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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Fox is on a four-day visit to the Western United States, with stops in Washington, Utah and Los Angeles. His visit to Sacramento came on the same day the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill that, among other things, calls for a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants if they pay a fine and learn English. It also would create a guest-worker program and require the building of a fence along the border. Congress must now reconcile significant differences between the Senate bill and a House measure passed in December. Fox did not address elements of the bill that some immigration advocates in America object to, such as the fence. He said Mexico has a shared responsibility on immigration and border security, while respecting human rights and fighting human smuggling and trafficking. He also acknowledged that Mexico has a responsibility to improve its own economy and generate jobs so Mexicans will be less interested in fleeing their homeland. Fox, whose six-year term ends in December, met privately with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, their first meeting since the governor took office, and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles. He is scheduled to meet today with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. He declined a requested meeting with Assembly Republican Leader George Plescia, R-San Diego, citing a lack of time. About a dozen Republican lawmakers boycotted the speech in protest of Mexican policies, believing Fox has not done enough to stem the tide of illegal migrants from his country. Other Republicans who attended either declined to applaud or wore buttons that said “No m s” (no more). “I don’t believe I need to hear from somebody who wants his people to come here illegally,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, who boycotted the speech. “And yet isn’t doing things in his country to empower people to make money there and provide a good education, the things that his constituency needs in Mexico. That’s why they come here.” She and other Republicans also object to the Mexican government’s refusal to extradite murder suspects who could be facing the death penalty in the United States. Nu ez praised the Mexican president, saying he has a commitment to strong relations with California. “I believe that we have an obligation not to allow immigration to be an issue that polarizes our state, our nation and our relationship with our most important trading partner,” Nu ez said. Schwarzenegger said he planned to address three topics with Fox – trade, immigration and the environment. He said he would not take a confrontational tone, as some conservatives would like to see, but would engage in cooperative discussions about working together on common issues. “Mexico is our friend,” Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. “We will have an open discussion with President Fox of how can we work together in order to solve the problems of our environment, our immigration and border-security problems, and also how do we work together to make our industries flourish, and how to make our economy boom even more.” Schwarzenegger noted that Mexico is California’s top trading partner, and that Mexican tourists spent $1.5 billion here last year. Schwarzenegger said he is prepared to allow the use of the California National Guard to patrol the border, as President George W. Bush has proposed, but he has questions and concerns about who pays for the operation and how long it would last. He also planned to talk with Fox about ways to stop the building of illegal tunnels under the border. Schwarzenegger said more than 40 tunnels, some of them large enough to drive a truck through, have been discovered since 2001 for use in smuggling of drugs and illegal immigrants. Villaraigosa said he will emphasize in his meeting with Fox how Mexico and the city can help each other economically and deal with the immigration issue. “Mexico is an important trading partner with Los Angeles and I want to see us do even more,” Villaraigosa said, adding that he will ask Fox to work to see that more Mexican businessmen are trained in Los Angeles and encouraged to make investments in the city. As part of that, Villaraigosa said he plans to open an Office of International Trade out of the Port of Los Angeles to work to win more business from Mexico, Central America and Asia. Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. [email protected] (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Mexican President Vicente Fox on Thursday praised the U.S. Senate’s vote on immigration policy as a “monumental step forward” and called for increased cooperation on border security and closer economic ties with the U.S. Addressing California lawmakers, minus some who refused to attend to protest Mexico’s domestic policies, Fox said the vote was “a moment that millions of families have been hoping for.” “Mexico believes that it will take more than just enforcement to truly solve the challenges posed by the migration phenomenon, and that a comprehensive reform is in the interest of both nations,” Fox said in English. “Mexico wants to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AND RESERVES DO CHAMPIONSHIP BUSINESS

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first_imgUnder 10 blitz: Under 10 boys travel to St. Naul’s this Saturday for a friendly. Throw in at 11am. The very best of luck to the boys. Training continues throughout the summer 6.15 – 7.30pm every Wednesday.Under 8’s: The Under 8’s footballers continue to meet on Monday evenings from 6.30 – 7.30 at Tirchonaill Park. For further information please contact Ronan 087 645 6469.Well done: Huge well done to Senior’s and Senior Reserves who played brilliantly on Saturday 29th June, winning both matches against Glenfin. You did us all proud boys. Website Launch: Four Masters’ GAA Club will be launching a new website on Thursday 11th July in Dom’s Pier 1 at 8pm. A new range of Club gear will also be launched on the same evening. Everyone welcome.Camogie: Well done to 5/6th class girls who had their first win away to St Eunans in Letterkenny on Friday evening; a great point scored by Aine McGroarty and goal by Maria Harris to leave the score Four Masters 1:1 St Eunans 0:0. Sadly, 1/2/3 year girls second level failed to overcome MacCumhaills at home on the same evening. Both teams play their final league games at home this Friday evening – both playing Na Magha from Derry who are also bringing their U8s to join in a blitz with Four Masters U8s and Ballyshannon U8s. Promises to be a great evening of camogie and hurling. Parents are very welcome to stay and support. Clothing: Please note there is a large build up of coats/tops/jackets in the store hut in the Club. Please feel free to come along and look for any lost items. Anything unclaimed by the end of August will be put into the Clothes bank at the front gates of the Club. The clothes bank at the front gates of the Club, is a means of raising money for the Club.Lotto: Please note there will be no lotto for two weeks. The new year will start after this. Please join the lotto, support the Club and get a chance to win some money.Under 10 Girls: Under 10 girl footballers meet in Tirchonaill Park every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. New members are always welcome.Under 14 Girls: Good luck to the Under 14 girls who play Killybegs, Thursday 4th July. Throw in 7pm in Killybegs.Cul Camp: The Kellogs Cul Camp will be held in Tirchonaill Park at the end of July and beginning of August. The Football camp will be held from the 22nd to 26th July and the hurling/camogie camp will take place from 5th to the 9th of August. There will be a huge demand for places on these camps so please book ASAP. For further information please contact Pauric Harvey on 086 052 39 05 (football) or Shane Patton 086 088 65 76 (hurling/camogie).Four Masters Fundraiser: The Senior and Reserves Teams are having a fundraiser to cover the costs for each team. The fundraiser will take place on the Donegal Bay Waterbus, Friday July 12th. This promises to be a great night out, with lots of prizes to be won and all money going to a good cause. Tickets only cost €15 each and are available from Mickey Martin (0876198905), Rory O’Donnell (087 8872283) and Emlyn Hughes (087 9506 113).Frank Muldoon Memorial Singles: The Frank Muldoon Memorial Singles Stableford Competition. Open to Ladies & Gents. The competition is sponsored by Rooney’s Centra Store, Clar Road, Donegal Town. Competition will take place at Donegal Golf Links, Murvagh on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. The Frank Muldoon Memorial Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Donegal Golf Club full member or fully-paid adult member of Four Masters G.A.A. Club in 2013. A time sheet will be in operation. There are a lot of prizes to be won. For further information please contact Donegal Golf Club, 074-9734054. Entry Fee is €10 for Golf Club Members & €30 for Visitors. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AND RESERVES DO CHAMPIONSHIP BUSINESS was last modified: July 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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