Posted on January 7, 2009 by la_ciudadista
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.
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Posted on November 5, 2008 by la_ciudadista
Congratulations to the United States who has just voted for change by electing President-elect Barack Obama!
Now we are just years before a woman becomes the leader of the free world!
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Posted on October 29, 2008 by la_ciudadista
Posted on September 30, 2008 by la_ciudadista
The House rejects, the Dow plunges
As of 07:10 PM GMT the Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged 578.11 points.
However, CNN reports that politicians are trying to convince representatives who voted no to change their minds.
For the latest developments on this issue please visit CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and/or Bloomberg.
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Posted on September 29, 2008 by la_ciudadista
NZ Herald: Integrate or stay away, migrants told
Sep 29, 2008
By Lincoln Tan
New Zealand First says it will not welcome immigrants if they come from societies with a “class system” or where women are treated as subservient to men.
Deputy leader Peter Brown, an immigrant from England, told a crowd of mainly refugees and immigrants at a political debate in Mt Albert yesterday that New Zealand was an “egalitarian society” and those who could not integrate were not welcome. More.
NZ Herald: Parties send debaters to win over immigrants
Sep 26, 2008
By Lincoln Tan
National will be pitching for votes in Labour heartland this weekend as the parties face off for another political debate to woo ethnic voters before the election. More.
NZ Herald: Migration loss to Aussie highest in nearly 20 years
Sep 19, 2008
The annual loss of people from this country to Australia hit a 19-1/2-year high in August, new figures from Statistics New Zealand show.
The net outflow to Australia on a permanent or long term (PLT) basis was 33,000 in the August year, compared to 25,900 in the August 2007 year. More.
NZ Herald: Asians fear being political football
Jul 07, 2008
By Lincoln Tan
Auckland’s Asian migrants are bracing themselves for a backlash against claims of an “Asian invasion” as this year’s election draws closer.
Their numbers are tipped to rise further in a report due out tomorrow – but many Asians say the label is meaningless anyway. More.
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Posted on July 15, 2008 by la_ciudadista
Oil and Gas Reserves by Company – Country:
1. Saudi Aramco – Saudi Arabia (more than 300 billion barrels)
2. National Iranian Oil Company – Iran
3. Qatar Petroleum – Qatar
4. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company – UAE
5. Iraq NOC – Iraq
6. Gazprom – Russia
7. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation – Kuwait
8. Petróleos de Venezuala S.A. – Venezuela
9. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – Nigeria
10. National Oil Corporation – Libya
11. Sonatrach – Algeria
12. Rosneft – Russia
13. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) – Malaysia
14. Exxon Mobil – USA (about 20 billion barrels)
15. Lukoil – Russia
16. Petróleos Mexicanos – Mexico
17. Petrochina – China
18. BP – Britain
19. Chevron – USA
20. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Brazil
21. Roya Dutch Shell – Britain/Netherlands
22. Total S.A. – France
23. ConocoPhilips – USA
24. ENI – Italy
25. Oil and Natural Gas Company – India
26. Sinopec – China
Oil and Gas Reserves by Country or Company, Data360.org
Ninety five percent of of these companies are state owned while only five percent are private corporations. With the high oil prices who do you think are raking in more billions in profits?
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