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The independent think tank organisation, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, looks at Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, the Middle East and the USA in its review of global events and developments.

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Posted by mark - June 30, 2015 at 2:13 am

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Constitutional Law experts: Can an executive branch simply reject a subpeona?

In the grand scheme of things, does the Bush presidential team have the constitutional right to cite executive privilege in response of a subpeona from the Legislative branch?

This is not a question posed to inspire political infighting; more a response to an answer I heard on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" from expert Johnathon Turley. According to Turley, the executive branch is unlawfully interpreting the executive clause of the constitution. By attempting to use legal measures to delay any accountability, the executive branch may be pursuing illegal activities. The show transcripts haven’t been published yet, so I can’t reference Turley’s comments, but I’m not quite sure how the Bush team is breaking the law.

Thanks for your input!

The Constitution does not spell out Executive Privilege, but, neither does it give the Congress the right to demand documents from the President. The concept of Executive Privilege is rooted in the idea of separation of powers, where each branch is supposed to function essentially independent of the other, except where specified by the Constitution. As the Constitution does not specify what is to be done in this case, the standard, with the exception of explicitly illegal activity, has been that Congress does not have the right to demand documentation from the White House.

In this case, they are merely trying to find illegal activity. In the cases of Watergate and Whitewater, there was explicit illegal activity, and in both cases, the White House lost its bid to protect documentation, but in most cases where there is no available evidence of illegal activity, the courts typically side with the White House on the legality of refusing documents.

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Posted by mark - June 29, 2015 at 1:27 am

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How to Get the Work Permit for UAE

People aspire to work in the UAE as there is a general belief that there is a lot of money in UAE. People feel that a few years of work in UAE will settle them financially for life. Also, since income here is tax-free, all that one earns is at disposal. Thus, the lure of jobs in UAE is very high. That is also the reason why the population I n this part of the world is fast growing. However, like in any other country, there are certain rules and guidelines that one has to follow to get a job in UAE.

For an expatriate to work in UAE, the first requirement is to have a residential permit. It’s only after you have residential permit that you can apply for labor card, which is mandatory to work in the UAE. Once the labor card is in place, the person is eligible to attain employment in the UAE. To obtain the residential permit, one needs to have a legal sponsor in the country. A legal sponsor could either be a relative or the company who is going to employ you. It is only after one gets a sponsor in the company that the residential permit is issued.

As per the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the UAE, this permit is issued only for a period of 30 days initially. This is basis the proof that you have acquired or are about to acquire a job in the UAE). Once you land the job, the rules of land dictates that the company that employs you will process all the formalities required for getting you the work permit. At the same time you cannot leave the company that sponsored for another company without their permission and the correct re-processing of the visa.

There is one more way one can get into the UAE to work here. Investor/business visa is issued is the applicant has a minimum of Dh70, 000 in the share capital. This type of visa enables you to be here and do business. The initial duration of this visa is three years.

For a successful job hunt in UAE, it is important to network properly. Try to network with fellow countrymen in UAE as it will help you in getting a job. If you are applying through a gulf employment agency, they will make sure that your hunt is successful. If you apply directly, the employer will help you in getting the initial entry visa and most likely, even pay for your to-and-fro airfare. While applying directly, accompany your CV with a cover letter is desirable.

A job in the UAE can be very well paying and the lifestyle luxurious but there are a few things that one has to keep in mind when one starts working in the WAE. It is a conservative Muslim society. Especially, when it comes to the interaction between men and women, one has to be very careful. Make sure you never touch and attempt to touch a woman even for a handshake. Even complimenting a woman is taken as an offence. Also, at parties or even at office, do not ever enquire about wives or daughters of any male friends. This might land you in trouble. It is needless to say here that live-in relationships are absolutely unacceptable. Take care that you do not gift anything to women colleagues or wives/ daughters of your colleagues in UAE. Since the society is so conservative in UAE, it is advisable to remain aloof from female company, as much as possible. Otherwise, you will trespass conventions unknowingly. This might land you in trouble. However, a little constraint will make your time smooth.

Immigration authorities in UAE are very particular about the documentation process. So, it is important that you remain careful about all the documents that are required for entry and subsequent employment in UAE. The absence of even a single document can lead to your visa being cancelled or refused. This will put your plans of working in UAE in jeopardy. So, be careful about carrying all the required documents. Passport, obviously, is a must for traveling abroad. The passport should have at least six months validity. If your spouse and children are accompanying you, they should also be carrying separate passports. Make sure there should not be any Israel entry visa stamp on the passport. This will get your visa refused. Do carry a copy of your marriage certificate (if your spouse is accompanying you). For those ladies who want their children to stay with them, they must have a letter of consent from the father of the children which is certified and attested. Get all documents attested in your own country only. Also, carry official transcripts of your qualifications so far.

Geetika Jain

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Posted by mark - June 28, 2015 at 12:57 am

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New World Bank Conservation

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Posted by mark - June 27, 2015 at 12:53 am

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Teaching Jobs in Bahrain

Bahrain, the smallest of the Gulf States offers amazing job opportunities in various fields, teaching being one of them. There are good career opportunities for teachers, especially for teaching English. The demand for English teachers in Bahrain is quite high. The reason is that it is the preferred language of communication between locals and the expatriate population living here. Also, English is the most preferred language in hotels, at airports and other businesses that involve services. The natives in Bahrain are not fluent in English so there is a need to train them. This accounts for the huge demand of English teachers in Bahrain.

The national curriculum in schools has it mandatory that English be taught as a second language. However, since there are no native English speakers, the demand for expatriates to teach English in Bahrain is there. Due to cultural differences, the state education system is unable to employ native English speakers and employs foreigners in the position of English teachers. For this purpose, teaching jobs are advertised through various platforms such as newspapers, web sites and other publications.

In Bahrain, there are many private schools where mostly the children of expatriate population study. These schools use English as a medium to teach all subjects. Thus, English teachers are absorbed here in good numbers. Also, there are a few French schools where the medium of instruction is French but in these schools too, English is taught as a subject. So, these schools also require good English teachers.

Apart from schools, English teachers are required in private language schools. These schools cater to the local Bahrain population that wants to get trained in English for obvious reasons. These also cater to the non-English speaking expatriate population that wants to polish its command over the language. Talented English teachers are needed in these schools as well. However, in these schools the hours of working can be long and one cannot expect to get only morning shifts in these jobs. These schools cater to people who are already working so they need to be taught in the evenings after their working day. Sometimes, these training schools require teachers to attend their own training courses. This is required to train the teachers in the particular training methods that the schools adhere to.

Then, one can also look to give private English tuitions in Bahrain. This is a lucrative option and a significant source of employment in the gulf. Some teachers opt for this as a part-time work in the free hours apart from their regular work. This helps one earn a little extra from the regular income. The demand for such tutors is not always high but it rises in the examination season. People hire part time English tutors to help them prepare for exams. There is another surge in demand for English tutors when the results are declared. Those who fail and need to improve go to these tutors before reappearing for their paper. Advertisements for such tutors are generally published in newspapers.

In Bahrain, the British Council also recruits English language teachers for its centers here. To get a job in the British Council, one requires a recognized qualification, such as an RSA diploma or PGCE in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Another requisite is a minimum of two years’ teaching experience. English teachers are also hired as translators and interpreters in Bahrain. The demand of translators is particularly high in for legal and contractual documentation and technical papers while interpreters are mostly required at seminars and on management training courses. These types of jobs are generally part-time or on a short-term basis.

If one chooses to work as a teacher in Bahrain, a few things have to be kept in mind. Bahrain is a conservative Arabic country. It does not allow expatriates to become permanent residents. The country is looking at making its own population self-sufficient. Currently, it is developmental stage thus it requires the services of expatriates. Expatriates are generally treated well and paid handsomely and at the end of their tenure are rewarded for their services. The laws of the country are very strict and the lifestyle conservative. However, if one stays at the right side of the law, there should not be much trouble.

The country does not permit homosexuality or live-in relationships. Be very careful while dealing with women. The culture here does not encourage mingling between men and women. So, be very sure before moving to Bahrain. It is advisable o consult one’s foreign office before taking up any job in Bahrain. The laws regarding work permit are also strict. One needs to have a local sponsor in Bahrain to get the permission to work here. The employer is generally the sponsor who gets the formalities done. If one is going through an agent, then the agent looks after such formalities. However, it is always better to go through a reliable sponsor to avoid and legal problems later on.

The best part about working in Bahrain is the amount of money that one can earn here. There are no taxes to be paid so one can enjoy all the extra money at disposal.

anirban das

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Posted by mark - June 26, 2015 at 12:42 am

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New Technology Improves Water Conservation

Millions of people around the world are living without access to clean drinking water. To draw attention to what some experts are calling one of the largest public issues of our time; World Water Day was established as an international day of observance and action. According to the UN, more than half of the world will be living with water shortages in the next 50 years.

One solution to the growing problem is reclaiming and recycling water instead of disposing it into oceans and rivers. Using new technology, a growing number of communities in the U.S. are starting to reuse and recycle water. This new process takes water through three steps, first traveling through hollow fiber membranes that remove 99.99 percent of all bacteria, then through reverse osmosis and finally through advanced oxidation using ultraviolet light. The result is near-distilled quality water. The entire process consumes about 50% less energy than importing water from outside sources.
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Posted by mark - June 25, 2015 at 12:34 am

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