Asia Education

LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

By Wed, Dec 19, 2012 2:21PM UTC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury awarded $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency. Jurors on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International Inc. and its owner, Lourdes Navarro, failed to properly disclose the fees for the 350

Researchers create ‘nanoflowers’ for energy storage, solar cells

By Wed, Dec 19, 2012 7:00AM UTC

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells. “Creating these GeS nanoflowers is exciting because

Cambodia moves to shut internet cafes

By Tue, Dec 18, 2012 2:48PM UTC

In a country with few computers, authorities want to limit children’s access to internet cafes Imagine for a moment you have to check in at the internet cafés as you do in a hotel: – Welcome sir to the Phnom Penh Internet Café, the only one in town out of

Gabriella Marcelino’s interview on Heart FM

By Tue, Dec 18, 2012 11:27AM UTC

You asked where my dreams have taken me since I left IHS in 2006, I’ve been working in Cape Town at 5 star hotels, then this year I decided I wanted a change, and overseas was the way to go.

Ever since, I have been working in Spain, France, Ibiza, Croatia, and Italy on private yachts … that’s my career!

Schools and students are targets worldwide

By Sun, Dec 16, 2012 12:05PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A half-day before a young gunman committed one of the deadliest school attacks in U.S. history, a Chinese farmer took a kitchen knife and hacked at more than 20 children as they entered their rural elementary school. Though the outcomes are different — 28 dead in Connecticut,