenic sandy muds overlying the diamictons were deposited by meltwater flows and/or marine currents on the shelf, and by turbidity currents and marine currents on the slope and rise, respectively. The sedimentation of the sandy muds denotes a deglaciation stage, when grounded ice started to retreat from the shelf, but semi-permanent sea-ice coverage still hampered biological productivity. Bioturbated, foraminifer-bearing sediments were deposited in a glaciomarine setting during the present interglacial period, when sea-ice cover was only seasonally present and a marine current related to the southern boundary of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current winnowed the seafloor on the outer shelf, slope and rise.last_img read more


first_img49, passed away on December 15, 2017. He was born and raised in Bayonne before residing in Front Royal, Virginia for 10 years and was living in Millville, N.J. for the past year. He was the safety manager for the Omni Bakery in Millville. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Carol (nee: Fredericks) Gronczewski. Husband of Nancy (nee: McMorrow) Gronczewski. Brother of Nancy Gronczewski and her husband Joseph Giovanni. Uncle of Joseph Richard Giovanni. Nephew of Fred and Beverly Gronczewski, Edward Gronczewski, Louis and Louise Fredericks and Tom Dunning. Also survived by his cousins, Michael and Elizabeth Dunning and Jason Fredericks. S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

Community Foundation of Elkhart County makes education grants

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Tommie Lee – January 12, 2021 0 196 WhatsApp Twitter Community Foundation of Elkhart County makes education grants Pinterest Pinterest (Photo supplied/Goshen College) The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has invested almost $700,000 into a trio of education efforts.The Foundation, part of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors, has awarded more than $692,000 in Career Pathway grants to three nonprofits that are central to the county’s education and development of career pathways.$170,000 went to ETHOS for STEM Activation support. $200,000 went to Horizon Educational Alliance, and the rest to a pair of separate grants for programs through Goshen College.The grants were approved in December. Google+ Google+ Previous articleHoosier State has placed $2 billion in bets since online wagering beganNext articleFormer Michigan Governor among those named after new Flint water investigation Tommie Leelast_img read more

Elyounoussi hat-trick eases pressure on Lennon

first_imgMohamed Elyounoussi scored a hat-trick as Celtic cruised past Motherwell 4-1 at Fir Park to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Neil Lennon.- Advertisement –last_img

Man Utd beat Arsenal to go top – Women’s Super League round-up | Football News

first_imgBethany England scored twice for Chelsea with Pernille Harder also on the scoresheetImage:Bethany England scored twice for Chelsea with Pernille Harder also on the scoresheet United controlled possession in the first half, nullifying Arsenal’s front three – including the WSL’s all-time top goalscorer Vivianne Miedema – in the process.World Cup winners and summer signings Tobin Heath and Christen Press demonstrated some sublime link-up play in the early stages, the latter American coming closest to scoring.Looking to inject some much-needed energy into the match, Arsenal’s Joe Montemurro brought on Kim Little and Jill Roord, but it was not enough to get on the scoresheet.- Advertisement – Brighton were without head coach Hope Powell and assistant Amy Merricks, both self-isolating after being in close contact with a member of their back-room staff who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, but almost equalised in the 90th minute when Emily Simpkins’ long-range effort was saved by Lisa Weiss.Villa, though, finished them off two minutes later as Petzelberger scored with a beautiful chipped finished.Emily Van Egmond’s header also gave West Ham their first win in the WSL this season as they edged out Birmingham 2-1.Birmingham went in front after nine minutes. Mollie Green played a through-ball from her own half to Claudia Walker, whose shot from just inside the area found the bottom left-hand corner of the net.West Ham hit back shortly before half-time. Rachel Daly played a short free-kick to Adriana Leon on the edge of the area. Leon’s cross was flicked on by Martha Thomas and Walker headed into her own net.Daly was involved again in West Ham’s winner as her floated ball in picked out Van Egmond in the area and the Australian sent a header inside the left post. Bethany England rounds Sandy MacIver to scoreImage:Bethany England rounds Sandy MacIver to score Chelsea avenged their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Everton with a win at Kingsmeadow.Two goals in three second-half minutes from Bethany England put the game to bed for the Blues and enabled them to leapfrog Everton into third place in the table.- Advertisement – Anita Asante scores for Aston Villa in their first WSL win of the seasonImage:Anita Asante scores for Aston Villa in their first WSL win of the season Chelsea took advantage of a goalkeeping error from Sandy MacIver to take a 15th-minute lead. England blocked an attempted clearance from MacIver and the ball fell into the path of Ji So-yun, who brought the ball under control andfired into the bottom left corner from 20 yards out.England gave the home side breathing space after 73 minutes when she picked up a ball from Maren Mjelde on the edge of the penalty area and drilled home.And three minutes later the game was over when Erin Cuthbert fired a shot against the crossbar and England reacted quickest to head the ball into the net. Chelsea wrapped it up in the seventh minute of stoppage time as Denmark international Pernille Harder struck the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the box.Newly-promoted Aston Villa claimed their first win of the WSL season as second-half goals from Anita Asante and Ramona Petzelberger saw off Brighton 2-0.Gemma Davies’ side had chances to break the deadlock in the first period at the People’s Pension Stadium, with Jodie Hutton unable to take advantage of a one-on-one with Albion goalkeeper Megan Walsh and Stine Larsen denied by a post just before the break.Villa went in front in the 59th minute as summer signing Asante lofted an effort into the net from the edge of the area. Manchester United took over at the top of the WSL table on Sunday as a late goal from Ella Toone sealed a 1-0 win over Arsenal.It took 82 minutes for Casey Stoney’s side to break the deadlock as substitute Jess Sigsworth made a beautiful run before passing to team-mate Toone, who drove the ball into the net with a low finish.- Advertisement – Arsenal’s Lotte Wubben-Moy saw the only yellow card awarded for a rash tackle on Leah Galton in the 51st minute. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison

first_img Sean KearnsSunday 14 Jun 2020 9:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Bukayo Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Bukayo Saka’s future will come on the left wing, despite his early promise in a full-back role at the Emirates.The teenager has been one of the few positives of Arsenal’s campaign and he grabbed an opportunity to play at left-back with both hands after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.Saka has spent close to a decade at the club and played on the flank as he came through the academy but he’s provided eight assists and scored four goals from his new-found role in defence.With players like Dani Alves, Marcelo and Trent-Alexander Arnold proving valuable attacking assets in recent years, the full-back role has become one of the most important positions for attacking teams.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison Comment Ian Wright is desperate for Saka to stay (Picture: DAZN)Ashley Cole came through the Gunners’ academy as a forward player but found a home at left-back when he broke into the first team and the England international was the best in his position for a period of five years between 2005 & 2010.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For me he’s a better winger,’ Wright told DAZN. ‘It’s just because of his ability and how good he is that he can play that position. Ashley turned out to be one of the best full-backs in the world but this guy is better further forward.’Saka has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and the Gunners are yet to make progress in negotiations over a new deal.The teenager’s representatives believe he deserves a deal that better represents his status as a first team player and Wright believes they are taking the right strategy, citing Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what can be earned. ‘He’s right him and his representatives to hold out as best they can because he’s the future of the club,’ continued Wright.‘They cannot afford to let a player like this leave, When you look at what Callum Hudson-Odoi has done and he’s a year younger. The contract he signed, Saka’s representatives will be saying: ‘Why should I sign for any less?’ ‘I believe he will sign but I do think him and his reps are doing the right thing by dragging it out to get the best deal they can. Arsenal is the right place for him at the moment.’MORE: Edu explains why Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the toughest player he ever had to marklast_img read more

San Remigio farmers receive hand tractors

first_img“We will immediately use these hand tractors to prepare our farms for the first cropping season,” she said. Piano assured the DA-6 officials they will take good care of the farming equipment because it will be a big help to their activities. SAN JOSE, Antique – San Remigio town farmers in this province are grateful to the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 for providing them farming equipment. Piano said the arrival of the hand tractors is timely as rainy season has just set-in on their areas. The provision of the hand tractors with implements is one of the priority interventions identified by the two associations from barangays Osorio-I and Lapak during their community needs assessment. These villages produce corn, peanut and upland rice. Personnel of the Department of Agriculture in Region 6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program deliver two units of hand tractor with prime mover and implements to farmers in San Remegio, Antique. DA SAAD WESTERN VISAYAS FB The hand tractors were part of the 2019 rice production intervention package of the project. Osorio-I Farmers Association president Norilyn Piano and the members of the Kababaihan Bulig sa Kauswagan, Inc. were thankful for the delivery of two hand tractors with prime movers and implements done by DA-6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program last June 30. (With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more

Batesville Bulldogs Basketball Awards

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs recently held their Basketball awards banquet.The following awards were earned:Ripley County All Tournament Team: Austin Siefert, Robert Raver, Colt Meyer, Isaac Barker (MVP)HBCA Academic Honors Court: Tristian LamppertEIAC All Conference: Robert Raver and Isaac BarkerRebounding Ball: Robert RaverCarl Shane Free Throw Award: Isaac BarkerCaptain Award: Isaac Barker, Robert Raver: Trey HeidlageBatesville Basketball Alumni Award: Tristian LamppertJon Saner Dedication and Courage Award: Isaac BarkerBulldog Award: Robert RaverMVP: Isaac BarkerCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.last_img read more

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