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  • Today’s Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Agenda

    first_imgConsent ItemsApproval of August 27, 2019 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes Auditor: Claims Voucher Report 8/26-8/30Sheriff’s Office: Surplus Request for (2) VehiclesCommissioners: Transfer Request for Travel Line Item Old BusinessUniversity Parkway Corridor Plan Department Head ReportsNew BusinessLeadership EvansvilleCAJE: Aurora, Inc. Update Final Reading of CO.09-19-023: Establishing a Victim Services Expense FundSuperintendent of County BuildingsLease Renewal Agreement with Cultural Resource AnalystsLease Renewal Agreement with Tom Barrowscenter_img AGENDA Of Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersSeptember 3, 2019, At 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items Superior CourtsTreatment Court Assessment AgreementWork Release Assessment Agreement Public CommentAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • Tips for international students – Choose your degree program wisely based…

    first_imgEvery year hundreds of thousands of young students from countries around the world achieve their dream of studying in the U.S. in programs ranging from two-year associate degrees to  Phds. While most receive a great U.S. education, many are short sighted, choosing degree programs which earn them little more than a degree and one year work permit after graduation, with no hope of obtaining extended work authorization or an H-1B work visa in the U.S.Foreign students shouldn’t cheat themselves American students can afford the luxury of taking liberal arts programs, history, archeology and similar degrees because they can work anywhere after graduation without restriction. However, international students who do the same, and want to stay in the US after graduation, often cheat themselves from available post-graduation immigration options, which would  allow them to work up to 3 years, then allowing them to apply for an H-1B work visa or employment based U.S. Residency. The problem is that young students everywhere often choose degree programs based upon what they want to study, not on what they should study, in order to get the best opportunities upon graduation. This is the point at which parents of international students should become heavily involved in the process and educate themselves about an investment in their child’s U.S. education and the potential payoffs, versus the high cost of international fees. Invest wisely in a US college educationInternational students often pay three times or more in tuition rates than U.S. students. Parents whose children choose dead-end degree programs end up paying thousands for tuition and living expenses for their children to attend a U.S. college, only to find that their children graduate, work one year in the U.S., then must return home without any advanced career opportunities available to them in America. Students are equally shocked to learn that the liberal arts degree they hold was enjoyable, but literally useless for any U.S. work visa options following graduation. Attain more than a bachelor’s degree The reason is that there are very limited options for international students who have at least a Bachelor’s degree to obtain a work visa in the U.S.. The H-1B work visa allows U.S. employers to sponsor foreign workers with the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, but only in certain professions, which the USCIS believes are considered “specialty occupations”. In addition, under new Trump policies, it is getting much more difficult to prove that a job offered by a U.S. company qualifies as a “specialty occupation”, even for typically professional jobs like those for engineers and accountants. The most difficult degrees for H-1B work visas, other than general degrees for liberal arts, graphic design, fine art, communications, music, airline pilot, etc and now even including general degrees in business and computers. Aim for STEM courses and degreesThis is where college degree programs in “Stem” fields, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math have so much importance to international students. Stem field professions are in high demand in the U.S. technology sector and are fields which there are a shortage of U.S. workers to fill the available jobs. As such, under immigration regulations, international students who graduate with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field are entitled to three years of work authorization called “Optional Practical Training” or OPT, which allows them to work for U.S. companies following graduation. They are also eligible to be sponsored by a U.S. company for an H-1B work visa in the yearly H-1B lottery, and if they do not make it into the first year, they have several more years to try. Most importantly, it is much easier for graduates of STEM fields to be sponsored by a U.S. company for a Green Card.last_img read more

  • And the ‘Zero Energy Challenge’ Winner Is …

    first_imgAn energy-efficiency pilot program called Zero Energy Challenge, in which five Massachusetts builders competed to construct ultra-efficient market-rate and affordable homes, this week announced the Challenge winner.Bick Corsa Construction took the $25,000 top prize for a 1,152-sq.-ft. three-bedroom home the company completed last year in Montague for about $200,000. Occupied since December by its owners, Tina Stephens and Doug Clarke, the home has so far produced more electricity than it has used. The contest was sponsored by the state’s investor-owned electric utilities – National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Mass Electric Company. A ceremony held on Monday at the Massachusetts State House featured distribution of a total of $50,000 in prize money (the second-place prize was $15,000, the third-place award $10,000) and a talk by Secretary Ian Bowles of the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.Contest competitorsSecond place went to builder R. Carter Scott, of Transformations Inc., who worked with a price cap of $195,000 to construct a 1,232-sq.-ft. three-bedroom affordable home in Townsend that includes a well-insulated shell – R42 walls, R64 ceilings, and triple-pane windows – and a 5.7 kW PV system. The house earned a HERS verification rating of –2.30.Anne Perkins of Rural Development took third place for construction of a 1,392-sq.-ft. three-bedroom affordable attached home in Greenfield with a HERS rating of 18.7. The two-story building includes 3.42 kW PV system and solar thermal hot water.Fourth place went to engineer Mark Sevier for a 2,960-sq.-ft. market-rate three-bedroom in Sudbury that combines passive solar design with PV and solar hot water systems. The building’s HERS verification came in at 14.86.In fifth place was the nonprofit charity Bread & Roses Housing, whose 2,080-sq.-ft. affordable attached three-bedroom home in Lawrence is the first the organization has built to far surpass the Energy Star standard (a HERS maximum of 85) it has used for previous projects. Its contest home earned a HERS rating of 43.70.last_img read more

  • LeBron on doubters’ criticism: ‘I stopped caring a long time ago’

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teng scores 35, carries Flying V past Gamboa to stay unscathed BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast But having doubters is nothing new for the 32-year-old superstar, who admitted to have  “stopped caring a long time ago” about the negative things said and written about him.“I really don’t hear the noise. I couldn’t really care less. It really doesn’t matter to me,” he told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst prior to game two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The narrative and people writing articles and things like that, I don’t care. Those things doesn’t bother me. So it’s hard for me to even tell my teammates, hey, don’t listen to it, because I don’t even get involved in it,” he added.James, meanwhile, has continued his annual playoff social media lockdown to get his sights set on reclaiming the Larry O’Brien trophy. View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last year, his squad dug themselves from a 3-1 hole against the Warriors, en route to the city’s first ever NBA championship. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA seasonADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Image: Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPNaysayers are once again having a field day, as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently behind two games against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals.READ: NBA: Durant, Curry lead Warriors to rout of Cavs, 2-0 series leadADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more