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Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by tzetzefly(m): 5:54pm On Aug 19
igbonerd:

I applied for a B1/B2 visa and have an interview scheduled for next month. This is my first time and as such, I need a couple clarifications:
-I'm currently serving and I made that known in my application. Would that hold up when they ask what my home ties are?
-I'm going on the strength of an American friend's invitation. He is going to foot the entire bill from the round trip plane ticket to the cost of my stay there. He's a tax-paying citizen with a well-paying job. Would that raise any red flag with them?
-Should he send his the letter of invitation, his affidavit of sponsorship, his bank statement, etc, directly to the consulate or to me?

Please, I'd appreciate your response.

You say you're currently serving i.e. NYSC. And have you been permitted for this foreign trip at this time?

Only a close relative can effectively sponsor your trip from abroad.

I am sorry, your friend is not in that category.
Travel / Re: World Airline Awards 2014- The Winners by Lordnath(m): 4:59pm On Aug 19
World's Best Airline Inflight Entertainment System

Nominees

1 Emirates
2 Singapore Airlines
3 Turkish Airlines
4 Qantas
5 Cathay Pacific Airways
6 Virgin Atlantic
7 Qatar Airways
8 Air New Zealand
9 Virgin Australia
10 Etihad Airways

The winner- Emirates cheesy I very much agree with this. Emirates' ICE makes one want to stay on the plane forever.

Travel / Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by igbonerd(m): 3:52pm On Aug 19
I applied for a B1/B2 visa and have an interview scheduled for next month. This is my first time and as such, I need a couple clarifications:
-I'm currently serving and I made that known in my application. Would that hold up when they ask what my home ties are?
-I'm going on the strength of an American friend's invitation. He is going to foot the entire bill from the round trip plane ticket to the cost of my stay there. He's a tax-paying citizen with a well-paying job. Would that raise any red flag with them?
-Should he send his the letter of invitation, his affidavit of sponsorship, his bank statement, etc, directly to the consulate or to me?

Please, I'd appreciate your response.
Travel / Re: How Can One Overcome The Fear Of Flying? by justi4jesu: 1:39pm On Aug 19
sunnyshayne: Fellow NL, every human alive has his or her phobia. While some will be comfortable flying in a plane, others will detest it and would prefer to go buy bus. Some people cannot sail even if titanic was reconstructed but you will find somebody sleeping and snoring in a canoe.

I fly once in awhile and I meet people on board who have a terrible fear for flying and from the look on their face one can deduce that if not for their job, position or mission, they will never fly.

I have this friend who has traveled wide but yet he is yet to overcome this fear hence I'm tempted to ask, how can one overcome the fear of flying?

MOD front page please.

its not new, me too i detest flying but no option but to fly...like someone rightly said before flying confess all your sins and surrender yourself between hmmmm no ways about it if lipsrsealed
Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by igbonerd(m): 1:27pm On Aug 19
tzetzefly:

For now travel someplace else with your family. Apply together again on a future date.

I applied for a B1/B2 visa and have an interview scheduled for next month. This is my first time and as such, I need a couple clarifications:
-I'm currently serving and I made that known in my application. Would that hold up when they ask what my home ties are?
-I'm going on the strength of an American friend's invitation. He is going to foot the entire bill from the round trip plane ticket to the cost of my stay there. He's a tax-paying citizen with a well-paying job. Would that raise any red flag with them?
-Should he send his the letter of invitation, his affidavit of sponsorship, his bank statement, etc, directly to the consulate or to me?

Please, I'd appreciate your response.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by ValerieXO: 10:47am On Aug 18
DFodio: it depends on where you bought your ticket. Bought mine from flight hub. A link was attached to my electronic ticket. From the link I was able to view the type of plane I will be travelling with. The different seating arrangement and the available seats that have not been allocated. From there you can pick the one you want
oh ok, I guess I'll just have to research a little.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by blink6(m): 9:29am On Aug 18
DFodio: it depends on where you bought your ticket. Bought mine from flight hub. A link was attached to my electronic ticket. From the link I was able to view the type of plane I will be travelling with. The different seating arrangement and the available seats that have not been allocated. From there you can pick the one you want
Is flight hub like wakanow (agents)?
If yes, wats their website address?

Safe trip to CA.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by DFodio(m): 9:25am On Aug 18
ValerieXO: hi, how did you pick your seat online? I really want to do that.
it depends on where you bought your ticket. Bought mine from flight hub. A link was attached to my electronic ticket. From the link I was able to view the type of plane I will be travelling with. The different seating arrangement and the available seats that have not been allocated. From there you can pick the one you want
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by ValerieXO: 9:20am On Aug 18
DFodio: Experience was pretty smooth. The plane was big. I actually picked my seat online before moving. I like the window seat. Served us dinner and breakfast. For dinner. I chose Sphagetti with chicken. Took coffee with it and desertt. It was okay.

A woman actually collapsed on the flight just about 2 hours before getting to Frankfurt. People were scared. Thought it was Ebola but later got to know she was on medication.
hi, how did you pick your seat online? I really want to do that.

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by DFodio(m): 9:19am On Aug 18
tokiniofficial: Lol @ d woman. What about entertainment? Is d Wi-Fi in d flight strong enough? Are You guys allowed to tour d city a lil? wink



you can't leave the airport without a Germany visa. There is wifi on the plane but you have to pay and register for it
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by tokiniofficial(m): 9:14am On Aug 18
Lol @ d woman. What about entertainment? Is d Wi-Fi in d flight strong enough? Are You guys allowed to tour d city a lil? wink



DFodio: Experience was pretty smooth. The plane was big. I actually picked my seat online before moving. I like the window seat. Served us dinner and breakfast. For dinner. I chose Sphagetti with chicken. Took coffee with it and desertt. It was okay.

A woman actually collapsed on the flight just about 2 hours before getting to Frankfurt. People were scared. Thought it was Ebola but later got to know she was on medication.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by DFodio(m): 9:13am On Aug 18
DFodio: Experience was pretty smooth. The plane was big. I actually picked my seat online before moving. I like the window seat. Served us dinner and breakfast. For dinner. I chose Sphagetti with chicken. Took coffee with it and desertt. It was okay.

A woman actually collapsed on the flight just about 2 hours before getting to Frankfurt. People were scared. Thought it was Ebola but later got to know she was on medication.
had bread and tea for breakfast. Landing was pretty smooth. Though we had more male flight attendants than female one as applied to Emirates and Etihad. You will enjoy it. Presently waiting at the airport with two other Canada bound peeps. There is free wifi to access the IInternet. Pretty smooth. I'm sure you will enjoy it

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by DFodio(m): 9:10am On Aug 18
tokiniofficial: How's your experience with the flight so far? And please if you'll be a lil bit detailed about it I'll appreciate.


Experience was pretty smooth. The plane was big. I actually picked my seat online before moving. I like the window seat. Served us dinner and breakfast. For dinner. I chose Sphagetti with chicken. Took coffee with it and desertt. It was okay.

A woman actually collapsed on the flight just about 2 hours before getting to Frankfurt. People were scared. Thought it was Ebola but later got to know she was on medication.

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by verizon007(f): 1:38am On Aug 18
yes, Mr Femi
Grapehouse:
Thank God for journey mercies.....Were you on EgyptAir plane yday...I met one Mrs Ayo going to Saskatoon.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by Grapehouse: 1:36am On Aug 18
verizon007: Hi guys, to the the glory of God I arrived Saskatoon yesterday, I am trying to sort out accommodation, is there anybody looking for a roommate or would like to share a house with a fellow Nigerian.Team unisask![color=#000099][/color]
Thank God for journey mercies.....Were you on EgyptAir plane yday...I met one Mrs Ayo going to Saskatoon.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by luvly3(f): 1:19am On Aug 18
Grapehouse:

Awwww....can you imagine, where were in thesame plane MS 995 (2:55AM Cairo time) right?....a 4hr stop over at Cairo...then long 11:30hr to Toronto, touched down exactly at 7:30AM....Meal was good but I dont take sugar like that mehn (too much sugar), the trip was smooth, experienced pilots, the plane is almost new ....immigration officers were friendly....and ofcourse Toronto Int'l Airport is beautiful....MMIA is a NURTW park compared to it.
I recommend EgyptAir too.
Shalom


Hmmm nice.... Hope you are enjoying Canny?
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by Slimdel(f): 12:59am On Aug 18
Grapehouse:

Awwww....can you imagine, where were in thesame plane MS 995 (2:55AM Cairo time) right?....a 4hr stop over at Cairo...then long 11:30hr to Toronto, touched down exactly at 7:30AM....Meal was good but I dont take sugar like that mehn (too much sugar), the trip was smooth, experienced pilots, the plane is almost new ....immigration officers were friendly....and ofcourse Toronto Int'l Airport is beautiful....MMIA is a NURTW park compared to it.
I recommend EgyptAir too.
Shalom
Welcome to the land of sugar and processed foods cry grin
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by Grapehouse: 12:57am On Aug 18
luvly3: Reporting life from Toronto Canada.... glory be to God I arrived yesterday......

I recommend Egypt air business class to those who have not got tickets cos it's 100% beta Dan flying economy in European Airlines.... On the 11hrs 30 mins flight from Toronto the biz class seats reclines and can b transformed into a flat bed, so much comfort u ll forget u are in an airplane, got d ticket for 253k on wakanow (one way) , which is far cheaper Dan most economy on other flights.... Meals were ok, entertainment was OK as well...

Didn't even feel tired after d flight one bit cos of the comfort..... Got to Toronto 7:55am.... Immediately I got to where I stay, I took a shower and started cruising around town with a friend...

Was really skeptical abt taking Egypt air cos of d price but didn't regret it at all.... Only down side is dat dy don't serve alcohol onboard cos it's an Islamic Country ds wasn't a big deal for me though.... But u can have all d alcohol u want in d star Alliance lounge which is accessible to biz n first class passengers...

Awwww....can you imagine, where were in thesame plane MS 995 (2:55AM Cairo time) right?....a 4hr stop over at Cairo...then long 11:30hr to Toronto, touched down exactly at 7:30AM....Meal was good but I dont take sugar like that mehn (too much sugar), the trip was smooth, experienced pilots, the plane is almost new ....immigration officers were friendly....and ofcourse Toronto Int'l Airport is beautiful....MMIA is a NURTW park compared to it.
I recommend EgyptAir too.
Shalom

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Travel / WHO: Air Travel Is Low-risk For Ebola Transmission by Pita99(m): 10:40pm On Aug 17
The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low.

“Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” says Dr Isabelle Nuttall, Director of WHO Global Capacity Alert and Response. “It can only be transmitted by direct contact with the body fluids of a person who is sick with the disease.”

On the small chance that someone on the plane is sick with Ebola, the likelihood of other passengers and crew having contact with their body fluids is even smaller. Usually when someone is sick with Ebola, they are so unwell that they cannot travel. WHO is therefore advising against travel bans to and from affected countries.

“Because the risk of Ebola transmission on airplanes is so low, WHO does not consider air transport hubs at high risk for further spread of Ebola,” says Dr Nuttall.

In early August, after the meeting of the Ebola Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations, WHO provided advice to countries to help contain the current Ebola outbreak and prevent it from spreading further. The guidance recommended:

no ban on international travel or trade;
that countries be prepared to detect, investigate, and manage Ebola cases; including access to a qualified diagnostic laboratory for Ebola virus and, where appropriate, the capacity to identify and care for travellers originating from known Ebola-infected areas who arrive at international airports or major land crossing points with unexplained fever and other symptoms.
Worldwide, countries should provide their citizens traveling to Ebola-affected countries with accurate and relevant information on the Ebola outbreak and measures to reduce the risk of exposure. Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2014/ebola-travel/en/
Travel / How Can One Overcome The Fear Of Flying? by sunnyshayne(m): 10:53am On Aug 16
Fellow NL, every human alive has his or her phobia. While some will be comfortable flying in a plane, others will detest it and would prefer to go buy bus. Some people cannot sail even if titanic was reconstructed but you will find somebody sleeping and snoring in a canoe.

I fly once in awhile and I meet people on board who have a terrible fear for flying and from the look on their face one can deduce that if not for their job, position or mission, they will never fly.

I have this friend who has traveled wide but yet he is yet to overcome this fear hence I'm tempted to ask, how can one overcome the fear of flying?

MOD front page please.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by miri7b5N: 10:42pm On Aug 15
PeaceF: Anyone had triplets in the US? Am expecting triplets. I wish to have the babies in Atlanta. I have 2 daughters and will like to take then along. can't leave them for 3 months or more. I will take my mum too and employ a nanny there when the babies come as money is not an issue here. Will it be easy to get visa for myself, 2 daughters and my mum. Please I need advice


Triplets! Wow. Congrats oo. But mehn how do you plan to cope with 5 kidz and just 2 Adults? 3 Babies with 2 Adults I believe iz stressful enough, not to talk of 5!

How will you travel with the triplets on the plane when coming back? I think u and your mom are not even enough to take care of the triplets, not to talk of 2 more kids. ? Im sorry, I hate to sound so pessimistic, im just feeling for you in advance and dont know you can cope with all the work that this entails.


And I wonder if the VO won't consider this too during your interview, except she/he doesn't get to know, and/or doesn't ask.

I think you should think about this very well.. I sincerely have your best interest at heart.


All the best.

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Travel / Plane Dives As Pilot Slept Off. by Adolak(m): 8:35pm On Aug 15
India's civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning. TheTimes of Indiasaid the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it at an altitude assigned toanother aircraft last Friday. Air traffic controllers in Ankara had to issue an emergency warning to the co-pilot on duty, who the paper said "did not notice that the aircraft had lost altitude" because she was using her tablet computer at the time.The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday said it had summoned the captain and co-pilot for questioning over what it called a "serious incident" during the flight from Mumbai to Brussels while it was reportedly carrying 280 passengers."Both the pilots have been taken off the roster pending inquiry," said the regulator in a statement."Additionally, the Aircraft Accident InvestigationBureau has been asked to conduct a detailed investigation into the incident. "The airline said it had launched its own investigation
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/indian-plane-dives-1500m-as-pilot-sleeps-201481485238839673.html
Travel / Re: Italian Visa by wiseonemomoh(m): 2:25pm On Aug 15

WORD ! ! !
My cousin who travelled to Italy last year's October all in d name to "Hustle" just bought his plane ticket & wld be back tomorrow. His story abt Italy was just too pathetic. I can't imagine mysef doin d kind of job he did there just to save for his trip back home. I wld ve loved to mention d name of d city he's coming frm, but he often visit NL.
my guy dat is home problem.I have family over der,and am also joing dem soon
Travel / Pilot's Artificial Arm 'became Detached While Landing Plane' by kinisoo1: 8:54am On Aug 15
13 August 2014

A pilot lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land, an accident report has said.

The Flybe flight from Birmingham, with 47 passengers on board, was approaching Belfast City Airport in gusty conditions on 12 February.

It landed heavily but no-one was hurt and the plane was not damaged.

The pilot said he would be more cautious in future about checking his attachment, according to the report.

In a statement, Flybe said the senior captain was one of its "most experienced and trusted pilots", and the safety of passengers and crew had not been compromised in any way.

Shortly before beginning to land the Dash 8 aircraft, the 46-year-old had checked that his prosthetic lower left arm was securely attached to the clamp that he used to fly the aircraft, with the latching device in place.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said the captain had disconnected the autopilot and was manually flying the aircraft.

However, as he made the flare manoeuvre - a stage of the landing shortly before touchdown - "his prosthetic limb became detached from the yoke clamp, depriving him of control of the aircraft".

While he had thought about getting his co-pilot to take control, the time available and the challenging conditions meant his best course of action was to move his right hand from the power levers on to the yoke to regain control.

"He did this, but with power still applied and possibly a gust affecting the aircraft, a normal touchdown was followed by a bounce, from which the aircraft landed heavily," the report found.

The AAIB reported that the captain had said that in future he would be more cautious about checking the attachment on his prosthesis as he may have dislodged the latching mechanism.

He also said he would brief his co-pilots about the possibility of a similar event and that they should be ready to take control at any time.

'Safety checks'
Captain Ian Baston, Flybe's director of flight operations and safety, said it was an equal opportunities employer and "in common with most airlines, means we do employ staff with reduced physical abilities".

"The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority," he said.

"This means that Flybe not only adheres to the Civil Aviation Authority's strict requirements relating to the employment of staff with a reduced physical ability, but exceeds them to ensure that safety is never compromised.

He said an internal investigation following the incident had "determined a series of additional failsafe safety checks" that had been implemented "immediately to ensure that this type of incident could not happen again".

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28778728

Travel / Re: DV 2014 Winners Meet Here by johnsonadex: 3:00pm On Aug 14
maikeal: Greeting to you all... I'm happy to hear from you guys and to see that the good work of the thread has not stopped.. Just to add a few info that you guys may need..

1. Pls if you travelling, go to market and get a good,thick jacket that u'll use for your trip especially if you have long stop-overs, and if you are not used to extreme cold like me.. Cos i was almost frozen at morroco and moreover the plane is always cold so if u like urself, better carry one sweet jacket..(i swear,,you will thank me later)

2. It doesnt really matter the bank u are using to pay for ur greencard.. I used Enterprise Bank and it was awesome.. So any bank is good as long as: A. Its mastercard and B. It has been activated for internet banking...

3. When paying ur Greencard fee,the 3-digit number at the back of ur ATM card is ur pin.. Dont even think about using ur normal 4-digits ATM withdrawal pin cos it wont work..

4. At POE i wasnt asked to switch my phone on, my bag wasnt searched at all and i wasnt asked any questions at all... I guess i GOT REALLY LUCKY because i saw the way a lot of people were scruntinized and searched thoroughly,how their foods and valuables were destroyed, how they asked them to switch on their phones and how so many phones and gadjets were destroyed too because they weren't able to turn it on, probably because their batteries died on the way to U.S, so save ur battery, 1 bar wont hurt a fly!

5. According to the newyork 103.5 ktu fm's news i heard that countries that posses the EBOLA disease WILL be barred from entering the U.S until the disease is cured permanently, as a measure to prevent the disease from spreading... The law has NOT yet been pass down or decided yet.. So ur prayers will go a long way for those who aren't yet in the U.S...


I thought it would be nice to say 'hi' after a while now, and i have to confess that i miss you all and that every nerve in my body cant wait to see all of You in the U.S soon smiley... Adeboy,Armba,Chijen, kaydaddy,lakesideforchrist,jehovahfavour,phazika and all the founding members (i cant remember all your names) HOPE you all have not forgotten me sha?? smiley.. For your sake u berra dont forget me because i still have my KOBOKO.

VO response to the bolded part:

I have not heard that this is being considered -- and believe me, we are monitoring the situation carefully, so if it were being considered, I would have heard it.

Right now the important thing for everyone to do is just to stay calm and stay safe! Wash your hands, seek medical help if you feel ill, don't eat undercooked food and avoid contact with persons who are visibly ill. These are good ideas in general, not just for Ebola! Remember, your chances of catching Ebola are actually very very small, especially if you follow these sensible guidelines.

I've heard credible reports of people drinking salt water "to protect themselves" -- please let people know not to do that. Drinking large quantities of salt water can make you very ill or even kill you.

As always, you have my word that if our travel policies change, I will let you all know about it right away.

END


So, lets everybody keep praying as Maikael suggested. Our effort will not be in vain IJN

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Travel / Re: DV 2014 Winners Meet Here by Adeboy007(m): 9:35am On Aug 14
maikeal: Greeting to you all... I'm happy to hear from you guys and to see that the good work of the thread has not stopped.. Just to add a few info that you guys may need..

1. Pls if you travelling, go to market and get a good,thick jacket that u'll use for your trip especially if you have long stop-overs, and if you are not used to extreme cold like me.. Cos i was almost frozen at morroco and moreover the plane is always cold so if u like urself, better carry one sweet jacket..(i swear,,you will thank me later)

2. It doesnt really matter the bank u are using to pay for ur greencard.. I used Enterprise Bank and it was awesome.. So any bank is good as long as: A. Its mastercard and B. It has been activated for internet banking...

3. When paying ur Greencard fee,the 3-digit number at the back of ur ATM card is ur pin.. Dont even think about using ur normal 4-digits ATM withdrawal pin cos it wont work..

4. At POE i wasnt asked to switch my phone on, my bag wasnt searched at all and i wasnt asked any questions at all... I guess i GOT REALLY LUCKY because i saw the way a lot of people were scruntinized and searched thoroughly,how their foods and valuables were destroyed, how they asked them to switch on their phones and how so many phones and gadjets were destroyed too because they weren't able to turn it on, probably because their batteries died on the way to U.S, so save ur battery, 1 bar wont hurt a fly!

5. According to the newyork 103.5 ktu fm's news i heard that countries that posses the EBOLA disease WILL be barred from entering the U.S until the disease is cured permanently, as a measure to prevent the disease from spreading... The law has NOT yet been pass down or decided yet.. So ur prayers will go a long way for those who aren't yet in the U.S...



I thought it would be nice to say 'hi' after a while now, and i have to confess that i miss you all and that every nerve in my body cant wait to see all of You in the U.S soon smiley... Adeboy,Armba,Chijen, kaydaddy,lakesideforchrist,jehovahfavour,phazika and all the founding members (i cant remember all your names) HOPE you all have not forgotten me sha?? smiley.. For your sake u berra dont forget me because i still have my KOBOKO.

Welcome back my brother... I really appreciate the information u passed to us... It goes a long way.. Thank you and God bless you richly..

about the Ebola Virus.. We still praying and I believe it will never be out of control...

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Travel / Re: DV 2014 Winners Meet Here by maikeal: 11:56pm On Aug 13
Greeting to you all... I'm happy to hear from you guys and to see that the good work of the thread has not stopped.. Just to add a few info that you guys may need..

1. Pls if you travelling, go to market and get a good,thick jacket that u'll use for your trip especially if you have long stop-overs, and if you are not used to extreme cold like me.. Cos i was almost frozen at morroco and moreover the plane is always cold so if u like urself, better carry one sweet jacket..(i swear,,you will thank me later)

2. It doesnt really matter the bank u are using to pay for ur greencard.. I used Enterprise Bank and it was awesome.. So any bank is good as long as: A. Its mastercard and B. It has been activated for internet banking...

3. When paying ur Greencard fee,the 3-digit number at the back of ur ATM card is ur pin.. Dont even think about using ur normal 4-digits ATM withdrawal pin cos it wont work..

4. At POE i wasnt asked to switch my phone on, my bag wasnt searched at all and i wasnt asked any questions at all... I guess i GOT REALLY LUCKY because i saw the way a lot of people were scruntinized and searched thoroughly,how their foods and valuables were destroyed, how they asked them to switch on their phones and how so many phones and gadjets were destroyed too because they weren't able to turn it on, probably because their batteries died on the way to U.S, so save ur battery, 1 bar wont hurt a fly!

5. According to the newyork 103.5 ktu fm's news i heard that countries that posses the EBOLA disease WILL be barred from entering the U.S until the disease is cured permanently, as a measure to prevent the disease from spreading... The law has NOT yet been pass down or decided yet.. So ur prayers will go a long way for those who aren't yet in the U.S...


I thought it would be nice to say 'hi' after a while now, and i have to confess that i miss you all and that every nerve in my body cant wait to see all of You in the U.S soon smiley... Adeboy,Armba,Chijen, kaydaddy,lakesideforchrist,jehovahfavour,phazika and all the founding members (i cant remember all your names) HOPE you all have not forgotten me sha?? smiley.. For your sake u berra dont forget me because i still have my KOBOKO.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by godG: 12:07am On Aug 13
Feexo: Ojap, Imperiouxx and everybody, I am in a very difficult situation and I need advice from everyone. I applied to a school as a graduate student in political science- I plan to lecture ultimately- and I got my visa. My mom was meant to sponsor me but she died in an auto crash last December. I had been speaking with a professor who indicated an interest in us working together on- International Peace-Keeping and Conflict Resolution in sub-Saharan Africa. I could not qualify for funding because I was 1.8 point short of the threshold. However, he said I would be considered for GA in my second semester if I maintain a GP of 3.0, and 'if' there were funds left. But, he was emphatic on my getting a GA in my second year. The school accepts a payment plan, and I am thinking of raising some money from some of my friends- I have less than $2k as I am typing this- to complete the first semester, and see how it pans out.
My mind is running wild... I have been staying with a female friend here in NY who is a citizen since Sunday. A friend who has a green card in Texas using a green-card said I should go to school, try and get my SSN and come to Texas. Another friend said I should just hop on the next plane and come over to Arizona, and work on getting my papers...

I am terrified of not going to school and falling out of status; my greatest ambition is getting a doctorate and lecturing

Should I send an email to the prof first?

Should I contact the appropriate person in school and ask for the least I can pay on a monthly basis for the first semester?

I don't want to stay in NY for too long. I don't wanna make a mistake and ruin the good relationship we have out of sheer desperation.

What do you guys think?

The Beautiful People of this thread have said it all. Sir, in whatever you choose to do, stay strong.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by OjaP: 12:00am On Aug 13
Feexo: Ojap, Imperiouxx and everybody, I am in a very difficult situation and I need advice from everyone. I applied to a school as a graduate student in political science- I plan to lecture ultimately- and I got my visa. My mom was meant to sponsor me but she died in an auto crash last December. I had been speaking with a professor who indicated an interest in us working together on- International Peace-Keeping and Conflict Resolution in sub-Saharan Africa. I could not qualify for funding because I was 1.8 point short of the threshold. However, he said I would be considered for GA in my second semester if I maintain a GP of 3.0, and 'if' there were funds left. But, he was emphatic on my getting a GA in my second year. The school accepts a payment plan, and I am thinking of raising some money from some of my friends- I have less than $2k as I am typing this- to complete the first semester, and see how it pans out.
My mind is running wild... I have been staying with a female friend here in NY who is a citizen since Sunday. A friend who has a green card in Texas using a green-card said I should go to school, try and get my SSN and come to Texas. Another friend said I should just hop on the next plane and come over to Arizona, and work on getting my papers...
I am terrified of not going to school and falling out of status; my greatest ambition is getting a doctorate and lecturing
Should I send an email to the prof first?
Should I contact the appropriate person in school and ask for the least I can pay on a monthly basis for the first semester?
I don't want to stay in NY for too long. I don't wanna make a mistake and ruin the good relationship we have out of sheer desperation.
What do you guys think?

- If you have a means of getting friends to help with your first year tuition, please go for it. (since your prof. promised funding for your second year).

- If all didn't work for you and couldn't raise any funds, try as much as possible to get your state I.D any way/any how. As per SSN, you can only get that if you get an on-campus job. This is even why you need to make sure you enroll in school so you can apply for any on-campus jobs and I.D

- If I were you, I will be looking at other schools especially in those cities where you have friends or relatives. See if those schools can give funding or scholarship and transfer there. Things are usually easier if you have someone already in the US to put you through. Please be so aggressive about this.

- Yes, you can contact your school's accounts dept. and arrange for a payment plan.

Dropping out of school shouldn't be your next option since you have a sure funding for the second year. I wish you all the best.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by Graviton2(m): 12:00am On Aug 13
Feexo: Ojap, Imperiouxx and everybody, I am in a very difficult situation and I need advice from everyone. I applied to a school as a graduate student in political science- I plan to lecture ultimately- and I got my visa. My mom was meant to sponsor me but she died in an auto crash last December. I had been speaking with a professor who indicated an interest in us working together on- International Peace-Keeping and Conflict Resolution in sub-Saharan Africa. I could not qualify for funding because I was 1.8 point short of the threshold. However, he said I would be considered for GA in my second semester if I maintain a GP of 3.0, and 'if' there were funds left. But, he was emphatic on my getting a GA in my second year. The school accepts a payment plan, and I am thinking of raising some money from some of my friends- I have less than $2k as I am typing this- to complete the first semester, and see how it pans out.
My mind is running wild... I have been staying with a female friend here in NY who is a citizen since Sunday. A friend who has a green card in Texas using a green-card said I should go to school, try and get my SSN and come to Texas. Another friend said I should just hop on the next plane and come over to Arizona, and work on getting my papers...

I am terrified of not going to school and falling out of status; my greatest ambition is getting a doctorate and lecturing

Should I send an email to the prof first?

Should I contact the appropriate person in school and ask for the least I can pay on a monthly basis for the first semester?

I don't want to stay in NY for too long. I don't wanna make a mistake and ruin the good relationship we have out of sheer desperation.

What do you guys think?

Feexo, it is well.

You should talk to your school first, but don't make the "mistake" I made. Be subtle in your approach. You will overcome.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by streetMic(m): 11:56pm On Aug 12
Feexo: Ojap, Imperiouxx and everybody, I am in a very difficult situation and I need advice from everyone. I applied to a school as a graduate student in political science- I plan to lecture ultimately- and I got my visa. My mom was meant to sponsor me but she died in an auto crash last December. I had been speaking with a professor who indicated an interest in us working together on- International Peace-Keeping and Conflict Resolution in sub-Saharan Africa. I could not qualify for funding because I was 1.8 point short of the threshold. However, he said I would be considered for GA in my second semester if I maintain a GP of 3.0, and 'if' there were funds left. But, he was emphatic on my getting a GA in my second year. The school accepts a payment plan, and I am thinking of raising some money from some of my friends- I have less than $2k as I am typing this- to complete the first semester, and see how it pans out.
My mind is running wild... I have been staying with a female friend here in NY who is a citizen since Sunday. A friend who has a green card in Texas using a green-card said I should go to school, try and get my SSN and come to Texas. Another friend said I should just hop on the next plane and come over to Arizona, and work on getting my papers...

I am terrified of not going to school and falling out of status; my greatest ambition is getting a doctorate and lecturing

Should I send an email to the prof first?

Should I contact the appropriate person in school and ask for the least I can pay on a monthly basis for the first semester?

I don't want to stay in NY for too long. I don't wanna make a mistake and ruin the good relationship we have out of sheer desperation.

What do you guys think?

Boss b4 anyfin, go 2 d skol n see wah u can do wit wat u aff. we all aff d G-Card plan. bigfrancis aff said it all. 80 percent of pips wu come here dont get 2 find it dat easy but we must strife n succeed.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by Feexo: 10:15pm On Aug 12
Ojap, Imperiouxx and everybody, I am in a very difficult situation and I need advice from everyone. I applied to a school as a graduate student in political science- I plan to lecture ultimately- and I got my visa. My mom was meant to sponsor me but she died in an auto crash last December. I had been speaking with a professor who indicated an interest in us working together on- International Peace-Keeping and Conflict Resolution in sub-Saharan Africa. I could not qualify for funding because I was 1.8 point short of the threshold. However, he said I would be considered for GA in my second semester if I maintain a GP of 3.0, and 'if' there were funds left. But, he was emphatic on my getting a GA in my second year. The school accepts a payment plan, and I am thinking of raising some money from some of my friends- I have less than $2k as I am typing this- to complete the first semester, and see how it pans out.
My mind is running wild... I have been staying with a female friend here in NY who is a citizen since Sunday. A friend who has a green card in Texas using a green-card said I should go to school, try and get my SSN and come to Texas. Another friend said I should just hop on the next plane and come over to Arizona, and work on getting my papers...

I am terrified of not going to school and falling out of status; my greatest ambition is getting a doctorate and lecturing

Should I send an email to the prof first?

Should I contact the appropriate person in school and ask for the least I can pay on a monthly basis for the first semester?

I don't want to stay in NY for too long. I don't wanna make a mistake and ruin the good relationship we have out of sheer desperation.

What do you guys think?
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