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US Study Visa Surge For Nigerian Students To Begin November 24

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The United States’ mission in Nigeria says it will be expanding its operations to better serve the students’ population of Nigeria starting from November 24.

The US Consulate General disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that the approach would be two-fold.

The statement read, “This approach will be two-fold: a special procedure for students who need to renew student visas to continue their course of study, and a series of dedicated interview days for prospective new students.”

“New Student Visa Applications: You may be eligible for a priority student visa interview slot if you are a prospective student seeking an F1 visa appointment and you have not been refused an F1 visa in the past six months. We encourage all students to submit the documents listed below as soon as possible to take advantage of this limited opportunity. Please note that in order to schedule as many qualified and interested students as possible, we are unable to accommodate any requests to reschedule your appointment.

“Abuja applicants: Abuja students’ surge days will take place on December 8, December 15, and January 12. These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment in Abuja, visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and review the criteria and instructions to request an emergency student visa interview.

“Lagos applicants: Lagos student surge days will take place on November 24, December 8, and December 15. These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Returning Student Visa Applications; if you are currently studying in the United States, you may be eligible for a special application procedure. To qualify for this procedure, you must be renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to: (a) continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution; or (b) attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.

“Abuja applicants: Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and follow the instructions to complete your visa application.”

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Swiss Vote FOR Vaccine Passports in 2nd Referendum

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ER Editor: Despite appeals to democratic principles made by high-profile figures such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and France’s Professor Christian Perronne, the Swiss still voted for the Covid measures, including the discriminatory vaccine passport, put in place by the government.

Friends in Switzerland say that in comparison to France, for example, life has been more comfortable and far less restricted. With the ‘yes’ referendum choice also involving a financial sweetener (see article below), it’s clear that the Swiss haven’t had much incentive to vote on matters of principle. This vote would likely not have produced the same outcome in France or Italy.

See also this more expansive report (MSM alert) by Swissinfo.ch, titled Voters again endorse Swiss government’s pandemic policy.

Some 62% of voters chose on Sunday to maintain the country’s coronavirus measures. These measures include a controversial system of Covid vaccination certificates, required since September to enter bars, restaurants, theaters and other public spaces. Majorities in 24 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons backed the law, with only the tiny cantons of Schwyz and Appenzell Innerrhoden rejecting the measures.

All of Switzerland’s political parties with the exception of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party supported the law, which was brought to a vote after anti-lockdown groups gathered nearly 200,000 signatures to challenge it earlier this year. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, any initiative can be brought to a vote with 100,000 signatures.

Voters in June backed the introduction of the measures by 60%, but recent months have seen protests break out in Swiss cities over the introduction of vaccine certificates. Police in October used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of people who broke through barriers outside the parliament building in Bern.

“The democratic process has been respected but the law is still unconstitutional,” Michelle Cailler of the ‘Friends of the Constitution’ group said after the vote on Sunday. Cailler’s group was one of several who campaigned against the law.

Céline Amaudruz of the Swiss People’s Party, which is currently topping opinion polls in Switzerland, called on the government to take “coherent and measured” action, rather than treating the result as a “blank cheque” to impose whatever coronavirus-related policies it wishes.

The law voted on provides for more than just vaccine passports. It also expands financial support for citizens and businesses affected by the pandemic, a provision that may have won over some reluctant voters.

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Swiss Vote FOR Vaccine Passports in 2nd Referendum

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ER Editor: Despite appeals to democratic principles made by high-profile figures such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and France’s Professor Christian Perronne, the Swiss still voted for the Covid measures, including the discriminatory vaccine passport, put in place by the government.

Friends in Switzerland say that in comparison to France, for example, life has been more comfortable and far less restricted. With the ‘yes’ referendum choice also involving a financial sweetener (see article below), it’s clear that the Swiss haven’t had much incentive to vote on matters of principle. This vote would likely not have produced the same outcome in France or Italy.

See also this more expansive report (MSM alert) by Swissinfo.ch, titled Voters again endorse Swiss government’s pandemic policy.

Some 62% of voters chose on Sunday to maintain the country’s coronavirus measures. These measures include a controversial system of Covid vaccination certificates, required since September to enter bars, restaurants, theaters and other public spaces. Majorities in 24 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons backed the law, with only the tiny cantons of Schwyz and Appenzell Innerrhoden rejecting the measures.

All of Switzerland’s political parties with the exception of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party supported the law, which was brought to a vote after anti-lockdown groups gathered nearly 200,000 signatures to challenge it earlier this year. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, any initiative can be brought to a vote with 100,000 signatures.

Voters in June backed the introduction of the measures by 60%, but recent months have seen protests break out in Swiss cities over the introduction of vaccine certificates. Police in October used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of people who broke through barriers outside the parliament building in Bern.

“The democratic process has been respected but the law is still unconstitutional,” Michelle Cailler of the ‘Friends of the Constitution’ group said after the vote on Sunday. Cailler’s group was one of several who campaigned against the law.

Céline Amaudruz of the Swiss People’s Party, which is currently topping opinion polls in Switzerland, called on the government to take “coherent and measured” action, rather than treating the result as a “blank cheque” to impose whatever coronavirus-related policies it wishes.

The law voted on provides for more than just vaccine passports. It also expands financial support for citizens and businesses affected by the pandemic, a provision that may have won over some reluctant voters.

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Louis Vuitton artistic director and founder of Off-White dies at 41

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Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton and the founder of Off-White, has died; after battling cancer privately for years. Louis’ parent company, LVMH, announced his passing on Sunday, Nov. 28.

The statement posted on Twitter reads: “LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years.”

 

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Their CEO Bernard Arnault adds, “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary; he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow; and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.”

Also Read: Kanye West posts kissing photo with estranged wife Kim Kardashian

A statement was also released via Virgil’s private Instagram account.

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Virgil was the first black man to be tapped to take charge at LV with its look and vision in early 2018. He was also good friends with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

 

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He is survived by his parents, wife, and two children.

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