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  1. Yep, here's a technology that doesn't require any medication, needles, or surgery at all. Click to find out... http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/future-is-now/cool-sculpting-freeze-fat-off-love-handles-160008116.html So, which one of you is going for it??? :biggrin:
  2. doing a geographical

    121/856 visa. Sponsor makes a loss. Issue?

    Hi all, When nominating someone for an 856 visa, if the business made a loss in the previous financial year, could this be a problem? Or is there no set rule for this and is each case judged individually. Many thanks for your time. Doing a geographical.
  3. Helz980

    At a loss!!

    Hi Folks Havent posted for a while but i'll give you an update! Got visas in Feb (applied in 2009!) and luckily OH applied for his Vol redundancy at work and will finish end of Dec with a nice amount of pennies. Now our 1st option is that we head over end of Jan and stay for 7months initially as my sister is getting married in August and we need to be back for that. So, plans are that we 'go with the flow' i.e. 1st month visit friends and catch up and then head up the coast from sydney and visit those places that we think we would like to live. Now this is strange for me cos am a 'planner' and its actually starting to stress me out! i know i have paperwork to sort out before we go, thats not a problem but its these fluid plans that we have! also need to sort out renting the house etc etc. Not only that but Option 2 has cropped up this week and its due to my work offering Vol Redundancies so if i apply and get accepted i must work 3months notice, if this happens i will go over with OH for 2 weeks and come back to the UK and work my notice so in effect we will be apart for 2.5months..............my heed is spinning!!! Sorry bit of a rant but i needed to get stuff out of my heed! any kind words of advice would be appreciated! cheers Helz
  4. Guest

    Loss of supporting evidence

    Hi everyone, I've just joined the forum. I used to browse, but have recently suffered a disaster which I must post about! I'm over here on a Prospective Spouse Visa. We married last month so I've been completing stage two: the Partner Visa application. Imagine my horror when my wife informed me that she had binned pretty much all the supporting documents which we sent with the original Prospective spouse app:wacko: Things which are irretrievably lost: tickets for shared holidays, utility bills, etc. We still have all the photos but that's pretty much it. Am I doomed? Can I ask the case officer who processed the original app to send me copies (I suspect not)? Does the fact that I was granted the stage one Visa constitute proof that we must have submitted satifactory supporting documentation originally (again, I'm not optimistic)? Any help and advice would be much appreciated.
  5. Guest

    The Weight Loss Thread

    Ok, I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to lose weight for future medicals. Thought it might be nice to have a place where we can discuss tricks & tips, and keep the motivation up. (and yes I'm aware being overweight isn't crucial to the medical, but why take chances). So I'll start: I'm apparently 8 stone over my 'ideal' weight, although I reckon I would look silly at 10 and a half stone. I'd be delighted with getting down to 12st, and please getting to 14st. So, my first few days of restarting weight watchers, and I have lost 4 lbs :tongue: Nice start, long way to go
  6. I have already been granted a spouse visa and we are looking at heading over to Oz this year. My partner holds dual nationality as his mother was Australian but father British. He was born in the UK (and has only ever lived in the UK) and only held an Australian passport until the age of about 16 (before 2002) when he got a UK passport to simplify travel around Europe. Now, looking on the DIAC website about citizenship we see that his citizenship could have been lost automatically if “you applied for and were granted the citizenship of another country before 4 April 2002” because of Section 17 of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948. He didn’t renounce his Australian citizenship in order to gain UK citizenship and he has not had his Australian citizenship revoked. He only came across this info today whilst looking for how to get hold a copy of his original Oz citizenship certificate which he seems to have lost, although his sister has a copy of hers which also contains his name. We know he can get a copy of this certificate by filling out form 119 and paying a small fee but we don’t want to open up a can of worms! Although surely by DIAC processing my application they have checked out his status? On the DIAC website there is also a statement that “Section 17 did not apply to those who acquired another citizenship automatically or simply obtained a passport of a country of which they were already a citizen”. Can anyone please tell me if this last statement means that he is OK and has not lost Australian citizenship? Or does he need to apply to resume citizenship? Is there a risk that his Australian passport might not be renewed in the future? Does he need the Citizenship Certificate anyway – given that he has an Aussie passport? Sorry for the long post.
  7. hi all have a slight hearling loss, have a hearing aid don't wear it haven't had tests or been to a specialist for 8-10 years i recon now do i declare it on question 24, ' an ongoing physical or intellectuall disability' or wait til the doc fills there section and tell them so they can fill in the details onthe hearing section'17' please any advice will make me hapy :jiggy: Nadine
  8. Hello, This is my first post so apologies if these queries have already been answered, I have had a search through the forum, however couldnt really find what I'm looking for 100%. I have a query regarding my plans to apply and gain Australian Citizenship with the intention to emmigrate and live/work in Australia in the near future. The problem is that I'm not sure whether I should apply by the descent or conferral method. The more I read about the law attached to Australian citizenship applications and citizenship history the more confused I seem to become! This is because I am unsure whether my mother was still an Australian citizen when I was born - she believes she was but I need to be sure and I'm hoping someone could help. The situation is - My mother was born in Victoria, Australia in 1955 so has an Australian Birth certificate. Her Father (who is British) emmigrated there in 1954 on the immigration scheme which earnt people like him the £10 Pom label. They spent 7 yrs living/working there before returning to the UK in 1962. On returning to the UK my mother has no recollection of giving up her Australian citizenship voluntarily or going through any formal process to give it up. I was born in 1974 in the UK and still live in the UK. My mother applied for her first ever British passport in 1983 (not sure if this matters). Would she have been an Australian Citizen at my time of birth? therefore enabling me to go ahead and apply for citizenship by descent? I have read that some Australians (children and adults) lost their citizenship automatically upon entering the UK? What was the process for Australian children entering the UK in the 1950's? Or is it possible that she would have remained an Australian citizen up until applying for a British passport or even possible that she is still an Australian citizen and has been to this day? Any help or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  9. Job slump hits migrants most | The Australian They mention NZ'ers but not Poms
  10. Folks, Have any of you suffered loss of specific items from the goods you've had transferred over here, {comapny name removed}? I am trying to establish if there is any sort of pattern in such incidents. I am not so much interested in stories of late deliveries or of boxes which must have dropped off loaders and so on (though I am very sympathetic), nor at this stage in the unexpected ramping up of costs, it is more the individual loss of a valued or cherished item from a box where everything else was left, which you might think must have needed some kind of inside knowledge. If I can get together enough tales from dates within the last 6 months I will try and put together a portfolio to submit formally to the UK police. I think the kind of information I'll need will be dates, where packed, and what items went missing. Of course any claims of loss will need to be verifiable as far as possible - items should have been listed on inventories if the claim of the loss is to be taken seriously. Also, what luck have you unfortunates had when claiming from insurers for stolen items? I think that if something gets lost or broken at sea in a storm then the 1% excess we're liable for is reasonable, but when it is petty pilfering by the representatives of a removals company, then the removals company should pay from their own insurance, otherwise it is something of a thieves charter to the effect that up to 1% value of a customers goods can be stolen (so please help yourselves but practice restraint) and neither insurer nor removal agent suffers - the customer pays for the loss. I'd be interested in your comments and stories. Please give me some feedback and if there is sufficient interest I will take this forward.
  11. kernow43

    RBS record loss

    THE Royal Bank of Scotland on has reported a net loss of £24.1 billion ($52.9 billion) in 2008, the largest shortfall ever recorded by a British company. RBS, which is majority-owned by the British Government, said it would sell off a large part of its assets to re-focus its activities on the British market. It added that the state had agreed to insure RBS assets worth £325 billion ($713 billion) and would cover 90 per cent of losses stemming from such holdings. And they pay that idiot Dir Fred 20,000,000 for leaving it in a mess.
  12. hey all, i have had a slight hearing loss from a very young age i have a hearing aid but do not wear it, i can hear conversations maybe need to see peoples faces more than others do, but do not think it interferes in every day life. i havent had a hearing test in about i duno say 8 years. wil this affect my medical and should i have a new hearing test with records etc letter from doc to take with me to medical.
  13. TheBrammies

    Weight Loss Plan

    Weight Loss Plan A man calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program. The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me." Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised. He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning and beautiful woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, "If you catch me you can have me." Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape. Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program. "Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most rigorous program." "Absolutely," he replies, "I haven't felt this good in years." The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads,"If I catch you, you are mine!!!" He lost 63 pounds that week.
  14. Guest

    Lottery win and control loss!

    Well I said my luck would have to change and it did. £10 lottery win last week. WOW! That's the first time it has paid out in about two years. I reckon that was just the run up to a big win this week. Last week also brought the Queensland College of Teachers registration. What should have taken 6 weeks actually took six months, but my name is on their list of registered teachers so that's another good thing. And my CRB check came back and I could start supply teaching. So that should have been a good thing too except that the agency rang me on Wed and asked me to go to a junior school in Carlisle. This was at 8.15, school starts at nine and I am 65 miles away and the school is on the other side of the city from the motorway. So the message is sent that I won't actually arrive before 9.15. I arrive at 9.45 and am expecting at least one motorway speeding ticket as a result! I have to say that that one day was almost enough to put me off teaching for the rest of my life. I am a teacher with 17 years experience and I have to admit to being defeated by 32 nine year olds. I am not sure that anyone learned very much in the afternoon. I had four boys who were unable to stay seated and instead wandered the class trying to beat up other children. Then there were another half a dozen who had there own agendas and it wasn't science and air resistance. The class teacher left instructions that I take the class outside and they practice running about with large sheets of card feeling the air as they ran. Well I have to say that there was no way I was taking that lot outside and letting them run about - it would have been suicidal! No one popped in to ask me how it was going or if I needed anything. I left the school at the end of the day vowing never to set foot in the door again. This morning the agency asked if I would return for the whole of next week. The school had said how pleased they were with me and really wanted me back. I had to regretfully decline as debtors prison appealed more. Surely I have got to find something better than that. I hope supply teaching improves considerably or I may have to rethink my initial supply teaching plans for Oz. Rebecca
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