Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thousands of Pakistani students at risk in UK LONDON

Thousands of Pakistani students at risk in UK LONDON
LONDON: Pakistani students in Britain are in the top league of those international students who are being reported to the immigration authorities by the education providers concerning their visa status in the UK.

A study showed yesterday that more than 1,500 foreign students are being pinpointed to immigration officials each month. The Manifesto Club campaign group, which obtained the figures under the Freedom of Information Act, told The

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Pedal-powered Hyundai Azera is the ultimate green vehicle (Yahoo! News)

Zero-emission vehicles are all the rage these days, with everyone from Nissan to Cadillac jumping on board, but the latest creation from Hyundai China is green in an entirely different way. To celebrate the company’s all-new Azera sedan, a full-scale model was created out of nothing more than steel tubing, styrofoam, and a bit of plastic. The best part? The realistic-looking knockoff is powered by pedals in the drivers “seat” of the car and can be driven around just like the real thing.The

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Ohio School Teachers Support Senate Bill 5

COMMENTARY | Increased awareness of the fiscally responsible attributes in Ohio Senate Bill 5 (Issue 2) is prompting public employees to come out of the closet and share accurate facts with their coworkers and families. The pressure from union leaders on teachers, firefighters and law enforcement officers to follow the rank-and-file mindset must be exhausting. Even if you oppose the fiscal reform, you should credit the bravery of public employees willing to not only form their own opinions but

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Uni bursaries ‘not drawing poor’

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent  Universities spent £395m on financial support and access schemes for poorer students The bigger bursaries offered by wealthier universities do not necessarily attract more poorer students, says a lecturers’ union.

The University and College Union has analysed bursary figures for 2009-10 from the Office for Fair Access (Offa).
UCU general secretary Sally Hunt says it is “oversimplistic” to expect bigger bursaries to translate to poorer

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Probe finds fraud in U.S. distance education

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified a “serious vulnerability” in distance education programs due to frauds committed by students and recommended a stricter enrollment process for colleges.Stocks of for-profit colleges, which mostly offer online programs, fell on fears of further decline in enrollment and profit.In the letter dated September 26, the OIG said it identified increasing number of cases involving large and loosely affiliated

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Visa concerns over many students

 MPs have accused the government of rushing plans to curb student visas Academics are reporting more than 1,500 foreign students a month to immigration officials over suspicions about their UK visa status, figures show.

At least 27,121 migrants were reported to the UK Border Agency by universities and other foreign student sponsors between March 2009 and August 2010.
The figures were released to the Manifesto Club campaign group under the Freedom of Information Act.
Some 228,000 foreign

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Demand for top unis ‘may rise’

By John Waite Presenter, Radio 4’s A Student Voice  Higher tuition fees from September 2012 had been expected to reduce demand for places Universities are getting the first evidence of how the hike in university tuition fees is likely to affect student numbers and it is not quite what they were expecting.

“What we have seen is that the numbers of students attending pre-application open days is significantly up on what it has been in previous years,” said Professor Paul White,

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Judge lets key parts of Alabama immigration law stand

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday blocked parts of Alabama’s crackdown on illegal immigration but let stand a provision requiring public schools to determine the legal residency of children.The Alabama law is widely seen as the toughest state measure on illegal immigration, and supporters hailed the judge’s decision as “a great victory.”Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn ruled the state could require police to detain people suspected of being in the

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Groupon gets into online retailing with Groupon Goods (Reuters)

(Reuters) Groupon launched its online retail arm Groupon Goods for its American subscribers on Wednesday, moving beyond daily group discounts to compete with leaders like Amazon Inc.The leading daily deals website sent emails to select customers on Wednesday, calling out Groupon Goods, with discounts on home furnishing products like LED TVs, coffee brewers and pilates.”(The offer is) already seeing good results,” a source close to the matter said. “Groupon Goods is the buzz around Groupon. It

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Just Show Me: How to redownload apps on an iPhone or iPad (Yahoo! News)

Welcome to Just Show Me on Tecca TV, where we show you tips and tricks for getting the most out of the gadgets in your life. In today’s episode we’ll show you how to redownload apps on your iPhone or iPad.
When you purchase an app from the iTunes store, you’ve purchased it for life (in 99.99% of cases). If you’re not using the app anymore, it’s okay to delete it from your iPad or iPhone; you can just download it again free of charge anytime you want.
For more

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