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Did Trump pay hush money to an adult film star to prevent her from talking during polls?

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WASHINGTON: A section of press has reported that Trump had, by means of a lawyer, paid $130,000 to an adult star to stop her from talking during the election apropos an alleged consensual relationship the duo had back in 2006. 

Negating the allegation, the star said: “I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false. My involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more…

“Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump completely false. If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump… you would be reading about it in my book”.

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Over 100 Pakistani students to study in USA (Text and Video)

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KARACHI: A pre-departure orientation ceremony of over 100 students who will begin their graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States was hosted by United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan on Monday 17th of July here at Avari Towers.

Susan Ross, Cultural Attache of the Consulate General of USA in Karachi addressed the parents and students who have got admissions in bachelor, masters and Ph.D. programs in the universities including Dartmouth College, University of Texas Arlington, Boston University, New York University, University of Houston, Washington State UniversitySusan Ross stated: “I’m really pleased to be here, I really really like these kinds of events because I know that everyone in the room (as has been mentioned before) had to work really hard to get to this point. So I would re-iterate the congratulations toward you and commend you for your accomplishments and were really here to wish you well. Some of us will be participating in your breakout sessions and your activities this evening. I also wanted to commend you for your courage. It’s not easy to leave your home and go somewhere very unfamiliar very different from where you used to be. And to embark on your course of study and path that will take you and a direction that is yet unknown so from the US Consulate to you congratulations to you and go forth with our admiration and support.” etcJanan Ali Mirza, who is going to the University of Central Florida said:“I’m currently a pre-engineering student and I’m going to the state of Florida in the University of Central Florida to continue mechanical engineering. I went to Mama Parsi Girl’s Secondary School and then I went to Agha Khan higher secondary school and now I’m going to the US for my education my visa is for 5 years. I intend to study there for 4 years and then for some experience. And then I tend to come back and to work over here. I already have a scholarship but it’s not too much so I plan on increasing that scholarship by improving my grades more and more. (What a student should do to get scholarship/admission at an American University?) Okay, first of all, you need to plan exactly what you want to study. And then you need to decide a state where you want to study where its best according to your major. And then you just research and research and apply according to what you can afford and what you want to do.”

Izan Ahmed who will be studying at the Grinnell College said: “I’m going to Grinnell College in Iowa… and… I’ll be leaving next month. I did my O Levels from Indus Academy and A levels from Nixor College and I applied through there. I’m going to be studying math, chemistry and physics and maybe computer science I’m not sure, I’m going to decide that later. I do have a (70%) scholarship at Grinnell College. I’d just advise that you should start early and not like waiting for the last moment. And for example, if you’re writing the essays for the colleges just start like 5 to 6 months early.  Because that’s what I regret doing and you’re going to like to cramp up in the end. And just prepare for your SAT as well from really early. And yeah you’ll do a great job and extracurricular just be a part of that, be a part of the sports team or debate team it’s going to help you out”.According to details, overall 150 pupils from across the country secured admissions for their higher education in the US. As compared to 2017, this year the number of students has augmented by 14.7 percent. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan-United States governments had formed USEF (P) back in 1950. USEF-P is guided by a bi-national commission composed of an equal number of Pakistanis and Americans, with the chair alternating each year between a Pakistani and an American. Advisers at USEF centers assist students with researching choices and preparing for standardized tests, applying and securing admission, financing education, preparing for and securing the U.S. student visa.

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PS: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) helps Pakistani students achieve their dreams of U.S. higher education through its scholarship programs and free advising services. The orientation sessions include practical student information for an international program of study in the United States to maximize the takeaways from such potentially life-changing experiences. The sessions are designed to help ensure that Pakistani students fully benefit from their travel and study abroad experience. Topics covered include travel documentation, campus life, academics, U.S. society, and culture. The goal of all USEFP programs is to help Pakistanis learn more about the U.S. and to help Americans learn more about Pakistan and its people.

 

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26 Eng.-language teachers return from 6-week exchange in US

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ISLAMABAD: U.S. Embassy Regional English Language Office held an event on Sunday (15th July) for 26 English-language teachers returning to Pakistan after completing the six-week Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the United States. 

 The TEA Program provides secondary-school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject area enhance their teaching skills and engage with American teachers and students.

American Embassy Regional English Language Officer Maria Snarski welcomed the alumni back to Pakistan. “Your new insights of educational practices and your time in the United States should be shared far and wide,” Snarski said. “Your stories will help illustrate the value of these types of exchanges and encourage others to apply for similar opportunities.” 

 Raj, an alumnus from KP, was enthusiastic about his experience in the U.S.  “The TEA program changed my beliefs about what’s possible in the classroom,” he said. 

 The second group of TEA Program participants left for the U.S. today. 

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US Asst. Sec. for Education meets Chairman HEC Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD:  Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce visited Islamabad July 11-13 to highlight the wide range of State Department education and exchange opportunities the U.S. Embassy offers to Pakistanis.

She met Dr. Tariq Banuri, the chairman of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, which is working to foster a culture of quality in Pakistan’s higher education sector through scholarly interaction among US and Pakistani faculty and administrators.  They also discussed the continuing educational partnership between the American and Pakistani governments, including the Fulbright Program. 

Fulbright is the American government’s flagship academic exchange program, and, thanks to contributions by both the American and Pakistani governments, Pakistan’s program is contributing to a greater capacity for cooperation and closer ties across all sectors of society. 

The United States Educational Foundation administers the Fulbright Program in Pakistan, and Royce met with the organization’s executive director, Rita Akhtar.  The Assistant Secretary also spoke to 156 Pakistanis preparing to depart for the U.S., where they will pursue advanced studies and research in the Fulbright’s Master’s, Ph.D. and Foreign Language Teaching Assistant programs.

She gave opening remarks to 210 accomplished alumni of U.S. exchange programs, including eight alumni from Afghanistan, at the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network international conference.

The U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office sponsors numerous English-language initiatives for students and teachers, and Royce met participants at one of those programs:  a two-week workshop on teaching English for 40 female madrassa teachers from across Pakistan.

Royce also visited the Pakistan National Council for the Arts, where she met Executive Director Jamal Shah and learned about the work of some of Pakistan’s best-known artists.

ISLAMABAD: Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce seen meeting Pakistani students, teachers, and artists during her visit to Pakistan.

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