Thousands of new school places are being created for children with special educational needs or those facing additional challenges in mainstream education, providing tailored support to help children thrive.Every region in the country will benefit from a new school, which include 37 special free schools and two alternative provision free schools. This will create around 3,500 additional school places, boosting choice for parents and providing specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe learning difficulties or mental health conditions, and those who may have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schools.It follows a commitment from the Education Secretary Damian Hinds to give the green light to all high-quality special free school bids last December when he announced an additional £250 million for local authorities for their high needs budget. This builds on an additional £100m of capital funding for local authorities to invest in additional places and better facilities for pupils with special educational needs and disability at mainstream schools, special schools and colleges, taking total investment from 2018 to 2021 to £365 million.Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: three will be in the North East, providing over 200 places in total mostly for children with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH); six will be in the North West, providing over 400 places including for children with SEMH, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) and speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN); five will be in Yorkshire and the Humber, providing over 500 places including for children with SEMH, ASD, SLD, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and SLCN; one will be in the East Midlands, providing 50 places for children with SEMH; four will be in the West Midlands, providing over 400 places including for children with SEMH, ASD and Multiple Learning Difficulties (MLD); four will be in the East of England, providing over 300 places including for children with SEMH, ASD and SLCN; five will be in London, providing over 400 places including for children with SEMH, ASD and SLCN; three will be in the South East, providing over 300 places including for children with SEMH and ASD; six will be in the South West, providing 500 places including for children with SEMH, ASD, Complex Learning Difficulties (CLD) and SLCN; and two AP free schools will provide over 100 places in the West Midlands for children who have been, or are at risk of being, excluded from mainstream education. Competitions will now open in the 39 successful local authorities to find providers – including community groups, teachers, charities, existing education providers and other organisations – that will run them.Of the 37 new special free schools: We are pleased to welcome the new wave of special free schools and the extra choice they will bring to the system for children with special educational needs. We look forward to seeing them working in partnership with parents, children and local agencies to deliver the best outcomes for children. Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, said: Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts, said: Parents rightly want choice of where their child goes to school and to know that the education and support they receive will ignite that spark of potential that exists in all of us, so they can go on and succeed. We want every school to be a school for children with special educational needs and disabilities. That’s why we are investing significant funding into Special Education Needs units attached to mainstream schools and in additional support so children with education, health and care plans can access mainstream education. But we recognise some children require more specialist support. These new special free schools and alternative provision schools will make sure that more complex needs can be provided to help support every child to have a quality education. These additional school places will enable children with special needs and those facing difficulties to have access to high quality education provision. Over the past week, there has been much debate in the media about children and young people whose social, emotional and behavioural needs make them vulnerable. Today’s announcement of a range of specialist provision in every region of the country is hugely welcome. The 39 new free schools will offer an extra 3,459 extra places for pupils. The schools add to the 34 special and 42 AP free schools already open, and come on top of a further 54 special and 12 AP free schools approved in a previous application rounds, which will open in future. The total number of special free schools will come to 125 upon completion.
Versailles, In. — The Ripley County Treasurer’s Office will adjust hours in the wake of Primary Election Day and the due date for property taxes.Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday, May 8 CLOSEDWednesday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Taxes are due Thursday, May 10 and must be postmarked by midnight that day to be considered an on time payment. For more information please call 812-689-6352.-0-
Ciaran Clark celebrates scoring the opening goal 1 MK Dons 3-0 NorthamptonMK Dons booked their place in the fourth round of the competition, for a big-money home tie with Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea.After a 2-2 draw at Sixfields in the original tie, Karl Robinson’s men were comfortable winners against League Two Northampton.Ben Reeves put the hosts ahead from the spot early in the second half, before Josh Murphy doubled their lead eight minutes later. The Norwich loanee calmly finished past shot-stopper Adam Smith.Simon Church confirmed the result with one minute remaining as he coolly converted from the spot after goalkeeper Smith fouled Rob Hall in the box.Aston Villa 2-0 WycombeRemi Garde’s blushes were spared as his Aston Villa side avoided an upset in the replay at Villa Park.The Villans were lucky to rescue a draw in the first match at Adams Park and Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe started well in this tie, as they were still goalless at the break.Ciaran Clark headed the Premier League side into the lead after 75 minutes before Idrissa Gueye converted to confirm their fourth round home match with Manchester City.Bradford 0-0 Bury (Bury win 4-2 on penalties)This all-League One FA Cup tie went to penalties at the Coral Windows Stadium as Bury booked a fourth round tie at home to Championship promotion chasers Hull.The visitors were reduced to ten men shortly before the interval as Nathan Cameron was shown a second yellow card after a deliberate handball.The Bantams hit the post in the second period and Andrew Davies nearly won it for Phil Parkinson’s men as his 20-yard shot flashed wide in added time.The hosts pushed for an opening goal and Bury’s Danny Pugh hit the post at the other end.The match inevitably went to penalties in West Yorkshire, with City’s Davies and Devante Cole missing their spot-kicks. Bury’s Jacob Mellis stepped up to coolly fire home the all-important penalty to confirm the victory, setting up for a home match with Steve Bruce’s Tigers.Bristol City 0-1 West BromSalomon Rondon netted the only goal of the game as West Brom beat Championship side Bristol City.Since the last match, where the Baggies very nearly lost, City have sacked manager Steve Cotterill and they put in a good performance, but Tony Pulis’ side edged it.Both sides had wasted good opportunities before Rondon popped up after 52 minutes to control and finish Craig Dawson’s cross.Portsmouth 2-1 IpswichLeague Two Portsmouth shocked Championship Ipswich thanks to goals from Gary Roberts and Marc McNulty.The Pompy pair scored within five second-half minutes to ensure the hosts went into the break with a two goal advantage.Ipswich looked like they were about to stage a comeback when Ainsley Maitland-Niles netted but a red card Piotr Malarczyk proved costly as Portsmouth progressed to the fourth round to face Premier League Bournemouth.Yeovil 1-1 Carlisle (Carlisle win 5-4 on penalties)A trip to Everton is the prize for Carlisle after they beat Yeovil on penalties to reach the FA Cup fourth round.Jack Compton scored after 30 minutes as Yeovil took the lead in the first half before they were pegged back by an Anthony Sweeney goal 15 minutes from time.Francois Zoko missed a penalty for Yeovil in the 90th minute as the game went to extra time, where both sides were reduced to ten men as Alex Lacey saw red for Yeovil before Luke Joyce received his marching orders for Carlisle six minutes later.The first eight takers in the penalty shootout all found the net until Matthew Dolan missed for the hosts, allowing Mark Ellis the chance to win it for Carlisle, which he duly took.Bolton 3-2 EastleighBolton came from behind to beat non-league Eastleigh, thanks to Darren Pratley’s 57th minute winner.The Conference side looked to shock their hosts when they took the lead through Joe Partington after ten minutes before Bolton equalised through Gary Medine.Neil Lennon’s side took the lead before half time with a Dean Moxey goal only for Kaid Mohamed to level the scores once more in added time before the break.But there was no dream ending for Eastleigh as Pratley scored to schedule an all-championship tie against Leeds United.Reading 5-2 HuddersfieldMatej Vydra scored a hat-trick as Reading staged a thrilling comeback against ten-man Huddersfield to set up a clash with Walsall in the next round.The visitors went 2-0 up after only 15 minutes through Jamie Paterson and Tommy Smith before Jonathan Hogg saw red on 26 minutes.That signalled the start of the fightback as Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon and then three from Vydra saw the Royals safely through to the fourth round, before Alex Fernandez put the icing on the cake with a fifth goal in stoppage time.
Makaila Napoleon scored 10 of her team-high 23 points in the first quarter and the Eureka High girl’s basketball team found no trouble against McKinleyville, winning 58-36 in the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon at Arcata High.Saturday’s AIBT championship win is Eureka’s second straight. The Loggers beat Arcata 69-65 to claim the AIBT last season.McKinleyville (2-1) stayed even with Eureka 4-0) through the first few minutes of the game as both …
Green … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *DENVER – Nearly nine months ago, Draymond Green did not just have concerns about the Warriors’ playoff readiness. He had concerns that the Denver Nuggets would part ways with coach Mike Malone after missing the postseason by one game.“I was hoping they didn’t fire him,” Green said, “because I honestly felt that was the right coach for that team.”
Thousands of South Africans living abroadare casting their votes ahead of thenational elections taking place on 22 April.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library.)Khanyi Magubane South Africans living abroad have been descending on high commissions and various embassies around the world where they will cast their votes today.About 16 240 registered South Africans abroad are expected to cast their ballots, in a process to be supervised by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in 124 missions.Those who are momentarily outside the country on holiday, a business trip, attending a tertiary institution, on an educational visit or participating in an international sports will also be allowed to vote.All the voting stations opened at 7am and will close at 5pm at the local time of the country.The largest turnout is expected in London, where approximately 7 472 expatriates are expected to cast their ballots today.Early morning reports indicated that long queues had already formed outside the South African High Commission in London, where the IEC’s chief electoral officer, Pansy Tlakula, also arrived to encourage voters.Most of the South Africans in the queue had taken leave from work in order to vote, or had been granted a leave day, or “voting day” by employers.Many of the London-based nationals celebrated their democracy by wearing South African national sport team jerseys and carrying South African flags.In other parts of the world, voting in Australia, which is several hours ahead of South Africa, is almost completed. About 1 230 registered South Africans showed up to cast their vote.In Dubai, 900 South Africans living and working in the country are also voting today. In Wellington, New Zealand, over 400 South Africans are expected to vote today.The Hague in the Netherlands reported 378 registered voters, while Dublin, Ireland, is expecting at least 360 South Africans to vote.A low turn out is expected in the Middle East, as only 75 people registered to vote at the South African Embassy in Ra’anana, and only one in Ramallah in the West Bank.A possible contributing factor to the low number of voters could be that today is the last day of the Jewish festival of Pass Over and observant Jews are not allowed to work, let alone vote on that day.Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, accompanied by a South African delegation, will cast her vote in Geneva, Switzerland later today.Dlamini-Zuma will not be in the country when local voters head for the voting stations.She will be attending the UN World Conference Against Racism, Xenophobia and related Intolerances.This will be a follow up to the first Racism conference held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in 2003.Ensuring a safe voteIn a bid to ensure that the overseas votes remain safe and secure, the IEC has set up a two-envelop system.Each voter will receive a ballot paper and will vote for their political party of choice.Once the voting has been completed, the ballot paper will be placed in an unmarked envelope and sealed. The marked envelope will then be placed in another envelope with the voter’s name, ID number and voter district number.The envelopes are then placed in a ballot box, which will be sealed and flown to South Africa.On Election Day, 22 April the details on the marked envelope will be checked to verify that the voter is indeed registered to vote and checked for any irregularities. The vote will then be taken out and placed with other votes that have been cast locally.The IEC says this system will ensure that all overseas votes are anonymous when the final ballots are counted.Related articlesExpats allowed to vote overseas SA passport made more secure UK promises visa flexibilityGuide to reporting on electionsUseful linksIndependent Electoral CommissionDepartment of Home Affairs
SharePrint Related14 Km Geocaching Hike Starting after 10pm – That’s PortugalJuly 15, 2014In “Local stories”Finding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”Allegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-EventJune 30, 2014In “Community” Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are planning to attend dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Reid Kuennen is the Geocaching HQ staff member behind the lens. She recently traveled to Belgium to join hundreds in celebrating geocaching and the geocaching community. Here’s her story (which includes a nifty video explaining it all). Bryan and Reid, “We may or may not have known how to play Kubb”By Reid:Last month I was honored to attend the Brugse Beer IV Mega-Event in Bruges, Belgium. My friend Bryan, who also happens to be one of the founders of Geocaching, was there with me and we had an unforgettable time. We played Kubb with skill and precision, we climbed the climbing wall with… a lot of help from the organizers, and we even ate fries with mayonnaise. Best of all, we had countless conversations with fun and inspiring geocachers from near and far.As a thank you to all who attended and organized this awesome event, I have compiled a short video to capture some of the memories. Enjoy: Share with your Friends:More
The best recent example of Bluetooth Smart in action is the way the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch connects with the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Apple also uses a Bluetooth Smart function in iOS 7 with a new feature called iBeacon. This feature creates a bubble area around an app “a beacon” that is similar to a geo-fence. When you and your bubble come into contact with another bubble (say, a grocery or a retail store) an action will occur. For instance, if I am at my local coffee shop and it has an iBeacon, it will connect to iPhone and allow me to do something like make a payment or send me a coupon. iBeacon could be set up in an apartment to connect other gadgets to the iPhone via Bluetooth Smart the minute you walk in the door.Wi-Fi Direct is similar to Bluetooth Low Energy, but in many ways is more robust. Wi-Fi Direct is a way to create a connection between two devices without going through Wi-Fi router in a fairly simple manner. The best example of Wi-Fi Direct is how easy it has become to connect your home printer with your computer. Instead of the lengthy and complicated process that used to take place when connecting two devices, now it is simple as hitting a single button on the computer and one on the printer and saying “connect.” Wi-Fi Direct can be used for streaming music or video from one device to another, sharing documents, media or pictures or letting one device control another (such a your PC to your printer). See Also How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable DevicesApple will use Wi-Fi Direct in iOS 7 for a feature called AirDrop that will allow you to share pictures and documents from one iPhone to another. The feature has been available in Mac computers since Apple released the Mac OS X “Lion” update. What do Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct have in common? They allow interaction between devices on a one-to-one basis. Imagine walking into your house and everything inside automatically connecting to your smartphone. From an app, you could turn on the lights in the kitchen, turn on the TV (and tell it what to watch), pre-heat the oven for dinner and download your work files from your home computer. Imagine that your new iPhone 5S or Android smartphone could control all aspects of your life. Change channels on your TV, start your car, change the temperature in your house, pay for your coffee, the watch on your wrist … everything. Think of a smartphone as universal remote for your entire life.It’s a reality that is not so far away.Three aspects of iOS and Android, the operating systems that run the majority of smartphones, are leading us to a future where those phones will have the ability to control everything around us: the explosion of the app ecosystem, the evolution of Bluetooth and the adoption of a standard called Wi-Fi Direct.Couple these aspects with the continued growth and maturation of what is called the “Internet of Things,” and you have laid the groundwork for a smartphone that can directly control, track or measure everything with which you come in contact.AirDrop in iOS 7Take the just-announced iPhone 5S, for example. It will support both Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi Direct, and has capabilities built in to perform new functions such as AirDrop local sharing. Behind it stands Apple’s thriving ecosystem, which will continue to churn out new apps that take advantage of those functions. All that makes the iPhone 5S not just Apple’s latest and greatest device, but one of the first devices available that has the potential to be a true universal remote.Apps & Cloud Provide Interface & OpportunityYou’ve probably seen commercials where a person uses a smartphone to start their car or set a home alarm. These are examples of how apps can control things in your life. Yet these examples are not direct one-to-one connections where the smartphone connects directly to the gadget (alarm system or vehicle’s computer) in question. Rather these types of apps use cloud computing to provide functionality.See also: How iOS 7’s AirDrop Could Transform The Way We ShareTo control objects that aren’t in their general vicinity, apps must go through an intermediary. This intermediary can be a server in the cloud or a home’s Wi-Fi router. A smartphone user can then use an app to tell the object (the car or home security system) what they want it to do. The request is routed through the router or the cloud. The target object retrieves that information from the cloud and makes the appropriate action. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Bluetooth#Internet of Things#iPhone 5S#Wearable Computing#Wi-Fi It is hard to overstate how much the maturation of cloud computing has enabled mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. By connecting to the cloud, smartphones and tablets don’t have to perform processor-intensive calculations directly, and instead can leave the heavy lifting to a much more powerful server somewhere else.The same goes for the other side of the equation. Vehicles, home thermostats and security systems don’t have to perform complex calculations directly; all they have to do is act on directives passed down from the cloud. See also: How Wi-Fi Direct Works As A Gateway To The Internet Of ThingsThe app is the vehicle that creates the opportunity to build this type of functionality. Think of it as a wormhole through which you can reach your hand and perform an action somewhere else. The more people with smartphones in their hands, the more wormholes—apps—will make smartphones the remotes that control our lives.Over the past few years, the cloud has been the center of how smart devices and the Internet of Things interact. Yet with advances in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct, the cloud won’t have to carry the main burden.The Direct Connection: Bluetooth Smart & Wi-Fi DirectSmartphones are getting smarter, and two different wireless standards are helping spur that evolution. Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart) is part of the Bluetooth Core Specification 4.0. It allows for devices to connect over a distance of about 160 feet and transfer data and wireless connections to each other. It does this (as you may have guessed by the name) in a power efficient manner so as to save the battery of both devices. Bluetooth Smart is a one-to-one connection between devices that does not require an intermediary yet still allows rich data (music, notifications, cellular connectivity like 3G/4G and others) to be shared. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts dan rowinski That would be pretty cool, right? It is technically possible right now, though there are some obstacles that would have to be overcome for your smartphone to become the universal remote for your life.Adoption & Ecosystems: Getting Everybody On The Same PageGetting all of these devices to play nice with each other may be the biggest obstacle. Different companies have different agendas, different platforms and the same basic need: your money. Hence, those companies will create solutions that will force you to stay within their ecosystem and product lines.AirDrop can only work with other Apple products. Google’s Chromecast TV dongle (that lets you use a tablet or smartphone as a remote for your TV to watch YouTube or Netflix) uses standard Wi-Fi and doesn’t play nice with other wireless streaming standards like Miracast or Wi-Fi Direct. Samsung’s “S Beam” and other sharing capabilities are intended to be used only with other Samsung devices like TVs, laptops or tablets. See also: Apple’s New iOS 7: What You Need To Know NowThen there is the standard dilemma of consumer adoption. Mobile technology often moves faster than consumers do, making it hard to keep pace. Most consumers will get a new smartphone about once every two years. Multiply that by three or more for other consumer items, like a new car, home security system or television, and you can see the problem. To set up your new iPhone 5S as a universal remote, you are going to need to be on the bleeding edge of just about every kind of new technology. That doesn’t mean that your new iPhone or top of the line Android smartphone won’t be able to perform many of these functions on an individual basis. You can use your iPhone 5S to stream media to an Apple TV and share files with friends. Or to control a smart thermostat like Nest. Solutions may be scattered today, but the journey to make your smartphone the remote that controls everything around you is well on its way.
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Although United is second in the standings, Manchester City is 12 points in front. United has not won the league since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after delivering a record-extending 20th English title.“Jose has already achieved a great deal as Manchester United manager and I am delighted that he has agreed to extend his commitment until at least 2020,” vice chairman Ed Woodward said. “His work rate and professionalism are exceptional and he has embraced the club’s desire to promote top quality young players to the first team.“He has brought an energy and a sense of purpose to everything that he does and I am sure that will continue to bring results for the fans and the club.”Mourinho is a two-time Champions League winner, with FC Porto and Inter Milan. He has won eight league titles since 2002 across four countries (Portugal, England, Italy and Spain), three of them coming in the Premier League with Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Messi and Suarez strike again as Barcelona advances in Copa FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks on during their Champions League group A soccer match against Benfica, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Jose Mourinho has extended his contract at Manchester United, tying him to the Premier League club until at least 2020. United announced the new deal for its manager on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)Jose Mourinho believes he is laying the foundations for a sustained period of success at Manchester United, and he now plans to stay even longer.The manager, who succeeded Louis van Gaal in 2016 on a three-year deal, signed a new contract on Thursday through 2020.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “I am delighted they feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future,” said Mourinho, who also has an option to stay for a further year under the terms of the new contract.In his first season in charge, the Portuguese coach won the League Cup, the Europa League and Community Shield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have set very high standards — winning three trophies in one season— but those are the standards I expect my teams to aim for,” Mourinho said. “We are creating the conditions for a brilliant and successful future for Manchester United.”United is still in realistic contention for two trophies this campaign — the FA Cup and Champions League — but the next task is to mount a credible Premier League title challenge. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments
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