Teaching union opposes new education body

The EIS union fears the GTCS replacement may not be independent of government The teaching union EIS has claimed a proposed new supervisory body for the profession may not be independent of government. The Scottish government is considering incorporating the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) into a new body with additional responsibilities. The independent GTCS itself has expressed fears this will be costly, legally complex and achieve little. The Scottish government said it will consider all responses on the issue. A consultation on legislation to reform school governance closed…

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Body of varsities seeks revisit of higher education policy

Association of Indian Universities (AIU) on Friday sought urgent revisit of the three-decade old higher education policy in view the changes happening in the sector. When the policy was formulated in 1986, there was no Information Technology, internet, computers and smart class and now with all the facilities at the finger tip, there was the immediate need to revisit and revamp the policy, AIU Secretary General Prof Furqan Qamar told reporters in Coimbatore. It should not be a change for the sake of change, but a thorough reconstruction of present…

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Body Building and Weight Loss – How to do it

When it comes to weight and fat loss, most people go to the gym and focus mainly on a cardio program and change their eating habits.  Many people forget to add the strength training component.  Strength training is far more effective at helping build muscle and burn fat than just cardio exercises.  One reason for this is that cardio does help people shrink in size with slow gains in muscle mass. A better way to do this and also get strong is to build muscle which help to burn calories…

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Sugar mills shut early as drought hits cane crop – trade body

More than two dozen mills in India’s top sugar producing Maharashtra state have stopped crushing due to cane shortage while many more mills are likely to shut before February end, a producers’ body said on Tuesday. Sugar mills in Maharashtra typically operate between November to April, but this year cane supplies have fallen due to back-to-back droughts. Out of 147 sugar mills that started operations this year, 25 mills have stopped crushing as on Dec. 31, Indian Sugar Mills Association said in a statement. The country produced 8.09 million tonnes…

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Spa Treatments and Skin Care Care That Your Body, Mind and Soul Deserve

A spa treatment is frequently named as ‘an extraordinary method for spoiling the body’; in any case, considering the immense weight of these upsetting times, going for spa medicines is a need they are on each stars human services and appearance arrange. From Jessica Simpson to Halle Berry, Jodi Foster, Oprah, and so on… These are the most exceptionally looked for after medicines and ladies are spending thousands for this ‘wellspring of youth.’ The body, soul and mind extremely well merit these spa treatment liberalities. Truth be told, an all-encompassing…

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