Sun Broadband Wirless revisited

My relative who uses Sun Broadband Wireless told me that he is experiencing a slowdown in performance.  He said that websites now take longer to load compared to a 1Mbps wired DSL connection.

Viewing videos on YouTube, other video sharing sites and news websited now take longer than a wired DSL connection.

Good thing I have not yet applied for this service. I guess it is still better to stick with PLDT myDSL for now.

This is his Speedtests:

compare this to last December 2, 2008:

Foreign nurses want NZ minister to axe language test

NZ Herald: Nurses want minister to axe language test
By Lincoln Tan

Frustrated overseas-trained nurses want the Minister of Health to review the new nursing registration rules, which include an English language test.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has also questioned the tougher rules, saying they will lead to an outflow of nurses, putting public health and safety at risk. Read Complete Article Here.

400 foreign students kicked out of NZ over four years
By NZPA

More than 400 foreign students have sent packing in the past four years for crimes or indiscretions, costing the taxpayer around $750,000.

Nearly 300 of the students required police escorts back to their home countries after being assessed as security or safety risks, according to figures released to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act. Read Complete Article Here.

Pinoy nurses in NZ says new rule is unfair

NZ Herald: Overseas nurse says new rule is unfair
By Lincoln Tan

Trained Filipino nurses are crying foul over the Nursing Council’s tightening of rules governing registering overseas-trained nurses.

They say the new requirements are prejudicial and unfair and are keeping them at unskilled jobs on the minimum wage when hospitals are facing an acute shortage of nurses.

In new requirements effective from Thursday, all overseas-qualified nurses – including those from Britain and other English-speaking countries – will face a tough English language assessment.

It will require they score 7.0 in each band of the IELTS (International English language testing system) test, higher than the current university entry requirement of 6.0.

But the biggest stumbling block for many Filipino nurses is a recent ruling by the council that nursing degree courses of less than four years will no longer be deemed eligible.

For most of the Philippines-trained nurses, nursing was their second course, and the length of time they took to complete it was reduced because they had exemption for certain subjects taken for a previous degree. View Complete Article Here.

Hope for 2009

The last year has been one of the worst for me personally and the world.

This year, I hope and pray that this year will be better for me and the world.