Gravity Integrated bags Mobile Premier League’s performance mandate

first_img The Mobile Premier League has made big plans to secure, serve and attract users during the biggest festivals for the Indian audiences. The leading e-sports and mobile gaming platform of the country will be seen advertising both on the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and also will be the Title Partner of BIG BOSS this year.MPL has handed its performance creative duties to Gravity Integrated. The agency will be handling consumer strategy and performance growth for more than 50 games on the platform. ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? By Kunal Dhyani – September 14, 2020 ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoNaman Jhawar, SVP, strategy and ops, MPL, said, “As we enter a crucial stage in our growth, we are excited to partner with a company like Gravity to help us achieve our intended outcomes. We hope this will be a fruitful partnership and look forward to it.”Prashanth Challapalli, co-founder and managing partner, Gravity Integrated said, “We have a singular focus – to help grow business for our clients. As the performance creative partner for MPL, we strongly believe that by mapping consumer personas using data and crafting a creative strategy for each of them, conversions can be more effective and efficient. Our role will be to look at the entire suite of 50+ games on MPL and build growth strategies for each of them. With the steep rise in the number of people playing mobile games, this is the right time to invest and build the platform. Two of our campaigns are already live and we are now focusing on the upcoming IPL campaign”. Formula 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket TAGSco-founder and managing partnere-sports and mobile gaming platformIndian Premier League 2020Mobile Premier LeagueMPL – Big BossPrashanth Challapalli SHARE Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter Gravity Integrated bags Mobile Premier League’s performance mandate Cricket F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Cricket Previous articleEngland vs Australia 3rd ODI – All you need to know, ENG vs AUS weather forecast, pitch report, probable XI, and live updates on Sony LivNext articleIPL 2020 LIVE: MI vs CSK Head to Head Statistics, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings LIVE Streaming Link, Key Player, Schedule, Captain, probable XI Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports News Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wicketslast_img read more

New on Netflix for May

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSBloodlineChef’s Tablenetflix Previous article2001: An Online OdysseyNext articleApopka Endorses Sewer and Water Line “Insurance” Program Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The return of Bloodline (Season 2) and Chef’s Table (Season 2 Part 1) highlights what’s new on Netflix in May. Here is the full list:May 1A Study in SherlockAdmiralAva’s PossessionsBring It OnBring It On: All or NothingEasy Living (Seasons 1-3)El CríticoFernGully 2: The Magical RescueChef’s Table – Season 2 (Part 1) premieres May 27th.Finger of GodGary Gulman: It’s About TimeGreat ExpectationsI Am Road ComicJesus Town, USAJust FriendsKevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus FunnyKevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELeventKevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup BoyzLoliRock (Season 1)My Last Day Without YouThe Nutty ProfessorOff the MapPalm Trees in the SnowPleasantvilleShark LakeShe’s Beautiful When She’s AngrySixteen CandlesSugar CoatedTerraThings We Lost in the FireTo Catch a ThiefTom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a DreamWho’s Driving DougMay 2The ReplacementsMay 3SubmergedMay 4The Keeping RoomShanghai KnightsMay 5Fourth Man OutMarseilleMay 6Ali Wong: Baby CobraBaby Daddy (Season 5)Grace and Frankie (Season 2)Young & Hungry (Season 3)May 8The Chosen OnesMay 9A Stand Up GuyMay 10Eisenstein in GuanajuatoMay 11ChelseaGoosebumpsThey Look Like PeopleMay 12Bleeding HeartMay 15We Are Still HereYo Soy la SalsaMay 17American Dad! (Season 10)Kindergarten Cop 2Slasher (Season 1)May 18A Girl Like HerMay 19Benders (Season 1)May 20Lady Dynamite (Season 1)May 22David and GoliathThe LettersThe Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of DeathMay 23ElectricityMay 26Graceland (Season 3)The Last Man on the MoonMay 27Bloodline (Season 2)Chef’s Table (Season 2, Part 1)The Do-OverMako Mermaids (Season 4)May 28Hell on Wheels (Season 5) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Dean Richards banned for three years following the fake blood scandal

first_imgTuesday Aug 18, 2009 Dean Richards banned for three years following the fake blood scandal Dean Richards, former Director of rugby at Harlequins, has been handed a three year ban from coaching following his involvement in the Bloodgate scandal. Winger Tom Williams, who was the player it surrounded, has had his ban reduced to just 4 months.An ERC independent appeals committee handed out the suspension following an inquisition into the fake-blood incidentwhich had Williams leaving the field with an apparent cut to the mouth.Richards, along with former physio Steph Brennan, was found to have been involved in four similar incidents, hence the severity of the ban.Williams had initially been handed a years suspension, but had that cut down to four months, with Brennan receiving a two year ban for his part.Richards had resigned last week, but was last night shocked by the banning, but did admit taking responsibility for what happened.I’m a little bit shocked, a little bit surprised by it all,” he said.“I took full responsibility for it. It was a farcical situation, it really was.Part of the cover up apparently involved Williams being deliberately cut with a scalpel after the match, to hide that they had used a fake-blood capsule.Richards said: “I have no knowledge of that. I wasn’t party to anything going on there. I’m not aware that it did happen. I know that he had a cut but I don’t know how it came about because I wasn’t in the room.”In a statement that Williams read after the hearing, he had the following to say.“I hope that, as a result of this episode, no player or employee will ever be put in such a compromised position, and if they are then they will always tell the truth, as I had wish I had done from the outset.”This clip features interviews from Dean Richards, Tom Williams, and then comments from former England player Phil Greening. :: Related Posts :: Harlequins hit hard with massive fine and suspension after fake injury Time: 04:01 Thanks to Sky SportsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Paul O’Connell knocks out Dave Kearney with clumsy kick to the head

first_imgSunday Apr 14, 2013 Paul O’Connell knocks out Dave Kearney with clumsy kick to the head Leinster beat Munster 22-16 at a wet Thomond Park thanks to a late match-winning try by Brian O’Driscoll, but it was an ugly incident in the last quarter that had everyone talking, and could mean a few weeks on the sideline for Paul O’Connell. The Leinster win meant that they move to second on the RaboDirect Pro12 table, three points behind leaders Ulster. O’Driscoll’s try actually came from over 25 phases of possesion, before the Ireland legend dived over from close to seal the win.Earlier in the game O’Connell, who has been in great form, kicked at the ball with little regard for Dave Kearney, who had his hand on the ball and his head between it and POC’s sizable boot.Kearney left the field unconcious from the blow, and referee Nigel Owens and his officials failed to see it, so O’Connell avoided punishment at the time. “He was unconscious for a period of time. He’s come back around and has probably asked the question 10 times, ‘Did I catch it?’” Leinster coach Joe Schmidt told TheScore.“He’s going to be pretty relieved when he sees the footage that he did catch the ball. He’s not in great shape at the moment. The main disappointment at the moment is, he has really come on. “He’s played a number of games in a row and was getting into a rhythm. He’s likely to miss a few games now. That’s probably his biggest frustration,” he added.View a highlights recap from the game on page 2Clearly dangerous, it was more irresponsible than intentional – what kind of ban will this bring?UPDATE: O’Connell has escaped sanction after the incident was viewed by citing commissioner Eddie Walsh to be careless and nothing more. It was decided that he was making a genuine attempt to kick the ball, and there was no deliberate intent.View full match highlights of Munster vs Leinster from Thomond ParkTime: 4:52Credit: rabodirectpro12ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

FRAME / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

first_img Area:  119 m² Area:  119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Osamu AdachiPhotographs:  Osamu AdachiSave this picture!© Osamu AdachiRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelText description provided by the architects. This house is located in front of the lucid stream known as the Nuppuku River in Taisho-cho, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido. The north-west side of the house, which is the back of the building, is surrounded by tall trees, and unspoiled nature miraculously remains on the riverside. Save this picture!© Osamu AdachiSince the attractive scenery is spread around the site, for this house it was planned to frame and capture various sceneries that are obtained from different directions or heights of one’s view. Greens of trees or sunlight through the trees enter the rooms as if through a “FRAME” of a picture that only exists here. In fall, trees around the house change colors and then the season of falling leaves arrives. When the curtain of tree leaves disappears from the north-west side, the snowcapped Hidaka Mountains are viewed between the tree trunks. After a while, the site and surroundings become covered with snow. Captured sceneries gradually change as the seasons progress. Save this picture!© Osamu AdachiSeveral spaces to spend time are created inside and outside of the house for the client who spends most of his days off in the house. We intended the client to find a comfortable place and spend time depending on the season or time of day. The bridge protruding toward the Nuppuku River is one of these places for a blissful moment in the summer dusk, reading or getting lost in thought while listening to the murmur of the river. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMalecon Castilla House / David Mutal ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMayor of London Suggests Three Potential Sites for Major AirportArchitecture News Share “COPY” Japan FRAME / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSave this projectSaveFRAME / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Houses Save this picture!© Osamu Adachi+ 19 Share Projects 2009 CopyHouses•Obihiro, Japan Year:  FRAME / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKeikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesObihiroHousesJapanPublished on July 16, 2013Cite: “FRAME / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates” 16 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY”last_img read more

Cabinet signs off on schools return plan

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Curriculum Guidance:The Department has worked closely with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) on supporting schools in mediating the curriculum for the new school year and has produced a number of guidance documents to support schools at both primary and post-primary.At primary level the purpose of the guidance documents is to ensure that pupils/students can settle back into school, that all of the school community can stay safe and well and pupils/students can pick up and progress their learning, experiencing as full and enjoyable a curriculum as possible. The guidance also outlines the learning approaches which schools should take and the need to allow for revisiting and revising of areas of the curriculum to reinforce and consolidate learning.It is recognized that pupils with SEN will require particular support at the time of transition back to school including supporting their wellbeing, reducing potential anxiety and planning learning experiences that take account of the effect of school closures on their progress.A number of document and supports have also been produced to support post primary school with specific focus on transition to post-primary, students facing assessment in 2021, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and Transition Year (TY).Additional funding through the Hand Sanitiser and PPE Grant Additional per capita funding being provided for pupils in special schools and special classes recognises the additional needs that these pupils have and the additional measures that schools may be required to take to support them. Replacements for non-teaching staff who are unable to work due to being at “very high risk” of COVID-19 and for absences not currently covered by existing substitute arrangements – Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and Caretakers, Secretaries & CleanersSNAs are assigned for the care needs of pupils with special educational needs. It is not possible for these children to function in a school setting without access to an SNA. This is an important support for children with SEN to allow them to fully access education in school settings so when an SNA is absent this support will allow a school to recruit a replacement. Additional funding of €11.3 million has been provided as part of the package today to support hygiene, PPE and cleaning requirements.Other itemsThe Department of Education has published a range of documents today as part of the overall suite, including Returning to School guidance on learning and school programmes for both primary and post-primary school leaders and teachers, a Circular on funding and staffing arrangements to apply in schools for the 2020/21 school year and specific guidance for schools in relation to Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied programmes.The Department is putting in place a dedicated team to support schools in applying the new arrangements in relation to Minor Works Grants, additional staffing, replacement staffing, and substitution.A helpline number and email is being provided directly to school principals to address queries and to support schools in their planning for reopening. Release time for Lead Worker Representative (LWR) to comply with COVID-19 requirementsThere is a requirement under the COVID-19 Plan for a LWR in each workplace. This person/s provide an important support to schools to manage the risk of COVID-19 infections.€3.8m Enhanced COVID-19 rates are payable in respect of students attending special schools and special classes attached to mainstream schools to assist with the extra costs associated with the cleaning of classrooms in these settings. The cabinet has signed off on a package worth more than 300 million euro aimed at re-opening the schools next month.It will mean schools can open fully from next month with investment for schools to physically adapt and purchase cleaning equipment.More substitute teachers are seen as crucial to the re-opening.Students from third class down won’t have to observe social distancing, while there will be one metre distances in other years.Full details -Government approves over €375 million support package and publishes Roadmap to enable safe return of schools-          Comprehensive funding package and plan provides required supports and clear guidance for primary and post-primary schools to return safely in the new term-          1000 additional teachers in post-primary schools to help reduce class sizes-          Additional substitution, supervision, guidance counsellors and psychologists-          Safety and wellbeing of school community a key focus of practical guidance An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today, Monday 27 July, announced the publication of Reopening Our Schools: The Roadmap for The Full Return to School, along with details of a financial package of over €375 million to support its implementation, following approval by Government.The roadmap outlines a comprehensive range of measures being provided to support the full reopening of schools in time for the start of the new school year in late August.The roadmap was developed following intensive engagement with stakeholders from the education sector, including teachers’ unions, representatives of principals and deputy principals, school management bodies, representatives of parents and post-primary students and support staff.The roadmap and the funding package recognise the challenges faced by schools in ensuring the safe return of over one million students and approximately 100,000 staff in 4,000 schools in the context of COVID-19. It sets out clear plans and practical guidance on the measures schools will need to take to operate safely and minimise the risk of the introduction, or spread, of infection in schools.The financial package approved by Government to support schools recognises that COVID-19 poses significant challenges with regard to staffing, particularly in regard to replacement of staff, substitution, supervision and the need for wellbeing supports.The package of €376 million includes: DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Additional funding, estimated at €84.7 million, so that schools can employ replacement teaching staff, SNA and administrative staff. This can occur where staff members who are identified in line with HSE guidance as at ‘very high risk’ of Covid-19 are advised to cocoon. Facebook Other Costs to allow for the Safe reopening of Schools By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Measures supporting special schools and classes for children with special educational needsThe Department of Education is also making additional provision for special schools and special classes, in recognition of the particular challenges that these schools and classes will face dealing with children with complex medical and care needs.Minister Madigan said: “This plan provides great certainty on how schools will be able to operate to support students with special educational needs. Parents, teachers and SNAs can be assured that all appropriate measures will be taken to secure the safety and wellbeing of the children, while ensuring their education can continue.“We know that these pupils have been impacted greatly by not being in a regular routine of school, and that they will need particular support at the time of transition back to school.“I am pleased to have secured a dedicated suite of actions in the area of special education, recognising the additional needs and vulnerabilities that children face. There will be additional funds for Special Schools and mainstream schools with special classes to support them in re-opening fully. This includes making sure that all SNA absences are fully covered so that children with complex needs receive the support that they require. There will also be funding for enhanced cleaning and additional support staff in schools.“I am also particularly pleased that the government has supported the introduction of 1,200 guidance posts into our schools, to support the wellbeing of all students, particularly those with additional needs.“The expansion of the National Educational Psychological Service to include 17 new psychologist posts is another immensely positive step and will be of enormous benefit to students with additional needs.“I’ve seen at first hand the benefits of the summer provision programme for students, and the students. This package is immensely practical, it has workable solutions that have been worked out by those who know the systems best, and will support schools to make that transition back for every child.“As Minister with responsibility for special education, I will continue to advocate for the needs of children and their families. I am very conscious of the needs of children at very high risk and will work with colleagues across the system to ensure that they can continue to make progress, though they may not be able to return to school in the same way as others.” Additional Educational PsychologistsThis will allow schools access 17 additional educational psychologists through the National Educational Psychological Service to provide for wellbeing of students including students in special schools.€1.25m Targeted Supports in Advance of Reopening The financial package does not include grants that will be provided to schools to fund any hand sanitiser and personal protective equipment as a public procurement process has not yet been finalised. When the procurement process is complete, and the drawdown framework is in place in early August, the additional funding to schools to obtain hand sanitiser and other PPE to support reopening and the 2020/21 school year will be advised directly to schools.  Accompanying guidelines to schools on accessing the drawdown framework will also issue in early August. Special schools will receive funding equivalent to 10 days, for the purposes of employing an aide to assist with the logistics for preparing for reopening. Google+ Additional funding will be provided to cater for costs related to hand hygiene measures and PPE requirements. Schools with special classes where there is a teaching principal will now receive a minimum of one release day per week. Those schools with administrative deputy principals will be provided with 16 release days to support the principal. The Department of Education has prepared a suite of support materials for schools, including guidance on curriculum, wellbeing of students, wellbeing of staff as well as protocols for minimising the risk of spread of infection in schools.Online ‘Return to Work’ training will be provided for all members of school staff, with separate components for teaching staff, SNAs, administrative and cleaning staff.In addition to the guidance on supporting wellbeing in schools on returning, a suite of supports for school staff will also be provided to schools by the National Educational Psychological Service in conjunction with the Department’s support services[1] and with the HSE and Tusla Education Support Service.  Additional funding of €41.2 million, to provide primary schools with substitute staff. This will provide more certainty on the availability of substitutes for primary schools and cover substitutions that are not covered by existing schemes, as well as where staff members who display symptoms cannot come to work in the school, in line with public health advice.An estimated additional cost of €40m to provide post-primary schools with additional supervision of students. This will be a key control measure to support schools to minimising interaction of students from different classes, in line with public health advice.An additional €52 million for schools to put in place enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools. This is being provided on a per-pupil basis and is intended to allow an additional four to six hours cleaning per day in schools.Provide all teaching principals at primary level with a minimum of one release day per week to relieve the administrative burden arising from the changes and the impacts of Covid-19 and a new measure to provide deputy principals with some release days, ranging from 5 days to 16 days depending on the school size, to support administrative principals.A €75 million capital allocation to support schools to prepare their buildings and classrooms for reopening including an uplift for schools with SEN pupils.€4.2 million to enable schools to employ an aide to implement the logistical changes needed in schools – moving furniture, changing classroom layouts, set up hand sanitising stations, signage etc.€3.8m to provide release time for each school to have a lead worker representative, whose role is to support the school to manage the risk of COVID-19 infections.The plan and its accompanying documentation provides schools with guidance on training, checklists for schools on preparing for reopening and guidance for operating the school safely in a Covid-context. It advises on areas across logistics, curriculum, teaching, managing school activities, supporting pupils with additional needs, administration and wellbeing.Minister Foley said: “This is a comprehensive plan that will support our schools to reopen for the new school year.“We have worked extremely hard to develop plans that not only provide certainty to schools as to what they need to do, but that are meaningful, practical, and realistic. These have been informed by the expertise and collaboration of the stakeholders, and truly take account of how schools operate on a day-to-day basis. I want to thank everyone involved for the huge commitment in bringing this vast amount of work together.“There is a strong emphasis in the roadmap on safety, and on practical arrangements, but also on ensuring the wellbeing of the students and of the entire staff community.“I am deeply conscious that children and young people have had their learning disrupted due to the global pandemic. So many of our teachers, our school staff and our parents and students went far beyond their normal roles to keep teaching and to provide learning experiences to students. It was an enormously challenging time.“Our schools now face another challenge, to support our students to return to and stay in school safely, to re-engage them and support them to settle in, and progress in their learning.“I know well the calibre of the teachers and the staff teams in the schools across the country. I am confident that the measures we have put in place will equip those teams with the additional knowledge, practical supports and resources that they will need to do that.“I have today written to all members of school staff and to parents, thanking them for the roles they are playing and will continue to play as we return at the end of August. We will continue to communicate with schools and through them with parents and students, as schools return, and keep a close eye to ensure that the supports are working as they should.“I am delighted we have been able to secure such a comprehensive package of support, which will ensure that at the end of August we will once again hear the joy and laughter of children and young people in our schools.” Cabinet signs off on schools return plan School CleaningGrantThis will allow all schools to have enhanced cleaning regimes in place to minimise the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19. This is being provided on a per pupil basis and is intended to allow an additional 4 to 6 hours cleaning per day in schools.€52.2m School Transport Caretakers, cleaners and secretaries also provide critical support to schools and given the particular emphasis on effective cleaning regime in schools in the post COVID-19 environment, it is essential that these staff are replaced when absence due to illness.€14.7m School transport services are controlled environments.Each transport service carries the same children on a daily basis to their school of attendance.It is a restricted group of transport users which will facilitate contact tracing if required. Hand sanitiser and PPE grantThis will allow schools to drawdown from a national framework the necessary hand sanitiser, PPE including gloves, aprons, masks, visors etc. This remains the subject of a public procurement process so costs are not available at this time but will be known in the first week of August. The Department will provide a grant to schools, based on a sliding scale to reflect enrolments. Additional funding will be provided to special schools and special classes for these materialsTBC TOTAL-   Excludes sanitiser, PPE-  Includes minor works grant already provided under the July stimulus Facebook Reopening Our Schools: The Roadmap for The Full Return to School and the supporting documentation is hosted on This site will be updated over the coming weeks as a live resource for schools and parents for practical guidance, support documentation and resources.A summary of the financial measures contained in the funding package that accompanies the plan is below: ProvisionWhat will this funding supportTotal Costs €m WhatsApp Google+ The Minor Works Grant at primary and post-primary level will include enhanced rates for students in special classes and schools. This will support schools to undertake works that are needed to facilitate reopening. Minor Capital GrantThis will facilitate preparatory works to be completed in schools to facilitate reopening such as refurbishment of toilets and reconfiguration of school spaces.€75m(incl. in July Stimulus) Return to School Grant – employ an aideThis allows schools to employ an aide to implement the logistical changes needed in schools – moving furniture, changing classroom layouts, set up hand sanitising stations, signage etc. It is calculated on a sliding scale to reflect pupil enrolments and school type.€4.2m School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department will fully operate as normal, in line with public health advice, when schools re-open for the 2020/2021 school year.In planning for normal resumption of school transport services consideration has been taken of the fact that school transport somewhat differs to public transport in that: Replace teachers who are unable to work due to being at “very high risk of COVID-19”This allows schools to replace teachers who have been assessed as unable to return to the workplace. These staff can work from home in line with arrangements that are consistent with the approach for the civil and public service.€70m Observing hygiene requirements will be a key priority and clear communication to all parents of children or to older students using school transport services will set out the following requirements for those travelling on school transport: Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Not to use school transport if they are displaying symptoms.To maintain physical distancing while waiting for transport.To always sit in pre-assigned seating and next to a sibling or child from their class group (this should be the same child at all times). To use hand sanitiser on boarding the bus.To observe respiratory etiquette at all times while waiting for and on-board transport services.To disembark the bus one by one in an orderly fashion; andWith the exception of those children who for medical or special educational needs reasons are not in a position to wear a facemask or face covering,  all other students travelling on the post-primary scheme are required to wear facemasks while waiting for and on-board transport services. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Supports to Sustain Reopening Appendix 1: Department of Education School TransportAdditional costs will arise to support the safe transport of pupils on the national transport scheme€11.3m The specific measures include: All special schools will benefit from the replacement of all absences of SNAs in school settings. Homepage BannerNews Proposals for COVID-19 Funding Costs Associated with the Roadmap for theFull Return to School for the School Year 2020/21 Pinterest Plans for an additional 1,080 teaching posts at post-primary level at a cost of €53 million, to include the following measures:-       120 guidance posts will be provided to support student wellbeing-       An initial allocation of over 600 posts to be made available to post-primary schools-       Remaining posts will be used to support those post-primary schools. experiencing particular difficulties to reopen fully and adhere to physical distancing and class sizes. Previous articleSF stance on Super Junior salaries is ‘hypocritical’ – HarrisNext articleNo new Covid-19 deaths reported on the island of Ireland News Highland Roadmap emphasis on safety and wellbeing  The plan recognises that some children who have complex medical or special educational needs may not be able to return to school at the end of August because the relevant public health guidelines indicate they are at “very high risk”.Schools will have discretion to manage and redistribute their teaching support resources in order to best meet the learning needs of these students. Additional teaching and guidance posts in Post Primary SchoolsManaging of COVID-19 in a post-primary school environment is particularly challenging. Additional teaching posts allows these schools the flexibility to manage a variety of complex arrangements including challenges with class sizes and some additional support for school management.  These posts will be allocated based on school type to reflect enrolments and special education provision, along with a reserve of posts to support schools who have specific identified needs in implementing COVID-19 measures.Guidance support is particularly important in a Covid context and up to 120 guidance posts are being provided.€53m Replace teachers for absences which are not currently covered by the existing substitute schemeThis will prevent splitting of classes in primary schools which increases the risk of introduction and spread of COVID-19. Examples of when this happens include absences for self-certified sick leave, exam leave, witness in Court etc.€41.2m Supervision in Post Primary SchoolsSupervision in post primary schools is more complex as a result of COVID-19 reflecting the additional complexities of timetabling etc.  Additional supervision on corridors, greater oversight for morning, lunch and evening, at lockers, bathrooms and in suspected cases of COVID-19. This will allocated to schools on a sliding scale to reflect enrolments€40m Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Release days for teaching Principals and certain categories of Deputy Principals in Primary SchoolsThere is a particular requirement to support Principals and Deputy Principals in primary and special schools where many also undertake teaching duties. This will ptovide additional time for those teachers to manage the implementation of COVID-19 measures in the schools.€10.2mlast_img read more

Severe weather in the Heartland, major warm up in the East

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There were two reported tornadoes Tuesday in south-central Texas near Austin that produced some damage to homes and even managed to flip several cars.A new storm system will move into the Plains and parts of the Midwest Wednesday and Thursday, with a severe weather threat including damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.On Wednesday, Midland and Abilene in Texas along with Wichita, Oklahoma City and Kansas City, should be on alert for severe weather.For Thursday, a severe weather threat will move slightly north and east into Illinois and Indiana including Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Wichita.Ahead of the storm system Thursday, it will get almost summer-like for some with highs reaching 70s from Minneapolis to Chicago and Detroit, with 80s in St. Louis and Cincinnati.On Friday, the warm air gets pushed even further east into the I-95 corridor with temps in the 80s from Washington, D.C. to New York City and 70s in Boston.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

This week’s training news

first_img Previous Article Next Article Workshopseries to widen Web knowledgeInteractivelearning company Xebec McGraw-Hill has scheduled seven different workshops in2001, providing practical tips for trainers on how to introduce, maximise andadminister e-learning, using web-based technologies and learning resourcecentres. The latest series will be delivered in Birmingham, Manchester andLondon. Comments are closed. Plan to help fill qualifications gap in constructionTheinterior specialist sector launched an ambitious training plan last week toaddress the construction industry’s need for a qualified workforce. Driven bythe National Interiors Training Committee and supported by the ConstructionIndustry Training Board, the plan proposes that 5,400 suspended ceiling fixersand re-locatable partitioning fixers will be accredited or under training by2003. This will deliver a qualified workforce of 16,000 fixers by 2005. This week’s training newsOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaycenter_img University pushes for more women in businessLeedsUniversity Business School (LUBS) has increased the proportion of womenstudents on its full-time MBA programme. This year’s class of 93 studentsincludes 38 women, an increase of 2 per cent over 1999-2000. Less than 30 percent of students on courses at many business schools are women. John Hillard,director of postgraduate programmes at LUBS, said, “We are pleased to achievesuch a balanced class which reflects the growing internationalisation ofbusiness.” Top provider answers demand for IT coursesQA, theUK’s largest IT training provider, has launched 14 new courses incommunications technologies training over the past year. According to thecompany, the demand for courses is largely due to the rapid growth in IP andwireless technologies, together with changes in telecoms regulations and theallocation and licensing of additional radio spectrum. As a result QA isrebranding its voice, data and mobile communications training business to QAComms. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Barracuda welcomes Costa into pubs

first_imgPub chain Barracuda Group plans to roll out Costa coffee across its 217 outlets, as well as a new breakfast menu featuring baked goods such as croissants, muffins and bacon sandwiches.After piloting Costa coffee in selected outlets, the chain will extend the offer to 100 pubs by Christmas and the rest of the estate in 2011. The roll-out is accompanied by the introduction of 9am opening in Barracuda’s pubs and the launch of a new breakfast menu to capitalise on morning custom. Sausage, bacon and fried egg sandwiches will be available along with pastries, toasted teacakes and muffins. The Danish pastry range is from Bakehouse, muffins from the Handmade Bakery Group and teacakes from Fletchers. Mark McQuater, chief executive of Barracuda, said: “We are confident that Costa will be positively received by our customers, driving a substantial increase in coffee sales and further growing all-day trade in our pubs, building on our recent success in this area to date.”last_img read more

News story: UK creating jobs and getting children into school to help Jordan remain a beacon of hope and security

first_imgAs well as helping Jordan meet its pledge to get every child into education and to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees, Ms Mordaunt has committed to provide up to double the amount of funding for economic resilience, in line with key reforms to deliver Jordan’s Vision 2025.The support is part of the UK’s long-term partnership with Jordan, which was discussed by the Prime Minister and King Abdullah in November, and will support Jordan’s ambitious reform plans the country.Inclusivity and creating opportunities for all are a vital part of the partnership, which builds on the UK’s existing support for inclusive schools so that all Jordanian and Syrian refugee children can have the opportunities they deserve.The brutal Syrian civil war, now in its eighth year, has already cost an estimated 400,000 lives, with over 11 million people displaced by conflict and causing a severe shortage of food, clean water and healthcare.Britain has been at the forefront of the response to the Syria crisis and continues to support the governments of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey so that Syrian refugees can remain close to home until they are one day able to return safely.Notes to Editors: Visiting Amman in November 2017, the Prime Minister discussed with King Abdullah a long-term partnership to significantly increase UK funding and diplomatic support for Jordan’s ambitious plans to reform the country. provided 1.7 million monthly food rations The Secretary of State has confirmed that Jordan will receive £110 million of UK aid funding for 2018/19, and announced that the UK will provide up to double the amount of funding for economic resilience. We have already delivered 20.9 million food rations every month, 8.8 million relief packages, 3.3 million vaccines against deadly diseases and 8.1 million medical consultations for those in need in Syria. provide loans to encourage over £150 million of investment from other donors to support education reform, as well as grants to create jobs, boost productivity and increase economic resilience; help construct critical infrastructure, benefitting millions of people, such as at a landfill site in Amman that is already under construction and will help 4 million people in the local area; provide a quality education for 135,000 Syrian refugees and additional school reading and maths support for 175,000 children in primary school; launch apprenticeships or vocational skills training to help 10,000 Jordanians over the next three years; and give live-saving support to 60,000 of the most vulnerable refugees and Jordanians, including healthcare and rehabilitation for people with disabilities. given more than 130,000 Syrian refugees an education In Jordan since 2012, UK aid has already: UK aid will boost the resilience and inclusivity of Jordan’s economy so that the country can remain a beacon of hope and security in the Middle East, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in Amman today (Tuesday 10 April).Our support will help provide more children with educational opportunities, boost skills, create jobs and encourage further investment that will benefit Jordanians as well as Syrian refugees, regardless of gender or disability.In addition, food, water and medicine given by the UK is providing a vital life-line to Syrian refugees in Jordan who have been forced to flee their country because of the conflict, which is now in its eighth year and has created the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.Speaking at an inclusive school supported by UK aid in Amman, the International Development Secretary said:“Jordan continues to be a beacon of hope and security in the Middle East, providing a safe place for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to live. The UK is committed to transforming the country’s economy and helping the government deliver on its commitment to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees and give every child an education.“We stand by the government of Jordan in creating a more resilient and inclusive economy and society so that all Jordanians and refugees get the opportunities they deserve, regardless of gender or disability. By empowering vulnerable people to provide for themselves and their families, we are reducing Jordan’s reliance on traditional forms of aid.“I urge the rest of the international community to get behind Jordan’s reform plans so that millions of Syrian refugees can get the education, skills training and jobs they need to one day return home and rebuild their country.”Jordan is on the frontline of multiple crises in the region and has experienced a series of economic shocks – including the Global Financial Crisis, the Arab Spring and the Syria conflict – that mean Jordan’s economy is suffering from slowing growth, high debt and 18% unemployment, which is at a 25-year high.In addition, there are 650,000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is putting significant pressure on vital services and infrastructure.It is in Britain’s interest to support a partnership that goes further in seeking to resolve the ongoing violence and political tension across the region. Long term prosperity in the region will provide a vital foundation for long term stability on which our own security depends.This year, UK aid will: provided 4.5m vaccinations and 306,000 medical consultations helped issue more than 90,000 work permits for Syrian refugees. helped train more than 14,000 early grade teachers to boost education standards for over 260,000 Jordanian and Syrian children; and The UK is a leading donor in the humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis. To date we have committed over £2.46 billion in humanitarian funding to the region.last_img read more