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How to fill out a financial aid form

How to fill out a financial aid form

With the rising cost of higher education, receiving financial aid is a vital part of the higher education experience for many families. It may seem overwhelming to understand what one needs to do to in order to fill out a financial aid form. With a little guidance, a person will be well on his way to get the financial aid needed to finance his education.
Where can I get free legal services?

Where can I get free legal services?

Finding out where to get free legal services in the UK cities isn't so hard, given the large number of law experts and consumer groups willing to provide free advice. There are legal groups willing to bear all the legal costs for those who qualify as a person in need. Moreover, there are online services and law websites that can provide legal advice, help to write wills online and so on.
A guide to military awards

A guide to military awards

Military awards and medals have not always been part of military life. It was only during the middle years of the 19th century that Great Britain decided to adopt the more continental habit of granting medals to other ranks, though officers had been lucky enough to be rewarded with medals on occasion previously. This article provides a guide to British military awards.
All about DNA evidence

All about DNA evidence

DNA evidence is the data obtained after DNA analysis is done from collected biological matter. DNA evidence is used during forensic investigations involving crime, paternity and ancestry. The use of DNA evidence utilises information contained in biological material collected from an individual or a crime scene to ascertain relationship. For DNA to be used as evidence, it has to undergo a process known as DNA profiling/typing.
What is an expert witness?

What is an expert witness?

An expert witness is a person at the top of his profession who is called on by solicitors to provide evidence in his specialised field in a court case. It is unusual for such a witness to be consulted by an individual, as his fees are usually substantial. When an expert witness agrees to provide evidence, he will usually do so only after careful perusal of the available legal material.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 consists of eight parts whereby some of which are subdivided into chapters and is supplemented by eight schedules. The Act was intended to ensure that acts of discrimination against disabled people are outlawed and where applicable are punishable. It covers all areas of disability including, but not limited to discrimination in the workplace as well as other areas such as schools.
All about: Data warehousing

All about: Data warehousing

Data warehousing is the act of collecting a disparate amount of resources in one place so that they can be accessed for information retrieval at a later point. It usually refers to a company's data that has been electronically stored in one location in an effort to streamline the reporting and analysis process. The practice is said to have begun in the 1960s when a joint partnership between General Mills and Dartmouth College saw them developing the terms dimensions and facts.
What is a green card?

What is a green card?

Most people will remember the popular 1990 Gerard Depardieu film 'Green Card' and how the couple attempted to learn all about each other for Depardieu's character to be able to have his own green card. A green card is a way of gaining permanent residency in the United States as this legally enables a person to both live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.
What services does Action for Children provide?

What services does Action for Children provide?

Action for Children is a UK charity which offers support and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people. Previously known as NCH, the charity has been providing vital help for more than 140 years. Read on to learn more about the crucial work carried out by Action for Children.
What are the objectives of labour laws?

What are the objectives of labour laws?

Labour laws are one of the most far-reaching, crucial aspects of a democracy. Their enshrinement in law, and the mere fact of their existence acts as an often reliable safeguard to employment abuses. It provides an outlet for employee grievances, should there be justifiable reasons for such grievances. However, what are the ultimate objectives of labour laws? This guide will endeavour to answer that question.
What are the five most shocking child labour pictures?

What are the five most shocking child labour pictures?

There are few images more shocking than seeing children in distress or, in this case, seeing them in a position of bondage with respect to labour. People's understanding of childhood is that it should be a time of happiness and carefree abandon. However, as this guide shows, this is not always the case. Disturbingly, it is often the most mundane pictures that can be the most shocking.
How to fight someone in the right way at work?

How to fight someone in the right way at work?

Is it safe to assume that nobody likes conflict at work or that we can always have great work environment? Unfortunately, in the real world disagreements occur and sometimes personal agendas get in the way. Yet, every day we go to work with the anticipation that it will be a good day and hopefully free of conflict.