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2013-04-26 23:02:55

OriginalBOS celebrated its two year anniversary on April 14th, 2013. The company´s flagship product Balls of Steel, the whiskey drink cooler with a cause, is also being celebrated with the Balls of Steel Wholesale Open Program for retail. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 OriginalBOS celebrated its two year anniversary on April 14th, 2013. The company´s flagship product Balls of Steel, the whiskey drink cooler with a cause, is also being celebrated. Balls of Steel was...

2013-02-22 23:00:33

OriginalBOS the company that launched Balls of Steel the stainless steel drink coolers is excited to announce the Balls of Steel awards. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Today, OriginalBOS announced its latest approach to helping spread awareness for Testicular Cancer, the Balls of Steel Awards. The Balls of Steel (BOS) awards are the first step in building the OriginalBOS, Balls of steel, online community. OriginalBOS will use Balls of Steel, the stainless steel drink...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

The examples are contained in new guidance for schools on how they can help prevent violent extremism.The guidance says schools should identify pupils at risk of being drawn into extremism and encourages teachers to allow classes to discuss controversial issues such as terrorism and racism.Schools should also have a named teacher to whom pupils can report any concerns of grooming by extremist groups.Schools Secretary Ed Balls said the new guidance was a direct response to calls from schools...

2008-10-07 00:00:30

By Dominic Lawson I wish I could have spoken to Andrew Adonis before writing this article, but he seems unable to return my calls. It's just that the removal of the Schools Minister to the intellectual backwater of the Department of Transport is - how should we put this? - a bit puzzling. Michael Gove, who shadows Education Secretary Ed Balls for the Tories, is not puzzled at all. He declared that "Ed Balls has kicked Andrew Adonis out of the education department" and that "Everyone who...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By Jenny Stocks Teachers must be able to take their pupils on school trips without "fear of litigation", according to the Children's Secretary. On a visit to Westcountry schools yesterday, Ed Balls, Secretary of State at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, spoke of his determination to slash red tape and get children learning outside the classroom - with the help of a pounds4.5 million investment. He spoke of a "compensation culture" and "fear of litigation" surrounding...

2008-10-02 18:00:25

HEALTH and safety fears plus red tape deter some schools from organising trips for pupils, inspectors found. And the Ofsted probe discovered primary schools increasingly rely on outside commercial organisations to arrange residential school trips because of all the hassle involved. It quoted one 16-year-old boy on geography fieldwork: "It's impossible to take large groups anywhere really interesting, so coursework is limited to local areas and small - scale studies." Yesterday's report...

2008-09-29 21:00:17

The new UK Council for Child Internet Safety will police the web for children, take down illegal sites encouraging harmful behaviour and spearhead an awareness campaign.The council will report directly to the Prime Minister and tackle issues like online bullying and violent video games.Children's Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that the council will comprise over 100 industry, charity and Government experts.It has been set up in response to a report by TV...

2008-09-25 12:00:35

By KATHRYN TORNEY PARENTS have a fundamental role to play in how their children perceive maths, a Northern Ireland principal claimed today. Melanie Houston from Fivemiletown Primary, Co Tyrone, was speaking in the wake of a disturbing report from thinktank Reform. It cited that since the 1980s, mathematics has been dumbed down to such an extent that students are being put off taking it beyond the compulsory tick in the box at GSCE. The result is that across the UK the number of...

2008-09-05 09:00:30

HEADTEACHERS were urged today to make school dinner times more enjoyable in a bid to increase take-up among pupils. Schools secretary Ed Balls said schools needed to introduce a "proper lunch culture" and treat pupils like "paying customers". He suggested scrapping "prison-style" food trays and replacing them with china, involving young people in creating menus and marketing healthy lunches to families. These measures have all been introduced to good effect in some schools already,...

2008-09-04 21:00:31

Around 20,000 pupils are expected to take up the first five diplomas this month in engineering, construction, IT, media and health. Eventually 17 diplomas which combine work experience with academic theory will be offered, including in the traditional academic areas of languages, science and humanities.Schools Secretary Ed Balls visited Newham Sixth Form College in east London yesterday to meet some of the pupils taking the qualification in construction.He said there were many reasons for...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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