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Morning Blend 15 January, 2014


$1 Billion in financial aid and scholarships are available to international students pursuing tertiary education in the US. That’s according to the College Board, the not-for-profit organization representing more than 6,000 schools, colleges and universities. The Lyford Cay Foundation and the US Embassy have joined forces with the College Board to host a Scholarship Fair and a Public Forum this Thursday, January 16. Brian Hartman, Director, International K-12 Initiatives, College Board, Monique Hinsey, Director, Educational Programs & Alumni Affairs, Lyford Cay Foundation, and Myra McPhee, Education and Cultural Specialist, US Embassy, tell us both events are free and open to everyone, including school principals, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents and students. The Scholarship Fair (4pm-5:30pm) and Public Forum (6pm-8:30pm) are set for Evangelistic Temple Auditorium on Collins Ave.

The 2013-2014 flu season has been particularly hard on young and middle-aged adults in the US. Authorities there are reporting a number of deaths, and say there have been more than 2,600 influenza hospitalizations since October. And it appears the main flu virus this year is H1N1, the same one that caused worldwide panic back in 2009.
In our health medical series, “Doc Talk with Dr. C”, Dr. James Constantakis discusses why EVERYONE needs to get a flu shot – even now, in the middle of the flu season. He also dispels some of the myths about colds and the flu, and discusses treatment options and ways to prevent the flu.

And “In The News”, officials say 121 illegal migrants were arrested following Immigration spot-checks yesterday. But listeners appear to have mixed feelings on the roadblocks and the entire process.
And reaction to yesterday’s unrest at Melia Nassau Beach resort.

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