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Sutherland Secondary School International Development Week Profile 2012

This Student Leadership Council in North Vancouver is working to improve the lives of children in Nepal.
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MA Media and International Development

Dr Martin Scott discusses the MA Media and International Development course in the School of international Development at the University of East Anglia.

Leadership and International Development – Q&A Part 4

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Q&A: What do immigration attorneys actually do?

Question by mari: What do immigration attorneys actually do?
I am planning on applying for law school soon, and I think I want to go into immigration law. The problem is, I have an idea in my head of what an immigration attorney does all day, but that might not necessarily be the reality of the job. Are there any immigration attorneys who can tell me how they spend their day?

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Answer by Squat1
They assist immigrates in applying for citizenship and making certain all paperwork and support documents are properly completed and filed.

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Mrs. Wisconsin International ? Jayne Black ? Named SavingsFund National Spokesperson

Mrs. Wisconsin International – Jayne Black – Named SavingsFund National Spokesperson











Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

The National Financial Educators Council announces Jayne Black, 2013 Mrs. Wisconsin International, is the National Spokesperson for SavingsFund – a crowdfunding platform that helps families save for their children’s future while providing them a financial education.

SavingsFund.com allows friends and family members to give toward a child’s long-term savings or college fund. The stated objective is to help them start saving early, consistently and give them the monetary skills needed to be good stewards of the financial gifts.

“One of the features I like most about SavingsFund is that as the child’s money grows, their knowledge of personal finance topics grows,” states Jayne Black. “Love that it’s for more than college savings and encompasses a home purchase and a focus on financial security.”

Jayne Black is the mother of 6 children and the current Mrs. Wisconsin International 2013. She is active in promoting the financial literacy movement through her organization Saving Smart for Five Generations. Jayne, a graduate from the Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute, is also a personal finance writer published in Forbes.

“Jayne’s passion for promoting financial literacy and her commitment to helping families prepare for their financial future makes her a great fit for her role as SavingsFund National Spokesperson. Because of her notoriety we will be able to reach more people and help them overcome the financial challenges many face today,” states Vince Shorb, CMO of the National Financial Educators Council.

The NFEC developed SavingsFund as part of their social enterprise business model. The service and the financial education material is complimentary for families receiving gifts. SavingsFund was designed to help families start to save money early while providing their children a timely financial education.
























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Face2Face with international development – Meet Vu Thi Ha from Vietnam

Vu Thi Ha from Vietnam heads a successful business in her community. She presents an example of how empowering women in developing countries helps contribute…
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ATA Hosts DC Summit on Federal Telemedicine and mHealth Policy

ATA Hosts DC Summit on Federal Telemedicine and mHealth Policy











American Telemedicine Association


Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

This week, the American Telemedicine Association is hosting a special Federal Telemedicine Policy Summit to review rapidly developing national telehealth policies and explore new opportunities for providers utilizing remote healthcare technologies. The Summit takes place June 27-28, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

“Our goal is to clarify the many opportunities that exist for the expansion of telemedicine and mHealth within existing federal policy, as well as new openings that will come about as part of ongoing national health reform,” said Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association. “At the same time, by showcasing a broad consensus of support for telemedicine, we hope to push Congress and the Administration for increased adoption of these vital health services.”

The ATA Federal Telemedicine Policy Summit is an opportunity to hear and interact with leaders from Congress, key federal agencies and influential policy thinkers about the latest developments affecting telemedicine. The Summit includes participation of major telehealth stakeholders, including healthcare providers, business interests, medical societies, consumer groups and more.

Confirmed speakers include:


Michael J. Amery, Esq., Legislative Counsel, American Academy of Neurology

Edward M. Brown, MD, President, ATA; Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network

Gary Capistrant, Senior Director, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association

Jot Carpenter, Vice President, Government Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association

Amy Comstock Rick, JD, Chief Executive Officer, Parkinson’s Action Network

Adam Darkins, MD, MPHM, FRCS, Chief Consultant for Telehealth Services, Veterans Health Administration

Maggie Elehwany, Government Affairs and Policy Vice President, National Rural Health Association

Congressman Gregg Harper, Mississippi, 3rd District, U.S. House of Representatives

Trent Harkrader, Associate Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine Association

Jeffrey A. Mitchell, Counsel, Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP

Stephanie Mohl, Government Relations Manager, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

Gavin W. O’Brien, Project Manager, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institutes of Standards and Technology

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Nick Schilligo, Director, State Government Affairs, American Osteopathic Association

Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Pennsylvania, 5th District, U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Mike Thompson, California, 5th District, U.S. House of Representatives

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

All interested parties are encouraged to attend the ATA Federal Policy Summit. Complimentary press passes are available. For complete program and registration information please visit http://www.americantelemed.org/summit.

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership work to fully integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://www.americantelemed.org.























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