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Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Watch this Bieber hater
For those Bieber fans out there just be calmed when you watch this ordinary citizen got annoyed by the Bieber news. 

Well, it just natural that when you are pissed off with your job, life and got stuck on the road, and then suddenly the news highlighted Bieber....what can you say? :)



Monday, December 15, 2014

Product for Women to Piss Like Men
This new product just currently introduce to the market enables women to be able to piss standing like the men do.  According to the makers of this product that this new thing is safe and handy, it is best for those women who are travelling with no other option to pee but standing.  The product is called Pee Pocket, it's affordable and easy to carry just like napkins. Check the video to find out!




Pee Pocket - Product for Women to Piss Like Men 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Truck Jump over F1 carWatch this epic commercial from Lotus and EMC2, amazing truck jump!


Friday, October 17, 2014

This is the Chainsaw Massacre Prank, it really scary and funny.  So, if you have a weak heart do not dare to watch this prank, you would probably jump from your seat.
The video shows a guy being chop-off to pieces by a chainsaw by another guy that looks similar from the one you saw from the popular films.  So, what do you think you would do if it happens that you have encountered these crazy guys on your parking lot.  Watch it!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is a real funny scene that I found on facebook and Youtube, I would say that this is one of the funniest local games being held in the Philippines and in some other countries.  I am not sure how these kids ended up doing the Face licking contest, but as what you see everybody is having fun and for sure the kids also had a good time. 


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Applying for a UK Visa



  The United Kingdom Border Agency, through their website; 

So many Filipinos wants to get abroad and many Nurses from the Philippines are eager to get a chance to step foot in UK and work with their profession.  Well, Nurses you will not get the full chance to work as nurse their due to the Visa.  But as long you can get a student visa then there is a big chance you could land a job there in UK.
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.ukcontains updated guidelines on the requirements, procedures and other vital information on how to apply for a  specific type of visa.


Specifically, there are four modes of  entering the UK, depending on the purpose of the travel -  to visit, to study, to work or join family. A visit means a short stay (generally of up to 6 months) in the UK while study means a course of study at a UK school, university or college. Work in essence means paid or unpaid (voluntary) work for an employer in the UK on the other hand ‘Join Family’ means coming to the UK, with the aim of staying for a long period or permanently, as the partner or family member of a British citizen or someone who has (or is applying for) temporary or indefinite permission to stay here.

In 2009, the UK census recorded a figure of 112,000 Filipinos living and working in the United Kingdom, and had 10,840 Filipinos gaining British citizenship in 2007, the second largest number of any nation after India.


A Note on the UK Points Based System
 
In 2008, immigration to the UK underwent a complete process of reform, replacing most of the current system of UK visas and UK work permits with a five tier points-based immigration service. So here is the reform in 2008.



The new system consists of the following five categories:
Tier 1 visa– Migrants with desirable professional skills
Tier 2 visa – Skilled workers with an offer of employment
Tier 3 visa – Temporary, low skilled workers
Tier 4 visa – Students
Tier 5 visa– Youth mobility schemes/ temporary workers


Tiers 1 and 2  offer potential routes to settlement in Britain and may lead to the opportunity to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR), often known as permanent residency.


In Tiers 2-5 applicants will need to obtain a certificate of sponsorship from the relevant sponsoring body. For Tier 2 visas this would be a sponsoring British company, for Tier 3 visas the operator of a specific worker scheme, for Tier 4 visas the educational institution and for Tier 5 visas the home government of the candidate.


Sponsors
What most Filipinos are unaware of, is that in order to be eligible to apply under certain categories of the Points Based System, an applicant must have a sponsor which is on the UKBA Register of Sponsors.


The register of sponsors lists all companies, schools and organizations that the UK Border Agency has licensed to employ migrant workers or sponsor migrant students. As of 31 March 2009, the register of sponsors replaced the register of education and training providers published by the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (and previously by the Department for Education and Skills).The register of sponsors lists the name, location and sponsor rating of every registered organization.


How the UKBA Awards Sponsors Ratings

 
The rating of a tier 4 sponsor – such as school or college – reflects the track record that institution has in educating overseas students and is listed on the education provider’s entry on the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors. If a school or college is suspended from the register, they will only re-appear once they have satisfied the UK Border Agency’s concerns and will show their new rating following inspection.


A-rated Sponsors.  If an education provider is an A-rated tier 4 sponsors, it means:


there is no evidence of abuse of the system or breaking of the tier 4 rules; and
they have all the necessary systems in place to meet their obligations as a sponsor under the points based system.


B-rated Sponsors. Schools or colleges that are given a B-rating – often following suspension from the Register of Sponsors – it means that a UK Border Agency visiting officer has found evidence that the necessary systems are not in place to carry out their obligations as a sponsor.


B-ratings are awarded if any member of staff is found to have a civil penalty within the past five years. This also extends to any convictions which raise doubt as to the education provider’s owner’s ability to run a business.


This means if a school or college previously rated as A before suspension and re-rated as B following inspection, has been prosecuted by the UK Border Agency for breaches of Tier 4 rules and/or has been badly run overall as a business. This does not mean that all B-rated institutions are untrustworthy, as the sham colleges will have their licenses revoked, but it should force students and agents to ask more searching questions.


Highly Trusted Sponsors.  This rating is awarded  to   “those sponsors who can demonstrate the highest levels of compliance with their sponsor obligations and who have a proven track record of recruiting genuine students who comply with the UK’s immigration rules.”


Recent Developments

 
UKBA announced in July this year that,  from April 2012, all educational  institutions in the UK  wanting to sponsor students  will be required to be classed as Highly Trusted Sponsors (HTS) and become accredited by statutory education inspection bodies.


Other restrictions, such as the requirement of overseas students to speak a determined level of English, were brought in at the same time, as part of the Government’s reforms of the immigration system, to tackle abuse and bring net migration down to ‘sustainable levels’.


The revised guidance sets out what will happen to existing Tier 4 sponsors  who do not apply for Highly Trusted Sponsor  status by the deadline and details of transitional arrangements for sponsors who do not already have Highly Trusted Sponsor status.


In a statement, a UKBA  spokesperson said, “The changes to the student visa system will create a system where every student coming to the UK attends a legitimate course at a legitimate institution.”


Furthermore,  by next year, UKBA  will operate only two ratings –  ‘A  rating’ and  ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor rating.’ With this recent developments, tt is highly probable that many further and higher education private institutions will be forced to closed down due to the new changes introduced into the UKBA Tier-4 policies.


It is thus imperative for students wanting to pursue postgraduate studies in UK to  check the register to see whether the education provider that they  have chosen to study with is on the register and check the UKBA rating awarded to the education provider.  Here is the link for the register:


 http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/employersandsponsors/pointsbasedsystem/registerofsponsorseducation


Source: OFW Journalism Consortium

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Many of the participants of this amazing charity activity are mothers and most of them are having sons or daughters suffering form autism.  In order for them to support the the condition of their kids they have decided to make a calendar with them naked.  It's amazing charity that they are making, and I am sure you will love their calendar photos.  Check the Video!








source: http://theweek.com/article/index/219701/the-scary-rise-in-health-insurance-costs-5-theories


1. Blame "ObamaCare"We warned you, says Katie Mahoney at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. President Obama's 2010 health reforms "do nothing to control costs and instead drive premiums higher," as insurers are forced to cover things like letting uninsured 26-year-olds stay on their parents' health plans and making preventative screenings free. Making 25-year-old factory workers "subsidize the health insurance of Harvard MBA candidates" is just one way "ObamaCare already has forced insurers to increase prices," says Don Surber in the Charleston, W.V., Daily Mail. They also had to jack up premiums now because starting next year, Obama will make them justify any double-digit rate increase.
2. The big driver is rising medical costsThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) did contribute 1 to 2 percentage points to the 9 percent rate hike, says Jonathan Cohn in The New Republic. But that's a small, "one-time bump." The largest single cause is the steady "ongoing rise in health care costs," which the ACA will actually stem, if politicians have the will to use its tools. Even 42 percent of doctors think their patients are getting too much care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The reasons include fear of malpractice lawsuits and misplaced incentives. "Physicians believe they are paid to do more and exposed to legal punishment if they do less," say Brenda Sirovich, M.D., and her colleagues.
3. Insurers guessed wrongHealth insurers set this year's sharp premium hikes last year, on the "expectation that the use of health services would go up because of an economic recovery that was starting and then it didn't happen," says Kaiser Family Foundation president Drew Altman. In fact, employers are reporting that their workers are using less medical care, says Beth Umland, a health care consultant with Mercer, quoted in The New York Times. "It always takes a while for underwriting to catch up with reality."
4. Free markets are inefficient for health careThe "incredible 9 percent" spike in prices as demand wanes is further proof that the "childish, simplistic belief that a 'free market' functions well in health care and health insurance... has no basis is reality," says Jon Walker at Firedoglake. For years, insurers and economists have promised that if consumers only had more "skin in the game," insurance rates would drop. Well, employees have been paying more and more out of pocket for years, and this is the result?
5. The workforce is older, and more expensive to insureThe recession and resulting "high unemployment has resulted in employers hiring fewer younger workers," says Karen Ignagni, head of trade group America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Older workers, meanwhile, are retiring later, leaving employers with a grayer workforce and insurers with "an older and sicker risk pool." They had no choice but to raise premiums.

 

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the Black Death, one of history's worst plagues, and found that its modern day bacterial descendants haven't changed much over 600 years.
Luckily, we have.
The evolution of society and medicine — and our own bodies — has far outpaced the evolution of that deadly bacterium, scientists said.
The 14th century bug Yersinia pestis is nearly identical to the modern day version of the same germ. There are only a few dozen changes among the more than 4 million building blocks of DNA, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
What that shows is that the Black Death, or plague, was deadly for reasons beyond its DNA, study authors said. It had to do with the circumstances of the world back then.
In its day, the disease killed between 30 million and 50 million people — about 1 of every 3 Europeans. It came at the worst possible time — when the climate was suddenly getting colder, the world was in the midst of a long war and horrible famine, and people were moving into closer quarters where the disease could infect them and spread easily, scientists say. And it was likely the first time this particular disease had struck humans, attacking people without any innate protection.
"It was literally like the four horseman of the apocalypse that rained on Europe," said study lead author Johannes Krause of the University of Tubingen in Germany. "People literally thought it was the end of the world."
In devastating the population, it changed the human immune system, basically wiping out people who couldn't deal with the disease and leaving the stronger to survive, said study co-author Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University in Ontario.
But simple antibiotics today, such as tetracycline, can beat the plague bacteria, which doesn't seem to have properties that enable other germs to become drug resistant, Poinar said. Plus, changes in medical treatment of the sick, coupled with improved sanitation and economics, put humanity in a far better position. And there's an immune system protection we mostly have now, Poinar said.
"I think we're in a good state," Poinar said. "The reason we do so well is that conditions are so different."
People still get the disease, usually from fleas from rodents or other animals, but not that often. There are around 2,000 cases a year in the world, mostly in rural areas, with a handful of them popping up in remote parts of the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier this year, two people in New Mexico were diagnosed with plague. In 1992, a Colorado veterinarian died from a more recent strain, one that scientists used heavily in their study.
To get the original Black Death DNA, scientists played dentist to dozens of skeletons.
During the epidemic in the 14th century, about 2,500 London area victims of the disease were buried in a special cemetery near the Tower of London. It was excavated in the mid-1980s with 600 individual skeletons moved to the Museum of London, said study co-author Kirsten Bos, also of McMaster University. She then removed 40 of those teeth, drilled into the pulp inside the teeth and got "this dark black powdery type material" which likely was dried blood that included DNA from the bacteria.
And when she was done, Bos returned the teeth, minus a little DNA, to the skeletons at the museum.
When the same scientists first tried mapping the bacteria's genetic makeup, it appeared to be a distinctly different germ than what is around currently. But part of that was a reflection of working with 660-year-old DNA and newer, more refined techniques revealed less difference between the early day and modern Y. pestis bacteria than between a mother and daughter, Krause said.
That's a surprising result, but the work was well done and makes sense, said Julian Parkhill, a disease genome expert at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Britain. Parkhill was not involved in the research but has studied the bacteria.
"Getting an effectively complete genome sequence of a bacterium that lived nearly 700 years ago is incredibly exciting," Parkhill said.

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