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  • USA New Visa Rules To Study and Work In USA

    Students from foreign countries looking to study and work in the United States can now breathe easy. The U.S Federal Government has just introduced the USA New Visa Rules that make it possible for international students to continue living and working in the country for three years after finalizing their studies.


    They can now look for training opportunities that could eventually lead to employment and later a Green Card. This move puts the U.S in a great position of being one of the best countries in the world to study and work in for foreign students.

    Most countries, especially in Europe and Asia, do not give international students employment opportunities after degree completion. But here is the catch, the USA New Visa Rules will only be applicable to foreign students who pursue and successfully complete degree courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), very key disciplines in the economic growth of the country. They ought to have graduated from accredited institutions of higher education and working for employers taking part in the E-verify Program.

    The new rules come into effect on the 10th of May, 2016 and are looking to give fresh graduates reasonable time to find suitable employers seeking their set of skills and expertise. The Optional Training Program (OTP) has been a good initiative by the United States and these new rules will only make it better and more appealing to international students.

    It has enabled foreign students to learn from some of the best minds in different industries and sectors of the economy, eventually transferring those skills back to their home countries or using them in the United States as professionals.

    Previously, international students had to apply for the H-1B Visa which was given through Lottery and the number of students picked limited to 65,000, of which 20,000 were to be those with advanced degrees. There are guidelines to employing international students graduates through OTP that employers must adhere to. For example, A graduate cannot replace a U.S worker, whether he or she is employed on a part-time, full-time, temporary or permanent basis.

    The graduates must also work for a minimum of 20 hours every week for a single employer to qualify for the program. The are also rules on compensations and other benefits in line with U.S labor laws.

    These USA New Visa Rules will definitely be welcome news for international students in the U.S hoping to find work and build a career in the country after graduation.


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  • Ethiopian demonstrators arrested after protesting 'racist Israeli authorities'

    A number of Ethiopian activists were placed under arrest Sunday evening after police said that they had "disrupted the public order" during a protest held in Tel Aviv.

    Israel Police said in a statement that the demonstrators were detained after they began blocking the entrance to the South Ayalon Highway, preventing the flow of traffic to vehicles.

    "During the event several protestors chose to ignore the orders giving by officers and began to disrupt the public order and block roads," the police statement reads.

    Demonstrators had taken to the streets to protest what they said was ill-treatment and "oppression" from the "authorities" who they claim have targeted the Ethiopian community for "years."

    "We are fed up, we are the new generation!," protestors chanted throughout a number of busy Tel Aviv streets.

    Protestors also highlighted their frustrations with a number of Israeli institutions, including the police, The Health Ministry, poor education and religious discrimination among other grievances.

    Amber Bogale, organizer of the protest, told the Yediot Ahranot newspaper: "For years, (Israel) has been depriving us of our equal rights. We serve in the army - and yet police brutality and discrimination infect all spheres of our lives."

    "Police violence must stop," she continued. "There are constantly more victims of police violence from our community.

    In response, Israel Police said: "During the protest several demonstrators violated the public order and illegally blocked roads to vehicles. As a result, policemen were obligated to clear the way and began making arrests. Police policy is to enable freedom of expression and protest, yet we must enforce the law without compromise against whoever has chosen to break law and order. "

    Yediot Ahranot reported that at least 12 people participating in the protest were placed under arrest.

    Source: The Jerusalem Post 

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  • He Fight for India but his Country Paid him Nothing than Being Garbage Man

    That we treat cricketers like gods is probably India's most ill-kept secret. While cricketers sign deals worth hundreds of crores to endorse hair oils, shoes and just about everything they can get their hands on, they buy motorsports teams, launch their own clothing labels, date actresses, buy bikes worth your 3-years salary - in a nutshell - they are living it up like rockstars. And they should too - cricket is a huge sport in India. The problem is not that cricketers make a lot of money, but the fact that several other sportsmen don't make any.

    A prime example of this is national-level gold medal-winning boxer Kamal Kumar who is now forced to collect garbage from door to door to make a living. Kamal said that he wanted to become the pride of the nation, but the government remained ignorant and so he didn't get any financial support.

    "I am sad because even after playing at national level I was not able to get a fourth class job. I am doing this job of collecting garbage for a living, as I have a family who is dependent on me," Kamal is quoted as saying by ANI. 


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  • Peugeot assembly plant goes operational in Tigray

    A car assembly plant built by Mesfin Industrial Engineering Plc. (MIE) in Wukro town, Tigray Regional State has begun assembling a French cars brand, Peugeot automobiles.

    The assembly plant was inaugurated yesterday.

    Speaking at the event, Deputy Chief Administrator of Tigray Regional State, Ambassador Dr Adissalem Balema, said the government has created favorable conditions for local investors to enter into the manufacturing industry.

    The construction of an industrial park launched in Mekelle with a budget allocated by the federal government is a good opportunity for local investors, said Ambassador Dr Adissalem, who is also head of the regional state’s trade, industry and urban development bureau.

    Investment activities by foreign companies are producing conducive environment for local investors to become competitive through encouraging knowledge and technology transfer, he added.

    Chief Executive Officer of the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), Azeb Mesfin said the manufacturing sector has a significant contribution to achieve Ethiopia’s target of becoming a middle income country by 2025.

    EFFORT is contributing its share in promoting knowledge and technology transfer in the country by engaging in the manufacturing industry, she added.

    Established with 25 million birr, the factory began assembling three types of Peugeot cars, according to Habte Hadush, General Manager of Mesfin Industrial Engineering Plc.  

    In addition to meeting local demands, the factory aspires to export automobiles to Djibouti and Somalia by assembling 1,200 Peugeot per year.

    Ambassador of France to Ethiopia, Brigitte Collet, who attended the inaugural ceremony, said her country is keen to provide support for Ethiopia’s development activities.

    Source: Fana Broadcasting 


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