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Pakistani community in France neglected, abandoned

PARIS: Pakistani community in France has unlimited complaints from the Pakistani embassy in Paris and term it as alien place for them. They also criticized the staff attitude as non-cooperative and cut off from its own community.

Ahmad Jalal, member of Pakistani Community in Paris, shared his personal experience in the Pakistani embassy, told the Express Tribune, “As I applied for my national identity card in December this year but yet to get it and have no response from the embassy as well. What I believe, our embassy is not linked with majority of the Pakistanis but only with few people. Overall they are cut from the Pakistani community. Pakistani community does not have that access to the embassy which should have them. They need to integrate more with the Pakistani community.” Read More…..

Indonesia is considering importing rice from India and Pakistan, as well as from traditional suppliers Thailand and Vietnam via government-to-government deals, Trade Minister Mari Pangestu said on Wednesday.

“We are exploring all possibilities. India is one of our source alternatives, and also Pakistan,” Pangestu told reporters. Read More

 

Labor Ministry outlines details of Nitaqat program

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS

Published: Jun 11, 2011 23:56

DAMMAM: The Labor Ministry announced on Saturday that private companies in the green and premium categories — the companies who are abiding by Saudization rules or who have exceptional track records in this regard — would enjoy a lot of benefits and incentives from Sept. 10 for their efforts in employing more Saudis.

It said companies would be able to know their position by visiting the ministry’s website www.mol.gov.sa.

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http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article452690.ece

Creative writing tests limit creativity

The Stats review found that the creative writing test does not allow children to demonstrate their imagination.

Team of head teachers led by peer recommends teachers assess writing throughout year, instead of in single test

A writing test taken by 11-year-olds in England should be scrapped because it stops children being creative, a government review has found.

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, will appeal to businesses to recruit young and unemployed British people ahead of “labour from abroad”.

Duncan Smith will use a speech to a thinktank in Spain to say of school-leavers: “We need businesses to give them a chance,” and appeal for industry to assist the government in giving Britons jobs.

The Stats review found that the creative writing test does not allow children to demonstrate their imagination.

Team of head teachers led by peer recommends teachers assess writing throughout year, instead of in single test

A writing test taken by 11-year-olds in England should be scrapped because it stops children being creative, a government review has found. Read More

 

Appeals to businesses to employ young Britons

July’2011

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, will appeal to businesses to recruit young and unemployed British people ahead of “labour from abroad”.

Duncan Smith will use a speech to a thinktank in Spain to say of school-leavers: “We need businesses to give them a chance,” and appeal for industry to assist the government in giving Britons jobs. Read More

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