10 June 2013

Career News and Articles: Weekly digest 25

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Career news & articles

Foreign workers paying excessive fee for Australian working visa

Melbourne: Eighty Indians were among hundreds of foreign workers and students who were reportedly duped to pay excessive fee for Australian working visa by recruitment agents, raising serious concern over the misuse of a visa scheme, which allows hiring immigrants.

Foreign workers were promised long-term work or permanent residency if they paid between 5,000 and 40,000 Australian dollars to ...

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Popping tech into studies

TO advance the usage of technology in education, Microsoft, in partnership with the Education Ministry and Multimedia Development Corporation, has launched the Pop-up Classroom project.

The project, with outreach workshops for educators and government policy-makers, features a blend of localised content and technology showcase that aims to increase understanding on the impact of technology in education.

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Wage Changes in Singapore, 2012

The tight labour market continued to raise workers' wages, but the pace of increase moderated in 2012, amid weaker economic conditions. After adjusting for inflation using Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all items, real wages dipped in 2012, but increased slightly when adjusted using CPI less imputed rentals on owner-occupied accommodation. Over the long term, real wage increases have been ...

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Australian efforts to combat Sri Lankan irregular migration

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Brendan O'Connor, sought to strengthen ongoing cooperation with Sri Lanka on the shared challenges of irregular migration and people smuggling during his May 2-4 visit to Sri Lanka.

The visit also highlighted Australia's keen interest in continuing to work closely with..... Read full article

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Becoming an American can be bad for your health

A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in the US, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they tend to live shorter lives than the parents.

The pattern goes against any notion that moving to America improves ...

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2014 Int. Conf.on Electrical Engineering (ICEENG'9) to be held in Cairo, Egypt, 27 - 29 May 2014

Conference Announcement: Abstract Submission Deadline (November 30, 2013)

It is our great pleasure to announce the 2014 International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEENG'9) to be held in Cairo, Egypt, 27 - 29 May 2014. The Conference is organized to invite international delegates, to share their latest research findings on Electrical Engineering. ICEENG'9 is organized by Military Technical ...

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