• October 16, 2017 /  School & Schoolarship
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    President Barack Obama has come out with a new program that allows single mothers to go back to school. The maximum grant available was just raised to over five thousand dollars. These are more like grants; these do not need to be repaid like normal student loans. Many single moms out there can’t get a good education because they are stuck raising a child and getting a low paying job. This program can help them get the education they need to get a better job and rise up the corporate ladder.
    Online degrees are a great option for moms who have to stay at home and take care of their child. Online degrees offer moms a way to go to college but at their own pace. Some people are faster learners than others, but others don’t have time to commit hours at a time to their schooling. Online schooling lets you do it in pieces and in multiple shifts. Some online degrees are accelerated if you can spend time, and you can end up getting an associates or even bachelors in a shorter time than traditional colleges. Online degrees also offer up just about any degree you are looking for. Online degrees are still taught by experienced professors, and some people like the anonymity that the online environment gives. If you have ever been in a class setting, you know there are a bunch of shy people who don’t want to talk, but can easily open up on the computer.
    Obama’s program for moms allows them to do this, and they can do this easily with the extra money they will be getting. This nineteen billion dollar program will put more people in college and increase jobs in the future. The application is very easy to fill out, but be warned. If you make a mistake on the application anywhere, you will be rejected.
    There are many scams on the internet, and of course, there are people trying to scam you into giving your information to a website and in return they will give you your scholarship. Sadly, this will not work, and many things can arise from this such as identity theft or someone using your credit cards. This program has no fees, many scholarship programs scams will offer fees and are a usual negative signal.

  • October 15, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    Most students are unclear as to the information landlords can request from students during the housing application process. As a result, many students are taken advantage of and their applications for Waterloo student rentals are judged based on information they did not have to provide. Student focused property management companies are an effective option to avoid this situation. They always act professionally and never ask inappropriate questions. They are solely interested in finding each and every student off campus housing that meets their specific requirements.

    However, if you have decided to attempt to find Waterloo student rentals on your own, the following is a list of questions that landlords can and cannot ask when you apply for student housing:

    Questions landlords can ask

    Landlords have the right to ask students for the following information during the screening process:

    Questions about your current income and place of work

    The number tenants that will be occupying the property. They can also request their names and contact information.

    For references from past landlords. They can also ask for other references and their contact information.

    For permission to conduct a credit check

    If you have pets or are a smoker

    Any other questions that will help them effectively assess you as a potential tenant. However, questions cannot infringe upon your rights as identified by law.

    In terms of fees, landlords can request:

    oFirst and last months rent

    oKey deposits

    What Landlords cannot ask

    Landlords do not have the right to ask potential student tenants about the following information when applying for Waterloo student rentals:

    For your social insurance number

    For a deposit to cover any damage that may occur

    Personal questions related to:

    o Your status (i.e. married, single, etc.)
    oIf you plan to have children
    oYour age
    oYour ethnic background or religion
    oYour sexual preference
    oYour legal status in the country

    Any other questions that infringe on your rights as an individual.

    If you believe your landlord is violating the law or infringing on your rights you have options. You can refer to the Ontario Residential Tenancy Act to determine if your rights as a tenant are indeed being violated. Another option is to contact the off campus housing unit at your school. They will be able to help you with any issues you have with your landlord. If any situation with your landlord does not sit well with you, dont be silent and allow yourself to be taken advantage of.

    To avoid these potential issues, students attending school in the Waterloo area are now enlisting the services of student focused property management companies. Not only will students avoid having to deal one on one with landlords, using a professional company ensures students find suitable Waterloo student rentals. Student focused property management companies never ask inappropriate questions, understand the needs and requirements of student living, and have built their business around ensuring students find the best off campus housing option for their situation.

  • October 15, 2017 /  School & Schoolarship
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    President Obama’s Scholarship for moms program is good news for moms. For many moms, it is the first chance they have had to further their education. President Obama’s American Tax Program, and his Pell grant reformation, has been aimed at getting moms to go back to school. This is a moment in history for some women, who would have otherwise never been able to get a college degree. After all, moms already hold that special place in our hearts, why should they not hold their own special place in today’s job markets?

    Pell grants can be applied for by filling out a student loan application called FAFSA. It is federal aid aimed at grants designed to help students applying for college, pay for their tuition, books, and other college expenses they may incur while in college. Moms going back to school have a great opportunity to receive these grants and obtain a degree in their chosen career.

    President Obama’s scholarship for moms program is good news to moms in all walks of life. They can apply for grants and scholarships in many fields of study. One scholarship aimed at closing the gender-gap in science and technology fields is the Science and Technology award. For moms who want to follow non-traditional fields of study, there is the Non-traditional Scholarship. There are also minority awards, field of study awards, athletic awards, and awards and scholarship grants from colleges and universities. Every imaginable resource out is there for moms to go back to school. President Obama’s scholarship for moms program is good news and makes college a very attainable endeavor for today’s mom.

    Moms need to know that it is illegal to discriminate against women because of their race, gender, and age, when applying for grants and scholarships. These moms also need to understand that they can apply for grants and scholarships that are not just for women. Every mom can now apply for any degree, in any field of study, and get grants and scholarships to pay for that degree. President Obama’s Tax Program actually lets a mom apply an extra $4000 to her college tuition. This is in addition to the federal Pell grant he had increased from that same amount to up to $5000, for tuition. College has never been so affordable for moms who wish to take advantage of President Obama’s call for moms to go back to school

  • October 13, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    Good news for those who want to advance their education but lack money for tuition! It is possible to earn a degree from a highly reputable university free of charge. Below is a list of the 10 best free university courses (in no particular order) available for you:

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
    MIT is ideal for those looking for a wide range of free courses offered online. The university’s OpenCourseWare project has more than 1,750 free courses that are in text, audio and video formats. OpenCourseWare is used by students worldwide, most of whom say they would recommend the site to other students.

    2. Stanford (stanford.edu)
    Stanford University, one of the world’s top universities, has teamed up with iTunes U to offer access to Stanford courses, interviews and lectures. Available courses can be downloaded and played on iPods, Macs and PCs and can also be burned to audio CDs and played in CD player.

    3. University of California, Irvine (uci.edu)
    UC Irvine, recently teamed up with the OCW Consortium to offer free university level courses online. Although currently there are only a few courses to choose from, the list is rapidly growing. Course materials include lecture notes, assignments as well as exams.

    4. Open University (open.ac.uk)
    Open University’s (UK) OpenLearn website offer both undergraduate and graduate learners free access to learning materials. The materials cover a wide range of topics, such as IT and computing, education, mathematics and statistics, science, health, business and more.

    5. University of California, Berkeley (berkeley.edu)
    For almost a decade, the University of California, Berkeley has been providing live webcasts of a number of courses including IT, legal studies, engineering, philosophy, psychology and astronomy. Many of the university’s courses, are currently available as podcasts and webcasts.

    6. Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)
    Carnegie Mellon University’s program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI) offers several free online courses. OLI courses are aimed to allow introductory college level students to learn about a particular subject without formal instruction. Courses cover a wide range of topics, such as economics, biology, French, statistics and physics.

    7. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (kutztownsbdc.org)
    The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has a resource centre, Small Business Development Center, that boasts the web’s largest collection of free business programs.

    8. Utah State University (usu.edu)
    Utah State University is also a good choice for those looking for free online courses. The university offers a number of download-able text-based courses ranging from physics to anthropology and theatre arts.

    9. University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au)
    University of Southern Queensland, Australia, offers free online courses through its OpenCourseWare initiative.

    10. Tufts University (tufts.edu)
    Tufts University, a private research university in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts, has OpenCourseWare that is available free to everyone.Course materials include lecture notes, assignments and other supplementary materials.

  • October 12, 2017 /  Home Schooling
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    Contrary to most people’s opinions, home schooling is not just limited to primary school students. In fact, there are many home schooling courses available for college students as well both offline and online.

    Home schooling has been gaining more popularity in recent years because parents wanted more control over their child’s education. Parents wanted to oversee what their children is learning and teach them the right way.

    There are also afraid of peer influences from other students. They may pick up bad habits such as smoking, alcoholism, gambling and violence etc.

    For higher level college education, there are several types of home schooling programs available. It depends on the type of education you prefer your child to undertake. Most home schooling college programs are quite flexible in that the program curriculum can be changed to suit the student rather than the other way around in traditional colleges.

    One type is religion college home schooling. They have home schooling curriculum that have religious studies as part of their education.

    Another type focus on the science while another focus on the arts. It can also be a combination of the above since college home schooling is quite flexible. You can cater your home schooling curriculum based on the interest of your child.

    One thing all these college home schooling programs have in common is that they can be taught at the pace your child is comfortable with. Since each child learns differently and at different pace, the college home schooling program can be altered to suit each child’s learning progress.

    There are also college home schooling programs offered in your local area. Some are theme based while others are focused on a particular subject. It will help if you can find yourself aligned with a home schooling group in your local community, if not you can do it online via the numerous homeschooling forums online.

  • October 12, 2017 /  School & Schoolarship
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    The KFC Scholarship Award is part of the Colonels Scholars program, and is available to many different students around the world. If awarded money from this scholarship, you will have funds which will cover the cost of tuition, books, room/board, and other fees. The maximum amount awarded per year is $5,000 and a scholar who is approved for this scholarship could receive as much as $20,000 over the course of four years towards the completion of a bachelors degree. There are certain criteria which students must meet in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

    Anyone who applies for this scholarship must have recently graduated from high school and have earned a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Only students who plan on pursuing a degree in a university or state college will be eligible for this scholarship. All applicants must be legal citizens of the United States as well and demonstrate a real financial need. Those who apply will also have to turn over certain financial documents such as tax returns to prove inability to pay for a college education.

    Any student who receives financial assistance through this scholarship must enroll in an accredited financial institution such as a college or university; community colleges do not count and students will not be given funds to attend one. The first step which all students must complete is the initial online application. After the application is submitted, it will be reviewed and the student will be notified if he or she is eligible. If so certain pieces of documentation will be required of semifinalists.

    There are many different people who are staffed to support this program, including KFC employees and entire franchises. They are mentors which are hired to help applicants through the process, and support is available online. It is extremely important to fill out all of the information in the initial application to the best of your knowledge, so the process can move along as quickly as possible. If there are any questions or concerns, students will be able to contact staff members by email on the official website of the KFC scholarship. It is an excellent opportunity for students from all over to go to a college or university while not having to worry about going into debt. Each year there are thousands of applicants, however only a handful are selected to receive scholarship money to pay for tuition and other costs associated with a college education.

  • October 11, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    RYA is the national body of UK for all forms of boating. RYA works with Government agencies, local authorities and harbour/navigation authorities to ensure that the publics right of navigation is always upheld. RYA also provides training courses for recreational boaters (beginners) as well as professionals. RYA sailing courses are renowned both in the UK as well as in other countries of the world. RYA constantly modifies and remodels its training courses to make sure that their courses are up-to-date and covers all the aspects in the modern world of boating. RYA courses are designed to give its pursuers a comprehensive understanding of safety issues, regulations and emerging trends; among other things.

    The British Governments Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), which is an agency in the Department of Transport, has authorized RYA to issue certificates of competence to personnel who have successfully completed RYA training courses. Certificates issued by RYA are recognized throughout the world as is evident by the fact that 13,000 professionals having RYA certificates are employed on commercial vessels. Currently there are over 100 different RYA courses offered to the public. These sailing courses can be categorized into Sail Cruising, Motor Cruising, Navigation and Seamanship Theory, Specialist Short Courses, Powerboating, Small Boat Sailing, Windsurfing, Inland Waterways and Personal Watercraft.

    Currently, there are over 2,300 RYA recognized training institutes situated in 41 countries. If you are wishing to pursue a sailing course, it is always advisable to check whether there are any boating institutes in your neighborhood which has been certified by the RYA. As aforementioned, you will be able to pursue a world recognized and up-to-date training course if you register with a RYA sailing school. You can visit the RYA official website to check whether there are any RYA recognized sailing schools in your neighborhood. You can conduct a search by your location and by the type of course preferred. The website also lists out the types of courses offered by RYA. It will provide you with the vital information needed to make a decision such as Pre-course experience, Assumed knowledge, minimum duration and course content. Judge your level of competence as well as your personal preference and select a training course which is most suitable for you.

    After completing the course you will be required to face an examination to check whether you have acquired the skills set forth by the course. If you are a resident in the UK, you are given the option of applying privately or through a RYA recognized training school, but if you are a resident in another country, you will have to apply through a RYA recognized sailing institute. If you are applying for the exam privately, you are given the option of applying online.

  • October 11, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Seizure”, a journal produced by the British Epilepsy Association ,indicates that one of the active ingredients in marijuana, cannabidiol, significantly reduces seizure risk in epileptics.

    There is increasing evidence that among the many diseases helped by medicinal marijuana is epilepsy. Historically, epilepsy has been very difficult to treat. Part of the problem is that sixty percent of suffers don’t know the cause. Unless there was some obvious head trauma, the cause of epilepsy goes undiagnosed. Currently treatment options are limited. There are a handful of drugs that help prevent the seizures associated with epilepsy. These include: Tegretol, Dilantin, Klonopin, Mysoline and Zarontin. Unfortunately, all of these drugs come with horrible side effects. Potential for conditions such as anemia, headaches, hair loss, depression, psychosis, and impotence cause many suffers to reject pharmaceutical treatment for their illness. Many users of these drugs report a negative lifestyle change compared to untreated epilepsy. Some of them even had to use drug detoxes to save themselves from drug poisoning The most common non-pharmaceutical treatment is known as the Ketogenic Diet. The Ketogenic Diet is a treatment that was popular throughout the early twentieth century, and is making a come back. The diet is similar to Atkins in that it is high fat, low carbohydrates. This causes the body to go into starvation mode which seems to reduce the amount of seizures. For obvious reasons starving epileptic children is not ideal but is experiencing resurgence due to the side effects of epileptic drugs. That is why new evidence that marijuana can be as effective as pharmaceuticals, without the side effects is so exciting. The two main compounds that researchers have identified are Cannabidiol and GWP42006. These two compounds that are found in marijuana have been proven to help epilepsy in animals. Unfortunately, human testing of this treatment could take as much as three years to receive government approval. A recent study has shown that 21% of epilepsy suffers have taken it upon themselves to treat their symptoms with marijuana. Almost all will attest to its beneficial properties. The government and the drug war turn sick people looking for treatment into criminals. It is unconscionable and inhuman. Dr. Ben Whelley lead the research team studying marijuana’s effects on epileptic animals. He believes that the reason for government denial of medical marijuana is caused by -a stigma associated with cannabis that comes our from the 60s and 70s associated with recreational use, so people have tended not to look at its medical benefits.-

  • October 10, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    Avalon University School of Medicine is a U.S. based medical program and our graduates are geared for a career in medicine in the United States. Avalon University School of Medicine has taken all necessary steps to ensure that its graduates are eligible for U.S. medical licensure. For a Medical University to be approved, it must be chartered. Avalon University School of Medicine is chartered by the Ministry of Education in Curacao. This charter entitles Avalon University School of Medicine to grant a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to students who have successfully completed the medical school’s approved curriculum in medical education, which includes an emphasis on USMLE preparation.

    Avalon University School of Medicine is also recognized by the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The ECFMG is an organization that promotes excellence in medical education throughout the world. Requirements for graduate certification in the U.S. are outlined by the ECFMG and followed by students graduating from any international medical school. This endorsement means our program is structured so graduates of AUSOM are eligible to take all phases of the USMLE and subsequently apply to U.S. residency programs.

    Eligibility for U.S. residency programs recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires Caribbean Medical School students to obtain a certificate from the ECFMG. Certificate eligibility depends on whether a school is listed in the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research’s (FAIMER) International Medical Education Directory (IMED). Avalon University School of Medicine is currently listed in this publication. Medical schools are listed in FAIMER’s IMED when they receive recognition by the appropriate local agency within their country, for example, a Ministry of Education. Additionally, to be eligible for the USMLE, a student must attend a medical school listed in the IMED.

    Avalon University is also recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and can be found in their most recent World Directory of Medical Schools. The WHO is an agency of the United Nations that serves to help coordinate and monitor international medical education programs. The WHO recognizes a medical school if it is deemed an appropriate education or training institution for healthcare workers.

    Additionally, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) considers AUSOM a recognized medical school. This recognition permits AUSOM’s graduates to pursue Canadian residency positions and Canadian medical licensure. This includes taking the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), which is the Canadian equivalent of the USMLE.

    At Avalon University School of Medicine, our goal is to ensure that students and graduates of the medical school program are prepared and successful in all aspects of their medical career endeavors. The faculty at Avalon University provides a unique and modern medical education experience; while continually focusing on the preparation for the USMLE.

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  • October 9, 2017 /  School & Schoolarship
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    Did you know that the new US government is committed to helping single moms return to school? Many mothers are not aware that the Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available, but there are big benefits to finding out as much as you can about this offer.

    Given the state of our economy this is a great time to be finishing or furthering your education; even more so if you are a single mother. When the economy bounces back (which it always does), qualified workers are going to be in big demand. Having that degree will make you qualified for that job you have always wanted.

    Here are some of the important things to know about Obama’s “Mom’s Return To School” grants and scholarships.

    Federal Pell Grants

    One of the first bills introduced by Obama, the Federal Pell Grants are being increased for low income students. That means the maximum grant allowed now is $5100 instead of $4050. There is even talk of raising it more. If you are a single mother then is one of the very best grants that you can get.

    You can apply for this grant by choosing a college or university that you wish to attend. Make sure they are running your chosen program or course first.

    You then fill out a deferral FAFSA form and have it submitted.

    Tax Benefits for Studying Moms

    The first four thousand dollars of money applied toward higher education is tax free according to the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

    Grants for Online Study

    If you are planning on attending an online school then be aware that Obama’s “Mom’s Return To School” government grant program is still an option for you . If you think about it studying using an online school just makes a lot of sense for a single mother who wants to be available for her kids.

    You can also look for additional grants and scholarships you qualify for. You may be surprised to find that some are even suited for single mothers and may offer more money.